Men: how to be kinder to yourself – and feel more confident

15-12-2018 A growing ‘kindful movement’ is gathering pace, says author Caroline Millington, and men have much to gain from itYou’d have had to be trapped in the Love Island villa all summer with no access to the outside world to have missed the latest movement in self-care.It’s on T-shirts, phone covers, Instagram quotes, street art … I’ve even written an entire book about it. The buzzword? “Kind”. Continue reading...

David Ginola makes his Premier League predictions

15-12-2018 Former Spurs and Newcastle midfielder David Ginola guesses at wins for both his former clubs as well as Liverpool over Manchester United in Premier League predictions.

Fulham v West Ham: Premier League – live!

15-12-2018 Minute-by-minute updates from the game at Craven CottageLive scores – follow all Saturday’s resultsEmail your thoughts to Alex here | Tweet @A_Hess 6.37pm GMT Cyrus Christie has come on, by the way, for Tim Ream. 6.36pm GMT We’re off. And Fulham are back on the attack straight away, Mitrovic’s knock-down just escaping Seri. Fabianski gathers. Continue reading...

Spurs, saves, Street Fighter and Atlanta United – Football Weekly Extra

15-12-2018 Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Lars Sivertsen to discuss Spurs and Liverpool squeaking through in the Champions League, easy but great saves, Italian strife, Atlanta United and Street FighterJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the last few days of football, starting with Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Camp Nou, which in combination with Inter’s draw with PSV was enough to see Mauricio Pochettino’s side qualify for the round of 16. Continue reading...

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola full of admiration for Raheem Sterling

15-12-2018 • ‘He is calm, happy playing, beloved in the locker room’• Marco Silva disappointed by Everton’s missed chancesPep Guardiola praised Raheem Sterling’s calmness after a week that began with his alleged racial abuse at Chelsea ended with the forward claiming Manchester City’s third goal in a 3-1 win over Everton to lift them above Liverpool at the top of the Premier League. Related: Raheem Sterling finishes off Everton to put Manchester City on top Continue reading...

The Fiver | How best to avoid a hiding with a team he clearly thinks isn’t up to the job

15-12-2018 Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver would give several pennies for the thoughts of José Mourinho as he sits in the suite he has called home for the past two-and-a-half years at the Lowry Hotel. With the thrill of frightening staff by dressing as a zombie using his shower curtain, snaffling complimentary biscuits and tungsten-tipped screws long gone and being able to take apart and reassemble his Corby Trouser Press quicker than a blindfolded soldier field-stripping an AK47 assault rifle, the Manchester United manager has plenty of time to dwell on the vicissitudes of life, not least how best to avoid a hiding against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday with a team he clearly thinks isn’t up to the job. Continue reading...

Raheem Sterling finishes off Everton to put Manchester City on top

15-12-2018 Manchester City did not have things completely their own way against Everton, so in emerging with the win the champions illustrated why they remained title favourites despite losing top spot last Saturday. They also leapfrogged Liverpool to become leaders again, at the very least until Manchester United visit Anfield on Sunday.Everton arrived as the only side not to lose here in the two league outings since Pep Guardiola took over and left with that record shredded. City achieved this by retaining the relentlessness that steamrollers most opponents and that finally wore down their visitors’ resistance. Continue reading...

Formula E gears up: new batteries, Felipe Massa and ‘Mario Kart’ boosts | Giles Richards

15-12-2018 There are new names, street circuits and a new ‘attack mode’ but batteries that last an entire race may be the key innovationFormula E has always enjoyed grand city centre destinations as a central tenet of the all-electric series. Beginning its fifth season on Saturday, however, there is a sense that it is in a position to deliver the drama such grand stages demand, now boasting technology, drivers and manufacturers coming together with greater coherence and credibility than ever.The new season opens in Riyadh, the first of 13 races held across 12 meetings. There will be no race in the UK, which has not held FE since its last appearance in London’s Battersea Park in the second season, but other cities including New York, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Berlin and Monaco will all play host to the series that held its first round in 2014. Four years on the racing has fundamentally changed for the better. Continue reading...

European Rugby Champions Cup: Cardiff Blues 14-26 Saracens

15-12-2018 Owen Farrell's 16 points in a 26-14 win help Saracens keep their unbeaten Champions Cup record and end Cardiff Blues' hopes of reaching the last eight.

Jürgen Klopp: trophies are not everything, Liverpool need solid base

15-12-2018 • Manager wants to build foundation for lasting success• ‘If I’m not as smart as Einstein should I not even try?’Jürgen Klopp has said silverware is not the only measure of success but Liverpool’s progression as a club should provide the basis for sustained achievement at Anfield.The Liverpool manager accepted José Mourinho’s latest reminder that “trophies matter” before Manchester United’s visit to Anfield, with his Old Trafford rival making reference to the absence of silverware from Klopp’s tenure in the buildup to Sunday’s fixture. Klopp, however, insists his reign should not be judged on trophies alone but on the clear development of the squad and club since his arrival in October 2015. He claimed life would be “shit” if not finishing first was considered worthless. Continue reading...

European Rugby Champions Cup: Toulouse 42-27 Wasps

15-12-2018 Wasps' hopes of reaching the Champions Cup last eight are over as Toulouse remain unbeaten at the top of Pool One with a bonus-point victory.