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October 7, 2017 12:28 AM Spain's Lopetegui hails 'phenomenal' fans for Gerard Pique response

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said it was mission accomplished for his side after seeing them end a "tough and difficult'' week with a place in the World Cup finals, while also praising fans' response to Gerard Pique during the match. With nearest rivals Italy only able to draw at home to Macedonia, Spain assured first place in Group G after brushing aside 121

October 5, 2017 2:53 PM Gareth Bale: Wales boss Chris Coleman says forward could feature in World Cup play-offs

Wales manager Chris Coleman says it is premature to rule forward Gareth Bale out of any potential World Cup qualifying play-off match. He expects Bale to be out for no more than three weeks, with the play-offs scheduled for 9-14 November. Coleman also made clear that the Real Madrid forward reported for international duty with a sore calf and did not participate 124

October 1, 2017 7:49 PM Alarming showing underlines why Klopp should have done more business in summer

Nobody could complain about lady luck this time. Forget clinging to the performance as proof that the tide will soon turn. Liverpool have made a habit of playing well and not winning so far this season, but there were precious few positives for Kopites to cling to at St James' Park. This was certainly no hard luck story for the collection. Newcastle 139

October 1, 2017 5:18 PM Ronald Koeman refuses to discuss his Everton future as Toffees lose again

Everton manager Ronald Koeman insists he has no reason to think about his future while the players are still committed to his plans. The Dutchman refused to answer, when asked, if he was the right man to lead the club out of their current malaise after the 1-0 home defeat to Burnley made it four defeats in five Premier League matches. Everton have just seven 103

October 1, 2017 5:09 PM Dyche hails 'mixed football' as Burnley eclipse 2016-17 away points total with Everton win

Sean Dyche says Burnley's increased ability to mix up their tactics has led to improved away results after a 1-0 win at Everton on Sunday saw his side move up to sixth in the Premier League. Dyche's men have taken eight points from testing trips to Stamford Bridge, Wembley, Anfield and Goodison Park this season, collecting two wins and two draws against 121

October 1, 2017 5:09 PM Ronald Koeman 'not unhappy' with Everton's attitude despite loss to Burnley

Jeff Hendrick's first-half goal means the Merseyside club have won only once since the opening day of the season, with four defeats in five Premier League matches leaving Koeman's men just two points above the bottom three. However, the Dutchman told Sky Sports after the latest setback: "I'm not unhappy what I saw from the team, they showed today how we have to play. "If you play against 108

October 1, 2017 2:20 PM Touring Namibia by car

Driving across Namibia can be tricky, but the reward is inspiring landscapes. With environmental protection written into its constitution, Namibia is an ideal destination in the UN’s year of sustainable tourism. It’s as if you can see all the way to the horizon. Not a hint of haze in the crisp, clear, see-through air, not a person in sight. Wide-open 254

October 1, 2017 2:49 AM CHAN failure reveals flailing Kenya football

The decision to strip Kenya of its right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) has revealed the abject state of football in the country. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) governing body earlier this month withdrew the tournament from Kenya after an inspection team found just one out of four venues was ready ahead of the January 148

September 30, 2017 6:13 PM Manchester City stay on top after hard-earned win at Chelsea

The Eagles were left without a point or goal from seven Premier League matches this season as Jose Mourinho's side again turned on the style. Title rivals City, though, responded with a hard-earned victory at Stamford Bridge in Saturday's evening kick off when Kevin de Bruyne drove in what proved to be the winner against his old club on 67 minutes 103

September 30, 2017 5:51 PM Two more for Kane as Spurs hit four at Huddersfield

Harry Kane’s stunning September continued with two goals, including a brilliant solo strike, in Tottenham Hotspur’s impressive 4-0 Premier League win. HUDDERSFIELD - Harry Kane’s stunning September continued with two goals, including a brilliant solo strike, in Tottenham Hotspur’s impressive 4-0 Premier League win at promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday 121