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Motor racing: Girl power returns to Indy 500 with women-led team

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The Cedric Itten Rangers balancing act as pundit pinpoints Alfredo Morelos transfer poser

Stephen Craigan reckons Alfredo Morelos is the man to guide Rangers during the next four months but Itten might be the long-term number 9.


Bayern Munich learn first Club World Cup opponents

Al-Duhail or Al Ahly await Bayern Munich at the Club World Cup, with Tigres or Ulsan Hyundai set to face the Copa Libertadores winners.


Liverpool evening headlines as Gary Neville names three players not good enough, Thiago claim made

The latest Liverpool news and headlines, including Gary Neville's criticism of reserve trio, Dietmar Hamann arguing that Reds are better without Thiago Alcantara, and Takumi Minamino's curious absence.


Former Barcelona coach opens up on furious dressing room argument involving Lionel Messi

Eder Sarabia was Quique Setien's assistant during his brief period in charge of the Catalan giants and recalled a blazing row in a game against Celta Vigo


Celtic and Rangers set for Fortnite debut as Scottish clubs link-up with gaming giant

Gamers will be able to kit-out their characters in the colours of their favourite side in the next few days.


Lionel Messi ban: FC Barcelona to appeal two-match suspension for first red card of star’s Barca career

Barcelona have confirmed that they will appeal Lionel Messi's two-match ban following the first red card of his career with the club. Messi, 33, was dismissed in the final moments of his side's extra-time Spanish Super Cup final defeat against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The Argentine was pulled up by VAR for lashing out at Asier Villalibre in an off-the-ball incident. Messi was handed a two-game suspension for the sending off - his first in 753...


Crystal Palace poised to land Mateta but West Ham fail with Laborde offer

Crystal Palace look set to sign Jean-Philippe Mateta after agreeing an initial 18-month loan with Mainz for the French striker. Palace held talks with Mainz in the summer over a potential move for the 23-year-old, who joined the German club in 2018 from Lyon, and want to reinforce their squad after allowing Max Meyer to leave six months before his contract was due to expire. The deal with Mainz will see the Premier League club pay about £2.5m to...


Trek-Segafredo ready to punch above their weight in 2021

'2020 was a very unique season, I think we'll be competitive against the biggest teams in the sport' says Luca Guercilena


Chris Silverwood wary of schadenfreude after India’s heroics at the Gabba

Chris Silverwood was careful not be too smug as he addressed the English media on Tuesday. Just a few hours before his press conference, India had sealed a dramatic three-wicket win over Australia to take the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. They had done so with a squad ravaged by injury, their talismanic captain Virat Kohli at home, storming the Gabba for the first time in 32 years. English schadenfreude was at an all-time on Tuesday morning. “It’s...


Annika Sorenstam defends accepting award from Donald Trump

An unrepentant Annika Sorenstam has defended her right to receive the presidential medal of freedom from Donald Trump in a ceremony held a day after the riotous mobs invaded the US Capitol. Sorenstam and Gary Player were afforded recognition with the former’s appearance especially controversial given her recent appointment as the president of the International Golf Federation. That body, responsible for golf at the Olympics and Paralympics, has...


Leonardo says PSG will not 'beg' Kylian Mbappe to stay

Paris Saint Germain sporting director Leonardo has told Kylian Mbappe that the Ligue 1 giants will not ‘beg’ the superstar to extend his stay amid reported interest from Liverpool. The Reds have been long-time admirers of the striker and this could come as a boost to their chances of making the deal a reality as the Parisian club’s Brazilian director told France Football [via Get French Football News] that they won’t plead with the 22-year-old,...


Emile Smith Rowe admits to seeking inspiration from current Man Utd star

Emile Smith Rowe has been a star for Arsenal in recent weeks as his rise continues and it is Man Utd's Bruno Fernandes who has served as a source of inspiration


Klopp should end "fantastic" gem's 14-year LFC association; he's been so disappointing - opinion

After another failed loan spell in League One, it may be time for Jurgen Klopp to cash in on Ben Woodburn as he probably won't make it at Liverpool.


Bruno Fernandes' Amad Diallo conversation spotted by eagle-eyed Man Utd fans

Amad Diallo has now joined his Manchester United teammates at Carrington after finally completed his protracted move from Atalanta earlier this month


Pep Guardiola offers Aymeric Laporte a way back into the Man City team

Pep Guardiola was asked about how Aymeric Laporte could challenge his Manchester City teammate in central defence


Premier League investigate West Brom and West Ham Robert Snodgrass agreement claim

The Scot, who moved to the club from the Hammers earlier this month, was not in the squad to face his former club in the Premier League clash at the London Stadium tonight


Michail Antonio deepens West Brom woes with winner for West Ham

Nobody hires Sam Allardyce if they want fantasy football. They bring him in because of his ability to organise a defence and haul a struggling team away from the brink. Yet the numbers are starting to look grim for one of English football’s most renowned escapologists and unless West Brom eradicate their flaws at the back, this could prove to be one rescue mission beyond even his capabilities. It felt desperate as West Brom slipped to another...


Judy Murray opens up on Olympic kit snub which made her feel like she ‘didn’t matter’

Judy Murray has spoken about how she was made to feel “like she didn’t matter” at the London 2012 Olympics after team bosses forgot to provide her with kit.


Thibaut Pinot: It was the right year to return to the Giro d'Italia

Madiot makes robust defence of rider at Groupama-FDJ presentation


Leicester vs Chelsea LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture tonight

Follow all the action as Leicester host Chelsea in the Premier League this evening. The Foxes have enjoyed a tremendous start to the season and can even take a lead at the top of the table with a victory tonight. Brendan Rodgers’ side defeated fellow high-flyers Southampton 2-0 last time out and they are intent on securing a Champions League place after falling agonisingly short last season. It promises to be an even contest with the last three...


Mesut Ozil trait in training which gradually left Arsenal teammates 'irritated'

The German playmaker is to make the move to Fenerbahce imminently and his legacy at the Emirates is likely to split opinion


Belfast boxing promoter signs up former PRO14 rugby player

The 31-year-old once played in the PRO14 with Glasgow Warriors


Emile Smith Rowe's Arsenal confession should shape Mikel Arteta transfer plan

The Arsenal playmaker put in yet another influential display on Monday night, as the 3-0 win over Newcastle United continued the Gunners' recent resurgence.


Liverpool working on summer deal to sign exciting young defender Loic Bade

Liverpool are working hard on a deal to sign Loic Bade this summer, according to Le10sport. The centre-back is having an excellent season for Lens, starting 16 of his side’s Ligue 1 matches and winning an average of 4.3 aerial duels per game. Bade is still just 20 years of age and Liverpool are reportedly eyeing him up as a much-needed addition at the end of the season. AC Milan are also mentioned as a rival for the young Frenchman’s signature....


Liverpool fans have mixed views on Nicolo Barella transfer rumours

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella as the Reds begin to prepare for the possibility of life after Georginio Wijnaldum. The report came from Italian publication Calciomercato and was soon in the ether of many Kopites, with a general consensus of the right player for the wrong positon. A creative midfielder who looks to make things happen in an attacking sense, Barella would replicate several players...


Levy could secure Spurs a perfect Eriksen replacement in "extraordinary" £44m maestro - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur could find their perfect Christian Eriksen replacement in his Inter Milan teammate Nicolo Barella.


Neil Lennon returns to Celtic day job as isolating stars pictured getting back to work at Lennoxtown

A host of big names returned to training as they look to keep the Hoops feint title hopes alive against Livingston.


Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of second Test

Karunaratne only pulled out of the eve of the seven-wicket defeat to Joe Root's team after being impaired by the injury, but has not recovered sufficiently to return at the top of the order.


Daniel Farke claims Emi Buendia will NOT leave in January

Emi Buendia has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window. However, Daniel Farke has dismissed claims that the 24-year-old may leave to join Arsenal.


Arsenal told transfer target Emi Buendia is ‘99%’ staying at Norwich

Arsenal have been told that January transfer target Emi Buendia will not be leaving Norwich City during the current transfer window. Argentinian midfielder Buendia has been in fine form this season as the Canaries bid to bounce straight back to the Premier League at the first attempt. Mikel Arteta is understood to be a big admirer of the 24-year-old with his creativity a particularly coveted trait as the Gunners continue to struggle for fluency...


Better than Sanchez: Mourinho may forever rue Spurs missing out on £54m-rated “leader” - opinion

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho may forever regret the club not signing Ruben Dias when they had the chance as he's excelled for Premier League rivals Man City.


Dai Young reveals biggest change he's noticed after 10 years away from Welsh rugby as he prepares to get stuck in with Cardiff Blues

The former Wales skipper is embarking on his second spell in charge at Cardiff Blues and he's ready to roll up his sleeves


Scottish Football transfer UPDATE: Rangers leapfrog Celtic with contract offer, Old Firm target summer move, Accies boss wants Lafferty, Hibs target could be sold

We are nearly into the fourth week of the January transfer window and unlike in England, Scottish football is not shaped or dominated by transfer news.


Roma manager Paulo Fonseca makes contact with Bernard

AS Roma’s pursuit of Brazilian Everton winger Bernard has taken a new twist amid reports of personal contact for the player. Il Tempo reported [via Sport Witness] of an order of transfer priorities for Roma boss Paulo Fonseca. According to the source, bringing Bernard to the Eternal City is the priority for the Giallorossi, although other targets are named. Italian winger Stephan El Shaarawy and FC Porto’s Ótavio are other viable left-sided...


Allan Preston still remembers thunderous roar after special semi-final strike

Preston's League Cup screamer in 1998 helped St Johnstone defeat Hearts 3-0 at Easter Road


Theo Walcott gives damning verdict on Arsenal's ambition under Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have struggled to challenge for the title since their last success in 2004 and former Gunner Theo Walcott has accused the club of lacking ambition


Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are unrecognisable but that isn't Liverpool's biggest concern

John Aldridge assesses the recent woes of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in his latest weekly column


Manchester United fans say the team already have a solution to Aaron Wan-Bissaka problem

Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer need a new right-back? Manchester United fans debate what the club should do during the January transfer window.


Neil Lennon's press conference in full as Celtic boss hits out at club's critics

The Hoops manager was speaking for the first time since the club's controversial trip to Dubai.


Belgium’s Beerschot name 28-year-old Englishman Still as new head coach

Belgium’s Beerschot name 28-year-old Englishman Still as new head coach


Pundits agree on Manchester City prediction ahead of Aston Villa clash

Pep Guardiola's side take on Villa at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday evening


Huntelaar returns to Schalke to help club's fight against Bundesliga relegation

The 37-year-old joins on a short-term deal, returning to the club where he scored more than 120 goals in a seven-year spell


Mets fire GM Porter over claims of unsolicited and explicit texts

Jared Porter was only weeks into his role as general manager of the Mets when allegations of past misconduct cost him his job.


Manchester United XI vs Fulham: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and latest injury list

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to tread a fine line as Manchester United head to Fulham on Wednesday night. While United have come through a gruelling festive fixture run with an impressive run of results to enter gameweek 19 top of the Premier League table, Solskjaer does not seem keen to rest too many of his star players at Craven Cottage. Bruno Fernandes was not at his best during United's goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday,...


Darren Robinson signs first professional deal at Dungannon Swifts

Teenager Darren Robinson has penned his first professional contract with Dungannon Swifts.


Mohamed Salah "on the decline" at Liverpool as attitude is questioned amid transfer links

Mohamed Salah has again been in the goals for Liverpool but his overall performances and attitude have been called out following his comments regarding a transfer away


Smith or Starc set to miss out on £100,000 contract in the Hundred

There was more bad news for Australia's cricketers on Tuesday with one of Steve Smith or Mitchell Starc set to lose their £100,000 contracts at the Hundred this summer.


Messi to Inter? Only if Zanetti convinces him, says Veron

Juan Sebastian Veron does not expect Lionel Messi to sign for Inter, but he admits Javier Zanetti could well change that.


Manchester United transfer targets Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland's value 'shift dramatically'

The values of Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland have shifted amid Manchester United interest.