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Gareth Southgate wants fans and players to be great ambassadors for England

England manager Gareth Southgate has called on players and fans alike to prove they are great ambassadors for the country at Wembley on Sunday.

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Coleman has surgery on break as O'Neill backs skipper to bounce back

Martin O'Neill has backed Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman to return to his "brilliant" best after undergoing surgery to repair his double leg fracture.

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Ellie Downie claims British title

Ellie Downie claimed the women's all-around title at the British Gymnastics Championships at a sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night.

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Gordon Strachan admits Scotland World Cup hopes would end with loss to Slovenia

Gordon Strachan insists there will be no grey areas clouding Scotland's World Cup rescue plan when they face Slovenia on Sunday.

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Andorra end run of 58 defeats with Faroe Islands draw

Andorra ended a run of 58 competitive defeats stretching back more than 11 years by drawing with the Faroe Islands on Saturday.

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Anthony Crolla "beaten by the better man" after Jorge Linares defeat

Anthony Crolla acknowledged he was beaten by the better man as Jorge Linares put on a classy performance to retain the WBA lightweight title at the Manchester Arena.

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Geordan Murphy happy as Leicester win gives Aaron Mauger the right send-off

Leicester sent off Aaron Mauger in fine style with a thrilling win at Franklin's Gardens - and Geordan Murphy believed it was a fitting tribute to the departing head coach.

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Hamilton lands pole in Australia, but is braced for a battle

Lewis Hamilton is predicting a tight championship battle, despite clearing the first hurdle to victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix by securing a brilliant pole position.

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Gareth Southgate keeps England door open for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney

Gareth Southgate insists Wayne Rooney's England career is not over and has been puzzled by suggestions to the contrary.

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Chris Robshaw catches John Kingston's eye as Harlequins brush aside Newcastle

England's returning big guns shone for Harlequins in the Twickenham Stoop sunshine in their 53-17 rout of Newcastle - but director of rugby John Kingston singled out Chris Robshaw after the match.

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Wiggins: Doping the 'worst thing to be accused of for a man of my integrity'

Sir Bradley Wiggins has vowed to "shock a few people" when he finally has his say on doping allegations.

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Exeter coach Rob Baxter unimpressed by bonus point win over Sale

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter was far from impressed with the performance of his side, despite the 30-25 bonus point win over Sale.

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Owen Williams boots Leicester to victory in Premiership thriller at Northampton

Owen Williams held his nerve to hand Leicester victory in a thrilling East Midlands derby at Franklin's Gardens.

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Chris Smalling injury results in first England call-up for Ben Gibson

Chris Smalling has been forced out of the England squad through injury, leading Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson to receive his first call-up.

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Phil Mickelson continues swift progress at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson continued to look like a man in a hurry as he cruised into the quarter-finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

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Amateur boxer, 17, dies after collapsing in ring

An investigation is under way after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring.

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Steve Smith hits hundred but Kuldeep Yadav's four-for limits Australia to 300

Steve Smith's 20th Test century held Australia together after India debutant Kuldeep Yadav triggered a collapse on the opening day of the fourth and final match in Dharmasala.

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GB hockey star says wealth gap between men's and women's sport is growing

Gender equality in sport is getting worse, not better, according to one member of Great Britain's gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Rio Olympics.

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Day withdraws following mother's cancer surgery

Jason Day's mother has successfully undergone surgery in her battle against lung cancer, the world number three said on Friday.

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Tottenham's Dele Alli handed three-match European ban

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for three European club matches after he was sent off against Gent last month, UEFA has announced.

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