Sri Lanka vs England: Mark Wood finds top gear to break his series duck

It took until late on day one of the second Test to get it. But with a sharp, swinging delivery to dismiss Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal leg before, Mark Wood had his first wicket of the series. After 27 overs of graft during England’s seven-wicket win in the first Test at the same venue, the Durham quick was finally able to celebrate at the end of his 12th over on Monday. It was a decisive breakthrough, ending a 117-run partnership between...

£50k-p/w Palace outcast who's played 423 PL mins this term should secure January exit - opinion

Crystal Palace's James McCarthy should secure West Ham move after latest Hodgson snub.

Steve Bruce reveals Allan Saint-Maximin's comeback date and blasts "fake news" claims

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is fighting for his job after a run of nine games without a win with the Geordies sinking into relegation trouble having scored just once in seven outings

Brandon McNulty sets Giro d'Italia top 10 as goal for 2021

American youngster finished 15th on debut last season

Marseille target Morgan Sanson replacement as Aston Villa transfer talks continue

Aston Villa transfers - Villa are expected to go back in for Sanson with an improved bid after Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas criticised Villa's initial offer this week

James Milner urges players and fans to stick together after Burnley defeat

James Milner has arguably sent a rather pointed message to Liverpool supporters, urging them and the Reds’ players to stick together. Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a dreadful 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Thursday night, as their poor run of form continues. Liverpool were a shadow of their title-winning selves at Anfield, with Ashley Barnes’ late penalty ending their 68-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League. Taking to Twitter on Friday...

Newcastle United eyeing former West Brom man before Aston Villa clash

Coach Jones arrived at The Hawthorns in the summer of 2018 to assist newly appointed Albion boss Darren Moore

Conor McGregor vs Poirier prediction: How will UFC 257 main event play out?

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will go head-to-head in the main event of UFC 257 this weekend as the fighters meet in a rematch nearly seven years in the making. It’s been an odd year for McGregor, who has not competed in 12 months since he took apart Donald Cerrone in only 40 seconds. McGregor and Dana White held frustrating talks thereafter, with the coronavirus pandemic affecting the Irishman’s compensation, leading to another apparent...

Brendan Rodgers makes Leicester transfer admission after Christian Eriksen linked

Rodgers' Leicester side are riding high in the Premier League after beating Chelsea and visit Brentford in the FA Cup on Sunday

James Tennyson reacts to Sky Sports pundit's 'Tank' comments

Johnny Nelson said the Belfast boxer could knock out WBA champ Gervonta Davis if they met

'Gor Mahia have not sanctioned unscrupulous collection of monies' - Ochola

The official has urged members to follow laid out guidelines when it comes to supporting the club financially

Atletico champions, Sevilla join big three in top four – Stats Perform AI completes LaLiga season

A simulation provided by Stats Perform AI puts Atletico Madrid firmly at the top of LaLiga at the end of the season.

Ben Guy ‘no regrets’ over missing Liverpool tie and targets Irish League return

Ben Guy was adjusting to life under lockdown in Portadown as his team-mates from Aston Villa’s youth ranks recently enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime FA Cup experience of facing Liverpool superstars like Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson.

Liverpool have found partnership that can turn season around

Liverpool's defeat to Burnley threw up one positive for Jurgen Klopp's side

Flick vows Bayern must give Lewandowski every chance to challenge 'role model' Muller

Robert Lewandowski could surpass the Bundesliga single-season goals record held by Gerd Muller, a childhood idol of Bayern boss Hansi Flick.

Who's going to win the title? Here's how the Premier League table REALLY looks

It's tight at the top - the Long Table can put everything into perspective, though...

Five players Everton want to offload in January

Offloading unwanted players looks to be a priority for Everton in this transfer window as opposed to inflating the size of their squad – and five players are in the firing line. Analysis from the Liverpool Echo has identified five key players that the club would like to move on, dropping a major transfer revelation in the process. Here is the unwanted quintet… Cenk Tosun The Turkish striker is noted as having promised to make a decision on his...

Jordan Morris completes Swansea City loan move

The American forward has completed a six-month loan move to the Liberty Stadium

'I don't understand that one' - Solskjaer responds to Jurgen Klopp and plays down Liverpool injuries

Jurgen Klopp had assessed Manchester United's defensive approach to the goalless draw at Anfield

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Man City's Kevin De Bruyne feature in FIFA 21 TOTY

The FIFA 21 TOTY Ultimate XI features both Man United midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, but there's no spot for Lionel Messi.

Nottingham Forest hit with injury blow as Ryan Yates faces spell on sidelines

Exclusive: Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton faces being without key midfielder Ryan Yates for three weeks

Fury shows off Ring Magazine belts and heavyweight title collection

The 32-year-old WBC champion took to Instagram on Friday to post a photo of himself posing with his 'Holy Grail' of heavyweight titles at his home in Morecambe.

Buffalo Bills eye Kansas City Chiefs upset to leave no regrets over Patrick Mahomes

The Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs have history. The two sides have battled at this stage before, as the Chiefs defeated the Bills in 1967 to go to the first edition of the Super Bowl before Buffalo returned the favour in 1994. On each of these occasions, the victorious side came up short in the big game, but the talent on show at Arrowhead on Sunday suggests that the 2021 AFC Championship Game will produce this year's favourite to...

Is Chorley vs Wolves on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup fixture

Wolverhampton Wanderers will seek to use the FA Cup as a springboard to rediscover form, when they travel to non-league side Chorley in the fourth round on Friday evening. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have been in appalling form for the past two months, despite beating Crystal Palace in the third round. They were beaten by relegation-threatened West Brom last time out and have dropped to 14th in the Premier League table after taking just two...

Amazing statistic sums up Liverpool's recent drop-off and past dominance

One incredible statistic perfectly sums up how dominant Liverpool once were, and how their form has tailed off in recent times. The Reds were beaten 1-0 at home to Burnley on Thursday night, as the 68-match unbeaten run ended in painful fashion. Liverpool are now fourth in the Premier League and without a win in their last five games, whereas they were once unstoppable. In fact, a stat that I researched and posted on Twitter shows that Jurgen...

Villa facing transfer nightmare over 51-cap "complete package", Lange must act now - opinion

Aston Villa are facing a transfer battle for Bournemouth forward Josh King, with fellow Premier League side Burnley reported to be interested.

Antonio Brown ruled out of NFC Championship game

Tom Brady will be without Antonio Brown as he bids to defeat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the NFC Championship game.

Uncapped Odogwu and Randall earn first England call-ups for Six Nations squad

Eddie Jones has included three uncapped players for his England squad for the Six Nations, which starts in February.

Milan sign Chelsea defender Tomori on loan for rest of season

Milan sign Chelsea defender Tomori on loan for rest of season

Wout Van Aert's 2021 ambitions match new Jumbo-Visma salary

Belgian eyes Classics, Tour de France, Olympics and World Championships

'Devastated' Murray out of Australian Open following positive COVID-19 test

Five-time finalist Andy Murray will not compete at the Australian Open after failing to arrange a "workable quarantine" with authorities.

Motor racing: Ferrari sign first female driver to their academy

UK-MOTOR-F1-FERRARI:Motor racing: Ferrari sign first female driver to their academy

Facundo Pellistri's agent says he will join a LaLiga club on loan

United signed Pellistri for £10million from Uruguayan club Penarol in the summer transfer window. The 19-year-old has trained with the first-team but is yet to make his senior debut.

UFC fighter removed from Conor McGregor card for 'pretty amazing' security violation

The undefeated lightweight was due to clash with Matt Trevola this weekend, when Conor McGregor returns to the octagon to face Dustin Poirier, but the fight has now been axed

Liverpool fans react to photo showing extent of Joe Gomez's knee injury

A number of Liverpool fans have been reacting to images of Joe Gomez’s knee, highlighting the severity of his injury. The 23-year-old is out for the rest of the season after picking up a serious injury in England training back in November. It was the latest cruel setback for Gomez, who has suffered rotten luck with fitness issues down the years, including cruciate ligament damage when Jurgen Klopp first arrived at Liverpool. The centre-back has...

Woodward should sanction MUFC swoop for £26m-rated beast who “gets better every game” - opinion

Ed Woodward should sanction Manchester United swoop for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.

Premier League's stance on Arsenal loans as Martin Odegaard deal to follow Mat Ryan

The Gunners snapped up the Australia international goalkeeper on Friday, and there were some suggestions that would mean they'd maximised the amount of loans they are allowed

Alli was missing for Tottenham due to injury, insists Mourinho

Dele Alli is struggling with injury, which Jose Mourinho insists is the reason why he missed out against Sheffield United.

Sunderland must swoop for 20 y/o gem who terrorised £44m worth of talent last month - opinion

Sunderland are interested in signing Wimbledon's left-sided youngster Paul Osew this month.

Forget Ings: £15m Southampton "hero" has chance to rediscover his best form vs Arsenal - opinion

Danny Ings' return to fitness could prove to be the catalyst for Che Adams' form at Southampton improving, as he has struggled in recent weeks.

Transfer news LIVE! Koulibaly to Man United; Odegaard to Arsenal, Chelsea want Upamecano; latest rumours today

January transfer window - LIVE! The rumours continue to come thick and fast as we approach the latter stages of the window and clubs scramble to get business done in the Premier League and beyond. Arsenal have signed Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan until the end of the season, while Standard Sport understands they are increasingly confident that Martin Odegaard will also join on loan from Real Madrid. Mikel Arteta is also looking for another...

Horse Power: Sam's Adventure can win the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock

Brian Elllison's nine-year-old can score again on Merseyside, while Nefyn Point, Minella Drama, Black Pirate, Good Boy Bobby, War Lord and Chef D’Oeuvre may also be Saturday winners

LaLiga: Title is Atletico Madrid’s to lose; Ronald Koeman finally knows his best Barcelona system

The league is now beyond the midway point and every matchday is getting more important as we enter the second half of the season. There is a lot of competition for the European spots and the relegation battle is starting to take shape. Some of the key fixtures this weekend could have an impact at both ends of the table. With two players on seven goals apiece, José Luis Morales and Roger Martí, Levante are an exciting team to watch going forward....

Hatton in 'great position' as he surges past McIlroy

Rory McIlroy followed up a fine opening-round 64 with a difficult second day as Tyrrell Hatton seized control in Abu Dhabi.

Premier League fixtures and table — all matches by date and kick-off time

The 2020/21 Premier League season is well underway. Liverpool are hoping to defend their first title in 30 years after convincingly becoming champions of England once again back in June. Manchester City are keen to close the gap after a disappointing year with Pep Guardiola's own future up in the air. Manchester United want to kick on after reaching the Champions League again with a top-four finish to the 2019/2020 season. Chelsea and Frank...

Steve Bruce likens himself to 'mighty Rafa' as he defends Newcastle record

Steve Bruce limbered up for Saturday night’s Premier League game at Aston Villa by claiming he has equalled Rafael Benítez’s achievements on Tyneside. “Rafa was a world-class manager,” the Newcastle manager said. “But we matched the mighty Rafa last year.” Benítez’s successor is under intense pressure after nine games without a win, and so could not resist an opportunity to remind the critics that his record is almost identical to that of the...

Odsonne Edouard 'responds' to Celtic offer amid Aston Villa transfer claims

Aston Villa were believed to be keen on Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard in the summer transfer window and he continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League

Conor McGregor craves dazzling career highlights reel

Conor McGregor has already done enough in his career to suggest he will go down as one of the finest fighters the UFC has ever produced but the Irishman claimed: “I feel like I’m only starting.”

Jurgen Klopp was right all along about Fabinho and the Liverpool centre-backs

Liverpool made a central defensive decision at the beginning of the season and despite the injuries, Fabinho has shown it was the right one

Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville all agree on Diogo Jota and Liverpool

Liverpool are in a poor run of form, and based on what pundits have said they are missing one key player more than most