Being an amateur referee: your stories of threats and attacks, but a love of the game

Being an amateur referee: your stories of threats and attacks, but a love of...

Assaulted referee forgives his attackersEvery week, thousands of referees oversee grassroots matches - for the love of football and the reward of enjoying the match, but often for little financial return and a risk to their safety. While many will encounter no serious problems, others face verbal or even physical abuse by players and spectators.…
Fernando Alonso: The Ferrari years and the championships that got away

Fernando Alonso: The Ferrari years and the championships that got away

Fernando Alonso: the F1 great who couldn't catch a break - part three of five Luca Di Montezemolo was Ferrari president throughout Fernando Alonso's time with the team, and he remembers him, Michael Schumacher and Niki Lauda as "the three best drivers I have seen in the Ferrari team". "What I appreciated about Fernando is…
Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver says ‘I am going to come back’

Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver says ‘I am going to come back’

Track marshals and medics attend to Florsch after the high-speed accidentFormula 3 driver Sophia Florsch says she is "going to come back" after having an 11-hour operation on the fractured spine she sustained in a high-speed crash in Macau on Sunday. Doctors used bone from the 17-year-old German driver's hip to repair one of her…
Sri Lanka v England: Jonny Bairstow has not ‘accepted’ playing as specialist batsman

Sri Lanka v England: Jonny Bairstow has not ‘accepted’ playing as specialist batsman

Olly Stone, Joe Root, Keaton Jennings and Jonny Bairstow on a visit to an area that has been cleared of landmines Sri Lanka v England: Third Test Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo Dates: 23-27 November Time: 04:30 GMT Coverage: Watch and listen to The Cricket Social and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport…
Scotland 3-2 Israel: James Forrest treble wins Nations League group for Alex McLeish’s side

Scotland 3-2 Israel: James Forrest treble wins Nations League group for Alex McLeish’s side

James Forrest had not scored in his first 24 Scotland appearances but now has five international goalsScotland clinched a Euro 2020 play-off place and Nations League promotion after a dramatic and angst-ridden night against Israel at Hampden. Celtic winger James Forrest scored a hat trick - taking his tally to five in two games -…
Albania 1-0 Wales: Humbling defeat for Giggs as Gunter breaks caps record

Albania 1-0 Wales: Humbling defeat for Giggs as Gunter breaks caps record

Chris Gunter made his Wales debut in a 2-2 draw against New Zealand in 2007Wales suffered an embarrassing 1-0 friendly defeat in Albania to take the shine off Chris Gunter's record-breaking 93rd appearance. Gunter captained his country for only the second time as he surpassed Neville Southall's 92 caps, but the visitors failed to produce…
Italy v USA, France v Uruguay & Brazil v Cameroon

Italy v USA, France v Uruguay & Brazil v Cameroon

Portugal and Brazil lead, plus Italy and France in action - Live - BBC Sport ]]> Summary Portugal v Poland - Portugal already in finals, Poland already relegated A draw for Poland would put Germany in Pot 2 for Euro 2020 qualifying Brazil playing Cameroon in friendly in Milton Keynes Italy v USA (19:45 GMT)…
Jordan Nobbs’ injury hits England World Cup hopes – Kelly Smith

Jordan Nobbs’ injury hits England World Cup hopes – Kelly Smith

Jordan Nobbs' form has been key in lifting Arsenal to the top of the Women's Super League tableJordan Nobbs' serious knee injury is a "big blow" to England's World Cup chances in France next year, according to record goalscorer Kelly Smith. The player Smith describes as the "engine" of England's midfield ruptured her anterior cruciate…
Gunter captains Wales on record appearance v Albania

Gunter captains Wales on record appearance v Albania

International friendly: Albania v Wales live - Live - BBC Sport ]]> Summary Chris Gunter will become Wales' most capped player with 93 caps Wales missed out on Nations League promotion against Denmark last Friday Albania were relegated from Nations League Group C1 after finishing behind Israel and Scotland Live Reporting Match Stats Line-ups Scores
Chris Ashton ruled out for England while Australia struck with stomach bug

Chris Ashton ruled out for England while Australia struck with stomach bug

Ashton receives treatment after picking up an injury against Japan England v Australia Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 24 November Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live with BBC Two highlights at 19:30 GMT England wing Chris Ashton has been ruled out of Saturday's match with Australia, who have themselves been struck down…

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