Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Category: Sports

Alysa Liu’s remarkable rise: is 13 too young to be an elite athlete?

The figure skater is barely into her teens and is already the US champion. But some believe the mental and physical strain of elite sport should wait Alysa Liu covered her face and cried as the results were announced at the US ladies figure skating championship in Detroit, Michigan, last month. Her coach, Laura Lipetsky […]

Manchester United and Pogba extend Chelsea’s misery as fans turn on Sarri

Chelsea will not stand for much more of this. Maurizio Sarri, isolated and alone, shuffled around his technical area as his team were out-muscled, out-manoeuvred and out-classed by Manchester United to depart the FA Cup with the kind of whimper that has become far too commonplace over recent weeks. The Italian’s eyes never left the […]

Naomi Osaka: split with coach was refusal to put ‘success over happiness’

• Two-time slam champion parted with Sascha Bajin this month• World No 1 said rumours of money issues are ‘hurtful’ Naomi Osaka is adamant that her surprise split with the coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money but was because she refused to put “success over happiness”. The German had guided the Japanese […]

Chelsea v Manchester United: FA Cup fifth round – live!

FA Cup fifth-round updates from the 7.30pm GMT kick-off Football Weekly: FA Cup predictability, trouncings and wild finales And feel free to email Jacob or tweet him @JacobSteinberg 9.19pm GMT 90 min+1: There will be five added minutes. Marcos Alonso tries to score with an overhead kick. That’s not happening tonight. The ball dribbles behind […]

Is promotion and relegation any closer in US soccer?

America’s international teams go through ups and downs but the issue of promotion and relegation in domestic leagues refuses to die A year after Carlos Cordeiro was elected US Soccer president in a free-for-all that threw everything in the sport up for debate, the federation convened for a much quieter annual meeting over the weekend. […]

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 after series of huge crashes

Victory comes month after death of team’s co-owner, JD Gibbs Only 14 cars finish race after smashes take out most of field Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second time in four years, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing. The victory on Sunday was a fine tribute to JD Gibbs, who […]

Diallo leaps over Shaq to win NBA slam-dunk contest as Harris shocks Steph Curry

Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo lights up NBA All-Star Weekend Nets’ Joe Harris beats Curry brothers in three-point contest Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo put on a show during the NBA’s All-Star weekend to win the league’s annual slam dunk contest. Diallo pulled off a dunk that will be talked about for years in the first round […]