The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 11 February 2015


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Moyes ‘not getting much joy’ after games

David Moyes has revealed what life is like now he is a La Liga manager, but it seems it’s not all it’s cracked up to be after the former Manchester United boss admitted no one will have a drink with him after games.

Having been unceremoniously sacked by United in April last year, Moyes took some time out of the game before deciding to head to the Continent and take the reins at Real Sociedad. But while it is tradition for managers to share a glass of wine or two after an encounter in the Premier League – as was the way at Old Trafford under Moyes and his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson – Moyes admits that he’s “not getting much joy” in Spain.

Australia beset by captaincy doubt

Australia are beset by doubt as to who will captain the team ahead of the World Cup. They are favourites for the tournament, but leadership is an issue as they prepare to face England on Saturday. Michael Clarke is the official captain but he has not played any international cricket since their first Test with India in December, with George Bailey or Steve Smith able to lead the side instead.

Davies among R&A female recruits

Dame Laura Davies and the Princess Royal are among the first seven women to be admitted to honorary membership of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews. Female members were finally admitted after members voted to amend its membership policy after 260 years.

Jose unhappy with RVP treatment

Jose Mourinho does not believe Robin van Persie would have escaped unpunished for elbowing James Tomkins on Sunday if he played for Chelsea. Manchester United’s Van Persie elbowed West Ham’s Tomkins in the face at Upton Park. “I need a little bit more time to forget why my player was suspended, to understand why some people are punished and others are not,” Mourinho said.

Silverstone set to save British GP

MotoGP looks likely to return to Silverstone in August after Donington Park cancelled a temporary agreement to host the British Grand Prix. Donington had agreed a deal with the as yet unconstructed Circuit of Wales, which last year signed a five-year contract to host the race, but announced it was pulling out after payment deadlines were not met. The race was scheduled for 30 August.