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Pep Guardiola hits out at politicians over football's celebration blame game

The Manchester City boss has taken aim at the UK Government, with a number of politicians all of a sudden taking an increased focus on footballers' celebrations


Six Nations WILL take place insists French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte

French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte says this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship “will take place”.


Bruno Fernandes hits back at Jürgen Klopp over Manchester United penalties

Bruno Fernandes has told Jürgen Klopp to continue to complain if he wishes about the number of penalties Manchester United win because the midfielder could not care less about the Liverpool manager’s view. United travel to Anfield on Sunday as Premier League leaders and hope to hand the champions a first home defeat in the competition since April 2017. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjær became manager two years ago United have been awarded 42 penalties...


Edinburgh football transfer LIVE: Hibs complete third signing of January window as Hearts say goodbye to derby hero

Scottish football’s latest transfer news on the evening of Friday, January 15


Ray Giles at 60, the Wales scrum-half who has done so much for charity following cancer scare

The three-times capped Giles has just completed a 60-mile cycle ride in aid of Prostate Cymru to mark his 60th birthday


Celtic hold 'serious interest' in Aston Villa's Aaron Ramsey

Celtic are reported to be seriously interested in Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Ramsey. That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claimed that the Hoops are almost certain to make an offer for the 17-year-old, whose Villa Park contract expires at the end of the current campaign. The report added that Dutch giants Ajax are also keen on the teenager, with Villa happy to offer the England under-17 international fresh terms to remain at the club. Read...


Jose Mourinho opens up on "complex" situation with Gareth Bale at Tottenham

Wales superstar Bale returned to Spurs on a season-long loan switch from Real Madrid in the summer, but has struggled to find regular action under Jose Mourinho


Marco Andretti steps away from IndyCar to chart own course

Marco Andretti steps away from IndyCar to chart own course


David Moyes' confident declaration to West Ham fans following Sebastien Haller transfer

The Hammers boss takes his side into back-to-back home games in the coming week and is preparing to unleash young prospect Mipo Odubeko


Guardiola: Man City achievements not possible without Sterling

Manchester City and England's Raheem Sterling is not producing as he did in front of goal but Pep Guardiola is backing his star forward.


Luis Alberto double inspires Lazio to Rome derby win

Luis Alberto double inspires Lazio to Rome derby win


Scott Parker: Fulham boss gives detailed six-minute explanation of club’s Covid-19 outbreak

Scott Parker revealed the extent of the Covid-19 outbreak at Fulham last month during an extraordinary 6-minute explanation in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s match with Chelsea. Fulham had to close their training ground last month and have matches against Tottenham and Burnley postponed following an outbreak at the club. The Spurs game was rearranged to be played last Wednesday and the build-up to it was fuelled by verbal...


Premier League boss says players must follow rules on celebrations

Premier League boss says players must follow rules on celebrations


Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight contract will be signed within four weeks, says Eddie Hearn

The summer mega-fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could be signed within a month and promoter Eddie Hearn is already eying a winter rematch in Cardiff. The British Boxing Board of Control suspended all competition for January as Britain went into the latest lockdown with levels of Covid-19 now higher than ever across the country. But Hearn has announced a bullish return for his Matchroom stable with five cards taking place throughout...


Frank Lampard discusses hope for Scott Parker 'satisfaction' and Avram Grant speculation

The Chelsea boss faces off against a man he counts as a friend this weekend when the Blues meet west London rivals Fulham, while he has also had his say on speculation over Avram Grant


Meticulous measures of Partick Thistle revealed - before 'knee-jerk' SPFL postponement

Partick Thistle defender Richard Foster says the “knee-jerk reaction” of cancelling the lower leagues of Scottish football is akin to grounding his brother for something he’d done wrong himself.


Rooney-mania had many ages but his defining moment remains the first

In a way, it was the perfect understated ending: with a short, sober statement on the Derby County website. New manager appointed at struggling Championship club. Signs a two-and-a-half-year deal after a cautiously successful stint in caretaker charge. Liam Rosenior to be his assistant. Meanwhile – buried in the seventh paragraph, as if an entirely incidental detail – England and Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer has decided to...


Northern Ireland links behind Portadown’s Manchester United transfer

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton has highlighted links with a former Northern Ireland international as key to wrapping up his latest transfer.


Bruno Fernandes details nightmare scenario firing up Man Utd stars ahead of Liverpool showdown

Manchester United head to Liverpool for Sunday's table-topping Premier League showdown with Bruno Fernandes taking on the Reds for the first time since his Old Trafford arrival in 2020


Celtic fans react to Neil Doncaster's latest comments

It’s safe to say that Celtic have a mountain to climb over the second half of the season if they are to win a 10th successive Scottish Premiership title. The Hoops are 21 points behind Glasgow rivals Rangers with three games in hand ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. However, SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster, speaking exclusively to Record Sport, has refused to rule out declaring the season ‘null and void’ if the ongoing pandemic brings...


David Moyes growing a ‘different’ West Ham to the club involved in dark day of Burnley trouble in 2018

Burnley visiting the London Stadium will always bring back some rather unsettling memories for West Ham. During a 3-0 defeat to the Clarets in March 2018, protests against the board spilled onto the pitch as one supporter was wrestled to the ground by captain Mark Noble, and another planted a corner flag in the centre circle. David Moyes - who took the squad to Miami for a controversial trip immediately after the game, but returned with a win...


'Our player': Frank Lampard believes Loftus-Cheek still has future at Chelsea

Frank Lampard has said Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be part of Chelsea’s plans when the midfielder returns from his loan at Fulham at the end of the season. Loftus-Cheek has endured a difficult time since a serious achilles injury in May 2019 and he is yet to produce his best form at Fulham, who host Chelsea on Saturday. The 24-year-old has started eight league games, with his only goal coming in the 3-2 defeat to Everton in November. There is a firm...


Nuno confirms Wolves selection for West Brom & opens up about Patrick Cutrone

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Bromwich Albion | Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed Willy Boly will start the game against their Black Country rivals on Saturday


Liverpool team meeting clears air before Manchester United showdown

Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s players have shown renewed focus for Sunday’s top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester United after a team meeting in the wake of last week’s defeat at Southampton. The champions have picked up only 13 points from eight league matches starting with the draw at Brighton in November – a run that has allowed Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side to seize the initiative in the title race. As Klopp prepared for his 200th...


Monaco hold off spirited Montpellier to go fourth

Monaco hold off spirited Montpellier to go fourth


MARK CLATTENBURG: No chance, Jurgen, you know what you're doing!

MARK CLATTENBURG: Jurgen Klopp once tried to stare me out before a match. That's fine, he has a presence and an aura he turns to for the benefit of the Premier League champions.


Callum McGregor responds to Celtic fan rage as he issues 'don't stop believing' title message

The midfielder will captain the side against Livingston and has called for supporters to back the team.


Fantasy Premier League: FPL transfer tips for double gameweek 19

Gameweek 19 of the Fantasy Premier League season is here - and a double gameweek for a number of teams means plenty of big decisions for FPL managers. The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all have two matches in gameweek 19, while West Ham have two enticing fixtures at home. This seems like the ideal week to play your free hit - but if you’ve already gone early, or are saving it for later in the season, then it...


Ronaldo is one of the best in football history... I will tell my children I played with him - Morata

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has 19 goals in 18 outings this term and has been hailed by team-mate Alvaro Morata.


Meet Michael Olise, the wonderkid who's already the Championship's most-coveted prospect

The Reading teenager has enjoyed a magnificent breakout season, and looks set to head to the Premier League sooner rather than later


Milan confirm signing of Torino midfielder Meite

Serie A leaders Milan have made their first signing of the January transfer window by bringing in Torino midfielder Soualiho Meite.


Oli Kebble’s absence is big blow as Glasgow Warriors seek parity in the scrum

There is good news and bad news for Glasgow coach Danny Wilson as he plots a way of prising the 1872 Cup from Edinburgh hands.


José Mourinho suggests Dele Alli is not happy and not fighting for Tottenham

José Mourinho has suggested he has an unhappy player on his hands in Dele Alli. The Tottenham attacking midfielder, who is the subject of January transfer discussions, posted a photograph of himself looking fed up on Instagram after Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Fulham – when he was an unused substitute for the third Premier League game in a row. Alli has made only four league appearances this season – totalling 74 minutes – although he has...


Arsenal's draw against Crystal Palace proved how vital Tierney is

Kieran Tierney has scored one goal and recorded two assists this season and was one of the reasons behind Arsenal going on a four-game unbeaten run prior to the goalless draw against Crystal Palace.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played fast and loose with the truth about Manchester United and Liverpool

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made some interesting statements regards Liverpool


Edinburgh expect to play Bordeaux or Toulouse in last 16 of Heineken Champions Cup

Richard Cockerill expects Edinburgh to face an away match in France in the last 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup if, as expected, the final two rounds of group matches are cancelled.


Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes explains reason behind hands over ears celebration

Bruno Fernandes has been in the goals since joining Man Utd and often produces a celebration that sees him cover his ears which he explains is a tribute


'It's an emotional game' - Klopp highlights difficulty stopping goal celebrations amid Covid-19 clampdown

The Reds boss says Premier League stars were already showing high levels of responsibility before new rules were imposed


Chris Kane keen to build on promising strike partnership with Guy Melamed

The St Johnstone forward enjoyed his evening at Tannadice and is confident more goals will come


Wolves fan Sam Allardyce plots downfall of boyhood club to kickstart WBA survival bid

The first Black Country derby in nine years takes place on Saturday lunchtime with West Bromwich Albion desperate for victory, and their hosts stuttering themselves


James Tomkins: Crystal Palace defender getting better with every game after injury, says Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has hailed James Tomkins for his return to the side, and says the Crystal Palace defender is getting better and better with each game. The former West Ham man missed the majority of 2020 through injury but has returned in recent weeks as the Eagles have tightened up at the back. Thursday's 0-0 draw at Arsenal was the first time Hodgson's side had kept consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League, with Tomkins alongside Cheikhou...


Ealing hope to blaze trail way beyond long-awaited Saracens clash

The waiting is the hardest part. By now the players of Ealing Trailfinders and Saracens must feel more like dust-covered museum exhibits than professional athletes, a throwback to a distant era. Ealing have not had a competitive league game since last February, Saracens’ last fixture before their Premiership relegation was on 4 October. The forgotten warriors of the Championship have had their mental strength sorely tested. It is the next phase,...


Sir Alex Ferguson glad he retired before ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool became Premier League champions

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson believes he got out of management at exactly the right time due to Liverpool's "phenomenal" rise to become Premier League champions. The two rivals meet at Anfield this weekend, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United top of the table and three points ahead of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. Under Ferguson's stewardship United won the Premier League 13 times but have yet to triumph in the division since his...


Championship clubs asked whether league should be suspended by SFA chief

SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell has written to all ten Championship clubs asking whether they would like to suspend the season.


Asgreen seeking more spring Classics success in 2021

Dane hopes to replicate 2020 Kuurne win as well as targeting Tour, Olympics and Worlds


Ryan Kent Leeds transfer link reignited as Rangers legend raises Scott Wright replacement poser

Ferguson believes there could be behind-the-scenes talks about a return to England for the former Liverpool man.


How good can Bruno Fernandes make Manchester United? Anfield may tell

This is not the beginning of the title run-in. This is not the start of the middle, or the beginning of the end. Let’s face it, nobody really knows what’s going on up there in this jetlagged oddity of a Premier League season, when points have been scattered with luxurious abandon, and none of these teams seem ready to find a sustained higher gear. Not that it makes much difference. There will, as ever, be an urge to portray Manchester United’s...


Whyte-Povetkin rematch confirmed for March 6

Dillian Whyte will have the chance for revenge when he faces Alexander Povetkin in a rescheduled heavyweight rematch in early March.


Rooney's derby wonder goal still baffles me, says Richards

Rooney scored with an overhead kick for Manchester United against City at the Etihad in 2011 to earn a vital 2-1 win on their way to winning the Premier League title.


Cameron Harper set for Celtic exit as New York Red Bulls offer American kid an MLS escape route

The U.S youth international made his debut for the club on Monday but is now set for the exit door.