The Europa League’s top scorer Olivier Giroud took his tally to 10 with his strike against Slavia PragueManager Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea’s slow starts to the second half of matches are becoming a “big problem”, after they were forced to withstand a Slavia Prague fightback before reaching the Europa League semi-finals.Chelsea were cruising at half-time…

Only two of Alexandre Lacazette’s past 11 goals have come away from Emirates StadiumPetr Cech says Arsenal made a “very difficult” trip to Napoli “look easy” as they reached the Europa League semi-finals with a 3-0 aggregate victory.Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half free-kick into the top corner sealed the win after the hosts had enjoyed the better…

British swimmer Sarah Vasey, who won gold in the 50m breaststroke, said the timing error was “ridiculous”Olympic champion Adam Peaty and British champion Sarah Vasey have criticised organisers for “ridiculous” timing errors at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.British Swimming said timings in three 50m sessions were incorrect by 0.10 seconds, including Peaty’s heats and…

Castleford prop Jesse Sene-Lefao came off with a dislocated shoulder immediately following his first-half tryBetfred Super LeagueCastleford (22) 28Tries: Clare 2, Sene-Lefao, Aston, Minikin Goals: Mata’utia 4Wakefield (4) 26Tries: Caton-Brown 2, Arundel, Reynolds, Arona Goals: Hampshire 3Castleford held on to seal a seventh Super League win of the season despite a thrilling Wakefield comeback.James Clare…

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch: How McLeish’s reign unravelledThe Scottish FA has “cut off top-level managers” because of their treatment of Gordon Strachan and Alex McLeish, says former Scotland winger Pat Nevin.McLeish was relieved of his duties as Scotland boss on Thursday after losing seven of his 12 matches in charge.His…

Danny Rose made his England debut in 2016 and has 26 capsProfessional footballers in England and Wales are to boycott social media for 24 hours on Friday, to protest against the way social networks and football authorities respond to racism.It follows a number of high-profile incidents in domestic and international matches this season.Earlier this week,…

Media playback is not supported on this device Ireland skipper Rory Best announces retirementIreland and Ulster captain Rory Best will retire after this year’s World Cup in Japan.The hooker, 36, made his international debut in 2005 and his tally of 117 caps is the third highest for Ireland.”It is with mixed feelings that I announce…