Juventus are top of the tree at Christmas again – 2014 belongs to them
The Bianconeri lead Serie A going into the winter break for the third year running in a muddled season punctuated by moments of individual brillianceREAD MORE...
Horse racing’s quiz of the year 2014: Win a £50 bet!
Win a £50 bet from Stan James and show off your racing brain by getting more questions right, faster than anyone elseREAD MORE...
Ander Herrera hopeful of quick return to action for Manchester United
• Midfielder ruled out of 1-1 draw at Aston Villa with ‘small muscular problem’
• Herrera could be back for Boxing Day visit of Newcastle United
Talking Horses: Best bets for the last day’s racing before Christmas
The ex-Godolphin Restraint Of Trade may get his first hurdles win at Bangor, plus news of a major sponsorship dealREAD MORE...
NBA in 2014: 10 memorable moments
Robert Silverman looks at the best, worst and most controversial moments in basketball this year
• William Fotheringham on cycling • Ewan Murray on golf
• Kevin Mitchell on tennis • Sean Ingle on athletics
• Paul Wilson on football • Colin Horgan on ice hockey
Football transfer rumours: Bale and Busquets to Manchester United?
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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action
Manchester United still look muddled, Pellegrini shows his flexible side and, while there is hope in defeat for West Brom and Leicester, Hull are in a holeREAD MORE...
Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action
Wasps’ record-breakers make themselves at home in Coventry, Bath assert their West Country dominance and the salary cap proves a good fit for Dean RichardsREAD MORE...
A-League: five things we learned from round 11
Old players haunt past teams; errant elbows go unpunished; Perth bounce back; Sydney FC succumb again; young star outshines MatildasREAD MORE...
David Silva backs Manchester City to put pressure on Chelsea in league
• Silva: Stoke game will be tough for Chelsea
• City now level on points having bridged eight-point gap in a month
• José Mourinho hopes for strong referee at Stoke match
Harlequins keep their distance but emerge victorious against Newcastle
• Newcastle’s Ally Hogg: we created all the chances
• Tim Swiel scores four penalties in 13 second-half minutes
• Match report: Harlequins 15-7 Newcastle
Dylan Hartley could face England axe after being sent off against Leicester
• Stuart Lancaster has issued warnings over acts of indiscipline
• Burrell: ‘We felt red card was an unfortunate call by the referee’
• Match report: Northampton 23-19 Leicester
Manuel Pellegrini: Manchester City’s ‘miracle’ form all down to hard work
• City beat Crystal Palace with no recognised striker in team
• Pellegrini: I don’t think it’s a system we’ll adopt in future
• Match report: Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace
QPR will not sell Charlie Austin, says Harry Redknapp
• Austin hat-trick sealed QPR fightback against West Brom
• West Brom’s Alan Irvine encouraged by form of front three
• Match report: QPR 3-2 West Bromwich Albion
Tottenham’s citizen Kane is living the dream at White Hart Lane
• Kane believes Spurs can finish ahead of Arsenal
• ‘Any Spurs fan will tell you it’s a big thing’
• Match report: Tottenham 2-1 Burnley
Van Gaal’s Manchester United lack Ferguson’s knack for escapology
• Aston Villa played last 25 minutes with 10 men against United
• United have failed to win after going behind this season
• Match report: Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United
José Mourinho: Chelsea fringe players are frustrated but also professional
• Stamford Bridge club visit Stoke on Monday
• Mourinho: everybody has to sacrifice for the team
• Portuguese hopes for strong referee performance
West Ham’s Stewart Downing finds another answer against Leicester City
• Sam Allardyce: he’s showing great class and great ability
• West Ham manager also confirms interest in Doneil Henry
• Match report: West Ham 2-0 Leicester City
London Welsh’s captain Carl Kirwan puts on brave face after Saracens rout
• Former oil rig worker admits Irish match is now crucial
• Match report: Saracens 78-7 London Welsh
Bath and Gloucester snub Saracens and support Premiership salary cap
• David Humphreys: cap goes to the core of the game
• Flawless kicking from George Ford wins game for Bath
• Match report: Gloucester 16-39 Bath