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Dominic Calvert-Lewin ends drought as Everton sink Sheffield Wednesday

Dominic Calvert-Lewin marked his return from injury with his 15th goal of the season as Everton cantered to a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in five years with victory against Sheffield Wednesday. There are plenty of sides remaining in the last 16 who will fancy their chances of winning it: and there was certainly no evidence here to dissuade the suggestion that the Toffees are in that bracket. Credit must go to...


La Liga talking points

La Liga talking points


Mourinho says Bale 'must earn rather than be given minutes'

Bale's return to Spurs has not been anything like the heroic one that many expected with the Welshman starting just two Premier league games so far this term.


Van der Poel, Alvarado headline Dutch team for 'cross Worlds

Dutch federation aiming for four titles at UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships with Bakker and Kamp also favourites


BREAKING Ryan Garcia announces he will fight Manny Pacquiao in blow to Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor had been tipped to fight Manny Pacquiao but rising star Ryan Garcia has now confirmed he will take on the pound-for-pound great


Manchester United XI vs Liverpool: Confirmed team news and lineup - Van de Beek starts; Buno Fernandes rested

Marcus Rashford returns to Manchester United’s lineup as they host Liverpool in the FA Cup today, while Donny van de Beek is a surprise starter. Seven days on from a dire 0-0 Anfield draw in the Premier League, it is United's turn to host the fierce derby with a place in the FA Cup fifth round up for grabs. Liverpool are hurting after a shock home loss to Burnley, which sees Jurgen Klopp bring in his big guns and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer switch...


Livingston cup hero Scott Robinson urges SFA to approve David Martindale as boss admits: 'I don’t expect results to help in fit and proper quest'

David Martindale does not believe the feat of leading Livingston into the final of the Betfred Cup will enhance his chances of being approved by the SFA.


Nia Dennis wins plaudits for stunning 'black excellence' gymnastics routine

US gymnast Nia Dennis’s latest floor routine, which she dedicated to black culture, has won praise from fans such as Missy Elliott and Simone Biles after it attracted millions of views on social media over the weekend. Dennis, a senior at UCLA, started her routine with Kendrick Lamar, and the rest of the performance incorporated artists such as Beyonce, Tupac Shakur, Missy Elliott, Soulja Boy and Megan Thee Stallion. UCLA tweeted out the routine...


Steven Gerrard admits concerns over Easter Road pitch as he ponders Rangers team selection for Hibs test

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted the poor condition of the Easter Road playing surface could influence his team selection for Wednesday night’s Premiership fixture against Hibs.


Bruno Fernandes provides knockout blow as Manchester United edge Liverpool in FA Cup thriller

Just when you thought Bruno Fernandes could do no more to endear himself to Manchester United's supporters, he scores a stunning late free-kick after coming on as a substitute, settles3 a thrilling FA Cup fourth-round tie and - most importantly of all - knocks out Liverpool. The first anniversary of Fernandes’ Old Trafford arrival falls this Thursday. The transformative effect he has had on United over the past 12 months is almost beyond measure...


Graham Potter insists Brighton must enjoy Yves Bissouma while they can

Bissouma is the midfielder attracting interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and even Real Madrid. Scouts like Bissouma, the 24-year-old who is tenacious and one of the Premier League's top tacklers.


SUTTON: Solskjaer is proving he's the right man for the United job

CHRIS SUTTON: Bruno Fernandes was told he wouldn't start against Liverpool. But the day before the game, he stayed behind after training and practised taking free-kicks.


Conor McGregor's second round defeat to Dustin Poirier wins lucky punter £540,000

Conor McGregor's hopes of a victorious UFC return were ended in the second round as he lost to Dustin Poirier which earned one punter over half a million on a bet


Echoes of Everton at West Ham as Moyes looks to repeat feat

No smart money would be wagered on them staying in the top four if they do get there, but that is an unfair conversation. The scale of the resurrection under Moyes has been immense.


Liverpool set to secure signing of 16-year-old Derby winger Gordon

The 16-year-old has already broken into Derby's first team but has yet to sign a professional contract. Liverpool have held talks and aim to wrap up a compensation deal over the next few days.


Ferguson backs Calvert-Lewin to keep 'battering' in the goals

The former Sheffield United trainee scored his first for seven games after returning from a hamstring injury as the Toffees moved into the fifth round of the FA Cup.


Thiago accused of 'ducking out the way of Fernandes' free-kick'

With the sides level at 2-2, Fernandes scored an impressive free-kick in the 78th minute which ultimately proved decisive. Some observers questioned whether Thiago ducked.


Guardiola 'pretty sure' Eric Garcia will leave Manchester City

Eric Garcia has long been linked to Barcelona and Pep Guardiola has seemingly given up hope of keeping him at Manchester City.


'Longest five minutes of my life' - David Martindale references time in prison as he inspires Livingston to Betfred Cup final place

With Livingston making heavy weather of seeing out the five minutes added on by referee David Munro, manager David Martindale turned to his coaches and substitutes gathered behind him, and shouted: “It feels like fifty!”


Atletico always need 'extraordinary' Joao Felix – Simeone

Joao Felix has been restricted to a substitute role in recent weeks but has the backing of Diego Simeone after a scoring return to the team.


Daytona 24: Nasr/Derani overcome grid penalty to win qualifying race

Overcoming a grid penalty for being underweight, Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani landed pole for next weekend's IMSA SportsCar Daytona 24 Hours at Daytona in their Action Express Cadillac


Tierney trains in t-shirt and shorts despite snow at London Colney

The left-back braved the snow at Arsenal's London Colney training ground. Whereas many players would opt for hats and snoods in such conditions, Tierney appears to be made of stronger stuff.


Manchester City hit SEVEN past Brighton and have their fizz back

KATHRYN BATTE: This was about as dominant as Man City have been all season. It probably should have been even more. But this was a performance that signalled City are back to their best.


Koeman praises De Jong as Barca show attacking improvement

Frenkie de Jong scored for the third time in six games for Barcelona in Sunday's 2-0 win over Elche and earned plaudits from Ronald Koeman.


Aaron Rodgers says his future is 'uncertain' after fourth-down call dooms Packers

The Green Bay Packers' loss in the NFC Championship Game was followed by Aaron Rodgers hinting at a possible exit.


I've never had a problem with Paul Pogba, insists Solskjær

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has pointed to his strong relationship with Paul Pogba in the wake of the midfielder’s recent impressive form. Pogba capped an eye-catching display with a memorable late winner in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory at Fulham on Wednesday having done the same against Burnley the previous week. The Frenchman’s future at United was placed in doubt last month when Mino Raiola, his agent, claimed Pogba should leave in January. Yet...


Gattuso frustrated as Napoli stumble: Can't go to supermarket and ask for €10 of determination

Gennaro Gattuso lamented Napoli's defeat to Hellas Verona in Serie A on Sunday.


Kim edges Cantlay to win The American Express

Kim Si-woo secured his third PGA Tour title, winning The American Express.


Wolves forward Willian Jose sets his sights on top eight despite wait for debut

New Wolves signing Willian Jose is eager to get scoring but isn't yet in England and is waiting on paperwork


Bruno Fernandes: Edinson Cavani told me how to beat Alisson with a free kick - and it worked!

Manchester United match-winner Bruno Fernandes has revealed how Edinson Cavani helped him beat Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson with his free kick. An entertaining 3-2 win at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first over Liverpool as United manager, was a far cry from last weekend's goalless league draw. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool, only for goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford to turn the tie on its head. Salah...


Michael Owen identifies "the difference" between Man Utd and Liverpool at the moment

Man Utd got the better of Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup as their excellent run of form continued with Michael Owen pinpointing the difference between the sides


MARTIN KEOWN: Bruno Fernandes is Old Trafford's new Eric Cantona

MARTIN KEOWN: I remember man-marking Eric Cantona on my England debut in 1992 and battling with him in the Premier League. He unlocked the door for Man United's success.


Defensive struggles suggest Liverpool have stood still while others push on

Three minutes into the second half at Old Trafford something happened that was simultaneously startling, avoidable, unfortunate, and also crushingly inevitable. Manchester United’s second goal in this fun, highly watchable 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round win will be cast as a the fruit of a Rhys Williams mistake. Correctly so: it was a horrible mistake. Rumbling back to cut out a diagonal pass from Mason Greenwood, Liverpool’s centre‑back scuffed a...


Westbrook to make Wizards return against Spurs

Russell Westbrook will play against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.


Premier League table: Latest standings today for 2020/21 EPL season; Man United top again as Liverpool lose

Liverpool were beaten at home in the Premier League for the first time in almost four years as Burnley stunned Anfield on Thursday night. Jurgen Klopp’s decision to dropp both Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino backfired as Liverpool struggled to break down a lively Clarets side. Ashley Barnes was judged to have fouled Ashley Barnes inside the final 10 minutes, and the striker brushed himself down to score the only goal from the penalty spot....


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants fans back 'as soon as possible'

Rangers supporters have been forced to watch their team's relentless march to glory from home, due to coronavirus restrictions. Gerrard hopes it will be a different picture in the weeks ahead.


Jose Mourinho: Join Gareth Ainsworth’s rock band? I would destroy it!

Jose Mourinho has hailed Wycombe's rock-and-roll manager Gareth Ainsworth for his longevity in management. . . but says he won't be joining him for a song because he would “destroy” his music! Tottenham face Wycombe in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Monday night when Mourinho and Ainsworth will meet in the dugout. Ainsworth has been in charge of Wycombe for more than eight years and is the second longest-serving manager in England. He is also...


It only took one man – Arians hails Brady's impact at Buccaneers

After securing a place at Super Bowl LV, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians lauded Tom Brady.


Chelsea's Abraham hits hat-trick against Luton but Werner frustration continues

The banner draped over the top tier of the Shed End served as a reminder that it will be a long time before Chelsea’s fans give up on Frank Lampard. Although results have been poor, they remain behind one of the finest players in their club’s history. The message, delivered at a social distance, was emphatic: “In Frank We Trust. Then. Now. Forever.” Whether it is enough to alter the thinking of Chelsea’s board remains to be seen. Sentimentality...


NASSER HUSSAIN: England captain Joe Root is one in a million

The last couple of weeks in Sri Lanka have been a reminder of just how proud we should be of Joe Root - not just as an ambassador for English cricket, but for the whole country.


West Ham keen on signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United

Lingard was left out of United's squad against Liverpool and trained with other fringe players at Carrington. Moyes worked with Lingard briefly during his time as manager at Old Trafford.


Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder must back Rhian Brewster

The striker is still waiting for his first goal, four months after a £20million move from Liverpool, and if ever there were an occasion to break the duck, the FA Cup clash against Plymouth was it.


Rafa Benitez and Celtic latest as Neil Lennon decision stands in the way of potential move

The former Liverpool boss has been heavily linked with the manager's job at Parkhead after leaving Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Pro at the weekend.


Serie A talking points

Serie A talking points


Don't ban the bouncer, plead players after the MCC launch review

Recognising its potential to cause serious injury, the sport's authorities are acting at a time when football and rugby face litigation from concussion victims.


Jesus may find that his future for Manchester City is on the left wing

It is true that Jesus hammered home City's second goal, but that a late rally was required to avoid one of the great FA Cup upsets was partly down to his own profligacy earlier in the piece.


Welsh rugby to get £13m in government funding after fan absence as football gets £1m and Cardiff and Swansea City miss out

The Welsh Government has announced a new funding package aimed at helping spectator sports hit by the coronavirus pandemic


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Donny van de Beek frustration overheard as Mike Phelan enraged

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was frustrated with Donny van de Beek during a first-half moment vs Liverpool whilst Edinson Cavani later enraged Mike Phelan


Sri Lanka vs England: Joe Root puts on batting masterclass before late dismissal

"Do you have a spare?" Niroshan Dickwella asked Joe Root of his bats during the morning session. Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper enjoys a natter: he once used Google Translate to learn some Urdu to distract Pakistan's batsmen during a series a few years ago. But as the England captain went on through to the close of day three for 186, a mischievous attempt to break concentration might have desired a serious answer. Any piece of Root is worth a hell of...


Year on from urging delay, Greece's Stefanidi supports Games in 2021 - Kyodo

UK-OLYMPICS-2020-STEFANIDI:Year on from urging delay, Greece's Stefanidi supports Games in 2021 - Kyodo