19-01-2019 'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

19-01-2019 Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

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

19-01-2019 Roger Federer: Son Lenny steals the show after win at Australian Open

Roger Federer's son Lenny steals the show on court after the 20-time Grand Slam champion beats Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open.

19-01-2019 Jack Leach and Adil Rashid may become victims of England’s strength in depth

• Smith hopes to de-stigmatise omissions by rotating on the road• Moeen may be the solitary spinner with Root providing coverA handy indicator of a team’s strength can often be found on its bench and this should be a source of comfort for England come Wednesday’s first Test against West Indies when considering some of the names who may miss out.Over the course of the tourists’ four days of warm-up cricket against the Board President’s XI there have been clues as to which way Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss (as well as the recently arrived Ed Smith) are leaning and it could well see two key players from the victory in Sri Lanka – Jack Leach and Adil Rashid – mixing the drinks. Continue reading...

19-01-2019 Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column

In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

19-01-2019 Jan Siewert: Huddersfield approach Borussia Dortmund coach

Huddersfield approach Borussia Dortmund for permission to speak to coach Jan Siewert for their vacant manager role.

19-01-2019 Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson & Thomas Bjorn star in comedy golf sketch

Some of golf's biggest names star in a brilliant comedy sketch where they try to come up with viral video ideas for the year ahead.

19-01-2019 Rafael Nadal hails Alex De Minaur as 'one of the best players in the world' – video

Australian Alex de Minaur summoned every bit of his fighting spirit to win a five-set thriller against Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen and progress to the Australian Open third round for the first time.His reward is another showdown with 17-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal who beat him in the third round at Wimbledon last year.Nadal, who defeated Matt Ebden in straight sets, said he was well aware of de Minaur's prodigous talent with the 19-year-old, who has a Spanish mother, splitting his time between Spain and Australia.'He's a great young player, playing with big confidence after winning matches,' Nadal said. 'It will be tough one and I need to be ready for it.'Australian Open 2019: Nadal, Sharapova and Kerber through – as it happened Continue reading...

19-01-2019 Drones on track to stay flying at British racecourses for foreseeable future

• Punters gaining an edge via time-lag on TV pictures • Sky working on problem but Ascot joining in AprilDrone activity around British racecourses is likely to continue for many months to come, with Sky Sports Racing in particular seemingly unable to reduce the time-lag on its pictures from 25 British tracks as a result of its use of satellites to broadcast live coverage.Drones have been spotted around courses covered by both Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing, the sport’s two non-terrestrial broadcasters, in recent months, providing instant feeds of action to a handful of punters and a priceless edge in the volatile in-running markets. Continue reading...

19-01-2019 The Fiver | A kind of softly moving statue by which to remember Arsène Wenger

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The big January transfer news continues to roll in, after Oumar Niasse, a player famously deprived of a locker at Everton by Ronald Koeman, left Goodison Park to join Cardiff City. Then Yohan Benalouane, a player stored in a locker for almost two years by Claude Puel, did one from Leicester to hurry into the warm embrace of Nottingham Forest’s new manager, Martin O’Neill, who confirmed he hopes to swell the good vibes at the City Ground by bringing along, as his assistant, that most eminent graduate of the Wealdstone Raider School of Motivational Discourse, Roy Keane. Continue reading...