Chelsea gave the most playing time of any Premier League club to players developed in their own academy last season, research from the PA news agency has revealed. Despite the focus on their extraordinary spending in both the summer and winter transfer windows under new owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, the Blues fielded seven players developed in-house for a combined 9,473 minutes.
Wimbledon threw up a historic surprise in the women’s singles before Novak Djokovic’s long reign in the men’s tournament came to an end. Marketa Vondrousova beat crowd favourite Ons Jabeur to become the first unseeded women’s champion in the competition’s history and a day later, Carlos Alcaraz became the new King of Centre Court when he dethroned Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller.
The ‘big five’ European leagues have released their fixture schedules for the 2023-24 season, with the opening games barely a month away. To predict what might happen in 2023-24, we have used our latest odds to rank each team by their most likely finishing position and compared their opening and closing runs.
Stuart Broad dismissed David Warner for the 17th time in 29 meetings and for the second time in the match as England fought back to beat Australia in the third Ashes Test at Headingley. Having already snared Warner in the first Test last month, we take a look back at the Broad vs Warner duels over the years to see how they have historically fared against each other.
The Women’s World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand later this month and European champions England are second favourites to win the tournament for the first time. Ahead of the first game on July 20, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to look at all eight Women’s World Cup finals since the first in 1991.
Ben Stokes produced another remarkable innings for England in what was ultimately a losing cause in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. The England captain walked in with his team on 45 for four and they were later reduced to 193 for six in pursuit of 371, but his explosive 155 kept them in contention before Australia finally managed to end his resistance and go on to claim a 43-run win. We look at some of Stokes’ special innings with the bat for England.
England Under-21s are in Saturday’s Euro 2023 final against Spain as they look to win the tournament for the first time in 39 years. The Young Lions beat Israel in Wednesday’s semi-final to reach their first final since 2009 and are slight favourites to lift the trophy at the expense of the five-time champions. Here, we look at some of the focal points ahead of the final in Batumi, Georgia.
Ayrton Senna has dropped to sixth on the list of F1 drivers with most Grand Prix wins following Max Verstappen’s victory in Austria. He contested 161 Formula One races and won three world championships before he was tragically killed at the San Marino GP in 1994 as we look back at five of the Brazilian’s most memorable moments.