14-11-2018 José Mourinho: People who don't understand football analyse with statistics – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has blamed exertions for his side's 3-1 derby defeat to Premier League leaders Manchester City.United fought back for a 2-1 victory against the Italian champions Juventus in Turin on Wednesday while City cruised through a home game against Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0.'Everybody has to agree - it is one thing to go to Juventus and play against one of the best teams in the world for 90 minutes and another thing to beat Shakhtar Donetsk at home 6-0 and be very relaxed. We arrived in different circumstances,' said the Portuguese coach. But in contrast with some defeats this season, Mourinho was unwilling to criticise his team's attitude and effort, saying 'for me zero words against my players, everything is positive. I am with them and they are with me.'Sportblog: Would Pep Guardiola win the title with this Manchester United squad? Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Timothy Weah: can a familiar name solve USA's familiar problems?

The US are still recovering from their World Cup qualifying failure. The son of a football legend is one part of a turn towards youth from the USMNTFor years America has rolled out a production line of seemingly identical players: white kids from the suburbs, hard-working but unspectacular and destined – if they get lucky – to play for a mid-ranking Premier League club.Timothy Weah, though, is a little different. He’s black, the son of an all-time great, has the uncynical charisma of YouTube star, is friends with Neymar, and plays for one of the best teams on the planet. Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to bid £85m for Ousmane Dembélé?

Today’s fluff starts and finishes in the darkBetween injuries and alleged “issues” with his diet and time-keeping, Ousmane Dembélé has not had a particularly happy time of it at Barcelona since his £105m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. A member of France’s World Cup-winning squad last summer, the 21-year-old winger made front page news in Spain last weekend after being benched by Ernesto Valverde for missing two training sessions without permission. Asked if the player was in danger of jeopardising his future at the club, Valverde was non-committal. “I have nothing to say,” he said. “Internal matters are internal. We want to help the players to be better.” While reports in Spain suggest Barcelona have no immediate plans to offload the winger, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer of his work and the Sun suggests he could test the La Liga club’s mettle with an £85m bid in January. Related: Marko Arnautovic may leave West Ham to pursue Champions League dream Continue reading...

14-11-2018 NFL This Week: Tom Brady's running does not impress Osi Umenyiora

Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell look at two contrasting quarterback plays by Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans' Marcus Mariota, in the Titans' 34-10 win.

14-11-2018 Marko Arnautovic may leave West Ham to pursue Champions League dream

• Austrian forward wants to compete with the best players• ‘I’m 29, so that’s the best age,’ he tells Austrian newspaperMarko Arnautovic has admitted he is ready to leave West Ham to play in the Champions League, with the Austria forward determined to compete at the highest level possible before his career is over.Arnautovic, who moved to east London in the summer of 2017 from Stoke for a then club record fee worth up to £25m, has been in outstanding form since being handed a more central role by former manager David Moyes last season, and scored 11 Premier League goals last term. He has continued to impress this season having already found the net five times in 10 matches despite West Ham’s early struggles under Manuel Pellegrini. Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Joe Root can make England team his own as winter of rare content beckons | Tim de Lisle

After the Test win over Sri Lanka in Galle, England have the chance to polish a tarnished record while for Root the new-look side look easier to leadShow England’s Test team to the top of a ladder and they will look around for the nearest snake. But this tendency may just be fading: the victory in Galle was their fourth in a row, or, as cricketers are now contractually required to say, on the bounce. It took Joe Root’s record as captain to 11-9, still not great but getting there. If you’re an England fan any optimism has to be of the cautious variety but the next six Tests – two more in Sri Lanka, three in West Indies, one at home against Ireland – do look relatively comfy. For England, they are an invitation to polish an ugly record (only seven wins in the seven winters before this one, against 24 defeats). For Root they are an opportunity to make the captaincy, and the team, his own. A three-Test series can be brutal, allowing one side to prevail in about seven days flat. England have that chance and will seldom get a better one. Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho set to make full England debut against USA

• Callum Wilson and Lewis Dunk in line for first caps against US• England may field different team for Croatia tie three days laterJadon Sancho is expected to make his first start for England against the USA on Thursday , with Gareth Southgate considering selecting completely different teams for the friendly and the Nations League match against Croatia three days later. Related: ‘Jadon Sancho, a street player with the potential to be England’s Neymar’ Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the ATP World Tour Finals, the ICC Women's World Twenty20 and the home nations' football internationals.

14-11-2018 Fulham appoint Claudio Ranieri as manager after sacking Slavisa Jokanovic

• Ranieri described as ‘risk-free’ appointment by owner• Jokanovic dismissed with Fulham bottom of tableFulham have appointed Claudio Ranieri as their manager after sacking Slavisa Jokanovic. The Italian, who led Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016 and has also managed Chelsea, takes over with the club bottom of the Premier League. Related: Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to bid £85m for Ousmane Dembélé? Continue reading...

14-11-2018 NFL moves Rams-Chiefs game from Mexico City to LA over condition of field

League says Azteca Stadium turf ‘does not meet NFL standards’Decision comes just six days before game due to be playedThe NFL has moved the Los Angeles Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to LA due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium.The league announced the extraordinary decision on Tuesday, six days before one of the most anticipated regular-season games of the year. In a news release, the league said it determined that the recently re-sodded field “does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency, and will not meet those standards by next Monday.” Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Women's World Twenty20 highlights: Pakistan beat Ireland and Australia see off New Zealand

Watch the best moments from day five of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 as Javeria Khan sets a record score for Pakistan and Alyssa Healy's half-century provides the platform for Australia's win.

14-11-2018 The Fiver | Bushcraft skills which extend no further than walking his dogs

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The worst kept secret in showbusiness has been confirmed – ‘Arry Redknapp will be participating in this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! So rife had speculation been, due in no small part to the fact ‘Arry basically kept telling anyone who enquired that, yes, he’d signed up for the show, that jokes about him taking Niko Kranjcar, Milan Mandaric’s chequebook or the driver’s side door of a Range Rover with fully functioning electric window as his luxury item have been doing the rounds of assorted social media disgraces for weeks. Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Warriors suspend Green for one game after confrontation with teammate Durant

Pair argued during loss to Clippers earlier in the weekDurant will become a free-agent in summer of 2019The Golden State Warriors suspended Draymond Green for Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks without pay for conduct detrimental to the team following an altercation on Monday night with teammate Kevin Durant. General manager Bob Myers declined to offer specifics why the All-Star forward’s behavior was considered worthy of a suspension. Myers and Warriors coach Steve Kerr collaborated on the decision.“We just felt like this rose to the level of acting the way we did,” Myers said, noting of Green: “He was professional. He loves to play basketball, which is all you can ask of him.” Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Dinnage will be one of most powerful women in sport as Premier League chief

• Susanna Dinnage to replace Richard Scudamore in January• Head of Discovery’s Animal Planet will be new chief executiveThe television executive Susanna Dinnage is to become one of the most powerful women in professional sport after being named Richard Scudamore’s successor at the Premier League.Dinnage will take up her role as chief executive at the beginning of next year. She is currently the global president of Animal Planet, part of the Discovery group of TV channels. She replaces Scudamore, who will step down from his position as executive chairman after nearly 20 years in charge. Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Despite the superlatives, hype and awards, Lionel Messi is underrated | Sean Ingle

He may have won five Ballons d’Or since he made his debut 15 years ago this week but the Argentinian is underappreciatedIn his new book, Nothing is Real, a collection of essays that stretch and soar across a career spanning five decades, the acclaimed music journalist David Hepworth starts with an essay that tickles and provokes. The Beatles, he suggests, were underrated. Yes, you read that right. Underrated.You may have raised an eyebrow, given that barely a month goes by without the Fab Four topping some poll or other. But Hepworth maintains that “the richness of their golden period has never been equalled”, with “listeners ricocheting from one hook to another like a metal ball in one of Bally’s machines”. And he insists that for all the “garlands that posterity has placed upon their brow” their genius is underappreciated. Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Jockey narrowly avoids getting trampled after jogging on to track – video

A young jockey has narrowly avoided injury after running on to a track in front of a pack of oncoming racehorses. Evan Daly, 18, was preparing for a race later in the meeting at Navan, in the Republic of Ireland and said he had not noticed the horses because he was wearing headphonesTalking Horses: jockeys avoid disaster as people stray on to tracks Continue reading...

14-11-2018 Roger Federer shrugs off loss to Kei Nishikori to blow away Dominic Thiem

• Federer beats Thiem 6-2, 6-3 in just over one hour• World No 3 refutes allegations of preferential treatmentIt doesn’t do to prod the sleeping lion. Roger Federer, who played as if he had been tranquillised in a desultory opening defeat by Kei Nishikori, swept away the limp challenge of Dominic Thiem in little over an hour on Tuesday night, and looks in the mood to prove a few people wrong in the 2018 ATP World Tour Finals.However, allegations this week by the semi-retired French player Julien Benneteau that Federer has often received preferential treatment over scheduling, and had undermined the integrity of the Davis Cup with his company’s promotion of the exhibition Laver Cup, met with a cool reception afterwards. Continue reading...

14-11-2018 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?

14-11-2018 Amy Jones looking to seize World Twenty20 chance with both gloves

• England’s wicketkeeper impressed against Bangladesh• ‘This is a great opportunity for me to show what I can do’Wicketkeeper Amy Jones says England are relieved to have finally got their World Twenty20 campaign under way and said their seven-wicket victory against Bangladesh on Monday had been “convincing”.“It’s been very frustrating with all the rain around and we’ve had to be a bit creative with training – batting under the stands and stuff like that,” Jones said. “I’m glad we managed to stay confident and wait for our chance.” Continue reading...