Where will the next World Cup 2026 be held, how many teams will be there, and format?

The Qatar World Cup was the first ever winter edition of the competition – and Argentina ran out winners after a remarkable final against France. Fans are already now turning their thoughts to the next instalment of the World Cup, which is also set to break new ground as it is hosted jointly by three … Read more

Race dates and start times, what horses are running and latest odds

The Grand National, the most highly-anticipated race on the British calendar is back. The best-known steeplechase in the world features 40 runners tackling the daunting obstacles of Aintree’s 30 Grand National fences over the course of four miles, 2½ furlongs.  It is estimated that Aintree’s three-day Grand National festival is watched by more than 500 million … Read more

Napoli punish Spezia errors to stretch Serie A lead

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen have ruthlessly punished three second-half defensive errors as Napoli won 3-0 at Spezia to increase their lead at the Serie A summit to 16 points. Luciano Spalletti’s side may not have been at their swashbuckling best but produced a professional display at Stadio Alberto Picco on Sunday and never looked … Read more

Lauren Jackson’s future clouded by season-ending injury

Lauren Jackson’s WNBL season is over and her long-term playing future uncertain after Australia’s greatest-ever basketballer suffered a partial tear in her right achilles tendon in her tribute game. In front of a WNBL record crowd of 7681 on Saturday, the 41-year-old superstar limped off John Cain Arena after just 61 seconds before returning to … Read more

Score and latest updates from the City Ground

On a weekend that saw Everton, Wolves and Leicester win and West Ham draw at Newcastle, today wouldn’t be a bad time for Leeds to pick up their first Premier League victory since November. They will, however, have to try and get the valuable three points without Rodrigo. Their top scorer was this week ruled … Read more

Matt To’omua makes Japanese debut in wild loss

Former Wallaby Matt To’omua had a wild initiation to Japan Rugby League One today, making his long-awaited debut off the bench during the Sagamihara Dynaboars’ 49-30 home loss to the Kobe Steelers. Forced to wait until week seven for his maiden appearance, the 59-cap international came on during a chaotic nine-try second half, after the … Read more

UFC 284: Australian superstar Alex Volkanovski touches down in Perth ahead of biggest career fight

The world’s best mixed martial artist, Australian Alex Volkanovski, has landed in Perth ahead of the biggest fight of his career against Islam Makhachev at RAC Arena on Sunday. Featherweight champion Volkanovski, 34, will put his status as the no.1 pound-for-pound fighter on the line as he looks to become a double champion by capturing … Read more

Perth Wildcats coach John Rillie and star Luke Travers thrilled with NBL win over Sydney Kings to make finals

Perth Wildcats coach John Rillie has released his inner Ted Lasso and declared there is no reason why his team can’t win the NBL championship from sixth spot, after producing a remarkable 12-point win over Sydney to propel themselves back into the finals. In an incredible final day of the season, Perth had to win … Read more

Transfer spending is out of control – clubs need saving from themselves

The government will announce on Wednesday its white paper to enshrine in legislation an independent regulator for British football. As we are so often told, only one club, Portsmouth, has entered administration in the 31-year history of the Premier League. That has long been the argument against regulation. Bankruptcy is for the little guys. Yet … Read more