Jeremy Guscott column: The Lions had the chances, the All Blacks had the class

Jeremy Guscott column: The Lions had the chances, the All Blacks had the class

Media playback is not supported on this device Hurricanes v British and Irish Lions Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington Date: Tuesday, 27 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app I had so many emotions coming into this game. Before the tour party departed for New Zealand, I thought the All Blacks would win comfortably. But then I considered South Africa and Australia’s decline since the last Rugby World…

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India shock England in Women's World Cup opener

India shock England in Women's World Cup opener

Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Women’s World Cup, Derby: India 281-3 (50 overs): Mandhana 90, Raut 86, Raj 71, Knight 2-41 England 246 (47.2 overs): Wilson 81, Knight 46 India won by 35 runs Scorecard England were stunned on the opening day of the Women’s World Cup, losing by 35 runs to India in Derby. Openers Smriti Mandhana (90) and Punam Raut (86) took advantage of some poor England bowling, before…

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Scotland undone by brilliant Fiji in Suva

Scotland undone by brilliant Fiji in Suva

Fiji v Scotland Fiji (11) 27 Tries: Yato, Seniloli Con: Volavola Pens: Volavola 5 Scotland (7) 22 Tries: Ford, Jackson, Brown Cons: Jackson 2 Pen: Jackson Scotland ended their summer tour with a disappointing defeat by Fiji in Suva. Following a famous win in Sydney over Australia last weekend, the Scots failed to reach such heights again. The hosts were inspired, scoring memorable tries through Peceli Yato and Henry Seniloli, with Ben Volavola kicking 17…

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Britain's Evans tests positive for cocaine

Britain's Evans tests positive for cocaine

Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Coverage: Follow on BBC TV, BBC Radio and online with further coverage across Red Button, Connected TVs and BBC Sport website. British number three Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April. The 27-year-old, who has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, learned of the failed test…

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England U21s into semis after easing past Poland

England U21s into semis after easing past Poland

England reached the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009 by comfortably beating 10-man Poland to finish top of Group A. Demarai Gray opened the scoring early on with a long-range effort before substitute Jacob Murphy tapped in. Poland rarely threatened and had defender Jan Bednarek sent off late on for tripping Tammy Abraham in the box. Lewis Baker converted the resultant penalty to complete the win. The victory against…

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Frank de Boer: Crystal Palace set to appoint Dutchman as manager

Frank de Boer: Crystal Palace set to appoint Dutchman as manager

Crystal Palace are close to appointing Frank de Boer as manager. The former Netherlands international, 47, has been offered the job and negotiations are at an advanced stage. It is understood he was the first choice of Palace chairman Steve Parish and informed the south London side they were his preferred option. De Boer is set to succeed Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation from the Premier League last season. De Boer,…

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Highlights & report: England thrash South Africa in first T20

Highlights & report: England thrash South Africa in first T20

Media playback is not supported on this device First Twenty20 international, Southampton: South Africa 142-3 (20 overs): De Villiers 65*, Behardien 64* England 143-1 (14.3 overs): Bairstow 60*, Hales 47* England won by nine wickets Scorecard England responded to their Champions Trophy disappointment with a nine-wicket win against South Africa in the first of three Twenty20 internationals. England were excellent with the ball in Southampton, restricting the Proteas to 142-3 despite a stand of 110…

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O'Mahony to lead Lions in first Test – see the full line-up

O'Mahony to lead Lions in first Test – see the full line-up

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 24 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app Flanker Peter O’Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions in the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday. Wales flanker Sam Warburton, appointed as tour captain by head coach Warren Gatland, has been named on the replacements’ bench at Eden Park. England fly-half…

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