13-11-2018 FA Cup: Best goals from FA Cup first round

Watch some of the best goals from the first round of the FA Cup, including a screamer from Guiseley's Will Hatfield and a superb Walsall team goal finished by Andy Cook.

13-11-2018 FA Cup second-round draw: Guiseley face Fleetwood, Rochdale meet Portsmouth

National League North side Guiseley are paired with League One team Fleetwood Town in the second round of the FA Cup.

13-11-2018 Eddie Jones is left five minutes short against All Blacks but time is on his side | Andy Bull

It felt like this match was coming 12 months too late but after a brave display it is like England’s coach is starting afreshThe rain came 30 minutes before kick‑off but the storm broke only when the match started, the first collision the opening crack of thunder. It blew for two hours until, in the very end, England lost a brilliantly entertaining, brutally competitive game, 16-15. They had pushed the best team in the world right to the brink. Back in 2016, Eddie Jones promised that “everything we are doing now is about coming up with a game to beat New Zealand, to make them uncomfortable. You can and hopefully will see that by 2018.” Two years later, England were two points away from making good on his promise. Even so, Jones said he was proud of them. And rightly so.There have been times this year when it felt like this match against the All Blacks had come 12 months too late. Last year England were so keen, so confident, that there were people who wanted to bump the All Blacks’ autumn match against the Barbarians just so England could get in an early shot at them. But the team have had a long, rough 12 months, suffering losses to Scotland, Ireland, France, and South Africa. The team that reached a peak in the world rankings when they beat Scotland by 40 points at Twickenham for their 18th straight win last March belongs to a different era. Half of that side are gone now: four injured, three dropped, another retired. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Tony Bellew leaves the ring for the quiet life as plain Anthony | Kevin Mitchell

After Oleksandr Usyk brought his 34-fight career to an end in Manchester, the Liverpool boxer is aiming to ‘lead a normal life’Tony Bellew, beaten but not bowed by one of the best fighters in the world, Oleksandr Usyk, is determined to seek peace and quiet in retirement, the dividend of his loud endeavours, as “plain Anthony, my real name”.Whether that is what appears on any Hollywood billboards the 35‑year‑old former world champion is likely to grace in years to come will be up to the movie people he worked with two years ago in Creed. Whatever they want to call him, Bellew brings authenticity to everything he says and does. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Super League awards: the complete review of the 2018 season | Aaron Bower

Catalans Dragons created history, John Bateman was a force at Wigan and the Shaun Wane story had a very happy endingBen Barba may have won the Man of Steel award, but it is hard to imagine Wigan going all the way to Old Trafford and lifting the Super League trophy had it not been for John Bateman. The 25-year-old is the most talented British forward in years, and those talents have been recognised by the NRL. Bateman will begin a deal with Australian side Canberra next year: expect him to be outstanding. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Rugby union: talking points from the second round of autumn Tests

England take heart from All Blacks defeat, Springboks’ power will test Scotland’s growing optimism and Italy prove a point In 2012 England also went 15-0 up on New Zealand at Twickenham and went on to win 38-21. This time they could not score a point after the 25th minute, instead allowing the All Blacks to snatch a 16-15 victory in a classic encounter of its type. Which team, though, is on the steeper upward curve? If the heavy rain was a leveller, there was no disguising the fact England, after a tough year, are on the way back. They now know they can ruffle the All Blacks, even with a patched-up pack, and South Africa’s two shuddering recent games against New Zealand also showed the world’s No 1 side are not invincible. Brodie Retallick may have had the last laugh at Twickenham but the All Black pack will have to dig deep again to avoid being ambushed in Dublin on Saturday. Robert Kitson Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Rugby won’t flourish as it should while its laws remain so twisted | Robert Kitson

Hairline TMO decisions such as that which led to Sam Underhill’s try being disallowed against New Zealand risk alienating new audiences and ruining the gamePart of the allure of the ceaseless puzzle that is rugby union lies in its multiple possibilities. Sometimes the laws feel like a giant Rubik’s Cube which very few ever entirely solve. Erno Rubik is 74 now and prefers walking, sailing and gardening but rugby’s quest for structure and simplicity against significant odds would surely strike a chord.Increasingly, though, all the lawbook-related twisting and turning is driving the sport mad. Twice in consecutive weekends the outcome at Twickenham has been definitively shaped by calls that rugby’s governors would probably have preferred to see go the other way. What does it do for their efforts to broaden its appeal when something as glorious as Sam Underhill’s “try” against New Zealand is disallowed on a still-disputed, arcane technicality while Owen Farrell’s upright collision with André Esterhuizen is ruled legal? Continue reading...

13-11-2018 The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage

With the best of our sports journalism from the past seven days and a heads-up on the weekend’s action, you won’t miss a thingLet our team of editors be your guide to the best of the Guardian’s award-winning sport coverage from the past week. We’ll email you the stand-out features and interviews, insightful analysis and highlights from the archive, plus films, podcasts, galleries and more – all arriving in your inbox at 12pm every Friday. And we’ll tee you up for the weekend and let you know our live coverage plans so you won’t miss a thing. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Jockey narrowly avoids getting trampled after jogging on to track – video

A young jockey has narrowly avoided injury after running on to a track in front of a pack of oncoming racehorses. Evan Daly, 18, was preparing for a race later in the meeting at Navan, in the Republic of Ireland and said he had not noticed the horses because he was wearing headphonesTalking Horses: jockeys avoid disaster as people stray on to tracks Continue reading...

13-11-2018 Max Verstappen: Christian Horner defends Red Bull driver after push

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner defends Max Verstappen after he pushed rival driver Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian GP.

13-11-2018 Samir Nasri faces fitness battle to make West Ham move after doping ban

• Midfielder must satisfy concerns before signing short-term deal• West Ham reinstate academy coach but give him final warningThe former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri could be set for a return to the Premier League – if he can convince West Ham of his fitness following his doping ban.Nasri, who played under the West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini at City, was pencilled in for a medical but would have to satisfy doubts over his fitness before signing the six-month deal on the table which also includes an option to extend his stay. Continue reading...

13-11-2018 'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.