National Sport

International rugby league to return to the north of England in 2018

England’s Test series against New Zealand in 2018 will be played along the M62 corridor.

Anthony Watson said England players would discuss donating part of their match fees to Samoa (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

England players decide not to give Samoa any of their match fee

England’s players have opted against giving a portion of their match fee to their Samoan counterparts ahead of Saturday’s clash at Twickenham.

Son Heung-min scores the winner for Tottenham (Martin Meissner/AP)

Son Heung-min nets winner as Tottenham beat Dortmund

Son Heung-min proved the scourge of Borussia Dortmund again as his late winner ensured Tottenham will go through top of the group to the Champions League last 16.

Raheem Sterling nets a late winner for Manchester City (Dave Thompson/AP)

Manchester City leave it late as Raheem Sterling strike keeps winning run going

Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord.

Oumar Niasse, left, has been hit with a retrospective ban (Steven Paston/PA Wire)

Niasse handed two-match ban after FA reject appeal against diving charge

Everton striker Oumar Niasse will serve a two-match ban after his appeal against a diving charge was rejected by the Football Association.

Serena Williams asked  Anna Wintour for wedding dress advice (Evan Agostini/AP)

Serena Williams felt like “a princess and superwoman” on her wedding day

Newlywed Serena Williams revealed that she turned to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for wedding dress advice – and felt like “a princess and superwoman” on her big day.

Ryan Colclough scored twice at Wigan's DW Stadium before leaving to witness the birth of his child (Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport)

Colclough ‘overwhelmed’ after goals double and hospital dash for birth of son

Ryan Colclough said he was “overwhelmed” after scoring twice for Wigan on Tuesday night and then racing off the pitch to see the birth of his second son in hospital.

George North is returning to Wales at the end of the season (Mike Egerton/PA)

George North to leave Northampton to return to Wales

George North will leave Northampton at the end of this season and return to Wales on a national dual contract.

Everton and Lyon players came together during their Europa League tie in October (Peter Byrne/PA)

UEFA fines Everton £26,600 following fan’s confrontation with Lyon goalkeeper

Everton have been fined £26,600 by UEFA after a fan hit out at Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes during their Europa League tie last month.

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Leicester manager Claude Puel wary of West Ham

Leicester boss Claude Puel has warned his players to be wary of a West Ham backlash.

Guido Pizarro celebrates his last-gasp equaliser for Sevilla (Miguel Morenatti/AP)

Liverpool surrender three-goal lead to draw at Sevilla

Liverpool conceded a three-goal half-time lead to throw away the chance of early Champions League qualification as Sevilla netted a 93rd-minute equaliser in Spain.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (left) and Georginio Wijnaldum look dejected after the game (Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport)

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool players let themselves down in Seville

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admits his team-mates let themselves down by throwing away a tangible victory at Sevilla to squander the chance of early Champions League progression.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both scored twice for Real Madrid (Petros Karadjias/AP)

Doubles for Ronaldo and Benzema as Real Madrid hammer Apoel

Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a comprehensive victory against Apoel Nicosia.

The Ashes

5 talking points ahead of the Ashes

The first Ashes Test at the Gabba starts at 12am UK time on Thursday.

Yaya Toure featured as Manchester City beat Feyenoord in the Champions League

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure ignores praise after flying start

Yaya Toure claims Manchester City have taken no notice of all the praise coming their way during a flying start to the season.

Tyson Fury posted a video of himself dancing during training (Nick Potts/PA)

Tyson Fury shows off his dance moves

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury showed off his dance moves during a training camp as he bids for a return to the boxing ring.

Robert Kubica will test for Williams after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Robert Kubica to test for Williams in Abu Dhabi ahead of possible F1 return

Robert Kubica will be given one final audition to stake his claim for a seat at Williams next year after it was confirmed he will test for the British team following this week’s final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Joe Root

England captain Joe Root devising plan to upset Australia in first Ashes Test

Joe Root is plotting how England can “upset the apple cart” for Australia at the Gabba.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith rates current bowling attack as “more nasty” than Mitchell Johnson

Australia captain Steve Smith believes he has an even nastier pace battery to unleash on England than the one Mitchell Johnson led to rip through them on their last tour.

England head coach Wayne Bennett has been linked with the New Zealand post

England head coach Wayne Bennett coy on New Zealand link

England head coach Wayne Bennett has not ruled out returning to give New Zealand a helping hand following their World Cup nightmare.

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