Stokes 'does not regret' batting first in defeat to the West Indies

‘I’m not going to look back with any regrets’: Stand-in captain Ben Stokes stands by decisions to drop Stuart Broad and bat first after Jermaine Blackwood propelled West Indies to first-Test victory Ben Stokes said he did not regret key decisions as England lost to West Indies  Jermaine Blackwood got

Spurs prove there’s life in the Mourinho way to expose same old Arsenal and seal north London derby victory

The strangest of settings for the north London derby, but maybe the most predictable of results. Arsenal remained a bit too Arsenal. Jose Mourinho remained resolutely Jose Mourinho. Inevitably, Mikel Arteta’s side offered up the errors the Portuguese was waiting for. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full

Norwich boss Daniel Farke not to blame for relegation, says Alex Tettey

Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey has voiced his support for head coach Daniel Farke following confirmation of the club’s relegation from the Premier League. Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to West Ham saw the Canaries lose their top-flight status with three games remaining, having suffered defeats in all six of their matches since

Lewis Hamilton ‘so happy’ to win Styrian GP, hails Mercedes gesture

Lewis Hamilton said he was “over the moon” to rebound in Austria with a dominant first win of the F1 season, as he also reflected on a “beautiful” moment before the race when Mercedes joined him in taking a knee. Hamilton dominated Sunday’s Styrian GP from start to finish for

Arsenal and Tottenham player ratings as Son stars for hosts

Toby Alderweireld's 81st-minute header sealed a 2-1 Premier League victory for Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal in the first north London derby in their new stadium on Sunday. The match appeared to be heading for a draw but Alderweireld claimed all three points for Spurs to move Jose Mourinho's side above

Tottenham vs Arsenal result: Five things we learned as Jose Mourinho’s side snatch victory

Arsenal show frills and flaws in decisive five minutes It was the light and shade of Arsenal, the new hope and old despair, distilled into one five-minute period. The tension of a north London derby, even one played under unrecognisable circumstances, has a habit of exacerbating every ingenuity and flaw.

Lewis Hamilton hails ‘beautiful thing’ as star and Mercedes make Black Lives Matter stand

Lewis Hamilton has hailed the unity he feels part of at Mercedes after his team-mates joined him in taking a knee before Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix. Hamilton, wearing a t-shirt adorned with the Black Lives Matter slogan, again led the field of drivers in making the gesture as F1 took

Jamie Redknapp insists VAR call on Sakho goal was 'incredibly harsh'

Jamie Redknapp insists VAR’s decision to disallow Mamadou Sakho’s goal for handball was ‘incredibly harsh’ after ball appears to hit him on shoulder… while Matt Murray labels it a ‘pivotal moment’ in Aston Villa’s season A VAR decision denied Crystal Palace an early opener at Aston Villa on Sunday Mamadou

Police arrest 12-year-old boy over racist abuse sent to Wilfried Zaha

West Midlands Police have confirmed a 12-year-old boy has been arrested over the racist abuse sent to Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha. Zaha took to Twitter on Sunday morning to share the abuse sent to him on Instagram the previous day, with one message reading: "You better not score tomorrow

Lewis Hamilton joined in taking a knee by other drivers at Styrian GP

Lewis Hamilton was joined in taking a knee by the majority of his fellow drivers ahead of F1’s second race of the season at the Styrian GP, with some drivers again opting to stand. As at last week’s Austrian GP, all 20 drivers again wore T-shirts featuring the words ‘End