Lleyton Hewitt says Bernard Tomic has threatened and 'blackmailed' him

17-01-2019 Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt claims he has been threatened "physically" and "blackmailed" by his former team-mate Bernard Tomic.

Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column

17-01-2019 In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

17-01-2019 This week's sport on the BBC includes the Premier League, Australian Open and Masters snooker, plus much more.

Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

17-01-2019 How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

Altior faces just two runners in smallest British Grade One chase since 2014

17-01-2019 • Best chaser in training faces easy task on Saturday• Ground not soft enough for main danger Un De SceauxFox Norton, the second-favourite for the three-runner Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday, is expected to go to post for the Grade One event even if the ground dries out to good, Colin Tizzard, the chaser’s trainer, said on Thursday.Un De Sceaux, the winner for the last three seasons, was taken out at the final declaration stage on Thursday morning, leaving just Fox Norton and Paul Nicholls’s Diego Du Charmil to take on the outstanding Altior, who is expected to set off as one of the strongest favourites for a Grade One jumps event for many years. Continue reading...

'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

17-01-2019 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

The strange allure of the half-time raffle at football matches

17-01-2019 The prizes are terrible and the odds of winning are suspiciously slim but the half-time draw is hard to resistBy Harry Pearson for WSC, of the Guardian Sport NetworkA gnarled gaggle of committeemen stood around the gateman’s hut discussing what to serve the match officials for tea. One of that afternoon’s assistant referees had a reputation for Saturday nights on the beer and there was a widespread belief that he refused to flag for offside for fear of tiring his drinking arm. “Have we got any of them rock hard Jaffa Cakes left over from the last home match?” one of the committeemen said. “Aye,” another replied, “the birds wouldn’t eat them.” The first speaker looked up at me and winked. “Even the rats bring a packed lunch round here,” he said. “D’you want a ticket for the half-time draw? Pound a strip.”I bought one, more out of charity than in anticipation of victory. In 25 years of attending non-league football I’ve not won a single raffle prize. A conservative reckoning of the number of tickets I’ve bought over that period would be 2,000. Given that attendances rarely top 250, are quite often down in double digits and at places like Shotton Comrades in the late 1990s struggled even to make that, the odds against anyone pulling off quite such a phenomenal run of failure must be astronomical. Later, when I thought about it, I felt my chest swell with what I took to be pride, though on reconsideration it may just have been the scotch egg I’d had at half time. Continue reading...

Wada retrieves doping data from Moscow but doubts linger over veracity

17-01-2019 • Craig Reedie hails major breakthrough for clean sport• Data has to be checked and authenticatedThe World Anti-Doping Agency says its expert team has finally managed to retrieve all the doping data from the Moscow laboratory – but admits that it cannot yet be sure whether it is genuine. Related: Inconceivable! Russia yet again leaves Sir Craig Reedie looking the fool | Marina Hyde Continue reading...

Football transfer rumours: Emerson Palmieri to leave Chelsea for Juventus?

17-01-2019 Today’s tittle-tattle has never known more about Derby County Not content with having a name that makes him sound like two-thirds of a 1970s London prog rock band, Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is now the subject of interest from Juventus. A bit-part player at Stamford Bridge, the Italian international has played only two Premier League games this season and would go to Turin as cover for Alex Sandro. Related: Chelsea close to signing Higuaín with Morata set to join Atlético Madrid Continue reading...

England's Eddie Jones: 'I don't expect, I prepare them to beat Ireland' – video

17-01-2019 Eddie Jones has spoken before England’s Six Nations campaign, which begins in Dublin against Ireland. Dylan Hartley will miss the opener at the Aviva Stadium through injury, as well as Chris RobshawHartley left out of England’s initial Six Nations squad Continue reading...

Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

17-01-2019 After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

What were the biggest storylines from the 2018 NFL season?

17-01-2019 BBC Sport NFL pundits Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell discuss what impressed them the most in the 2018 NFL season.

Masters 2019: Best shots as Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Ryan Day

17-01-2019 Watch five of the best shots from Ronnie O'Sullivan's 6-3 quarter-final victory over Welshman Ryan Day at the 2019 Masters.

Jess Varnish says she has 'no regrets' over failed tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

17-01-2019 Ex-Great Britain cyclist Jess Varnish says she is "disappointed" but has "no regrets" over her failed tribunal against of British Cycling and UK Sport at tribunal.