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Jose Mourinho pondering Wayne Rooney start in EFL Cup final

Jose Mourinho is weighing up whether to start Wayne Rooney in the EFL Cup final after the Manchester United ended speculation about his immediate future.

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Eddie Jones: Dylan Hartley is first name on team sheet right now

Eddie Jones has reacted to scrutiny of Dylan Hartley's ongoing selection by insisting England's captain will remain the first name on the team sheet for the foreseeable future.

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Shaun Wane tight-lipped over Wigan game being rearranged

Wigan coach Shaun Wane refused to speak about the controversy surrounding his side's hastily-rearanged Betfred Super League clash at Widnes on Friday.

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UK Sport chairman Rod Carr defends investment in medal pursuit

UK Sport chairman Rod Carr has defended the funding agency's high-performance remit and described as "highly questionable" research which said three in four Britons would prefer Government money going to improving grassroots sport above the pursuit of Olympic and Paralympic medals.

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Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell backs Johnny Sexton to stand firm

Johnny Sexton has been backed to stand firm amid France's latest intimidation tactics - even though Les Bleus insist they will not even target Ireland's fit-again fly-half.

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Ranieri sacking 'shameful', says chairman of Leicester City Supporters' Club

Leicester City Supporters' Club chairman Cliff Ginnetta has called Claudio Ranieri's sacking "shameful and embarrassing".

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Claude Puel backs Southampton defence to cope with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Southampton manager Claude Puel has backed his patched-up defence to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Claudio Ranieri: My 'dream died' when Leicester sacked me

Claudio Ranieri has said his "dream died" when Leicester sacked him.

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England boss Eddie Jones sees Claudio Ranieri exit as proof no coach is safe

Eddie Jones has denied he is immune from the sack despite masterminding England's record winning run after reflecting on the immediacy of modern life that has led to the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri.

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Jurgen Klopp baffled by Leicester decision to axe Claudio Ranieri

Jurgen Klopp has compared the sacking of Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri to Brexit and Donald Trump's election as US president.

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Europa League tie with FC Rostov 'a bad draw in every aspect' - Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has described Manchester United's Europa League pairing with FC Rostov as "a bad draw in every aspect".

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Salford coach Ian Watson seething by decision to award Leeds late try

Salford coach Ian Watson was left seething by the decision to award Leeds a late try in their 20-14 defeat at Headingley.

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Wembley clash can be a defining moment for EFL Cup rivals

Manchester United v Southampton - Jose Mourinho's well-drilled machine versus the constantly regenerating upstarts.

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Fernando Alonso reveals Mercedes talks

Double world champion Fernando Alonso has revealed he staged talks with Mercedes over the possibility of replacing Nico Rosberg.

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Lewis Hamilton confident of regaining world title

A confident Lewis Hamilton has claimed he is in the best shape of his career and vowed to regain his Formula One world title.

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Ryan Giggs remembers stand-out Marcus Rashford a year on from his Man Utd debut

Ryan Giggs likes watching "exciting prospect" Marcus Rashford as much as he used to enjoy coaching him, with Saturday marking a year since the teenager's whirlwind Manchester United debut.

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Pat Perez predicts Tiger Woods will not play again

American golfer Pat Perez believes Tiger Woods will not play again after being forced to pull out of last month's Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms.

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IAAF permits three Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag

Three Russian athletes have been declared eligible to compete internationally under a neutral flag by the IAAF's Doping Review Board, the governing body has announced.

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Mike Catt's return to Twickenham with Italy adds spice to Six Nations clash

Mike Brown will welcome Mike Catt back to Twickenham despite knowing that England's former skills coach might still hold some key inside information on the RBS 6 Nations champions.

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Olympian Max Whitlock reveals the Queen is a fan of gymnastics

The Queen loves watching gymnastics, according to Olympic star Max Whitlock who was appointed an MBE for his services to the sport.

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