Paul Rhys

Paul Rhys spent five years as a sports reporter, producer and presenter at Al Jazeera English in Qatar, before moving to Paris to cover sport in Europe. He has travelled to major events such as the Rugby World Cup in France and New Zealand, the Beijing Olympics, the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola and the football World Cup in South Africa.


'I'll be back', vows Blatter after football ban

Suspended football boss is unlikely to let overwhelming evidence stop him from aiming to oversee FIFA presidential vote.


Suarez scores winner in Barcelona's El Clasico triumph

Barcelona edge out second-placed Real Madrid at home to go four points clear.


Gerrard sees red as Man Utd edge out Liverpool

Gerrard sent off 38 seconds after coming on, Mata's brace helps United stay fourth; Chelsea stay top after beating Hull.


The sound of cricket success in Papua New Guinea

PNG missed out on the World Cup by the smallest of margins but village cricket has sparked a boom in the sport.


Qataris queuing up for national team

World Cup 2022 hosts have turned away from policy of naturalising foreigners and have a homegrown lineup for Asian Cup.


Palestine set for new dawn Down Under

Football team makes first appearance at the Asian Cup after a year marked by joy on the pitch and grief in Gaza.


Ravens roll on in Pittsburgh

Joe Flacco leads Baltimore to first NFL postseason win at Heinz Field while Carolina Panthers beat Arizona Cardinals.


Torres left waiting in the wings

La Liga season restarts with Atletico against Levante but striker's return must wait until Madrid derby against Real.


Gerrard's leaving of Liverpool is end of era

Captain says he will move away from England at end of season, leaving a hole in the teamsheet and in the hearts of fans.

United Kingdom

United escape Stoke with a draw

Man Utd slip further behind at top as City beat Sunderland while elsewhere Liverpool lose lead to draw with Leicester.

United Kingdom

Rodgers slips away from sack race

Liverpool manager sees side win 4-1 to relieve pressure but West Brom's Irvine becomes season's second EPL casualty.


Keeping medieval sword fighting alive

Around 13,000 practice it worldwide while also taking part in competitions.