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West Ham appoint Moritz Steidten as head of international scouting and recruitment

West Ham appoint Moritz Steidten as head of international scouting and recruitment - Brother Tim has seen his future at the club called into question


O’Shea faces up to task of resolving structural future for English rugby

Is English rugby making the most of the talent available to it? The question is a direct one and, to Conor O’Shea’s credit, he does not duck it. “The simple answer is no,” replies the Rugby Football Union’s director of performance, sitting in the national squad’s hotel in Bagshot on a Monday morning. In the middle of a Six Nations championship, with a major Calcutta Cup clash looming, the Murrayfield outcome is currently not the only issue...


Christian Horner Heads To Bahrain Testing As Storm Clouds Gather

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is heading to Bahrain to attend the pre-season testing and the inaugural race of the 2024 Formula 1 season,…


Linfield boss David Healy keen to protect players from 'rubbish and hype' as title chase continues

The Blues bounced back to form with Tuesday's impressive 3-0 win over Cliftonville


The 6 newbies Rangers could face for the first time as Europa League draw excitement reaches fever pitch

All eyes will be on Friday's draw for Gers fans and there could be a new adventure for fans.


Day 1 of Bahrain winter test: this is your handbook!

Formula 1 has awoken from its long hibernation! The 10 teams have arrived in Bahrain, where the first and only test for the 2024 season is scheduled from Wednesday. Max Verstappen will be straight into action on the opening day. But there is much more to watch out for. That is why we have listed all the important things for you in this first-day handbook!


Linfield bag precious victory at Cliftonville through three second-half goals to get title tilt moving in the right direction

Linfield ensured their title challenge was back on track as three second-half goals earned a comfortable 3-0 win against Cliftonville at Solitude.


Kevin Sinfield insists 'don't write him off' in defence of England Six Nations star

England coach Kevin Sinfield has come out in defence of one of the Red Rose's under-fire Six Nations stars.


Cardiff City player ratings as winger clear standout but others flat in Blackburn Rovers draw

Here is how the Bluebirds rated in the clash with Rovers


'It's the right challenge for me': Former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith on how his leftfield MLS move came about

Former Aston Villa boss Dean Smith speaks to FourFourTwo about how he ended up managing in MLS


Andy Murray ends losing run with victory against Müller at Qatar Open

Andy Murray took his first step out of the worst slump of his career as he outplayed France’s Alexandre Müller for much of their battle before holding his nerve at the close to reach the second round of the Qatar Open with a confidence-boosting 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory. Having previously never lost more than four consecutive matches in his 21-year career, Murray entered the court in Doha on a six-match losing streak, his last win coming four months...


Explained: Why is Tom Huddlestone playing (and scoring) for Manchester United Under-21s?

The 37-year-old is still plying his trade but only at reserve level, so why is that?


Respite for England with India’s Jasprit Bumrah to miss fourth Test

England will receive a break from the threat of Jasprit Bumrah for the fourth Test with India’s attack leader to be rested in Ranchi. India had been toying with how to manage the 30-year-old’s workload and opted to push him into service during the third Test. Two more pivotal wickets followed to take Bumrah to 17 in the series overall and see the hosts win by a record 434 runs for a 2-1 lead. But amid a swift turnaround – the fourth Test starts...


Gary McAllister says Rangers vs Celtic atmosphere is 'diluted' as Scotland legend reveals Philippe Clement connection

The former midfielder has tipped his old Coventry City teammate Clement to bring the Premiership title back to Ibrox.


Rugby-England face midfield selection quandary for Scotland trip

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - England go into Saturday's trip to Scotland in the unaccustomed position of having won their first two Six Nations games but after two solid but unspectacular performances coach Steve Borthwick is expected to make some changes. He picked the same starting teams to edge past Italy and Wales, both after falling heavily behind, and though there were occasional


Porto vs Arsenal: Champions League prediction, kick-off time, TV, team news, h2h, odds

Porto vs Arsenal: Champions League prediction, kick-off time, TV, team news, h2h, odds - Gunners out to end curse of the last-16 stage


Why Tom Huddlestone, 37, was able to play for Man Utd's U21s as Man City fans left baffled

Tom Huddlestone scored United's second goal in the Under-21 clash against neighbours Man City - who did not have a single player born before the veteran midfielder made his senior debut at Derby County


Mark Allen's technical change pays off with highest break in history of Players Championship

"It feels like a massive change to me, you can probably look at it and think nothing’s different, but for me it feels completely alien."


Boy, 8, becomes youngest chess player ever to take down a grandmaster, as his parents admit they were shocked at child prodigy's skill level: 'There isn't really any sports tradition in our families'

Ashwath Kaushik became the youngest player ever to beat a grandmaster in a classical game at eight years, six months and 11 days old.


Hull FC learn fate of Ligi Sao appeal and Franklin Pele tribunal

Hull FC are fronting two cases to an independent tribunal this Tuesday evening.


Andy Murray vs Alexandre Muller LIVE: Qatar Open first round tennis result and reaction

Andy Murray vs Alexandre Muller LIVE: Qatar Open first round tennis result and reaction - The 36-year-old Scot secured his first win of 2024 when he defeated the Frenchman in straight sets


Six Nations: Scotland wary of England suffocation as decisions on WP Nel, Javan Sebastian and Jamie Bhatti explained

Scrum coach De Villiers has been impressed with team’s set-piece but knows it must be on point to ensure more Calcutta Cup success


Gatland's Wales choices show where faith lies as leader makes people shut up and listen

Warren Gatland has only made slight changes for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Ireland


Ollie Robinson in contention to face India – and recall can prove he is Stuart Broad’s successor

Ollie Robinson is in serious contention to play for the first time on the tour to India and if picked for the fourth Test on Friday is a bowler with a lot to prove but the potential to be the long-term successor for Stuart Broad. That is just what England need right now as they rub ointment on their wounds and try to recover from a record defeat in...


Wales coach blown away by how good two new Wales players are up close

Rob Howley has waxed lyrical about Cardiff duo Alex Mann and Cameron Winnett after their impressive starts to Test life


UEFA reveal the two fifth-place teams currently set to qualify for next season's Champions League

The Champions League will grow from 32 teams to 36 for the revamped 2024-25 edition, and clubs from Europe's top leagues are waiting to learn who will get the extra spots


Over A Third Of Current LIV Golfers Set To Compete In International Series Oman As Race For Major Spots Intensifies

21 LIV Golf League members are scheduled to play in the International Series Oman on the Asian Tour this week


Second time lucky for Ryan Searle as he defeats Gary Anderson in Players Championship at Leicester

Ryan Searle avenged last week's defeat to Gary Anderson with an 8-7 victory in the final of the Players Championship in Leicester on Monday.


Crucial F1 testing ahead as rivals seek first clues in Red Bull chase

This week's Bahrain test will give the first clues as to whether Red Bull's rivals have closed up on the world champions over the winter.


Rory Sutherland opens up on impending Glasgow Warriors move and Scotland ambitions after Six Nations snub

Former Edinburgh prop poised to return to Scotland after unsettled period in France


Germany World Cup winner Andreas Brehme dies aged 63

The former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan defender scored the only goal of the 1990 World Cup final against Argentina.


ECB lacked 'backbone' for not calling out Lord Botham's criticism of ICEC report

ECB lacked 'backbone' for not calling out Lord Botham's criticism of ICEC report - ECB to respond on Tuesday morning


Creighton claims solid WRC Sweden performance on M-Sport WRC2 debut

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver William Creighton got his maiden FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 campaign off to an encouraging start, with an impressive performance at the demanding Rally Sweden [15-18 February].


Richie Donnelly backing Tyrone to steer clear of relegation threat

Richie Donnelly is backing Tyrone to rise from the lower reaches of the Allianz League Division One table and ward off the threat of relegation. Defeat to Galway at the weekend leaves them with just two points from three games, and very much in the drop zone approaching the halfway stage. It’s a familiar scenario for the Red Hands, who have struggl...


Champions League breakdown revealed as Rangers and Celtic see race for place at expanded top table hot up

The ante has been upped in the race for the Premiership crown with a £40million-plus cheque on the line.


South Asians in Football Weekly: Is Singh England's best goalkeeper?

Dillon De Silva, Jaz Singh, Simran Jhamat, Tarryn Allarakhia, Anwar Uddin, Riya Mannu and Mal Benning feature in the latest edition of South Asians in Football Weekly...


Arsenal handed double injury boost ahead of Champions League clash with Porto

Huge for the Gunners!


How Dundela FC's pitch issue could affect Premiership relegation picture

Dundela have been told their Wilgar Park pitch is not wide enough for Premiership football


Chelsea vs Liverpool: How many injuries does each team actually have?

Chelsea and Liverpool both have a huge injury list ahead of the 2024 Carabao Cup final, but which club has more injuries?


F1’s ‘late’ team hits track in Bahrain for last pre-testing shakedown

All 10 teams have now put laps on their 2024 F1 cars...


Italy v Scotland, Six Nations 2024: Kick-off time, how to watch and latest news

Scotland started their Six Nations campaign with a narrow 27-26 win over Wales and a 20-16 home defeat by France and a crunch Calcutta Cup match against England at Murrayfield looms large. They will be targeting victory in their fourth fixture of the Championship, against an improving Italy team. When is Italy v Scotland? Italy and Scotland meet on...


The best players never to play at the World Cup

Some of the game's very best never got to grace its greatest stage


F1 News: Williams finally unveil car on eve of pre-season testing

The team have been holding off


Loanee facing uncertain future after being convinced to leave Aston Villa by sacked manager

Midfielder Leander Dendoncker was permitted to leave Aston Villa on loan for Napoli in the January transfer window


The four Super League players appealing bans at tribunal on Tuesday evening

Four Super League players from four different clubs are appealing charges and suspensions at an operational rules tribunal on Tuesday evening - including Hull forward Ligi Sao, Love Rugby...


History: The one and only ‘Mr Arsenal’ our ever-loyal Captain Tony Adams

Tony Adam- one of Arsenals greatest captains In 1957 defender and four times league title hero Tony Adams was born in Dagenham. Adams joined Arsenal as a schoolboy in 1980, before waiting three years to make his debut in 1983 versus Sunderland in the First Division only a month after his 17th birthday.


Rangers record at PSV still stands as controversial Malik Tillman call keeps long home run going

The Light Blues remain the last team to win at Philips Stadion 18 months on from their Champions League playoff round triumph.


Everton points deduction appeal: What's going on?

Everton's appeal hearing has taken place but when will we know the outcome? Sky Sports answers the key questions over the club's 10-point deduction...


Sam Costelow returns as Wales name team to face Ireland in Six Nations

Sam Costelow returns as Wales name team to face Ireland in Six Nations - Head coach Warren Gatland has made one change for the Dublin contest


University of Bradford pupil from BD8 club wins title in front of Sheffield icon

A University of Bradford student, who is part of the Aztec Boxing Club in the city, has won a senior Yorkshire title, and got his belt off Sheffield icon Kell Brook.