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Mourinho could finally axe Spurs passenger if he signs "remarkable" £30m "goal threat" - opinion

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho could finally axe Moussa Sissoko by signing RB Leipzig maestro Marcel Sabitzer this transfer window.


Crystal Palace prepared to let Christian Benteke leave

West Brom are thought to be interested in the Belgian striker, who's struggled for goals over the last few seasons


Brighton ride their luck as Steven Alzate deflection knocks out Blackpool

Brighton moved into the FA Cup fifth round with a difficult win over lower-league opposition, edging past Blackpool 2-1 to end the League One club’s impressive cup run. After lovely first-half goals by Yves Bissouma and Gary Madine, only a deflected goal that last struck Steven Alzate separated the two sides. It would have been understandable if Blackpool had far less resistance to offer. Their day began with the announcement that the club had...


Dean Smith makes surprise Aston Villa selection for Newcastle United

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United - The head coach is serving a one-match touchline ban this evening after he was sent off - and fined £8,000 - against Man City in midweek


Basham and Sharp on target as Sheffield United squeeze past Plymouth

Sheffield United have beaten more League One teams than Premier League sides this season and if that sorry statistic explains why their grip on their top-flight status is increasingly loose at least they have proof they can still see off those from the third-tier. Without that habit, Chris Wilder would never have gravitated to the elite and, four years on, they retain it. After chalking up 100 points in League One in 2016-17, United have now...


Man Utd could land another Fernandes for Solskjaer in "special" £300k-p/w playmaker - opinion

Manchester United could find another Bruno Fernandes in Inter Milan's Christian Eriksen.


How the Rangers players rated in comfortable 5-0 Scottish Premiership win against Ross County

Rangers could afford to miss another first-half penalty from James Tavernier on the way to an emphatic 5-0 win over Ross County, with five different scorers at Ibrox.


Guardiola wants to see fewer top-flight teams after Super League news

Guardiola has also proposed that the number of teams should be cut in the EFL to prioritise 'quality over quantity' in a week which saw fresh plans revealed for a European Super League.


How It Happened: Coleraine 2 Dungannon Swifts 0

Coleraine moved up to fifth in the Danske Bank Premiership as goals in either half from Aaron Jarvis and Eoin Bradley sealed a 2-0 win over Dungannon Swifts.


Ed Woodward’s ’15 minute demand’ says a lot about how Man Utd do transfer business

A LOOK BACK: Man Utd chief Ed Woodward gave Bournemouth just 15 minutes to make a decision after tabling a transfer bid for Josh King last January before moving on to sign Odion Ighalo


QPR 0-1 Derby County: Wayne Rooney's men secure second straight win

ADAM SHERGOLD AT THE KIYAN PRINCE FOUNDATION STADIUM: Rookie manager Wayne Rooney is getting results. This hard-fought win over Queens Park Rangers was their second in five days.


Hearts boss Robbie Neilson slates John Beaton as he rages 'you're not allowed to speak to him'

The Jambos manager was furious with Beaton's performance and earned a second yellow card as the final whistle blew.


"Hagi was different gravy", "Give us the title already", "Road to 55 seems a stroll": Rangers fans react to 23-point lead over Celtic in Scottish Premiership

Steven Gerrard’s 150th match in charge of Rangers ended in a 5-0 win against Ross County and fans are counting down the days until they can celebrate a first title in 10 years.


Liverpool and Man United 'dealt transfer blow in Musiala pursuit'

Sportsmail exclusively revealed last month that the Bundesliga and European champions had opened talks with the 17-year-old about a new deal worth in excess of £100,000-per-week.


Toronto Blue Jays sign MLB star Springer on six-year contract

MLB World Series champion George Springer has signed a six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.


Crystal Palace could land Hodgson his new Van Aanholt in "terrific" £9m-rated colossus - opinion

Crystal Palace must move for Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi after he rejected a contract offer from the French Ligue 1 outfit.


What Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt said on Tranmere Rovers loss, referee and officiating decisions

The Wanderers boss has his say on the 2-1 loss against Rovers at Prenton Park


Tom Dumoulin: I really need the time to get things clear in my head

Dutch rider takes to Twitter to add more details for his decision to take a break from cycling


Rangers plan to 'wrap up' Ryan Jack as Steven Gerrard purrs over goal

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hailed the goalscoring return of Ryan Jack to his side and outlined plans to ensure the Scotland midfielder can avoid any further injury problems this season.


Steven Gerrard savours Rangers' 'hell of a journey' as boss insists he's loving it amid rampant title charge

The Ibrox side restored their 23 point advantage over Celtic with a thumping 5-0 home victory over Ross County on Saturday.


Rory McIlroy eager to end long wait: I have to make it my turn

Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood are the main obstacles standing in the way of a first Rolex Series win for Rory McIlroy.


Bournemouth's Graeme Jones given permission to talk to Newcastle

The 50-year-old, who was born in Gateshead, has previously worked as Roberto Martinez's assistant, most recently with the Belgium national side and has been given permission to go for talks.


St Johnstone beat Hibs to make Betfred Cup final, Rangers run riot, Aberdeen bounce back, Hearts stunned at home - Scottish football wrap

St Johnstone booked their place in the Betfred Cup final with a stunning 3-0 victory over Hibs at Hampden.


Saïd Benrahma inspires West Ham to emphatic win over Doncaster

This year just keeps getting better for West Ham. A fifth win in succession ensured they reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2016, and they now face a meeting with the winners of Sunday’s showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool. Given how they are playing at the moment, they should fear neither. Goals from Pablo Fornals, Andriy Yarmolenko and the debutant Oladapo Afolayan, as well as an own goal from the...


Van Aert: Everyone has difficult times

Belgian hopes Tom Dumoulin can return stronger after unpaid leave of absence


Conte sees red as Inter Milan are held to Udinese stalemate

Conte sees red as Inter Milan are held to Udinese stalemate


Cheltenham vs Man City LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture tonight

Manchester City travel to Whaddon Road to take on Cheltenham, who are currently seventh in League Two, while the Citizens are rolling under Pep Guardiola of late, having closed the gap at the top of the Premier League and now able to hit the front in top spot should they win their game in hand. A crucial 2-0 win over Aston Villa last time out sees City come into this contest high on confidence, though we can expect some significant rotation in...


Anderson 'obsessed' with Carl Lewis, backing Root to lead England to new heights

James Anderson wants England to build a healthy lead in Galle, and revealed his dedication to staying at the forefront of the team's plans.


Lampard tips Tomori to flourish after he joined AC Milan on loan

Frank Lampard has tipped Fikayo Tomori to become a 'top player' after the Chelsea defender completed his loan switch to AC Milan. Tomori broke into Chelsea's first team in style last season.


Motherwell plan Liam Polworth red card appeal for bad language as Aberdeen 'respond in right manner'

Graham Alexander says Motherwell will appeal against the red card shown to midfielder Liam Polworth in his side's 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen - if it is possible.


Swansea City midfielder George Byers secures Portsmouth loan move

The central midfielder will spend the rest of the season in League One


Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara could play for Arsenal 'standing on his head' says former boss

Glen Kamara was plucked from English football’s no man’s land by Neil McCann to ignite a football career that’s warming up for a Scottish league title and poised to star in the European Championships this summer.


Milan 0-3 Atalanta: Ilicic inspires victory over Serie A leaders

Milan remain top of Serie A at the halfway stage, but their lead has been cut to two points after defeat to Atalanta.


Jurgen Klopp must take his own Liverpool advice to see the best of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been forced into playing some players out of position this season but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain does not have to be one of them


FA Cup fifth round draw in full: Arsenal OUT, Man City avoid shock; Chelsea vs Luton, Man United vs Liverpool

FA Cup holders Arsenal crashed out of the competition in the fourth round on Saturday as Southampton beat the Gunners 1-0 at St Mary’s. The Saints will now face Wolves, who beat non-League Chorley on Friday night, for a place in the quarter-finals. The game of the fourth round sees Manchester United and Liverpool face off for a fifth-round tie against West Ham, eight days on from a dire Premier League encounter, Chelsea welcome Luton and Fulham...


Rangers legend Hateley praises Joe Aribo's 'happy feet' and urges position move

Mark Hateley won’t get tired of watching Joe Aribo’s slick sweep inside off the right Rangers’ wing and curling finish into the top corner against Ross County.


Arteta must ruthlessly axe £100k-p/w "problem", many Arsenal fans want him sold - opinion

Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe produced yet another shocking display in the FA Cup against Southampton.


Matip upgrade: Edwards must make £40m LFC move for beast who made 128 passes last game - opinion

Reported Liverpool transfer target showed his class and why he'd be better than Joel Matip with a superb display for RB Leipzig this week.


Swansea City's Steve Cooper gushes over 'excellent' Aston Villa loan man Conor Hourihane as boss gives Liam Cullen update after Nottingham Forest rout

Steve Cooper spoke about Aston Villa loanee Conor Hourihane, Liam Cullen and his Swansea City side's fine performance against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup


Aberdeen 2 Motherwell 0: Polworth sees red as Steelmen go 13 games without a win

Graham Alexander's search for a first win as 'Well gaffer goes on after defeat to Dons


Bruno Fernandes has sympathy for Liverpool's front three as he outlines similar role

An out of form Liverpool side travel to Man Utd in the FA Cup but Bruno Fernandes has expressed sympathy for their blunt attack as they struggle for goals


Bolton Wanderers player ratings vs Tranmere Rovers: Antoni Sarcevic good and Ryan Delaney poor

Here's how we rated the Wanderers players in the League Two clash at Prenton Park


Michael O'Neill's Dream Team featuring four former Northern Ireland teammates

Some cracking players in here including Gazza


Belgium doctor risks Man City's wrath by claiming Kevin De Bruyne injury is "ideal"

The Belgian maestro faces six weeks on the sidelines in a huge blow to City's title chances, but Belgium says it is good news ahead of the Euros


Steven Gerrard tactics show what Brendan Rodgers, Rafa Benitez and Gerard Houllier taught him

Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez oversaw 12 of Steven Gerrard's 17 seasons in the Liverpool first-team while he also took his first steps into coaching during the Jurgen Klopp era and now has Rangers flying in the Scottish Premier League


Conor McGregor net worth: How much money does The Notorious make ahead of UFC 257 fight?

Conor McGregor is back in a rematch with Dustin Poirier to headline UFC 257 seven years on from their first meeting down at featherweight, a fight that saw The Notorious emerge with a crushing first-round knockout. McGregor may not have fought in 12 months since battering Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds, but he’s still be in the headlines, although, as his moniker suggests, perhaps for the wrong reasons. McGregor and Dana White did not see eye...


First Flow beats Politologue to claim emphatic win in Clarence House Chase

When Kim Bailey saddled Master Oats to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1995, completing a rare double at a single Festival as he did so having taken the Champion Hurdle two days earlier, it was obvious his next success at the highest level was only a matter of time. What was unthinkable was that the time would turn out to be more than a quarter of a century. As a result, the thrill of First Flow’s exuberant defeat of Politologue, last season’s...


Steven Gerrard shuts down Rangers title question as boss puts a big 'IF' on relentless push for glory

The Ibrox side re-established a 23 point gap over Celtic on Saturday as they demolished Ross County at Ibrox.


154 passes: £4m-rated WHU man slammed for taking “too many” touches lit up FA Cup win – opinion

Mark Noble lit up the stage as West Ham United beat Doncaster Rovers to book their place in the FA Cup fifth round for a trip to either Manchester United or Liverpool.


Late goals spares Man City blushes at Cheltenham

Late goals spares Man City blushes at Cheltenham