Leonardo Ghiraldini is set to return from injury with the experienced hooker included yesterday in Italy’s largely youthful squad which features 23 tournament debutants for next month’s rugby World Cup in Japan.
‘We thought we had prepared squad well, but we were wrong. We wasted the whole first-half’
Australia remain 1-0 up in series after second Ashes Test ends in a draw
Australia’s Steve Smith has been ruled out of the last day of the second Ashes Test with concussion against England at Lord’s, saying he felt “groggy” yesterday morning.
‘The last time I scored a hundred was a year ago... I got an opportunity today I cashed in’
Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 122 as Sri Lanka chased down 268 for the loss of just four wickets to win the first Test against New Zealand at Galle on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Manchester City were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw against Tottenham after the Premier League champions were denied a dramatic winner by VAR, while Liverpool extended their perfect start to the title race with a 2-1 win at Southampton yesterday.
Marseille wasted a penalty yesterday before finishing the match clinging to a 0-0 Ligue 1 draw at Nantes. For both teams the stalemate yielded a first point of the young season. Marseille had a chance to score their first goal of the campaign after VAR detected a handball in the home box
Zinedine Zidane indicated Gareth Bale will stay at Real Madrid after the Welshman led the way in a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo yesterday. Bale was back in the team and back in form at Balaidos, with Zidane’s eagerness to sell him this summer perhaps fresh in his mind as he teed up Karim Benzema’s
The All Blacks sent out an emphatic message that they are not to be underestimated at the World Cup as they bounced back from last week’s hiding to thrash the Wallabies 36-0 in Auckland yesterday.