16-12-2018 Sports Personality of the Year 2018: Three Lions performed by The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner

Watch as The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner reunite to perform a special rendition of Three Lions at Sports Personality of the Year at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.

16-12-2018 Leinster strengthen Champions Cup credentials with 27-point win over Bath

• Leinster 42-15 Bath• Jack Conan the first of six different try scorers for LeinsterThe two greatest teams of European rugby, with four titles apiece, will now go head to head at the top of Pool 1. Leinster remain the favourites, despite trailing Toulouse by two points. The Irishmen were unplayable on Saturday, dismissing Bath with enough ease to look contemptuous. Theirs is home advantage in the next round against Toulouse, who collected the full five points at home to Wasps. Leinster are a safe bet to top the group. Related: Wasps out of Champions Cup as Antoine Dupont-inspired Toulouse seal win Continue reading...

16-12-2018 Billie Jean King: Battle of the Sexes most important moment in my life

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

16-12-2018 The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos

Our picture editors select their favourite images from around the grounds Continue reading...

16-12-2018 From the Tavern to the Palace: the decade since darts went large – video

It’s now more than a decade since the PDC world championship moved from the Circus Tavern in Purfleet to London’s Alexandra Palace and the game of darts has grown beyond all expectations. We talked to a number of the figures behind the growth of the game both in front and behind the cameras Continue reading...

16-12-2018 Men: how to be kinder to yourself – and feel more confident

A growing ‘kindful movement’ is gathering pace, says author Caroline Millington, and men have much to gain from itYou’d have had to be trapped in the Love Island villa all summer with no access to the outside world to have missed the latest movement in self-care.It’s on T-shirts, phone covers, Instagram quotes, street art … I’ve even written an entire book about it. The buzzword? “Kind”. Continue reading...

16-12-2018 The 100 best footballers in the world 2017

Our panel of 169 experts from 63 nations compile a list of the greatest male players in 2017. Click on an individual to read more about their year.• Messi edges Ronaldo to No1 | The data behind our 100 | Watch: our top 10• Meet our panel of judges for 2017 | 2016 edition | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 Continue reading...

16-12-2018 Sterling’s racism ordeal was ugly but the reaction has been positive | Eni Aluko

Fallout from the Manchester City forward’s complaint about the media scrutiny black players face has been hearteningThis week could be a eureka moment for football. Most of the reaction to Raheem Sterling’s claims that parts of the media have racially biased agendas has been very positive. It feels like a genuine step forward is being made and that Sterling has managed to turn something outrageous into a catalyst for long, overdue change. Related: If every racist at football was silenced stadiums would still be full of racists | John Barnes Continue reading...

16-12-2018 Eden Hazard ensures Chelsea stay in touch at top with win at Brighton

Eden Hazard departed this contest with a grimace seven minutes from time, his right ankle still smarting from the damage inflicted moments earlier by Dale Stephens’ unpunished challenge. The Belgian has grown used to taping on the ice packs in the dugout, and would rip the joint free once the final whistle had blown, but at least he could be warmed by the knowledge he had inflicted wounds of his own on the opposition.This had been Hazard at his mesmeric best, one of those displays where defenders seem hypnotised by his skill and shrink at his every involvement, the ball seemingly glued to his instep as he scuttles at pace through massed ranks of markers. The first tackle tends to leave him hobbling these days but, like a footballing Gordon Greenidge, he is at his most dangerous when the limp is established and the adrenaline is flowing. For an hour Brighton & Hove Albion had no answer. It was to their credit that they rallied late-on to make the closing stages so uncomfortable for Chelsea after what had initially threatened to be a saunter. Continue reading...

16-12-2018 Michael van Gerwen showered with beer at PDC World Championship

• Fan throws beer before world No 1’s match with Alan Tabern• Dutchman beats Tabern 3-1 at Alexandra PalaceMichael van Gerwen, the world No 1, had beer thrown in his face by a fan before his PDC World Championship match against Alan Tabern.The Dutchman was visibly shocked by the incident and returned backstage to compose himself. Once he returned to the stage he beat his English opponent 3-1 in the second round. Continue reading...

16-12-2018 Smart footballs, winter layers and Ashes reminders: best sporting gifts of 2018

From Rugby World Cup T-shirts to stylish caps, feast on our wide-ranging Christmas present ideas for this monthThe Women’s World Cup takes place in France in the summer and there is the chance to bag a bargain to show support for England with a range of gear from prodirectsoccer.com – all currently reduced. Scotland fans can also grab a free flag when ordering a home shirt from JD Sports. Away from the main stage the delightfully esoteric range from top retro manufacturer copafootball.com this year includes a selection of unique socks celebrating classic moments including Rafael van der Vaart’s backheeled goal against Feyenoord, Zinedine Zidane’s head‑butt and René Higuita’s scorpion kick. Set them off with a classic old‑school beanie: England 1982, Peter Schmeichel and Socrates among them (18). Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup next year and the tournament already has some really nice, stylised Japanese and English language T-shirts for every competing nation for just £25. Cricket fans, meanwhile, can remind the Aussies of happier times before the sandpaper saga: their Ashes nightmare with Punk Cricket’s lovely Pomicide T-shirt, celebrating the 60 all-out demolition at Trent Bridge in 2015. Continue reading...

16-12-2018 The goalmouth scramble to end all goalmouth scrambles

Dulwich Hamlet somehow make six goal-line clearances to deny Wingate & Finchley in an epic goalmouth scramble during their FA Trophy first round fixture on Saturday.

16-12-2018 Sports Personality of the Year 2018: Remembering those we have lost in 2018

Sports Personality of the Year remembers the sportsmen and women who passed away during the past 12 months.

16-12-2018 Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the Premier League, the Olympia Horse Show and Australia v India in day four of the second test.

16-12-2018 Rangers 1-0 Hamilton Academical: Steven Gerrard's side move top of Premiership

Steven Gerrard's Rangers return to the top of the Premiership after a slim home win over Hamilton Academical.