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British Cycling: Jason & Laura Kenny named among podium riders

Jason and Laura Kenny have won 10 Olympic gold medals between them Jason and Laura Kenny have both been named among 35 podium riders by British Cycling for the 2017-18 period. Six-time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny, 29, revealed in September that he had reversed a decision to retire. Laura Kenny, 25, who has won four Olympic gold medals, gave birth to the couple’s first child in August. Annie Last, 27, returns to the mountain bike programme’s senior squad after wining a silver medal in the UCI World Championships in September. British Cycling performance director Stephen Park said: “The announcement of the podium and senior squad riders consolidates our squad for the 2017-18 period and I’m pleased with the depth of talent we have across all the Olympic discipli...

Australians know who we are now – Vince motivated by critics

Pint-sized Ashes: First Test in balance after intriguing opening day First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day one of five) England 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53 Australia: Yet to bat Scorecard England batsman James Vince said he was motivated by criticism from former Australia opener Matthew Hayden after scoring 83 on day one of the Ashes. Hayden, who won three Ashes series between 2001-07, said he did not know “who half of these guys are” when describing the touring squad this week. England reached 196-4 on a rain-affected day at the Gabba in Brisbane. “If he didn’t know who we were at the start of the day, he probably does now,” said Ashes debutant Vince, 26. Hayden, who averaged 50 in 103 Tests, also said of England: “The poms are a rabble.” Vince,...

England defender Stoney out of World Cup qualifiers

Casey Stoney has made 129 appearances for England since her debut in 2000 England women v Bosnia-Herzegovina women – World Cup qualifier Date: 24 November Venue: Banks’ Stadium, Walsall Coverage: Live on BBC Two and online from 18:55 GMT & BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra from 19:00 GMT (Forum, 21:00 GMT, BBC Red Button) Liverpool’s Casey Stoney has withdrawn from the England squad for their home World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kazakhstan. Everton’s Gabby George will earn her first senior international call-up replacing the 35-year-old, who has a calf injury. George, 20, has featured in England age groups and was included in the U20s squad at the 2014 World Cup. The matches will be live on BBC Two and BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra. Manchester Ci...

Wales v New Zealand: Rhys Webb, Hallam Amos and Scott Williams start for Wales

Hallam Amos has scored two tries in the 2017 autumn interrnationals Autumn internationals: Wales v New Zealand Venue: Principality Stadium Date: Saturday, 25 November Kick-off: 17:15 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One Wales & S4C, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. Wales have made three changes from the team beaten by Australia on 11 November for Saturday’s Test against New Zealand in Cardiff. Hallam Amos comes in for the injured Liam Williams with Scott Williams at outside centre with Jonathan Davies sidelined and Jamie Roberts named on the bench. Rhys Webb’s return at scrum-half is the one selection not enforced by injury. Josh Navidi is selected at open-side with Justin Tipuric on the bench. British and Irish...

Pint-sized Ashes: First Test in balance after intriguing opening day

England’s James Vince makes 83 before Australia fight back in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, while the Test Match Special team are tempted to take a dip in the pool. MATCH REPORT: Vince hits 83 before Australia rally Download the latest TMS podcast here Available to UK users only.

Newcastle Jets 4-1 Melbourne Victory: Nabbout nets brace

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CSKA Moscow’s Igor Akinfeev keeps first UCL clean sheet since 2006

Igor Akinfeev helped CSKA Moscow to a 2-0 victory over Benfica. Igor Akinfeev kept his first Champions League clean sheet in more than 11 years as CSKA Moscow beat Benfica 2-0 on Wednesday. CSKA boosted their hopes of qualification from Group A with the victory, which was secured by Georgi Schennikov’s opener and an own goal from Jardel. Akinfeev ensured Benfica were unable to make a fight of it by keeping his first clean sheet in the Champions League since Nov. 1, 2006 — not including qualifiers — ending a run of 43 games without one. The last team unable to find a way past the 31-year-old in Europe’s top club competition was Arsenal during their 0-0 draw with CSKA. CSKA sit third in Group A following Wednesday’s result, three points behind leaders Manchester...

Transfer Rater: Julian Draxler to Liverpool, Alexis Sanchez to Real Madrid

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Julian Draxler to Liverpool The Reds have reignited their interest in Draxler and are reportedly poised to make an attempt to sign the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder on loan. Draxler, 24, moved to PSG in January but has not always been a guaranteed starter under Unai Emery. Determined to be in the German lineup for the World Cup, Draxler may look to spend the second-half of the season elsewhere to boost his chances. How...

Goals galore in Liverpool vs. Chelsea? Lewandowski to score for Bayern

The FC crew answer your tweets on Liverpool’s weekend clash against Chelsea, the La Liga title race, Thanksgiving and more. It took a late Raheem Sterling goal to deny us an audacious 11/1 coup in the Manchester City vs. Feyenoord game but nevertheless it was another huge week of profit for the column in the Champions League this week. The focus now returns to the Premier League — including Liverpool’s big clash against Chelsea on Saturday. Running total: -£71.53 The Home Banker Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Chelsea and the Reds are a 23/20 chance to win at Anfield on Saturday evening. However it’s also worth noting they have failed to win any of their subsequent Premier League games this season after playing in Europe, and c...

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba joins Mesut Ozil in new Adidas advert

After retiring the line a couple of years ago, Adidas have revived their iconic boot with a brand new design for 2018. The Predator 18+ retains the classic original colourway — black, red and white — and the rubbery ridges across the toe designed to allow maximum control of the ball, while introducing several new features, like a laceless fastening system. Savage control is back.#Predator, presented by @paulpogba. #HereToCreate pic.twitter.com/V4zzy1B02W — adidas Football (@adidasfootball) November 22, 2017 As ever, Adidas launched their new Predator with a flashy campaign which saw Paul Pogba and Mesut Ozil team up on screen for the first time, if only very briefly. Whether or not “Agent P” was able to work his persuasive magic during the video shoot and convince t...

Massimiliano Allegri praises Juventus attitude, defending after Barca draw

A 0-0 draw was enough to see Barcelona into the round of 16 as group winners over Juventus. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says the result of his side’s 0-0 draw with Barcelona on Tuesday did not concern him as he was pleased with the performance, even if they still have work to do to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League. Juve were unable to beat a Barca side without Lionel Messi, who was left out of the starting XI, but Allegri saw enough to be satisfied with his side’s performance. The draw leaves Juventus needing to beat Olympiakos to be sure of joining Barca in the last 16, otherwise they would need a favour from the Catalan club in their game against Sporting Lisbon. “I liked our attitude,” Allegri told Mediaset. “In games like these, you ...

PSG defeat ‘good for two minutes’ – Celtic’s Moussa Dembele

Braces from Neymar and Cavani highlighted PSG’s impressive thrashing of Celtic at the Parc des Princes. Braces from Neymar and Cavani highlighted PSG’s impressive thrashing of Celtic at the Parc des Princes. Celtic’s Moussa Dembele said Wednesday’s Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain had been “good for two minutes” as the Scottish Premiership leaders were thrashed 7-1. Both teams are six points clear of their nearest domestic rivals at the top of their respective leagues, but there was a gulf between the pair at the Parc des Princes. Edinson Cavani and Neymar both scored twice as Unai Emery’s men ran riot in a fifth successive win, taking their group-stage tally to a competition-record 24 goals with a Group B match still to come. De...