Match Report – Scotland 15 – 30 South Africa

Makazole Mapimpi and Stuart Hogg scored two tries apiece for South Africa and Scotland respectively but Elton Jantjies slotted three penalties with Handre Pollard adding two and Frans Steyn also adding a long-range effort to punish Scotland Last Updated: 13/11/21 3:05pm Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi leads from the front South Africa’s dominance at the set-piece and at the breakdown laid the platform for a convincing 30-15 win over Scotland Murrayfield on Saturday. South Africa wing Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries but it was the tourists’ forward dominance that laid the…

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Poland-Belarus border: The BBC reports from the camps within touching distance of the EU

Thousands of people, mostly from Iraq, Syria and Yemen, are at Belarus’ border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the EU. The bloc has accused Belarus of provoking the crisis to undermine the bloc’s security, which it denies. The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg is at one of the migrant camps and has spoken to people stranded there. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Port Vale 1 – 1 Bradford

Lee Angol’s towering second-half header earned Bradford a point in a 1-1 draw at Port Vale. The Valiants had been on course to go joint top of League Two with James Wilson’s goal 10 minutes into the second half. But substitute Angol headed home Matty Foulds’ cross 15 minutes from time to frustrate Vale, who had needed a win to move level on points with leaders Forest Green. After hitting 17 goals in winning four straight games Vale were frustrated in the first half by their mid-table opponents, who created…

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst holds Rangers talks over managerial vacancy at Ibrox | Football News

Rangers have held talks with former player Giovanni van Bronckhorst over their managerial vacancy. The Scottish Premiership champions held talks with Van Bronckhorst, 46, in London on Saturday morning as they search for a successor to Steven Gerrard, who left to take charge at Aston Villa on Thursday. Rangers will hold talks with other shortlisted candidates over the course of this weekend. Former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes and ex-Rangers player Gennaro Gattuso are not options being considered by the Ibrox club. Gerrard had been in charge of Rangers since June…

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Kevin De Bruyne: Man City midfielder says FIFA’s proposal for biennial World Cup ‘not a bad idea’ | Football News

Manchester City and Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne says FIFA’s proposal for a biennial World Cup is “not a bad idea”. Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, now the chief of global football development at FIFA, is leading a consultation on a new international men’s calendar from 2024. Wenger is proposing a major international tournament every June, longer but fewer in-season international breaks and mandatory player rest periods. “At the start of the season, I had a meeting with FIFA and Arsene Wenger to explain to us what they wanted to…

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Portland Trail Blazers president Chris McGowan steps down following investigation into workplace conduct | NBA News

Portland Trail Blazers president and CEO Chris McGowan has stepped down after an investigation into workplace conduct. It comes after news outlets reported the probe stemmed from allegations of workplace misconduct involving Neil Olshey, the team’s president of basketball operations but he was not named in the statement confirming McGowan’s departure. Chief commercial officer and executive vice president Dewayne Hankins will take over as the team’s new president of business operations. McGowan’s resignation is effective on November 26. He released a statement thanking the Blazers organisation and its fans. “It…

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Valerie Gauvin exclusive interview: Everton Women’s football magnet on adjusting to the Women’s Super League | Football News

After a summer of change at Everton, the overhaul continues with the arrival of former Lyon head coach Jean-Luc Vasseur. Ambition is the driver and the Frenchman already has a compatriot at the club who could help bring the success they crave. Valerie Gauvin marked Vasseur’s first game in charge with a goal after coming on as a late substitute. The hope is that the striker’s return to form and fitness could yet see Everton ignite after what has been a difficult start against a backdrop of rising expectation. Vasseur’s…

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COP26: The story from Glasgow in 15 pictures

By Mary McCoolBBC Scotland news Image source, Getty Images As the official business of the UN climate summit took place behind closed doors, some of the most eye-catching demonstrations, passionate speeches and unusual stories unfolded on the streets of Glasgow. The media frenzy for Greta Thunberg It’s not often you’ll see an 18-year-old surrounded by police and clamouring journalists in Glasgow Central station – but Greta Thunberg is no average teenager. During her time in the city, people flocked to venues and demonstrations where she was rumoured to appear, hoping…

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T20 World Cup stats: New Zealand and Australia go head-to-head for T20 glory | Cricket News

Benedict Bermange Cricket Statistician Benedict Bermange looks at the key stats and stories ahead of the T20 World Cup final in Dubai; watch New Zealand take on Australia in Sunday’s showpiece, live from 1pm on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event Last Updated: 12/11/21 5:04pm Australia are featuring in their first T20 World Cup final since 2010 The final of ICC T20 WC 2021 will be a Trans-Tasman affair after the two second-placed group teams made it through the semi-finals to set up a repeat of the 2015 World Cup…

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The Tennessee Titans’ defense has finally become a problem – led by their ‘four-man wrecking crew’ | NFL News

Former first-round pick Jeffery Simmons has been a standout on the Titans’ defense Here comes the Tennessee Titans’ defense, at long last. From every angle, at full throttle, in packs and primed to pin down, chew up and spit out their oft-maligned reputation. The NFL’s recent giant slayers added an MVP candidate in Matthew Stafford and Super Bowl contender in the Los Angeles Rams to their list of scalps in Week Nine following successive victories over the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts, having also knocked off the…

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BBC’s Simpson revisits Afghanistan under the Taliban

It’s 20 years to the day since the Taliban were forced from power in Afghanistan, driven out for harbouring the September 11 attackers. What followed were two decades of bloody war, which ultimately ended with their return to Kabul. The BBC’s World Affairs editor, John Simpson, has covered every twist and turn of the conflict. He and cameraman Joe Phua were part of the BBC team which entered the city ahead of the advancing Northern Alliance forces back in 2001. Twenty years on, John and Joe have taken a journey…

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Sao Paulo GP: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes under investigation for alleged car infringement in Brazil

Grid penalty could be coming Lewis Hamilton’s way after car is referred to stewards for possible DRS infringement during a qualifying session he topped; Decision to be made on Saturday; But Verstappen also summoned over potential parc ferme breach By Matt Morlidge and James Galloway Last Updated: 13/11/21 2:39am Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes car has been referred to stewards at the Sao Paulo GP due to an alleged DRS infringement during qualifying. Hamilton, who is already set to serve a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race, topped qualifying for the F1…

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England 5 – 0 Albania

Harry Kane answered his critics with a first-half, perfect hat-trick as England moved to the brink of World Cup qualification with a thumping 5-0 win over Albania at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side now need just a point from Monday’s trip to San Marino to book their place at Qatar 2022. With last month’s disappointing draw at home to Hungary fresh in the memory and Albania third in the group, there was potential for this Friday night Qualifier to be a nervy one for England, but a stunning five-goal blitz in…

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