Richard Scudamore: Premier League clubs asked for £250,000 towards £5m bonus

14-11-2018 Premier League clubs are asked for a £250,000 contribution in order to give outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore a £5m farewell gift.

World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

14-11-2018 A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video

14-11-2018 For the first time ever city rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will meet in the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America's most prestigious club trophy. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for its drama, bitterness and the sheer hatred between the two Argentinian sides. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera, the home of Boca. The second leg takes place at River's home stadium El Monumental on 24 NovemberBuenos Aires 2-0 Brazil: how River and Boca set up a Superclásico final Continue reading...

$100 to not see games? The Warriors' 'In the Building' pass is Silicon Valley in ticket form

14-11-2018 Golden State games will be sold out for the foreseeable future, but they’ve discovered a new way to sell the experience: offering fans passes that don’t include a view of the courtThey say things are expensive in the Bay Area, but this is officially out of hand. The Golden State Warriors are now charging $100 for the privilege to not actually attend games. OK, technically you can watch the court with the team’s new “In the Building Pass”, but only from the television sets in the club areas at Oracle Arena. In the long line of Silicon Valley “innovations” that are just expensive variations on things that already exist, the Warriors have essentially reinvented the concept of “going to a sports bar”.Here’s how the “offer” works: fans get the opportunity to pay $100 for the ability to get into the arena for every home game. That’s basically all they get. They do not get a seat and they don’t even get a chance to see the game in person. Instead they can watch the action unfold on the various televisions at Oracle and, if they want, enjoy some ridiculously priced food and drink at the various bars and restaurants within. Yes, those who have a (non-transferable) pass are eligible for promotional giveaways. No, the offer doesn’t extend to the postseason. Continue reading...

ATP Finals: Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares reach semi-finals in doubles

14-11-2018 Britain's Jamie Murray and partner Bruno Soares reach the doubles semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London for a third successive year.

Talking Horses: Chelmsford night card abandoned after lights go out

14-11-2018 Racing at Chelmsford was abandoned after a power failure caused a virtual blackout during the running of the third raceRacing at Chelmsford on Tuesday night was abandoned after a power failure caused a virtual blackout during the running of the third race. The floodlights at the Essex circuit went out with about two and a half furlongs to run of the feature race on the card. That seven-furlong event was declared void and the rest of the meeting called off, as the course remained in darkness. Related: Pressure grows on Ladbrokes after settlements over ‘cancelled’ bets Continue reading...

England's Eddie Jones to boycott 'waste of time' referees' meetings

14-11-2018 England coach fed up with inconsistent decisionsGeorge Kruis to miss Japan and Australia Tests Eddie Jones is so disillusioned about inconsistent decisions in Tests he plans to boycott all official meetings relating to the game’s laws. England’s coach believes a failure to stick to agreed protocols is undermining rugby and that attending talks on such issues is now “a waste of time.” Continue reading...

Women's World Twenty20 highlights: England and South Africa win

14-11-2018 Watch the best moments from day four of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 as Kirstie Gordon takes three wickets on her England debut.

Which match has featured the most Ballon d'Or winners on one pitch? | The Knowledge

14-11-2018 Plus: Glenn Murray’s ridiculous record, a straight flush of goalscorers and Freddy Eastwood, Southend legend • Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“I have a memory from an old childhood annual that Manchester United are the only team to have fielded three Ballon d’Or winners on the same pitch, back when Charlton, Law and Best were playing,” notes Dan Wardle. “Is this right? And which match featured the most winners at the same time?”Dara O’Reilly kicks off with an excellent answer. “While Dan Wardle’s annual was probably correct at the time of going to press, I’m sure I won’t be the only person to point out that, when Michael Owen joined Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane and Original Ronaldo at Real Madrid in 2004, that meant the club were able to, on numerous occasions over that season, field four players who had won football’s most prestigious individual prize. Continue reading...

Leicester City players attend Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's Bangkok funeral – video

14-11-2018 Leicester City manager Claude Puel and his players have been paying their respects to the club's late owner at his funeral in Bangkok.Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died, along with four others, when his helicopter came down in a car park at the King Power Stadium on 27 October. Members of the Leicester City team, including the striker Jamie Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan, as well as club officials flew to Thailand after their match against Cardiff. Playing on for Vichai: Claude Puel remembers Leicester’s loved owner Continue reading...