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Bettoni: “The team is hungry to deliver a great performance against Alavés”

“We're all in this together and we'll do all we can to get three points", explained the assistant coach.


Ex-Newcastle loanee Jetro Willems wanted by 'clutch of clubs' - including Magpies

Former Newcastle loanee Jetro Willems is wanted by a ‘clutch of Premier League clubs’, according to a report from the Shields Gazette. The Dutch defender saw his season-long loan spell cut short last season in traumatic circumstances following a serious injury against Chelsea but he is now back to fitness and looking for first team football after struggling to force his way back into contention at Eintracht Frankfurt. The Shields Gazette claimed...


SPFL enters talks with clubs over introduction of concussion substitutes

All 42 Scottish league clubs have been asked by the SPFL to submit their views on concussion substitutes.


Marianne Vos: I love the sport so much

Human qualities out-weight victories, results and medals says new Jumbo-Visma leader


Roglic leads Jumbo-Visma trident at Tour de France

Dumoulin and Kruijswijk return to the Tour as Dutch team seek revenge


Chelsea transfer news: Manchester giants and Liverpool join Declan Rice race as West Ham lower demands

The Hammers could be willing to accept £50 million for the midfielder in the summer


England outcast Hales plunders 110 off 56 balls for Sydney Thunder

England's door is set to remain firmly closed to Alex Hales even though he became the leading runscorer in this year's Big Bash in Australia on Friday after blasting 110 off 56 balls for Sydney Thunder.


Levy must secure Spurs swoop for £18m-rated outcast, Mourinho thinks he's a "monster" - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur should move for West Ham centre-back Issa Diop after the latest update on his situation.


Liverpool fans love Matip's latest antics during shock defeat to Burnley

Some Liverpool supporters have found one positive from Liverpool’s defeat to Burnley – the latest hilarious antics of Joel Matip. Jurgen Klopp’s champions suffered a sobering night at Anfield on Thursday, losing 1-0 to the Clarets. It meant the Reds’ long unbeaten home run in the Premier League came to a crashing end, as their title hopes were dented at the same time. From the off, it was clear that Liverpool were again well short of their best,...


Dean Smith's big John McGinn replacement hint - Aston Villa predicted XI vs Newcastle United

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United - Here's how we think Dean Smith will line up against Newcastle on Saturday with Steve Bruce's side there for taking following their recent form


Birmingham City and West Brom favourite issues Rekeem Harper warning

Birmingham City have made their first signing of the January transfer window and a man who made a combined 400 appearances for both clubs had this to say about it


Liverpool currently ‘not up to challenge’ of being a ‘special’ team, claims Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness fears Liverpool are “not up to the challenge” of being a “special” team after suffering defeat to Burnley on Thursday to extend their winless streak to five games in the Premier League. Ashley Barnes’ penalty leaves the champions six points off the pace set by rivals Manchester United, with Jurgen Klopp’s side now on a run of four successive games without scoring a goal. It has led to concerns over both their title defence and...


West Ham board still keen on signing Josh King

According to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, the West Ham board remain keen on bringing Bournemouth forward Josh King to the London Stadium. This interest comes in spite of earlier reports claiming that King’s £120,000-a-week wage demands were holding up any possible transfer. A late update from Sky Sports (Transfer Centre, 21/01/2021, 20:53) claimed that Burnley have joined the Hammers and West Brom in the race for his signature. The £9.9m-valued...


James Milner delivers defiant message and laments excuses amid Liverpool's poor form

Liverpool's poor run of form continue with a shock home loss against Burnley but James Milner has challenged the team and fans to remain together during the difficult period


Button returns to Williams F1 in an advisory role

UK-MOTOR-F1-WILLIAMS-BUTTON:Button returns to Williams F1 in an advisory role


Bolton Wanderers predicted team vs Tranmere Rovers as Ian Evatt faces midfield decision

A look at the Wanderers team which could face Rovers in League Two


'Speechless' — Cardiff City fans react as Mick McCarthy edges closer to hot-seat

Some Cardiff City fans are not all that enthused by the news that Mick McCarthy is set to be their next manager, while others think a short-team deal makes sense


Mathews steadies Sri Lanka with chanceless century

James Anderson returned for England in typically brilliant form but another seasoned campaigner, Angelo Mathews, responded emphatically.


KTM reveals images of Oliveira as factory MotoGP rider

KTM has revealed its first pictures of double MotoGP race winner Miguel Oliveira as part of its factory team line-up for 2021 alongside Brad Binder


Khabib Nurmagomedov refutes Dana White's claims: 'Fights are not in my plans'

Coming days after UFC president Dana White’s assertions that Khabib Nurmagomedov could be tempted back out of retirement, the current lightweight champion has reiterated his decision to stop fighting. With Nurmagomedov still recognised by the promotion as their 155 lbs champion, White has held onto the idea of Nurmagomedov chasing the 30th professional win of his career and proclaimed that a recent meeting between the two would see the Dagestani...


Chansiri must seal game-changing Sheff Weds swoop for "full-blooded" 31 y/o "enforcer" - opinion

Sam Hutchinson returning to Sheffield Wednesday could be game-changing for their season.


Alcoyano handed Bilbao draw after stunning Real

Alcoyano handed Bilbao draw after stunning Real


Michael Owen's FA Cup predictions including Man Utd vs Liverpool

The two rivals clash again in the fourth round of the cup, while Southampton host Arsenal, Chelsea welcome Luton, Man City head to Cheltenham and Tottenham visit Wycombe


Motherwell boss Graham Alexander is determined to keep hold of his best players

There has been constant speculation regarding the futures of Declan Gallagher and Stephen O'Donnell


F1 engine freeze vote to determine Red Bull and Honda's engine agreement

Honda has agreed for Red Bull to continue using its Formula 1 engines beyond 2021, but the deal rests on a crucial FIA vote, says Helmut Marko. Having been informed by Honda that it will be leaving F1 at the end of the year, Red Bull is keen to take on the Japanese manufacturer’s IP and keep running its power unit. In order for this plan to happen, Red Bull is depending on a freeze in engine development coming into force from 2022. The Austrian...


Aston Villa star calls for rule change after Man City controversy

Bernardo Silva's opener at the Etihad Stadium has been hotly debated after Rodri stole possession from an offside position in the build up.


'Fantastic character': Manchester United sign Maria Thorisdottir from Chelsea

Manchester United Women have signed the Norway international Maria Thorisdottir from Chelsea on a two-and-a-half-year contract, strengthening Casey Stoney’s squad for the second half of the season and a potential title fight. Stoney, whose side are second in the Women’s Super League, level on points with leaders Chelsea but having played a game more, said: “I’m so pleased to welcome Maria to the club; she’s a fantastic player and character who I...


IOC dismisses 'categorically untrue' reports that Tokyo Olympics will be called off

The IOC and the Japanese government on Friday denied that the Toyko Olympics will be called off for a second time.


Zebre v Edinburgh: Rory Sutherland and Jamie Ritchie missing for trip to Italy

Scotland forwards Rory Sutherland and Jamie Ritchie have been ruled out of Edinburgh’s Guinness Pro14 match against Zebre on Saturday.


Neco Williams opens up on social media abuse and how Liverpool stars helped him

Liverpool youngster Neco Williams has been targeted by some fans on social media but insists it has made him stronger with the help of Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk


Buddie Banter: Form counts for nothing in cup ties but St Mirren must match Lions aggression

Express sport reporter Ben Ramage looks ahead to St Mirren's huge League Cup semi-final clash with Livingston.


Jurgen Klopp channels his inner Jose Mourinho with reaction to 'impossible' Liverpool defeat

Parallels can be drawn from losses suffered by Klopp and Mourinho as both managers saw their unbeaten home runs ended by an opposition player converting a penalty


Steven Gerrard preparing for 150th game at Rangers with Ibrox club on course for title

Steven Gerrard insists he always knew rebuilding Rangers into a title-winning force was not a quick fix.


Last-chance saloon: Villa must unleash "underrated" £55k-p/w machine vs Newcastle - opinion

With John McGinn suspended, Aston Villa manager Dean Smith must start Marvelous Nakamba in the Premier League against Newcastle.


Rangers making transfer 'inroads' as Steven Gerrard reacts to Jack Simpson and Nnamdi Ofoborh claim

The Bournemouth duo have been linked with pre-contract moves to Ibrox and Gerrard was quizzed over a potential double deal on Friday.


Vuelta a Andalucía requests postponement until May due to COVID-19 pandemic

Early-season race faces proposed three-month delay


Arsenal sign Brighton goalkeeper Ryan on loan

Mat Ryan, who recently lost his place as starter for Brighton, is moving to Arsenal until the end of the season.


NFC Championship Game: Rodgers and Brady to battle for Super Bowl spot

Tom Brady dispatched Drew Brees in the Divisional Round and now his Bucs face another celebrated QB in Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.


Alloa chairman insists sky is the limit for St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin

Mike Mulraney believes his former employee can reach new heights as a manager due to his drive to succeed.


Villa's Smith 'reluctantly' accepts FA charge for insulting officials

Villa's Smith 'reluctantly' accepts FA charge for insulting officials


Perfect scenario: Moyes must urge WHU to strike loan exit for ace once rated at £40.5m – opinion

David Moyes must urge West Ham United to strike a deal with Fiorentina for Felipe Anderson to spend the remainder of the season in the Serie A.


Cliftonville striker Joe Gormley suffers 'serious injury' in training

The Reds say the 31-year-old faces a "lengthy spell on the sidelines"


How Rangers compare with Celtic 'Invincibles' as dominant sides go punch for punch in key battlegrounds

The Ibrox men are dominating Scottish football this season and have been compared to Brendan Rodgers all-conquering side from 2016/17.


Everton set to miss out on Zeki Celik

Everton look set to miss out on Turkish right-back Zeki Celik despite making firm offers to his current club Lille. The 23-year-old Turkey international has reportedly been the subject of interest from the Toffees, who remain keen on landing him, but he is holding out for a move to Italian side AS Roma. According to TRT Sports, the Eternal City is a preferable alternative to a Merseyside move and a chance to compete in the Premier League. A...


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta not planning Calum Chambers loan exit before transfer deadline

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta currently has no plans to send Calum Chambers out on loan before the transfer window shuts. Chambers is working his way back from a serious knee injury suffered against Chelsea in December 2019 and has played just twice this season. Both of those appearances came last month in the Europa League, but the defender could feature against former club Southampton on Saturday in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Arteta is...


Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor: UFC 257 - The big questions answered

Ahead of a blockbuster UFC 257, we answer the big questions ahead of Conor McGregor's bout with Dustin Poirier.


Why Birmingham City boss Carla Ward was 'livid' about Solihull Moors' waterlogged pitch

The Blues manager fears fixture congestion later in the season.


Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid boss tests positive for Covid-19

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19, the club confirmed on Friday. The Frenchman will be absent from the touchline when Los Blancos travel to Mendizorroza Stadium to face Alaves in LaLiga on Saturday night, with assistant boss David Bettoni expected to take the reins instead. Zidane entered self-isolation earlier this month after a close contact returned a positive coronavirus test. After missing training, the...


Newcastle boss Steve Bruce makes Aston Villa and Jack Grealish transfer claim

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United - Steve Bruce won 46 of his 102 games in charge at Villa Park between October 2016 and October 2018 before he was replaced by Dean Smith


Mat Ryan vows to push Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno after ‘surreal’ move to boyhood club

Mat Ryan has vowed to push Bernd Leno all the way after joining Arsenal from Brighton. Ryan has joined the Gunners on loan until the end of the season, with the club not having the option to make the deal permanent in the summer. The Australian will come in and be a back-up to first-choice Arsenal goalkeeper Leno, with Alex Runarsson possibly heading out on loan. Ryan is aware he has a tough task on his hands to dislodge Leno, but he has vowed...