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Rugby league players planning dementia case face battle, lawyer warns

A sports lawyer has warned of the “significant hurdles” a group of former rugby league players will need to overcome to mount a successful legal challenge against the sport’s authorities over a failure to protect them against neurodegenerative disease. He also said the game may struggle to survive if the challenge succeeds. Up to 10 retired players are understood to have approached Rylands Law, the firm that has launched action on behalf of a...


Celtic moving to sign QPR forward Sinclair Armstrong

Celtic are reportedly making a move to sign QPR forward Sinclair Armstrong, according to Goal. They claim that the Hoops, Crystal Palace and Manchester City are all looking to secure the teenager’s services on a free transfer. Armstrong only penned a deal to June 2021 in London back in October, meaning he is now free to agree on pre-contract terms with clubs outside of England. The 17-year-old Irishman is predominantly a centre-forward but can...


Nuno receives Patrick Cutrone instructions as Wolves wait on Willian Jose transfer

Wolverhampton Wanderers are hoping to wrap up a deal for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose which will pose questions about Patrick Cutrone's future at the club


Celtic register interest in James McCarthy

Celtic were first linked with a move for Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy back in November. Reports last month suggested that the Irishman is keen on a Parkhead move, and there has now been a further update regarding the Hoops and the boyhood Celtic fan. According to Football Insider, Celtic have registered their interest in the Eagles midfielder but may have to wait until the summer to seal a deal. McCarthy is out of contract at...


Nick Dasovic's message: 'This is a moment you need to cherish'

The Canadian midfielder loved the big occasion when he played for St Johnstone


Dean Smith gives worrying injury update on Kortney Hause

Kortney Hause was a notable absentee in Aston Villa’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. Tyrone Mings partnered Ezri Konsa at centre-back, but the 25-year-old failed to even make the bench, forcing Dean Smith to call upon Bjorn Engels. The manager later explained why Hause didn’t feature on Wednesday night, revealing that the defender has picked up a foot injury and might be out of action until February. Smith told Birmingham Live: “Kortney’s out...


Marvin Bartley slaughters 'unacceptable' Celtic flops and reveals his Odsonne Edouard verdict vindication

The 34-year-old has warned the Hoops' under-fire players that they can be easily replaced if they don't improve.


Liverpool XI vs Burnley: Confirmed team news, predicted starting lineup, injury latest today

Liverpool are hoping for a much-needed boost in the return of defender Joel Matip for this evening’s clash with Burnley. The centre-back pairing for Fabinho and Jordan Henderson has struggled in recent games, and Matip's potential return is a big boost for Jurgen Klopp. "Joel is in full training," Klopp told reporters on Wednesday. "Now we have to make a decision and we will see how that will be until tomorrow. Yesterday he trained completely...


McGregor vs Poirier press conference - LIVE: Stream, how to watch online and latest updates

Conor McGregor comes face-to-face with Dustin Poirier at their pre-fight press conference for UFC 257. The Notorious (22-4) is looking to pick up momentum in his bid to rise to the top of the sport once again, after his crushing defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov which led to a brawl and bitter feud between the two camps. And a familiar foe in Poirier (26-6) is standing in his way this week, with the Irishman victorious in their first fight at UFC...


Bayern Munich chief addresses transfer speculation surrounding former Man City star Leroy Sane

The winger left Manchester City in the summer but things haven't gone to plan since moving to Germany.


Derek McInnes brushes off Aberdeen criticism as he defends Dons record with 'show our strength' claim

The Pittodrie boss is adamant his side are still on course for a top four finish and a seventh successive European spot.


Canelo to face mandatory challenger Yildirim in February

Avni Yildirim is next up for Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, who will get to fight a short distance from where Muhammad Ali trained.


Rio Ferdinand names two Manchester United players who Paul Pogba will improve

Pogba scored the winning goal for United against Fulham as Ferdinand praised the side's mentality in the win.


Bruno Fernandes "dented Paul Pogba's ego" with superb Man Utd displays

Pogba has upped his game in recent weeks and a former Red Devils star believes it is in response to his teammate's sensational performances


Vonn to make return to ski racing ... as on-air analyst

Vonn to make return to ski racing ... as on-air analyst


Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten Premier League home run ended

Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run at home in the Premier League came to an end on Thursday.


Former Packers GM Ted Thompson dies at 68

Ted Thompson picked Aaron Rodgers and hired Mike McCarthy as he built a Super Bowl-winning Packers team in Green Bay.


Morgan Sanson 'discussions' details emerge after Aston Villa transfer offer

Aston Villa have identified Morgan Sanson as a transfer target and remain in discussions with Marseille over a deal for the midfielder


Graeme Souness' Liverpool 'concern' proved spot on as issues come to light in Burnley loss

Liverpool suffered a shock defeat to Burnley on Thursday night to end their 68-match unbeaten run in the league at Anfield, but Graeme Souness admitted he had concerns ahead of the game


What became of Gerwyn Price's star-studded Wales U21s team-mates from 2005

Price has gone on to become the best darts player in the world after swapping rugby for the oche, while some of his team-mates have gone to achieve pretty great things in rugby


Former England star sends transfer message to West Brom after Aston Villa links

The Baggies are still in the hunt for a striker to bolster their forward line with the Baggies currently without Karlan Grant who is not expected to return until February


Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche involved in furious half-time Anfield row

Jurgen Klopp chased Sean Dyche down the tunnel at half-time of Liverpool's Premier League tie with Burnley in an angry exchange between the two managers.


Tom Heaton agrees with Michael Owen over Man City vs Aston Villa 'guarantee'

Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton has called for the offside laws to be reviewed after Manchester City's opening goal while Michael Owen also discussed a potential rule change


The day Graham Price stunned the rugby world with a 70m debut try people couldn't believe

An anniversary passed by this week with little fanfare, but Graham Price's famous try against France deserves to be celebrated as should the man himself


Red Bull's Honda plan depends on F1 engine vote, says Marko

UK-MOTOR-F1-REDBULL:Red Bull's Honda plan depends on F1 engine vote, says Marko


Hibs midfielder Scott Allan could make a shock return in Hampden semi-final

Scott Allan is poised to make a welcome return to the Hibs squad for this weekend’s trip to Hampden.


Celtic vanish from Global Club Soccer top 100 as Rangers mix it with Euro giants

FiveThirtyEight's table of teams from across the globe has Neil Lennon's side in 109th place, a fall of 20 places since last week.


Jaco van der Walt delivers positive message about club and city as he commits his future to Edinburgh

Jaco van der Walt has quashed speculation about a move to the English Premiership by signing a new deal with Edinburgh.


Why Georginio Wijnaldum captained Liverpool vs Burnley despite contract stand-off

Wijnaldum faces an uncertain future at Liverpool, with former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman desperate to bring the Dutch midfielder to Barcelona this summer


Messi to PSG? Paredes hopes Barcelona star can be persuaded

Leandro Paredes would love to play alongside Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain and is keen to stay at the club for many years.


Aston Villa told transfer deal could make them huge profit

Villa are trying to wrap up a deal for the Marseille midfielder after their first bid was rejected but Dean Smith appears determined to land his man before the window closes


Carlo Ancelotti's five most trusted Everton squad members this season

Carlo Ancelotti has placed a lot of faith in certain individuals in particular to lead Everton's charge up the Premier League table in their opening 17 matches of the campaign so far


Mikel Arteta tells Chelsea: Give Frank Lampard time, just as Arsenal did for me

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has urged Chelsea to give under-fire boss Frank Lampard time. Lampard is under pressure at Stamford Bridge after a poor run of form that has left the Blues sitting eighth in the Premier League. Chelsea have won just two of their last eight Premier League games and they now face a crucial run of matches against Wolves, Burnley and Tottenham. Arteta, however, has come out and backed his fellow manager and urged Chelsea...


Jurgen Klopp admits he "can't imagine" Liverpool title chase as Reds slump to Burnley loss

The Reds boss was speaking after his side were defeated at home in the Premier League for the first time in 69 matches


Dejan Lovren claims Liverpool miss him ‘more than I miss them’ amid defensive injury crisis

Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren says he has no regrets over leaving Premier League champions Liverpool, despite the shortage of defensive options the Anfield club are dealing with. The Croatian international, who played in the World Cup final in 2018, was a bit-part player for his final two campaigns on Merseyside, playing 18 and 15 times in all competitions across the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons. He departed for Russia side Zenit in the...


NIFL to discuss lockdown implications with clubs

The Northern Ireland Football League say they will discuss the implications of the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland being extended with Championship and Premier Intermediate clubs.


Steelers sign former Washington QB Haskins

Amid uncertainty over Ben Roethlisberger's future, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Dwayne Haskins.


Suarez secures Atletico win despite Eibar's keeper scoring a penalty

Suarez secures Atletico win despite Eibar's keeper scoring a penalty


Motherwell sign Northampton Town striker on loan

The Steelmen make their third signing of the January transfer window


Rangers on cusp of being seeded in Champions League qualifiers next season

Rangers could be handed a major seeding boost in next season’s Champions League qualifiers if they go on to clinch their first domestic title triumph in a decade.


Smith explains Bairstow omission for start of India tour

Ed Smith says Jonny Bairstow "endorses" the policy of resting players after he was not selected for the start of the India tour.


Jill Scott joins Everton and Abbie McManus Tottenham in WSL loan deals

Jill Scott has joined Everton from Manchester City and Abbie McManus Tottenham from Manchester United on loan for the remainder of the season on a busy day in the WSL transfer window. Both players have made the moves in search of more playing time. The 33-year-old Scott has started two of 10 Women’s Super League matches this season and is returning to the club where she played from 2006-13. “I am delighted to be able to bring Jill back to the...


Getting his semi-final chance would mean the world to in-form striker Chris Kane

Kane has been with the Perth club for more than 10 years and heads to Hampden in great form


Leeds signing £15m-rated dynamo would surely put Shackleton under serious pressure – opinion

Leeds United have previously been named as one of the clubs interested in rising talent Louie Sibley in what could be an exciting end to the January transfer window. According to Football Insider pundit Kevin Phillips, the Derby starlet would be tempted to make the switch and play under Marcelo Bielsa, who guided the Whites […]


Man Utd star Edinson Cavani offers definitive story behind his trademark celebration

Edinson Cavani has explained why he celebrates each goal he scores for Manchester United and the Uruguay national team by kneeling and firing an imaginary bow and arrow


Australian tennis ace Ash Barty is slammed for a Covid rule breach

Tennis world number one Ash Barty has vowed to 'be better' after she breached a basic Covid rule in place for all shoppers in a Melbourne supermarket on Thursday.


'Drinkwater hits back at fan who asked where his career 'went wrong'

Danny Drinkwater took to Instagram to complete a Q&A following the news of his loan deal with Turkish side Kasimpasa. However, he was left somewhat unimpressed with one fans question.


Mourinho could unearth the new Carrick in "phenomenal" gem who is "Tottenham's future" - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur may have stumbled across their next Michael Carrick as academy star Oliver Skipp continues to impress on loan to Norwich City.


Transfer news LIVE! Odegaard to Arsenal; Man United want Gabriel Veron; Eriksen; Chelsea latest rumours today

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE coverage of the January transfer window. The rumour mill is really hotting up with deadline day approaching ever closer on the horizon, with clubs vying to complete those late deals to boost their respective squads during a hectic campaign. Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Arsenal are hopeful of new signings amid reports they have entered talks with Real Madrid over a deal for Martin Odegaard,...


Hearts transfer news as Andy Irving in contract back-and-forth and Josh Ginnelly deal talks begin

The playmaker is locked in talks with Robbie Neilson's side after an impressive season so far while discussions have also started to keep Preston loanee Ginnelly at the club.