Soccer

James McClean will play against Northern Ireland, says Martin O’Neill

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says James McClean will play some part in Thursday’s friendly against Northern Ireland, despite receiving abuse over his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy. O’Neill spoke to the Stoke winger, who is suspended for next Monday’s Nations League trip to Denmark, amid fears that he could be […]

Tennis

Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska retires from tennis aged 29

Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska has announced her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 29. Former world No 2 Radwanska, who won 20 WTA titles and was runner-up to Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2012, has been plagued by back and foot injuries in recent years. In a statement on Thursday, Radwanska wrote: […]

Soccer

Joey Barton urges FA to change ‘draconian’ betting rules

Joey Barton has called on the FA to be more “21st century” in its approach to gambling regulations. Daniel Sturridge is waiting to find out if he will be punished for allegedly breaching football betting rules. Liverpool say “Daniel has stated categorically that he has never gambled on football”. Barton was given an initial 18-month […]

Tennis

Roger Federer defeats Dominic Thiem at ATP Finals in London

Roger Federer put himself in with a chance of progressing to the knockout stages of the ATP Finals after defeating Dominic Thiem in straight sets on Tuesday night. Federer’s bid to win his 100th career singles title at the ATP Finals hit the buffers in his opening match against Kei Nishikori, but he hit form […]

Tennis

Cristiano Ronaldo watches Novak Djokovic at ATP Finals in London

Cristiano Ronaldo was an interested spectator as world No 1 Novak Djokovic made a winning start to his ATP Finals campaign at The O2. The Juventus forward is on a two-week international break after not being called up to the Portugal squad by coach Fernando Santos for this month’s Nations League matches against Italy and […]