Premier League top scorers 2019/20: Jamie Vardy, Tammy Abraham, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane

The race for the Premier League golden boot last season was as intriguing as ever with a three-way tie.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could not be split after all registering 22 goals.  It was Salah’s second successive golden boot, with Harry Kane winning the award in the

Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey among untradeable players

The life of a football player can be nomadic. Consider Tom Brady. The greatest of all time has been in New England longer than many of you have been alive — but he could be on the move this offseason, maybe lacing them up with the Titans, Chargers or Raiders.

ICC rejects request for back-up World Cup semi-final date

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts says the International Cricket Council has rejected a late inquiry for a back-up day for Thursday’s T20 World Cup semi-finals. Wet weather threatens to spoil Australia’s chances of advancing to Sunday’s final at the MCG. If Australia and South Africa cannot bowl 10 overs

NRL makes call on star charged by police

The NRL has decided not to stand down Canberra recruit Curtis Scott despite a number of serious police charges hanging over his head. The NRL announced on Wednesday that Scott is free to play the Raiders’ season opener against Gold Coast next Friday. Todd Greenberg had earlier this week inspected

Chelsea vs Liverpool result: Ross Barkley’s sensational solo goal knocks Reds out of FA Cup

Chelsea into the quarters, Liverpool with their form – and maybe ambitions – quartered. That is undeniably the main impact of this entertaining 2-0 home win, beyond the FA Cup draw. A previously relentless and almost invincible Liverpool have now lost three of their last four games, and had the

Confirmed: Ellyse Perry ruled out for rest of T20 World Cup

Ellyse Perry has been ruled out for the rest for the Women's T20 World Cup. Australia's worst fears were confirmed on Tuesday with team officials announcing the hamstring injury Perry picked up against New Zealand on Monday would force her out of Thursday's semi-final at the SCG and a potential

Tyson Fury, Kobe Bryant and how sporting success covers every sin

Uncomfortable about sportswashing? It is easy to be disturbed when oil-rich nations with dubious human-rights records use clubs or athletes to promote their image abroad. Manchester City’s battle with Uefa has wider ramifications. City are a proxy of Abu Dhabi, an instrument of soft power for the Emirate. There used

Trainer David Pipe eyes Cheltenham triumph for Brinkley

‘Hopefully he is nice horse for the future’: Trainer David Pipe eyes Cheltenham triumph for Brinkley The grey, made his stable debut after being bought out of Elizabeth Doyle’s yard He looked a smart prospect in landing the extended 2m4f event by 15 lengths David Pipe admitted he is still

Irate Kohli slaps down Kiwi journo

Frustrated India captain Virat Kohli criticised his team and sparred with a journalist as New Zealand won the second Test inside three days to sweep the series on Monday. Home skipper Kane Williamson celebrated “an outstanding performance” as New Zealand, who won the first Test by 10 wickets, claimed the

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says some fans don’t know what striker Troy Parrott looks like

Jose Mourinho has said some of the Tottenham fans who are demanding that Troy Parrott gets game time do not even know what looks like. Mourinho has come under big pressure to play the 18-year-old as Spurs are shorn of any other recognised strikers, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min