Principality Stadium roof set to be shut for Six Nations despite Covid and no fans

There had been question marks over whether or not Wales would be allowed to shut the roof to do Covid-related health concerns

Bobby Burns opens up on comeback as he reveals recovery timeline

The Glentoran defender has shown impressive powers of recovery since breaking his leg on October 31

Everton hold Yannick Bolasie transfer hope as Middlesbrough interest revived

Middlesbrough have revived their interest in Everton winger Yannick Bolasie

Pogba: Ibrahimovic the last person I'd think of as racist

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba said there is no way Zlatan Ibrahimovic would racially abuse anyone.

Everton may need to pay £45m for Tariq Lamptey

Football finance expert Kieran Maguire has claimed that Everton could have to pay as much as £45m for Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey. The Athletic’s David Ornstein had previously revealed that the 20-year-old is a long-term Toffees target as the club looks to strengthen at right-back. Jonjoe Kenny looks close to joining Burnley, whilst club captain Seamus Coleman is 32 years of age and well into the autumn of his career. There is a sense of...

Olympic speculation is harming athletes, says Games chief Bach

By James Toney International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach claims continued speculation about this summer's Olympics in Tokyo is harming athletes and must stop. Four-time Olympic rowing champion Sir Matthew Pinsent incensed some athletes when he suggested scrapping the event and awarding Tokyo the 2032 edition and London 2012 organiser Sir Keith Mills claimed he believed the Games were 'unlikely' to go ahead. And swim legend Mark Spitz...

Paul Pogba explains key change in Man Utd dressing room which has kick-started season

After a shaky start to the season United have pulled it together to drum up a 14-match unbeaten run and charge towards the top of the table, with Pogba thriving in the team

5 changes from Solskjaer, Martial replaces Rashford: Man Utd Predicted XI vs Sheff Utd - opinion

Manchester United play host to Premier League strugglers Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

West Ham fans despair at David Ornstein's transfer suggestion on Jesse Lingard

Many West Ham fans have voiced their anguish on social media as The Athletic’s David Ornstein suggested that the Hammers’ pursuit of a striker could end with the capture of Jesse Lingard. Twitter: @utdreport If the Lingard deal gets done, it may mean West Ham shelve their plans to sign a striker this month — bu… (@David_Ornstein) The transfer of Lingard hasn’t been confirmed yet but could be completed as the Irons have...

Sean Stewart signs first professional contract with Norwich City

The 18-year-old has impressed since joining the Canaries in a scholarship deal back in 2019

Scotland given Hampden Euro 2020 assurance as UEFA promises 'maximum space' to Tartan Army tournament dream

It had been feared that the ongoing pandemic would see the tournament moved to a single host country.

FIFA 21 TOTW 18 lineup confirmed with Neymar, Karim Benzema and Frenkie de Jong

The FUT 21 Team of the Week 18 lineup features Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and FC Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Laporta: Barcelona cannot allow 'disrespectful' PSG to talk about Messi

Joan Laporta understands the urgency to sort Lionel Messi's future - and is not happy with PSG's public interest in the player.

Mourinho could give Spurs new threat with £36m "exceptional talent" who idolises Ozil - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur would be getting something brand new if they secure the signing of Gladbach powerhouse Florian Neuhaus.

Leone Nakarawa to leave Glasgow Warriors for Pro14 rivals Ulster

Leone Nakarawa will leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season to join Guinness Pro14 rivals Ulster.

Greening 2.0: West Brom must land "agile" 24-cap beast, he once gave Pardew nightmares - opinion

West Brom could land their next Jonathan Greening by bringing Jesse Lingard to the Hawthorns this transfer window.

French sailor Charlie Dalin first to complete round-the-world Vendée Globe

French skipper Charlie Dalin became the first to cross the finish line at the end of the solo round-the-world Vendee Globe on Wednesday, but that is no guarantee that he will win the epic race. The 36-year-old led a five-boat sprint for the line at Les Sables d'Olonne in Brittany, northern France, after 80 days and 28,000 often hazardous miles at sea. But the ninth edition of sailing's 'Everest' could still have a first ever non-French winner....

'Massive call', 'No brainer' - Rangers fans react to team to face Hibs with one surprise omission

Steven Gerrard has made one change from the Rangers side which defeated Ross County 5-0 at the weekend to face Hibs.

Juventus president deals a blow to hopes of a European super league

Juventus president deals a blow to hopes of a European super league

Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes' role in allowing Edinson Cavani to flourish at Man Utd

Edinson Cavani will hope to power Manchester United towards a first Premier League title since 2013 in the second half of the season

Chelsea make "disrespectful" song choice ahead of Thomas Tuchel's first game in charge

Frank Lampard was axed as Chelsea boss on Monday morning following a string of mixed results at the west London club

Manchester United player Paul Pogba defends Zlatan Ibrahimovic over Romelu Lukaku incident

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has defended Zlatan Ibrahimovic against claims of racism.

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour expected to leave on loan for remainder of the season

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour expected to leave on loan for remainder of the season

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reacts to Hibs pitch and formation

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has had his say on the Easter Road pitch after seeing it.

Semmens' top Jan priority surely clear after Tuesday; Southampton reportedly confident - opinion

Southampton are reportedly confident that Ryan Bertrand will sign a new contract with the club, which is a huge boost for Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Manchester United vs Sheffield United LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Follow all the action as Manchester United host Sheffield United in the Premier League this evening. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are unbeaten in their last 13 top-flight games and victory tonight will see them leapfrog arch-rivals Manchester City at the top of the table. United’s tremendous vein of form continued with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round last Sunday as Bruno Fernandes’s stunning free-kick settled a...

West Ham interested in Anthony 'Choco' Lozano

West Ham could be about to turn their attention once again as reported that the Hammers are interested in a move for Cádiz striker Anthony Lozano. David Moyes has seen plenty of reported centre-forward targets fall by the wayside this month after Sebastien Haller left for Ajax, leaving Michail Antonio as their only senior striker, and the latest to be linked with the Irons is Lozano, who is affectionately known as ‘Choco’.

Liverpool and Everton interested in signing youngster Kyron Gordon

Liverpool and Everton are both interested signing Sheffield United youngster Kyron Gordon, according to the Daily Mail. The 18-year-old centre-back is considered a ‘talented’ member of the Blades’ academy, almost forcing himself into Chris Wilder’s first team plans this season. He was named on the substitutes’ bench for his side’s FA Cup win over Bristol Rovers earlier this month, but didn’t feature. Liverpool and Everton are believed to be...

Pogba claims Man Utd players no longer 'cheating' each other as Red Devils chase title

Manchester United's more consistent form is down to players all working harder for each other, Paul Pogba says.

Tokyo Olympics: Hosting Games despite pandemic is not irresponsible, insists IOC president Thomas Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach has rejected the suggestion it would be irresponsible to put on the delayed Olympics as the world fights the current Covid-19 pandemic. In a conference call on Wednesday, Bach reiterated that his expectation was the Games would go ahead in Tokyo as planned. He said: “Based on the available countermeasures and based on experience with different sport events taking place all over the world and which are under way right...

Everton sign Alisha Lehmann from West Ham on loan for the rest of the season

Everton sign Alisha Lehmann from West Ham on loan for the rest of the season

Liverpool fans endorse rumoured interest in Declan Rice

Liverpool could make an ambitious summer move for West Ham star Declan Rice, according to a report from The Guardian, and many Reds fans have got behind the idea. It is reported that Jurgen Klopp could attempt to lure the 22-year-old to Anfield as the German attempts to oversee a ‘refresh’ of his all-conquering squad. Part of that refresh could be forced upon the manager as regular midfield general Georginio Wijnaldum potentially departs at the...

Gylfi Sigurdsson misses out in Everton midfield as Lucas Digne set to continue new role

Everton confirmed team news for the visit of Leicester City in the Premier League also includes Tyler Onyango on the bench

Jeremie Frimpong seals Bayer Leverkusen transfer as Celtic rake in huge fee for right-back

The 20-year-old has signed a four-year contract as he continues his career in the Bundesliga.

Kieran Tierney's comment to Martin Odegaard sums up his first Arsenal training session

Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard, who has joined the Gunners on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season, impressed even before the session got underway

Newcastle could land a Fabian Schar upgrade for Steve Bruce in £4m-rated colossus – opinion

Steve Bruce can deliver a huge upgrade on Fabian Schar by signing Omar Colley amid claims Sampdoria are open to selling the Newcastle United target.

Arians has no intention of quitting if Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians will be hungry to repeat the feat rather than quit if his team win Super Bowl LV.

Shumpert: It’s been tough this season but it’s really brought out more of who I am

Discovering her own mental toughness proved vital for basketball player Chelsey Shumpert after recovering from a knee injury that threatened to hamper her career, writes Nicola Kenton. The Nottingham Wildcats player experienced the third knee injury of her career last summer when she had meniscus and lateral damage. But the 25-year-old saw it as an opportunity to improve herself and get ready for the 2020-21 season of the Women’s British...

Gary Lineker gushes over Burnley 'masterclass' from Aston Villa star

Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive brings the latest reaction to Jack Grealish's outstanding first half against Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday night

Sam Allardyce targets signings of Mbaye Diagne and Okay Yokuslu to help West Brom

Sam Allardyce targets signings of Mbaye Diagne and Okay Yokuslu to help West Brom

Tottenham vs Liverpool prediction: Who will win as Mourinho and Klopp go head-to-head?

Tottenham host Liverpool in the Premier League this week but how will the match unfold? Here are the latest predictions.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirms Euro 2021 plan and hopes for fans' return

The European Championships have already been put back 12 months after being postponed last year, and there have been questions over whether the proposed continent-wide format should be changed

Aubameyang grateful for support as Arsenal captain's mother recovers from illness

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appeared confident of returning soon after informing Arsenal fans why he had to miss their previous two matches.

Is Burnley vs Aston Villa on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

Burnley welcome Aston Villa to Turf Moor in the Premier League this evening as the Clarets look to continue their remarkable uplift in form. Having been left short in the transfer window and suffering a dire start to the season, Sean Dyche has one against reversed the club’s fortunes, with a 1-0 victory over champions Liverpool last week followed by a comfortable 3-0 victory over Fulham in the FA Cup as Jay Rodriguez scored for the first time...

Setmana Ciclista Valenciana and Itzulia Women's races added to growing list of cancellations in 2021

Men's 1.Pro Grand Prix de Denain-Porte du Hainau removed from UCI calendar

Rio Ferdinand: Mason Mount will be 'SEETHING' after being dropped

Mount has become an integral player to the Chelsea side over the last season-and-a-half, starting the last 13 Premier League matches as Frank Lampard made him one of the main men.

Fabian Schar admits Newcastle players are low on confidence

Tuesday night's 2-1 home defeat by Leeds was the Magpies' fifth on the trot and meant they have not won in the last nine either side of their exits from both domestic cup competitions.

Chelsea set new high for first-half passes as Tuchel begins to shape Blues

Chelsea completed more passes in the first half against Wolves than they have in any other opening 45 minutes in the league since 2003-04.

An Armand Gnanduillet inspired look at Scottish football's best and worst debuts featuring Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Hibs

Armand Gnanduillet made a huge impact on his first Hearts appearance on Tuesday night, against Raith Rovers.

Liverpool may have already avoided a major transfer mistake

Watford Ismaila Sarr was on Liverpool's transfer shortlist before Diogo Jota was signed in September