18-01-2019 Roger Federer: Son Lenny steals the show after win at Australian Open

Roger Federer's son Lenny steals the show on court after the 20-time Grand Slam champion beats Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open.

18-01-2019 Masters Snooker 2019: Judd Trump beats Mark Selby to reach semi-finals

Judd Trump knocks world number one Mark Selby out of the Masters to reach the semi-finals with a 6-2 victory.

18-01-2019 Football transfer rumours: Emerson Palmieri to leave Chelsea for Juventus?

Today’s tittle-tattle has never known more about Derby County Not content with having a name that makes him sound like two-thirds of a 1970s London prog rock band, Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is now the subject of interest from Juventus. A bit-part player at Stamford Bridge, the Italian international has played only two Premier League games this season and would go to Turin as cover for Alex Sandro. Related: Chelsea close to signing Higuaín with Morata set to join Atlético Madrid Continue reading...

18-01-2019 Time running out for Claude Puel’s quest to galvanise Leicester

Leicester may sit eighth in the Premier League but the football has largely been stodgy and their manager’s attempts to forge a new possession-based identity are not bearing fruitAnother week, another audience with Leicester City’s manager, and another question about his future. “It’s a common thread, all press conferences, I cannot manage these rumours,” Claude Puel replied, smiling. “It’s often we have a lot of bets about my future. But I’m sorry for lots of people who made this bet because they lost a lot of money.”Puel remains the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job, which may come as a surprise to those whose knowledge of Leicester begins and ends with their position in the table: eighth. The assumption that tends to follow is that any disgruntled Leicester supporters have ideas above their station, fuelled by that 5,000-1 triumph three years ago, and now expect to challenge for the title every season. Continue reading...

18-01-2019 Jan Siewert: Huddersfield approach Borussia Dortmund coach

Huddersfield approach Borussia Dortmund for permission to speak to coach Jan Siewert for their vacant manager role.

18-01-2019 Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Who will Pochettino turn to up front? Will Lindelöf banish bad memories of Brighton? And should Sarri start Giroud? If Mauricio Pochettino could have picked one Premier League team to start playing against without his top scorer and his most in-form attacker, then he would surely have plumped for Fulham. Claudio Ranieri’s defensively chaotic side are the perfect opponents in a far-from-ideal scenario for Tottenham, who must learn to cope without Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. It will still be interesting to see how Mauricio Pochettino tries to overcome those losses. Perhaps he will ask Dele Alli or Lucas Moura to play as a shifty striker or maybe he’ll deploy Fernando Llorente, a more conventional centre-forward who netted a hat-trick in the recent annihilation of Tranmere Rovers? Or the manager might even push his faith in youth to an unprecedented extreme by giving a start to the highly promising 16-year-old Irish striker Troy Parrott, who has yet to appear for the senior team? Whatever the manager opts for, Spurs can be confident of victory given that Fulham have been so hapless this season that they even managed to concede two goals last week despite restricting Burnley to no shots on target. PD Continue reading...

18-01-2019 Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris on her gruelling 83-hour win: ‘I just had one job to do'

The winner of the brutal Montane Spine Race on how hiking with her baby helped her to smash the men’s record – despite having to express milk along the wayIt is Britain’s most brutal running race – 268 miles non-stop along the Pennine Way, from Edale in Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders, in January. Jasmin Paris, who is still breastfeeding her 14-month-old daughter Rowan, and was expressing milk along the way, this week beat 136 other competitors – including 125 men – from 15 different countries, to win the Montane Spine Race outright. In the process, on Wednesday, she smashed the men’s course record by more than 12 hours.Paris, who is a vet working at the University of Edinburgh and studying acute myeloid leukaemia, told the Guardian she had planned to wean her daughter before the race began, but two back-to-back viral infections meant baby Rowan refused to take anything except milk for five days, and so by the time of the race she was still breastfeeding to avoid mastitis. Continue reading...

18-01-2019 Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea in talks with Bayern Munich target

Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoi is in talks with Chelsea about his future.

18-01-2019 The unapologetic feminism that turned Andy Murray into a global icon | Jacob Steinberg

Murray’s views on equality and the women’s game have had huge impact, exemplified by his decision to hire a female coach in Amélie Mauresmo in 2014Once the empty feeling subsides and the lump at the back of his throat stops threatening to leap from his mouth, perhaps it will console Andy Murray to consider how much he means to people from all walks of life. Even at this early stage of the healing process, with the emotions swirling and his heart shattered as he contemplates how brutally his body has given up on him in the past two years, it might raise his spirits to know he is showered with affection not only for his achievements on a tennis court but also for what he represents on a human level. Related: 'He’s an idol': Dunblane reacts to Andy Murray's impending retirement Continue reading...

18-01-2019 Harry Potter fan Calum Chambers reveals his football secrets...

Fulham's Calum Chambers talks to Football Focus about Harry Potter, beating Tottenham, and how long he can hold his breath for.