Cesar Azpilicueta has called for Chelsea unity after fans demanded manager Maurizio Sarri be sacked during their comeback win at Cardiff. Late goals from Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek rescued Chelsea on Sunday and kept alive their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish. But the dramatic conclusion could not mask a poor Chelsea display, which saw disgruntled

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris thinks their first game at their new stadium against Crystal Palace on Wednesday is a good opportunity to kick-start their season. The France international made a blunder in the 90th minute on Sunday as Spurs lost 2-1 to Liverpool at Anfield. Only one point separates Mauricio Pochettino’s side in third and Chelsea in

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked the anniversary of his MLS debut but scoring two penalties to lead LA Galaxy to a 2-1 win against the Portland Timbers on Sunday. Making his first appearance since March 2 due to an achilles injury, Ibrahimovic hit the post in the first half before slotting home from 12 yards to give Galaxy

The streaking Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on 50 wins with four games remaining in the regular season. It’s a number few would have imagined last autumn and again after trading leading scorer Tobias Harris in February. Danilo Gallinari wasn’t one of them. ‘I was very confident in this team from the beginning,’ he

Duanne Olivier’s decision to join Yorkshire and try to qualify for England will rock South Africa, a core cricket nation We are all prisoners of our own generation and my dad was no exception. When he went into hospital to be greeted by a Nigerian nurse, he was – not having met many Nigerians –

At the corner of Unacceptable and Intolerable, the Yankees lost a season-opening series to the Orioles. Baseball is not supposed to provide automatic wins. But the Orioles are as close to an NCAA Tournament 16th seed as this sport provides. Maybe a game can slip away. But a series? In The Bronx? Against a pitching

Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore are feeling the heat in IPL 2019 after previous years of underachieving. After years of underwhelming performances, many thought IPL 2019 will be the edition when Royal Challengers Bangalore finally break their title jinx. However, it has been another astonishingly poor start for RCB with three back-to-back defeats relegating them to

An injury to All Blacks captain Kieran Read, who was forced off halfway through his comeback match, soured the Canterbury Crusaders’ comfortable 32-8 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes on Friday. Read was making his first appearance this year after an extended off-season but went down for a lengthy spell of treatment on his right leg after about

Roger Federer moved into the Miami Open semi-finals with a straightforward victory over Kevin Anderson. Three-time champion Federer beat 20th seed Anderson 6-0 6-4 in a match lasting just under an hour and a half. The 37-year-old struck with the first break in the opening game and twice more en route to taking the first set

Chelsea are reportedly lining up a bumper £100,000-a-week contract in a bid to persuade Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Stamford Bridge. According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea will look to hold more talks with the 18-year-old as they look to fend off interest from Bayern Munich. His current deal has a little over a year left. Hudson-Odoi