Ballon d'Or Kopa Trophy explained and nominees in full: Kylian Mbappe, Trent

Kylian Mbappe, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Christian Pulisic are among the nominees for the first ever Kopa Trophy – an award for the best player under the age of 21 to be voted for by the previous 33 winners of the Ballon d’Or. An outstanding debut season saw Liverpool full-back Alexander-Arnold play in the Champions League …

Fuham vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League 2018-19 latest score, goals, how to

Fulham vs ArsenalPremier League 2018/19 Venue: Craven Cottage Date: Sunday, 7 October Kick-off: 12pm BST Unai Emery is already facing a tricky balancing act as he takes Arsenal across the capital to face Fulham in this afternoon’s London derby. The Gunners face a test of their stamina and endurance after a 5,000 mile round-trip to …

Tottenham vs Cardiff LIVE: Premier League 2018-19 latest score, goal updates

Tottenham vs Cardiff CityPremier League 2018/19 Venue: Wembley Stadium Kick-off: 3pm BST Tottenham face a culture shock this afternoon as they welcome Cardiff City just three days after facing Lionel Messi and Barcelona. Messi was majestic as he inspired Barca to a 4-2 Wembley win to leave Spurs’ Champions League hopes in doubt, but Mauricio …

Real Madrid focus shifts to Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema as goals dry up

Everything appeared to be on track. Real Madrid were playing some fine football, creating chances and scoring goals in a run of form culminating in the club’s 3-0 win over Roma in the Champions League, a win which brought praise from fans and the media. Since then, however, it has all gone wrong. Julen Lopetegui’s …

Tottenham vs Cardiff City: Predictions, teams, betting tips, live stream, TV

Tottenham vs Cardiff CityPremier League 2018/19 Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Saturday, 6 October Kick-off: 3pm BST Tottenham face a culture shock this afternoon as they welcome Cardiff City just three days after facing Lionel Messi and Barcelona. Messi was majestic as he inspired Barca to a 4-2 Wembley win to leave Spurs’ Champions League hopes in …

Your morning briefing: What you should know for Friday, October 5

Celebs arrested at Kavanaugh rally Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer were among protesters arrested at a rally against Brett Kavanaugh in Washington. They were demonstrating against the judge’s potential nomination to the US Supreme Court after he was accused of sexual assault. The model and actress and 300 other activists were detained as they protested …

Stoptober Smoking: How to quit the cigarettes, according to a doctor

With national campaigns like Go Sober for October kicking off this month, October is officially the perfect time to make a healthy lifestyle change. Stoptober is a health initiative run by the NHS, encouraging people to quit smoking for good to feel healthier, save money and protect loved ones from second-hand smoke. But as any smoker …

Napoli vs Liverpool LIVE: Uefa Champions League team news and build-up to

Wijnaldum backs Sturridge for England recall  Georginio Wijnaldum believes Liverpool team-mate Daniel Sturridge owes his fine start to the new campaign to a summer fitness regime that saw him return for pre-season in excellent shape. The striker has netted four goals in just seven appearances for the Reds this term having enjoyed an injury-free start …

Bosses welcome Philip Hammond's olive branch towards corporate Britain

Business leaders on Monday welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s attempt to repair the Conservatives’ battered relationship with corporate Britain in an emollient conference speech. Senior bosses have voiced mounting frustration with the Government’s attitude to business as Tories remain fixated on Brexit and the threat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.  Relations reached a nadir this summer with …

Ryder Cup 2018: Francesco Molinari keeps Europe in the hunt after USA dominate

Team Europe finds themselves on the back foot after the United States moved into the ascendancy towards the end of the opening fourballs of the Ryder Cup on Friday. Looking to avoid the nightmare scenario of Hazeltine two years ago when the visitors went 4-0 down in that opening session, a situation they never entirely …