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

Roy Torrens ‘absolutely pivotal’ in Ireland’s journey from Associate to Test match status

Many people have been influential in Irish cricket’s meteoric rise over the last two decades, but for Kyle McCallan and Andrew White, there is no disputing who has been the “biggest cog in the wheel”.

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

Serie A title race closest in 10 years at halfway stage

Serie A title race closest in 10 years at halfway stage

East Kilbride boss Stevie Aitken 'in the dark' over league future

Aitken says he's asked questions but has been left in 'no-man's land' over what happens next

Wycombe vs Tottenham live stream: How to watch FA Cup fixture online and on TV tonight

Tottenham travel to Wycombe Wanderers in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Monday night. These two sides faced each other at the same stage of the competition in 2016/17, with Spurs taking a 4-3 win. Jose Mourinho will be hopeful that his side can dominate their lower division opposition once again after crushing Marine in the previous round. READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table - all matches by date and kick-off time Wycombe, who are...

Brazil to California to Lyon: Catarina Macario's long road to stardom

It has been a week to remember for Catarina Macario, the Brazilian-born, San Diego-raised midfielder who for years has been touted as the future of the US women’s national team but at the moment appears increasingly bound to its present.

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...

10 talking points from FA Cup fourth round as Man Utd progress but Liverpool and Arsenal out

Manchester United and Chelsea picked up wins in the FA Cup over the weekend, but Liverpool and Arsenal were both sent crashing out at the fourth round stage of the competition

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

Johannes Edvaldsson, two-time Scottish football champion with Celtic, dies at age of 70

Former Celtic star Johannes Edvaldsson has sadly passed away at the age of 70, the Parkhead club have announced.

West Ham pushing for late Odsonne Edouard move

West Ham are thought to be pushing to sign Odsonne Edouard late in the January transfer window. That’s according to the Daily Star, who claim that David Moyes is desperate to land a suitable replacement for Sebastien Haller. The Hammers sold Haller to Ajax for £20m earlier this month, with the latest report also throwing in a £35m valuation for Edouard. The 23-year-old is thought to be keen on a move to the Premier League, with a top-six side...

Arsenal XI vs Southampton: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup, injury latest for Premier League

Mikel Arteta is expected to make several changes to his Arsenal side following Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Southampton. The Gunners are travelling to Southampton again on Tuesday, this time in the Premier League, and will be hoping to bounce back from the weekend’s loss. Arteta made seven changes for that fourth round tie and he should make a similar number on Tuesday. Kieran Tierney is due to return in defence, while David Luiz is also another...

Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea with Thomas Tuchel set to replace him

Chelsea have sacked head coach Frank Lampard.

England to open Test summer against top-ranked New Zealand in June

England have confirmed that they will open their summer with two Tests against the world’s top-ranked side New Zealand in June. The matches against Kane Williamson’s Black Caps – who have not played Tests in England since 2015 – will take place at Lord’s (2-6 June) and Edgbaston (10-14), paving the way for the Ageas Bowl to host the World Test Championship Final. Surrey offered to host a Test at the Kia Oval, with profits being poured into the...

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

Christian Benteke to West Brom? Sam Allardyce admits interest in signing Crystal Palace striker

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce has declared his interest in signing Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke. The former Palace boss is desperate to bring in a striker this month to aid the Baggies’ battle against the drop. Benteke has forced his way back into Roy Hodgson's side this season but his future is in doubt following the arrival of Jean-Philippe Mateta on loan from Mainz last week. Benteke is into the final six months of his deal at...

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...

Liverpool fans laud Harvey Elliott after another assist for Blackburn

A number of Liverpool fans have been lauding the brilliance of Harvey Elliott, following another assist for Blackburn Rovers. The 17-year-old made the move to the Championship club back in October, with Jurgen Klopp failing to guarantee him regular minutes in the Reds’ first team. While some young players can struggle to adapt to life in a physical lower division, Elliott has been a huge success for Blackburn so far. On Sunday, the forward again...

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

Steve Bruce cuts press conference short as he gags reporters amid Newcastle turmoil

The Newcastle boss is facing a toxic situation on Tyneside with fans demanding his is sacked after a run of 10 games without a win

Edin Dzeko could make shock Everton switch

Edin Dzeko could make a surprise switch to Everton after he reportedly had a public fallout with Roma manager Paulo Fonseca. According to Gazzetta dello Sport [via SportWitness], the Bosnian forward has seemingly damaged his relationship with his manager beyond repair and could be made available either on loan or for a permanent transfer. The 34-year-old has scored seven goals in just 15 Serie A appearances this season, and his age has played no...

West Ham want Brandon Williams on loan

Signing a striker may be a priority for West Ham as they enter the final week of the transfer window, but it is not the only key position being targeted at the London Stadium. According to The Sun, West Ham are a principal suitor in the race for Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams. The home-grown defender has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford amid competition from the likes of Luke Shaw and Alex Telles. Williams has just a...

Who is Dancing On Ice star Colin Jackson and who is he dating? Here's everything you need to know

Colin Jackson is currently taking part in hit show Dancing On Ice, but how much do we know about him away from the rink? Let's take a look...

Barcelona respond to Pep Guardiola's transfer update on Man City defender Eric Garcia

Pep Guardiola says he expects Eric Garcia to leave Manchester City either this month or in the summer.

Poor past vs South Africa does not concern Pakistan captain Babar

Poor past vs South Africa does not concern Pakistan captain Babar

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.

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh reacts to knockout defeat by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has offered his thoughts on his fighter’s defeat by Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 257. McGregor was knocked out for the first time in his MMA career as Poirier finished ‘Notorious’ with a flurry against the fence in the second round on Saturday, avenging a 2014 featherweight loss to the Irishman. The rematch on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi was contested at lightweight and marked McGregor’s first bout...

FIFA 21 TOTW 18 predictions featuring Eden Hazard and Joao Felix amid TOTY promo

The Mirror Football FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTW 18 predictions feature Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix and Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi.

San Francisco 49ers increase stake in Leeds and target qualifying for Europe

The NFL franchise have more than doubled their stake in Leeds to 37 per cent

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.

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.

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

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

A six-wicket win by chasing a target of 164, sealed with a day to spare to take a series 2-0. Without filling in the blanks, that looks a lot like dominance from England over Sri Lanka. And, really, that is what it was. There may have been dips and turns over the last two weeks, but day four of the second Test encapsulated the tourist's composure in crunch situations, albeit in fast-forward. They lost both tosses on two very different Galle...

Mikel Arteta warned two Arsenal stars could pose the same problem as Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil ended his long-term stand-off with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta by completing his transfer to Fenerbahce - and a cub legend is worried two more players could be cast out

Hank Aaron obituary

For three decades the baseball player Hank Aaron, who has died aged 86, held the record for hitting more home runs – 755 – than anyone in major league history, and will be remembered in particular for No 715, which broke Babe Ruth’s career record. America had invested the number 714 with mythic significance, and Aaron discovered that many people resented a less charismatic figure relegating a legend to second place – especially when that man was...

Celtic's looming Champions League gamble and the ruthless Rangers moves underlining Parkhead paralysis

Delaying the long-awaited review of Neil Lennon's position could have long-term implications.

Josh Reid: Coventry expected to wrap up signing of Ross County starlet in coming days as Staggies linked with Motherwell striker

Ross County boss John Hughes expects teenage defender Josh Reid to sign for Coventry this week.

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...

Fernandes needs trophy to join United legends like Cantona, says Giggs

After scoring yet another winner for United, his talismanic role in the side has been compared club legend Cantona, who led United to six major honours after arriving at the club in 1992.

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

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

“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.

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...

Scottish football transfer LIVE: Celtic set to lose out on pair of transfer targets amid Lennon uncertainty, Rangers signing compared to current Ibrox hero, Celtic chief 'should not be trusted'

The latest Scottish football transfer news on Monday, January 25

Mourinho must unleash "exciting" Spurs gem, Ledley King said he's "hungry to play" - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho must unleash Japhet Tanganga against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round this evening.

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

Dean Smith gives promising update on Morgan Sanson deal

Aston Villa are seemingly closing in on the signing of Morgan Sanson, with Sky Sports revealing that a deal has been agreed with Marseille for the 26-year-old, who will cost £14m + £1.5m in add-ons. Villa’s initial bid was rejected and called “pathetic” by Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas, but they moved quickly to match the Ligue 1 club’s demands and are now close to their first acquisition of the January transfer window, with Dean Smith...

Jose Mourinho tells Gareth Bale he ‘cannot give players minutes’ amid Tottenham struggles

Jose Mourinho says Gareth Bale lacks confidence in his fitness and that he will consult the Welshman over whether or not he feels up to facing Wycombe in the FA Cup on Monday night. After two difficult years at Real Madrid and having arrived back at Spurs with a knee injury, it has taken Bale longer than anyone expected to get up to speed in north London. The 31-year-old has started just one Premier League game this season and played only 25...

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