Eden Hazard does not travel to Greece as he is being rested for Chelsea’s Europa League opener against PAOK

STAYING PUT The Europa League is set to be an opportunity for the club's fringe players to impress manager Maurizio Sarri Eden Hazard will not feature during Chelsea’s Europa League clash at PAOK on Thursday after not travelling with the team, the west London club...

Umpire Mohamed Lahyani suspended for next two scheduled tournaments after “trying to help” Nick Kyrgios during US Open

INAPPROPRIATE CALL Lahyani was heard saying the words "I want to help you" to the Australian when he was a set and a break down in his second round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert A tennis umpire has been suspended for his next two scheduled tournaments after...

Olly Stone called up to England’s ODI squad for tour of Sri Lanka in place of Liam Plunkett

CONFIRMED England's tour of Sri Lanka begins next month England have called up Olly Stone for their one-day international squad for next month’s tour of Sri Lanka. Warwickshire seamer Stone replaces Liam Plunkett in the 16-man squad for the five-match series as the...

Bjorn now knows what Ryder Cup captaincy is like says Ian Woosnam

When it comes to Ryder Cup wild cards, you’ll never please everybody. Ian Woosnam knows all about that.When the little Welshman didn’t opt for Thomas Bjorn as one of his captain’s picks for the 2006 tussle at the K-Club in Ireland, Bjorn launched the kind of fearsome...

Memphis Depay says ‘Manchester is red’ ahead of Lyon’s Champions League trip to Manchester City

A little dig The former Man United player can't wait to play the club's Premier League rivals at the Etihad Memphis Depay is relishing Lyon’s Champions League trip to the Etihad. The French side play Premier League champions Manchester City – the best team in the land...

Chew man Schoeman has sights on playing for Scotland

In the midst of attempting to establish a new culture within their squad Edinburgh Rugby looked to be in danger of going too far in seeking to bring more of an edge to their play when the South African prop they had signed was banned for biting an opponent’s...

India vs Pakistan: Which TV channel to watch on, where to live stream and start time for Asia Cup 2018 cricket game

how to view The arch-rivals are facing off in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday India and Pakistan meet in the United Arab Emirates in their final group game of cricket’s 2018 Asia Cup. Both teams have already qualified for the Super Fours but defending champions...

Did Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah react angrily when Roberto Firmino scored Reds’ winning goal vs Paris Saint-Germain?

caught on camera The Egypt star was caught on camera throwing a water bottle to the ground as Anfield erupted Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah was caught on television appearing to react with anger when Roberto Firmino scored the Reds’ winning goal in Tuesday’s Champions...

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge ‘would get in any team’ based on his performance against Paris Saint-Germain, says John Barnes

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge ‘would get in any team’ based on his performance in Tuesday night’s Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain, according to John Barnes. However, the Reds legend believes the striker has a future in the Reds team if he keeps...

Liverpool legend John Barnes heaps praise on unsung hero Georginio Wijnaldum

Liverpool’s unsung hero Georginio Wijnaldum has been hailed as the club’s ‘best midfielder in the last four or five months’ by Reds legend John Barnes. The Dutchman has not looked back since being restored to the Liverpool team in the place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,...

Tottenham Hotspur put Carabao Cup tickets on sale to MK Dons fans

We need fans Spurs' decision to switch the location of the third round game on 26 September to Stadium MK has been a huge source of frustration for many Fans of League Two club Milton Keynes Dons have been given the chance to buy tickets for Tottenham‘s Carabao Cup...

Transfer news and gossip: Man United target £35m-rated Brazilian ace, Tottenham track Ajax duo, Sterling contract update

PAPER REVIEW Plus, the latest twist in Spurs' new stadium saga... Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours in Wednesday’s national newspapers and online… Speculation over Raheem Sterling’s future at Manchester City continues to dominate the back pages, with...

Neil Cameron: Rangers weren’t hard done by in 2008 for Peat’s sake

I WOULD suggest George Peat knew what he was doing in his BBC interview but perhaps that is giving him too much credit.His revelation that during the 2007/08 season, when Rangers made it to the UEFA Cup Final, a “prominent chairman of a club” asked the-then SFA...

West Ham transfer news: Hatem Ben Arfa ‘rejected offer to join Hammers’ during summer transfer window

revealed The former Newcastle and Hull midfielder eventually decided to stay in his homeland and sign for Rennes Hatem Ben Arfa rejected an offer to join West Ham before signing for Rennes this summer. Ben Arfa, the attacking midfielder, was a free agent from the end...

Clare flattered by Alli comparisons

SEAN Clare, the new Hearts signing, has vowed to take inspiration from Dele Alli after drawing comparisons with the England midfielder.The Edinburgh club completed a major transfer coup by securing the highly rated 21-year-old, fighting off a number of interested...

Manchester United could miss out on Roma transfer chief Monchi because family want Spain return

Homesick The 49-year-old has been working as the club’s director of football since 2017 Manchester United are in danger of missing out on Roma’s transfer guru Monchi because his family wants to return to Spain. The 49-year-old has been working as the club’s director...

“Dundee United was the making of Hearts and Scotland centre half John Souttar – not the ruin of him”

MARK Wilson only featured in a single game for Scotland despite performing consistently well at right back for Dundee United and Celtic both domestically and in Europe for more than a decade.However, he has no doubts that John Souttar, the Hearts player who was capped...

Inter 2-1 Tottenham: Brilliant Mauro Icardi goal sees of Spurs in Champions League opener

San Siro screamer On his Champions League debut, the Inter no.9 produced a moment of magic to level the score at San Siro and Matías Vecino headed in the winner at the death Tottenham’s Champions League campaign started with defeat as goals from Matias Vecino and a...

Kris Boyd: My old Rangers team mate Kyle Lafferty is ready to take his game to a new level for the Ibrox club

KRIS Boyd passed up a gilt-edged chance to both secure a famous European victory for Rangers and book a place in the Champions League quarter-finals the last time the Ibrox club visited the El Madrigal.The striker was, with his side drawing 1-1 on the night and 3-3 on...

Serie B chiefs insist the league is NOT suspended despite ongoing row over number of teams in the division

STILL ON? An appeal court suspended the league until further notice Serie B officials have rubbished claims that the second tier of Italian football has been suspended. Stories emerged of the weekend’s games in the second tier not going ahead due to the ongoing row...

Would Celtic supporters want Odsonne Edouard or Leigh Griffiths running through on goal at 0-0?

BRENDAN Rodgers has a big decision to make before pinning up his team sheet, if this is what still happens, before tomorrow night’s meeting with Rosenborg.Does he go with Odsonne Edouard, the record buy who the Celtic manager has invested so much time and money on? Or...

‘He really has an eye for goal tonight!’ – These Liverpool fans were loving Roberto Firmino’s late strike and celebration against Paris Saint-Germain

EYE-DEAL The Brazilian scored a brilliant stoppage-time winner in the Reds' Champions League opener and his celebration was one to savour! Liverpool got their Champions League campaign off to a flying start after earning a 3-2 victory over a lacklustre Paris...

Hearts boss Craig Levein branded “foolish” and “disrespectful” for John Souttar dig at Dundee United

JOHN Souttar’s former Dundee United team mate Mark Wilson last night branded Craig Levein’s comments about the Tannadice club nearly ruining the centre half’s career as “foolish” and “disrespectful”.Levein claimed that Souttar had found being played in a variety of...

Champions League: Lionel Messi turns on the style as Barcelona dispatch PSV, Atletico Madrid complete comeback win over Monaco

ROUND-UP Liverpool and Tottenham were the English teams in action but how did the other participants across the continent do? The Champions League is back and it was an entertaining night which saw Liverpool claim a dramatic 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain at...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers tells his players to demand more of themselves in front of goal

BRENDAN Rodgers has told his players to demand more of themselves in a bid to cure Celtic’s problems in front of goal.The champions have managed five goals in their five Premiership games so far – none in their two away from Parkhead – which is a big drop off in...

Championship: Leeds extend lead at top with easy victory over Preston while Brentford can only manage draw at Ipswich

ROUND-UP Marcelo Bielsa's side are three points clear at the top of the Championship It was a dream home league debut for Tyler Roberts, who scored twice to help Leeds secure a 3-0 over Preston at Elland Road and extend their lead at the top of the Championship. The...

Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain: Stoppage-time stunner from Roberto Firmino gets Reds off to winning start in Champions League

BOBBY DAZZLER The Reds initially blew a 2-0 lead but substitute Firmino had the final say in an entertaining clash at Anfield Roberto Firmino’s stoppage-time strike saw Liverpool claim a dramatic 3-2 victory in their Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain...

Juventus star Douglas Costa given four-game suspension for elbow, headbutt and spit on Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco

PUNISHED Costa will miss Juve's Serie A games against Frosinone, Bologna, Napoli and Udinese Juventus’ Douglas Costa has been banned for four Serie A games for spitting at Sassuolo player Federico Di Francesco. The winger was sent off in an incident where he also...

Leeds United vs Preston North End: Championship match preview, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more

live on talkSPORT 2 Marcelo Bielsa's side are the only team in the second tier yet to taste defeat this season Leeds United are looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season when they host Preston North End on Tuesday night. Marcelo Bielsa’s side remain the...

Rangers captain James Tavernier signs new contract at Ibrox

Rangers captain James Tavernier has signed a new contract with the Ibrox club until 2022.The 26-year-old Yorkshireman had been the subject of a £3 million bid from West Bromwich Albion during the summer but he has now committed his future to Rangers. Tavernier, who...

Liverpool vs PSG: Roberto Firmino on the bench for the Reds – TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for Champions League opener

CURTAIN RAISER It's a huge night on Merseyside as Jurgen Klopp's side welcome the French champions for a Group C showdown Liverpool entertain Paris Saint-Germain in what is arguably the pick of the games in gameweek one of this season’s Champions League proper. Jurgen...

Inter vs Tottenham: Live talkSPORT commentary, confirmed team news, and kick-off time for Champions League opener

LISTEN IN After two Premier League defeat on the spin, Spurs begin their Champions League campaign - live on talkSPORT Spurs travel to the San Siro as they begin their Champions League adventure. With back-to-back defeats in the Premier Leauge troubling Mauricio...

Gus MacPherson leaves Queen’s Park to return to St Mirren as technical director

FORMER St Mirren manager Gus MacPherson has returned to the Paisley club as their technical director after resigning as Queen's Park's head coach.The 49-year-old, who spent seven years as St Mirren manager between 2003 and 2010, had been with the Hampden club since...

Liverpool vs PSG: Champions League group stage match preview, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more

expect goals The Reds will be looking to carry their excellent league form into the group stage opener against Neymar and co. Anfield is set for another memorable European night as Paris Saint-Germain visit to take on Liverpool on the opening match day of the 2018/19...

Dundee United hit back at “misleading” claims by Hearts manager Craig Levein over John Souttar

DUNDEE United today hit back at their former manager Craig Levein over his claims they "nearly ruined" John Souttar's career.Levein, now manager at Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Hearts, stated that Souttar, who made his debut for Scotland earlier this month, had found...

Raheem Sterling goals for Manchester City under manager Pep Guardiola highlights forward’s importance to Premier League champions

City slicker The 23-year-old is set for a bumper new contract at the Etihad and these stats reveal he is only second to Sergio Aguero for goals scored under the boss since 2016 Raheem Sterling is one of Manchester City‘s most important players and the stats below...

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Bjorn now knows what Ryder Cup captaincy is like says Ian Woosnam

When it comes to Ryder Cup wild cards, you’ll never please everybody. Ian Woosnam knows all about that.When the little Welshman didn’t opt for Thomas Bjorn as one of his captain’s picks for the 2006 tussle at the K-Club in Ireland, Bjorn launched the kind of fearsome...

Chew man Schoeman has sights on playing for Scotland

In the midst of attempting to establish a new culture within their squad Edinburgh Rugby looked to be in danger of going too far in seeking to bring more of an edge to their play when the South African prop they had signed was banned for biting an opponent’s...

Tottenham Hotspur put Carabao Cup tickets on sale to MK Dons fans

We need fans Spurs' decision to switch the location of the third round game on 26 September to Stadium MK has been a huge source of frustration for many Fans of League Two club Milton Keynes Dons have been given the chance to buy tickets for Tottenham‘s Carabao Cup...

Clare flattered by Alli comparisons

SEAN Clare, the new Hearts signing, has vowed to take inspiration from Dele Alli after drawing comparisons with the England midfielder.The Edinburgh club completed a major transfer coup by securing the highly rated 21-year-old, fighting off a number of interested...

Rangers captain James Tavernier signs new contract at Ibrox

Rangers captain James Tavernier has signed a new contract with the Ibrox club until 2022.The 26-year-old Yorkshireman had been the subject of a £3 million bid from West Bromwich Albion during the summer but he has now committed his future to Rangers. Tavernier, who...

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