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The wizard of Wishaw defeated world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in epic clash at Masters

The 45 year-old Scotsman played some of the best snooker in his career to set up a semi-final with Dave Gilbert


Jurgen Klopp's decision on "fried" Trent Alexander-Arnold as Mo Salah issue emerges again

Jurgen Klopp was warned that Trent Alexander-Arnold looks "fried" in the same way Mohamed Salah did in his second season at Liverpool, ahead of the Man United game


West Brom linked with in-form striker as Sam Allardcyce tries to bolster attacking options

The Senegal international has scored 11 goals this season – the same amount Albion have managed as a team in the Premier League – with nine of them coming in his last seven games


Root urges patience from England bowlers in search of win

Root urges patience from England bowlers in search of win


Impatient O'Sullivan laments lack of practice as his silverware drought continues at Masters

Rusty Ronnie O’Sullivan slammed his lack of practice and admits he’s itching to get his hands on silverware after crashing out of the Masters against old foe John Higgins, writes Will Jennings. The record seven-time champion was involved in a Friday night quarter-final thriller but was blown away by the Scot 6-3 in their 70th career meeting. Four-time world champion Higgins struck breaks of 145, 134, 110 and 88 to repel O’Sullivan’s 125, 103 and...


Mourinho urges Tottenham 'to not make mistakes that kill matches'

Wednesday's 1-1 draw against Fulham was a miserable retelling of the same story for Spurs as they let a 1-0 lead slip in the final 15 minutes for the fourth time this season.


Mohamed Salah admits he's changed his opinion on Man Utd this season

Man Utd head to Liverpool this weekend knowing they could move six points clear of their rivals at the top of the Premier League table - and Mohamed Salah recognises importance of the game


Sir Alex Ferguson pleased Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is Man Utd boss trying to stop Jurgen Klopp

The legendary Manchester United boss has hailed Jurgen Klopp's "phenomenal" side ahead of this weekend's top of the table clash at Anfield


Bottas: I won't play Rosberg mind games on Hamilton

Mercedes F1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he has no interest in playing any mind games with teammate Lewis Hamilton.


Hibs squad revealed as Jackson Irvine and Chris Cadden in the frame but key man ruled out for Kilmarnock clash

The new arrivals are in contention to feature against Alex Dyer's side but there remain a number of absences for Jack Ross to negotiate.


Bye-bye Kean: Brands can solve major Everton flaw with “deadly” £8m-rated beast – opinion

Marcel Brands can solve a titanic flaw in Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton side by completing a deal to sign Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee in January.


Rohit Sharma: No regrets over dismissal

After coming in for criticism for the way he got out against Australia, Rohit Sharma said he was following a clear plan.


Rangers squad revealed as Ryan Jack pushes for long awaited comeback ahead of Motherwell trip

Steven Gerrard's side head for Fir Park on Sunday as they look to maintain their huge lead over Celtic at the top of the Premiership table.


Bruno Fernandes issues penalty message to Man City's Raheem Sterling

Bruno Fernandes has issued a message to Manchester City star Raheem Sterling regarding penalties.


Arsenal transfer news: Atletico Madrid keen on move for Alexandre Lacazette

The France international has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital


Coleen Rooney pays tribute to husband Wayne after retirement

The mother-of-four penned a sweet tribute to the England star as he officially bid farewell to the game to take on the permanent position as Derby County manager


Mesut Ozil told Twitter activity was final straw for Arsenal ahead of Fenerbahce transfer

Mesut Ozil appears to be edging ever closer to an Arsenal exit as Fenerbahce loom but the playmaker has not helped himself in recent months with his social media presence


Heir to Mings' throne: Villa could save millions with 20 y/o talent who "oozes class" - opinion

Aston Villa might have the next Tyrone Mings right under Dean Smith's nose with academy centre-back, Mungo Bridge.


Vinicius Jr will struggle to get back in Zidane's good books

PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Sergio Reguilon and Dani Ceballos are all in the team of Zidane cast-offs - and they have now been joined by winger Vinicius.


68 things you'll only understand as a West Brom fan ahead of the derby

We've listed some unique events, chants and experiences that you should recognise if you're a Baggie!


Red-hot Higgins serves up Friday night treat in classic Masters clash with O'Sullivan

Entertainer John Higgins toasted one of his finest ever victories after serving up a Friday night treat against Ronnie O’Sullivan in the Masters quarter-finals, writes Will Jennings. The Wizard of Wishaw had urged fans to order beers and Chinese takeaways to enjoy the occasion – and delivered in style as he blew the Rocket away 6-3 with a stunning performance in Milton Keynes. In an exhibition in break-building brilliance, the four-time world...


Liverpool without five first team players for top of the table Man Utd clash

Manchester United travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Sunday in what is a first vs second Premier League clash


Chelsea transfer news: AC Milan want an option to buy Fikayo Tomori in any loan deal

The Blues centre-back has been linked with a move away this month


Hamilton hero Tomáš Černý: From plumber to Scottish Premiership goalkeeping favourite

Accies fan Ben McNicol looks back on the Czech keeper's spell in Scottish football after he hung up his gloves this week


Loftus-Cheek has Chelsea future, says Lampard

Ruben Loftus-Cheek's form at Fulham has captured the attention of Frank Lampard, the manager of his parent club Chelsea.


Carrick 2.0: Woodward must sanction £70m Man Utd swoop for “outstanding” titan - opinion

Ed Woodward must sanction Manchester United swoop for West Ham star Declan Rice in the summer.


Ealing Trailfinders v Saracens kick-off time, live stream info and cost as BT Sport shelve TV plan

The Saracens are in action for the first time since their relegation from England's Gallagher Premiership: here's the kick-off time, live stream info and team news for the Trailfinders Challenge Cup match


Linfield midfielder Bastien Hery to join League of Ireland side Bohemians

The 28-year-old's contact was due to expire this summer


Barcelona's move for Manchester City's Garcia put on hold by Laporta

The club's presidential candidates want the new board in place before any major decisions are made


Top but capable of more: Manchester United upbeat for trip to Liverpool

When Ole Gunnar Solskjær says Manchester United have “not really set the world alight” this season, the manager’s true sense might be read as: “You ain’t seen nothing yet – just wait until we do catch fire.” United arrive at Anfield on Sunday to play Liverpool as Premier League leaders, three points ahead of the champions while not at their best. That is a rosy place to be for United because they possess the quality to perform far better. For a...


Swansea's Yan Dhanda linked with moves to Bournemouth and Leeds

Swansea City midfielder Yan Dhanda is attracting interest from Bournemouth and Leeds. The 22-year-old had to bide his time for a run of games in Steve Cooper's side but has proved influential recently.


West Brom's Sam Johnstone and Matt Phillips test positive for Covid-19

Johnstone has been one of the Baggies' best players this season and has made the most saves of any keeper in the Premier League. His absence means David Button wills start in goal.


Yan makes Masters history in Milton Keynes - and it's all down to living in Sheffield

Chinese sensation Yan Bingtao is rapidly emerging as the golden boy of snooker and revealed the key to his searing rise – living in Sheffield, writes Will Jennings. The 20-year-old prodigy toppled six-time ranking event winner Stephen Maguire 6-5 in a thrilling Masters quarter-final to become the youngest semi-finalist at the tournament since a certain Ding Junhui. The world No.11 practices at Sheffield’s Vics Snooker Academy and reckons moving...


Australian Open stars hit by hard lockdown blow after COVID positives on two flights

After three COVID-19 positives across two charter flights to Melbourne, a host of leading tennis stars are entering hard lockdown.


Rangers miss wing 'target', Celtic could lose starlet to MLS, Arsenal join Juventus and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers in Edouard transfer interest: Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The half-way point in the mid-season transfer window is upon us – but there haven’t been many big moves… yet.


Klopp could add new Liverpool dynamic by signing 26 y/o who “lacks absolutely nothing” - opinion

Liverpool are being linked with Rodrigo De Paul and he could be the man to finally replace Philippe Coutinho in Jurgen Klopp's side.


Is West Ham vs Burnley on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

Burnley will seek to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they visit West Ham United on Saturday. The Clarets were dogged, but ultimately disappointing, in their home defeat to Manchester United during the week, leaving them two places above the relegation zone. Despite that, they have won three of the last six in league play and are unlikely to hold too many longer-term fears about the drop - though Sean Dyche will expect more...


Mark Clattenburg continues war of words with Jurgen Klopp with fresh jibe at Liverpool boss

Mark Clattenburg has continued his war of words with Jurgen Klopp as he takes aim at the Liverpool manager's preparation before games


Arsenal 'tracking Brentford's Ivan Toney' with West Ham interested

The 24-year-old's excellent form has attracted suitors from the top-flight, including Arsenal and West Ham - but the Gunners won't be making a move for the striker just yet.


Rangers striker Cederic Itten admits surprise at Motherwell's "five-five block" in last outing

The Steelmen came close to causing a shock at Ibrox in December with their backs-to-the-walls display


David Brooks to Aston Villa, Bournemouth's transfer stance and why Swansea City are now interested bystanders

Aston Villa are reportedly keen on making a move for Bournemouth's Wales international David Brooks this month with Swansea City now interested bystanders


LeBron James feeling 'real good with my shot' as Lakers win five straight

Five consecutive NBA wins and an impressive run of shooting have left LeBron James in a confident mood for the LA Lakers.


Jamie Gillan hoping for minimal Cleveland Browns role as last Brit standing in NFL play-offs

Cleveland Browns have been the story of the NFL play-offs so far - and Scottish punter Jamie Gillan hopes they can pull off another upset against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend


Bye-bye Lacazette: Arsenal scouting "tremendous" 16-goal gem who's "similar to Zlatan" - opinion

Arsenal can sign a perfect successor to Alexandre Lacazette in Brentford striker Ivan Toney.


Root posts double hundred before Sri Lanka find Galle spark

Joe Root's double century was completed amid a batting collapse before Sri Lanka trimmed England's lead in Galle.


Wolves team news vs West Brom: Boly, Traore and Neto start as Nuno names attacking XI

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Bromwich Albion | Here's the team Nuno Espirito Santo has named for the Black Country derby


How a Norris F4 rival's early GT move was vindicated

The latest addition to Lamborghini's factory GT roster faced the tough prospect of abandoning his F1 dream while still at school. But 2020 British GT champion Sandy Mitchell has proved that the move was absolutely the right one, as he told JAMES NEWBOLD


Llorente starts, Bielsa drops 39-cap regular in 8 changes: Leeds' predicted XI - opinion

A look at how Marcelo Bielsa might line up his Leeds United side for the Premier League clash against Brighton.


Kovalev v Melikuziev off after former champ tests positive for testosterone

Russian knockout artist Sergey Kovalev has tested positive for synthetic testosterone and will not fight Bektemir Melikuziev this month.


Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho's brutal swipe picked up on camera in now deleted footage as Gareth Bale theory emerges

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho's comments were picked up on camera and appear to be aimed at Gareth Bale