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Pep Guardiola on why facing Manchester City will be an even tougher prospect for Aston Villa

When Villa return from their Covid-enforced absence at the Etihad on Wednesday they will face a City side which has cruised into title contention


Na wins Sony Open in Hawaii after final-hole birdie

Kevin Na claimed his fifth PGA Tour title, winning the Sony Open in Hawaii.


Snooker-China's Yan wins Masters title on debut

Snooker-China's Yan wins Masters title on debut


Liverpool transfer round-up: Reds target Adama Traore and update on centre-back snub

Liverpool's meagre tally of one goal in their last four Premier League outings means it is no surprise to see them linked with a familiar face in Wolves star Adama Traore


Chelsea transfer round-up: David Moyes offers update on Rice's West Ham future

West Ham United boss David Moyes has spoken about the rumours linking Declan Rice with Chelsea, while Fikayo Tomori is nearing a loan switch to AC Milan


Some Victorians in Sydney allowed to return home as Daniel Andrews rejects tennis players' demands

Thousands of Victorians stranded in Sydney will be able to return to their home state after border restrictions were eased for most parts of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong. Twenty-five out of 35 greater Sydney council areas have been downgraded from “red” to “orange” as of 6pm Monday, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced on Monday. This means people who have been stuck in these areas of New South Wales since the border closed in...


Mesut Ozil’s Fenerbahce shirt number and new contract details ‘revealed’ after Arsenal exit

Has Mesut Ozil confirmed his new Fenerbahce shirt number? The 32-year-old is on Monday expected to finalise a move to the Turkish giants, after reaching an agreement with Arsenal to terminate his £350,000-a-week contract. Ozil is understood to have forgoed around £7m to seal an Emirates Stadium exit, 10 months on from his last appearance for the club. The World Cup winner is in Istanbul to put the finishing touches on a free transfer, and has...


Max Watters explains why he chose Cardiff City over Swansea City, his Leeds United pride and what he'll bring to Bluebirds

Cardiff City sealed the signing of Crawley Town striker Max Watters on Saturday after he was heavily linked with rivals Swansea City


West Ham linked with player swap deal as Aston Villa and Newcastle rumours swirl

Aston Villa transfer news and gossip as the future of Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, linked with Villa, is addressed


Rangers slip-up another Dubai dagger for Celtic as Jeremie Frimpong insists 'we don't look at league table'

There seems no end to the damage done to Celtic by their Dubai trip.


German Zverev splits with Federer's management firm

German Zverev splits with Federer's management firm


Boca beat Banfield in shootout to win inaugural Maradona Cup

Boca beat Banfield in shootout to win inaugural Maradona Cup


Five Pep Guardiola highlights as he hits landmark

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola today celebrates his 50th birthday.


Man United ratings vs Liverpool: Victor Lindelof good but Bruno Fernandes poor

Man Utd drew 0-0 with Liverpool at Anfield to remain top of the Premier League and here's how we rated the players.


Will Rangers target Scott Wright become an instant star at Ibrox? Monday Jury

Our writers debate the hot topics in Scottish football from transfers to the Betfred Cup to the apparent resurgence of Ross County under John Hughes.


Antoine Griezmann left 'angry and annoyed' with Barcelona's defence

Griezmann twice gave the Catalans the lead, but Bilbao enjoyed the game's best chances, causing havoc at set-pieces as they had a goal disallowed for offside and missed two gilt-edged headers.


Juventus boss Pirlo criticises his team's attitude in loss to Inter

Arturo Vidal and Nicolo Barella struck in each half to give a dominant Inter their first league win against the Turin club since September 2016 to leave Juve seven points off the top.


Gary Neville explains why Man Utd cannot win the Premier League title without Paul Pogba

Manchester United battled to a 0-0 draw at Anfield but saw their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to two points after Leicester and Manchester City's respective victories


Rain halts fourth test decider, India 4-0

Rain halts fourth test decider, India 4-0


Liverpool fans are concerned about Trent's form after another poor display

A number of Liverpool supporters have bemoaned Trent Alexander-Arnold’s form, following another below par performance against Manchester United over the weekend. The Reds could only draw 0-0 at home to their bitter rivals on Sunday afternoon, as they struggled to find their rhythm once again. Liverpool now haven’t scored in the Premier League since December 27th, when Sadio Mane found the net against West Brom at Anfield. There were several...


Jovic 'couldn't have imagined a better comeback' with Eintracht after Madrid struggles

Eintracht Frankfurt loanee Luka Jovic took to Instagram after matching his Real Madrid tally in just 28 minutes on Sunday.


Mark Clattenburg explains what Paul Tierney should have done with early Sadio Mane whistle

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says what happened to Sadio Mane in Liverpool's clash with Manchester United is "standard for referees"


Man City the only winners after Liverpool and Manchester United pay price for timidity

Jurgen Klopp is never scared of being bold. Only a brave manager would go into a showdown against his team’s biggest rivals with two midfielders operating as centre backs. Yet Liverpool showed a timidity that was perplexing in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Anfield. They were not alone. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lacked the gumption to take advantage of the home side’s injury problems. For the first half hour, United were given a...


Lionel Messi appears to make Barcelona U-turn after Liverpool admission

Lionel Messi decided in the summer that his time at Barcelona had come to an end and that he finally wanted to leave the club he'd represented since the age of 12


Celtic's missing players factor dismissed as Jeremie Frimpong makes brutally honest admission

The Parkhead side have lost 13 players due to Covid-19 protocols but the defender insists they should still have had enough to beat Livingston.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regret at failure to ‘pounce’ at Anfield

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt his side missed an opportunity to end Liverpool’s long unbeaten home league record after failing to “pounce” on their injury problems.


Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence seal England’s seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in first Test

“Get in!” yelled Jonny Bairstow after thumping a sweep, the shot England utilised to great effect throughout this first Test, to reach their target of 74. A seven-wicket win confirmed for a 1-0 lead in this two-match series against Sri Lanka inside on the final day. A collapse of 14 for three sent shock through the hearts and minds of fans at home. All that was left to ask when this was done and dusted before 5am GMT was, simply, what were you...


Kyrie Irving questionable ahead of possible Nets return

Kyrie Irving has missed six consecutive games but the All-Star is nearing a return.


West Ham have Youssef En-Nesyri bid rejected by Sevilla; talks ongoing

West Ham have made a substantial offer worth an initial £22.5 million for Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri, according to The Athletic. The Moroccan joined from Sevilla last year after the Europa League holders activated his Leganes release clause worth just under £20m and signed a five-and-a-half-year deal, forming part of the team which won the continental competition last August. Despite the cost and the years left to run on his contract, the...


Rugby morning headlines as WRU to get millions from Welsh government and rising Welsh star reveals difficult Cipriani relationship

These are your rugby morning headlines from Wales and around the world on Monday, January 18


'We're screwed, angry, upset' – Griezmann snaps back after Barca fall in Supercopa final

Antoine Griezmann was not in a good mood following Barcelona's Supercopa de Espana defeat to Athletic Bilbao.


Motherwell captain Declan Gallagher is encouraged by 'great' point against Rangers

The Steelmen were the first team since September to avoid defeat in league against Rangers after spirited performance


Rumour Has It: Real Madrid's contract negotiations with Ramos at a standstill, no PSG contact

Out of contract at the end of the season, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos' future is unclear.


Doncic surpasses Michael Jordan but frustrated Mavs star labels himself 'selfish'

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was not happy following Sunday's defeat against the Chicago Bulls.


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta fears overworked stars in danger of burnout

The Arsenal boss lost Kieran Tierney to a calf problem just hours before Thursday's Premier League stalemate with Crystal Palace. Pablo Mari also missed out due to a similar issue.


Mahomes 'feeling good' after concussion, says Reid

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was upbeat about Patrick Mahomes' fitness.


Arsenal injury news and latest full squad updates: Latest on Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari

Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli is ready to return against Newcastle United, while Kieran Tierney could also feature in tonight’s Premier League clash. Gabriel Martinelli: The Gunners have confirmed that the forward has recovered from an injury to his right ankle, and is back in full training. The Brazilian is available for selection against Newcastle, though Arteta may opt to start him on the bench with a view to bringing him on...


Roy Keane makes Premier League title prediction after Liverpool's draw with Man Utd

Liverpool have let their lead at the top of the table slip after failing to find a way past United, while the advantage is now with Man City, with several other clubs chasing behind


Brees farewell? Saints QB pondering retirement after NFL playoff exit

Drew Brees was asked about his future amid speculation the 42-year-old quarterback is set to call time on his stellar career.


Australian Open: how Covid is shaping the tennis tournament – explainer

The Australian Open traditionally makes headlines weeks before it starts because it’s the first grand slam of the season. This year, however, the early focus is on charter flights, coronavirus-positive passengers, and frustrated tennis players practising strokes against walls and upturned mattresses in hotel quarantine. Here’s everything you need to know about how we got here and what to expect from the 2021 Australian Open scheduled to run from...


India chase 328 as Australia battle weather in bid to reclaim Border-Gavaskar trophy

With the fourth Test heading for a draw amid wet weather at the Gabba, India look set to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reveals the player who 'absolute must' remain at Ibrox

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes it is an “absolute must” for Steven Davis to remain at Ibrox next season.


Spanish Super Cup: Messi slapped with red card as Barcelona loses to Athletic

Messi is facing a ban of at least four games including La Liga and Copa del Rey matches.


Frank Lampard buys himself some time to build something more than Chelsea’s collection of individuals

At an early point in Saturday’s second half, Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic was looking to pick out a pass, but resorted to what had routinely been doing for the previous 10 minutes. The midfielder played it wide, for the ball to be played wide again, so that it eventually found its way to Ben Chilwell. He crossed, for Fulham to clear, and the pattern to be played out again. The only real change was when the ball was played out towards Cesar...


Athletics’ 66 doping bans showcase a winning way other sports should follow

And still the headlines come. On Thursday the Rio Olympic 100m hurdles champion, Brianna McNeal, was provisionally suspended and could face an eight-year doping ban for “tampering”. The week before, the 2017 long jump world champion Luvo Manyonga was suspended and could face a four-year ban for whereabouts violations. Both cases are yet to be prosecuted, and the usual caveats about being innocent until proven guilty apply, but the message is...


Arsenal vs Newcastle live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV tonight

Newcastle United make the long trip to London once more as they prepare to visit Arsenal in the Premier League. These two sides played out a tight 120 minutes in the FA Cup third round, with the Gunners winning in extra time. Both clubs have struggled for goals this season and this match could play out in similar fashion to their cup clash. READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table - all matches by date and kick-off time Newcastle fell to...


Barca boss Koeman defends Messi after red card in Supercopa loss

Ronald Koeman reflected on Lionel Messi's dismissal and Barcelona's defeat to Athletic Bilbao in Sunday's final.


Everton's meeting with Liverpool could shape last days of the transfer window

Everton's under-23s host Liverpool in the mini-derby at Southport on Monday evening looking to avenge a 1-0 defeat against their rivals in the opening match of the term


Australian Open officials reject Novak Djokovic’s demands for players in hard quarantine

World No1 Novak Djokovic’s list of demands for players in quarantine for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open have been rejected by Australian officials. As many as 72 players are in the midst of a hard 14-day lockdown after cases of passengers infected with Covid-19 on their respective flights to Melbourne for the opening Grand Slam of the year. Djokovic had reportedly written a letter of demands to tournament director Craig Tiley including...


Real Madrid-Estrella Roja: first of three matches this week

Laso's team hosts the Serbian team in the Euroleague match that has been rearranged due to the storm (7pm).