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January 12, 2019 4:48 PM Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul banned by India over Koffee with Karan comments

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended by India's cricket board (the BCCI) after comments about women on a television show. The ban is with immediate effect and the pair have been told to return home from the tour of Australia to explain themselves. Pandya has since apologised, saying he "got carried away with the show". The BCCI said "an enquiry 12

January 10, 2019 12:20 PM Raheem Sterling writes letter to young fan after he suffered racial abuse

Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has told a young City fan to "be proud of who you are" after he was racially abused. Sterling, 24, wrote a letter to the supporter after the boy's grandmother revealed he had been having a "tough time" because of the abuse. Sterling has been the victim of abuse himself, the most recent alleged incident 11

January 10, 2019 10:56 AM Colombian football chair calls women’s game a ‘lesbian breeding ground’

The president of a Colombian football club has apologised after he described a women’s game as a “lesbian breeding ground” and suggested that female players are alcoholics. Gabriel Camargo, the chair of Deportes Tolima, said he didn’t mean to cause offence with his remarks about lesbians, reports France 24. “I declare it wasn’t my intention to offend 12

January 6, 2019 8:15 AM Johanna Konta retires from Sydney International as Heather Watson wins in Hobart

British number one Johanna Konta has pulled out of the Sydney International with a neck injury - just a week before the Australian Open starts. Konta, 27, retired from her second-round qualifying match against Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova when 4-1 down. Compatriot Heather Watson, 26, reached the Hobart International main draw with a qualifying win over Isabelle 11

January 1, 2019 5:39 PM Arsenal balls: the Aaron Ramsey myth

Like cocktails, ITV dramas and Disney World, Aaron Ramsey gets a lot of hype but delivers little. The Mirror hails Ramsey as “one of Europe’s top goal-scoring midfielders”. Utter tosh. Last season Ramsey scored 7 Premier League goals – the same number as: Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford), Pascal Groß (Brighton) and Marcos Alonso (Chelsea). In season 2016-17, Ramsey 11

December 31, 2018 1:12 PM Hopman Cup: Serena Williams & Roger Federer to play for first time

Tennis greats Roger Federer and Serena Williams will meet on court for the first time when Switzerland face the USA in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday. They will play in men's and women's singles rubbers before meeting in the mixed doubles alongside partners Belinda Bencic and Frances Tiafoe. Federer and Williams, both 37, have won a combined 43 Grand Slam titles 12

December 24, 2018 6:10 PM Rugby union team of the year: Who makes your 2018 side?

It has been a historic year for Ireland, Wales enjoyed a fine run and Scotland showed promise - but England endured a mixed bag of results. Ireland won their third Six Nations title in five years - with what was only their third Grand Slam - then secured a first series victory in Australia since 1979, before overcoming world champions New Zealand for the first 12

December 22, 2018 8:58 AM El Gordo lottery players hope for Christmas win in 'The Fat One' in Spain

Billions of euros are being given away in the annual Spanish lottery El Gordo, which produces dozens of winners. The El Gordo lottery, meaning The Fat One, is dishing out €2.4bn (£2.15bn) in prize money, with a top prize of €400,000 for a winning ticket. The number 03347 was drawn as the top prize winner, with the balls called out three hours after the gala started 21

December 18, 2018 9:47 AM Alfonso Ribeiro sues Fortnite over use of Carlton dance from Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Now this is a story all about how... Carlton Banks's moves got ripped (allegedly) and turned into popular video game features. And it seems the actor, who played Will Smith's cousin in the 1990s US sitcom, wants it to stay that way. The 47-year-old is accusing the makers of computer games Fortnite and NBA 2K of ripping off the much loved Carlton dance 27

December 13, 2018 1:47 PM Manchester United balls: bury your hatchets – Mourinho’s team did well

That Manchester United are not all that good is clear. That they are also not all that bad is missed by people who see the badge and expect the points to follow. In the Sun’s report on United’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Valencia, David Coverdale says finishing second in their group means United are “second rate”. By that measure so too are Liverpool 17