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Brady v Rodgers, Djokovic loses, PSG enjoys record win — Weekend in Sport

(CNN)NFL greats Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers go toe-to-toe … Novak Djokovic loses Paris Masters final … Female referee makes rugby history … PSG breaks 58-year record. Here’s your Monday sporting recap. Two of the best NFL players of all time went head-to-head Sunday as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, quarterbacks sharing five MVPs between them, faced each other for only the second time. It was 41-year-old Brady who celebrated victory in Massachusetts as the New England Patriots beat the Green Bay packers 31-17, improving its record to 7-2 to…

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Weekend in Sport: Barcelona dismantle Real, Arsenal stumble, Hamilton roars to victory

(CNN)Real thrashed in El Clasico … Arsenal’s winning run comes to an end … Hamilton finally secures championship … Leicester City mourns death of beloved owner. This is your Monday sporting recap. Leicester City confirms owner’s death in crash A book of condolences will be opened at the King Power Stadium starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, the club said. Players taking part in Monday’s league game between Manchester City and Spurs will wear black armbands as a sign of respect.

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Russell Wilson finds home from home at Wembley as Seattle crush Oakland | Sean Ingle

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, threw three touchdowns as he led his side to a comprehensive 27-3 win against the Oakland Raiders at Wembley Nearly 4,800 miles and eight time zones separate London from Seattle. Yet for the Seahawks the murk and mizzle of this grey Wembley evening felt like a home from home as they pummelled the Oakland Raiders 27-3. It rained, a lot, as in the Pacific north-west. And there were large packs of fans in dark blue and lime green jerseys, who shouted SEA! then HAWKS!…

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Have the Green Bay Packers wasted Aaron Rodgers’ best years?

The Packers are blessed with a once-in-a-lifetime talent at the most critical position in sports. Their returns have been unimpressive The Green Bay Packers have frittered away Aaron Rodgers prime. Sat at 2-2-1, second in the NFC North, Rodgers is facing the prospect of another season in which he shoulders the burden of an entire organization. Rodgers will turn 35 this season, and is arguably the most talented quarterback of all time. And yet, he has been to fewer Super Bowls than the likes of Eli Manning and Kurt Warner,…

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lvaro Morata winner earns Chelsea narrow victory over stubborn Vidi

Chelsea were run close by the Hungarian side Vidi in their Europa League group game at Stamford Bridge until lvaro Morata scored to earn them a 1-0 win lvaro Morata puffed out his cheeks and tried to muster a smile. He had provided the games decisive moment and his grateful teammates ran to congratulate him after his poachers finish. Yet Chelseas matchwinner betrayed relief more than joy by burying his face in Willians shoulder, and his struggle to enjoy the feeling of ending his barren run summed up an awkward…

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Cristiano Ronaldo hits out at rape allegations: It goes against everything I am

Cristiano Ronaldo has strongly denied an accusation of rape made against him by Kathryn Mayorga Cristiano Ronaldo has strongly denied an accusation of rape made against him by Kathryn Mayorga, claiming such a crime was against everything that I am and believe in. Mayorga says she was assaulted by the footballer after they met at a Las Vegas nightclub in 2009. In an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel last weekend she gave extensive details of her claims. Ronaldo responded on Wednesday on Twitter, saying he awaits the results…

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Didier Deschamps: The biggest victories can lead to the greatest foolishness

Having led France to World Cup glory and won Fifas coach of the year award, Didier Deschamps is at the pinnacle of his trade. But the big challenge will be staying there, he tells Amy Lawrence The crescendo for a team that finds itself growing as it hurdles the different stages of a tournament usually hits a high note at which everything suddenly seems incandescent with possibility. For France at the World Cup that came 57 minutes into the group he would take to Russia. The biggest decision I made…

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Tiger Woods holds back tears before claiming Tour Championship

Tiger Woods won for the first time in five years and, with Tour Championship victory almost certain on the 18th, he admitted: I was having a hard time not crying on the last hole Tiger Woods admitted he fought back tears after ending a five-year wait for a tournament win by clinching the Tour Championship at East Lake. Amid remarkable scenes on the final hole, the 14-times major champion was mobbed by spectators before sealing a two-stroke victory over Billy Horschel. This marked Woodss 80th PGA Tour success. Woods has…

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Cricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’

England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims he was subjected to a racial taunt from an unnamed Australian player during the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series Cricket Australia are to seek clarification from their English counterparts about an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called Osama by an unnamed Australian player during an Ashes test in 2015. Moeen, who is a Muslim, made the allegation in his autobiography, which is being during his Ashes debut in Cardiff. It was a great first Ashes Test in terms…

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Meet Nice Jos: Mourinhos radical rebrand is a welcome move | Barney Ronay

After the Special One and the Grumpy One the Manchester United managers new direction appears to be a popular one There may have been more rivetingly awkward televised football interviews in the last few seasons than Jos Mourinhos rivetingly awkward post-match exchange with the BBCs Juliette Ferrington on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday. But not many of them. And none as rivetingly awkward in quite the same way awkward to an end, pointedly awkward, awkward with a certain kind of gain in mind; and above all, just really…

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Mourinho says he is one of the great managers and quotes Hegel to prove it

Jos Mourinho has quoted the philosopher Hegel to demonstrate why he is one worlds finest managers and said finishing second with Manchester United last season was a great achievement Jos Mourinho has described himself as one of the greatest managers in the world and quoted the philosopher Hegel to defend the stance. He made the claim when asked what it meant to him to be in charge of Manchester United. I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world but I am also one of the…

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Aliz Cornet showed the most dangerous thing in sport is a woman’s body | Anya Alvarez

The recent incidents over how female players should dress at tournaments, exposes wider issues about how women express themselves When I was 15, I stepped foot onto a golf course where I had practiced throughout my junior career as I made my way towards the professional tour. It was a hot and humid summer in Oklahoma, so shorts were the only practical choice to wear that day. It wasnt long before I discovered that not everyone held that opinion. A staff member apologised and said I would have to call…

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How Roger Federer and Serena Williams came to see themselves in each other

Ahead of what will be their 18th US Open main draw appearance, Serena Williams and Roger Federer are far more than a warrior and a maestro A few weeks before this years US Open, Roger Federer turned 37. A few weeks after the tournament, Serena Williams will do the same. There is not much more that can be said about these two; the improbability of their now two-decade long reign over tennis has been exhaustively documented, as has the mixture of grace and grit with which theyve served as the…

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KSI v Logan Paul:was the YouTubers’ fight more than just hype?

The pairs boxing bout on Saturday drew a global audience of two million. For a fanbase used to fake online beef, it was a welcome next step To understand why millions of people watched two YouTubers duke it out in the Manchester Arena this weekend, you have to remember one thing: it had very little to do with boxing. KSI, real name Olajide William JJ Olatunji, and Logan Paul are better known for their antics online than they are for their boxing prowess. Yet, after months of online feuding, they…

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Rafael Nadal’s new opponent at the US Open: a 25-second shot clock

(CNN)Rafael Nadal will face a new challenge at the US Open: a 25-second shot clock in between points. The US Open, which starts on Monday in New York, is the first major to introduce a shot clock between points, counting down from 25 seconds between each serve. If a player hasn’t begun his service motion at the end of the countdown, the chair umpire can give him a time violation. Nadal wins in New York READ; Nadal’s secret weapon: the sea Nadal reaction In order to speed up the pace…

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