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Michael Johnson: ‘Olympic mindset’ helped recovery from stroke

Watch: Johnson 'really lucky' after suffering a strokeSprinting great Michael Johnson said he had to apply an "Olympic mindset" during his recovery from a stroke. The American, 51, says he is "pretty much back to normal" after suffering the illness in September. Johnson, who won 200m Olympic gold at the Atlanta Games in 1996 in…

Sky Sports: EFL agrees new five-year television deal worth £595m with broadcaster.

The new deal will see Sky broadcast every play-off game live as well as the Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy finalsThe English Football League has agreed a controversial new television rights deal with Sky Sports, worth £595m. The deal, which runs from the start of next season until May 2024, is a 35% increase on…

Denmark v Republic of Ireland & Germany v Netherlands – team news

Uefa Nations League live: Denmark v Republic of Ireland & Germany v Netherlands - Live - BBC Sport ]]> Summary Germany v Netherlands - draw enough to put Dutch into finals Germany already relegated and face prospect of being seeded in Pot 2 for Euros qualifying Sane & Rudiger start for Germany, Van Dijk &…

NFL week 11 review: Philadelphia Eagles suffer record defeat as New Orleans Saints win...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is emerging as a leading MVP candidateThe New Orleans Saints made it nine wins in a row in their seemingly relentless march towards the Super Bowl by inflicting a record 48-7 defeat on the Philadelphia Eagles, the reigning champions. Drew Brees, the Saints' 39-year-old quarterback, scored four touchdowns to…

Sophia Florsch: ‘No fear of paralysis’ for F3 driver after surgery

Track marshals and medics attend to Florsch after the high-speed accidentFormula 3 driver Sophia Florsch's surgery went "extremely well" and there is "no fear of paralysis", her team principal has told BBC World Service. German Florsch, 17, fractured her spine in a high-speed crash at Sunday's Macau Grand Prix. Doctors used bone from her hip…

Fernando Alonso: Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis & where it started to go wrong at...

Fernando Alonso: the F1 great who couldn't catch a break - part one of five Fernando Alonso retires from Formula 1 this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as one of the sport's biggest stars but arguably its greatest enigma. The 37-year-old is a two-time world champion and has won 32 grands prix; a…

NFL plays of the week: ‘Phenomenal’ Kenny Golladay & TY Hilton’s fancy footwork –...

Watch the best plays from Sunday's week 11 games in the NFL, including a phenomenal Kenny Golladay catch for the Detroit Lions and some fancy footwork from the Indianapolis Colts' TY Hilton. WATCH MORE: Al Pacino? Robert De Niro? Making sense of an NFL play call Watch NFL This Week on Tuesday 20 November at…

Dina Asher-Smith named in IAAF Female Athlete of the Year shortlist

Dina Asher-Smith wins 100m gold with a British record time of 10.85 secondsBritain's Dina Asher-Smith has been named in the five-strong shortlist for the 2018 IAAF Female Athlete of the Year award. The triple European champion is joined by fellow sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas. Belgian heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam, Colombian triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen…

Gascoigne charged with train sex assault

Image copyright PA Image caption Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne will appear before magistrates in December Football legend Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a train from York to Durham. The former England midfielder was arrested at Durham station on 20 August. British Transport Police said the 51-year-old has now been charged…

Cricket Australia to reconsider Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft bans

David Warner (left) and Steve Smith played against each other in Sydney club cricket matchThe bans on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft could be reduced by Cricket Australia (CA). Smith and Warner were suspended for 12 months and Bancroft for nine for ball-tampering in South Africa in March. An independent review commissioned by…

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Police report: Ex-Bills OL Richie Incognito wanted deceased dad’s head cut...

CLOSE The Scottsdale Police Department confirmed that free-agent offensive lineman Richie Incognito was arrested for disorderly conduct and making threats on Monday. Time Ex-NFL star Richie Incognito was arrested Monday after police say he threatened to shoot employees at a Scottsdale funeral home where he was trying to make arrangements for his father. Police were…

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