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French Federation issues professional licences to top-tier female road cyclists for the first time

'This may look small but it's a big step for women's cycling in France' says Audrey Cordon-Ragot


IAN LADYMAN: Is Klopp's style catching up on lifeless Liverpool?

IAN LADYMAN: One of the most impressive things about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has been their consist high levels of performance. Mo Salah is discovering how difficult that is to do.


Wolves can unearth Moutinho's heir by landing £31.5m-rated ace, he can "destroy" teams - opinion

Wolves can find the heir to Joao Moutinho's throne by swooping for Inter Milan's Christian Eriksen.


Kemba Walker available for Celtics return on 20-minute restriction

The Boston Celtics are still not back to full strength due to NBA health and safety protocols but finally have Kemba Walker available.


Imagine him & Rodrigo: Leeds must swoop for £30m dynamo who "lacks absolutely nothing" - opinion

Leeds target Rodrigo De Paul was in mesmeric form again for Udinese this weekend.


Alexandre Lacazette makes promise to Mesut Ozil as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang backs down

News of Mesut Ozil's imminent departure has prompted a scramble between Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the coveted No.10 shirt the German will vacate


Tanguy Ndombele is a sublime talent – now he can ease Tottenham’s reliance on Harry Kane and Heung-min Son

Tanguy Ndombele scored a goal-of-the-season contender as Tottenham outclassed Sheffield United in a 3-1 win at Bramall Lane. Moments after David McGoldrick halved Spurs' lead on the hour, raising the possibility of another familiar collapse for Jose Mourinho's side, Ndombele produced an outrageous piece of skill to restore their two-goal advantage. There seemed little immediate jeopardy for the Blades as Ndombele ran out onto Steven Bergwijn's...


121 touches, 3 key passes: LFC "baller" gave Bruno nightmares with a stunning display - opinion

Thiago produced a superb display as Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Sunday.


Man City maestro De Bruyne brings up 100th assist in style

Manchester City's creator-in-chief Kevin De Bruyne produced a moment of sensational quality to move onto 100 assists for the club.


Jaded Liverpool lack guile to open up solid United

Jaded Liverpool lack guile to open up solid United


'Un gregario!' Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey given new nickname by Italian press as fans gush over Welshman

Wales midfielder Ramsey is enjoying a successful season in Serie A as he impresses with his performances alongside Cristiano Ronaldo


Man City vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture tonight

Manchester City welcome Crystal Palace to the Etihad Stadium tonight as Pep Guardiola’s hosts look to continue their climb up the Premier League table. Man City enter the fixture in fifth place in the standings on 32 points, four behind leaders and rivals Man United – though the situation could change depending on how the Red Devils fare against Liverpool this afternoon – and with a four-game win streak to their name, having beaten Brighton last...


Harry Kane insists Jose Mourinho does NOT tell Tottenham to sit back

Spurs have been pegged back three times recently, going 1-0 up against Crystal Palace, Wolves and Fulham only to draw 1-1. Those six points would see Mourinho's side top of the Premier League.


Last-gasp David strike earns Lille 2-1 win against Reims

Last-gasp David strike earns Lille 2-1 win against Reims


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hammers home Man Utd's title credentials with Liverpool criticism

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his side squandered a major opportunity to extend their lead in the Premier League - and declared they must return to winning ways against Fulham


Jack Leach shines as England close in on Sri Lanka victory despite nervy start to chase

In these uncertain times, the sight of Joe Root stumbling into the bowler on his way to a single that existed only in the mind of Jonny Bairstow, then jamming his bat into the ground short of the other end and tumbling over the crease with the stumps broken evoked warm feelings of familiar, comical despair. A moist, socially-uncomfortable hug from behind that only English cricket can give you on a Sunday morning. A direct hit reduced England to...


Gnabry injury not serious, confirms Bayern boss Flick

Hansi Flick has been told by Bayern Munich's doctors that the injury sustained by Serge Gnabry against Freiburg was not serious.


The Eddie Howe to Celtic rumour that won't go away as key factors combine to drive excitement

Speculation is rife over the 43-year-old coach and it's certainly a rumour which has captured the imagination of a support desperate for major change at Parkhead.


Chan 2021: Uganda aim to beat Rwanda despite emotional attachment - McKinstry

The Cranes coach believe more than just three points are at stake when they face their local rivals in their opener


Forget Itten: Rangers star who won 75% duels was Gerrard's unsung hero vs Well - opinion

Glasgow Rangers left-back Borna Barisic was Steven Gerrard's unsung hero against Motherwell.


Liverpool vs Manchester United confirmed line-ups for Premier League fixture today

Premier League champions Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield on Sunday afternoon. The Reds are unbeaten in their last 67 league matches at home, but United possess the best away record in the division. United have assumed top spot in the league after winning at Burnley on Tuesday, and they will be aiming to compound Liverpool’s poor run of form and move six points ahead in the table. READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table — all...


Man Utd legend Roy Keane shares Gareth Bale theory on TV as 'bizarre' Tottenham situation worsens

Bale was once again left on the bench for Tottenham during their win at Sheffield United


Jovic matches Madrid tally in 28-minute Eintracht cameo

Luka Jovic quickly rediscovered his best form back at Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring twice in his first match since leaving Real Madrid.


Steven Gerrard reveals why he had to 'get into' Rangers players at half-time

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard bemoaned his players’ lack of aggression in their 1-1 draw against Motherwell at Fir Park, insisting they didn’t report for duty until the second half.


The expected changes to Wales' Six Nations squad as Wayne Pivac makes announcement this week

Wales had a disappointing autumn that saw them win just two out of six games, so their head coach will be looking for a major improvement in the coming weeks


'It never happened when I was winning titles at Rangers' - Neil McCann fires warning to current Ibrox side after Motherwell draw

Former Rangers star Neil McCann has guarded the current side against any complacency in their quest to secure the Scottish Premiership title after the 1-1 draw at Motherwell.


Mourinho gets his wish as Spurs find second-half solution

Tottenham have thrown away 10 points from winning positions in 2020-21, but on Sunday they rediscovered a second-half ruthless streak.


Better than Diallo: Ralph can solve midfield headache by signing £5.85m-rated beast - opinion

Southampton are being linked with a move for Mattias Svanberg this month and the Swedish international could ease Ralph Hasenhuttl's injury woes.


Bayern's Rummenigge admits Guardiola left him in tears when he left

Rummenigge divulged that he will 'always remember' the night when Guardiola told him he was leaving for a new challenge, which brought him to Manchester City and the Premier League in 2016.


Ndombele goal 'amazing' and he proves my door is always open - Mourinho

Tanguy Ndombele's future was called into question in his first season at Tottenham, but he has come to the fore under Jose Mourinho.


Neville claims Man United got Van de Beek because Pogba was leaving

Neville said Pogba's future at Old Trafford remains in the balance, and pointed to the arrival of Van de Beek as a sign of possible changes to come, but he has hardly been seen since he joined in the summer.


Swansea City transfer headlines as attention turns to Aston Villa star and striker deal nears completion

Here's the latest round-up of all the transfer news and gossip from the Liberty Stadium


England's Jack Leach says he is spurred on by his year in Test wilderness

Jack Leach is using his challenging year-long absence from Test cricket as additional motivation this winter and says there is still room to improve after his second five-wicket haul for England. Until the first Test in Sri Lanka the left-arm spinner had not featured for his country since his tour of New Zealand in late 2019 was ended by sepsis and a virus picked up during the subsequent trip to South Africa saw his close friend Dom Bess take...


Lamushi tips Olunga to shine at Al Duhail SC despite slow debut

The tactician has said the towering striker will be a key player for his team when he settles well in the Middle East


Jurgen Klopp reveals Joel Matip train 'normally' on Monday

Jurgen Klopp said Joel Matip will train 'normally' on Monday after missing the last three league games with a groin injury. Klopp also said he would play Jordan Henderson as makeshift centre-back.


Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd: Player Ratings as defenders stand out but strikers struggle at Anfield

LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED: Neither side could find the breakthrough in their goalless draw at Anfield, in a result that will further emboldened Manchester City's title challenge.


Go-ahead for Ireland's one-day international against UAE

UAE authorities have given the go-ahead for the UAE squad to resume competitive action, and a second men’s one-day international between UAE and Ireland will be played tomorrow, after two of the four matches scheduled could not proceed as planned due to COVID-19 health concerns.


Keane on Pogba chance at Liverpool: My goodness, he has to score

Roy Keane knows Manchester United missed some big chances against Liverpool, but the Old Trafford great could not be "too critical".


Kane marvels over 'incredible' Ndombele moment of magic in Spurs win

Tanguy Ndombele showed incredible awareness and skill to score one of the goals of the season in Tottenham's win at Sheffield United.


Forget Ndombele: "Magic" Spurs machine who had 93 touches stole the show for Mourinho - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur defender Joe Rodon stole the show for Jose Mourinho in their 3-1 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League.


Worse than Dier: £100k-p/w Spurs liability who lost ball every 4 touches let Jose down - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur right wing-back Serge Aurier may have scored vs Sheffield United, but he was still disappointing overall in their 3-1 victory.


Cardiff City transfer headlines as Crewe boss gives big Perry Ng update

Here's your round-up of all the latest Cardiff City transfer headlines


Milan closing in on loan deal with £25m option for Chelsea’s Tomori

The Rossoneri are close to securing the England international centre-back, who will arrive at San Siro on an initial six-month loan


Astana-Premier Tech reveal Giro d'Italia and Tour de France targets at team presentation - Gallery

Vlasov targets Giro d'Italia, Fuglsang eyes Tour de France stages and Olympic gold


Mesut Ozil: Fenerbahce confirm impending transfer talks after Arsenal outcast’s flight to Turkey

Mesut Ozil is nearing his move to Fenerbahce after the Turkish club confirmed the Arsenal playmaker was on his way to Istanbul to complete his transfer. The Super Lig club posted photographs of Arsenal midfielder Ozil boarding a plane and tweeted: "Our club is bringing Mesut Ozil to Istanbul to continue the transfer processes." Ozil, 32, was at the club's London Colney training ground to bid his farewells to the Gunners ahead of the imminent end...


Sam Allardyce eyes transfer for player who was 'too good' for West Brom

West Bromwich Albion boss Sam Allardyce is reportedly keen on Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho four years after the Portugal international was first linked with the club


Think again: WHU must unearth alternative solution to £7m-rated dud, he let Moyes down – opinion

West Ham United must unearth an alternative solution to turning to Andriy Yarmolenko after the Ukraine forward let David Moyes down against Burnley.


‘It’s on fire’: How 2020 became the year of women’s boxing

When Savannah Marshall, a future Olympian and world champion, rode her bicycle to Hartlepool Headland Boys ABC, she brought with her the same stubborn love and fury born in every female boxer. Always the first to arrive, she shivered outside the gym, a literal and figurative outsider, until the head coach finally flung open the door. “I’d be standing there for every single session no matter what. There was no female toilet or changing room, but...


Man United drop to second after defeat to Chelsea

Casey Stoney's side were beaten in the top-of-the-table clash.


'That’s the difference, nothing else' - Jurgen Klopp's advice as Liverpool goal drought continues

Liverpool have now gone three Premier League matches without a goal after a dreary goalless draw with Manchester United at Anfield