• Sport

    Dani Carvajal could face a three-game ban after UEFA charge Real Madrid defender for deliberately getting booked against Apoel Nicosia

    Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been charged by UEFA for getting booked on purpose during their 6-0 win at Apoel Nicosia in Champions League Group H on Tuesday to wipe his disciplinary slate clean for the knockout stage.The right back was shown a yellow card in the 90th minute for time wasting when taking a throw in.It was his third booking of the group stage which means he is banned for the final group game at home to Borussia Dortmund on December 6. Dani Carvajal has been charged by UEFA for getting booked on purpose against Apoel Nicosia Carvajal was ...

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  • Football

    Sven Mislintat's Borussia Dortmund departure to Arsenal is their biggest test since escaping insolvency in 2005... 'Diamond Eye' is irreplaceable

    It is the dawning of a new era. An era in which headlines are written and seven figure sums are paid not just for players, but for scouts. Arsenal made waves this week by securing the services of Borussia Dortmund's scouting sensation Sven Mislintat. The Bundesliga is used to its best players leaving for a the lights and cash of the Premier League, but million pound scouts are something new. 'They'll be poaching our team bus drivers soon,' grumbled one Bild columnist.Mislintat's switch to Arsenal has prompted the sort of fuss that one rarely sees from backroom staff appointments. But then ...

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  • Boxing

    Joseph Parker's team offer £20,000 to anyone with proof he's been floored... and a 'gift' to fans who can show they have dropped Anthony Joshua as they continue to negotiate mega-fight

    If you're a British boxing fan and you have history with Anthony Joshua, your time could be nigh.The WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion is currently in discussions with Joseph Parker over a proposed unification bout in early 2018.And, as the two teams try to negotiate an agreed financial split for the fight, Parker's team have made fans an offer of their own.  Joseph Parker's team have offered a gift to anyone who can prove they floored Anthony Joshua The IBF and WBA heavyweight champion was last knocked down by Wladimir Klitschko  The WBO king's team held a press conference ...

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  • Football

    Liverpool investigate claims that fans were assaulted by Spanish police - including a woman 'punched' by an officer - before Champions League clash in Seville

    Liverpool are investigating claims that fans were mistreated by Spanish police with some allegedly assaulted and denied entry to the stadium before the 3-3 Champions League draw in Seville.The match kicked off with almost half the away section still empty with reports of delays getting in and supporters being turned away.Reports suggests fans were told to sit in any seat rather than the one they had been allocated. Liverpool will investigate claims that fans were mistreated by police before Sevilla game Sevilla fans on their way to the game, many Liverpool fans missed the opening stages  There were also claims on ...

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  • Football

    Manchester United target Ryan Sessegnon becomes first 17-year-old to score a hat-trick in one of England's top four flights since... Dele Alli

    In a nine-goal thriller at Bramall Lane on Tuesday, Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon showed once again why he is considered one of the hottest prospects in English football.The 17-year-old netted a 48-minute hat-trick to help Slavisa Jokanovic's side edge out Sheffield United 5-4 in a thrilling Championship clash.In the first half Sessegnon curled home a right-footed effort before turning home a cross at the back post to put the visitors ahead at the break. Ryan Sessegnon scored a hat-trick as Fulham beat Sheffield United 5-4 on Tuesday night He became the first 17-year-old to score a hat-trick in one of ...

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  • Football

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola expects a 'complicated' Champions League draw with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich among their potential last 16 opposition

    Pep Guardiola has insisted he is anticipating a difficult task in the Champions League last 16 regardless of who Manchester City are drawn against.City ensured they would finish top of group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, courtesy of Raheem Sterling's 88th-minute strike. The three points earned Guardiola's City a six point lead over second place Shakhtar Donetsk, but finishing first could see City potentially face Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the next round, with the draw for the knockout stages to be held on December 11. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have finished top of their Champions ...

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  • Football

    Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo diagnosed with prostate cancer, 'tells players during half-time team talk' and they fight back from 3-0 down to earn Champions League draw with Liverpool

    Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the Spanish club confirmed on Wednesday morning.Confirmation the 48-year-old Argentine requires treatment for a tumour came following reports he told his players the news during his half-time team talk as they trailed Liverpool 3-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.A statement released by the club read: 'The medical services of Sevilla FC report that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the club have confirmed in a statement  The ...

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  • Cricket

    Joe Root and Steve Smith clutch the Ashes urn they will be fighting for as England and Australia's rival captains take centre stage at the Gabba

    Joe Root and Steve Smith managed to get their hands on the Ashes urn they will be battling to raise aloft in triumph in the coming weeks.The England and Australia captains took centre stage on the Gabba pitch in Brisbane for pictures with both the famous urn and a larger glass trophy replica. With the opening day of the first Test beckoning, both skippers managed to hide any tension they felt behind wide smiles.  Steve Smith (left) and Joe Root clutched at the Ashes urn they will be competing for  The captains also carried a large glass replica trophy onto the ...

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  • Football

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone backs misfiring Antoine Griezmann ahead of crunch Champions League meeting with Roma

    Diego Simeone has asked the Atletico Madrid fans to keep faith with Antoine Griezmann as the French forward tries to end his eight-match goal drought.Griezmann was jeered by fans at the weekend after failing to find the net in the derby stalemate with Real Madrid and hasn't scored since September 27.In all this season, he has managed just three goals in all competitions - two in La Liga and one in the Champions League - and has struggled for form. Antoine Griezmann has endured a difficult recent spell for Atletico Madrid and has failed to score in his last eight ...

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  • Cricket

    England name team to take on Australia in Ashes opener as Jake Ball wins battle with Craig Overton to fill enormous shoes of Ben Stokes

    Jake Ball has won his battle with Craig Overton to take the fourth seamer’s place in England’s first Test line-up and try to fill the enormous shoes of Ben Stokes.Ball, England’s best bowler in the early warm-up games here, was confirmed in what was an expected England line-up after fully recovering from the ankle injury in Adelaide that briefly threatened his tour.He will play at the Gabba on Thursday to complete a bowling line-up led by Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes and is completed by Moeen Ali, who proved his fitness after a side strain in the final ...

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  • Football

    League Two round-up: Yeovil's Francois Zoko costs former club Notts County their place at the top

    Yeovil forward Francois Zoko came back to haunt his former club as Notts County lost their place at the top of League Two following a 1-1 draw at Huish Park.County looked on course for a narrow victory courtesy of Jonathan Forte's 41st-minute opener but Zoko converted a penalty 10 minutes from time after he was brought down in the area by Magpies defender Richard Duffy.The hosts were reduced to 10 men two minutes from time when Sid Nelson was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident involving Ryan Yates. Francois Zoko scored as Yeovil held league leaders Notts County to a 1-1 ...

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  • Football

    Mauricio Pochettino delighted to qualify as Group H winners as manager admits initial concerns over Tottenham's Champions League draw

    Mauricio Pochettino admits he feared the worst when Tottenham's Champions League draw came out but his side will go through top of the group after they beat Borussia Dortmund.Son Heung-min scored the winner at the Westfalenstadion, and his eighth goal in 10 games against the German outfit, as Spurs came from behind to seal a 2-1 victory.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had given Dortmund the lead but Harry Kane equalised early in the second half before Son capitalised on some brilliant Dele Alli trickery 14 minutes from time. Mauricio Pochettino's side have 13 points from their five Champions League group matches The result means ...

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  • Cricket

    David Warner gives Australia an Ashes boost as opener looks fit in nets ahead of opening Test match at the Gabba

    Australian cricket fans will have been encouraged by the sight of David Warner giving the thumbs up as he arrived for training on the eve of the Ashes.Opening batsman Warner gave the Australia camp a scare ahead of Thursday's opening Test by hurting his neck during a fielding drill.However the big hitter says he will be fit for the fixture at the Gabba, and seemed healthy and in good spirits as he arrived for a nets session.  Australian cricket fans will have been encouraged by the sight of David Warner looking happy Warner dispelled any injury worries as he arrived for ...

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  • Football

    Match-winner Raheem Sterling admits Manchester City had to defeat Feyenoord the ugly way: 'We have shown all season that we have the mentality to win in different ways'

    Match-winner Raheem Sterling admitted that winning ugly is sometimes a necessity as Manchester City recorded a late 1-0 Champions League victory over Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.Sterling fired home an 88th-minute winner to earn the Premier League leaders maximum points as Pep Guardiola's men completed a double over their Dutch Group F opponents this season after a comfortable 4-0 victory at Feyenoord in September.He told BT Sport: 'What we've shown this season - no matter what competition it is - if it's Champions League, Premier League, cup games, we've got the mentality that we want to win ...

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  • Football

    Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala's audition for a bigger role in Pep Guardiola's plans fails to hit the high notes

    There were moments when Eliaquim Mangala looked like a central defender befitting a club of Manchester City's stature. Sadly, there were far more when you wondered if Pep Guardiola really can withstand six weeks without John Stones.Stones, a flawless passer of the ball and carrier out from the back, has been imperious defensively all term, helping Nicolas Otamendi alongside him and dictating that Vincent Kompany's fitness is not quite the issue it once was.Mangala might well be leaned on for much more than this game - a meaningless group stage fixture against a fairly impotent Feyenoord - while Stones recovers ...

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