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Man Utd's Solskjaer hopeful Rashford can be fit for West Ham trip

Man Utd's Solskjaer hopeful Rashford can be fit for West Ham trip


Anthony Davis: No doubt I was returning to Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis pledged his future to the storied franchise on Thursday.


Fred told he "needs to learn to control his temper" after costly Man Utd red card

Fred received a second yellow card for a challenge on Ander Herrera just moments after PSG went 2-1 up, leaving his side a man down as they searched for a late equaliser


Vandoorne admits 'hurt' over missing out on replacing Hamilton

Mercedes instead chose Williams star George Russell and it left a sour taste in the mouth of Vandoorne who upon arrival in Sakhir soon found he would not be needed.


Tuchel 'calm' over goal-shy Mbappe but will consider resting PSG forward

Kylian Mbappe is without a goal in three games for Paris Saint-Germain but Thomas Tuchel is pleased with the forward's recent displays.


Messi to PSG? Al-Khelaifi won't go down Neymar route to appeal to Barca star

Neymar wants Lionel Messi to be a team-mate next season, but Nasser Al-Khelaifi has declined to stoke the debate about how it could happen.


'It was like a fairy tale' - How Hertha Berlin became one of the Bundesliga's big spenders

Sporting director Arne Friedrich explains how one of Germany's smaller clubs is planning to establish itself as a major player in Europe


LeBron to further solidify legacy as all-time Lakers great – NBA champs re-sign James

LeBron James has extended his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, who claimed their first title since 2010 last season.


Prosecutors suspect Juventus helped Suarez in Italian exam

Italian prosecutors said on Thursday they suspect Juventus of involvement in Luis Suarez allegedly cheating in an Italian language exam earlier this year. The test was a first step required for 33-year-old Suarez to receive an Italian passport ahead of a possible transfer from Barcelona to Juve, a move which was subsequently abandoned with the Uruguay forward signing for Atletico Madrid. The Italian champions would have been unable to recruit...


Moyes' revenge? Why Man Utd might struggle against unsexy West Ham

The Scot has never got one over on his former employers since being sacked in 2014 but he has an excellent chance to secure a first win on Saturday


Klopp welcomes back Liverpool duo Alexander-Arnold and Keita

Jurgen Klopp said Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita could be in Liverpool's plans for their Premier League clash with Wolves on Sunday.


Sullivan maintains slender lead heading into final day in Dubai

Sullivan maintains slender lead heading into final day in Dubai


Partey in derby race; Lampard and Bielsa Spygate reunion; Solskjaer’s latest crisis - talking points

It was a good week for English clubs in Europe, with six of the Premier League’s seven representatives already guaranteed to be playing knockout football after Christmas. Now attention turns back to another set of domestic fixtures, headlined by Sunday’s north London derby. Here are the big talking points ahead of the weekend action… Partey faces race to be fit for north London derby Jose Mourinho, if he is to believed, has been sweating over...


Diamond League to have full programme of 32 disciplines in 2021

Diamond League to have full programme of 32 disciplines in 2021


Germany's Loew has achieved major targets since 2019 says DFB

Germany's Loew has achieved major targets since 2019 says DFB


Super-sub Russell sets the pace on Mercedes debut

US-MOTOR-F1-SAKHIR-GEORGE:Super-sub Russell sets the pace on Mercedes debut


‘Someone at Arsenal is accountable for letting Giroud go’ – Cole salutes ‘outstanding’ striker and in-form Chelsea

The former Blues winger is bemused as to why a proven performer was allowed to leave north London, with arch-rivals from the west now thriving


New Davis deal, bench scoring boost – How LeBron's Lakers 'won' the offseason

Anthony Davis is staying in LA and LeBron James and the Lakers have some new pieces to work with after a fine offseason.


Giannis' future with Bucks drawing focus in Milwaukee

Mike Budenholzer and Khris Middleton discussed Giannis Antetokounmpo and his looming decision on Thursday.


Grosjean returns to Bahrain track after horror crash as Leclerc says he feared the worst

Four days on from a horrific crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean returned to the circuit to reunite with his Haas team.


Tottenham vs Arsenal predictions: Mirror reporters preview North London derby

Spurs are aiming to hold on to top spot as they host their local rivals on Sunday afternoon, while the Gunners are looking to end a three-game run without a win


Giannis Antetokounmpo's decision about super-max extension is big question surrounding Bucks

Will he, or won’t he? As the Bucks open camp for the 2020-21 season, teammates know Giannis faces important choices about his future, team's future


Grosjean's 28 second struggle to stay alive, in his own words

UK-MOTOR-F1-SAKHIR:Grosjean's 28 second struggle to stay alive, in his own words


Guardiola's 700 up – Pep set for landmark as Man City face Fulham

Landmarks will be the order of the day when Manchester City host Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.


Aguero could miss Man City's clash against Fulham

Aguero could miss Man City's clash against Fulham


Embiid and Simmons can click like LeBron and Davis, says 76ers' Howard

Dwight Howard has advice for Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons after winning the title with the Los Angeles Lakers.


Georginio Wijnaldum sent Emre Can transfer warning as Liverpool future remains uncertain

Georginio Wijnaldum's Liverpool future continues to hang in the balance as his contract winds down but he has been warned not to make a decision motivated by money as Barcelona continue to circle


Maguire says Man Utd confidence is reflected in away-day comebacks

Manchester United have won 12 points from losing positions away from home this season which shows their fighting spirit, says Harry Maguire.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides Amad Diallo work permit update as Man Utd await £37m man

The United boss provided an update on Diallo, who is expected to complete his move to Old Trafford in January after spending the first half of the season with Atalanta


Sakhir Grand Prix: What time does F1 start this weekend and when is it on TV?

Bahrain stages the penultimate round of the 2020 Formula One season in what will be the first race without Lewis Hamilton in 14 years. Hamilton will miss the Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for coronavirus earlier this week, with his absence bringing an end to the longest run of consecutive race starts in history that dates back to his maiden Grand Prix in March 2007. It means that a grid rejig has allowed fellow Briton George Russell...


Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 11 transfer advice, captain picks and more

Goal's handy Fantasy Premier League guide aims to assist your team selections over the course of the 2020-21 campaign


Mike Tyson vs Jones Jr exhibition fight got over 1.2m pay per view buys

Mike Tyson vs Jones Jr's exhibition fight ended in a stalemate. The fight generated 1.2m pay-per-view buys, and it was the biggest pay-per-view fight in 2020.


Nagelsmann hopes Leipzig break goal duck at 'less focused' Bayern

Julian Nagelsmann Bayern Munich are showing signs of decline as his RB Leipzig side try to break their goal duck at the Allianz Arena in Saturday's top-of-the-table Bundesliga showdown. Second-placed Leipzig head to Munich two points behind leaders Bayern, who have not lost at home in any competition for over a year. "In some situations, Bayern don't seem quite as keen, no longer quite as focused," due to this season's dense fixture list,...


Zidane adamant he has full backing of Real Madrid hierarchy and players

Zinedine Zidane says he feels the full backing of Real Madrid and his players ahead of a trip to Sevilla on Saturday.


Missing Abu Dhabi comeback not end of the world for Grosjean

UK-MOTOR-F1-SAKHIR:Missing Abu Dhabi comeback not end of the world for Grosjean


Giroud not assured of Chelsea start despite Sevilla heroics - Lampard

Giroud not assured of Chelsea start despite Sevilla heroics - Lampard


Rockets coach Silas giving Harden 'space' amid rumours

James Harden reportedly wants to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets, and Stephen Silas is giving the Houston Rockets sharpshooter space.


Messi, Cadiz and the love affair that never was

The Barcelona star will come up against Cadiz on Sunday, but 15 years ago he could have ended up spending a season on loan at the club


Buckley has split with his wife. Now go win a flag

The sad fact that Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has split with his wife Tania after 18 years will surprise hardly any of the Magpie Army.


UFC star Yair Rodriguez suspended for six months for missing drug test

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has announced it has suspended Rodriguez, one of the UFC's top featherweight fighters, following three 'whereabouts failures' during a 12-month period.


Opinion: Lakers begin another dynasty with securing LeBron James, Anthony Davis to long-term deals

The Lakers secured a long-term extension with LeBron and a max deal with Anthony Davis, making them NBA championship favorites heading into the season


Mourinho sounds warning to high-flying Spurs ahead of Arsenal showdown

Tottenham cannot afford to take struggling Arsenal lightly in Sunday's north London derby, Jose Mourinho has told his side.


Manchester United hopeful of work permit breakthrough in Amad Diallo transfer

Manchester United remain hopeful of obtaining a work permit for Amad Diallo in time for him to join during the January transfer window, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United announced a structured deal rising to €41m for the teenage Atalanta winger on the final day of the summer's extended window in October, before the final paperwork was complete. The 18-year-old was born in the Ivory Coast and moved to Italy as a child and requires a work...


Klopp critical of Premier League for 'ignoring' player welfare

Jurgen Klopp claimed the Premier League is ignoring the mental and physical welfare of players with its refusal to sanction five subs.


Knox shoots 65 for Mayakoba lead, Koepka further back

Scottish golfer Russell Knox set the early pace at El Camaleon Golf Club on Thursday.


Lyndon Dykes interview: QPR star on ‘surreal’ journey from factory worker to helping Scotland reach Euro 2020

Hectic. Crazy. Nuts. These are the words that QPR striker Lyndon Dykes consistently returns to in summing up a year that, for so many, has been monotonous at the very best. Dial back 12 months and it’s easy to see why. As Scotland were rounding off their disastrous Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a tepid win over Kazakhstan last November, Dykes was enduring an injury-hit start to the season with Livingston, yet to truly display the...


Dudley backs Davis for MVP after new Lakers deal: He's the future and he's the now

Jared Dudley says Anthony Davis will be chasing accolades now he has signed a new contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.


Westbrook-Wall trade a risk as future remains uncertain for Rockets and Wizards

Russell Westbrook and John Wall have swapped teams, but a new situation is no guarantee of success for either point guard.


Sakhir Grand Prix: What TV channel is F1 on this weekend and when does it start?

Bahrain stages the penultimate round of the 2020 Formula One season in what will be the first race without Lewis Hamilton in 14 years. Hamilton will miss the Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for coronavirus earlier this week, with his absence bringing an end to the longest run of consecutive race starts in history that dates back to his maiden Grand Prix in March 2007. It means that a grid rejig has allowed fellow Briton George Russell...


Romain Grosjean relives horror fireball crash where he was 'at peace' with death

The Haas driver suffered burns to his hands after his car smashed into the barriers and split in two in the most dramatic Formula One accident of recent memory