FA Cup finalists Gunners 'didn't move forward with top teams in league'

2017 FA Cup final Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Saturday, 27 May Kick-off: 17:30 BST Coverage: Watch live on BBC One, listen on BBC Radio 5 live and follow live text on the BBC Sport website Arsenal failed to “move forward with the other top teams” in the Premier League this season, says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as…

City-based Twenty20 tournament featuring eight teams gets approval for 2020

A new city-based eight-team Twenty20 tournament has been given the go-ahead to start in 2020. The proposals were approved by 38 of the 41 England and Wales Cricket Board members, with 15 first-class counties in support of the competition. Essex and Middlesex were the only two counties to vote against the proposals, while Kent abstained…

Formula 1 teams hiding true potential, says Red Bull boss Christian Horner

Formula 1 teams deliberately held back the true potential of their cars during testing, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner as he played down his team’s low-key performance. Ferrari impressed in Barcelona as they finished winter testing fastest. Pre-season favourites Mercedes managed 1096 laps; Red Bull completed 684. “There is a lot of…

World Cup 2026: Uefa will ask for 16 places for European teams

European football’s governing body will ask for its teams to be given 16 places at the expanded 48-team 2026 World Cup. Uefa will also request that the European teams who do qualify are kept apart in the first stage. The new-look tournament will begin with an initial round of 16 three-team groups, with 32 qualifiers…

World Cup: Fifa to expand competition to 48 teams after vote

Media playback is not supported on this device The World Cup will be expanded to host 48 teams, up from 32, Fifa has decided. An initial stage of 16 groups of three teams will precede a knockout stage for the remaining 32 when the change is made for the 2026 tournament. The sport’s world governing…

Millwall produce biggest upset as five top-flight teams go out

Media playback is not supported on this device Premier League sides Bournemouth, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion were knocked out of the FA Cup by lower league opposition in the third round. A much-changed Bournemouth were beaten 3-0 by League One Millwall, while Stoke lost 2-0 at home to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers. West…