Atalanta punch historic Champions League ticket in wild Serie A finale

Gian Piero Gasperini’s great entertainers made club history, while Inter edged Milan to a top-four place too In Milan, Florence and Ferrara they waited. In Rome and Reggio Emilia, too. The final six games of the Serie A season had been scheduled to kick off simultaneously, to ensure a level playing field for teams chasing a Champions […]

Six Nations: talking points from second round of fixtures

Player welfare versus flow of the game, Ireland’s own Beauden Barrett and England kicking on with an All Blacks tactic 1) Player welfare should not be compromised Early this season officials were hard on players whose acts risked causing a head injury. It led to a flurry of cards and bans but then came a […]