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Nemechek cruises to dominant NASCAR Xfinity win at Las Vegas

John Hunter Nemechek ended Austin Hill’s winning streak to open the 2024 season and cruised to victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Motherwell boss 'surprised' by Philippe Clement comments as Rangers penalty branded 'soft'

What Stuart Kettlewell said after his side’s shock 2-1 victory over Rangers at Ibrox

Norwich City 1 Sunderland 0: Highlights as Josh Sargent goal gives hosts win at Carrow Road

How it played out as Sunderland were beaten 1-0 by Norwich at Carrow Road in the Championship.

Portsmouth boss highlights crucial factor which made difference in key Oxford United victory

John Mousinho lauded the character of his Pompey players to fight back for a big Oxford United win. And the Blues boss acknowledged his former side deserved a return from the game in a breathless clash at Fratton Park. Christian Saydee’s second-half goal made the difference as he gave his side a 2-1 win to keep them seven points clear at the top of...

Athletics-Bol crushes world record, Kerr thrills home crowd at world indoors

GLASGOW (Reuters) - Dutch runner Femke Bol rewrote her own world record in the indoor 400 metres on Saturday, while Britain's Josh Kerr steamrolled to victory in the men's 3,000 to the delight of the home crowd at the world indoor athletics championships. The 24-year-old Bol made it look effortless, leading from the gun to clock 49.17 seconds and beat the previous mark of 49.24 she set two weeks

Unai Emery highlights key to late Aston Villa winner vs Luton as Premier League top-four chances addressed

Aston Villa cemented their place in the Premier League top-four but left it late to win at Kenilworth Road.

Alfie Conn: The first player to appear for both Rangers and Celtic post-World War II

Very few players are brave enough to wear the colours of both Celtic and Rangers during their footballing careers. However, Alfie Conn was the first to cross the divide after World War II

Linfield boss David Healy not taking Irish Cup success for granted ahead of trip to Championship high-flyers Institute

Linfield manager David Healy admits he has been impressed while watching Sunday’s Irish Cup quarter-final opponents Institute this season and warned his side they’ll need to be on top of their game to avoid an upset.

Mercedes W15 issues come to light as Russell and Hamilton both suffer in Bahrain

"We ended up losing about four-tenths a lap just in power."

Myziane Maolida and Dylan Levitt take Hibernian into top six

County remain second bottom, six points clear of last-placed Livingston.

Brilliant Boulter breezes into first WTA 500 final

Katie Boulter is into a first WTA 500 final after continuing her superb run at the San Diego Open with a dominant victory over third seed Emma Navarro.

Motor racing-Verstappen starts F1 season with win in Bahrain

By Abhishek Takle SAKHIR, Bahrain (Reuters) -Red Bull's Max Verstappen started his bid for a fourth successive Formula One title with a commanding Bahrain Grand Prix win from pole position, plus fastest lap, ahead of team mate Sergio Perez. The Dutch driver led every lap and took the chequered flag a massive 22.457 seconds clear of Perez, as Red Bull repeated last year's one-two and sent a clear

Premier League club avoids breaching financial rules despite loss

Wolves are positioned to remain compliant with the Premier League’s financial regulations despite reporting a loss of £67.2 million for the financial year.

Wolff: Mercedes F1 engine issues cost 0.5s per lap in Bahrain

Toto Wolff reckons Mercedes was losing 0.5 seconds per lap in the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix due to engine issues that also hobbled Formula 1 customer team Williams.

Leeds United player ratings as Gnonto and Rutter struggle to spark in niggly Huddersfield draw

All of the marks out of 10 for Leeds United at John Smith's Stadium after their Championship clash with Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon as Patrick Bamford gets important equaliser

“You want to put players in against the best’: Harte has no regrets as Dublin defeat much-changed Derry

Mickey Harte insisted he had no regrets about sending out an understrength team despite Dublin deservedly inflicting a first League defeat on his Derry side. The Dubs led from the first minute and never looked in real danger of being caught, even after an excellent goal from Conor McCluskey, with substitute Cormac Costello sealing victory by nettin...

Lewis Hamilton's Red Bull remark speaks volumes as Mercedes view shared after Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton endured a mixed weekend at the Bahrain Grand Prix as he kicked off his final season as a Mercedes driver.

Lyon takes 10-wicket match haul as Australia thrash New Zealand

Nathan Lyon claimed a 10-wicket match haul as Australia thrashed New Zealand by 172 runs in Wellington to take a 1-0 lead in the two-game Test series.

How Motherwell stunned Rangers to end 27-year Ibrox wait as Celtic handed unexpected boost

Steelmen record famous win to inflict first home defeat on Philippe Clement

Christian Horner addresses doubt over Red Bull team boss position for Saudi Grand Prix

Amidst all the off-track disruption, Red Bull made a statement on the track at the Bahrain F1 2024 season opener...

Everton’s relegation woes deepen as West Ham get glimpse of life post-David Moyes

West Ham fans may reflect on the nightmarish vision of what a post-David Moyes world looks like. Evertonians used to be like them once, back in the days when their team hovered frustratingly in the Europa League places, craving that elusive next step towards the promised land of Champions League qualification and the major trophies they see their l...

Sainz: "Pleasant surprise" to keep up with Red Bulls in Bahrain F1 GP

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz reckons it was a “pleasant surprise” to be able to keep up with the leading Red Bulls during the 2024 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hull City player ratings as Greaves, Jones and Coyle shine in Preston North End stalemate

How we rated Hull City's players following their goalless draw at play-off rivals Preston North End

St Mirren strike twice in stoppage time to deny Neil Warnock first Aberdeen win

FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched the game.

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke praises 'brilliant' Huddersfield Town - but also reveals frustration at Terriers tactics and the pitch

LEEDS UNITED manager Daniel Farke professed to a sense of frustration after his side were denied a club-record tenth straight league win at the hands of struggling Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town - and saw two precious promotion points slip through their fingers in a 1-1 draw.

Ulster score seven tries on way to home joy over Dragons

Ulster began life without Dan McFarland with a comprehensive 49-26 win over the Dragons in the URC at Kingspan Stadium.

A closer look at football’s new trials agreed by the IFAB

Trials will be open initially to competitions up to and including a country’s third-tier league.

Linfield raise 'sporting integrity' question after club is hit with stadium ban

The club has also told the 'Blue Unity' group that is not welcome at home and away matches

Luke Littler enjoying himself as his impressive form continues in Minehead

Luke Littler enjoying himself as his impressive form continues in Minehead - The 17-year-old averaged 101.86 and battled back from 5-3 down to beat Martin Schindler.

Not quite Real Madrid but Sheffield Wednesday get the job done again in battling victory

Sheffield Wednesday's fine run of form continued as they saw off local rivals, Rotherham United, with an important win in South Yorkshire.

Glasgow Warriors youngsters step up in absence of Scotland Six Nations stars as win over Benetton earns URC top spot

How a hard fought match unfolded as Warriors claim 19-9 away win in Treviso

Rangers hit Premiership title turbulence as Motherwell deck them to open the door for Celtic – 3 talking points

The Steelmen landed a first top-flight win at Ibrox in 27 years as the champions received a boost.

Hull KR player ratings as standout sub tops the scores after Salford defeat

Rovers lost 17-10 to Salford Red Devils. Here are the player ratings.

Ulster begin new era with emphatic win while Leinster survive scare at Cardiff

There were bonus-point wins for Ulster and Leinster over the Dragons and Cardiff respectively in Saturday's two late United Rugby Championship games.

The 32 best Serie A players of the 90s

Italy and Serie A was the playground for many of the world's best players in the 1990s

Goalkeepers to be placed against the clock in bid to beat time-wasting

Dawdling goalkeepers are to be given more time to hold on to the ball, but subjected to a countdown by the referee and punished if they fail to release in time, under new plans to combat time-wasting in football. A number of different trials were announced at Loch Lomond at the annual general meeting of the International Football Association Board (Ifab) on Saturday, as the game’s law-making body extended its range of measures to improve player...

Stoppage-time double gives West Ham comeback win at Everton

No appeals board will save Everton on current form. Sean Dyche’s team may have been lifted by the return of four points on Monday but the psychological release did not transfer to the pitch where West Ham struck twice in stoppage time to inflict a damaging blow on the relegation candidates. An exquisite finish from Tomas Soucek turned the game West Ham’s way in the 91st minute before Edson Álvarez sealed a second win in six days for David...

Watch: Carlisle United's tribute to legendary player at Brunton Park

This was the moment Brunton Park paid tribute to one of the most gifted players ever to grace the ground...

Everton vs West Ham United LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture

Everton vs West Ham United LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture - Follow all the action from Goodison Park

Mick Schumacher makes endurance championship debut in 13th

Mick Schumacher made his World Endurance Championship debut on Saturday by finishing 13th with his Alpine team in the season-opener in Qatar. Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula One world champion, drove 128 of the 335 laps on the Lusail International Circuit. He recorded the fastest lap time of the three-man team but also had a scary moment ...

Josh Kerr and Molly Caudery claim world indoor gold for Britain

First came the sight of Josh Kerr roaring and punching the Glasgow air, adrenaline whizzing around him like a tornado. Then, 34 minutes later, we watched Molly Caudery crying and shaking her head, still adapting to the thrill of the new. And just like that Britain had two gold medals, two world indoor champions, and a glorious evening in a sport that has suffered its fair share of wobbles. Naturally Kerr, who was born in Edinburgh, stole the...

5 talking points from Liverpool's 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest

Here are five talking points after Liverpool beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the Premier League.

Everton Lose 3-1 at Home to West Ham: Key Takeaways from Disappointing Late Loss

Everton hosted West Ham at Goodison Park in a match that saw late drama. A Beto goal was cancelled out – before extra time saw the Hammers score two goals to earn them their second win in a row.

The best Wales players in the Six Nations so far according to the evidence

Warren Gatland is ushering in a new era in Welsh rugby

Plan to fix rugby is long overdue – here is how it should happen

A few aspects of World Rugby’s five-point plan to attract the next generation will have stung current fans with irony. Because as the global governing body itself knows, part of the battle is to unstitch bad habits that have been entrenched by the elite game. Put simply, you will not see amateur scrum-halves getting away with the sluggish construct...

Ipswich back up to second after fifth win in a row

Ipswich moved back up to second place in the Sky Bet Championship following a 2-0 win at Plymouth.

Irish Cup semi-final draw confirms ties for final four clubs

The Clearer Water Irish Cup semi-final draw on Saturday confirmed ties for the penultimate stage of Northern Ireland’s leading domestic knockout trophy.

Gillingham head coach Stephen Clemence on his decision to keep Glenn Morris in goal after regular keeper Jake Turner returned to fitness

Gillingham’s head coach admitted to having a “difficult conversation” with keeper Jake Turner after sticking with Glenn Morris in goal on Saturday. Morris made his first league appearance of the season last weekend to help the Gillingham to a 1-0 win over Wrexham, following an injury to regular no.1 Turner, and decided against switching back for th...

2024 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – race results and standings

Here are the results from the Bahrain Grand Prix and what they mean for the Championship standings.

Who really is the best in world? A combined Springboks and Ireland XV

Ireland's fine Six Nations form has led to debate over which team is the best in the world, despite South Africa being the current world champions.