At home with Vincent Kompany: ‘Setbacks, racism everything fed my fire’

The Manchester City captain talks frankly about the wrong path he nearly took as a teenager, lunatic politicians and life after football It is 10am on an early spring day when I pull up at the electric gates of Vincent Kompanys home. In the drizzle, the Manchester sprawl has given way to the leafy streets of Cheshire, where long driveways announce the grand houses of the affluent. Kompany answers the door in a black T-shirt and jeans, having just finished a workout. Its March, and Manchester Citys battle-hardened captain and central defender is only now returning to fitness after a six-week layoff for a calf injury. I wasnt feeling great today, so an extra session in the gym is the …

Luke Campbell set for Lomachenko showdown as WBC orders title bout

The WBC has ordered Luke Campbell and Vasyl Lomachenko to fight for their vacant lightweight title. The WBC has ordered Luke Campbell and Vasyl Lomachenko to fight for the vacant lightweight title. Campbell, 31, has been expecting to fight the worlds finest fighter since the Ukrainian stopped Anthony Crolla in four rounds last month and the latest development from the WBC means he could do so for three of the four world lightweight titles. Lomachenko defended the WBA and WBO titles against Crolla in Los Angeles, where Campbell Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors picks. A fight between mandatory challenger Luke Campbell from UK and multiple weight division champion Vasiliy Lomachenko from Ukraine with the vacant …

Red Sox coach Alex Cora will not visit White House due to Puerto Rico policies

The Boston Red Sox manager, Alex Cora, will not be with his team on Thursday when they visit the White House to celebrate their victory in last years World Series The Boston Red Sox manager, Alex Cora, will not be with his team on Thursday when they visit the White House to celebrate taking particular aim at San Juan mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz by calling her crazed and incompetent. Although the government of the United States has helped, there is still a long way to go, that is our reality, Cora said in a statement to El Nuevo Dia. I have continually used my voice so that we Puerto Ricans are not forgotten and my absence is not different. Therefore, …

Glenn Murrays penalty leaves Arsenal needing miracle to make top four

Glenn Murrays 61st-minute penalty for Brighton pegged back Arsenal to 1-1 all but ending their hopes of a Champions League place After the final whistle Arsenal players trudged around the pitch for the traditional lap of appreciation to mark their final home game of the season. The smattering of fans who had stayed to bear witness to this joyless formality did at least bid hearty farewells to Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck, none of whom will play a home game here again. Moments before that Arsenal had said goodbye to any realistic chance of finishing in the Premier Leagues top four this season. Arsenal could yet make it if things get freakish on the last day of term …