Deported Voracova did nothing wrong – WTA

Voracova is driven from the government detention centre that she and Novak Djokovic were placed in in Melbourne Doubles player Renata Voracova, who was deported from Australia after her visa was cancelled, did “nothing wrong”, says the Women’s Tennis Association. The 38-year-old Czech was allowed to enter the country after presenting a Covid vaccination exemption … Read more

Stokes and Bairstow may play as batters

Wicketkeeper Sam Billings is in contention to make his debut and become the 700th man to play Test cricket for England Venue: Blundstone Arena, Hobart Date: 14-18 January Time: 04:00 GMT Coverage: Daily highlights show on BBC iPlayer from 18:00 GMT, ball-by-ball commentary on Test Match Special, plus live text commentary, UK-only clips, features and … Read more

WRU names first 12 female professionals

Wales secured welcome victories over South Africa and Japan in November 2021 Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap and world sevens star Jasmine Joyce are among the first 12 female players to be awarded professional contracts by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). Former skipper Carys Phillips gets a deal after an impressive return to the international scene … Read more

Can you name the players whose England Test debut came in a men’s Ashes series?

Sam Billings is set to become the 700th man to play Test cricket for England Venue: Blundstone Arena, Hobart Date: 14-18 January Time: 04:00 GMT Coverage: Daily highlights show on BBC iPlayer from 18:00 GMT, ball-by-ball commentary on Test Match Special, plus live text commentary, UK-only clips, features and analysis on the BBC Sport website … Read more

Australia name Women’s Ashes squad

Alana King, who plays domestically for Western Australia and Perth Scorchers, is the only debutant in the squad Australia have named their squad of 15 to face England in the Women’s Ashes series starting 20 January. The announcement sees the return of all-rounder Jess Jonassen and medium-fast bowler Megan Schutt. Uncapped leg-spinner Alana King has … Read more

Revealed: The ‘issue’ holding up Crystal Palace’s potential signing of Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah

An insight into Crystal Palace’s pursuit of Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah has been provided on Tuesday. Nketiah’s Arsenal stint Eddie Nketiah would join Arsenal’s youth ranks back in 2015, signing from London rivals, Chelsea. Since then, Nketiah has had a mixed stint in north London and was loaned out to Leeds during the 2019/20 campaign. Nketiah … Read more