Liverpool back women’s team but ‘things need to improve’ – Kirkland

Liverpool caretaker boss Chris Kirkland says the club is backing the women’s team despite former boss Neil Redfearn resigning after two games.

‘I messed up’ – world number two Powell suffers shock World Championships defeat

World number two Natalie Powell suffers a shock defeat at the World Judo Championships against Slovenia’s Klara Apoteker.

I’ll help finish stadium, jokes Spurs boss Pochettino

Manager Mauricio Pochettino jokes he would help builders complete the construction of Tottenham’s new stadium if it made fans happy.

County Championship: Lancashire relegated to Division Two

Lancashire’s relegation to Division Two of the County Championship is confirmed on day two of their game with Hampshire.

Former Paralympic champion Jonathan Fox retires from swimming

Britain’s London 2012 Paralympic champion Jonathan Fox retires from swimming to “focus on his health”.

Cap number 169? Williams set to add to caps record after England recall

England recall Reading’s Fara Williams as Phil Neville names his squad for October’s friendlies against Brazil and Australia.

World champion Saunders fined £100,000 for ‘sickening’ video

British world champion Billy Joe Saunders is fined £100,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control for a social media video described as “sickening”.

Antonio Giovinazzi: Italian to partner Kimi Raikkonen at Sauber next season

Sauber sign Italian Antonio Giovinazzi to partner Kimi Raikkonen next season, with Marcus Ericsson becoming the team’s third driver.

Europe v US – how do the Ryder Cup teams compare?

Europe and the United States are set to go head-to-head in Paris – but which team has the advantage?

Best Fifa Football Awards: Can anyone make sense of them?

Was Salah’s goal really the best? And why was best keeper winner Thibaut Courtois not in the Best XI? BBC Sport tries to unravel the Fifa Football Awards.

NFL: Vance McDonald scores 75-yard touchdown for Pittsburgh Steelers

Vance McDonald scores a brilliant 75-yard touchdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Monday night game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

‘LA move is for basketball, not movies’ – LeBron James on his Lakers switch

LeBron James says his move to Los Angeles Lakers was for basketball reasons – and nothing to do with his Hollywood career.