Ane Santesteban boosts firepower at Team BikeExchange

Spanish rider to support Amanda Spratt with climbing strength and new time trial skills

Alcoyano v Real Madrid: all set for Copa bow

Zidane's charges travel to El Collao for the one-legged round-of-32 encounter (9pm CET).

Lewis Stevenson can be Hibs history maker as he aims to add join Famous Five with fourth trophy

No Hibs player has a similar medal haul since the heady days of the Famous Five in the 1940s and 50s.

Debunking Michael Owen's "extreme selfishness" accusation aimed at Mohamed Salah

Salah has come in for criticism along with his fellow forwards Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in recent matches, with Owen singling out the Egyptian for self-centred behaviour

Dean Smith addresses Morgan Sanson links as Aston Villa ‘close in’ on £15 million transfer

The latest Aston Villa news from in and around Villa Park.

Villa Predicted XI: Man City (A)

Dean Smith revealed in Tuesday’s pre-match press conference that his Aston Villa side have been training for three days ahead of this evening’s Premier League meeting with Manchester City, but he did admit that some players might be absent for the Etihad Stadium clash due to their sluggish recovery from Covid. Aston Villa suffered an outbreak of the virus, which forced them the entire first team and coaching staff to isolate, resulting in...

Scott Brown ponders end of days at Celtic, his rage against retirement and title concession

There is an old adage that contends all political careers end in failure.

Who wouldn't want to coach Mbappe? – Pochettino hails PSG star but dismisses Messi talk

Mauricio Pochettino was asked about Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and reported target Lionel Messi.

West Ham Player Ratings: West Brom (H)

West Ham made it four consecutive wins in all competitions on Tuesday evening as they defeated West Brom 2-1 at the London Stadium. Another three points see David Moyes’ side continue their upward trajectory in the Premier League and they now sit just two points outside of the top four, albeit with teams around them having played fewer matches. The Irons took the lead on the stroke of half-time after what was an even contest, Jarrod Bowen...

Rick Astley at the top of the charts, McDiarmid Park still a farmer's field – when Hibs' opponents St Johnstone last won a match at Hampden

St Johnstone’s recent history might have included European campaigns and a first-ever major trophy triumph, but the Perth side have still not recorded a win at the national stadium since 1987.

'Big mistake' - Chelsea sent Aston Villa transfer demand after Leicester City loss

Latest Aston Villa transfer news from BirminghamLive as Chelsea fans discuss the decision from Frank Lampard to loan out Ross Barkley to Villa Park in the last window

Alex Crook claims West Ham are interested in Mikel Oyarzabal

West Ham could be about to switch their attention once again in their hunt for a striker as talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook claimed that the Hammers are interested in Real Sociedad forward Mikel Oyarzabal. Speaking to on the Jim White and Simon Jordan on the station (Tuesday, 12.30pm), Crook claimed Oyarzabal was a ‘new name in the frame’ as David Moyes tries desperately to land a new striker before the month is out. Having seen advances for a...

Racing tips today: Newbury, Chepstow, Southwell and Newcastle including Newsboy's Nap

Chepstow has to pass a precautionary inspection at 7.30am on Wednesday as Storm Christoph brings heavy rain to the UK. Newsboy's Nap is in the 2.10 race

James Harden’s controversies: nightclubs, sponsors, and Khloe Kardashian

India celebrates Rahane's 'fearless' men after incredible win in Australia

India celebrates Rahane's 'fearless' men after incredible win in Australia

Rumour Has It: Pochettino wants Kane reunion at PSG, Alaba waiting for Barca?

Harry Kane could reportedly reunite with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino in Paris.

Transfer news LIVE! Ings to Tottenham, Barella; Grealish to Arsenal; Lampard future; Man Utd, Chelsea gossip

January transfer window - LIVE! After an unsurprisingly slow start largely down to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the rumour mill is really beginning to hit overdrive as we head into the latter stages of the New Year window. Tottenham are said to be monitoring England striker Danny Ings, who is reported to have put contract talks at Southampton on hold as he targets a return to a Champions League club. Christian Eriksen has also been linked with...

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard favourite to be next sacked Premier League manager

Frank Lampard is under mounting pressure at Chelsea after the club’s alarming recent run continued with defeat at Leicester. Brendan Rodgers’ side were in impressive form at the King Power Stadium as goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison saw off Chelsea 2-0 and sent the Foxes top of the table on Tuesday night. As for Chelsea, the result was their fifth defeat in their last eight games. There are still plenty of matches to be played this...

Celtic were brilliant with me but I just felt like a number, says new East Kilbride star McGrath

Kieran McGrath revealed that he turned down a trial with Fleetwood to join East Kilbride after loving his time on loan

Jamie Redknapp hits out at Chelsea transfer policy with 'kid in a candy shop' claim

Chelsea dropped to eighth in the Premier League after losing 2-0 to Leicester with Frank Lampard coming under huge pressure as he clings to his job at Stamford Bridge

Tiger Woods undergoes fifth back surgery but vows to return to PGA Tour in 2021

Tiger Woods has undergone back surgery for a fifth time but has pledged to return to the PGA Tour in 2021. Woods’ career has been beset by issues with his back from which he recovered to win his 15h Major title at the 2019 Masters. A statement on his social media said: “Tiger has recently undergone a microdiscectomy procedure to remove a pressurised disc fragment that was pinching his nerve after experiencing discomfort following the PNC...

Locked down players should get preferential treatment: Vallverdu

Locked down players should get preferential treatment: Vallverdu

Everton enquire about Real Sociedad's Modibo Sagnan

Everton have made enquiries as to the availability of 21-year-old Real Sociedad defender Modibo Sagnan. The French-born centre-back, who has been called up to the Mali national team in the past, has emerged as a breakout star for the Basque side in La Liga. He has appeared 10 times in the division following a loan spell lower down the Spanish football ladder, just under a third of which were as part of the starting XI. Having started in four of...

Dietmar Hamann claims Thiago might not be a good fit for Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has claimed that summer signing Thiago may not be the ideal fit for Jurgen Klopp’s side. In an interview on talkSPORT Breakfast Show on Tuesday, Hamann – who played for the Reds as well as Thiago’s former club Bayern Munich – claimed the Spaniard “slows things down”, adding that some of his “less skilful” team-mates are more adept at a quick passing game which Hamann feels serves Liverpool well....

Ghosts of Chelsea past leave Frank Lampard searching for answers with time running out

“I feel my work was betrayed.” A Chelsea manager had lost at Leicester, reached the point of no return and decided to go down all guns blazing. In 2015, Jose Mourinho aped Tony Montana at the top of the staircase, trying to take everyone else out with him. Five seasons on, Frank Lampard did not copy the mentor he has become estranged from. He was too diplomatic, too reasonable. Perhaps his plight, despite a fifth defeat in eight, despite the...

Scott Brown slams Celtic critics over short memories as captain laments 'Football Manager' know-it-alls

The quadruple Treble winning midfielder reckons people should consider what his manager has achieved over his Hoops career before sniping from the sidelines.

Klopp could refresh Salah by axing £99m-rated LFC gem for “confident” academy beast - opinion

Mohamed Salah has endured a poor run of form in recent fixtures but selecting Neco Williams ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold could the catalyst for a turnaround.

Egos bruised, beaten Australia ponder next step

Egos bruised, beaten Australia ponder next step

Rugby morning headlines as Wales star rejects French interest and Wayne Pivac names Six Nations squad today

These are your rugby headlines from Wales and the wider world on the day Wayne Pivac unveils his 2021 Six Nations squad

Everton coach provides January transfer update on Ellis Simms

Ellis Simms has been in impressive form for Everton's youth sides over the last few years but is yet to make his first appearance for the senior squad, despite training with the senior stars recently

Arsenal to offer Emile Smith Rowe bumper new contract in line with Bukayo Saka

Arsenal ace Emile Smith Rowe has drawn admiration for his performances and the Gunner are ready to hand him a new deal as he looks to cement his position in the team

Why Manchester United would be wrong to worry about Bruno Fernandes’ Anfield performance

It took him nearly an entire year but finally, it happened: Bruno Fernandes played poorly in a Manchester United shirt. In fact, it was not the first time, but other underwhelming displays have been masked by a goal, assist or telling contribution which has then sent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on their way to victory. And even when that has not been the case, his all-action style and unrelenting drive to play on the front foot has shielded him...

Springer and Blue Jays agree six-year, $150m deal – reports

The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly made a splash via free agency, recruiting George Springer.

Saints fans react to update on Mohammed Salisu's injury woes

A number of Southampton fans have been reacting to the latest update from Ralph Hasenhuttl on the injury problems facing Mohammed Salisu at the moment. The Ghanaian arrived at St Mary’s in the summer for a fee of £10.9m off the back of a very strong season with Real Valladolid in La Liga, where he averaged five clearances, 1.3 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game in his 31 league appearances (Sofascore). That suggests the 21-year-old has...

Everton trail Parma in race to sign Josh Zirkzee on loan

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are continuing to assess the most ideal destination for young Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee amid interest from Everton. According to Tuttomercato, Serie A side Parma lead the race ahead of the Toffees for the 19-year-old’s signature on loan, although the Merseysiders remain firmly in the hunt. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are said to be unable to match the promise of regular game-time which can be afforded by Parma,...

Rangers title triumph for Steven Gerrard would be bigger than championship that kicked off Graeme Souness revolution

Former Ibrox striker Robert Fleck says a title win would top even Graeme Souness' maiden championship back in the 1980s.

Erling Haaland could hand Liverpool chance to evolve with Roberto Firmino missing key element

In this week's View From the Kop, Liverpool writer Joanna Durkan gives us her views on Manchester United, Takumi Minamino, Man City and much more

Lewis Hamilton contract: Mercedes payrise plans 'shattered' by George Russell

Lewis Hamilton is yet to sign an extension with Mercedes ahead of the upcoming season.

Gary Neville backs Steve Bruce to stick with 4-4-2 for Aston Villa showdown

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that Newcastle manager Steve Bruce will stick with the 4-4-2 setup for the Magpies’ trip to Aston Villa on Saturday and has backed them to start scoring goals again with that approach. Bruce’s reaction to the mounting pressure on his shoulders ahead of the game against Arsenal on Monday was to insist that the ‘gloves are off’ and that the Magpies would be braver and more adventurous in their attacking...

Lionel Messi was close to Espanyol move, reveals Mauricio Pochettino

The PSG boss has refused to talk about a move in the present day for the Barcelona captain, who is out of contract at the end of the season and appears unwilling to commit his future to the Nou Camp.

Man Utd transfer round-up: Jadon Sancho deal 'inherently possible', Facundo Medina update

Man Utd have signed Amad Diallo in the transfer window and they remain in the hunt for fresh faces, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keeping tabs on long-term target Jadon Sancho

Nuggets star Jokic with another double-double, Jazz win sixth straight

Nikola Jokic has posted a double-double in every game for the Denver Nuggets this season following Tuesday's display.

Villa fans go wild after Ross Barkley is pictured in training

Aston Villa shared a picture on Twitter of Ross Barkley training with the first team ahead of tonight’s Premier League meeting with Manchester City and many fans were understandably very excited. The 27-year-old has been out for two months with a hamstring injury, but his return finally appears to be on the horizon. Barkley’s last appearance for Villa came in November’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. Just five minutes into the game, he...

McIlroy hoping for 'close to normal' Ryder Cup

McIlroy hoping for 'close to normal' Ryder Cup

Forget Devine: "Record-breaking" Spurs teen should be next academy gem in Jose's squad - opinion

Dane Scarlett is producing some superb performances in the Spurs academy which suggest that he could overtake Troy Parrott as the one to watch at THFC.

Sevilla name their price for Youssef En-Nesyri

West Ham have found out just how much a deal for Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri could set them back – and the touted figure is not pretty reading for the Hammers. According to Marca, Sevilla are seeking a figure in the region of €40m for the 23-year-old Moroccan international. In a further sting to David Moyes’ side, Sevilla are not open to any sort of instalment payment structure or bonuses to be included in that fee. That means the Irons would be...

Fulham vs Manchester United prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Manchester United travel to London to take on Fulham off the back of their stalemate with champions Liverpool on Sunday, which kept them top of the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will know that three points here are required to ensure the draw at Anfield is a valuable result, while Scott Parker’s side are looking to bounce back after defeat to local rivals Chelsea. The red card for Antonee Robinson before half-time arguably cost the...

Juventus, China and Galatasaray - the lowdown on West Brom target Mbaye Diagne

The well-travelled Senegalese striker has been in red-hot form for the Turkish giants this season

Gini Wijnaldum likely to leave Liverpool this summer, claims journalist

Gini Wijnaldum is likely to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, according to the Times‘ Paul Joyce. The 30-year-old’s Reds future has been up in the air for months now, as he mulls over his next career decision. Wijnaldum’s Liverpool contract expires this summer and a move to Barcelona has been constantly reported. Now, Joyce claims the ‘likelihood’ is that the Dutchman will move when the season reaches its conclusion, bringing an end to...

Tokyo Olympic bosses adamant Games will go ahead but no guarantee over spectators

Olympic bosses in Tokyo are adamant the year-delayed Games will go ahead as planned but have admitted it could yet take place without spectators. After London 2012 chief Sir Keith Mills yesterday said the Olympics were now likely to be cancelled, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto hit back. He told AFP: “We are not discussing cancellation. Holding the Games is our unwavering policy and, at this point in time, we’re not discussing anything other than...