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Ospreys hand new deal to one of Welsh rugby's signings of the season

Stephen Myler is 36 but he's skippered the Welsh region and is directing operations with the skill and intelligence he showed when becoming an England international


Player welfare mustn't be forgotten in rugby's new era

The summer of 2020 marked 25 years since the deal between News Corporation and Sanzar that changed rugby union forever, The post Player welfare mustn't be forgotten as rugby prepares to enter new era of commercialisation appeared first on CityAM.


Mercedes F1 boss Wolff out of quarantine after COVID-19 positive

UK-MOTOR-F1-MERCEDES:Mercedes F1 boss Wolff out of quarantine after COVID-19 positive


“What a player” - Exclusive: Pundit “surprised” £45k-p/w Hasenhuttl fave is still at Southampton

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Howey has praised James Ward-Prowse and suggested that he is surprised he is still with Southampton.


Celtic, Chelsea, Newcastle? Rafa Benitez wants big European job after leaving Chinese Super League

Rafa Benitez is keen to get back into management after leaving Dalian Professional, the Chinese Super League (CSL) team this weekend. Although the 60-year-old has been liked with a move to Celtic, he wants a job in the Premier League. The former Newcastle United manager decided not to go back to China because of the pandemic rather than offers of employment at home. A number of teams across Europe have contacted him about his availability in...


TOP SPIN ON THE TEST: England win fifth consecutive away Test

LAWRENCE BOOTH: Joe Root became only the second bowler in Test history to take more than one wicket in an innings without conceding a run, after Australia legend Richie Benaud.


Spurs dealt a huge injury blow ahead of Wycombe clash, Mourinho's now facing headache - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has been dealt a huge blow to Serge Aurier ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round clash to Wycombe Wanderers.


Jurgen Klopp chases Paul Pogba as Donny van de Beek Liverpool con fails

Moments you may not have spotted during Liverpool's FA Cup defeat at Manchester United on Sunday


The expert view on what we can really expect from Mick McCarthy's Cardiff City including transfer policy and the monster he will 'absolutely love'

We are still just days into Mick McCarthy's reign as Cardiff City manager, so we sought the expert view on just what he will bring, the football we can expect and why it all got a little bit sour fans at Ipswich Town


Mark Noble unfazed by lack of West Ham starts as he targets behind-the-scenes role in future

Mark Noble says he is not phased by falling down the pecking order at West Ham this season and is determined to enjoy the "last little bit" of his playing career. The Hammers captain has started just two Premier League games all season, with David Moyes's side having racked up more points than any other West Ham team at this stage of a top-flight campaign. Moyes is insistent that Noble remains crucial to his squad, highlighting his role in the...


Manchester United and Liverpool fans should not be too excited by Man City's injury blow

Manchester City will be without Kevin De Bruyne for up to six weeks - but the stats and the history show they are capable of coping


Cyclo-cross World Championships set to go ahead despite COVID-19 outbreak in Ostend

'I don’t know why the Worlds can't take place' says local favourite Wout Van Aert


Martin Semmens issues clear backing to Mohammed Salisu

Southampton chief executive Martin Semmens has insisted that the Saints still have full confidence that Mohammed Salisu has a huge role to play at the club over the coming seasons, despite a frustrating start to life at St Mary’s. The defender arrived at the club last year for a fee of £10.9m, with the 21-year-old’s arrival looking like another potentially wise investment by the Saints after an excellent 2019/20 season with Real Valladolid. The...


Charlie Austin: Man United chose Victor Lindelof over Virgil van Dijk

The Red Devils chose to sign Victor Lindelof instead of Virgil van Dijk in the summer of 2017, according to the defender's former Southampton team-mate Charlie Austin.


Real Madrid, Barcelona and Boston Red Sox may influence FSG's Liverpool transfer plan

The Reds ownership risk undoing much good work if their stance backfires


Ian Wright shares what Roy Keane said about Bruno Fernandes' impact at Manchester United

The Portuguese international was the match winner once again for United as they beat Liverpool 3-2 in the FA Cup on Sunday.


Newcastle fans rage over DeAndre Yedlin work permit revelation

A number of Newcastle United supporters have been reacting furiously to Steve Bruce’s revelation that DeAndre Yedlin missed out on the game against Aston Villa on Saturday due to his work permit not arriving on time. The right-back, or right-wing-back, position has been a problematic one for the Magpies throughout the season so far, with Bruce having handed seven league appearances to Javier Manquillo, five to Emil Krafth and six to Yedlin so...


A new star at Tottenham, ex-Liverpool man struggles and yet another Jefferson Montero injury - the mixed fortunes of those who left Swansea City last summer

The players who left Swansea City during the summer have experienced somewhat mixed fortunes this season


Liverpool handed Joel Matip injury boost ahead of vital meeting with Tottenham

Joel Matip is expected to be fit for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Tottenham, according to The Athletic‘s James Pearce. The Cameroonian didn’t feature in the Reds’ 3-2 defeat away to Manchester United on Sunday, as they crashed out of the FA Cup at the fourth round stage. Matip’s lack of involvement understandably led to fears that he could be out of the trip to Spurs on Thursday evening, given his injury-prone nature. Speaking in a Q&A...


Ed Woodward has last laugh after Man Utd transfer Jose Mourinho didn’t want

Jose Mourinho was reportedly not convinced by the signing of Fred when he was Man Utd manager but Ed Woodward proceeded with the deal and has ultimately been proved right


Wycombe vs Tottenham prediction: How will FA Cup fixture play out tonight?

Wycombe Wanderers of the Championship host Tottenham in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The home side are bottom of the second division and have struggled to find form since dramatically achieving promotion from League One in the playoffs. Tottenham have picked up some momentum recently, comfortably seeing off Sheffield United after a draw at home to Fulham. READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table - all matches by date and kick-off time...


Many Everton fans laud James Rodriguez's performance in FA Cup

Another game, another masterclass – Everton fans will be familiar with this pattern after James Rodriguez put in another fantastic showing for the Toffees. The Colombian didn’t get on the scoresheet but he was able to offer two assists with a couple of well-taken set piece routines. Richarlison and Yerry Mina were waiting to pounce off the back of Rodriguez’s venomous corners in goals which confirmed the Toffees’ place in the fifth round....


Report shares Celtic's late January transfer plans

Celtic are yet to make their mark in the January window, despite Neil Lennon keen on bringing in an experienced centre-back and a winger. And it seems as if it could also be a quiet end to the month in terms of signings due to the club’s plans to shake things up off the field. That’s according to Football Insider, who suggests there is major doubt over whether there will be any senior winter window signings. The report claims that the club’s...


Ryan Jack sends Rangers welcome message to Scott Wright amid 'Happy Monday' vibes

The Ibrox stalwart is clearly delighted that his former Aberdeen teammate will join him at Ibrox.


Many Everton Fans Praise Thierry Small after Debut

Carlo Ancelotti has smashed records at Everton with his latest decision – fielding young left-back Thierry Small in the latter stages of Everton’s 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday. At just 16 years and 176 days, Thierry Small is now officially the youngest player in Everton’s history to don the famous blue shirt. Everton fans will need to look back to 2008 to see the previous record-holder in Jose Baxter, now at Memphis, who made his...


Christian Benteke's agent breaks his silence as West Brom rumours swirl

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with a host of strikers with Sam Allardyce answering questions about this ex-Aston Villa and Liverpool star - this is what his agent makes of it


Mburu, Omondi leave Mathare United as FKF Premier League transfer window opens

The club is expected to bring in new stars to fill the spaces left by the two and also strengthen the squad, generally


Long Aubameyang absence would be a problem for Arsenal but Arteta expects big things from Martinelli

Gabriel Martinelli is expected to make a big impact by Mikel Arteta and he may get more chances in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's absence.


The winners and losers from Mick McCarthy appointment as Cardiff City outcasts given boost but Neil Harris kingpins could suffer

The Bluebirds appointed Mick McCarthy as manager on Friday and it will certainly be a change of pace from former manager Neil Harris, with some looking forward to reprieves and others more fearful of their roles


Inside Steve Bruce press call: Why Newcastle gagged questions to their under-fire boss

Newcastle face Leeds tomorrow with Steve Bruce looking for a first win in 11 games - today he declared he'd "never shy away from a challenge", then cut his press conference short


West Brom handed Man City injury boost as Conor Townsend update emerges

Albion’s medical team will be hoping that attendees of the club treatment room are kept to a low number - or none at all, where possible


Ilicic puts Atalanta in title race and leaves 'Winter Champions' cold

There are no medals for Serie A’s ‘Winter Champions’. Every year, that title is foisted on the team thattopsthe table at the season’s midway stage, and every year the players and manager point out that it does not mean a great deal. It has become less a celebration than a custom: a moment to reflect on the preceding months and consider where the actual title race stands. Some years, though, the ritual feels especially absurd. On Saturday, Milan...


Tottenham's Jose Mourinho sends Gareth Bale blunt warning as boss explains 'difficulties'

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has explained the situation with Gareth Bale and what he has to overcome to get minutes on the pitch


Conor McGregor: how to watch highlights of UFC fight with Dustin Poirier - and could he fight Jake Paul?

Youtuber Jake Paul has made frequent calls for a fight with McGregor, though the Irishman appears reluctant


Daniel Podence, Marcal and Wolves injury latest ahead of Chelsea

Wolverhampton Wanderers latest injury and suspension news ahead of the Premier League game with Chelsea on Wednesday night


Worse than Van de Beek: Man Utd lightweight who lost 100% of his duels let Ole down - opinion

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof was abysmal against Liverpool in the 3-2 FA Cup win at Old Trafford.


Martin Odegaard's Arsenal debut could be delayed unless another transfer is completed

Martin Odegaard is believed to be on his way to Arsenal on loan until the end of the season, but he may not be able to make his debut against Southampton due to registration issues


Chelsea sack Lampard: Five games that showed Blues legend was out of his depth

Frank Lampard found the going tough during his reign at Chelsea, including some particularly painful defeats.


DeVonta Smith: How the Slim Reaper ascended to become the star attraction at the Senior Bowl

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith will attend the Senior Bowl and figures to have an extremely crowded interview schedule.


Perfect 150 for Steven Gerrard at Rangers

Having bemoaned his team for either turning up late or leaving too early in recent matches, Steven Gerrard received the perfect response in his 150th game as Rangers manager as they delivered one of their most complete performances of the season.


Scolari leaves Cruzeiro after brief second spell

Scolari leaves Cruzeiro after brief second spell


Thiago Silva thanks Lampard but now faces awkward reunion with Tuchel

The Brazilian hailed Lampard as a 'legend' after his dismissal but didn't have same sentiments for Tuchel earlier this month after claiming his PSG sacking was 'predictable'.


Steve Bruce opens up on Newcastle United links to former West Brom man

Steve Bruce is under intense scrutiny for Newcastle's run of results - but he still intends to add to his backroom team with this former Albion man


England will host two-Test series against world No 1 side New Zealand

Joe Root's team will take on the Black Caps at Lord's between June 2-6 and Edgbaston from June 10-14 in their first home matches since LV= Insurance became Test sponsors.


Virgil van Dijk's private conversation with team-mate confirms Man Utd transfer mistake

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk was linked with Man Utd before his big-money transfer and former Southampton team-mate Charlie Austin has shed new light on the circumstances surrounding his move


England test success in Sri Lanka a boost for India next: Root

England test success in Sri Lanka a boost for India next: Root


Sri Lanka vs England: Dom Sibley wraps up second Test victory by six wickets to clinch series

Successfully chasing a target of 164 for victory with a day to spare to take a series 2-0. Stripped of its colour England’s win in the second Test over Sri Lanka looks a heck of a lot like dominance. And, really, that is what it was. There may have been dips and turns over the last two weeks, but day four of this second Test encapsulated the tourist's composure in crunch situations, albeit in fast-forward. They lost both tosses on two very...


While Barca forwards flounder, Suarez keeps scoring for Atletico

While Barca forwards flounder, Suarez keeps scoring for Atletico


Serie A title race closest in 10 years at halfway stage

Serie A title race closest in 10 years at halfway stage


Liverpool boosted as Koeman says Barcelona can't sign Wijnaldum this month

Liverpool have been boosted by the news that Barcelona won’t be able to sign Gini Wijnaldum this month. The Dutchman’s Anfield future is still very much up in the air, with his contract running out at the end of the season. It looks likely that Wijnaldum could opt to join Barca, as things stand, but nothing is concrete yet. The 30-year-old won’t be heading to Spain before the end of the transfer window, however, with Koeman essentially...