Kyrie Irving ready for Nets return against Cavaliers, relishing Harden link-up

Kyrie Irving has missed seven consecutive games but the All-Star looks set to end his absence from the Brooklyn Nets team on Wednesday.

Chris Silverwood wary of schadenfreude after India’s heroics at the Gabba

Chris Silverwood was careful not to be too smug as he addressed the English media on Tuesday. Just a few hours before his press conference, India had sealed a dramatic three-wicket win over Australia to take the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. They had done so with a squad ravaged by injury, their talismanic captain Virat Kohli at home, storming the Gabba for the first time in 32 years. English schadenfreude was at an all-time high on Tuesday...

Pundits make the same Manchester United prediction ahead of Fulham clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men take on Scott Parker's side at Craven Cottage in the Premier League on Wednesday night

Dimitar Berbatov identifies his Paul Pogba wish at Manchester United

Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba continues to be linked with a move away from the club in the summer transfer window.

David Moyes urges West Ham to stay ‘humble’ as rise up the table sparks dreams of Europe

David Moyes says he and West Ham would "like to dream" after moving to within three points of second place after their 2-1 win against West Brom. Goals from Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio, either side of a Matheus Pereira strike for the visitors, ensured West Ham hit the half way point in the season with their best ever tally after 19 Premier League games. Moyes has transformed the Hammers during his second spell at the club, and while they're...

Belgium’s Beerschot name 28-year-old Englishman Still as new head coach

Belgium’s Beerschot name 28-year-old Englishman Still as new head coach

Mets fire GM Porter over claims of unsolicited and explicit texts

Jared Porter was only weeks into his role as general manager of the Mets when allegations of past misconduct cost him his job.

Belfast boxing promoter signs up former PRO14 rugby player

The 31-year-old once played in the PRO14 with Glasgow Warriors

Motor racing: Girl power returns to Indy 500 with women-led team

UK-MOTOR-INDY-INDY500-WOMEN:Motor racing: Girl power returns to Indy 500 with women-led team

Roma manager Paulo Fonseca makes contact with Bernard

AS Roma’s pursuit of Brazilian Everton winger Bernard has taken a new twist amid reports of personal contact for the player. Il Tempo reported [via Sport Witness] of an order of transfer priorities for Roma boss Paulo Fonseca. According to the source, bringing Bernard to the Eternal City is the priority for the Giallorossi, although other targets are named. Italian winger Stephan El Shaarawy and FC Porto’s Ótavio are other viable left-sided...

Premier League probing West Ham transfer deal after West Brom win

Sam Allardyce revealed Robert Snodgrass was missing from West Brom's line up due to an agreement with his former club

Many Everton fans debate Toffees transfer dilemma

Plenty of Everton fans were in intense discussions on Twitter after journalist Patrick Boyland, writing for The Athletic, posed a conundrum to the Toffees fanbase. The journalist offered a positive spin on the current economic and financial climate, speculating that there are unique ‘opportunities’ in the current market. For Director of Football Marcel Brands and Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, that means ‘the same rules as before do not apply’...

Emile Smith Rowe's Arsenal confession should shape Mikel Arteta transfer plan

The Arsenal playmaker put in yet another influential display on Monday night, as the 3-0 win over Newcastle United continued the Gunners' recent resurgence.

Levy could secure Spurs a perfect Eriksen replacement in "extraordinary" £44m maestro - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur could find their perfect Christian Eriksen replacement in his Inter Milan teammate Nicolo Barella.

Klopp should end "fantastic" gem's 14-year LFC association; he's been so disappointing - opinion

After another failed loan spell in League One, it may be time for Jurgen Klopp to cash in on Ben Woodburn as he probably won't make it at Liverpool.

West Ham interested in Odsonne Edouard move

West Ham United are the latest club to be linked with a move for Celtic star Odsonne Edouard. Plenty of sides across Europe have reportedly shown an interest in the French forward in recent months, including AC Milan, Arsenal, Juventus, Leicester City and Real Madrid. ExWHUemployee, cited by Hammers News, has claimed that an agent has informed him of David Moyes’ keenness to land the 23-year-old. Edouard is not the first Celtic ace in whom West...

Bruno Fernandes' Amad Diallo conversation spotted by eagle-eyed Man Utd fans

Amad Diallo has now joined his Manchester United teammates at Carrington after finally completed his protracted move from Atalanta earlier this month

The sky is the limit for David Moyes as his ‘new’ West Ham show another side of their character

West Ham made it four wins from four in 2021 with victory against West Brom, and in doing so showed another side of their character. At the halfway point in the season the Hammers sit on 32 points, their highest ever tally at this stage in a Premier League campaign - and just three shy of second-placed Manchester City. This season has seen David Moyes and his side mix up their approach on a number of occasions. After runs of being free-scoring...

Allan Preston still remembers thunderous roar after special semi-final strike

Preston's League Cup screamer in 1998 helped St Johnstone defeat Hearts 3-0 at Easter Road

Judy Murray opens up on Olympic kit snub which made her feel like she ‘didn’t matter’

Judy Murray has spoken about how she was made to feel “like she didn’t matter” at the London 2012 Olympics after team bosses forgot to provide her with kit.

Annika Sorenstam defends accepting award from Donald Trump

An unrepentant Annika Sorenstam has defended her right to receive the presidential medal of freedom from Donald Trump in a ceremony held a day after the riotous mobs invaded the US Capitol. Sorenstam and Gary Player were afforded recognition with the former’s appearance especially controversial given her recent appointment as the president of the International Golf Federation. That body, responsible for golf at the Olympics and Paralympics, has...

Aston Villa release Ross Barkley training images

Aston Villa midfielder Ross Barkley has been out of action with a hamstring injury since November, missing seven Premier League games and one FA Cup clash, but he is on the recovery trail and is stepping things up in training. The 27-year-old was pictured undergoing a session with the first-team ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League meeting with Manchester City in images shared by the Villans’ official Twitter channel. It’s likely to be very well...

Derby 1-0 Bournemouth: Bielik strike lifts Rams out of the drop zone

Krystian Bielik's instinctive finish provided Wayne Rooney with a first win since becoming permanent Derby manager and some rare cheer for those involved at Pride Park.

Liverpool working on summer deal to sign exciting young defender Loic Bade

Liverpool are working hard on a deal to sign Loic Bade this summer, according to Le10sport. The centre-back is having an excellent season for Lens, starting 16 of his side’s Ligue 1 matches and winning an average of 4.3 aerial duels per game. Bade is still just 20 years of age and Liverpool are reportedly eyeing him up as a much-needed addition at the end of the season. AC Milan are also mentioned as a rival for the young Frenchman’s signature....

The Cedric Itten Rangers balancing act as pundit pinpoints Alfredo Morelos transfer poser

Stephen Craigan reckons Alfredo Morelos is the man to guide Rangers during the next four months but Itten might be the long-term number 9.

Jake Paul doubles down on "chicken" Conor McGregor after making £50m offer

YouTube star Jake Paul has continued to call for a fight against UFC megastar Conor McGregor, this time by renting out a chicken restaurant to insult the two-time world champion

Dai Young reveals biggest change he's noticed after 10 years away from Welsh rugby as he prepares to get stuck in with Cardiff Blues

The former Wales skipper is embarking on his second spell in charge at Cardiff Blues and he's ready to roll up his sleeves

Henri Lansbury may be worried after Dean Smith transfer comments [Opinion]

Dean Smith previously played down talk of Aston Villa letting players leave in the winter transfer window, but he has since made a U-turn as Conor Hourihane has been loaned out to Swansea City. In quotes reported by Birmingham Live, Smith said in his pre-match press conference ahead of the visit to Manchester City: “There’s the possibility of some outs as well.” If there are more departures from Villa Park before the start of February, Henri...

The Moyesiah! Ex-Man Utd boss leads West Ham to club-record halfway points total in Premier League

West Ham are seventh in the Premier League after David Moyes masterminded their best ever halfway points tally.

Manchester United fans say the team already have a solution to Aaron Wan-Bissaka problem

Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer need a new right-back? Manchester United fans debate what the club should do during the January transfer window.

Darren Robinson signs first professional deal at Dungannon Swifts

Teenager Darren Robinson has penned his first professional contract with Dungannon Swifts.

Trek-Segafredo ready to punch above their weight in 2021

'2020 was a very unique season, I think we'll be competitive against the biggest teams in the sport' says Luca Guercilena

£12.5m-rated West Ham man who lost 66% of duels failed to reward Moyes on rare start – opinion

Manuel Lanzini proved a rare negative of West Ham United’s win over West Brom on Tuesday night having held David Moyes’ side back.

Emile Smith Rowe admits to seeking inspiration from current Man Utd star

Emile Smith Rowe has been a star for Arsenal in recent weeks as his rise continues and it is Man Utd's Bruno Fernandes who has served as a source of inspiration

Messi to Inter? Only if Zanetti convinces him, says Veron

Juan Sebastian Veron does not expect Lionel Messi to sign for Inter, but he admits Javier Zanetti could well change that.

League One leaders Hull are in a positive place – boss Grant McCann

Head coach Grant McCann believes Hull are in a “positive place” after his side went top of Sky Bet League One with a 3-0 victory at home to 10-man Accrington.

Liverpool evening headlines as Gary Neville names three players not good enough, Thiago claim made

The latest Liverpool news and headlines, including Gary Neville's criticism of reserve trio, Dietmar Hamann arguing that Reds are better without Thiago Alcantara, and Takumi Minamino's curious absence.

Neil Lennon returns to Celtic day job as isolating stars pictured getting back to work at Lennoxtown

A host of big names returned to training as they look to keep the Hoops feint title hopes alive against Livingston.

Leonardo says PSG will not 'beg' Kylian Mbappe to stay

Paris Saint Germain sporting director Leonardo has told Kylian Mbappe that the Ligue 1 giants will not ‘beg’ the superstar to extend his stay amid reported interest from Liverpool. The Reds have been long-time admirers of the striker and this could come as a boost to their chances of making the deal a reality as the Parisian club’s Brazilian director told France Football [via Get French Football News] that they won’t plead with the 22-year-old,...

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of second Test

Karunaratne only pulled out of the eve of the seven-wicket defeat to Joe Root's team after being impaired by the injury, but has not recovered sufficiently to return at the top of the order.

Huntelaar returns to Schalke to help club's fight against Bundesliga relegation

The 37-year-old joins on a short-term deal, returning to the club where he scored more than 120 goals in a seven-year spell

Thibaut Pinot: It was the right year to return to the Giro d'Italia

Madiot makes robust defence of rider at Groupama-FDJ presentation

Former Barcelona coach opens up on furious dressing room argument involving Lionel Messi

Eder Sarabia was Quique Setien's assistant during his brief period in charge of the Catalan giants and recalled a blazing row in a game against Celta Vigo

Transfer news LIVE! Haaland to Chelsea; Medina to Man Utd, Snodgrass probe; Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs gossip

January transfer window - LIVE! After a slow start owing to Covid-19 and the financial uncertainties across the Premier League and beyond, transfer business is beginning to ramp up a notch as we enter the final portion of the window. Mesut Ozil has said his farewells to Arsenal and is set to seal a move to Fenerbahce, while the Gunners will reportedly need to part with as much as £50million to sign fellow playmaker Emi Buendia from Norwich - and...

Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are unrecognisable but that isn't Liverpool's biggest concern

John Aldridge assesses the recent woes of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in his latest weekly column

Manchester United transfer targets Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland's value 'shift dramatically'

The values of Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland have shifted amid Manchester United interest.

Lionel Messi ban: FC Barcelona to appeal two-match suspension for first red card of star’s Barca career

Barcelona have confirmed that they will appeal Lionel Messi's two-match ban following the first red card of his career with the club. Messi, 33, was dismissed in the final moments of his side's extra-time Spanish Super Cup final defeat against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The Argentine was pulled up by VAR for lashing out at Asier Villalibre in an off-the-ball incident. Messi was handed a two-game suspension for the sending off - his first in 753...

Liverpool fans have mixed views on Nicolo Barella transfer rumours

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella as the Reds begin to prepare for the possibility of life after Georginio Wijnaldum. The report came from Italian publication Calciomercato and was soon in the ether of many Kopites, with a general consensus of the right player for the wrong positon. A creative midfielder who looks to make things happen in an attacking sense, Barella would replicate several players...

Neil Lennon's press conference in full as Celtic boss hits out at club's critics

The Hoops manager was speaking for the first time since the club's controversial trip to Dubai.

Theo Walcott gives damning verdict on Arsenal's ambition under Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have struggled to challenge for the title since their last success in 2004 and former Gunner Theo Walcott has accused the club of lacking ambition