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Rangers squad revealed for Hibs clash as Steven Gerrard runs the rule over key duo

The manager has some big calls to make as he looks to take another step towards a first league title.


Odion Ighalo leaves Manchester United with emotional farewell to boyhood club

Odion Ighalo has left Manchester United and returned to parent club Shanghai Shenhua, bringing his 12-month loan spell at Old Trafford to an end. Ighalo scored four goals in eight appearances upon joining on final day of the January transfer window, only for the season to then be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 31-year-old boyhood United fan's loan was subsequently extended beyond its original May deadline, but Ighalo only scored...


Eddie Jones sums up Wales' struggles perfectly as Wayne Pivac continues to search for the 'sweet spot'

In his first full year in charge, Pivac's Wales lost seven matches and the only wins came against Italy and Georgia


Less touches than Meslier: Anonymous Leeds man proved why Victor Orta must strike now - opinion

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford was woeful against Newcastle United in the Premier League, proving why Victor Orta must sign a new striker.


West Ham fans praise Craig Dawson as his redemption continues

Plenty of West Ham fans have been made to eat their early-season words regarding Craig Dawson after the centre-back scored what was ultimately the winner against Crystal Palace last night. Dawson’s brave 65th-minute header from a Jarrod Bowen corner gave the Hammers a 3-1 lead and proved to be the pivotal goal, meaning the on-loan Watford man now has two winning goals to his name this month. Having struggled to force his way into the reckoning...


Egan Bernal returns to Europe for expected season debut at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Ineos leader prepares for first race since back pain forced him to quit the Tour de France


Young pays tribute to role model Bryant in Hawks win

After hitting a big shot late in the game against the Clippers, Trae Young made reference to the late, great Kobe Bryant.


Celtic fans react to Ben Davies transfer update

Celtic appear to be edging towards their first January signing in long-term target Ben Davies – and, as to be expected, the latest incoming update has had many Hoops fans talking on social media. Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph claimed that the Hoops were closing in on a pre-contract agreement for the 25-year-old on Tuesday afternoon. Celtic are closing in on a pre-contract agreement to sign Preston’s Ben Davies in the summer. Talks are said...


Zlatan Ibrahimovic's pointed "voodoo" remark in "king" battle with Romelu Lukaku

The former Manchester United pair were seen in a heated exchange in during Tuesday night's Milan derby quarter-final clash at the San Siro


Peiper: This is our strongest team ever but we’re not going to race the Tour like Ineos or Jumbo

UAE Team Emirates DS on building a team for Pogacar's yellow jersey defence


Aston Villa confirm huge boost over "phenomenal talent", Dean Smith surely buzzing - opinion

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has confirmed that Jack Grealish is available to play Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday night.


Brentford's Thomas Frank pinpoints key Swansea City change and reveals Steve Cooper thoughts ahead of spicy fixture

Swansea City host Brentford at the Liberty Stadium tonight in what promises to be a fascinating clash between two in-form sides


Everton submit loan-to-buy bid for Joshua Zirkzee

Everton have submitted a bid worth €10m (£8.9m) for top transfer target Joshua Zirkzee, according to Sky Germany [via HITC]. The offer is said to have been matched by Serie A side Parma, with Zirkzee receptive to both destinations. The Netherlands under-21 international’s lack of a distinct preference between the two clubs places the ball in Bayern Munich’s court, with the Bundesliga and Champions League title holders set to decide the best...


Arsenal chief Edu explains reasons behind Martin Odegaard loan signing

Arsenal have sealed the loan capture of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid until the end of the season with the club's technical director pinpointing his quality in attack


FIFA 21 TOTY: Defenders and midfielders' ratings revealed

The FIFA 21 Team of the Year is slowly being revealed - with the midfield maestros next on the list


Sir Alex Ferguson’s advice for marking Lionel Messi when Barcelona faced Man Utd

Lionel Messi and Barcelona stood in Man Utd's way in the 2008 Champions League - but Sir Alex Ferguson's advice to defender Wes Brown helped them keep him quiet and win 1-0 on aggregate


Southampton fans react as talented youngster Enzo Robise set for Saints exit

A number of Southampton supporters have been reacting to a report from RMC Sport journalist Loic Tanzi revealing that talented young winger Enzo Robise is set to terminate his contract with the club in the coming days. Enzo Robise devrait résilier son contrat avec Southampton dans les prochains jours. Le Français de 19 ans va revenir en France pour se soigner – blessure musculaire – avant de tenter de rebondir dans un autre club #Mercato...


Man Utd eye transfer move for Bundesliga star dubbed the 'new Michael Ballack'

Man Utd are eyeing up a summer move for Hoffenheim star Christoph Baumgartner who has attracted plenty of admiring glances in Germany


'Reaping the benefits' - Bolton boss Ian Evatt on Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decision

The Wanderers manager also had his say on Chelsea sacking Frank Lampard, who has since been replaced by Thomas Tuchel


The 2021 Boston Marathon Is Set to Take Place on Monday 11 October

The race will be the day after the Chicago Marathon.


Harnessing Antonio Rudiger's strengths may be a wise first move for manager Thomas Tuchel

Harnessing Antonio Rudiger's strengths may be a wise first move for manager Thomas Tuchel


Soccer-Cologne sign former Crystal Palace player Max Meyer

Soccer-Cologne sign former Crystal Palace player Max Meyer


Manchester United-Real Madrid, in the first round of the UEFA Youth League

The single-leg match will be played on 2 or 3 March in the English city.


Man City academy players pay their own special tribute to Colin Bell

Manchester City continue to mark the passing of their greatest ever player Colin Bell, who died earlier this month


Six Nations 2021 TV schedule: Channels, times and how to watch online

The 2021 Six Nations Championship is set to go ahead despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales will battle it out for the Six Nations crown, with the first of five rounds of fixtures on 6-7 February. England begin the defence of their title at Twickenham against Scotland, playing for the Calcutta Cup as well as the chance to make the perfect start to the championship. Italy host France in Rome...


Scottish athletics will bounce from Covid-19 says new chief executive Colin Hutchison

The new chief executive for Scottish Athletics believes the sport is in a ‘stable’ position to emerge from Covid-19.


Dimitar Berbatov says Frank Lampard decision paints Ed Woodward in new light at Man Utd

Chelsea chose to sack Frank Lampard this week following a string of poor results while Man Utd are reaping the rewards of patience with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm


Rangers star Filip Helander hails Steven Gerrard's world class pedigree and reveals post-Ibrox career ambitions

The big centre-back waxed lyrical about his manager and the experience he brings to the table.


Burnley vs Aston Villa live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV tonight

Burnley host Aston Villa in the Premier League this evening as Dean Smith’s side look to maintain their hopes of a European place this season. The Villans have been in tremendous form thus far and are firmly within reach of the top four, boasting two games in hand over most of their closest rivals. They did suffer a minor blip in recent weeks, losing three out of four games in all competitions, but those defeats came against Liverpool,...


Klopp feels for Lampard but Chelsea squad a 'present' for Tuchel

Jurgen Klopp has plenty of respect for new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, though felt Frank Lampard deserved longer in charge.


West Ham invited Vincent Aboubakar's agent to London for transfer talks

West Ham accelerated their hunt for a new striker by inviting the agent of Vincent Aboubakar to London, according to Fotospor [via Sport Witness]. The 29-year-old is another rumoured centre-forward target who could be on his way to David Moyes’ side and he has 11 goals and two assists in just 16 top-flight appearances for Turkish side Besiktas this season. The Cameroon international boasts a wealth of experience in European football from his...


Mikel Arteta issued warning over Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka "burn out" at Arsenal

Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have been vital to Arsenal's success in recent weeks, but Gunners legend Martin Keown has warned Mikel Arteta not to allow the pair to "burn out"


Klopp promises Liverpool 'will be ready for a FIGHT' against Tottenham

The defending Premier League champions head to north London down in fifth having hit a difficult run of form, failing to win any of their last five league games, but Jurgen Klopp is confident in his group.


Everton land huge boost ahead of Leicester; it could be bad news for £22.5m-rated gem – opinion

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Lucas Digne and Alex Iwobi will be available for Everton’s clash with Leicester City after sitting out the FA Cup win on Saturday.


Liverpool fans bemoan Naby Keita's continued absence from Reds squad

Some Liverpool fans have been reacting to Naby Keita’s continued absence, with the Guinean still sidelined by injury. The 25-year-old arrived at Anfield in 2018 with a huge reputation, but he has struggled to match the hype so far. Now in his third season at Anfield, Keita has rarely enjoyed a long run in the team, with injury problems and patchy form too often letting him down. The midfielder has had good games, without question, but more is...


Olympics-Israel to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Games by May

Olympics-Israel to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Games by May


Five challenges for Thomas Tuchel to tackle as he takes charge at Chelsea

There will be no time for Thomas Tuchel to settle into his new job. Roman Abramovich has made it clear he expects an immediate turnaround. The decision to sack Frank Lampard with Chelsea still in the Champions League and 12 points off the top of the table is evidence the Russian believes the season is still salvageable. That’s why he waited until Monday to end Lampard’s reign, confident Tuchel would be in place to take charge of tonight’s game...


'A varied talent': can Martin Ødegaard make up for lost time at Arsenal?

The last time anyone saw Martin Ødegaard in a Real Madrid shirt he was running up the pitch at the Rosaleda, alone. Madrid had just lost the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao, but even as the minutes had slipped away and the final did too, as they chased a lifeline, desperately in need of creativity, Zinedine Zidane didn’t call for the Norwegian. Ødegaard didn’t even warm up, not setting foot on the grass until full-time...


Bench him: Nuno must axe £62.9k-p/w Wolves man today, he made just 11 passes v Chorley - opinion

Wolves must axe Patrick Cutrone when they travel to face Chelsea on Wednesday evening.


Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: when are the YouTuber and MMA athlete fighting – plus odds and records

Jake Paul is set for a boxing match with retired MMA fighter Ben Askren


Eddie Jones: My plan for England is to find a way to dominate for every minute of the game

Eddie Jones: My plan for England is to find a way to dominate for every minute of the game


Scottish football transfer LIVE: Rangers target 'mind made up'

News as it happens across Scottish football on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.


Are England … good again? Five key questions as they head for India

1) Are England a force again? The signs are good but we can’t yet be sure, because the South Africa and Sri Lanka sides England have beaten are not, to borrow a footballing phrase , “in a good moment”. Still, winning five straight Tests away from home cannot happen by mistake and, along with the home victories over West Indies and Pakistan, give reason to believe that something is building. In two of these series and various of these matches,...


Newcastle United announce appointment of trophy winning ex-World Cup coach

Steve Bruce's Newcastle United are on a run of nine defeats in 11 games and the club has acted to bring in a new coach to help stop the rot. Geordie Graeme Jones spoke today of the massive job of turning around the club's fortunes as he is drafted in to help Bruce's long serving backroom staff.


Liverpool fans react as Matip and Henderson are passed fit to face Spurs

A number of Liverpool fans are delighted after Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson are fit to face Tottenham. The Reds make the trip to north London on Thursday evening, aiming to get their first Premier League win since December 19th. It has been a tough period for the champions and their clash with Spurs will be another testing encounter. Jose Mourinho’s men sit one place and one point below Liverpool in the table,...


Steve Bruce can't carry on as Newcastle United boss if they keep losing as new coach arrives

Improved performance, same old result. But as Steve Bruce reels from a ninth defeat in 11 games, he's had his backroom staff strengthened by the arrival of experienced coach Graeme Jones. Is Jones here to help, or eventually replace Bruce?


Arteta played 'crucial' role in Arsenal landing Odegaard

New signing Martin Odegaard believes Arsenal are a club that suits him and is looking forward to working with Mikel Arteta.


Linfield boss David Healy outlines 'slightly worrying' trend following latest defeat

He was speaking after the champions fell to a 4-3 defeat to Cliftonville last night


Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers pays Brentford big Swansea City compliment as he makes promotion prediction

Swansea City and Brentford face off at the Liberty Stadium tonight in a key clash at the top of the Championship table


Jeremie Frimpong is no loss to Celtic and eight so-called class acts must follow him out the door - Hotline

Gavin Berry took your calls as Frimpong's whopping transfer fee had Hotline callers in disbelief.