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...

Ancelotti should consider loan exit for Everton gem whose mind “seems to wander” – opinion

Carlo Ancelotti should consider sending Everton defender Niels Nkounkou out on loan in the January transfer window.

Smith or Starc set to miss out on £100,000 contract in the Hundred

There was more bad news for Australia's cricketers on Tuesday with one of Steve Smith or Mitchell Starc set to lose their £100,000 contracts at the Hundred this summer.

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

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

Scottish Football transfer UPDATE: Rangers leapfrog Celtic with contract offer, Old Firm target summer move, Accies boss wants Lafferty, Hibs target could be sold

We are nearly into the fourth week of the January transfer window and unlike in England, Scottish football is not shaped or dominated by transfer news.

Belfast boxing promoter signs up former PRO14 rugby player

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

Kyle Lafferty to Hamilton Academical? Accies boss offers realistic view on club's hopes

The 33-year-old is being linked with a move to New Douglas Park

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

Celtic and Rangers set for Fortnite debut as Scottish clubs link-up with gaming giant

Gamers will be able to kit-out their characters in the colours of their favourite side in the next few days.

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

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...

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

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.

Neil Lennon's coded message to Celtic flops as Gordon Strachan points to 'calculated' rant

Former Hoops boss believes there was more than meets the eye to Monday's astonishing press conference blast.

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...

Leicester vs Chelsea LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture tonight

Follow all the action as Leicester host Chelsea in the Premier League this evening. The Foxes have enjoyed a tremendous start to the season and can even take a lead at the top of the table with a victory tonight. Brendan Rodgers’ side defeated fellow high-flyers Southampton 2-0 last time out and they are intent on securing a Champions League place after falling agonisingly short last season. It promises to be an even contest with the last three...

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.

Arsenal told transfer target Emi Buendia is ‘99%’ staying at Norwich

Arsenal have been told that January transfer target Emi Buendia will not be leaving Norwich City during the current transfer window. Argentinian midfielder Buendia has been in fine form this season as the Canaries bid to bounce straight back to the Premier League at the first attempt. Mikel Arteta is understood to be a big admirer of the 24-year-old with his creativity a particularly coveted trait as the Gunners continue to struggle for fluency...

Dimitar Berbatov admits he was wrong about Bruno Fernandes to Man Utd transfer

The Manchester United midfielder has picked up a remarkable four Player on the Month awards in just 12 months, since arriving from Sporting last January

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...

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.

Crystal Palace poised to land Mateta but West Ham fail with Laborde offer

Crystal Palace look set to sign Jean-Philippe Mateta after agreeing an initial 18-month loan with Mainz for the French striker. Palace held talks with Mainz in the summer over a potential move for the 23-year-old, who joined the German club in 2018 from Lyon, and want to reinforce their squad after allowing Max Meyer to leave six months before his contract was due to expire. The deal with Mainz will see the Premier League club pay about £2.5m to...

Mesut Ozil trait in training which gradually left Arsenal teammates 'irritated'

The German playmaker is to make the move to Fenerbahce imminently and his legacy at the Emirates is likely to split opinion

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.

Bayern Munich learn first Club World Cup opponents

Al-Duhail or Al Ahly await Bayern Munich at the Club World Cup, with Tigres or Ulsan Hyundai set to face the Copa Libertadores winners.

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.

Superb Antonio gives West Ham 2-1 win over West Brom

Superb Antonio gives West Ham 2-1 win over West Brom

Why Robert Snodgrass is missing as West Brom welcome Sam Johnstone back

Albion take on West Ham United and Sam Allardyce has made two changes, bringing Conor Gallagher back in

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.

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

Chris Silverwood was careful not 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 on Tuesday morning. “It’s...

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,...

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.

Daniel Farke claims Emi Buendia will NOT leave in January

Emi Buendia has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window. However, Daniel Farke has dismissed claims that the 24-year-old may leave to join Arsenal.

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

Pundit questions whether Neil Lennon and Celtic are on the same page

He believes club's decision to not publish Lennon's astonishing press conference might be because they don't share same views

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

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.

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.

Manchester United’s half-season league points tally compared to previous seasons shows remarkable progress

United are top of the table after their first 18 games, but how does it compare to this stage in previous campaigns?

Pep Guardiola offers Aymeric Laporte a way back into the Man City team

Pep Guardiola was asked about how Aymeric Laporte could challenge his Manchester City teammate in central defence

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.

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

Mohamed Salah "on the decline" at Liverpool as attitude is questioned amid transfer links

Mohamed Salah has again been in the goals for Liverpool but his overall performances and attitude have been called out following his comments regarding a transfer away

Ghana side Asante Kotoko and Southampton to both benefit from new partnership

Ghana side Asante Kotoko and Southampton to both benefit from new partnership

Better than Sanchez: Mourinho may forever rue Spurs missing out on £54m-rated “leader” - opinion

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho may forever regret the club not signing Ruben Dias when they had the chance as he's excelled for Premier League rivals Man City.

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...

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

Manchester United XI vs Fulham: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and latest injury list

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to tread a fine line as Manchester United head to Fulham on Wednesday night. While United have come through a gruelling festive fixture run with an impressive run of results to enter gameweek 19 top of the Premier League table, Solskjaer does not seem keen to rest too many of his star players at Craven Cottage. Bruno Fernandes was not at his best during United's goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday,...