Live updates


Racing driver Mardenborough distressed after fatal crash

JanMardenborough 's car went over a fence. Credit: PA

Jann Mardenborough has been released from hospital after the accident in Germany on Saturday that resulted in the death of a spectator and has left the British racing driver "very distressed".

Mardenborough was competing in the VLN1 event at the Nurburgring Nordschliefe when his Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 flipped up in the air as it crested a rise in the circuit.

After the terrible events during yesterday's VLN race, Nissan is pleased to have received information that the two injured spectators have been released from hospital.

Jann has completed a series of medical tests and has also been released from hospital. Naturally he is very distressed about the outcome of yesterday's accident.

The vehicle has been impounded by the German authorities and Nissan has offered full co-operation in their investigation. Everyone at Nissan would like to again extend their deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased and to the spectators who were hurt.

Nissan would also like to thank everyone for the support they have shown for the fans involved, the team and for Jann.

– Nissan statement

Man United defender relaxed over new deal talks

Chris Smalling is happy to wait until the summer to begin negotiations over a new contract at Manchester United.

Smalling's current deal expires at the end of next season and he is keen to stay at Old Trafford.

The England defender is enjoying life under Louis van Gaal, who has selected him in United's last five games.

Chris Smalling will be staying in Manchester. Credit: PA

And he does not see himself joining another club any time soon.

"Yes, I do," Smalling said when asked if he wanted to stay at United long term.

"I am enjoying it. I always have, and if I can contribute then I am happy to stay for as long as they want me."


Delph: Spurs striker is best player in the league

Fabian Delph has revealed Harry Kane is set to get his vote for the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year.

Tottenham striker Kane scored 79 seconds into his England debut against Lithuania on Friday night, adding to the 29 goals he has already got for Spurs this term.

Delph is also an international newcomer, having only made his senior debut last September, but has not been taken aback by his team-mate's rapid rise.

Harry Kane scored on his England debut. Credit: PA

"I can believe it, he's a really hard worker, great talent, still young, still got time to progress as well," the Aston Villa midfielder told a press conference. "But he'll keep his feet on the ground and I'm sure he'll keep pushing on."

Asked if Kane would get his vote in the end-of-season Player of the Year awards, he said: "I think he'll get my vote, there's obviously a few contenders. I'll pick wisely and I can't see why I wouldn't pick Harry."

Clarke: We won World Cup for Hughes

Michael Clarke says Australia won the World Cup for Phil Hughes, the batsman who died last year.

Australian international Hughes was killed when he was struck by a bouncer last year in a Sheffield Shield match, and Clarke wanted this triumph to be in his honour.

Michael Clarke holds the trophy aloft. Credit: PA

"I think for everybody in Australian cricket it's been really tough few months.

"I'm sure I don't just speak for myself, I'm sure everybody standing on this stage tonight will say that we've played this World Cup with 16 players and tonight is certainly dedicated to our little brother and our team-mate Phillip Hughes.

"Hughes used to party as good as any of them so I'll make sure we drink two (beers) at a time tonight, one for Hughesy and one for us."

Hodgson wants England fringe players to impress

Roy Hodgson wants players to show what they can do. Credit: PA

England manager Roy Hodgson has called on his squad players to show him what they can do against Italy.

Hodgson has just 17 fit outfield players for the friendly in Turin, so will be relying on some non-regulars.

We've got a tougher test ahead of us against Italy and we will be playing that game with players we wouldn't normally rely upon.

There are an awful lot of people in the squad I count on that we've lost, but what it means is for those who are still with us, many who are relatively untried, there will be a chance for them to show that my faith in selecting them for this squad was justified.

– Roy Hodgson speaking to FA TV
Load more updates