Tite calls for Neymar patience

Brazil coach Tite believes Neymar's form will improve as the World Cup progresses after a stuttering start to the tournament.
The world's most expensive player only just recovered from a fractured metatarsal in time to feature for Selecao in Russia and Friday's game against Costa Rica was on read more...

Southgate puts England on a par with rivals

Gareth Southgate believes England's opening performance at the World Cup was as good as any nation has produced in Russia so far.
The Three Lions won their opening match at a major tournament for the first time since 2006 on Monday as they got the better of Tunisia 2-1, Harry Kane scoring tw read more...

Murray handed Wawrinka test

Andy Murray will take on fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the first round at Eastbourne.
The former world number one made a return after nearly a year on the sidelines at Queen's Club but lost in three sets to Nick Kyrgios in the first round. However, there were encoura read more...

Ireland dig in for Australia series win

Ireland had to survive a second-half onslaught to secure a first series win in Australia in 39 years as they edged out the hosts 20-16.
Having won in Melbourne last week to set up a series-deciding Test match, the Irish were able to finish the job in Sydney, coming out on top in a tight affa read more...

Federer secures Halle final spot

Roger Federer downed Denis Kudla in straight sets to secure a place in the final at Halle, where he will face Borna Coric.
Federer has now won all eight of his matches on grass in 2018 after opting to skip the clay-court campaign but his victory over Kudla was far from straightforward. The 3 read more...

Jowitt welcomes Trinity chance

Max Jowitt is delighted to have a chance to establish himself as a regular for Wakefield Trinity.
Jowitt made his debut as a 17-year-old against St Helens in 2014 but has found himself behind Scott Grix in the pecking order over the course of the last two seasons. Grix is now sidelined with read more...

Farbrace handed England reins

Paul Farbrace will takeover as England coach for the T20 matches against Australia and India in the absence of Trevor Bayliss.
Rather than take charge of the England T20 side, Bayliss has decided it would be more beneficial to watch the England Lions in the tri-series with India A and West I read more...

Kohli happy to miss Surrey stint

India captain Virat Kohli doesn't think missing out on County Championship action will hinder his performances in England.
Kohli was set for a stint with Surrey before India's tour of England but missed out through injury. India are set to face England in three T20 fixtures next month before read more...

Red Bull dismiss Ricciardo exit rumours

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has rubbished speculation Daniel Ricciardo could jump ship to McLaren at the end of the season.
The Australian's contract is due to expire at the end of the year and he has yet to make a decision on whether or not to stick with the Milton Keynes-based outfit, c read more...