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

19-11-2018 In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Blooming marvellous – Gareth Southgate throws off weeds of caution

19-11-2018 With England facing defeat by Croatia, the manager brought on the 18-year-old winger Jadon Sancho and the world turnedNever throw anything away. That was the lesson from this fun, late-breaking England victory. On an unexpectedly epic afternoon at Wembley, Croatia were beaten by an England 2.0 team who decided to muss their hair, throw the briefcase out the window, create a little chaos with long throws and free-kicks; and win, in the end, a bit like England 1.0.There was a wonderful note of theatre about the finish. As the sun dipped below the lip of the Wembley roof England were 1-0 down then, at 1-1, five minutes from relegation for the first time in their history – and indeed at the very first opportunity. One slightly wild attacking surge later and England are now marching on instead to (it says here) Portugal for a semi-final against whoever December’s Uefa draw at the home of football (AKA the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin) decides to throw their way. Continue reading...

Valentino Lazaro’s late strike for Austria ends Northern Ireland’s search for point

19-11-2018 • Northern Ireland 1-2 Austria• Lazaro scores in injury time after Corry Evans’s equaliserValentino Lazaro broke Northern Ireland hearts as he struck a winner for Austria with virtually the last kick of the game at Windsor Park.Corry Evans’s first international goal in eight years had cancelled out Xaver Schlager’s opener and looked to have earned Northern Ireland their first point in the Nations League. But Lazaro fired the ball into the top corner after Stuart Dallas lost possession on another frustrating night for Michael O’Neill’s side. Continue reading...

England 2-1 Croatia: Harry Kane hails perfect end to 2018

19-11-2018 Harry Kane says victory over Croatia was the perfect ending to a fantastic year as England reach the finals of the inaugural Uefa Nations League.

NFL plays of the week: 'Phenomenal' Kenny Golladay & TY Hilton's fancy footwork

19-11-2018 Watch the best plays from Sunday's week 11 games in the NFL, including a phenomenal Kenny Golladay catch for Detroit and some fancy footwork from Indianapolis' TY Hilton.

Jarryd Hayne: NRL player charged with sexual assault

19-11-2018 Australian rugby league player Jarryd Hayne is charged with aggravated sexual assault by Australian police.

England make the semis, Irish pain and Swiss on a roll – Football Weekly

19-11-2018 Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paul Watson to discuss England’s success in the Nations League, Irish woe on both sides of the border, Wales falling at the final hurdle, Switzerland 5-2 Belgium and Jamie Cureton’s milestoneJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the last few days of football news, starting with England’s 2-1 comeback win over Croatia and subsequent qualification to next summer’s Nations League finals. Continue reading...

The Spin | England reaping the benefits of Lions tours that turn tyros into Test players

19-11-2018 Four of England’s winning Test team in Galle were on a successful Lions tour to Sri Lanka two years ago and this is one part of ECB planning that should be praisedAs the projected costs of The Hundred mount, tripling from the original estimate of £13m up to £40m – and counting – budgets are being slashed at ECB Towers. Gone is Andrew Strauss’s pet North-South series, gone is the not-so-mourned Pace Programme, gone are the Overseas Placements that so benefited Ollie Pope and Mason Crane in consecutive winters in Sydney.But still hanging on, whether by thread or rope, is the Lions Programme, perhaps English cricket’s most secret and deadly weapon. The first part of this winter’s tour starts on Sunday against Pakistan A, with a four-day match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Five one day and two Twenty20 games follow over the next three weeks, ricocheting between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Pope has been dispatched from the main England tour to get more match practice than he would twiddling his thumbs on the sidelines in Sri Lanka. Then, after Christmas, the Lions head to India. Continue reading...

England 35-15 Japan: Cokanasiga and Hartley tries help England rally to victory over Japan

19-11-2018 Watch highlights as a debut try for Joe Cokanasiga and score from Dylan Hartley helped England mount a second-half comeback to overcome an impressive Japan at Twickenham Stadium.

Women's World Twenty20 highlights: Fantastic fielding, funky hats & Windies win England epic

19-11-2018 Watch the best moments from day 10 of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 as West Indies beat England to top group A and South Africa get the better of Bangladesh.

Wayne Rooney's record-breaking England career in numbers – video

19-11-2018 Former England captain Wayne Rooney will bring down the curtain on his record-breaking international career with an honorary appearance against the USA on Thursday.The 33-year-old has been invited back into the national team squad to mark his achievements as the country’s all-time leading goalscorer and as the outfield player with the most capsFootball quiz: Wayne Rooney (on and off the field) Continue reading...

Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals title

19-11-2018 • German 21-year-old storms to 6-4, 6-3 victory• World No 1 Djokovic denied record-equalling sixth titleJust 24 hours after being booed off court for having the temerity to beat Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev not only overpowered the world No 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the biggest title of his career but won the crowd over, too, in what was an emotional conclusion to the season.Zverev served Djokovic out of the ATP Finals 6-4, 6-3, and the bewildered Serb, who was a firm favourite after beating him handily in their round-robin match four days earlier, was powerless, for the most part, to change the course of the match. Continue reading...

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

19-11-2018 This week's sport on the BBC includes the semi-finals of the Women's World T20, the Premier League and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.