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Jamie Carragher: Leicester players should hang their heads in shame

Jamie Carragher feels Leicester's performance in a 3-1 victory over Liverpool vindicates the criticism meted out to the Foxes players in the wake of Claudio Ranieri's sacking as manager last week.

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Craig Shakespeare: Criticism spurred Leicester on

Leicester caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare believes the Foxes squad were hurt by criticism following Claudio Ranieri's sacking as Jamie Vardy labelled it unfair.

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England seamer Jake Ball facing scan on injured right knee

England are about to be reunited with one previously absent colleague on their arrival in Antigua - but may yet discover another of their number will soon be flying back home.

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Mercedes are still top of the tree, says confident Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton insists Mercedes remain Formula One's team to beat after an ominous opening day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

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Heather Watson advances in straight sets in Acapulco

Heather Watson saw off the challenge of qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets to advance to the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco.

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Liverpool appoint Peter Moore as chief executive to replace Ian Ayre

Liverpool have announced the appointment of Peter Moore as their new chief executive to replace the departing Ian Ayre.

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Jack Brooks signs new Yorkshire deal

Yorkshire bowler Jack Brooks has signed a new deal with the county through to the end of 2018.

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David Haye: Tony Bellew 'risking his life' in Saturday's heavyweight showdown

David Haye stressed on Monday that Tony Bellew will be "risking his life" when the pair meet in the ring this weekend.

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Roger Federer eases into second round in Dubai

Seven-time Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship winner Roger Federer eased into the second round with a comfortable victory over Benoit Paire.

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Alex Hales to continue rehabilitation from hand injury on tour with England

Record-breaking opener Alex Hales is to join England on their tour of the West Indies after a scan confirmed he has sufficiently recovered from a broken hand.

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England made hard work of win, admits Farbrace after warm-up scare

England could be forgiven for breathing a collective sigh of relief after Chris Woakes spared their blushes on the way to a two-wicket win over the WICB President's XI.

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Italy tactic that foxed England almost never happened due to recent law tweak

Italy's tactic of refusing to ruck that so unsettled England at Twickenham on Sunday almost bit the dust 24 hours before the RBS 6 Nations encounter.

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England v Italy Q&A: What the ruck is going on?

England secured a 17th successive Test victory by dispatching Italy 36-15 in the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday, but the match was overshadowed by the innovative breakdown tactics employed by the visitors that provoked a furious response from Eddie Jones.

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Mo Farah insists he's a clean athlete in wake of fresh allegations about Salazar

Sir Mo Farah insists he has " done nothing wrong" in the wake of fresh allegations about his coach Alberto Salazar.

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European championship medallist Roberto Pavoni retires

Great Britain's Roberto Pavoni has called time on his career as a swimmer and is set for a move into coaching.

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UAE the likely destination for Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao fight

A venue in the United Arab Emirates for Amir Khan's April 23 fight with Manny Pacquiao is expected to be confirmed by the end of the week.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic thrilled with 'special trophy' after United land EFL Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic heralded his move to Manchester United as a "special" moment for the club after his brace saw the Red Devils lift the EFL Cup at the expense of Southampton.

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I'm a clean athlete, says Sir Mo Farah

Sir Mo Farah insists he is "a clean athlete who has never broken the rules" after fresh allegations were published about his coach Alberto Salazar.

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Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header secured Manchester United the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, breaking Southampton hearts at the end of a thrilling EFL Cup final.

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as "loved and valued by many".

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