Friday, 10 July 2020

John Stones says Manchester City remain best team

John Stones is determined to be at the forefront of Manchester City’s continuing push for glory – and believes his team are still the best around. The England defender is convinced City remain the best team in the country despite surrendering their Premier League crown to Liverpool after two successive…

Southgate to assess Greenwood, Foden and Saka during FA Cup ties

Gareth Southgate to assess young trio of Mason Greenwood, Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka during FA Cup semi-finals with England boss set to attend his first matches since lockdown Gareth Southgate has stayed away from Premier League games since the restart But the England boss has been welcomed by the FA…

MARTIN SAMUEL: Young homegrown talent is shining so why wreck things?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Young homegrown talent is shining with the Elite Player Performance Plan… so why wreck things with more quotas? The Premier League and FA will have to discuss post-Brexit transfer policy Greater opportunities for young English players are occurring naturally  Every time quotas rise, English players get priced out…

Johnathan Thurston slams Cowboys’ ‘diabolical’ and ‘atrocious’ defence

Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston has blasted his former side’s “diabolical” defence against the Roosters, in a disappointing 42-16 loss to kick off Round 9. The Cowboys led 6-0 and were only down 12-6 at halftime, but continued a worrying trend of capitulating in the second half, especially in defence. “It’s…

How will Champions League and Europa League draws work?

The Champions League and Europa League are scheduled to conclude as ‘mini’ tournaments in August, so instead of UEFA preparing Wembley for the Euro 2020 final, on Friday it will be conducting draws for European club football’s two major competitions. So how will it all work? In Nyon, UEFA will…

Everton 1-1 Southampton: Richarlison equalises after Ings' opener

Everton 1-1 Southampton: Richarlison cancels out Danny Ings’ opener to nick draw as Saints rue James Ward-Prowse’s missed penalty Richarlison scored a superb equaliser as Everton drew 1-1 against Southampton  Danny Ings had put Southampton ahead in the 31st minute at Goodison Park  Just prior to Ings’ goal, James Ward-Prowse…

UFC 251 breakdown: How Masvidal, Usman, Yan and Aldo can win on Fight Island

The headliner of UFC 251 changed significantly when Gilbert Burns tested positive for COVID-19 and was removed from the welterweight title bout against Kamaru Usman and replaced by Jorge Masvidal. That’s just one of three title fights on the card Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, but it is…

Lurie’s film company finishes Hitler documentary

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s documentary film company, Play/Action Pictures, on Thursday announced the completion of its inaugural project, which has been in the works for three years: “The Meaning of Hitler.” Lurie is an executive producer for the film. The threat of white supremacy is a topic that has…

Record-breaking jump jockey Kelly announces her retirement

Record-breaking jump jockey Lizzie Kelly announces her retirement from racing after 11 years in the saddle Kelly was first female jockey to ride a Grade One winner over fences in Britain  Kelly has set her sights on a training career after retiring from riding The 27-year-old and her husband are…