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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.


Roglic leads Jumbo-Visma trident at Tour de France

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


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...


Kizito 'sure Uganda will conquer Afcon U20, qualify for World Cup'

The Hippos earned a slot for the continental competition for the first time after emerging champions of Cecafa in Tanzania


Chorley’s magical FA Cup journey a reminder of what’s at stake amid non-league football crisis

When a non-league club meets a Premier League heavyweight in the FA Cup, the usual cliches are sure to come up. You’ll hear how David is currently a hundred or so places beneath Goliath in the pyramid; fans will watch from their bathroom window on an adjacent housing estate; the centre-forward will be a postman and you’ll be told, yes, he always delivers. There will be variations on those same themes at Victory Park on Friday night, when...


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.


Liverpool fans criticise Oxlade-Chamberlain after latest poor showing

A number of Liverpool fans have criticised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, following a hugely disappointing performance against Burnley. The Reds were stunned at Anfield on Thursday night, losing 1-0 to the Clarets, as their long unbeaten home run in the Premier League went up in smoke. Ashley Barnes’ late penalty proved to be the difference between the two sides, on a night when Liverpool’s title hopes took an almighty blow. It was the latest lifeless...


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.


Darren Fletcher's immediate role in Paul Pogba's resurgence at Man Utd

Pogba faced calls to be removed from the Red Devils’ squad last month after controversial claims by agent Mino Raiola suggested Pogba’s time at Old Trafford was 'over'


West Brom could land a new Brunt in 42-cap beast, Big Sam dubbed him a "shining light" - opinion

West Brom could finally replace Chris Brunt by signing Crystal Palace outcast James McCarthy this January transfer window.


McGregor weighs in as UFC seeks lightweight clarity

UK-MMA-UFC-UFC257:McGregor weighs in as UFC seeks lightweight clarity


Tokyo 2020: IOC backs Japan’s emphatic denial after report that Olympic Games will be cancelled

The International Olympic Committee has labelled a report claiming Japanese government officials have secretly accepted the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be cancelled as “categorically untrue”. A report in the Times claimed that the Japanese government has "privately concluded" that the Olympics and Paralympics will have to be called off due to rising coronavirus rates. But the IOC has backed the Japanese government’s strong rebuttal of the...


Tottenham transfer news: Dele Alli asks Daniel Levy to allow PSG loan move as clubs disagree on terms

The England international has been frozen out by Jose Mourinho this season


'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...


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


AC Milan close to completing Fikayo Tomori loan from Chelsea after officially registering defender

AC Milan have officially registered for Fikayo Tomori’s contract at Serie A headquarters as the Italian league leaders look to complete the Chelsea defender’s loan deal. Tomori broke into the Chelsea team last season under Frank Lampard but has been out of favour this season with Kurt Zouma and summer signing Thiago Silva above him in the pecking order, while Antonio Rudiger has also been given starting minutes in recent weeks. The 23-year-old...


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


Carragher criticises Klopp's decision to play Jota against Midtjylland

Jamie Carragher has questioned Jurgen Klopp’s decision to play Diogo Jota in a dead rubber game, claiming it has impacted on Liverpool’s season. The Reds were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at Anfield on Thursday evening, following a horribly flat performance. It means Liverpool’s awful run of form continues, with no Premier League win since December 19th. Klopp has had rotten luck with injuries this season, but one that was solely down to him was the...


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.


James Milner calls for unity from Liverpool fans and players

The Liverpool midfielder James Milner made the plea for unity on Twitter after the club forfeited their 68-match unbeaten run at home in the Premier League following defeat by Burnley on Thursday.


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


McCarthy leading the race to replace Harris as Cardiff boss

McCarthy was sacked as manager of Cypriot side APOEL at the start of January after just two months in the job but the 61-year old has vast experience in the Championship.


Liverpool’s alarming slump threatens more than title hopes as top-four panic grows

The champions of England, already so devoid of confidence, would do well not to look at the Premier League’s form table over the past five fixtures. Without a win and having scored just once over that stretch, they sit 16th, sandwiched between West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United. Just over a month ago, Liverpool were considered overwhelming favourites to be crowned the division’s best again after a 7-0 exhibition against Crystal Palace....


Mino Raiola comment ridiculed after Paul Pogba explains reason he wanted to leave Man Utd

Back in December Paul Pogba's agent revealed his client was unhappy at Manchester United and that he wanted to leave in the January transfer window, but things have changed


West Ham set to let Issa Diop leave on loan

West Ham have given the green light for Issa Diop to leave the London Stadium on loan this window, according to fresh insights from Football Insider. The 24-year-old defender joined the Hammers in the summer of 2018 for £22m, a club-record fee at the time. Valued by Transfermarkt at £18m, the Frenchman has enjoyed two strong seasons under both David Moyes and his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini but has recently found himself falling down the...


Tokyo Olympics: when is the 2021 Games due to take place in Japan - and is it cancelled again?

The future of the already delayed games is in doubt


Aston Villa receive major injury boost for Newcastle United

Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as Dean Smith discusses his side's injury situation ahead of the Premier League clash with Newcastle United at Villa Park


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...


Santos Festival of Cycling headliner Richie Porte plays domestique

Tasmanian works for 'the next generation that'll be in Europe and winning races'


Chan 2021: Rwanda wary of Morocco’s set-piece threat – Mashami

The Amavubi tactician admits they will face a tough task of beating the Atlas Lions in their second group match on Monday


Antwerp's bizarre saga rolls on as Rangers foes escape player strike after Lamkel Ze's comeback gets awkward

Rangers face the Belgian outfit in a Europa League clash in February but they've been embroiled in one of the most outlandish stories of the season.


Is Suarez already Simeone's best signing? Atletico Madrid boss hails 'amazing' striker

Atletico Madrid are seven points clear in LaLiga, and Diego Simeone was asked if Luis Suarez ranked as his best signing.


West Ham to reward David Moyes with new contract at end of season

West Ham are delighted with their revival under David Moyes and intend to reward him with a new contract at the end of the season. Although Moyes is nearing the end of his 18-month deal, there is unlikely to be any doubt over his future over the next few months. The situation is different from the Scot’s first spell at the London Stadium. Although Moyes saved West Ham from relegation after replacing Slaven Bilic on a six-month deal in November...


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


Formolo: It’s better to have Hirschi in the team than racing against us

Italian looks to 'keep calm and race a bike' as he targets Ardennes and Giro d'Italia in 2021


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


Solskjaer's soft approach could be the key to Paul Pogba's revitalised Manchester United form

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting the best out of Paul Pogba, thanks to a calm and inclusive management style


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.


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...


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...


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...


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

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


Jurgen Klopp takes full responsibility for Liverpool slump ahead of Manchester United FA Cup clash

Jurgen Klopp took full blame as Liverpool’s slump continued with defeat to Burnley on Thursday night. And ahead of the Premier League champions’ FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester United, he admitted he feels like he’s been punched in the face. Liverpool made it four league games without a goal in the 1-0 loss to Burnley, which ended an unbeaten run at Anfield that dates back to 2017. Ashley Barnes’ 83rd-minute penalty also made it a...


FIFA 21 TOTY predictions and leaks with one player's FUT TOTY place confirmed early

The FUT 21 TOTY Ultimate XI will be revealed later today, but one player's inclusion has already been confirmed before the official announcement, check out the latest predictions and leaks here.


Sane eager to silence critics and says he doesn't belong in 'bling-bling drawer'

Leroy Sane believes he has been badly portrayed and that has led to the Bayern Munich winger questioning himself.


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.


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.


Real Madrid coach Zidane tests positive for coronavirus

Real Madrid coach Zidane tests positive for coronavirus


Why Manchester United paid £37m for Amad Diallo after 76 minutes of first team football

Amad Diallo had barely played an hour of senior football and still does not have a competitive start to his name. His transfer fee is a question agents have been seeking an answer to.


World Athletics chief Coe confident Tokyo will go ahead

UK-OLYMPICS-2020-COE-INTERVIEW:World Athletics chief Coe confident Tokyo will go ahead