Chelsea 2-0 Porto: Jose Mourinho labels Blues the weakest Champions League qualifier

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has kick-started the mind games ahead of the Champions League last 16 draw on Monday [13 December] but labelling his side among the weakest side to qualify for the knock-out phase. The Blues progressed as group winners after beating Porto at Stamford Bridge but Mourinhos expectations over making further strides in the competition are seemingly rock bottom. Dec 10, 2015

Joe Root: England cricket team will do better on South Africa tour

The England cricket squad begins a tour of South Africa on 11 December and batsman and vice-captain Joe Root believes they will do well, having put some some 2015 disappointments behind them and learned to adapt. England were knocked out of the world cup in the first round and recently lost a Test series to Pakistan, but in between beat New Zealand and regained the Ashes, in which the 24-year-old Root was declared Man of the Series. Although Pakistan beat England, Root believes the squad will be better for the loss. Dec 9, 2015