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World Cup: Harry Kane named England captain for Russia 2018 tournament

World Cup: Harry Kane named England captain for Russia 2018 tournament

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Kane has captained England four times previouslyStriker Harry Kane will captain England at the World Cup in Russia, manager Gareth Southgate has announced. Kane, 24, scored 41 goals in all competitions last season as Tottenham finished third in the Premier League. Spurs team-mate Eric Dier and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson have also skippered England recently. "Harry has some outstanding personal qualities," said Southgate, who told the England squad during a meeting at St George's Park on Monday night. Kane first captained England in last summer's 2-2 World Cup qualifier in Scotland, where he scored a late equaliser, before going on to wear the armband on a further three occasions. "I'm so excited for the World Cup, I can't wait to be there and experience it...
Unai Emery set to be appointed new Arsenal manager

Unai Emery set to be appointed new Arsenal manager

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Unai Emery is set to join Arsenal after two years with Paris St-GermainArsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager. Manchester City assistant manager and former Gunners captain Mikel Arteta was strong favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger. Emery emerged as the unanimous choice following a recruitment process in which all candidates were spoken to. The 46-year-old Spaniard is available after leaving Paris St-Germain where he won one Ligue 1 title and four domestic cups in two seasons in charge. Previously he guided Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League triumphs between 2014 and 2016. Emery announced last month he would leave French champions PSG when his contract expired at the end of the season. He was replaced by former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas...
Champions League 2017-18: The moments of this season’s tournament

Champions League 2017-18: The moments of this season’s tournament

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in this season's Champions League going into Saturday's final with LiverpoolWith only one game of this season's competition remaining, BBC Sport gathered the thoughts of several European football journalists on the moments that shaped the 2017-18 Champions League. Here's what BBC Euro Leagues Football Show regulars Mina Rzouki, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Raphael Honigstein, European football writer Andy Brassell, BBC World Service's John Bennett and BBC Sport online journalist Emlyn Begley thought about the most memorable goals, performances, disasters and comedy moments. Best moment Kostas Manolas' 82nd-minute winner gave Roma a 3-0 win over Barcelona, and a semi-final spot on away goalsJB: The Kostas...
Eniola Aluko ‘excited’ for new club after ‘frustration’ at lack of playing time at Chelsea

Eniola Aluko ‘excited’ for new club after ‘frustration’ at lack of playing time at Chelsea

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Now it's about playing in Europe for me - Aluko Eniola Aluko says she is "excited" to be joining a European club after being "frustrated" at a lack of playing time for Women's Super League champions Chelsea this season. The striker, 31, left the Blues after scoring in her final game on Sunday but is yet to confirm her next club. She said she had an option to stay as well as offers from other WSL sides but wanted to "do something different". "I'm sad and a little bit scared but I'm excited," Aluko told BBC Sport She added that there was "never really a discussion" about a new contract at Chelsea as she considered whether she was able to deal with "playing a lesser role" in the future. "I could've stayed - Chelsea is my home, but I've stil...
Stephen Thompson v Darren Till: BBC to broadcast UFC fight live for first time

Stephen Thompson v Darren Till: BBC to broadcast UFC fight live for first time

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Darren Till has won four and drawn one of his five UFC Fight Night contestsBBC Radio 5 live sports extra will broadcast live commentary of a UFC event for the first time when world number one welterweight Stephen Thompson takes on Briton Darren Till. The UFC Fight Night show, starting at 18:00 BST on 27 May, will cover the main card from Liverpool's Echo Arena. UFC Connected host Layla Anna-Lee will also bring you news from backstage. Tickets for the fight between the American and Liverpudlian world number eight Till sold out within an hour. The programme will be hosted by OJ Borg and Nick Peet, with commentator Malcolm Martin and former UFC fighter and fan favourite Brad Pickett also part of the coverage. David Shaw, a senior vice president for UFC, said: "The appea...
Vegas Golden Knights on verge of history after reaching NHL finals in debut season

Vegas Golden Knights on verge of history after reaching NHL finals in debut season

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Vegas Golden Knights have won the Western Conference to reach the Stanley Cup finals in their debut seasonA team of "misfits" given odds of 500-1 to win the title at the start of their debut season are on the verge of making history after reaching the NHL finals in their inaugural campaign. The Vegas Golden Knights completed a 4-1 series victory over the Winnipeg Jets to become the first expansion team in 50 years to reach the Stanley Cup finals in their first season. The Knights are Las Vegas' first major professional sports team and were awarded a franchise in June 2016 after owner Bill Foley paid a $500m (£403m) expansion fee to the NHL. They won their inaugural game on 6 October 2017, five days after a gunman opened fire at a Las Vegas country music concert, kill...
Shaun Wane: Wigan Warriors coach to leave club at end of 2018 season

Shaun Wane: Wigan Warriors coach to leave club at end of 2018 season

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Shaun Wane has won five trophies during his time as head coach of WiganWigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane is to leave the club at the end of the 2018 Super League season. Former Wigan forward Wane, 53, was initially Michael Maguire's assistant before he succeeded him as head coach at the start of the 2012 campaign. Wane has led Wigan to two Super League Grand Final wins, a Challenge Cup, League Leaders' Shield and World Club Challenge during his time at the helm. "I feel that now is the right time for me to seek a new challenge," he said. "These accolades have given me both personal and professional satisfaction and the memories will remain with me evermore." Wane, who is Wigan's longest-serving coach in the Super League era, will end a long association with the clu...