Regular female-led football coverage ‘generations’ away, says Jacqui Oatley

13-12-2018 • Broadcaster supports Women in Football’s #WhatIf campaign• Fewer than a third of 2018 major sport roles filled by womenThe sports broadcaster Jacqui Oatley has said it will take “a couple of generations” before women working in football as reporters, commentators and presenters is seen as normal.“When I was growing up I didn’t think it was an option to work in football,” said Oatley, who went on to become the first female commentator on Match of the Day. Continue reading...

Hockey World Cup 2018: England through to World Cup semi-finals

13-12-2018 England make it through to the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup after a thrilling 3-2 win over Argentina in the quarter-finals in India.

Bradford City 4-4 Peterborough: Toney's brilliant half-way line goal in FA Cup replay

13-12-2018 Ivan Toney scores a free-kick from the halfway line during Peterborough's thrilling FA Cup second round replay win over Bradford City.

'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

13-12-2018 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

13-12-2018 After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

Cresta Run: Women allowed to race iconic track in Switzerland

13-12-2018 Women will be allowed to race the Cresta Run in Switzerland after 89-year ban is overturned.

David Squires on … the mistreatment of Raheem Sterling

13-12-2018 Our cartoonist on why it’s hard to exaggerate the vilification Raheem Sterling has been subjected to in recent yearsIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his book Goalless Draws Continue reading...

From the Tavern to the Palace: the decade since darts went large – video

13-12-2018 It's now more than a decade since the PDC world championship moved from the Circus Tavern in Purfleet to London's Alexandra Palace and the game of darts has grown beyond all expectations. We talked to a number of the figures behind the growth of the game both in front and behind the cameras Continue reading...

Formula E: Best moments so far with driver Sam Bird

13-12-2018 British driver Sam Bird talks us through Formula E's best moments since its debut in 2014 and why it's 'more exciting' than F1.

Adetomiwa Edun: The man who plays Fifa's Alex Hunter

13-12-2018 Adetomiwa Edun is the actor who plays Alex Hunter, the young star of the Fifa video game franchise. What is it like being the face of the world's best known fictional footballer?

Mollie and Rosie Kmita: the twins 'breaking the mould' for women in football – video

13-12-2018 Twitter UK has launched a new #WomenInFootball campaign with sisters Rosie and Mollie Kmita telling the story of how they ‘broke the mould’ to earn respect in their sport. Rosie, a professional footballer at West Ham, and Mollie who plays for Gillingham, believe ‘women’s football is going in the right direction’ and hope to inspire the next generation of female players. You can watch all four films in the series here.The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018 Continue reading...

How Fifa's clampdown on loan deals may affect Premier League clubs

13-12-2018 Fifa wants to prevent clubs from stockpiling young players and using the loan system for ‘commercial exploitation’By Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsReserve team football in England may start to look very different when Fifa introduce their new rules on loans. For the past few years, rather than having their true second squad play in Premier League 2, the richest clubs have sent youngsters on loan all over Europe. Those left to play in the Under-23s tend to be the Under-19 or 20s. The most extreme example is Chelsea, who not only have a dozen or so first-team squad members rarely playing for Maurizio Sarri, but also another 39 professionals out on loan and that is before you get to their Premier League 2 team, which you could argue is Chelsea’s sixth XI.If Fifa’s proposals go through, clubs may only be allowed to loan out six to eight pros from 2020-21 – although clubs are hoping that deals with domestic clubs and those involving young, homegrown players will not be affected by the new rules. Depending on the severity of the policy, it could have serious repercussions not only at Chelsea but also Manchester City, Wolves and others. Pep Guardiola says City will adapt accordingly. “We will have to bring the players back here and see where they are going to play and, if we can’t find anywhere, we will have to sell them.” Continue reading...

'I celebrate like every football fan!' - blind Liverpool supporter on becoming viral hit

13-12-2018 Blind Liverpool supported whose exchange with his cousin has gone viral tells BBC Sport, "I celebrate like every football fan!"

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

13-12-2018 Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s Premier League actionView the Dozen archive Continue reading...

British Cycling coaches 'jealous' of athletes' success, says BMX champion

13-12-2018 Liam Phillips claims body denied cyclists lucrative deals at tribunal for girlfriend Jess VarnishBMX world champion Liam Phillips has claimed that British Cycling denied athletes a chance to capitalise on their success via sponsorship deals at an employment tribunal for his girlfriend, the Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish.Varnish has accused British Cycling of exercising “extreme control” over her and other athletes in her long-running legal attempt to sue the organisation for sex discrimination and unfair dismissal. Continue reading...