GP Racing Podcast: Bottas mullet magic, Ferrari fiasco and McLaren's moves

The latest Flat Chat podcast from GP Racing magazine leads on Valtteri Bottas becoming the first and possibly the last F1 driver on the cover with a moustache and mullet.

Report: Real Madrid set to pounce on Julian Nagelsmann after Bayern Munich sacking

It’s like every big club in Europe (and Tottenham) want his signature.

6 players who regret leaving Liverpool amid Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho struggles

Liverpool have seen some headline names leave Anfield whilst at the peak of their powers, but few have gone on to enjoy more success at the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and PSG

Chevrolet, Honda complete test for 2024 IndyCar engines at Indy road course

Honda and Chevrolet have completed a two-day test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course aimed at proving parts for the 2024 IndyCar hybrid units.

Can DS Penske take on a Porsche Formula E duel?

Since the beginning of the season, DS Penske has been one of only a few manufacturers able to challenge Porsche.

International Magpie Roundup: Mar. 23

England wins a game against Italy for the first time since 1977

John Motson funeral mourners gather as BBC football commentary legend remembered

The iconic Motson - known affectionately as 'Motty' - passed away on February 23 at the age of 77 following a storied career which began when he joined the BBC in 1971

Sounder Strategy: Un-Sporting Behavior

Sporting KC love to cross.

Why McLaren's revamp is not just about its 2023 F1 car struggles

After its disappointing start to the Formula 1 season, it would be all too easy to think that McLaren's latest restructuring is an inevitable response to its current woes.

Columbus Crew vs Atlanta United: Match Preview

The international break comes crashing into the Five Stripes as they try to keep their unbeaten run going without seven first team players.

Asian Tour: Hong Kong’s Kho step closer to making history in World City Championship, but Tabuena close behind

Taichi Kho two rounds from becoming first Hongkonger to reach Open Championship since 1959 Second consecutive 64 puts 22-year-old on 12-under, 2-shots clear of Miguel Tabuena Hong Kong's Taichi Kho took another big step towards making history on Friday after he grabbed the halfway lead at the World City Championship. The 22-year-old rattled off a s...

Inside Goodwood's plans for a shining diamond celebration

OPINION: A year of anniversaries has been launched as the Sussex circuit lifts the curtain on its 75th birthday celebrations – and it’s clear the track remains as popular as ever

Sao Paulo E-Prix "could go down to the last lap" due to slipstreaming nature

Formula E drivers believe this weekend’s inaugural Sao Paulo E-Prix will become a tactical slipstreaming battle that “could go down to the last lap” due to the Brazilian circuit’s layout.

Soccer-Martinez praises Ronaldo as Portugal start new cycle

LISBON (Reuters) - New Portugal coach Roberto Martinez praised the positive influence of record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo as they beat Liechtenstein 4-0 on Thursday at the start of their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Martinez said matches against smaller teams could become traps but that the Portuguese had made the perfect start in Group J against the tiny Alpine principality. It marked a

Big-driving McIlroy, Scheffler, Rahm win at WGC Match Play

An amazing tee shot by Rory McIlroy led the world number three to join top-ranked defending champion Scottie Scheffler and second-ranked Jon Rahm in capturing clutch victories from Thursday's second group matches at the WGC Match Play Championship. Rahm needs a Friday victory over 2021 WGC Match Play champion Billy Horschel to have a chance to advance.

How Lando Norris’s dad aims to get racing paddocks really moving

The father of McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris believes his new range of electric scooters can benefit racing paddocks around the world, by helping teams stay mobile without polluting the planet.

5 players to watch as Liverpool and Everton face off in WSL Merseyside derby

Liverpool and Everton will face off in the WSL Merseyide derby in front of what's expected to be a club-record crowd for a women's game at Goodison Park

Itsuki Hirata Makes Weight, Officially Set To Face Ham Seo Hee At ONE Fight Night 8

The Japanese phenom put her past issues to bed and will meet the South Korean star on Friday.

Aleix Espargaró bets on himself and Aprilia

His feelings about the 2023 MotoGP championship: "We are no longer a surprise, there will be more pressure."

Friday favourite: The "mind blowing" Moss Mercedes that amazed Franchitti

Victory aboard a Mercedes 300 SLR in the 1955 Mille Miglia is perhaps the most famous of Stirling Moss's racing career. And when Dario Franchitti got to drive it, the car made such an impression that the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner regards it as his favourite of any machine he's driven

Watch This Racer Successfully Avoid A Surprise Ambulance At The Track

Two racers took swift evasive action after a miscommunication sent an ambulance onto a live track in Georgia.

Austin Cindric: International drivers should try NASCAR oval racing

Austin Cindric is enthused by the influx of Formula 1 and sportscar talent in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Circuit of the Americas, but wants to see it elsewhere too.

Soccer-Substitute Nishimura strikes to earn Japan draw against Uruguay

(Reuters) - Japan secured a 1-1 draw with Uruguay in Tokyo on Friday as substitute Takuma Nishimura scored with his first touch to cancel out Federico Valverde's opener for the visitors in the Samurai Blue's first outing since last year's World Cup. The Yokohama F Marinos man pounced on Junya Ito's inviting low centre from the right 15 minutes from time after Valverde had given Uruguay a 38th

2023 Badminton Swiss Open: Lee Zii Jia, Lee Cheuk Yiu Enter Quarter-Finals

Lee Zii Jia is having a great 2023 Badminton Swiss Open as he just entered the tournament’s quarter-finals. The Swiss Open is an annual international badminton tournament held in Switzerland, it attracts some of the best badminton players from around the world who compete in various categories such as men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. The tournament is known for its competitive matches and has...

England take first step away from World Cup anguish towards Twickenham redemption

Women's Six Nations: Marlie Packer returns to lead England rebuild dreaming of setting record straight at home final in 2025

ONE Championship Friday Fights 10: Theptaksin Sor Sornsing among four Thai bonus winners

25-year-old Theptaksin Sor Sornsing is 350,000 baht richer after an impressive decision defeat of Yodkritsada Sor Sommai in Lumpinee main event Rak Erawan, Thongpoon PK Saenchai, and Yod-IQ PK Saenchai all received bonuses for impressive stoppage victories Four Thai fighters are 350,000 baht (US$10,000) richer after this week's ONE Championship Fri...

Valentino Rossi returns to lash out at Marc Marquez

"The strongest rivalries have been with Lorenzo, Stoner and Biaggi. But they were all about respect. What has been lacking from Marquez, however."

Cristiano Ronaldo in history with a double: it's an all-time record

CR7 touches 197 appearances with his country's selection by scoring two goals: it occurs in the 4-0 win over Liechtenstein.

Finnish businessman Zilliacus ready to pay premium for Manchester United

By Akash Sriram (Reuters) - Finnish entrepreneur Thomas Zilliacus has placed a bid for Manchester United and is willing to pay a premium for the English soccer club, the former Nokia executive told Reuters on Thursday. A small portion of the club's shares is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The market capitalization was more than $4 billion as of Wednesday's close. "We are willing and

Gainbridge joins Andretti in supporting Wheldon brothers

Andretti Autosport has announced that Gainbridge has joined the team’s junior driver efforts in supporting the careers of Sebastian and Oliver Wheldon, sons of the late IndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon.

Soccer-Kane savours magic moment as he becomes England's top scorer

NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) -Harry Kane had just three England goals to his name when Wayne Rooney broke Bobby Charlton's long-standing record of 49 in a 2-0 victory over Switzerland in a Euro qualifier in 2015. On Thursday against Italy, Kane netted his 54th goal for his country in 81 appearances to surpass Rooney in the record books. Kane fired home a penalty shortly before halftime in Naples in

Doohan having "fundamental issues" with Virtuosi F2 car in 2023

Alpine Academy driver Jack Doohan says he has had “fundamental issues” with his Virtuosi Racing Formula 2 car so far this season.

Russian Emperor continues lucrative Middle Eastern mission in red-hot Dubai Sheema Classic

Douglas Whyte's stable star chases more riches for connections during Saturday night's Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan Russian Emperor's lucrative Middle Eastern mission reaches a crescendo at Meydan on Saturday night and while the two-time Group One winner will have his work cut out adding another top-level victory to his resume, connections wil...

Josip Stanišić feeling confident after increased minutes at Bayern Munich

Nagelsmann has preferred Stanišić over Joao Cancelo in recent weeks, which has done wonders for his confidence.

Cristiano Ronaldo confesses, "I thought about saying goodbye to the national team."

The Portuguese phenomenon made some statements at a press conference.

Gift Horse : 24 March 2023

Friday Edition of The Daily Merengue

Soccer-My job as France captain is to unify generations, says Mbappe

(Reuters) - Kylian Mbappe's main role as France captain will be to link the old and new generations of players in the squad, the Paris St Germain forward said on Thursday in his first news conference since getting the job. Mbappe was named France captain to replace Hugo Lloris on Tuesday after the 36-year-old goalkeeper announced his international retirement in January. The 24-year-old Mbappe

Jannik Sinner, discoverer speaks: "Other depth than 2022"

Massimo Sartori analyzes the Alto Adige's growth in recent months, and explains what his secrets are.

Soccer-Son hits brace in Klinsmann's Korea debut as Colombia claim draw

(Reuters) - South Korea threw away a two-goal halftime lead to share a 2-2 draw with Colombia in Ulsan on Friday in coach Juergen Klinsmann's first game in charge of the Taeguk Warriors. Son Heung-min scored twice to give the Koreans a comfortable lead at the interval but two goals in four minutes after the restart from James Rodriguez and Jorge Carrascal earned the Colombians a draw. Son put

Ferrari delayed, Carlos Sainz's social promise

The Spanish driver spoke plainly to the Cavallino fans in a message on his official profile.

Van Gisbergen could have handled protest better, "gutted" by Skaife comments

Shane van Gisbergen admits he could have handed his post-race protest in Newcastle better – but is standing firm on his right to criticise the Gen3 Supercars platform.

Prelude to a sacking — Part #3: Was former Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann the most expensive coach of all time?

More doesn’t always mean better.

Soccer-Ronaldo nets twice on milestone appearance

LIBSON (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo tucked away a penalty and slammed home a free kick as he set a new record for the most international caps in Portugal's 4-0 win over Liechtenstein in their opening Euro 2024 qualifier on Thursday. Ronaldo celebrated his 197th cap, surpassing Kuwait's Bader Al-Mutawa, with a double as he returned to the starting line-up for their Group J qualifier at the Jose

This London apartment is basically inside a soccer stadium

A home and season tickets in one.

Rast, Ricky Taylor combine at Tower LMP2 team for Le Mans 24 Hours

Triple DTM champion Rene Rast and two-time IMSA SportsCar champion Ricky Taylor will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours after joining Tower Motorsports in the LMP2 class.

Soccer-Kane breaks record as England enjoy rare win over Italy

NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) -Harry Kane became England's record international goalscorer as his side began their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign by defeating reigning champions Italy 2-1 in Group C on Thursday. England's skipper struck a penalty past Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma shortly before halftime to make it 2-0 and take his tally to 54, one more than Wayne Rooney. Midfielder Declan Rice had

David Moss: "Barcelona and Olympiacos wanted me."

Market backstory from the experienced Germani Brescia player.

Horner: Red Bull has to “make hay” before rivals catch up

Christian Horner has cautioned that his Red Bull Formula 1 team has to “make hay while the sun shines” before rivals improve their cars.

Soccer-Hojlund the hat-trick hero as Denmark beat Finland 3-1

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Rasmus Hojlund netted a superb hat-trick as Denmark beat Finland 3-1 at the Parken Stadium on Thursday and get their European Championship Group H qualifying campaign off to a winning start. Already missing playmaker Christian Eriksen due to an ankle knock, the Danes lost defender Andreas Christensen to a leg injury in the 18th minute, but the home fans were celebrating

Report: Barcelona considering early sale of former Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski

Looks like Barcelona isn’t always sunny