21-01-2019 Judd Trump beats Ronnie O'Sullivan to win Masters final 10-4 at Alexandra Palace

Judd Trump wins his first Masters title as a rapid start paves the way for a 10-4 victory over seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

21-01-2019 ‘We'll fight again if you want’: Manny Pacquiao to Floyd Mayweather after Broner fight – video

Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he's still got plenty of fight for a someone on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao's dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answered another night. In a press conference after the match Pacquiao sent a message to Mayweather: ‘I’m still active, go back to the ring … challenge me, I'm a champion.’ With Mayweather watching from ringside, Pacquiao showed flashes of his old speed in winning a unanimous 12-round decision over Broner to easily defend his piece of the welterweight titleManny Pacquiao beats Adrien Broner on points to retain welterweight title – as it happened Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Chelsea players are 'extremely difficult to motivate', says Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri launched a scathing attack on his players after they laboured to a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League.An irate Sarri, who opted to speak Italian in his press conference to properly execute his message, accused his squad of being ‘extremely difficult to motivate’.First-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny allowed the Gunners to move within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea, who have failed to find their rhythm in 2019.Sarri insists the mentality of his players must improve, hinting at personnel changes before the January transfer window is over.Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea: Premier League - as it happened! Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Barcelona 3-1 Leganés: La Liga – as it happened

Lionel Messi was required to jump off the bench to inspire Barcelona to victory over the La Liga minnows 10.44pm GMT BARCELONA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Lionel Messi came off the bench to inspire Barcelona to a 3-1 win over a dogged Leganes side on Sunday, creating one goal and scoring another to keep the Catalans five points clear at the top of La Liga. Messi, left out of the starting line-up for only the second time this season when fit, was called on with 64 minutes on the clock and the game poised at 1-1 after Leganes forward Martin Braithwaite had cancelled out Ousmane Dembele’s first-half opener with a 57th-minute strike. The Argentine quickly provided the spark Barca needed by firing a venomous shot from the outside the area which was too powerful for goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar to hold, and Luis Suarez pounced to stab home on the rebound in the 71st minute after a lengthy video assistant referee (VAR) review. La Liga’s top scorer made sure of the victory in stoppage- time, sweeping across the area and hammering the ball past a helpless Cuellar for his 18th goal of the season in Spain’s top flight, taking leaders Barca on to 46 points, five clear of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid, after 20 games. 9.44pm GMT It took Lionel Messi’s magic to win it, and he came on just as Leganes, thanks to that goal from Martin Braithwaite, believed they could get something from the match. The magician needed just 30 minutes to find an assist, a goal and another win. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 John Scales: ‘I punched a hole in the wall when I had to leave Liverpool’

The former England defender talks of how Alan Sugar and a smoke alarm changed a career that took him from Wimbledon to Anfield to SpursThe Fox and Grapes sits just off Wimbledon Common. Tucked down a side street, it is now a posh gastropub with pints for £5.75 and well-groomed dogs adorning the floor. It has not always been this way. John Scales sits in a quiet corner in the back, describing the eve of the 1988 FA Cup final and how the Wimbledon team arrived to let off steam the night before facing Liverpool. Related: Steve Ogrizovic: ‘I enjoyed the police. I was good at clearing bars and clubs’ Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Masters Snooker 2019: Watch the best shots from the tournament

Watch the best shots of the 2019 Masters, featuring Ding Junhui, Judd Trump and Neil Robertson.

21-01-2019 Roger Federer beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas in Australian Open

Watch highlights as the 20-year-old 14th seed from Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas beats defending champion Roger Federer in the last 16 of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

21-01-2019 Australian Open 2019: Alexander Zverev loses to Milos Raonic in fourth round

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev, who smashed up his racquet at one point, is knocked out of the Australian Open by Canada's Milos Raonic.

21-01-2019 Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the Premier League, Australian Open and Masters snooker, plus much more.

21-01-2019 I want Leicester players back with a smile, says beleaguered Claude Puel

• Leicester’s next game is away to Liverpool on 30 January• Against good teams we’ve had good consistency, he saysClaude Puel has urged his Leicester City team to rediscover their ruthless streak in time to navigate a testing run of fixtures as his struggles to convince continue. The under-pressure manager saw his side succumb to a fifth league defeat in eight matches after throwing away a point at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday after twice levelling and has challenged his players to show their quality in their next three matches, against Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.A stoppage-time winner by Diogo Jota condemned Leicester to a third consecutive defeat but Puel is adamant his players are capable of bouncing back in style. Leicester have lost at home to Cardiff and Southampton in the past four weeks but have equally beaten Chelsea and Manchester City in that same time frame. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage

With the best of our sports journalism from the past seven days and a heads-up on the weekend’s action, you won’t miss a thingLet our team of editors be your guide to the best of the Guardian’s award-winning sport coverage from the past week. We’ll email you the stand-out features and interviews, insightful analysis and highlights from the archive, plus films, podcasts, galleries and more – all arriving in your inbox at 12pm every Friday. And we’ll tee you up for the weekend and let you know our live coverage plans so you won’t miss a thing. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must improve to win the league

• ‘We need more pace, more passes in a row,’ said City manager• Huddersfield set to announce new manager, Jan SiewertPep Guardiola says his team must improve if they are to overhaul Liverpool at the top of the Premier League and fulfil the sky-high ambitions they have for this season.Goals from Danilo, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sané gave Manchester City a comfortable win at bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield and cut the distance to the leaders at the top of the Premier League back to four points. But Guardiola, whose team are pursuing trophies on four fronts, said better performances will be needed as the season approaches its climax. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 England preparation for West Indies 'not ideal', says James Anderson

England's preparations for their Test series in the West Indies are "not ideal" but they must "make do", says veteran seam bowler James Anderson.

21-01-2019 Juventus in advanced talks to sign United’s Matteo Darmian on loan

• Deal would see Juve having an option to buy full-back for £7.1m• Italian defender keen on a move back to Serie AThe Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian is close to joining Juventus on loan until the end of the season in a deal that would see the Italian champions having the option to sign him permanently in the summer for €8m (£7.1m). Related: Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Tom Brady brilliant in the clutch as Patriots beat Chiefs to set up Rams Super Bowl

New England Patriots 37-31 Kansas City Chiefs (OT)Patriots quarterback leads two late drives in thrilling winRams reached Super Bowl LIII with victory over SaintsThe New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady’s brilliance. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and Rex Burkhead’s two-yard touchdown lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship on Sunday night.The drive, during which New England had three third-down conversions, against an exhausted defense was reminiscent of when the Patriots beat Atlanta in the only Super Bowl to go to OT two years ago. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 The Fiver | A kind of softly moving statue by which to remember Arsène Wenger

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The big January transfer news continues to roll in, after Oumar Niasse, a player famously deprived of a locker at Everton by Ronald Koeman, left Goodison Park to join Cardiff City. Then Yohan Benalouane, a player stored in a locker for almost two years by Claude Puel, did one from Leicester to hurry into the warm embrace of Nottingham Forest’s new manager, Martin O’Neill, who confirmed he hopes to swell the good vibes at the City Ground by bringing along, as his assistant, that most eminent graduate of the Wealdstone Raider School of Motivational Discourse, Roy Keane. Continue reading...

21-01-2019 Simona Halep v Serena Williams: Australian Open last 16 – live!

Live updates from the Rod Laver ArenaBarty fights back to send Sharapova outEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.20am GMT First set: Halep 1-0 Williams* (*denotes server): It’s Serena Williams to open the serving. But it’s Simona Halep who comes hurtling out of the blocks, racing into a 0-30 lead. The Romanian’s in the zone here, showing plenty of aggression and ramming a forehand down the line to earn three break points in double quick time. Williams’s response? A double fault. Crikey. Halep breaks to love. 8.12am GMT The players are out on court. We’ll have tennis soon! Continue reading...

21-01-2019 The Breakdown | Concentration of Ireland rugby talent leaves English trailing in Europe

Leinster – and the fast-rising Scottish sides – are packed full of internationals while Test players are spread more thinly across their Premiership and Top 14 rivalsThe Premiership goes into the final round of the European Champions Cup group stage this weekend hunting a first victory over an Irish province in this season’s tournament. Its clubs have three opportunities: Ulster travel to Leicester, Leinster are away to Wasps and, in the one contest that has an outcome for both teams, Exeter have to become the fourth team to topple Munster at Thomond Park in the competition.The Chiefs’ task is even more demanding because of the bonus point Munster secured at Gloucester last Friday. It means Exeter not only have to win but deny their opponents a bonus point, unless they score at least four tries. For all the impact they have made in the Premiership in recent seasons, reaching the last three finals, they have yet to find the formula in Europe where a gameplan based on retaining possession is more hazardous because of the extra latitude given to the defending side at the breakdown. Continue reading...