23-02-2019 Dustin Johnson takes command as Rory McIlroy struggles on the greens

• Tiger Woods stalking leaders in WGC Mexico Championship• Ricky Fowler penalised after falling foul of new rulesHow thoughts of a procession can quickly evaporate. Rory McIlroy, four holes into his second round at the WGC-Mexico Championship, had already backed up an opening 63 with another three birdies. His lead over the field was four.Even a dropped shot at the 6th, after McIlroy found water when trying to reach the par five in two, did not particularly register. Worse, as he afford hope to the remainder of the field, was to follow. McIlroy four-putted from the fringe of the 9th for a double bogey. He missed from 3ft at the 15th. All the while, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar lurked with intent. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 England in West Indies: Hosts claim dramatic 26-run victory

West Indies produce an inspired fightback to claim a thrilling 26-run victory over England and level the one-day series at 1-1.

23-02-2019 McLaren: Three staff members treated after garage fire in Barcelona

Three members of the McLaren crew are treated by medics after a small fire at the team's garage in pre-season testing in Barcelona.

23-02-2019 England have been on the front foot. Kyle Sinckler must take a lot of credit | Ugo Monye

The prop has been described as a ‘timebomb’ and, as Wales will see in Cardiff, he is certainly an explosive forceWhen I look at Kyle Sinckler and how he is performing I see someone who typifies this current England team. Abrasive, dynamic and full of energy and enthusiasm. He may have what I would call his “odd moments” every now and again but I can live with that if you get the rest of the package and that is what we are now seeing. Related: Warren Gatland calls England’s Kyle Sinckler an ‘emotional timebomb’ Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Weakened Scotland bidding to expose self-belief of unpredictable France

Despite missing a cluster of key players Scotland believe they can win in Paris for the first time since 1999Having failed to win in Paris so far this century, Scotland will attempt to end that trend on Saturday with something akin to a second-string side. Of the team’s key quartet, only the captain, Greig Laidlaw, is in the squad, Finn Russell having joined Stuart Hogg and Willem Nel on the injury list this week.Factor in other absentees such as Huw Jones,, Ryan Wilson and Hamish Watson, and it may seem that this game is France’s to lose. But that also appeared to be the case at half-time in their last home game, before they went on to surrender a 16-0 lead to Wales. Given such an ignominious collapse was followed by a heavy defeat at Twickenham, it is evident self-belief is in short supply in the French ranks, as Jacques Brunel implied when asked if, by naming his team two days early, he were not giving the Scots an advantage. “After seeing our performance against England, Scotland must be pretty confident anyway,” the head coach said. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Bookmakers call for drugs clampdown to tackle racecourse brawls

• Call for tracks to counter illegal drug use• Layers respond to fights at Haydock last weekendRacecourses should do more to counter illegal drug use and fighting, according to on-course bookmakers who are well placed to witness bad behaviour among the crowds at British tracks. The Guardian spoke to several bookmakers this week in the aftermath of a nasty incident at Haydock last Saturday, when a mother and child found themselves surrounded by men throwing punches at each other.“The general consensus from bookmakers is that it is a drug issue. It is not alcohol,” said Adam Swann, who, in common with most bookmakers, takes bets at several tracks. He was at Haydock on Saturday. “Remember we are dealing with these people and we can tell if someone is a bit wired or not. I found a nearly empty bag of some substance behind my joint at York. One bookmaker found a bag in front of his joint at Aintree. They are just two examples out of many.” Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Faulty Nike trainer injures Zion Williamson 33 seconds into college basketball game – video

Zion Williamson hit the headlines for the wrong reasons as he was forced off with a knee injury after just 33 seconds after his faulty Nike trainer blew out. Williamson was the likely No 1 pick for the NBA Draft in June. Many notable faces watched on including US president Barack Obama and film director Spike Lee. The North Carolina Tar Heels went on to win 88-72 on Wednesday Zion Williamson felled by faulty Nike as North Carolina blast top-ranked Duke Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Solskjær wants to build team 'worthy of Manchester United's history' – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be hoping his unbeaten start in the Premier League continues if his side can see off Liverpool on Sunday. Speaking prior to the game the Norwegian said that he wants to create a side 'worthy of Manchester United's history'. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Six Nations: England 'would beat All Blacks' but Wales 'different animal' in Cardiff

England's form is so good they would beat the world champion All Blacks, according to Wales legend Shane Williams.

23-02-2019 WGC-Mexico Championship: Dustin Johnson leads by two at halfway

Dustin Johnson leads by two at the WGC-Mexico Championship, with Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar sharing second place.

23-02-2019 England blown away by West Indies seamer Sheldon Cottrell in second ODI

• Second ODI: West Indies 289-6; England 263• Cottrell takes 5-46 as West Indies win by 26 runs• View the full scorecard from the Kensington OvalA tight, tense evening in balmy Bridgetown saw West Indies level their one-day series with England thanks to an inspired spell of bowling from Jason Holder and five wickets for Sheldon Cottrell, a left-armer with a zany celebration.Eoin Morgan’s tourists had been chasing 290 to win this second fixture, a target set up by Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 104 in the first innings. And after half-centuries from the England captain (70) and Ben Stokes (79) they appeared to be heading towards a 2-0 series lead when needing 62 from 61 balls with six wickets in hand. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

23-02-2019 Roy Hodgson on becoming oldest Premier League manager

Roy Hodgson says he would have to "learn to live without" football when he decides to retire as prepares to become the oldest manager in the Premier League's history this weekend.

23-02-2019 Meet Haris Rauf, Pakistan cricket’s latest speed-demon Cinderella man

The ballad of Haris Rauf is interesting to an English cricket fan. Mainly because it just couldn’t happen here at the momentGutted for Pitbull. It has been a hard week for the Miami-based chart ace, sport’s own king of the tournament opening ceremony. Pitbull was booked to perform at the opening of the Pakistan Super League at the Dubai Cricket Stadium last weekend.This was of course a hugely exciting prospect. As anyone who witnessed his set at the Brazil 2014 World Cup will be aware, Pitbull gives great opening ceremony, a style of performance that doesn’t really involve singing or rapping, but is more a matter of standing on a lighted plinth looking purposeful and occasionally pointing at things. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 In an age of endless cricket Sri Lanka just gave us a special moment | Andy Bull

Kusal Perera’s and Oshada Fernando’s last-wicket stand of 78 to beat South Africa last weekend was one of the finest spectacles the game has produced in recent yearsLast Saturday in Christchurch, Martin Guptill thrashed a century for New Zealand in a one-day game against Bangladesh; in Dubai, Shahid Afridi finished off Multan Sultans’ Twenty20 match against Islamabad United with back-to-back sixes; and in Chittagong a young kid called Jamie Smith made a run-a-ball hundred for England Under-19s in a Test against Bangladesh. Cricket’s always on, somewhere or other, one format or another, bat hitting ball like the background tick-tock of a wall clock, something you only really notice when you look at it, catch a fraction of the match in a gif, a clip, a stream, or tweet, or a glance at a scorecard.Amid all the rest of it, South Africa and Sri Lanka were playing in the first Test at Kingsmead in Durban. The match had meandered into a fourth day and it looked as if it was only going one way. South Africa v Sri Lanka isn’t necessarily a series you stop to watch. They have been playing each other for only 26 years and, in South Africa, the contests have been off-puttingly one-sided. Sri Lanka had played 13 Tests there before this series and won only one of them, in 2011, when Kumar Sangakkara and Thilan Samararweera made all the runs and Rangana Herath took most of the wickets. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 'I won five Champions Leagues and these guys zero': Ronaldo taunts Atlético despite defeat – video

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid was an unhappy one with his Juventus side losing 2-0 to Atlético in the Champions League. Ronaldo received plenty of abuse from the home fans and reacted in the mixed zone after the match displaying five fingers to the media, one for each Champions League title he has won. Giménez and Godín put Atlético Madrid in charge against Juventus Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

23-02-2019 Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

23-02-2019 Cardiff 1-5 Watford: Neil Warnock laments 'bizarre' penalty call

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock feels the "bizarre" first-half decision not to award his side a penalty affected his players in the second half where they went on to lose 5-1 to Watford.