Highlights: Judd Trump beats Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-4 to win first Masters title

Watch highlights as Judd Trump beats seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-4 at Alexandra Palace to win his first Masters title.

21-01-2019



The Breakdown | Concentration of Ireland rugby talent leaves English trailing in Europe

Leinster – and the fast-rising Scottish sides – are packed full of internationals while Test players are spread more thinly across their Premiership and Top 14 rivalsThe Premiership goes into the final round of the European Champions Cup group stage this weekend hunting a first victory over an Irish province in this season’s tournament. Its clubs have three opportunities: Ulster travel to Leicester, Leinster are away to Wasps and, in the one contest that has an outcome for both teams, Exeter have to become the fourth team to topple Munster at Thomond Park in the competition.The Chiefs’ task is even more demanding because of the bonus point Munster secured at Gloucester last Friday. It means Exeter not only have to win but deny their opponents a bonus point, unless they score at least four tries. For all the impact they have made in the Premiership in recent seasons, reaching the last three finals, they have yet to find the formula in Europe where a gameplan based on retaining possession is more hazardous because of the extra latitude given to the defending side at the breakdown. Continue reading...

21-01-2019



Anthony Joshua 'desperately' needs to fight in US, says legendary promoter Bob Arum

Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua's credibility in the US has been "damaged" by fighting "no-hopers", says legendary promoter Bob Arum.

21-01-2019



Serena Guthrie column: Five things the Quad Series taught us for the World Cup

In her column for BBC Sport, Serena Guthrie explains what England learned from the Quad Series as they prepare for the World Cup.

21-01-2019



Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

21-01-2019



Danny Cipriani waiting on England call after Owen Farrell hand surgery

• England captain and fly-half had operation on a thumb• Brad Shields and Joe Launchbury also concerns for JonesDanny Cipriani will find out in the coming days if Owen Farrell’s thumb injury leads to an England reprieve and a place in the squad to prepare for their Six Nations opener against Ireland. Last week Cipriani was omitted from England’s 35-man squad but Eddie Jones has yet to decide whether he needs an extra fly-half for the forthcoming training camp in Portugal in light of Farrell’s injury. Related: Saracens into Champions Cup last eight as top seeds after beating Glasgow Continue reading...

21-01-2019



England in West Indies: Why you should not miss Test series

England begin one of the most exciting years in their history with a three-Test series against West Indies - here is why it is worth following.

21-01-2019



Serena Williams knocks out Simona Halep in epic Australian Open clash

Serena Williams impresses in a high-quality 6-1 4-6 6-4 last-16 win over top seed Simona Halep at the Australian Open.

21-01-2019



Australian Open: Kei Nishikori through after five-set win over Pablo Carreno Busta

Kei Nishikori produces another sensational comeback to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals with a five-set win over Pablo Carreno Busta.

21-01-2019



'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

21-01-2019



The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage

With the best of our sports journalism from the past seven days and a heads-up on the weekend’s action, you won’t miss a thingLet our team of editors be your guide to the best of the Guardian’s award-winning sport coverage from the past week. We’ll email you the stand-out features and interviews, insightful analysis and highlights from the archive, plus films, podcasts, galleries and more – all arriving in your inbox at 12pm every Friday. And we’ll tee you up for the weekend and let you know our live coverage plans so you won’t miss a thing. Continue reading...

21-01-2019



Barcelona B’s Moussa Wagué condemns racism from Ejea fans

• Defender apologises for clashing with home supporter• Wagué says he was repeatedly racially insultedThe Senegal defender Moussa Wagué has claimed he was subjected to “numerous and repeated racist insults” during Barcelona B’s defeat to Ejea on Sunday, when he was sent off after clashing with a home supporter.Wagué – who became the first African teenager to score at a World Cup finals when he found the net against Japan last summer – was shown a straight red card in the second half of Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat when he became embroiled in an argument with an Ejea fan during the Segunda B match. Continue reading...

21-01-2019



Judd Trump hammers Ronnie O'Sullivan to win first Masters title

Trump beats O’Sullivan 10-4 at Alexandra Palace29-year-old wins title for the first time in emphatic styleJudd Trump won his first Masters title with an emphatic 10-4 victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan at Alexandra Palace.The 29-year-old began as an underdog in his first Masters final against a player seeking his eighth title, but made an impressive start, sweeping to a 4-0 lead and chalking up breaks of 89, 87 and 56. Continue reading...

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