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Hamilton struggles to find positives amid Mercedes 'disappointment'

Lewis Hamilton said there was “disappointment” at Mercedes following the team’s underwhelming performance at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.


Where are they now? The 3 Liverpool wonderkids tipped for stardom by The Guardian in 2018

Only one of them is still at the club.


‘What people choose to write is up to them’ – Christian Horner reflects on tough few days in Bahrain

“Obviously, it's not been pleasant, some of the unwanted attention, but the focus is now very much on the cars."


Ref made mistake before Liverpool's late winner that caused Forest fury

Referee Paul Tierney should have given Nottingham Forest the ball back minutes before Liverpool's dramatic 99th-minute winner that sparked chaotic scenes at full-time.


Mercedes W15 issues come to light as Russell and Hamilton both suffer in Bahrain

"We ended up losing about four-tenths a lap just in power."


Graham Potter holds secret meeting with Manchester United’s incoming sporting director

Dan Ashworth is eager to get started at Manchester United as the club’s new sporting director. A deal has yet to be agreed with Newcastle, with the Magpies deciding to place Ashworth on gardening leave until an agreement has been reached between the two clubs.


Katie Boulter set for huge rankings breakthrough after landmark victory

British No 1 Boulter beat Croatia’s Donna Vekic 6-4 6-3 at the San Diego Open.


Nottingham Forest owner chases referee following late loss to Liverpool

In the aftermath of Liverpool's dramatic, late win over Nottingham Forest, the owner of the East Midlands side, Evangelos Marinakis, reportedly had to be restrained by security personnel as he chased referee Paul Tierney down the tunnel following the Reds' late winner.


Quansah out & "unstoppable" ace starts in predicted Liverpool XI vs Forest

Liverpool could lose their hold on first place in the PL if victory is not secured at the City Ground.


Núñez Liverpool’s hero after stoppage-time strike floors Nottingham Forest

This game, in truth, only really came alive in second-half stoppage time. Then, 36 seconds over the initial eight minutes of added time, bedlam ensued. Darwin Núñez, who arrived on the hour, leapt high to meet Alexis Mac Allister’s dinked cross and generated just enough power to drop a header inside a post, a priceless winner in Liverpool’s bid to win the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp was mobbed by Adrián and the rest of Liverpool’s substitutes...


Next Liverpool manager: Reds laughing as ‘lack of stability’ at Chelsea hampers elite boss hire for Boehly

Todd Boehly's plan to sign an elite manager could be wrecked given his track record with managers, giving Liverpool a simpler route to landing him


Lewis Hamilton gives damning assessment of Mercedes car after 'tough' Bahrain GP

Hamilton finished 50 seconds behind race winner Max Verstappen.


Max Verstappen interjects after George Russell reveals expected Bahrain GP deficit

Just how big will Red Bull's race-pace advantage be in Bahrain?


Mark Clattenburg criticises key referee decision in Liverpool victory

Mark Clattenburg criticises key referee decision in Liverpool victory - Mark Clattenburg criticised a decision made by match referee Paul Tierney


Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool: ‘Basic refereeing error’ – Reds gifted vital goal in Premier League title race

Liverpool were helped to a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest that could be decisive in the Premier League title race by what has been described as a “basic refereeing error”.


Everton’s relegation woes deepen as West Ham get glimpse of life post-David Moyes

West Ham fans may reflect on the nightmarish vision of what a post-David Moyes world looks like. Evertonians used to be like them once, back in the days when their team hovered frustratingly in the Europa League places, craving that elusive next step towards the promised land of Champions League qualification and the major trophies they see their l...


Motor racing-Verstappen starts F1 season with win in Bahrain

By Abhishek Takle SAKHIR, Bahrain (Reuters) -Red Bull's Max Verstappen started his bid for a fourth successive Formula One title with a commanding Bahrain Grand Prix win from pole position, plus fastest lap, ahead of team mate Sergio Perez. The Dutch driver led every lap and took the chequered flag a massive 22.457 seconds clear of Perez, as Red Bull repeated last year's one-two and sent a clear


2024 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – race results and standings

Here are the results from the Bahrain Grand Prix and what they mean for the Championship standings.


Jurgen Klopp discusses Liverpool stay as verdict on spectacular U-turn is reached

The Reds manager has responded to questions that he could reverse his decision to quit this summer following the emergence of several talented youngsters


Divisive Man Utd winger survives as Ten Hag makes Greenwood call ahead of summer shake-up

Decisions have been made on the futures of United wingers Mason Greenwood, Antony and Jadon Sancho


Forest furious as refereeing error hands Liverpool the chance to snatch victory

Nottingham Forest are seeking answers from Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, the referees’ body, after being left incensed by the buildup to Darwin Núñez’s 99th-minute winner for Liverpool, resulting in ugly scenes that could trigger punishment by the Football Association. Paul Tierney wrongly handed Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Caoimhín Kelleher, the ball to restart play less than two minutes before Núñez headed in to extend Liverpool’s lead at...


Journalist makes bold Manchester derby prediction with midfielder leading United’s line at the Etihad

Manchester United make the short trip over to the Etihad tomorrow for a 3.30pm derby kick-off in the Premier League. Erik ten Hag is navigating numerous debilitating injury woes to his squad, with the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Mason Mount and Rasmus Hojlund all sidelined.


Who really is the best in world? A combined Springboks and Ireland XV

Ireland's fine Six Nations form has led to debate over which team is the best in the world, despite South Africa being the current world champions.


Christian Horner addresses doubt over Red Bull team boss position for Saudi Grand Prix

Amidst all the off-track disruption, Red Bull made a statement on the track at the Bahrain F1 2024 season opener...


Athletics-Bol crushes world record, Kerr thrills home crowd at world indoors

GLASGOW (Reuters) - Dutch runner Femke Bol rewrote her own world record in the indoor 400 metres on Saturday, while Britain's Josh Kerr steamrolled to victory in the men's 3,000 to the delight of the home crowd at the world indoor athletics championships. The 24-year-old Bol made it look effortless, leading from the gun to clock 49.17 seconds and beat the previous mark of 49.24 she set two weeks


Josh Kerr and Molly Caudery claim world indoor gold for Britain

First came the sight of Josh Kerr roaring and punching the Glasgow air, adrenaline whizzing around him like a tornado. Then, 34 minutes later, we watched Molly Caudery crying and shaking her head, still adapting to the thrill of the new. And just like that Britain had two gold medals, two world indoor champions, and a glorious evening in a sport that has suffered its fair share of wobbles. Naturally Kerr, who was born in Edinburgh, stole the...


Emery's "outstanding" Aston Villa signing is now worth more than Grealish

Aston Villa signed a player in 2023 who is worth more than Grealish.


Jurgen Klopp sends message to Nottingham Forest fans over Darwin Nunez chant in dramatic Liverpool win

Jurgen Klopp sends message to Nottingham Forest fans over Darwin Nunez chant in dramatic Liverpool win - Forest fans attempted to wind up Nunez but the Liverpool striker had the last laugh


Chelsea fans turn on Mauricio Pochettino and Todd Boehly as latest collapse raises painful questions

Chelsea fans turn on Mauricio Pochettino and Todd Boehly as latest collapse raises painful questions - The Blues stalemate leaves them in mid-table as time runs out to qualify for Europe.


Erling Haaland remains both solution and problem for Manchester City

Manchester City have won 14 of their past 15 games which, given the general sense that they are not quite firing, says a lot about both their quality and expectations. Perhaps Tuesday’s 6-2 FA Cup victory at Luton was the beginning of an upturn; if it was, it is much needed before a March that will probably define their season. And if Erling Haaland’s five goals indicate that he is back in peak scoring form that will also be very welcome given...


Man Utd doomed as even Saudi clubs snub flop’s drastically reduced asking price; future ‘hinges heavily on Ten Hag’

United are at risk of a transfer disaster becoming reality for one of the first players Sir Jim Ratcliffe may want to send away after manager Erik ten Hag


Celtic told ‘strange’ transfer decision has seen target’s value reach second-highest fee in SPL history

Celtic could have paid £3million for the star, but his value his risen way further than that ahead of their next opportunity to land him - if they can now afford it


Liverpool told why they’re sleepwalking into crippling Xabi Alonso mistake as agreement nears

Former Liverpool boss Benitez has questioned the club's pursuit of Alonso as Klopp's replacement, drawing a worrying parallel with Steven Gerrard


Goalkeepers to be placed against the clock in bid to beat time-wasting

Dawdling goalkeepers are to be given more time to hold on to the ball, but subjected to a countdown by the referee and punished if they fail to release in time, under new plans to combat time-wasting in football. A number of different trials were announced at Loch Lomond at the annual general meeting of the International Football Association Board (Ifab) on Saturday, as the game’s law-making body extended its range of measures to improve player...


How much will it cost for Chelsea to sack Pochettino?

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino came under additional pressure on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw against Brentford on Saturday at the Gtech Community Stadium.


Katie Boulter into biggest semi-final of career to set up highest ranking

Katie Boulter into biggest semi-final of career to set up highest ranking - The British number one beat Donna Vekic 6-4 6-3 to add to the scalp of Beatriz Haddad Maia in San Diego.


Carlos Sainz reveals reason for ‘relief’ behind Bahrain Grand Prix podium

“I love going racing and I love going overtaking, being aggressive, attacking, and with last year's car it was simply impossible to do that."


The 28 worst ever Tottenham signings

Forget Jimmy Greaves and Gareth Bale, these Spurs acquisitions did not work out


Liverpool star now a doubt vs Man City after re-injuring earlier problem

After missing Liverpool's Carabao Cup final against Chelsea, Mohamed Salah is now a doubt for the Manchester City game.


Luke Littler unfazed by Jurgen Klopp comments on Liverpool starlets

Luke Littler unfazed by Jurgen Klopp comments on Liverpool starlets - Liverpool boss Klopp compared his young band of players to the 17-year-old, who the German described as the “new darts sensation”.


Manchester United considering Premier League manager if they sack Erik ten Hag

It’s not set in stone that Erik ten Hag will remain at Manchester United beyond this summer but since completing his partial takeover of the club, Sir Jim Ratcliffe has stressed the importance of improving the environment around the manager.


Toto Wolff makes Max Verstappen declaration with Mercedes stuck in ‘vicious cycle’

Both Mercedes drivers suffered from the same cooling issue at the Bahrain Grand Prix.


Martin Brundle sends firm message to Carlos Sainz over Audi F1 switch

"No, no, no, I don't think that is his next step at all."


Nunez scores 99th-minute winner for Liverpool at Forest

Darwin Nunez headed in a dramatic 99th-minute winner for Liverpool to beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 amid chaotic scenes at the City Ground.


Daniel Ricciardo assures RB team orders ‘came as no surprise’ after Yuki Tsunoda resistance

"Being fully transparent from my side, I think the call was already maybe one lap too late and then he's reacted later than that."


Plan to fix rugby is long overdue – here is how it should happen

A few aspects of World Rugby’s five-point plan to attract the next generation will have stung current fans with irony. Because as the global governing body itself knows, part of the battle is to unstitch bad habits that have been entrenched by the elite game. Put simply, you will not see amateur scrum-halves getting away with the sluggish construct...


Pep Guardiola tells Barcelona who should replace Xavi as manager

Barca president Joan Laporta has consulted Guardiola.


Bahrain Grand Prix: Verstappen’s title defence off to perfect start as Ferrari rivalry gets spicy

A certain Max Verstappen won the Bahrain Grand Prix but behind him there was a fair amount of intrigue.


Darwin Nunez is now the Premier League's best match-winner

Darwin Nunez can claim to be the best match-winner in the Premier League after yet another winner against Nottingham Forest.


Motor racing-Verstappen's father says Red Bull will 'explode' if Horner stays

LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull risk being torn apart as a team and will 'explode' if Christian Horner stays as principal, the Daily Mail newspaper quoted the father of triple world champion Max Verstappen as saying on Saturday. Horner, 50, was cleared last week by an independent investigation into allegations of misconduct made by a female employee. The inquiry dominated the pre-season and Horner