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Wednesday 20 August 2014
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
IF PROOF were ever needed that pre-season results have little bearing once the real business of the Premier League season starts, then Manchester United are surely it.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
MANCHESTER United are set to complete the £16m signing of Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon, the Portuguese club announced last night.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
BARCELONA claim they convinced Liverpool to accept a knock-down bid of £65m for Luis Suarez – significantly less than the £75m release clause in the Uruguay striker’s Anfield contract.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he wants to sign Croatia playmaker Niko Kranjcar for a fourth time as he also closes in on deals for striker Eduardo Vargas and Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
CRYSTAL PALACE were last night poised to resolve their managerial situation by appointing former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay as the successor to Tony Pulis.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
TROUBLESHOOTER Ravi Shastri has been drafted in to oversee India’s one-day series with England, which starts at Bristol on Monday, as the tourists bid to halt a dismal run of form.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
TRAILBLAZER Max Verstappen believes he has already navigated the harshest transition of his career as he prepares to become the youngest Formula One driver in history when he debuts during next year’s championship.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
NORWEGIAN footballing prodigy Martin Odegaard has received his first senior international call-up at the age of just 15.
Tuesday 19 August 2014
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Tuesday 19 August 2014
CRYSTAL PALACE’S turbulent start to the new season continued yesterday after the club were fined by the Premier League following the leaking of team information prior to the vital relegation battle with Cardiff City in April.
Tuesday 19 August 2014
CHAMPIONS League qualification may be worth around £35m per season to Arsenal, but boss Arsene Wenger insists a financial windfall will not be on his mind when the Gunners face Besiktas in tonight’s group stage play-off.
Tuesday 19 August 2014
THE RYDER Cup is less than six weeks away and, more importantly for a handful of European players, there are just two more weeks of competition in which to secure guaranteed qualification.
Tuesday 19 August 2014
ENGLAND cricket chiefs insist the door remains wide open for players to stake a claim for a place in their World Cup plans after the squad for the one-day international series and T20 clash against India was announced yesterday.
Tuesday 19 August 2014
REIGNING US Open champion Rafael Nadal has his sights firmly fixed on a successful return to the court after failing to recover from a hand injury and announcing his withdrawal from Flushing Meadows, which gets underway on Monday.
Monday 18 August 2014
SKIPPER Alastair Cook issued a public message of thanks to his team-mates for their backing during some dark days after England annihilated India in the fifth Test at the Oval yesterday to wrap up a commanding 3-1 series victory.
Monday 18 August 2014
EUPHORIC captain Katy McLean paid tribute to past players who had narrowly missed out on lifting the trophy after England finally landed the Women’s Rugby World Cup with an efficient 21-9 win over Canada in Paris yesterday.
Monday 18 August 2014
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Monday 18 August 2014
LIVERPOOL 2 SOUTHAMPTON 1 LIVERPOOL striker Daniel Sturridge believes the Reds can improve this season despite losing £75m star Luis Suarez after they started their Premier League campaign with a nervy win over Southampton.
Monday 18 August 2014
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger fears Saturday’s last-gasp win over Crystal Palace could undermine their chances in tomorrow’s Champions League play-off clash with Besiktas.
Monday 18 August 2014
CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho has urged his side to be more streetwise and find a way to unlock opponents intent on defending in numbers ahead of their Premier League opener with top-flight new boys Burnley at Turf Moor tonight.
Monday 18 August 2014
DOUBLE Olympic champion Mo Farah savoured a return to winning ways after his second gold helped Great Britain to a record tally and top spot in the medal table on a landmark final day of the European Championships.
Monday 18 August 2014
IT IS the nature of our sporting world that football is the rich man from whose table every other sport has to eat the scraps, and so amid all the hoopla in the week of the resumption of the Premier League it has been particularly bad luck for Eng
Monday 18 August 2014
BRITAIN’S Kell Brook is eyeing a showdown with Amir Khan after beating Shawn Porter to become IBF welterweight champion in their title fight in California on Saturday.
Friday 15 August 2014
CRYSTAL PALACE’S preparations for the new season were plunged into turmoil last night after manager Tony Pulis left the club by mutual consent.
Friday 15 August 2014
POLARISATION between English football’s rich and poor is worsening and the problem is being exacerbated by financial fair play (FFP) rules, according to a report published today.
Friday 15 August 2014
PLANS to curb the prevalence of foreign players in English football would have no positive bearing on the results of the national team, but would harm domestic competitions, say researchers.
Friday 15 August 2014
CONTROVERSIAL Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is set to make his Barcelona debut within days after succeeding with an appeal against his total ban from football.
Friday 15 August 2014
City A.M. columnist Trevor Steven casts his eye over the new Premier League season
Friday 15 August 2014
MANAGERIAL experience in the Premier League can be the difference between a club staying up or going down, and I fancy it to decide which of a clutch of relegation candidates survive the drop this season.
Friday 15 August 2014
Britain’s Will Sharman felt he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory despite picking up silver in the 110m hurdles final at the European Championships in Zurich last night.
Friday 15 August 2014
ENGLAND skipper Alastair Cook insists the expected availability of seamer Stuart Broad for the fifth Test against India at the Oval means he will again be able to call upon two of the best new-ball exponents in world cricket.
Friday 15 August 2014
US CAPTAIN Tom Watson has welcomed the timing of Tiger Woods’s decision to declare himself unavailable for next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Friday 15 August 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON AND THE OPENING WEEKEND WHILE many of the major European leagues are uncompetitive from a betting perspective, this year’s Premier League looks to be one of the most open in recent years.
Friday 15 August 2014
ONLY the top five sides in the Premier League last season lost fewer home games than Stoke and Mark Hughes’s men look a great price to beat Aston Villa tomorrow at the 10/11 generally available.
Friday 15 August 2014
IT IS possible bookmakers have over-reacted to the appointment of Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford and his new club’s pre-season form.
Thursday 14 August 2014
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has breathed fresh life into plans for top flight fixtures to be played overseas, insisting it is a matter of when, not if, the so-called 39th game is introduced.
Thursday 14 August 2014
RUN-MACHINE Joe Root insists England must show a ruthless streak and ram home their advantage during the fifth and final Test against India, which starts at the Oval on Friday.
Thursday 14 August 2014
MANCHESTER United boss Louis van Gaal has been dealt a defensive headache after defender Luke Shaw was sidelined for four weeks with a hamstring injury.
Thursday 14 August 2014
DOUBLE Olympic champion Mo Farah salvaged a crisis-ridden season by regaining his European 10,000m crown in Zurich last night as team-mates James Dasaolu and Tiffany Porter claimed their first major titles.
Thursday 14 August 2014
FORMER Wimbledon champion Andy Murray continued his preparations for a tilt at a second US Open title later this month with a commanding victory over Portugal’s Joao Sousa in the last 32 of the Cincinnati Masters yesterday.
Thursday 14 August 2014
CLASSY England out-gunned Ireland in Paris yesterday to reach the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the fourth time in succession.
Thursday 14 August 2014
ENGLAND slumped to their lowest ever total against India as wickets tumbled on day one of the women’s Test at Wormsley yesterday.
Thursday 14 August 2014
MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he is unlikely to make any more signings this summer because financial fair play (FFP) sanctions have curtailed the Premier League champions’ spending power.
Thursday 14 August 2014
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Thursday 14 August 2014
TOTTENHAM Hotspur have reinforced their future defensive ranks by sealing the transfer of United States international right-back DeAndre Yedlin from Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders, for a fee said to be £2.5m.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
STEADFAST England manager Roy Hodgson has insisted the thought of quitting never entered his head despite the Three Lions enduring their most miserable World Cup for half a century in Brazil.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
A THIRD successive Test victory this week to round off the series and beat India 3-1 at the Oval would be a terrific way for England to cap a transformative few weeks, but it’s not vital.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
SPANISH striker Diego Costa introduced himself to the Chelsea faithful with two goals as Jose Mourinho’s side rounded off their pre-season campaign with victory over La Liga side Real Sociedad last night.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
FORMER England boss Glenn Hoddle has targeted Premier League survival after agreeing to join Harry Redknapp’s coaching staff at top-flight newcomers QPR.

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