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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…

England v Australia: Danny Care dropped for Test; Manu Tuilagi in squad

Danny Care scored England's first try in the 35-15 victory over Japan on Saturday 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 scrum-half Danny Care has been dropped for Saturday's match against Australia at Twickenham. Centre…

Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver ‘had angel on shoulder’ to survive Macau Grand Prix...

Track marshals and medics attend to Sophia Florsch after the high-speed crashFormula 3 driver Sophia Florsch had an "angel on her shoulder" to survive her high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix, says her team principal. German Florsch, 17, fractured her spine after losing control of her car, which flew through the air before smashing…

Alexander Zverev winning ATP Finals is a big moment for tennis, says Boris Becker

Highlights: Dominant Zverev beats Djokovic to win ATP FinalsAlexander Zverev stunned Novak Djokovic to win the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday, earning the 21-year-old the biggest win of his career. Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker, who coached Djokovic to six major titles between 2014 and 2016, watched the match as a BBC Sport commentator.…

Romano Fenati: Rider banned for pulling Stefano Manzi brake lever to return

Watch: Moto2 rider grabs rival's brake leverItalian rider Romano Fenati, who was banned for pulling a rival's brake lever while travelling at 135mph during a race, is set to return next season. Fenati grabbed the brake lever of compatriot Stefano Manzi, who briefly lost his balance before regaining control, during the San Marino Moto2. The…

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Katie Taylor: Dominant Irish woman beats Serrano to retain world titles

Katie Taylor was on top throughout the fight at TD GardenFormer Olympic champion Katie Taylor has successfully defended her world titles with a unanimous points victory over Cindy Serrano in Boston. The 32-year-old Irish boxer won all 10 rounds to retain the IBF and WBA belts. It was a first defeat in six years for…

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