New deals confirmed for four more Ulster stars

Exciting young scrum half Nathan Doak has signed his first professional contract with Ulster.

Newcastle's embarrassing warm-up against Leeds shows why things are going wrong

Footage of the Magpies' strikers taking shots at goal ahead of the 2-1 defeat to Leeds has gone viral on social media

Win at Southampton sums up Arsenal resurgence as confident Gunners find comeback spirit

When Arsenal played Southampton a month ago, Mikel Arteta’s side were looking down the Premier League table. Now, after last night’s win at St. Mary’s, they must surely be glancing up it. Victory for Arsenal over Southampton lifted them up to eighth in the Premier League and they are now somehow just five points off West Ham in fourth. The idea of Champions League qualification still seems a way off - and certainly Arteta is keen to keep...

David Moyes right to call for West Ham scouting upgrades [Opinion]

David Moyes has made a less-than-subtle dig at the West Ham board over one key internal structure at the London Stadium – and he is more than justified in doing so. Speaking ahead of the Hammers’ clash with London rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening, Moyes called for greater development of the club’s recruitment infrastructure. The 57-year-old believes that West Ham need to invest more in their recruitment resources in order to improve the...

Nadal, Serena support strict COVID-19 protocols in Australia

Nadal, Serena support strict COVID-19 protocols in Australia

Carlo Ancelotti sent 'clever' transfer signal to Thierry Small on Everton debut

Carlo Ancelotti made Thierry Small the youngest player to ever appear for the Everton first-team last weekend

'Not great since Boxing Day': Honest Jack Ross waits to see Hibs players' response to cup disappointment

Like a club draped along the psychiatrist’s couch, Hibs’ mentality has been delved into and scrutinised in the hours and days since they suffered a second-half surrender to St Johnstone in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup on Saturday.

Newcastle United Player Ratings: Leeds United (H)

Newcastle United suffered another setback, falling to a 2-1 defeat against Leeds United at St James’ Park on Tuesday night despite an improved second half performance which could at least offer a glimmer of hope. Steve Bruce was in desperate need of a response from his side after the dismal performance in the 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday, but the Newcastle manager once again set up the team in a very negative fashion with a back five....

McGregor vs Mayweather 2 to take place on luxury cruise in Saudi Arabia: report

McGregor previously lost to Mayweather in 2017.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku's history from first Man Utd 50/50 to £50 bet

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have a history dating back to their days at Man Utd and clashed as Inter Milan faced AC Milan on Tuesday night

'Incredible' sixth successive Irish Motorcyclist of Year award for World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea hailed his sixth successive Adelaide Irish Motorcyclist of the Year award as ‘incredible’ after he once again received the coveted Joey Dunlop trophy.

Andy Murray set to make season debut at Italian Challenger event after missing Australian Open

Andy Murray had hoped to begin his season in Australia but will instead start his 2021 at a little-known Challenger event in Italy next month. Murray had been given a wildcard to compete at the Australian Open by tournament bosses but was unable to board the chartered flight from London after testing positive for Covid-19. He had planned to arrive in Australia late but that was ruled out on Friday after he failed to find a workable quarantine...

Sainz makes maiden Ferrari F1 appearance in Fiorano test

Carlos Sainz Jr hit the track as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver for the first time on Wednesday morning, commencing his private test running at Fiorano

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer details Man Utd transfer expectation as deadline approaches

Manchester United signed Amad Diallo earlier this month from Atalanta but have been linked with several other transfers and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on future plans

Forget Raphinha: "Incredible" Leeds titan was Bielsa's true hero, Orta surely buzzing - opinion

Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier produced a stand-out display in Marcelo Bielsa's side's Premier League victory over Newcastle.

Honda satellite LCR team commits to MotoGP for five more years

The satellite LCR squad has announced it will remain in MotoGP through to 2026 having signed a new deal with Dorna Sports and the International Race Teams Association

Worse than Sawyers: West Brom lightweight who lost 86% of duels badly betrayed Big Sam - opinion

West Brom defender Darnell Furlong betrayed Sam Allardyce after he was trusted to start against Manchester City.

David Moyes is staying grounded but West Ham fans have right to dream of Europe after six on the spin

Claims of a European finish have been ten a penny at West Ham in recent years and have always been laughed out of town. Few are laughing now. Last night's win at Crystal Palace, their sixth consecutive victory since the turn of the year, lifted the Hammers above Liverpool into fourth. David Moyes has put a lid on the noise coming out of east London, vowing to promise less and deliver more, and now it is those outside the club who are touting the...

Olympic boss Thomas Bach urges athletes and officials to be vaccinated ahead of Tokyo Games

Olympic boss Thomas Bach has advised national Olympic committees that their athletes and officials be vaccinated as a part of a “toolbox of Covid-19 countermeasures” to enable the delayed Tokyo Games to go ahead. While Bach reiterated in his call to the NOCs, including the British Olympic Association, that vaccinations would not be obligatory, the IOC is aware that the revised Games are under threat. Some 80% of the Japanese public recently...

Steven Gerrard: Rangers haven't always got deserved results at Hibs

Despite having an unbeaten record at Easter Road as Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard feels his team have not always received their just rewards from what he regards as one of the most challenging fixtures on their schedule.

West Ham Player Ratings: Crystal Palace (A)

West Ham overcame an early setback to prevail 3-2 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last night and move into the top four in the Premier League. A Wilfried Zaha goal in the opening minutes momentarily rocked David Moyes’ side but a Tomas Soucek double and a towering Craig Dawson header saw the Hammers complete the turnaround. Palace scored again in the dying moments through Michy Batshuayi with the three points all but confirmed as the...

Oscar explains why 'unstoppable' Liverpool star Mohammed Salah failed at Chelsea

Mohamed Salah joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 from FC Basel, but he could only muster just 13 league appearances and two goals for the club

Hibs' semi-final loss was more painful than Hearts sickener but calls for Jack Ross' head are ridiculous - Tam McManus

Our new Hibs columnist Tam reckons the Easter Road club gave an "unacceptable" performance in the second half against St Johnstone but can still have a good season by finishing third in the Premiership.

West Ham could sign Craig Dawson permanently this month

West Ham face a transfer dilemma as they attempt to sign Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United. As David Moyes tries to add further depth to his squad by bringing Lingard to the London Stadium until the end of the season, the Hammers face a registration issue as the club already has the maximum permitted two domestic loan players on its books. Craig Dawson and Said Benrahma, on loan from Watford and Brentford respectively have both proven...

Celtic 'offered' ex-Stoke £18m record signing, Rangers warning over Wright deal, Frimpong transfer fee 'too good to turn down' - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The end is in sight and teams are beginning to make moves after a slow start to the transfer market January window.

Neil Lennon bemoans Celtic's 'abnormal' season as boss lays out Manchester United 30 point swing theory

The Hoops boss thinks event in the English Premier League tell a story about the effect of the Covid pandemic on football.

Oscar reveals wish to continue his 'beautiful story' with Chelsea

The 29-year-old has played for Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League since leaving Stamford Bridge in 2017, having made over 200 appearances for Chelsea across five seasons.

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils could have free run at Declan Rice

Chelsea are set to withdraw from the race for the West Ham midfielder

Beno Obano, film maker and rapper, closes in on long-awaited England rugby debut

“He’s desperate to play for his country. Obviously his cousin is Maro Itoje. I’m sure he wants to go to those family barbecues wearing a cap”

F1: Lewis Hamilton reportedly stalling contract signing with Mercedes over TV revenue demands

New information about Hamilton's demands have been spilled by former F1 driver and team principal Eddie Jordan.

Mikel Arteta dedicates Arsenal win to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with skipper absent for personal reasons

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s win against Southampton last night was dedicated to captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The forward missed the win at St. Mary’s due to “personal family reasons”, having also been absent for Saturday’s FA Cup defeat against the same opponents. Without Aubameyang, Arsenal claimed a 3-1 win on Tuesday night and Arteta says the victory was for the team’s skipper. Asked if there was an update when Aubameyang would return,...

Aberdeen transfer news as Derek McInnes fires Rangers warning over Scott Wright 'ideal situation'

The Dons boss has had to deal with interest in two of his key attacking talents but until a club meets valuations they will be going nowhere.

Newcastle could revisit potential move to re-sign Jetro Willems

Newcastle United could revisit a potential move to re-sign Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willems on either a permanent or a loan deal before the window closes, according to Shields Gazette. The Magpies are in desperate need of new additions to the squad to try and lift morale and inspire a turnaround in form. Steve Bruce’s side are under pressure after a dismal run of form in the Premier League has seen them drop back into the relegation...

Liverpool's real Virgil van Dijk problem has now become clear

Liverpool have been without the big central defender since he picked up an injury back in October and his absence has been felt in more ways than one

MIkel Arteta makes Martin Odegaard transfer admission after Arsenal win

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is positive that Martin Odegaard’s loan deal will be wrapped up very soon, and revealed that talks were close to being completed

Man Utd predicted line-up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to make Marcus Rashford call

Man Utd will host Sheffield United at Bramall Lane where Marcus Rashford is expected to start despite an injury scarce while Bruno Fernandes is set to return

Journalist hints that Liverpool will sign Ibrahima Konate this summer

Liverpool look likely to sign Ibrahima Konate this summer, according to journalist Rory Smith. The Reds are desperately in need of defensive reinforcements, with Jurgen Klopp left depleted in that area this season. Although a January signing is looking increasingly unlikely, it seems almost certain that a centre-back will be brought in at the end of the season. Speaking on the Guardian‘s Football Weekly podcast, Smith gave a major hint that RB...

Manchester United change in transfer strategy is working perfectly

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targeted a different profile of player for his Man Utd squad over the last 12 months and it's been a success.

Why Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh refuse to divulge the length of players’ contracts

Danny Wilson has offered an explanation as to why Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh don’t reveal the lengths of contracts signed by players.

Tammy Abraham defends Antonio Rudiger over controversial Frank Lampard exit claims

Some have suggested that the German defender was one of the key dressing room figures in forcing Lampard out of the club

Chelsea transfer round-up: Tuchel could sign PSG stars but Rice tipped as first recruit

Incoming Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will have just a few days left of the January transfer window to strengthen for the second half of the Premier League campaign

Liverpool get big double fitness boost ahead of Premier League trip to Tottenham

The Reds head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium without a win in five Premier League games, and having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United

Liverpool fans react to transfer links with Brazilian wonderkid Kayky

Many Liverpool fans have been reacting to claims that the Reds are interested in bringing Brazilian wonderkid Kayky to Anfield. Journalist Paulo Brito broke the news on NETFLU‘s YouTube channel when he claimed that the Merseysiders have been scouting the 17-year-old Fluminense starlet for some time. Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk, often the go-to European destination for the best young talent South America, has to offer are also said to be...

Southampton continue to monitor Brandon Williams over potential loan move

Southampton are continuing to keep a watchful eye over the situation of Manchester United defender Brandon Williams as the Saints hope to add to their full-back options before the end of the transfer window, according to Hampshire Live. Ralph Hasenhuttl has been targeting a new full-back throughout the January transfer window and the Saints have consistently been linked with a loan move for Williams. However, reports had suggested that United...

The benefits Bolton Wanderers could have from Mansfield Town postponement ahead of Leyton Orient

The League Two clash at the One Call Stadium was postponed due to a frozen pitch

Thomas Tuchel's in-tray: what the new Chelsea manager must tackle

1 ) Inspire Havertz and Werner Figures close to Chelsea believe that Roman Abramovich was the main driver behind the £62m signing of Kai Havertz last summer. The German arrived from Bayer Leverkusen despite whispers that Frank Lampard, who was fired on Monday, had misgivings over the deal. It was a reminder of where the power lies at Chelsea: Lampard might be a fan favourite, but it is Abramovich’s club and history shows that the owner’s...

Rumour Has It: Real Madrid battle Premier League giants for Alaba, Chelsea eye Upamecano

Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool are among the clubs battling to sign David Alaba.

'Different planet' - How the nationals reacted to West Brom's humbling by Man City

West Bromwich Albion remain rooted in the Premier League relegation zone after last night's 5-0 thumping by Manchester City - here's what the national media made of both teams

Wolves' Nuno optimistic Jimenez will return this season

Wolves' Nuno optimistic Jimenez will return this season

Scottish golfer Ryan Lumsden misses out on Dubai Desert Classic due to Covid

Scottish golfer Ryan Lumsden is “gutted” to be missing out on the biggest event of his professional career after testing positive for Covid-19.