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Antonio Conte tells his Chelsea players to start living up to their reputations

Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea players to start living up to their reputations after the Blues endured a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal.

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down leaving Wayne Rooney out

Jose Mourinho played down the significance of his decision to leave Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United's starting line-up against Leicester.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins denies trying to gain an advantage with triamcinolone use

Sir Bradley Wiggins has denied he was trying to gain an "unfair advantage" when he obtained permission to use a banned drug before some of his biggest races, including his victory in the 2012 Tour de France.

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Pep Guardiola thinks Sergio Aguero can contribute even more to Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that he wants to make star striker Sergio Aguero a better player after the Argentinian returned from suspension with two goals in a 3-1 victory over Swansea.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp still sees room for improvement after 5-1 win

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was satisfied with the 5-1 win over 10-man Hull but was still slightly disappointed the performance fizzled out in the second half.

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Jorge Linares defeats Anthony Crolla on points to secure WBA lightweight title

Anthony Crolla's second defence of his WBA lightweight title ended in a unanimous decision defeat as he was convincingly outboxed by classy Venezuelan Jorge Linares in Manchester on Saturday night.

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Pardew praises Palace chairman Parish after priceless victory at Sunderland

Alan Pardew thanked chairman Steve Parish for his financial backing after seeing £32million summer signing Christian Benteke head Crystal Palace to a dramatic victory at Sunderland.

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Angus Fraser challenges Middlesex to repeat County Championship title success

Middlesex had to beat back-to-back champions Yorkshire to seal their first County Championship title in 23 years - and are setting their sights already on toppling the White Rose again next season.

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Tyson Fury's world title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko cancelled again

Tyson Fury's rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been called off for a second time.

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John Kingston hails replacements after Harlequins beat Saracens

John Kingston acclaimed the reinforcements that enabled Harlequins to overcome a mass of high-profile injuries and post a 17-10 Aviva Premiership victory over Saracens at Twickenham Stoop.

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James Webster rues first-half showing as Hull KR slump to agonising defeat

Hull KR interim head coach James Webster says his relegation-threatened team were the architects of their own downfall in Saturday's 23-22 defeat by Huddersfield, which condemned them to the dreaded Million- Pound Match.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins' former team doctor expresses surprise at TUEs

One of Sir Bradley Wiggins' former team doctors has expressed surprise at the decision to allow him to use a triamcinolone ahead of three major races.

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Arsene Wenger hails Arsenal's "style and steel" to overcome Chelsea hoodoo

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed his side's "style and steel" to overcome a recent hoodoo against Chelsea and come away with a 3-0 win at the Emirates.

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Saracens decide against appealing Chris Ashton's 13-week biting ban

Saracens have opted against appealing the 13-week ban given to Chris Ashton for biting after stating they accept the verdict of the disciplinary hearing.

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Manchester United impressive as Jose Mourinho puts Wayne Rooney on the bench

Manchester United produced a first-half display as entertaining as it was dominant to swat aside reigning champions Leicester, with Jose Mourinho's decision to drop Wayne Rooney paying off.

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Ankle surgery rules Jack Clifford out of England's autumn campaign

Jack Clifford will miss England's autumn campaign after being told he needs ankle surgery that will rule him out for 10 weeks.

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Fancy Bears name six more Team GB athletes in next batch of hacked data

Six more Team GB athletes have had their medical data leaked by a group of Russian cyber terrorists calling themselves 'the Fancy Bears'.

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Anthony Crolla set to show 'a bit of everything' in Manchester

Anthony Crolla has vowed to target Jorge Linares' vulnerable streak by pressuring him from the opening bell during Saturday's WBA lightweight title fight.

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Serena Williams withdraws from Wuhan and Beijing events due to shoulder problems

Serena Williams has pulled out of the forthcoming WTA Tour events in Wuhan and Beijing due to ongoing shoulder problems.

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WADA boss Sir Craig Reedie says dispute with IOC is over

World Anti-Doping Agency president Sir Craig Reedie believes peace has broken out between his organisation and the International Olympic Committee after a summer of disputes about how to react to the Russian doping crisis.

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