• Football

    James Tavernier impressed with Ross McCrorie after his display for Rangers against Celtic: 'I thought he had a cracking game for his first Old Firm'

    James Tavernier has backed boss Pedro Caixinha's claims that Rangers have a special talent on their hands with Ross McCrorie.The 19-year-old was plunged into a baptism of fire as he made his first Light Blues start during Saturday's Old Firm clash with Celtic.And while there was disappointment for Gers as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat, McCrorie offered some hope for the future with an impressive derby bow. Ross McCrorie made his first start for Rangers in the Old Firm clash against CelticHis display was no surprise to Caixinha, who declared last week he would have no hesitation throwing the ...

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  • Cricket

    Joe Root cruises along again but ODI captain Eoin Morgan can't buy a run

    The tale of England's two captains is a contrasting one this summer, with Joe Root taking a traditional approach to playing regularly in all three formats and Eoin Morgan the very epitome of the modern 'franchise' player.It would be easy to be negative about Root's 'habit' of failing to convert half centuries into three figure scores, as he did again in England's thumping victory at Bristol on Sunday, but I would rather look at how amazing his consistency in scoring runs has become.This is not an easy game but Test captain Root makes it look incredibly simple and, with the ...

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  • Football

    Inter Milan 1-0 Genoa: Luciano Spalletti's side keep up the pressure on early pacesetters Napoli and Juventus thanks to a late Danilo D'Ambrosio header

    Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic pulled off a number of saves before a late goal helped the Nerazzurri secure a 1-0 win over Genoa, who ended the match with nine men.Inter had lost their perfect record midweek in a surprise 1-1 draw against Bologna so needed a win to keep up the pressure on early pacesetters Napoli and Juventus.However, it was Genoa who started the brighter and they had the better chances in the opening exchanges.  Danilo D'Ambrosio rescued Inter Milan from slipping to a home draw against Genoa on Sunday D'Ambrosio looks relieved after scoring the game's only goal three minutes ...

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  • Rugby

    Jack Clifford called up by England as Eddie Jones's side wait to hear on Billy Vunipola knee injury update

    Jack Clifford has been called-up by England for their Oxford training camp after Billy Vunipola suffered a potentially-serious knee injury on Saracens duty.Vunipola had to be helped from the pitch in the first half of Saturday's 41-13 victory over Sale and medics are awaiting the results of a scan that could see the number eight ruled out of the autumn series against Argentina, Australia and Samoa.It was only the second match of his comeback from the shoulder surgery that forced him to miss the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and he also damaged the same knee against ...

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  • Football

    Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen becomes the leading Danish goalscorer in the Premier League, joining a list of surprise names who've led the way for their respective nations

    Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen was able to celebrate a notable national milestone on Saturday.The 25-year-old's goal in the 3-2 win at West Ham made him the highest-scoring Dane in the Premier League - overtaking none other than former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner.Eriksen, who has now scored 33 league goals since he joined from Ajax in 2013, has joined a long list of footballers who stand as the leading goalscorers from their respective nations in England's top flight. With his recent strike Christian Eriksen became the Premier League's top scoring Dane Eriksen was congratulated by team-mates following his record-setting goal against ...

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  • Football

    MLS round-up: Toronto made to wait for Supporters' Shield following defeat at New England as Columbus, Vancouver and Philadelphia all win

    Toronto will have to wait a little longer to secure the Major League Soccer Supporters' Shield after falling to defeat at New England Revolution on Saturday night.In a flurry of late goals, New England made an 82nd-minute breakthrough thanks to Lee Nguyen's 50th career goal, only for Toronto's Nicolas Hasler to equalise two minutes later with a right-footed volley.But an 87th-minute winner by Kei Kamara, from Nguyen's cross, denied the Eastern Conference leaders and kept alive the Revolution's flickering play-off hopes. Lee Nguyen celebrates after opening the scoring late on for the New England Revolution Kei Kamara is lifted in ...

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  • Football

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals selling Kieran Gibbs 'hurt' him more than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's departure from North London giants

    Arsene Wenger admits selling Kieran Gibbs to West Brom felt like losing a member of his own family.England full-back Gibbs left Arsenal for the Hawthorns on the penultimate day of the transfer window.He returns to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night as Tony Pulis' side take on the Gunners in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger says Kieran Gibbs departure 'hurt' him more than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain'sGibbs came through the ranks at Arsenal before breaking into the first team at 18 and going on to represent the club 230 times in all competitions.He was limited to just 11 Premier League outings last ...

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  • Football

    Zinedine Zidane calls for patience and insists Real Madrid will improve after unconvincing 2-1 win at Alaves

    Zinedine Zidane has called for patience as Real Madrid battle to climb out of an early-season slump.Real bounced back from their shock 1-0 home defeat to Real Betis by edging home 2-1 at Alaves, with Dani Ceballos firing a brace on his LaLiga debut for the club.Madrid still struggled however, coming under intense pressure as Alfonso Pedraza hit a post twice in the second half, to add to Manu Garcia's bullet header. Zinedine Zidane called for patience after Dani Ceballos bailed out Real Madrid at Alaves Ceballos scored twice as Real were unconvincing 2-1 winners on Saturday afternoon Despite his side's ...

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  • Football

    Fenerbahce 2-1 Besiktas: Five players see red as fiery Istanbul derby is decided by Vincent Janssen penalty

    Fenerbahce edged past Besiktas in an ill-tempered Istanbul derby on Saturday night that saw five players sent off.Three players were sent off in the final five minutes of the game as on loan Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot.Ricardo Quaresma, Luis Neto, Atiba Hutchinson, Ismail Koybasi and Oguzhan Ozyakup all saw red in a fiery encounter at the Ulker Stadium. Fenerbahce's players celebrate after the final whistle following their 2-1 win over Besiktas Giuliano De Paulo celebrates after opening the scoring in the Istanbul derby Vincent Janssen clenches his fist after netting from the penalty ...

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  • Football

    Gareth Barry miffed at being labelled a dirty player ahead of breaking record for most Premier League appearances: 'I am definitely not a hard man'

    West Brom's Gareth Barry will be delighted to break a positive Premier League record on Monday night having been previously been best-known for receiving the highest amount of yellow cards.Barry, 36, will rightly receive plaudits when he passes Ryan Giggs' 632 PL appearances at The Emirates but he's still miffed at being labelled a dirty player because his 121 bookings for Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton is far higher than anyone else in the league's 25-year history.'I’m definitely not a hard man. I would like to go through the bookings and see what they were actually for. I don’t ...

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  • Golf

    Paul Casey could pick up $10million bonus... and then his baby daughter as new dad leads Tour Championship

    Paul Casey might not want to talk about it, but the Englishman has given himself a shot at landing a stunning $10million bonus on Sunday evening, days after becoming a father for the second time.The 40-year-old has yet to set eyes on new daughter Astaria, born last week, but he may be considerably richer when he finally gets to pick up his baby girl.Casey, who was tied for the lead at the halfway point of the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake, briefly found himself four shots clear early on in Saturday’s third round. Paul Casey, 40, is on course ...

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  • Football

    Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest: Conor Hourihane and Albert Adomah score as Steve Bruce's side edge past visitors at Villa Park

    Aston Villa made a belated move up the Sky Bet Championship table with a nervous 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest.It was far from a conclusive victory for Villa despite taking a first-half lead through Albert Adomah.Daryl Murphy scored a deserved second-half equaliser only for Conor Hourihane to clinch three points with a 60th-minute winner from a free-kick. Conor Hourihane clinched all three points for Aston Villa with a 60th minute winner Hourihane is embraced by his Villa team-mates on Saturday evening at Villa Park MATCH FACTS  Aston Villa: Johnstone; Elmohamady; Chester; Terry; Taylor; Snodgrass (Hutton 88); Whelan; Hourihane; Adomah; ...

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  • Football

    Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka posts Instagram video of him playing 'football tennis' with much-loved Gunners' Invincible Robert Pires

    Arsenal 'Invincible' Robert Pires is a Gunners legend to the club's legion of fans across the planet - but the legendary Highbury wideman is a also hero to the current crop of players too judging by Granit Xhaka's Instagram post.Pires - who now helps Arsene Wenger coach the first team - saw the Basel-born 24-year-old share a video of him playing 'football tennis' at the club's training ground at London Colney, as the squad prepared for their Premier League match against West Brom at the Emirates on Monday evening. Included in the fun were Xhaka's team-mates Sead Kolasinac, goalkeeper David Ospina ...

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  • Football

    SPAL 2-3 Napoli: Faouzi Ghoulam strikes late to maintain visitors' 100 per cent Serie A record after newly promoted side fall just short

    Napoli saw off a brave challenge from promoted SPAL when a late Faouzi Ghoulam goal gave them a 3-2 win on Saturday, leaving them with maximum points from six games.It was also a club-record eleventh consecutive Serie A win for Napoli who, for the second time in four games, recovered from going a goal behind away from home.Pasquale Schiattarella gave SPAL a shock lead in the 13th minute but they were in front for only a minute before Lorenzo Insigne equalised. Napoli saw off a brave challenge from promoted SPAL with a late Faouzi Ghoulam goal Pasquale Schiattarella gave SPAL ...

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  • Football

    Pep Guardiola demands more from Manchester City players after 'slow' performance in Crystal Palace romp

    Pep Guardiola watched his Manchester City side maintain their place at the top of the table as they cruised to a 5-0 win over beleaguered Crystal Palace but then admitted that everyone at the club will need to raise their game, even including the ball boys.Guardiola kicked his seat at half-time after what he considered a poor first-half performance and at one stage even beckoned a ball-boy over, put an arm around him and gently briefed him on the need to move the ball quicker.But Guardiola insisted that the tempo had been slowed by his own players and though he ...

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