Dani Alves: Man City boss Pep Guardiola considering bid for Brazil full-back

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could turn to Juventus’ Dani Alves to strengthen his full-back options. City do not have an experienced right-back after releasing out-of-contract duo Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna. Guardiola has been linked with Tottenham’s Kyle Walker but is understood to be considering whether to bid for 34-year-old Alves, who played for…

Formula 1 calendar 2017: German GP dropped & Brazil in doubt

Germany has been dropped from next year’s Formula 1 calendar and the Brazilian Grand Prix is also in doubt. The official calendar, to be published later on Wednesday by governing body the FIA, has been seen by BBC Sport. It contains 20 races with Brazil listed as provisional. F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone told the…

Hamilton keeps title alive with Brazil win

Lewis Hamilton produced a masterful performance to win a wet, chaotic, crash-strewn Brazilian Grand Prix and take the title fight to the final race. His ninth win of 2016 came in a race with several high-speed accidents, two stoppages and five safety cars. The victory cut the lead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who…

Carlos Alberto: Brazil legend dies aged 72 after heart attack

Media playback is not supported on this device Brazil legend Carlos Alberto, the captain of the 1970 World Cup-winning side, has died aged 72. He scored one of the greatest goals in World Cup history in the 1970 final against Italy, rounding off a sublime team move with a powerful low finish. Right-back Alberto was…

Brazil, Greece, Indonesia, Azerbaijan and Guatemala face Wada sanctions

Brazil, Greece and Indonesia are among five countries who may be added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s “non-compliant” list. Azerbaijan and Guatemala are the other nations facing censure because of flaws in their drug testing programmes. The five countries have until 10 November to prove their compliance with Wada’s anti-doping code. Should they fail, they…