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Premier League winter break explained

Monday  19:05,   27 january 2020

Premier League clubs will have their first winter break in February - but how long will players get off and what impact will it have? Will there be a weekend without Premier League football?Not in February. The break has been brought in to give... >>>

'To be fifth with this squad is as good as it can possibly get': Owen Hargreaves insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'desperately needs help' to take Manchester United forward

Monday  16:20,   27 january 2020

Solskjaer continues to come under scrutiny at Old Trafford after yet another turbulent season for the club - United currently sit fifth in the Premier League, six points off Chelsea in fourth. © Thomson Reuters Soccer Football - FA Cup Fourth Round... >>>

It's increasingly clear: West Ham are a club drifting towards disaster

Monday  16:05,   27 january 2020

If 'The West Ham Way' exists in 2020, it is a culture of bouncing between competing ideas and styles – none of which work for themIn the UK on Sunday, football supporters woke up to a blistering segment on Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement, in... >>>

La Liga unveils action plan in response to racist and violent incidents

Monday  15:50,   27 january 2020

La Liga unveils action plan in response to racist and violent incidentsAthletic's Inaki Williams was subjected to racist chanting in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Espanyol where hooligan violence broke out before kick off, while fans were filmed fighting... >>>

Australian Open 2020: Nadal survives Kyrgios test to reach quarters

Monday  14:50,   27 january 2020

World number one Rafael Nadal was pushed hard before getting past Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open.The world number one was pushed by Kyrgios on Rod Laver Arena before completing a 6-3 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4) victory after three hours, 38 minutes >>>

Late Nacho header takes Real top of La Liga

Monday  14:35,   27 january 2020

Late Nacho header takes Real top of La LigaThe Spaniard was handed his fourth league start of the season only because usual right back Dani Carvajal was suspended but he proved the difference in a tight encounter by heading home a Toni Kroos cross... >>>

Kobe Bryant’s Brilliant and Complicated Legacy

Monday  13:30,   27 january 2020

Kobe Bryant, who made the leap directly from high school to a glittering 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers that established him as one of basketball’s all-time greats, was among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday north of... >>>

Liverpool's throw-in coach explains all

Monday  13:25,   27 january 2020

Thomas Gronnemark, Liverpool's throw-in coach, is making a difference - whatever his critics say.For most, this is a perfunctory element of the 90 minutes. For Gronnemark, the man who broke the world record for the longest throw at 51.33 metres, >>>

Rafa Benitez 'targeted for sensational Newcastle comeback' amid £340m takeover talks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince

Monday  12:45,   27 january 2020

Newcastle are 'targeting a sensational return' for Rafa Benitez if the proposed £340million take over by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince goes through.Mohammed bin Salman is interested in buying the club and is currently in talks with Mike... >>>

Bristol sign Sinckler on two-year deal

Monday  12:20,   27 january 2020

Bristol have signed England prop Kyle Sinckler from Harlequins on a two-year deal, which will begin the summer. The 26-year-old has 31 caps for England, representing his country at the Rugby World Cup in 2019.He made 146 appearances for Harlequins... >>>

Kobe Bryant dead: Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar hails Lakers legend

Monday  11:35,   27 january 2020

After dedicating his second goal against Lille to Kobe Bryant, Neymar paid tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers icon, who died on Sunday.Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar scored twice as the Ligue 1 leaders ran out 2-0 victors over Lille, and dedicated... >>>

New Chelsea contract and an England international: Tomori opens up on journey from Hull loan to a Blues match-winner

Monday  08:30,   27 january 2020

The young defender had a night to remember in Yorkshire and he is radiating confidence on and off the pitchThe 22-year-old didn't score when on loan at the KCOM Stadium two years ago but he rose highest to Ross Barkley's free-kick delivery to make... >>>

Thiem, Kontaveit reach Aussie Open quarters for the 1st time

Monday  07:55,   27 january 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem is into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, which is an all-new experience for him. He could face a familiar foe next, though. So he planned to be be kicking back on... >>>

Struggling Napoli shock Sarri's Serie A leaders Juventus

Monday  07:05,   27 january 2020

Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne scored in the second half as struggling Napoli shocked champions Juventus 2-1 to spoil coach Maurizio Sarri's return to the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday. Napoli move up to tenth place, 12 points off the... >>>

'A genuine crossover star': Kobe Bryant's legend went beyond basketball

Monday  05:55,   27 january 2020

When the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and eight others came down on a hillside and burst into flames in the upmarket California neighbourhood of Calabasas, a true sporting icon was lost. Kobe was one of few athletes worldwide >>>