Thursday 21st January 2021

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    • Australia v India: Virat Kohli ton helps India beat Australia to level series Australia-v-India-Virat-Kohli-ton-helps-India-beat-Australia-to-level-series

      One-day international, Adelaide Oval: Australia 298-9 (50 overs): Marsh 131, Maxwell 48, Kumar 4-45 India 299-4 (49.2 overs): Kohli 104, Dhoni 55 not out India win by 6 wickets Scorecard   India captain Virat Kohli hit 104 off 112 balls to help his side level the three-match one-day series in Australia at 1-1. The hosts had set the tourists 299 to win, with Shaun Marsh scoring 131 off 123 balls. Kohli was the foundation of India’s response but holed out to Glenn Maxwell off Jhye Richardson to leave his side needing 57 runs off the final 38 balls. MS Dhoni (55)...

    • Christian Pulisic: Chelsea sign Borussia Dortmund forward for £58m Christian-Pulisic-Chelsea-sign-Borussia-Dortmund-forward-for-£58m

      Chelsea have signed Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic for 64m euros (£58m), but will loan him back to the German club until the end of the season. The 20-year-old United States international, who was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015. Pulisic has scored nine goals in 23 games for the US. “It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club,” he said. It is the highest transfer fee for an American player, beating the 20m euros Wolfsburg paid for John Brooks in 2017. Dortmund director Michael Zorc said: “It was always Christian’s...

    • Mikaela Shiffrin becomes youngest woman to reach 50 World Cup wins in slalom Mikaela-Shiffrin-becomes-youngest-woman-to-reach-50-World-Cup-wins-in-slalom

      American Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest woman to win 50 World Cup ski races with victory in the slalom in the French Alps on Saturday. The 2014 Olympic champion, who led after the first run in Courchevel, finished 0.29 second ahead of Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova and 0.37 second ahead of Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter in third place. It capped an impressive 24 hours after she had won the giant slalom in blizzard-like conditions on Friday. Despite her achievement, Shiffrin said she was not driven by setting records after becoming the first woman to secure a half-century of race victories before...

    • Spain’s Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year Real-Madrid-won-the-Club-World-Cup-for-a-third-consecutive-year1

      Spain’s Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year, and record fourth in total, by beating Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in the final. Luka Modric curled home the opening goal from the edge of the area after Karim Benzema’s lay-off. Marcos Llorente hit a stunning 25-yard half-volley – his first professional goal – and Sergio Ramos headed in the third from Modric’s corner. Tsukasa Shiotani nodded in for Al Ain before Yahya Nader’s own goal. Real could have won by more. Lucas Vazquez hit the post early on and Gareth Bale – who scored...

    • Al Ain shock River Plate to reach Club World Cup final Al-Ain-shock-River-Plate-to-reach-Club-World-Cup-final

      Al Ain stunned Copa Libertadores winners River Plate 5-4 on penalties on Tuesday after a lively 2-2 draw to clinch a place in the Club World Cup final and set up a potential showdown with Real Madrid in the United Arab Emirates. Sweden international Marcus Berg flicked in a corner at the near post to give UAE champions Al Ain the lead on three minutes, but Rafael Santos Borre struck twice in quick succession to put River 2-1 ahead. The Colombian forced in an equalizer from close range following a double save from Al Ain goalkeeper Khalid Eisa, and...

    • The Club World Cup is under way, with Real Madrid looking to win a third successive title. Club-World-Cup-All-you-need-to-know-about-the-tournament

      The Club World Cup is under way, with Real Madrid looking to win a third successive title. A Cristiano Ronaldo goal ensured the La Liga side beat Brazilian club Gremio in the final last year to defend the title they won for a second time by defeating Japan’s Kashima Antlers in 2016. Real will take on Kashima in the semi-final this year but what else do you need to know about the tournament? Who has qualified? A total of seven teams are competing in the annual competition, six continental winners as well as the hosts.   Where and when...

    • Serie A: Ronaldo scores penalty as Juventus see off Torino Serie-A-Ronaldo-scores-penalty-as-Juventus-see-off-Torino

        Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot as unbeaten Italian champions Juventus saw off city rivals Torino 1-0 to hammer home their domination in Serie A on Saturday. Juventus traveled to the Stadio Olimpico after their year-long unbeaten record away from home ended with a shock 2-1 Champions League defeat by Young Boys in Bern. Ronaldo slotted in his 11th league goal this season, and 5,000th for Juventus in Serie A, in the 70th minute after Torino goalkeeper Salvador Ichazo fouled Mario Mandzukic. Juventus are now 11 points ahead of second-placed Napoli, who travel to Cagliari on Sunday, with...

    • Australia v India: Virat Kohli scores century but hosts build lead Australia-v-India-Virat-Kohli-scores-century-but-hosts-build-lead

        Second Test, Perth Stadium (day three): Australia: 326 & 132-4: Khawaja 41*, Shami 2-23 India 283: Kohli 123, Lyon 5-67 Australia lead by 175 runs Scorecard Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary of every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app. Australia built up a 175-run lead by the end of the third day of the second Test against India in Perth. India added 111 to their overnight 172-3, with captain Virat Kohli advancing from 82 to 123, before they were bowled out for 283 – a deficit of 43. Australia got to...

    • Australia v India: Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma ruled out of second Test Australia-v-India-Ravi-chandran-shwin-and-Rohit-Sharma-ruled-out-of-second-Test

        India v Australia, Second Test Venue: Perth Stadium Date: Friday, 14 December Coverage: Live Test Match Special radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app.   India’s Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma are out of the second Test against Australia, who are unchanged for the game which starts on Friday. Spinner Ashwin, who took 6-149 as India won the opener in the four-Test series, has a left-sided abdominal strain. Batsman Rohit scored 37 and one in the first Test has jarred his lower back. Ravindra Jadeja,...

    • Real Madrid suffered their biggest ever home defeat in Europe Real-Madrid-suffered-their-biggest-ever-home-defeat-in-Europe

      Real Madrid suffered their biggest ever home defeat in Europe as they were thrashed by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. The European champions, who had already won Group G, named a weakened team. Fedor Chalov curled home CSKA’s opener against the run of play and Georgy Schennikov volleyed in a second after Mario Fernandes’ shot was saved. Icelandic teenager Arnor Sigurdsson completed the convincing win with a strike from the edge of the box. Real brought on Gareth Bale at half-time and the Welshman suffered an ankle injury, although he was able to play the rest of the...