CRYSTAL Palace manager Neil Warnock has revealed that he failed in a bid to sign Harry Kane before the in-form England Under-21 striker became a key figure under new Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
WHILE some may resent the shorter, darker, colder days that come with the advent of November, the month reignited the flames of Manchester City’s Premier League campaign, bringing their title retention hopes back to life.
THE BEAUTY of spread betting is that no matter how one-sided a game might seem you can still take a strong position, bringing dull matches to life.
Who wants to back a team when they’re 1/5 against the league whipping boys?
CHELSEA 3 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho praised Didier Drogba after the evergreen striker proved the Blues’ supporting cast can be every bit as deadly as absent top scorer Diego Costa.
ARSENAL 1 SOUTHAMPTON 0
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger admitted his side have benefitted from the harsh realities of past mistakes after scraping a last-gasp victory over a stubborn Southampton at Emirates Stadium last night.
LORD Coe has promised to “increase the reach and appeal of athletics” after unveiling his manifesto for election to the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) yesterday.
ENGLAND skipper Alastair Cook insisted his side made heavy-weather of the run-chase after resurrecting their Sri Lanka tour with a five-wicket win in the third one-day international (ODI) in Hambantota yesterday.
BRITAIN’S Chris Froome has confirmed the Tour de France is his main goal for 2015 and dismissed previous reservations that the difficulty of the route could scupper his bid to win it for a second time.
WORLD Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is the latest challenger aiming to break the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or axis after the three-man shortlist for this year’s accolade was announced yesterday.
THE England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will not be officially represented when the sporting world falls silent at the funeral service of Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes in his hometown of Macksville tomorrow.
SOUTHAMPTON boss Ronald Koeman admits his side will be seriously debilitated by the loss of influential midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin when they clash with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium tomorrow evening.
IF JORDAN Spieth’s win on Sunday offered a glimpse of how the future of American golf may look, this week should offer further clues as to whether Tiger Woods is likely to be part of that landscape or if his phenomenal success is a thing of the pa
ENGLAND off-spinner James Tredwell insists under-fire skipper Alastair Cook is on the verge of silencing his doubters as England prepare for their latest one-day examination at the hands of Sri Lanka in Hambantota tomorrow.
SOUTHAMPTON 0 MANCHESTER CITY 3
MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hailed Frank Lampard as an inspired signing but again poured cold water on talk of extending the veteran midfielder’s loan spell.
LONDON Welsh assistant coach Ollie Smith insists his side will not surrender to the demands of the Premiership despite conceding their 400th point of the season during a 43-14 loss to Northampton at the Kassam Stadium yesterday.
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster expects Owen Farrell to secure a future recall despite dropping the Saracens star in favour of Billy Twelvetrees for the final autumn fixture against Australia at Twickenham tomorrow.