• Football

    Manchester City defender John Stones admits he never considered FA Cup defeat against Wigan: 'It hurts even more because we're not used to it'

    John Stones admits Manchester City never saw their quadruple-shattering defeat at Wigan coming.City's hopes of completing a clean sweep of four trophies this season were ended in dramatic fashion by the League One Latics on a controversial night at the DW Stadium on Monday.While the post-match headlines were dominated by crowd disorder and a confrontation between the two managers, back in Manchester the Premier League leaders need to pick themselves up quickly for Sunday's Carabao Cup final. John Stones looks frustrated after a missed opportunity against Wigan on Monday night  Will Grigg scored the only goal as Wigan shocked City ...

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  • Football

    Future Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita sparks 22-man brawl during RB Leipzig loss against Eintracht Frankfurt

    Liverpool have already signed Naby Keita up ahead of next season, in part because they hope he will bring a bit of bite to their midfield. But probably not in the way that the Guinea international managed during RB Leipzig's game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Monday night in the Bundesliga.The two sides were always going to be taking part in a tempestuous game, with both competing for a place in the top four and Champions League qualification. A late challenge by future Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita sparked a brawl on Monday night  Referee Felix Zwayer eventually managed to intervene and calm ...

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  • Football

    Sevilla prepare for Manchester United home tie as Nemanja Matic warns his team-mates to expect a tough test

    Sevilla trained in Spain as Nemanja Matic warned his Manchester United team-mates to be wary of their Champions League opponents. Matic believes Vincenzo Montella's side will prove to be a difficult test despite his team going into the last 16 tie as favourites.The Serbia international has highlighted Sevilla's former Premier League stars such as Jesus Navas, Steven N'Zonzi and Roque Mesa as players to keep a watchful eye on.   Swansea midfielder Roque Mesa, who is on loan at Sevilla, takes part in a running drill Vincenzo Montella looks on as his players are put through their paces in Seville, Spain Colombia international Luis Muriel trains ...

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  • Cricket

    Alex Hales copies Adil Rashid in shunning first-class cricket by signing white-ball contract at Nottinghamshire

    Alex Hales has followed England team-mate Adil Rashid in turning his back on first-class cricket after signing a new white-ball contract with Nottinghamshire through to the end of the 2019 season.Rashid caused a stir last week when he announced his intention to focus solely on the limited-overs formats for Yorkshire this season and Hales has gone one step further, penning a two-year deal that will see him feature only in the Royal London One-Day Cup and Vitality Blast.The opening batsman proved crucial in Nottinghamshire's domestic white-ball double in 2017 and is a regular in England's limited-overs set-up with 58 one-day ...

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  • Rugby

    England rugby coach Eddie Jones welcomes David Moyes, Stuart Pearce and Mark Warburton to training session ahead of their Six Nations clash against Scotland

    England rugby coach Eddie Jones invited four football managers along to watch his team's training session ahead of their Six Nations clash with Scotland. West Ham boss David Moyes and his assistant Stuart Pearce joined former England women's manager Hope Powell and Nottingham Forest chief Mark Warburton at Bagshot to watch Jones' men train.The quartet were present, along with current QPR director of football Les Ferdinand, as England's rugby stars were put through their paces ahead of Saturday's meeting with Scotland in Edinburgh. West Ham assistant manager Pearce was present at the England rugby training session Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton and ...

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  • Football

    Paul Pogba and Manchester United team-mates gear up to face Sevilla in Champions League last-16 as questions remain over whether the midfielder will start in Spain

    Paul Pogba put question marks around his form and fitness to one side as he was put through his paces alongside team-mates ahead of Manchester United's Champions League last 16 tie against Sevilla on Wednesday.The physical French midfielder was taken off in the defeats at Tottenham and Newcastle before missing the FA Cup win over Huddersfield on Saturday but he seemed in good spirits during training at Carrington on Tuesday.  United boss Jose Mourinho has seen several big names join a lengthy injury list since that cup win at Huddersfield and took training with the remaining fit players in Manchester before ...

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  • F1

    Sauber unveil first F1 car since teaming up with Alfa Romeo as Swiss team look to climb up the field in 2018

    Sauber have released pictures of their first car since teaming up with Alfa Romeo in December as the Swiss team prepare for a much improved season.They become the fourth team to show fans what they have been working on since the end of last season with Haas, Williams and Red Bull opting for earlier release dates. The C37 car will use a Ferrari engine and the team hope a partnership with Alfa Romeo, who have been out of the sport directly for 30 years, will bring with it better performances for drivers Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc. Sauber unveiled to fans their ...

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  • Football

    Manchester City stars return to training after shock FA Cup defeat at Wigan with FA set to investigate FOUR separate incidents, including claim Sergio Aguero was spat at by fan

    Manchester City returned to training on Tuesday morning fresh from the FA Cup nightmare that left their quadruple hopes in tatters.The Premier League leaders were unceremoniously dumped out of the competition at the fifth round stage by League One Wigan in one of the greatest shocks in recent memory, but it was the scenes after which caused most anguish.Sergio Aguero was involved in an altercation with home fans as they invaded the pitch to celebrate, with one supporter appearing to punch the Argentine.  Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne arrive for training the morning after defeat to Wigan Gabriel Jesus is ...

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  • Football

    Ousmane Dembele has seen his dream £97m move to Barcelona turn into an injury nightmare but he could still be their secret weapon against Chelsea

    It's not the first trick Ousmane Dembele would have wanted to pull at Barcelona – turn up as the most expensive player in the club's history and just six months later have become something of a forgotten man.But that has been the trajectory for Dembele – signed for an initial £96.8m (potentially rising to £135.5m) and yet barely mentioned in the build-up to the biggest game of Barcelona's season so far.Ernesto Valverde was questioned about Andre Gomes and Paulinho in his pre-match press conference on Monday and if the Barcelona coach ignores those two options and puts the 20-year-old French ...

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  • Football

    Scottish Premiership sides monitoring Bournemouth's Baily Cargill with his contract set to expire in summer

    A number of clubs are monitoring Baily Cargill as his Bournemouth contract expires this summer.Cargill has gone on loan to Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership and has impressed in six games so far.The 22-year-old defender was previously on loan at League One Fleetwood Town earlier this season and it is understood sides are watching his progress north of the border. Baily Cargill has impressed since joining Partick Thistle on loan from Bournemouth Cargill has featured 11 times for Bournemouth since making his debut in August 2014 but Eddie Howe has spent £20million on Nathan Ake and opportunities on the south ...

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  • Football

    Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admits Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all want to sign him

    Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has admitted three of the Premier League's biggest clubs are interested in signing him.The French midfielder has impressed in his 18 months in the Premier League at Vicarage Road and has been targeted by Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.Doucoure admitted to French TV programme Telefoot that all three sides are keen on adding the 25-year-old to their squads this summer. Abdoulaye Doucoure has admitted Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool are want to sign him 'It's true that these clubs are interested,' he said.'But I'm at Watford for the moment and I want to finish my season well.'Doucoure is the engine ...

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  • Football

    Barcelona beat off competition from Manchester United to land £35.2m starlet Arthur... but Brazilian will not join Spanish giants until January 2019

    Barcelona have fended off late interest from Manchester United to secure the signing of Brazilian midfielder Arthur.The deal has been agreed for £35.2million and the 21-year-old will stay with Gremio until he joins Barca in December and registers in January 2019.Gremio had been angered by the way Barcelona pursued their player last year and had asked intermediaries to see if Premier League sides wanted to make a counter offer. Barcelona have beaten off competition from Europe's top clubs to sign Gremio's Arthur Jose Mourinho has lost out in the race to sign the highly sought-after Brazilian midfielder Chelsea had followed Arthur ...

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  • Football

    Wigan boss Paul Cook joins Antonio Conte, Carlo Ancelotti and Ronald Koeman in elite band of managers to have the upper hand over Pep Guardiola after FA Cup heroics

    Antonio Conte, Carlo Ancelotti, Claudio Ranieri, Ronald Koeman... and Paul Cook?There aren't many managers who can boast they have the upper hand in meetings with Pep Guardiola, but Wigan boss Cook can now count himself in this elite group.Sure, they have only ever gone toe-to-toe once, but Will Grigg's late winner for the Latics against Manchester City on Monday night will go down in FA Cup folklore forever. Paul Cook's Wigan pulled off a sensational FA Cup shock as they knocked out Manchester City It was a miserable night for City manager Pep Guardiola as their Quadruple dream ended Will ...

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  • Winter Olympics

    Elise Christie's Winter Olympics nightmare continues as GB medal hope is disqualified from 1000m short track heats

    Elise Christie's rotten trip to Pyeongchang 2018 came to an awfully familiar end on Tuesday as she was disqualified in a blaze of drama from the heats of the 1000m.The race was always going to be dramatic, considering her tear-stained crashes from the 500m and 1500m in the past week and that was amplified by uncertainty over her fitness after injuring her ankle in the latter.But despite being passed fit, her ankle was an issue immediately.  Elise Christie's Winter Olympics dream ended on Tuesday after she was given a yellow card Her heat was re-started after she fell on the ...

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  • Football

    Brazilian footballer attacks BALL BOY for celebrations following goal as match breaks into mass brawl

    Brazilian football dominated headlines around the world on Sunday after nine players were sent off in a single match.But that was not even the most notable thing that happened on a football pitch in the South American nation that day.The scene was the match between Operario and Comercial in the Sul-Matogrossense league.  Brazilian footballer Jefferson Reis attacked a ball boy on Sunday after an opposition goal The Operario player did not take kindly to the way the ball boy reacted to a Comercial goal Comercial had just gone a goal ahead when Operario's Jefferson Reis took issue with the way a ...

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