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Gary Lineker delivers honest Twitter assessment on Derby’s appointment of Wayne Rooney Gary Lineker delivers honest Twitter assessment on Derby’s appointment of Wayne Rooney
- Января 17, 2021

It also went unsaid when Ferguson appeared on the Lockdown Theatre on Friday night for a dementia in sport fundraiser, and conversation turned to Rooney's new appointment, although one could sense it around the edges. During 13 years with United he won the Premier League five times, the Champions League, the FA Cup and three League Cups. Only one man, The Athletic columnist Alan Shearer, has scored more Premier League goals, and Rooney retired from worldwide football in 2017 as England's ... (more...)
Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder close to Fenerbahce move Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder close to Fenerbahce move
- Января 17, 2021

That would pave the way for the move to Istanbul in the coming days. Ozil hasn't played for Arsenal this season after falling out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta over concerns about the player's work rate. Ozil was omitted from Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads, with Arteta and technical director Edu insisting the decision was down to footballing reasons. (more...)
Atletico Madrid sign Dembele as Costa replacement_china Atletico Madrid sign Dembele as Costa replacement_china
- Января 17, 2021

The former France Under-21 global has joined the LaLiga leader for a fee of €1.5million until the end of the season, when Atletico will have the option to buy him outright for an initial €33.5m. Dembele came through the ranks at Fulham after leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a teenager, and his form there secured him a move to Celtic . "With Dembele's arrival, we add a young yet experienced footballer who's strong both physically and as a finisher", Atletico said in a statement. (more...)
Loftus-Cheek has Chelsea future, says Lampard
- Января 16, 2021

While Chelsea comfortably defeated Morecambe in the FA Cup last time out, they have not won in three Premier League matches and are ninth in the table. "I was happy to see him running through and getting into those areas". SportMediaSet say that "despite the words" of Frank Lampard , the transfer continues to be a real possibility. (more...)
Dustin Poirier on the crucial mistake he won’t repeat against Conor McGregor Dustin Poirier on the crucial mistake he won’t repeat against Conor McGregor
- Января 16, 2021

McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC ) and Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) will appear the press conference at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, which is also the venue for the card. He added: "They're never all going to go away". "How he can walk away at this stage is baffling to me but each to their own, there are so many fantastic fights out there". (more...)
Murray's Aussie Open in doubt after he catches Covid-19 Murray's Aussie Open in doubt after he catches Covid-19
- Января 16, 2021

Players began arriving in the country yesterday ahead of a two-week period of quarantine, in which they can leave their rooms to practise for five hours a day. Murray could still compete in Australia. "I wanted to let you know that I have tested positive for Covid-19 before I was supposed to fly to Australia", Keys wrote on Twitter. (more...)
Mourinho: Spurs haven't had Mourinho: Spurs haven't had "one second of discussion" about Bale future
- Января 16, 2021

Last time out, Mourinho's men fell to the Blades as Wilder's men produced one of their best displays of the season post-lockdown. In the Spurs documentary Levy clearly says "we want u to stay and I have already told you we would match what inter are willing to pay you" so what's changed then to get him back! Premier League of course... (more...)
COVID-19 cases reported on Australian Open flight; one locally transmitted case COVID-19 cases reported on Australian Open flight; one locally transmitted case
- Января 16, 2021

Players were only allowed to head to Australia with proof of a negative test prior to departure, or with approval as a recovered case at the discretion of the Australian government, as with Sandgren. Some players have simply stayed home. American John Isner , ranked No. 25, said he would not play in the event because the quarantine measures would keep him away from his family for too long. (more...)
South Africa arrive for first Pakistan tour in 14 years South Africa arrive for first Pakistan tour in 14 years
- Января 16, 2021

Other players dropped from NZ tour include experienced pacers, Muhammad Abbas and Sohail Khan. "But we want to develop players who can play in any conditions", he said. Medium-fast bowler Hasan Ali and left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz are recalled to the squad for what will be South Africa's first tour of Pakistan in 13 years. (more...)
How to watch MI vs. Wisconsin How to watch MI vs. Wisconsin
- Января 16, 2021

D'Mitrik Trice's 20 points led Wisconsin (10-3, 4-2), which was held to 30.8 percent shooting from the floor. The two combined to shoot 12-for-24 from the field and 6 of 12 from deep. Akienreh Johnson had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for the Wolverines (10-0, 5-0 Big Ten ). Wahl is now 3-for-3 from 3-point range over the last two games. (more...)
Seahawks WR Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely after National Football League rescinds conditional reinstatement Seahawks WR Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely after National Football League rescinds conditional reinstatement
- Января 16, 2021

It was that suspension that the league conditionally lifted December 3, stating Gordon would be eligible to play in two weeks - effectively giving him a 16-game suspension, equal to one full season. Gordon was excited to get back on the field with the Seahawks although it's uncertain whether or not he will do so ever again. "We'll revisit it again next week". (more...)
Broncos' Von Miller under investigation by police in suburb of Denver Broncos' Von Miller under investigation by police in suburb of Denver
- Января 16, 2021

The news broke moments ago, as Parker Police spokesperson Josh Hans made the announcement that an investigation is underway. "We're not commenting on nature of the allegations ", Hans said. The team has about two months to decide, but if they let him go, they will incur a $4.23 million dead cap hit, according to Sporting News . Miller has 106 career sacks in 135 games since being taken second overall by Denver in the 2011 draft. (more...)
Men's Six Nations tournament remains 'as scheduled' despite women's competition being postponed Men's Six Nations tournament remains 'as scheduled' despite women's competition being postponed
- Января 15, 2021

Both tournaments normally follows the same calendar as the men's competition which the Six Nations confirmed will start on February 6 in Rome with Italy vs. The Women's Six Nations has been postponed until the spring at the earliest as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world's sporting calendar. (more...)
Parker proud as Fulham hold Tottenham Parker proud as Fulham hold Tottenham
- Января 15, 2021

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says that Spurs must learn how to kill a game after seeing his side squander another lead on Wednesday. "I was very proud because of what we faced". We are not making it up. "Areola made good saves and in the second half we had the biggest chance to kill the game". Scott Parker's side resumed the second half like they began the first, pressing and keeping hold of the ball, though they failed to create any clear-cut chances. (more...)
Wayne Rooney appointed new manager of Derby County FC Wayne Rooney appointed new manager of Derby County FC
- Января 15, 2021

That lasted for two matches before he was placed in sole charge of the team. "We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our new manager", said Derby County chief executive officer Stephen Pearce. Wayne Rooney of Manchester United , left, jokes with his coach Alex Ferguson during a training session at the Stade de France in 2005. A goalscorer. (more...)
1st Test: Rain halts England charge against Sri Lanka 1st Test: Rain halts England charge against Sri Lanka
- Января 15, 2021

It has been by no means plain sailing on a pitch with prodigious turn, but Root's skill in scoring all around the wicket secured him an 18th test century and he will resume on the third morning with Jos Buttler (7 not out). "I have got a good record past 100". It's about doing that more often and being really disciplined with that in practice. A new covid-19 scare hit the England cricket team as two fresh cases emerged in the hotel the visiting team is staying after two staff members ... (more...)
Al-Attiyah wins stage, deflated Peterhansel keeps lead Al-Attiyah wins stage, deflated Peterhansel keeps lead
- Января 15, 2021

Briton Sam Sunderland , the 2017 champion, finished third. Dazed after landing on his head Price received immediate assistance from defending champion Ricky Brabec , who won Wednesday's stage to sit just 50 seconds adrift of his Honda teammate, Argentine Kevin Benavides ahead of Thursday's penultimate and decisive 11th stage. (more...)
Man Utd defender Fosu-Mensah joins Leverkusen Man Utd defender Fosu-Mensah joins Leverkusen
- Января 15, 2021

Fosu-Mensah has now signed a deal until 2024 at Leverkusen , who the PA news agency understands paid United in the region of 2million euros (£1.75million). "Tim is still young and capable of development". Fosu-Mensah made nine of those appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, having recovered from an anterior cruciate ligament injury that kept him out for much of the 2019/20 campaign. (more...)
Tottenham boss Mourinho on Fulham complaints: Are you serious?! Tottenham boss Mourinho on Fulham complaints: Are you serious?!
- Января 15, 2021

Typically, a team will be ordered to play a fixture if they have at least 14 players available, but clubs have been able to argue their specific circumstances on a case-by-case basis. As well as the twice-weekly testing programme, the league has said substitutes must wear face masks on the bench, players and staff to avoid hugging, handshakes and swapping shirts, spot checks on dressing rooms to ensure social distancing, limiting the number of people allowed at training grounds and clubs to ... (more...)
Hamilton likely to sign new Mercedes deal by Christmas
- Января 15, 2021

Hamilton contracted coronavirus 11 days ago and was forced to skip last weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix as he missed the first race weekend of his career since making his F1 debut back in 2007. "Thank God for the wellbeing and health of everyone here, the sport has managed to get safely through the year". George Russell , who acted as stand-in for Hamilton and starred on his Mercedes debut by coming close to claiming a fairytale maiden victory, will return to Williams to contest the final ... (more...)