Tag: National

FA Cup ties and National League games postponed because of frozen pitches

Temperatures in the UK were forecast to drop to as low as -10C (14F) on Friday night Saturday’s FA Cup second-round tie between non-league Alfreton and Walsall was postponed minutes before kick-off because of a frozen pitch. It was the second tie to fall victim of the weather after Crewe v Bristol Rovers was called […]

World Series: Arizona Diamondbacks beat Philadelphia Phillies in National League Championship Series

The Diamondbacks’ sole previous World Series appearance in 2001 was a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees, who had won in 1998, 1999 and 2000 Dates: 27 October-4 November Start times: 01:00 BST Coverage: Watch game one live on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Sport website & app The Arizona Diamondbacks will face the […]

England v Tonga: Tom Burgess on ‘massive honour’ of decade playing for national team

Tom Burgess has played in the past three Rugby League World Cups for England Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens Date: Sunday, 22 October Kick-off: 14:30 BST Coverage: Live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer; live text updates on the BBC Sport website and app Tom Burgess has said representing England remains “a massive honour” […]

Algeria to host Palestine national team matches

Palestine have never qualified for the World Cup but have reached three Asian Cup tournaments Algeria says it will host the Palestine national team’s forthcoming football matches following a request from the Palestinian Football Association. Palestine are scheduled to start their 2026 World Cup campaign in the Asian section next month. Their first qualifier, away […]

Grand National: Maximum number of runners cut to 34 as part of Aintree safety move

Corach Rambler won the 2023 Grand National at Aintree The Grand National will be reduced to a maximum of 34 runners from 40 as part of measures designed to improve safety. One horse died in this year’s race, which was delayed by 14 minutes after a protest by animal rights activists. Organisers plan an earlier […]

Marshall Islands: The last country on Earth without a national football team

The Marshall Islands are the self-proclaimed last country on Earth without a football team It is the last country on Earth without a national football team. But for how much longer? The chain of volcanic islands and coral-based atolls in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that form the Marshall Islands have long been associated, […]

French Open: Ryo Hisatsune triumphs at Le Golf National as Jordan Smith lets lead slip

Jordan Smith has won two European Tour titles but fell short of a third -14 R Hisatsune (Jpn); -12 J Smith (Eng), J Winther (Den); -11 R Hojgaard (Den) Selected: -9 E Ferguson (Sco); -8 C Hill (Sco); -7 N Kimsey (Eng), D Law (Sco) Final leaderboard Jordan Smith squandered a six-shot lead in Sunday’s […]

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