I'm no dud with the bat, says unlikely India batting hero Thakur

I'm no dud with the bat, says unlikely India batting hero Thakur

Forget Balogun: Arsenal heading for unforgivable blunder with another teen sensation - opinion

Arsenal must avoid a major disaster with an academy talent other than Folarin Balogun, with Kido Taylor-Hart also linked with a move away.

Sheffield United vs Tottenham LIVE! Latest team news, lineups, prediction, TV and Premier League match stream

Sheffield United vs Tottenham - LIVE! Spurs are looking for their first win in six as they travel to the Premier League’s bottom side. Late goals have been a huge problem for Jose Mourinho, with Tottenham conceding in the last five minutes against Newcastle, West Ham, Liverpool and Wolves this season. Most recently, Fulham’s equaliser on Wednesday made it 10 points dropped from winning positions for Spurs. Sheffield United, meanwhile, last week...

Lahiru Thirimanne makes century as Sri Lanka continue fightback against England

Lahiru Thirimanne scored his first Test century for almost eight years as Sri Lanka continued to fight back on the fourth morning in Galle. England picked up two wickets in the opening session, including an important strike from Sam Curran with the new ball, but by lunch Sri Lanka trailed by just 44 with six wickets in hand. Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 135 in an abject batting display on the opening day, then Joe Root’s brilliant...

Man Utd transfer news: Juventus line up summer swoop for former player Paul Pogba

The France international looks set to depart Old Trafford in the summer

Arsenal transfer news: Mesut Ozil set for exit as player and club agree deal

The former Germany international is on his way out of the Emirates Stadium

Manager pays compliment ahead of impending Birmingham City transfer

Crowley is expected to agree a temporary move to League One high fliers Hull who, on McCann’s watch, are well placed in their bid to make an immediate return to the Championship

Lost possession 25x: Sloppy Southampton ace was nowhere near his best vs Leicester - opinion

Kyle Walker-Peters was very disappointing in Southampton's 2-0 defeat against Leicester City on Saturday night.

Hazlewood takes five-for but India frustrate Australia

Josh Hazlewood claimed a five-wicket haul, but unheralded duo Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar starred in Brisbane on Sunday.

British Olympic champion Goodison involved in dramatic America's Cup capsize

By James Toney British Olympic champion Paul Goodison was involved in a dramatic capsize after American Magic's woes continued at the America's Cup. Goodison, 44, who won Laser gold for Team GB in Beijing, is a wing trimmer on the US boat and could be heard frantically warning skipper Terry Hutchinson and helmsman Dean Barker to consider the manoeuvre that preceded their spectacular crash. Coming into the race on the back of three straight...

Klopp must axe £70k-p/w Liverpool “monster” vs Man Utd; Rashford's pace could ruin him - opinion

Jurgen Klopp must omit Nathaniel Phillips from his side to face Manchester United on Sunday, his lack of pace will be exposed by Marcus Rashford.

Man Utd dealt injury blow before Liverpool clash, Solskjaer faces selection headache - opinion

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial remains an injury doubt for Liverpool clash.

Spurs handed big injury update over "incredible" £25m beast, Jose now facing a dilemma - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho can welcome back Steven Bergwijn against Sheffield United this afternoon, but that provides a massive selection headache.

Max Holloway talks to commentators while beating up Calvin Kattar

The Hawaii native, 29, opened proceedings for the UFC with one of the best displays ever seen in the octagon on Saturday night, beating No 6-ranked Kattar from pillar to post to cement his title credentials

Australian Open preparations rocked by fourth positive coronavirus test

A fourth positive coronavirus case has been recorded from Australian Open charter flights carrying athletes and their support teams into Melbourne for the first grand slam of the year. Covid-19 Quarantine Victoria commissioner Emma Cassar revealed the news on Sunday, adding the positive test was returned by a broadcast team member on a charter flight from Los Angeles. Two other people on that flight had earlier tested positive, while another...

Allen makes case for defense as Johnson steals the show for Bills

The Buffalo Bills progressed in the playoffs thanks to a 101-yard interception return from cornerback Taron Johnson.

Christian Doidge reveals driving force behind past success and says Hibs have it within them to win Betfred Cup semi-final

The results of season 2016/17 are recorded in black and white. Explore further and beside Forest Green’s play-off victory over Tranmere on May 14, you might find details of the line-up, the scorers names, and other statistics. But, what is not shown is what fuelled that success.

Hafthor Bjornsson left bloodied after boxing debut ahead of Eddie Hall fight

Games of Thrones star Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson - aka 'The Mountain' - has vowed to knock out World's Strongest Man rival Eddie Hall after going three rounds with Steven Ward

Cardiff City bid for Wolves star 'turned down' as request to end Sunderland loan rejected

The Bluebirds are still pursuing Perry Ng, while a bid for Bournemouth's Jack Simpson is said to have been accepted

Georginio Wijnaldum's latest Instagram post as he plans to snub Liverpool for Barcelona

Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum, who joined Liverpool from Newcastle in 2016, has aspirations to play for Barcelona, who are keen to snap him up on a free

Liverpool and Manchester United meet again in a different world with football providing semblance of normality

In the 364 days since Liverpool last faced Manchester United at Anfield, so much has changed. A year ago it was unthinkable that these teams could meet in an almost-empty stadium. Now, with Covid-19 raging throughout the country, some find the thought of professional football to be unacceptable. With the country locked down and Coronavirus death rates climbing above 1,200 per day, why should elite sport be allowed to continue? In Parliamentary...

Kelderman diagnosed with concussion and fractured vertebrae after SUV hits Bora-Hansgrohe riders

Seven riders involved as car reportedly pulls out in front of them on final day of training camp

Forget Antonio: £4.5m-rated WHU colossus was Moyes' true star of the show vs Burnley – opinion

Angelo Ogbonna was West Ham United’s true star of the show against Burnley as Michail Antonio enjoyed a dream return to the starting line-up.

Aryna Sabalenka strives to underline her potential on the big stage

Winning grand slam tournaments was not always the sole objective of being a professional tennis player. Chris Evert, the greatest women’s clay court player of all time, once skipped the French Open for three consecutive years during her peak to play in World Team Tennis. Many frequently demurred on travelling halfway around the world to compete in Australia after a long season. Others decided, simply, that grass is for cows. From the pursuit of...

Covid and dementia leave rugby union fretting over an uncertain future

When World Rugby’s chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, launched his re-election campaign a year ago, he said he was excited by the opportunities for rugby union the future held. Twelve months on, the feeling is one of apprehension rather than anticipation as the game finds itself squeezed in a vice of the coronavirus pandemic and legal action taken by former players diagnosed with early-onset dementia. The professional game in Britain and Northern...

Liverpool star Sadio Mane sends warning to Manchester United ahead of Anfield fixture

Manchester United sit three points ahead of a Liverpool side that has struggled for form in recent weeks.

Liverpool v Man United: Red Devils one full-back short of reaching the next level

Liverpool's use of two attacking full-backs should provide Manchester United with a blueprint to follow.

Forget Robinson: £60k-p/w Fulham man who lost 69% of duels surely frustrated Parker - opinion

Ivan Cavaleiro disappointed in his performance against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Villas-Boas confirms Premier League interest in Morgan Sanson

Sportsmail reported on Saturday that Villa had opened talks for a deal for the former France U21 international, joining West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal in the race for the versatile midfielder.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns his Man United team against complacency

Manchester United lead the way as they head to reigning champions Liverpool on Sunday afternoon in what will serve as an acid test of their aspirations to win a first title since 2013.

The effort behind an astonishing record and the truth of Swansea City's new tactic as Barnsley boss makes encouraging admission

Here are the key talking points to emerge from Swansea City's 2-0 triumph over Barnsley

Rangers starting XI named as Steven Gerrard aims to make history in Motherwell

Steven Gerrard has named his Rangers starting XI to face Motherwell in this afternoon’s lunchtime kick-off at Fir Park.

Neil Harris' pleading message to Cardiff City fans as Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson frustrates

The Bluebirds fell to defeat by Norwich City to extend Cardiff City's run without a win to five match matches; here are the talking points

Villa have exciting talent in jet-heeled 19 y/o who could be electrifying for Smith - opinion

A look at Aston Villa academy starlet Cameron Archer who Dean Smith is apparently impressed with.

New boss Rooney backs Derby to respond after defeat by Rotherham

New boss Rooney backs Derby to respond after defeat by Rotherham

Alpine F1 team announces Davide Brivio as racing director

Alpine has announced that former Suzuki MotoGP team manager Davide Brivio will join its Formula 1 squad this year

UFC 257: ‘There’s being hit, and then there’s being hit by Conor McGregor,’ says coach John Kavanagh

Ahead of Conor McGregor’s rematch against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, the Irishman has claimed he will once again knock out ‘The Diamond’ – this time within 60 seconds. Poirier, meanwhile, says he wants both fighters to be dripping with blood by the end of the first minute. How does McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh see the main event in Abu Dhabi playing out? “I like Dustin’s prediction,” he tells The Independent. “He said he wants both of them to...

Transfer news LIVE! Ozil ‘confirms’ Arsenal exit; Man United battle Chelsea for Rice; latest rumours today

January transfer window - LIVE! We are into the second half of the midseason window we are still yet to see any major moves by any of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, with many of them instead focusing on outgoing. Chelsea epitomise that, having spent big on a host of new stars in the summer, and all the speculation today is over Fikayo Tomori’s proposed loan move to AC Milan and whether or not it will include an option-to-buy, while Danny...

Barcelona transfer news: Presidential candidate Joan Laporta believes Lionel Messi will stay

The Argentina international's future remains uncertain amid numerous rumours

Sunday rugby headlines as Rhys Patchell out of Six Nations and ex-player brands Clive Woodward a 'rubbish' coach

Patchell has played very little rugby in the last 15 months after persistent injury problems and he is still unable to play because of concussion issues

Frank Lampard lauds ‘fantastic’ Mason Mount as part of Chelsea’s ‘youth’ after Fulham winner

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has hailed the impact of Mason Mount after the midfielder fired the Blues to victory at 10-man Fulham on Saturday. The 22-year-old finally broke the Cottagers’ resistance with 12 minutes remaining following Antonee Robinson’s red card in the first half and has been a key part of Lampard’s reign at Stamford Bridge so far, starting 17 of the team’s 18 Premier League games this season. And Lampard believes Mount...

Koch's protege: Leeds must swoop for 6 ft 5 gem, he could cost Radrizzani just £300k – opinion

As the January transfer window approaches, Premier League clubs scramble to register their interest in players who will help transform their season. Leeds United are amongst the top flight parties to be scanning the market for their next big fish. Despite a successful summer window, the Whites are struggling slightly in their returning Premier League […]

Steve Cooper's Swansea City transfer admission as Wolves, Bristol City and Brighton men must be replaced

The Swansea City boss spoke about his transfer plans amid interest in Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane and Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris

F1: Mercedes tweet hints that Lewis Hamilton has signed contract extension

Lewis Hamilton’s contract extension to continue racing in Formula One with Mercedes appears to have been sealed. The team issued a tweet on Thursday evening which all but confirmed that the deal with the world champion has been completed and is now only awaiting an official announcement. Hamilton won his seventh world championship this season and has been widely expected to extend his contract with Mercedes. Negotiations had been put on hold,...

Advice for Dele Alli? Jose Mourinho explains Tanguy Ndombele’s Tottenham revival

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has explained how club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele turned his form around after a tough start, amid doubts over Dele Alli's future. Ndombele struggled in his first season in London, both in terms of form and fitness, leading to Mourinho to publicly admonish the player’s efforts on live TV. However, this season, Ndombele is a key player under Mourinho, starting 17 times across all competitions. Dele, meawhile,...

Americans suffer horror capsize while Ainslie's winning run continues at America's Cup

By James Toney US challenger American Magic suffered a horror crash, as a sudden gust of wind saw their boat sensationally flip, leaving officials frantically fighting to prevent a capsize becoming a sinking. Dean Barker's crew had lost their first three races of the Prada Cup, a three-boat Challenger Series that will decide who takes on defending champions Team New Zealand for the America's Cup, sport's oldest international trophy. They finally...

20 touches, 8 passes: £15m Southampton man didn't deliver when Ralph needed him most - opinion

Che Adams produced a disappointing display against Leicester City on Saturday evening, which will surely frustrate Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Fewer touches than Button: £9m-rated West Brom lightweight surely left Big Sam fuming - opinion

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce will surely be left fuming by the performance of Callum Robinson despite defeating arch-rivals Wolves in the Premier League.

2021 team preview: Liv Racing

Lotte Kopecky and Alison Jackson take reigns for team looking for more wins and talent development

Forget Stewart: Wilson must sanction Rangers swap deal for “terrific” ace - opinion

Glasgow Rangers should swap Ross McCrorie for Aberdeen winger Scott Wright.