Liverpool and Bayern Munich trade blows but draw leaves tie poised

Jürgen Klopp’s prediction of a “blockbuster” between the two five-times champions of Europe was misplaced. His warning about the strength of his old adversaries from Bayern Munich was not. The wise heads rather than the old legs of the German champions prevailed as Liverpool were frustrated at Anfield for the first time in this season’s Champions League. Liverpool maintained their

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Martina Navratilova criticised over ‘cheating’ trans women comments

Former tennis player says trans athletes competing in women’s tournaments is ‘insane’ The former Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova has been criticised for “disturbing, upsetting, and deeply transphobic” comments after she argued that allowing transgender women to compete in women’s sporting tournaments was “insane and cheating”. The tennis player and gay rights campaigner first drew criticism from equalities activists and trans

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Diallo leaps over Shaq to win NBA slam-dunk contest as Harris shocks Steph Curry

Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo lights up NBA All-Star Weekend Nets’ Joe Harris beats Curry brothers in three-point contest Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo put on a show during the NBA’s All-Star weekend to win the league’s annual slam dunk contest. Diallo pulled off a dunk that will be talked about for years in the first round dunking over Shaquille O’Neal, hanging

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Is promotion and relegation any closer in US soccer?

America’s international teams go through ups and downs but the issue of promotion and relegation in domestic leagues refuses to die A year after Carlos Cordeiro was elected US Soccer president in a free-for-all that threw everything in the sport up for debate, the federation convened for a much quieter annual meeting over the weekend. Hall of Fame player Cindy

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