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Marcus Smith snatches thrilling win for wasteful Harlequins against Exeter
Fly-half set up late try with brilliant kick and then kicked the decisive conversion in Harlequins’ 14-12 win against Exeter who had Alec Hepburn sent off

Michael Aylwin at the Twickenham Stoop

08, Jan, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Saracens rue Lozowski’s late miss as Gloucester hang on for famous win
Tries from Fraser Balmain, Jack Singleton and Lewis Ludlow edged Gloucester to a 25-24 victory at Saracens in the Premiership

Gerard Meagher at the StoneX Stadium

08, Jan, 2022 @5:17 PM

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The ballad of Jack Leach: a leaf blown along the road and into the Ashes | Barney Ronay
The real story of Leach’s tour has been the same as everyone else’s: a spin bowler with no back-up is basically someone bowling slowly and hoping for the best

Barney Ronay

08, Jan, 2022 @3:50 PM

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How the Novak Djokovic row brought the world’s attention to a drab refugee hotel
The men’s world tennis No 1 will learn on Monday if he can stay in Australia and compete in the Open

Tumaini Carayol in Melbourne

08, Jan, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Khawaja’s twin Ashes hundreds give Australia selection dilemma | Geoff Lemon
Centuries at the SCG showcased both sides of Khawaja’s game and could re-establish him as a Test regular beyond this series

Geoff Lemon at Sydney Cricket Ground

08, Jan, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Oh crikey, it’s Leicester: Tigers out to match their own winning streak
If Steve Borthwick’s side beat Wasps on Sunday for a 16th straight win they would equal Graham Willars’ 1983-84 team

Gerard Meagher

08, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Ashes 2021-22 fourth Test, day four: Australia v England – as it happened
England made it to stumps without loss after Usman Khawaja’s second century of the match helped Australia to a 387-run lead at the SCG

Tanya Aldred (later) and Sam Perry (earlier)

08, Jan, 2022 @7:40 AM

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Craig Tiley privately praises staff for ‘unbelievable job’ as Djokovic visa saga drags on
Leaked video shows Tennis Australia boss saying organisation is choosing to stay out of public despite pressure to explain its travel advice to players

Christopher Knaus

08, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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World No 1 speed skater Erin Jackson to miss Olympics after slip at US trials
Erin Jackson slipped in the 500m and stunningly finished third, failing to make the Olympics in her signature event Friday at the US speed skating trials

Guardian sport and agencies

08, Jan, 2022 @12:31 AM

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‘Sometimes people overstep the mark’: Bairstow hits back at abusive fans
Three spectators were ejected for calling the England batsman ‘fat’ and Bairstow said it would have been ‘nice’ for them to have been there when he walked off after scoring a century

Ali Martin at Sydney Cricket Ground

07, Jan, 2022 @11:23 PM

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Talking Horses: Indy Five can be an each-way force at Sandown
The Tolworth Hurdle is a highlight of Saturday’s action, but the following race there offers even more interest

Greg Wood

07, Jan, 2022 @5:10 PM

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Novak Djokovic and trying to understand the divisive tennis-Jesus | Barney Ronay
Why try to explain the anti-vaccine creed of the world’s most-reviled refusenik? I guess because the most radical thing you can currently do is try to see both sides

Barney Ronay

07, Jan, 2022 @4:32 PM

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