Jermain Defoe scored Sunderland’s winner against Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 24, 2015, 08:32

(...) the Pro 12 cohort in this season’s European Champions Cup will be the ones who will fail to make an(...)

Jamie Heaslip dejected after Leinster’s 19-16 defeat away to Bath in the European Rugby Champions Cup second round at weekend. Province is now 33/1 to win pool. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) since 2008. No apparent World Cup hangovers there then. Then again, no teams quite supplied their(...)

Rory McIlroy launches his ball into the crowd after holing his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

(...) sees the return of golf to the Olympics, and an away Ryder Cup in Minnesota to boot, that boarding pass(...)

New Zealand’s centre and Rugby World Cup winner Ma’a Nonu (R), flanked by the Toulon president  Mourad Boudjellal, speaks media at the Felix Mayol Stadium in Toulon. Photo: Getty Images

(...), winners of the European Champions Cup for the past three seasons, Nonu said: “I want to thank the club and(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale react after Luis Suarez scored the fourth goal for Barcelona on Saturday. Paul Hanna/Reuters

(...) team-mates to take a lap of honour after the European Super Cup, “so they can see us in Madrid” and who(...)

Victory in the Tour Championship secured Rory McIlroy the order of merit. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 23, 2015, 08:31

(...) order of merit title and end the season as the number one player on the European Tour yet again. For(...)

Police stand guard on a security perimeter during a series of raids  in Brussels on Sunday night. Photograph: Laurie Dieffembacq/AFP/Getty Images. 1:10

(...) he also wanted the city, home to the European Union and NATO, to get back to normal. “The threat is(...)

Mike Ford, the Bath director of rugby looks on during the Champions Cup match between Bath and Leinster at the Recreation Ground on November 21st, 2015 in Bath, England. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

(...) after their European Cup quarter-final defeat to Leinster propelled them to the Premiership final(...)

Leo Cullen after the Bath game: “I would ask the fans just to be patient and to come out and back the team on Friday.”   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) three-in-a-row reigning European champions Toulon at their Stade Felix Mayol cauldron in three weeks(...)

Frank Halai of Wasps scores a try under pressure from Delon Armitage of Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Photograph: Getty Images

Wasps 32 Toulon 6 Wasps produced a statement bonus-point victory in the European Champions Cup(...)