'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

10-12-2018 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

10-12-2018 Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.

The Knowledge: heavy FA Cup upsets and long-distance journeymen

10-12-2018 Plus: the clubs named after breweries, and the Newcastle fan who invented the windscreen wiper. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“What is the heaviest defeat inflicted on a top-division side by lower-league opposition in the FA Cup?” asks Lindsay Davis. “The best I can discover is Scunthorpe United (2nd Div) 6-2 Blackpool (1st Div) in the 1961 third round.” Related: From signing to scoring: what is football's fastest ever debut goal? | The Knowledge Continue reading...

Copa Libertadores final: River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (agg 5-3)

10-12-2018 Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time goal helps River Plate win the Copa Libertadores with a historic victory over Boca Juniors in Madrid.

Mourinho praises Manchester United's improved attitude with Pogba on bench again – video

10-12-2018 José Mourinho praised his team’s effort after Manchester United thrashed Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford. The result ended United’s run of four games without a win and Mourinho said the convincing nature of their victory should earn the ‘respect’ of fans.He confirmed that Paul Pogba, an unused substitute against Fulham, will return to the starting lineup against Valencia next week, adding that the game would be a chance for the France midfielder to ‘show everyone how good he is’.Marcus Rashford seals comfortable win for Manchester United over Fulham Continue reading...

UK Snooker Championship 2018: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Allen - best shots

10-12-2018 Watch the best shots as Ronnie O'Sullivan secures a record seventh UK Championship and 19th Triple Crown title, beating Mark Allen 10-6.

Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

10-12-2018 Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

Resistance ends as India secure rare victory on Australian soil in first Test

10-12-2018 India 250 & 307; Australia 235 & 291 | India win by 31 runsIndia win Test series opener in Australia for first time India recorded their first Test win in Australia since 2008, with a tense 31-run victory at Adelaide Oval putting the tourists in the box seat to taste unprecedented success against Tim Paine’s team.India, hunting their maiden Test series win in Australia after 11 fruitless tours spread across almost 71 years, hold a 1-0 lead in the four-match showdown after nervously turning the screws on Monday. Continue reading...

Walks on the white side: bold, impressive … but what's the point? | Tim Lewis

10-12-2018 Two men are racing across the Antarctic but what is the value in these polar adventures?Been feeling some anemoia of late. If I were 20, this nostalgia for a time I’ve never known might have led me to listen non‑ironically to the Spice Girls or to buy a Fila tracksuit. But I’m older than that, so I went further back. To 1875 to be precise. I knew the name, Captain Matthew Webb, and his signature achievement: that he was the first man to swim the English Channel unaided. But nothing else, and his story is a belter, full of derring-do and godforsaken tragedy.Part of the appeal of Captain Webb is that his challenges were often so weirdly, byzantinely pointless. They included floating for 60 hours in a whale tank in Westminster and swimming 14 hours a day for six days. He once took on a Newfoundland dog whose owner boasted of its legendary stamina in a test of endurance in choppy seas. The poor mutt almost drowned while Webb happily trod water for more than an hour. Continue reading...

Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning record for NFL touchdown passes

10-12-2018 Tom Brady sets a new NFL record for touchdown passes, beating Peyton Manning's previous best of 579.

QBE Shootout: Graeme McDowell & Emiliano Grillo second in Florida

10-12-2018 Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and team-mate Emiliano Grillo finish second in the QBE Shootout in Florida.

Jason Roy could add spice to England setup as Ed Smith mulls Test squad

10-12-2018 Selector has not shied away from bold picks and may use West Indies Tests to experiment with the exciting over the pragmaticSince Ed Smith became the chief selector it has been worth keeping an eye on the announcement of England squads. He has delivered a few surprises in his nine months in the job, during which he has never seemed intimidated by the enterprising selection that might attract some flak.Smith’s best call for the Test team was probably his first – he has suggested as much – when he selected Jos Buttler, who had not expected the call because of the long-accepted drawback of him not having encountered a red ball for months. His most controversial was the recall of Adil Rashid, who was in retirement from red-ball cricket at the time. Both decisions provoked plenty of criticism, which has long since evaporated. Continue reading...