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Raikkonen to stay at Ferrari for another year

Ferrari announced today that Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen has signed a one-year extension to his contract, tying him to the Italian Formula 1 team until the end of the 2016 season. The announcement means that Ferrari’s driver line-…

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All Blacks remain the team to beat as Rugby World Cup draws closer

There is now less than a month to go until the start of the Rugby World Cup, and the tournament is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. View image | gettyimages.com The competiti…

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Rogers nears the end of late-blossoming career

37-year-old Australian batsman Chris Rogers has confirmed that he will retire after the final Ashes Test at the Oval, which starts on Thursday. Despite announcing at the start of the summer that this series would be his last, some observe…

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Sri Lanka come from behind to stun India

Sri Lanka have pulled off an incredible comeback win against India at Galle in the first Test of the two teams’ three-match series, winning by 63 runs. The visitors were set 176 to win, but were bowled out in 49.5 overs for just 112…

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Derby come away with point from tough season opener

Derby County’s first match under new head coach Paul Clement ended in stalemate at the weekend, with a goalless draw away at Bolton Wanderers. The Rams’ opening fixture of the season was a game of few chances, but Clement said that…

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End of the road for Aussie skipper Clarke

The news hardly came as a surprise. When Australian captain Michael Clarke announced that the fifth and final Ashes test at the Oval next week would be his last, it was only confirmation of what most onlookers had already realised - his p…

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Twenty20 Champions League scrapped

The Champions League T20, which brought together some of the world’s leading domestic Twenty20 teams in a two- or three-week tournament staged in either South Africa or India, has been discontinued. The annual competition, first sta…

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Rams win Sky Bet Transfer Fund competition

Derby County fan Richard Jones has won £250,000 for his favourite club to spend in the transfer market, as part of the Sky Bet Transfer Fund competition. 27-year-old Jones, who lives in Edinburgh, was one of more than 100,000 footba…

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Le Sulk makes surprise move into management

Nicolas Anelka has been appointed as head coach of Indian team Mumbai City for the 2015 season. The former Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea striker will also act as a 'marquee player' for the India…

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Rashid gives England Ashes spin selection dilemma

Adil Rashid was the most notable inclusion in the England squad for the first Ashes Test, which begins next Wednesday in Cardiff. The 27-year-old Yorkshire legspinner and more-than-capable batsman had surprisingly not been included in the…

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Europe finally stages its own mini-Olympics

Many of the world’s continents stage events held over multiple days and featuring competition in a range of different sports - the Asian Games and the Pan-­American Games were first held all the way back in 1951, and were joined by the All…

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McClaren unveiled as Newcastle boss

Former Derby County boss Steve McClaren has been announced as the new head coach of Premier League strugglers Newcastle United. McClaren, whose contract at Derby was terminated just a couple of weeks ago, has been appointed on a three-year deal…

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