Manchester City last met Juventus in the Europa League group stages five years ago. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

There may be no group of death in this season’s Champions League but the one containing last year’s beaten finalists, Juventus, and the Europa Leag(...)

The three nominees for Uefa’s Best Player award  2015, runner-up Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, winner Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

On the pitch, his side’s most important victories last season were sometimes delivered by the slimmest of margins but Lionel Messi’s victory over riv(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)

Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in the Super Cup final just hours after it was announced he had asked to leave the club. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • August 12, 2015, 08:28

Harrington and Clarke back Lowry for Major The US PGA Championship begins at Whistling Strait tomorrow with Shane Lowry looking to pick up where he le(...)

Why criticise José Mourinho for failing to bring through young players when doing so is essentially incompatible with his job – which is to win titles. Photograph: PA

Last week, José Mourinho made a memorable contribution to the conversation around talent development in English football. In recent years, Chel(...)

The technology underlying brain-to-brain communication has already been used effectively in a number of clinical settings

“It was one of the weirdest sensations I have ever felt.” This is how Stephen Dunne, director of neuroscience research at Starlab in Barcelona, des(...)

A push towards independence

A double dynamic of great complexity is changing the landscape of Spanish politics in ways almost unimaginable five years ago. Firstly, the two-party (...)

The Lexus hoverboard: wheel-less skateboard has been developed using magnetic-levitation technology, the same wizardly that recently saw a prototype mag-lev train in Japan break the 400kmh barrier in testing 1:12

Lexus has made good on its promise to show off its remarkable prototype hoverboard. The wheel-less skateboard has been developed using magnetic-levita(...)

Ireland’s Greg Broderick, Bertram Allen, Darragh Kenny, Conor Swail and Cian O’Connor ahead at the RDS. The Aga Khan starts at 3pm on Friday. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Tipperary rider Greg Broderick will make his debut in the Aga Khan on Friday, while Cian O’Connor is set to make his 100th Nation’s Cup appearance.(...)

July has officially been deemed a historical washout. The dull grey skies and downpours are driving many towards a sun holiday at any cost. To(...)