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Tennis – Injury making Murray wait

Andy Murray has confirmed that he will be out of action for at least another month as he continues to be troubled by a pelvic injury.

The 32-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion, who has fought back from a career-threatening hip problem, has been …


Soccer – Dyche aims to fill Barnes gap

Manager Sean Dyche has challenged his Burnley squad to cope with the absence of striker Ashley Barnes, who requires surgery to repair a hernia.

The 30-year-old frontman has not featured for the Clarets since New Year’s Day and has not found the net s…


Soccer – Pearson expects Gray stay

Watford head coach Nigel Pearson has told striker Andre Gray that he remains a valued member of the Vicarage Road squad.

The 28-year-old frontman has scored just twice in 18 Premier League appearances for the Hornets so far this season, with only sev…


Soccer – Solskjaer rues Rashford knock

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Marcus Rashford is a major doubt for the Premier League showdown with Liverpool on Sunday.

England striker Rashford lasted just 16 minutes of the 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay win over Wol…


Soccer – Arteta aims to inspire Lacazette

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is hopeful that Alexandre Lacazette can hit top form in the absence of suspended fellow striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang has been handed a three-match suspension for his sending-off in the 1-1 draw at Crys…


Cricket – Sri Lanka target for Anderson

Paceman James Anderson is aiming to be back to full fitness in time to be an option for the England tour of Sri Lanka, having been sidelined by a rib injury.

Anderson sustained a cracked rib during the win over South Africa in the second Test of four…


Cricket – Stokes thanks team-mate over ICC gong

Ben Stokes said his International Cricket Council’s cricketer of the year award would not have been possible without his England team-mates.

The 28-year-old all-rounder was handed the award on the back of his 2019 exploits when he was instrumental to…


Rugby Union – Hogg handed the Scotland armband

Stuart Hogg will be Scotland’s new captain for the upcoming 2020 Six Nations, head coach Gregor Townsend has confirmed.

Townsend opted to make a change after the team flopped at the Rugby World Cup in Japan late last year under the leadership of Edi…


Soccer – Fernandes relishing Spurs challenge

Gedson Fernandes is already targeting a place in the Tottenham team after confirming his move on an initial 18-month loan deal from Benfica.

The highly-rated 21-year-old Portugal international has impressed in his homeland since making his debut last…


Horse Racing – Un De Sceaux in hunt to win fourth Clarence House Chase

Un De Sceaux’s owner Colm O’Connell continues to be impressed by Willie Mullins’ handling of the 12-year-old.

Un De Sceaux, who will take on Defi Du Seuil this weekend in the Clarence House Chase, is still competing for Grade One glory and that is be…


Soccer – Barca turn to Setien after sacking Valverde

Barcelona have handed the former Las Palmas and Real Betis coach Quique Setien a two-and-a-half-year contract after he was named as Ernesto Valverde’s successor at the Nou Camp.

Valverde led Barcelona to successive La Liga titles in 2017/18 and 2018/…


Soccer – Kane’s season could be over

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has suggested that Harry Kane may not play again this season and could miss this summer’s European Championship.

The 26-year-old has been forced to have surgery on the hamstring injury he sustained against Southampton on …


Soccer – Bruce refuses to look too far ahead

Cautious Steve Bruce accepts that his Newcastle United side have a great chance to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup this season.

The Magpies are preparing for a third-round replay at home to League One side Rochdale on Tuesday and, if they win tha…


Soccer – Howe to consider his future

Despondent Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has indicated that he may quit after watching his side produce a dismal performance on Sunday in the 3-0 home defeat to Watford.

Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra all scored for the revitali…


Soccer – Smith desperate for more firepower

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith hopes to have added a new striker to his squad before Saturday’s game against Brighton.

Smith is struggling for firepower after losing Wesley for the rest of the season because of a knee injury and has been linked with Che…


Soccer – Solskjaer urges Young to stay

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cooled suggestions that Ashley Young is heading to Inter Milan this month.

The Norwegian has also indicated that Harry Maguire could feature against Norwich City on Saturday despite reports suggesting t…


Soccer – Dyche hints at new arrivals

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has suggested that he will try to bring some new players to Turf Moor before the January transfer window closes.

The Clarets are 7/2 with bet365 to be relegated this season after losing their last three Premier League match…


Soccer – Foster insists Hornets can stay up

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes Nigel Pearson is the right man to guide the Hornets clear of relegation danger.

The 36-year-old admits that he thought Watford were doomed to the drop a month ago but, after a run of three victories and a draw i…


Cricket – Injury ends Anderson’s series

A broken rib has forced Jimmy Anderson to return to England and he will not feature in the last two Tests against South Africa.

The 37-year-old sustained the injury during the tourists’ outstanding 189-run victory in the second Test against the Prote…


Soccer – Ndidi set for short lay-off

Leicester City’s Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi will not play again this month after having knee surgery.

The 23-year-old missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at King Power Stadium and …