Masters Snooker 2019: Watch five great flukes

24-01-2019 Watch five great flukes from the 2019 Masters, including shots from Ding Junhui, Judd Trump and Luca Brecel.

Maurizio Sarri: Eden Hazard 'has to do more' for Chelsea – video

24-01-2019 Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri said his main creative force Eden Hazard ‘is more of an individual player than a leader’, and urged the Belgian international to improve his level of performanceMaurizio Sarri questions Eden Hazard’s ability to be a leader for Chelsea Continue reading...

Borussia Dortmund prepared to break transfer record to sign Wilfried Zaha

24-01-2019 • Bundesliga leaders interested in Crystal Palace forward• Palace expected to demand more than £50m for ZahaBorussia Dortmund have expressed an interest in signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace in the summer, with the Bundesliga leaders prepared to smash their transfer record to sign the Ivory Coast international.Dortmund are understood to have already made contact with Zaha’s representatives as they attempt to find a replacement for Christian Pulisic, who joined Chelsea this month for £58m but will not arrive at Stamford Bridge until next season. Despite signing a new contract at Selhurst Park at the start of this season worth £130,000 a week that lasts until 2023, it is believed that the 26-year-old would be open to a move to Germany as he is keen to play in the Champions League. Continue reading...

Irish jockey almost falls off horse but wins race after incredible recovery - video

24-01-2019 Amateur rider Michael Sweeney made an incredible recovery to avoid falling off his horse and win the Killeagh point-to-point race in Cork on Sunday.The jockey was flung over his mount's head, but managed to hold on and miraculously recover his balance before he regained his place on the saddle.Many on social media have dubbed the incident as the 'recovery of the season' Continue reading...

Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

24-01-2019 All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...

The Fiver | One of the banner occasions in the football calendar

24-01-2019 Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It’s one of the banner occasions in the football calendar: the semi-finals of England’s secondary knockout competition, Tin Pot! There have been some memorable ties down the years. The Fiver recalls Chelsea beating Wycombe Wanderers 4-0. One time, West Brom saw off Carlisle 4-1. And there was that season Manchester City battered West Ham 9-0 on aggregate. But anyway, those memorable ties we were talking about. Well, we vaguely remember fourth-tier Bradford City humiliating five-time winners Aston Villa. The Arsenal-Tottenham stramash in 1987 was fairly epic. And … erm … actually, sod it, that’ll do. QED! Continue reading...

Tony Romo: The NFL commentator who can predict the future

24-01-2019 The NFL This Week team are in awe of Tony Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, whose clairvoyant commentary was on display in the AFC championship game.

Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

24-01-2019 How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

Danielle Collins: the feisty US college star causing upsets at the Australian Open

24-01-2019 The 25-year-old eschewed turning pro to concentrate on her education. Now she credits her collegiate career with her run to the semi-finals in Melbourne Early in her Australian Open quarter-final victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday, Danielle Collins challenged a line call that had gone in her opponent’s favor. Her challenge was incorrect, and a frustrated Collins complained loudly about the outcome. That reaction was unsurprising: during her run to the semi-finals, Collins has established herself as someone unafraid to make her opponents uncomfortable. Before now Collins had never won a main draw match at a major, and her boldness is one of the reasons she is deep into the second week in Melbourne.Collins hasn’t exactly come out of nowhere – she is the world No 35 – but the casual tennis fan can be forgiven for having no idea who this vocal, unflinching American is. The 25-year-old was ranked 162nd a year ago, before she put together wins over Madison Keys on her way to the quarters at Indian Wells, Coco Vandeweghe and Venus Williams during a semi-final run in Miami, Victoria Azarenka en route to another semi-final in San Jose, and Carla Suárez-Navarro in Eastbourne. Continue reading...

England in West Indies: James Anderson takes four wickets to boost tourists

24-01-2019 James Anderson takes four wickets in the final session to swing the first Test in England's favour on day one against West Indies in Barbados.

The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage

24-01-2019 With the best of our sports journalism from the past seven days and a heads-up on the weekend’s action, you won’t miss a thingLet our team of editors be your guide to the best of the Guardian’s award-winning sport coverage from the past week. We’ll email you the stand-out features and interviews, insightful analysis and highlights from the archive, plus films, podcasts, galleries and more – all arriving in your inbox at 12pm every Friday. And we’ll tee you up for the weekend and let you know our live coverage plans so you won’t miss a thing. Continue reading...