Anderson urges players to show more respect for Australia's COVID fight

Anderson urges players to show more respect for Australia's COVID fight

Zinedine Zidane ‘not embarrassed’ despite Real Madrid being stunned by third-tier Alcoyano in Copa del Rey

Real Madrid have been sensationally ousted from the Copa del Rey by third-tier side CD Alcoyano. The reigning LaLiga champions were upset 2-1 in the third round at El Collao on Wednesday evening after conceding a dramatic extra-time winner from midfielder Juanan Casanova. Centre-back Jose Solbes’ effort 10 minutes from the end of the initial 90 minutes had earlier cancelled out Madrid defender Eder Militao’s header on the stroke of half-time. To...

Domestic squads upset Team BikeExchange Santos Festival of Cycling plans

Pre-race favourite Grace Brown drops over a minute on stage 1, GC hopes on Lucy Kennedy

Springer to Blue Jays? What it means for big-hitting Toronto in Stats Perform data

What does George Springer bring to the Toronto Blue Jays and what does it mean for the franchise? We take a look using Stats Perform data.

Jarrad Branthwaite spoke to Harvey Elliott before joining Blackburn on loan

It has been revealed that Everton prospect Jarrad Branthwaite spoke to Harvey Elliott before joining his fellow teenager on loan at Blackburn Rovers recently. The 18-year-old defender impressed Rovers manager Tony Mowbray on his debut for the Championship side last weekend and is further proof that the 57-year-old does not shy away from the inexperience of teenage talent. Elliott, who joined Rovers on loan from Everton’s arch-rivals Liverpool in...

James Maddison prediction eventually comes true as Derek McInnes reveals what he told Brendan Rodgers about Leicester star

The Aberdeen boss has reflected on the Leicester City star's successful spell at Pittodrie as he continues to emerge as one of the Premier League's brightest talents.

Manager slams 'pathetic' Aston Villa transfer offer

Latest Aston Villa transfer news from BirminghamLive brings an update on Dean Smith's side's progress in landing Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson this month with the midfielder linked with a move

Real Madrid crashes out of Copa del Rey, Ramos contract still in the air

The La Liga champions were humiliated by third-division team Alcoyano, 2-1.

Pirlo's Supercoppa joy 'more beautiful' than as a player

Andrea Pirlo won the greatest prizes in football as a player but his first honour as a head coach was a special moment for the Juve boss.

Newcastle fans react to Keith Downie update on pursuit of transfer targets

A number of Newcastle United supporters were left underwhelmed by the latest update from Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie on the club’s transfer progress, with the Magpies targeting a left-back and midfielder but not close to any deals at the moment. Steve Bruce’s side have seen their need to strengthen the squad amplified over the last few weeks, with the Magpies now going nine matches without a win in all competitions. Although there is little...

Wizards' clash against Bucks postponed due to coronavirus, preparation

The Washington Wizards' scheduled game against the Milwaukee Bucks was postponed.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon refuses to quit and insists he's 'fed up' being quizzed over his future

The under-fire Parkhead manager took another body blow on Wednesday night as he side were held to a draw against an under-strength Livingston side.

Liverpool's rivals have finally found a way to stop Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino's struggles might be down to a change of tactics from Liverpool'

Impey set to leave role as New Zealand Rugby chairman

Impey set to leave role as New Zealand Rugby chairman

Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal in Odegaard talks; Eriksen to Man Utd; Ings to Tottenham; Lampard Chelsea latest

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. Arsenal are reported to have entered talks with Real Madrid over a deal for Martin Odegaard, though it seems that a move for Norwich’s Emi Buendia is off the...

Arsenal transfer round-up: Mikel Arteta facing coaches' opposition to Lucas Torreira plan

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is believed to be keen to sell Lucas Torreira - currently on loan at Atletico Madrid - but his backroom staff are opposed to the idea

Rumour Has It: Inter optimistic over Martinez deal, Lampard under fire

Linked with Barcelona, Inter forward Lautaro Martinez may be closer to deciding his future.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might be about to get a new nickname

Man Utd went back to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-1 win at Fulham when their impressive squad depth was again on show.

Embiid at MVP level? 'For sure', says 76ers team-mate Harris

Tobias Harris lauded Joel Embiid, who had 42 points and 10 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Boston Celtics.

Pep Guardiola gives his verdict on controversial 'offside' which aided Man City against Aston Villa

Man City 2 Aston Villa 0 - Villa battled hard at a rain-sodden Etihad and were undone just 11 minutes from time after Bernardo Silva's strike which arrowed home

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Juventus to Italian Super Cup title

Ronaldo and Morata helped Juventus beat Napoli 2-0 to take the trophy.

Man United player ratings vs Fulham: Edinson Cavani and David Gea good

How the Man Utd players rated in their 2-1 victory over Fulham in the Premier League at Craven Cottage.

Rodgers not feeling pressure in Super Bowl pursuit ahead of Brady showdown

Aaron Rodgers looked ahead to Sunday's blockbuster showdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Saints fans react as Tottenham show interest in Danny Ings

A number of Southampton fans have been reacting to a report from Eurosport that Tottenham are monitoring Danny Ings’ contract situation and are prepared to come in with an offer in the summer. The 28-year-old’s long-term future has been up in the air over the last few weeks, with reports having emerged a few months ago that the Saints were hoping to secure a new deal for him and Ryan Bertrand. However, Southampton have since released a...

'Has to happen' - Birmingham City fans find hope in one player after latest home defeat

Blues are 19th in the Championship after losing 1-0 to Preston North End on Wednesday night

Rooney expects Derby takeover to go ahead despite delay

Rooney expects Derby takeover to go ahead despite delay

Wolves reach transfer agreement as Liverpool 'prepare' Adama Traore move

Wolves news - WWFC morning headlines from BirminghamLive including Willian Jose transfer agreement, what Wolves can expect from the striker and Liverpool interest in Adama Traore

Solskjaer says Pogba's happy again as Man Utd boss hails Cavani

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani following Wednesday's victory at Fulham.

Robert Snodgrass update emerges as Sam Allardyce drops West Brom transfer hint

West Brom news - WBA morning headlines from BirminghamLive including Robert Snodgrass update and Gareth Barry on the situation, Sam Allardyce on new signings and Premier League TV decision

Pogba is 'one of the best when he's in this form', says Rio Ferdinand

The Frenchman, who is in the midst of an excellent run of form in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, scored the decisive goal with a terrific curling effort with his left-foot in the 65th minute on Wednesday.

Everton fans loved Michael Keane's comments on his fine form

Having reflected on what has been a formidable season so far for him, Michael Keane whipped up excitement from many Everton fans over his thoughts on the Toffees’ campaign. The 27-year-old Mancunian has been an integral keystone of Carlo Ancelotti’s back line. He has featured in 17 Premier League games this season, even contributing some valuable goals in the process – three to be precise – as the ex-Manchester United man looks to shore up the...

With Celtic clash looming Hamilton boss Brian Rice is working non-stop to bring in attacking players

The Accies boss has just under a week until their next game, when they travel to Parkhead

Cumbernauld Colts assistant fears fixtures pile-up when football returns

Craig McKinlay reckons the season may need to be extended, if football is given the go-ahead to resume

Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Mosimane says he can 'understand how Sirino reacted'

The Uruguayan has had only 200 minutes of competitive football in total this season in one cup match and three league appearances for Masandawana

Six Nations: Bright, mature Cameron Redpath could be solution for Scotland at inside centre

Bath thought enough of Cameron Redpath to pay a reported £100,000 to prise him from a long-term contract at Sale Sharks 11 months ago. And Eddie Jones thought enough of the inside centre to name him in his full England squad to tour South Africa in 2018, just weeks after he had left school.

Dean Smith's transcript: Jon Moss, McGinn suspension, Man City anger, Trezeguet and Hause updates

Man City 2 Aston Villa 0 - Here's the gaffer's tape after the match as he revealed that Kortney Hause is facing a spell on the sidelines after picking up a foot injury

'An absolute joke', Handscomb slams Paine captaincy critics

'An absolute joke', Handscomb slams Paine captaincy critics

Noise after Man City goals in Aston Villa battle felt like a defining moment

The talking points after Manchester City's victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Ndidi: Is Leicester City man the midfielder Chelsea need?

The goal against the Blues aside, the anchorman’s body of work means he could be considered to solve Frank Lampard’s midfield conundrum

Nets looked 'a little lost at times', says Nash

The Brooklyn Nets' struggles against the Cleveland Cavaliers came as no surprise to head coach Steve Nash.

Nets' 'Big Three' 'felt perfect' to Durant despite loss

The Brooklyn Nets' 'Big Three' felt just right for Kevin Durant despite a defeat.

Embiid joins exclusive NBA club, Doncic makes history as Irving returns alongside Harden and Durant

It was a big day for Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic, while Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving made his long-awaited return in the NBA.

Phil Foden outshines Jack Grealish once again to underline a Man City legend's legacy

Manchester City go top as 20-year-old prodigy shows why he is the most exciting talent in English football

David Moyes should look to Mikel Oyarzabal for West Ham to push on

In what may come as a surprise to a few West Ham fans, David Moyes putting his faith in Mikel Oyarzabal would not be a novelty for the Irons manager. The Real Sociedad winger has 11 goal involvements in 14 appearances this season – and he has Moyes to thank for kickstarting his career. The 57-year-old’s stint in La Liga management saw the 11-cap Spain international brought through the San Sebastian side’s academy by the Glaswegian in 2015 – and...

Aberdeen v Motherwell: How to watch crucial Premiership clash at Pittodrie

Graham Alexander's side head to the Granite City looking for three precious points

Fashion Sakala rated perfect Rangers fit as former team mate hints at why Steven Gerrard wants him

Ex-Hearts loanee Toby Sibbick played alongside the Ibrox transfer target during a loan spell at Belgian side Oostende and he's provided the lowdown on Sakala's talents.

Liverpool predicted XI vs Burnley as Jurgen Klopp tinkers with misfiring attack

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp may make changes to his regular front three as he aims to address the Reds' torrid run of one goal in their last four Premier League games

Solskjaer insists 'those two extra points are vital' after win

KIERAN GILL AT CRAVEN COTTAGE: Pogba struck a sensational winner to send United top of the table, with Solskjaer saying those two extra points could be the difference at the end of the season.

West Ham fans split on transfer links with Henry Onyekuru

West Ham have been credited with an interest in Monaco winger Henry Onyekuru and many of the Irons faithful have had their say on the rumour. The 23-year-old is also attracting interest from Turkish giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, according to the report from Sabah. He may be allowed to leave on loan this month as he struggles to find regular game-time in France, making just four appearances in Ligue 1. The report also claimed that Monaco...

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

Liverpool are looking to end their four-game winless streak in the Premier League on Thursday night when they host Burnley at Anfield. The Reds sit fourth in the table after taking three draws and a defeat from that run and have lost ground on the two Manchester clubs and Leicester in the title race. A goalless draw with Manchester United on Sunday made it the Reds’ fourth game without a win – their longest league winless run since February 2017...