Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video explainer

10-12-2018 The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu stadium on 9 December. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for the animosity between the two Argentinian sides. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera, the home of Boca, but the second leg at El Monumental was postponed after the Boca team bus was attacked before the matchPostponed Copa Libertadores final to be played at Bernabéu in Madrid Continue reading...

Washington show NFL teams would rather lose than sign Colin Kaepernick

10-12-2018 Washington were pushing for the playoffs until two of their quarterbacks went down injured. But they have ignored a perfectly solid replacementColin Kaepernick will never play in the NFL again, that much was made clear this week. Washington’s decision to sign the lightweight talents of Mark Sanchez and Josh Johnson over Kaepernick, a week after claiming Reuben Foster – a man arrested twice in the last year for domestic violence – on waivers and announcing to the world that it was prioritizing winning football games above all else, is as shameful as it is predictable.Washington plucked Johnson, who last threw a pass in the NFL in 2011, out of obscurity this week to back up Sanchez after Colt McCoy’s season ended with a broken fibula. McCoy previously replaced Alex Smith, who is out for the season with a broken leg suffered in Week 11. Continue reading...

The Knowledge: heavy FA Cup upsets and long-distance journeymen

10-12-2018 Plus: the clubs named after breweries, and the Newcastle fan who invented the windscreen wiper. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“What is the heaviest defeat inflicted on a top-division side by lower-league opposition in the FA Cup?” asks Lindsay Davis. “The best I can discover is Scunthorpe United (2nd Div) 6-2 Blackpool (1st Div) in the 1961 third round.” Related: From signing to scoring: what is football's fastest ever debut goal? | The Knowledge Continue reading...

Jordan Larmour’s try for champions Leinster is a bad break for Bath

10-12-2018 • Bath 10-17 Leinster• Sam Underhill shines in Bath’s lost causeBath have been flagging of late, one victory in 10 matches before welcoming the Champions Cup holders, which is maybe why they decided to confiscate 1,500 Leinster flags before the match on health and safety grounds. They succeeded in lowering the provinces’s standard, but could not stop it fluttering on a dank afternoon when defences prevailed.The Leinster supporters’ club intended to hand them out to members before kick-off. They would have been useful to shield their eyes after a first half that was a triumph for the conditions. Bath have been typical in recent weeks of the muddling mediocrity in the Premiership below the top two: as the weather has deteriorated, so have skill levels but here they worked to the advantage of Bath who from the outset played the role of underdog despite home advantage. Continue reading...

Copa Libertadores final: River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (agg 5-3)

10-12-2018 Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time goal helps River Plate win the Copa Libertadores with a historic victory over Boca Juniors in Madrid.

Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

10-12-2018 After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

Australia v India: first Test, day five – live!

10-12-2018 Updates from the final day of play in AdelaideAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 11.54pm GMT 55th over: Australia 111-4 (Marsh 34, Head 11) Ishant to Marsh, who leaves then defends then tickles fine for one. More good batting. Head repeats the pattern: leaving then defending. Nothing wrong with this. How striking to have run rates starting with a "2" in this Twenty20 age. 11.50pm GMT 54th over: Australia 110-4 (Marsh 34, Head 11) Good start this from Marsh, defending Ashwin solidly so far this morning. He’s such a fantastic player of spin when on song. Oh, as soon as I say this his inside edge is found by Ashwin, albeit straight to ground. Head plays out the rest. This is the uneventful first 20 mintes that the home side required. Continue reading...

Stalemate at Old Trafford and Wolves at Chelsea's door – Football Weekly Extra

10-12-2018 Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Amy Lawrence and Mike Calvin discuss ‘four crap goals’ in the game between Manchester United and Arsenal, Morgan Gibbs-White, a very strange game in Brighton, the French for ‘putting your foot in it’ and sprinting managersJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the last few days of football, starting with Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at home with Arsenal, with the away side the ones to pile late pressure on at the one-time home of Fergie-time. Continue reading...

Vasiliy Lomachenko overwhelms José Pedraza late to unify lightweight titles

10-12-2018 Ukrainian adds WBO lightweight title to WBA belt by decisionLomachenko outpoints Pedraza to unify titles – as it happenedOn a night when Vasiliy Lomachenko did not immediately appear at his imperious best, the sport’s most technically proficient fighter was more than brilliant enough to come through with a sensational finishing kick to unify world lightweight titles and bolster an already persuasive claim for the No 1 spot in boxing’s pound-for-pound pecking order.The two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-division champion from Ukraine overcame a somewhat torpid start to overwhelm the game José Pedraza down the stretch, dropping the Puerto Rican veteran twice during a spine-tingling 11th round to secure a unanimous-decision victory that consolidated the WBA and WBO titles before a sellout crowd of 5,312 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The judges at ringside handed down scores of 117-109, 117-109 and 119-107, steeper all than the Guardian’s 116-110 but no less on the money. Continue reading...

The 100 best footballers in the world 2017

10-12-2018 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...

'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

10-12-2018 Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.

Chloe Kim soars in first international contest since Pyeongchang Olympics

10-12-2018 Kim wins World Cup halfpipe in first competiton since MarchTeen tops US team-mate Maddie Mastro at Copper MountainChloe Kim isn’t just a gold medalist: she’s a transcendent starOlympic hero Chloe Kim dominated in her first international contest since the Pyeongchang Games nine months ago, posting the top marks in the field during her first two runs to win the season-opening World Cup snowboard halfpipe event at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Related: Chloe Kim isn't just a gold medalist: she's a transcendent star Continue reading...