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Ryder Cup 2018: Rory McIlroy would welcome Tiger Woods match-up

Rory McIlroy says he would welcome the opportunity to go head-to-head with Tiger Woods in this week’s Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in France.

‘Be patient with us – Tottenham’s stadium will be the greatest ever built’

As Spurs prepare to play Watford 50 miles away at MK Dons, the chief engineer working on their new stadium says it will be the “greatest ever built”.

Germany’s Joachim Low barred from meeting Mesut Ozil at Arsenal training – report

Ian Darke and the ESPN FC crew explain why Germany are in need of a fresh start following their goalless draw against France. Germany coach Joachim Low and general manager Oliver Bierhoff were barred from Arsenal training as they tried to make contact with Mesut Ozil, German newspaper Bild has reported. Low and Bierhoff attended FIFA's The Best awards in London at the weekend and had hoped to talk to playmaker Ozil, 29, who retired from the Germany team in July and cited racism in the German FA. Last month, Low said he had tried to make contact with Ozil but his calls were not returned. Having informed Arsenal of…

Why Germany is no longer confident about Euro 2024 vote vs. Turkey

Germany's Euro 2024 bid led by Reinhard Grindel, left, started off as a foregone conclusion but feels far from certain ahead of Thursday's vote. The concept of a big sporting upset is fresh in the mind when it comes to Germany. Their unexpected failure to defend their World Cup title in Russia this summer has introduced fresh doubt around the national team and Thursday's vote for the right to host Euro 2024 feels equally uncertain. From the moment the two countries registered their intention to bid for Euro 2024 in March of last year, seasoned tournament operators Germany were widely seen as the no-risk favourites with hopeful first-timers…

NFL This Week: New England Patriots need a ‘miracle’ – Osi Umenyiora

NFL This Week’s Jason Bell and Osi Umenyiora discuss why the misfiring New England Patriots need a “miracle” to turn their season around.

BBC to broadcast Barbarians v Argentina in December

The BBC will show live coverage of the Barbarians as they take on Argentina at Twickenham in December.

All Scotland Women players to be full-time for World Cup

The Scotland women’s squad will be able to train full-time for next year’s World Cup after a funding boost from the Scottish Government.

Britain awarded wildcard for revamped Davis Cup

Great Britain and Argentina are awarded wildcards for next year’s revamped Davis Cup.

Manchester United lacked intensity in in Carabao Cup defeat to Derby – Ashley Young

The FC crew answer your tweets on Jose Mourinho's future coaching prospects, if Zinedine Zidane would even consider managing Man United and more. As tensions escalate between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho, the FC crew assess the issues at Man United and debate who's more at fault for the rift. Steve Nicol argues that Man United's Carabao Cup defeat won't mean much in the long run, while the rest of the FC crew try to convince him otherwise. Ashley Young said Manchester United lacked intensity against Derby as they went out of the Carabao Cup to the Championship side on penalties at Old Trafford. Manager Jose Mourinho had used his programme notes to issue a warning to his players following the weekend draw with Wolves that "95 percent isn't enough when others gi...

Ashworth leaving FA to take Brighton role

FA technical director Dan Ashworth is to leave his role to take up the same position at Premier League side Brighton.

In Real Life: ‘Aggressive’, ‘late’, ‘showboats’ – typical 5-a-side players

We look at some of the typical 5-a-side football players who step out onto the pitch every week.

Two hat-tricks in two days as Somerset close in on victory

Craig Overton takes a hat-trick – the second by a Somerset bowler in two days – as they close in on victory over Nottinghamshire.