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Horse Racing – Atzeni aims for more St Leger glory

Andrea Atzeni is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to ride Raymond Tusk in Saturday’s St Leger at Doncaster.

The Italian won the race on Kingston Hill four years ago and on Simple Verse in 2015.
Raymond Tusk was victorious at Hamilton rece…


Soccer – Lloris faces race against time

Hugo Lloris has not given up hope of playing for Tottenham against Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.

The France international is struggling with a thigh problem which forced him to miss Spurs’ 2-1 defeat at Watford earlier this month.
The 31-year-ol…


Formula 1 – Raikkonen and Leclerc to swap places

Kimi Raikkonen is looking forward to returning to Sauber after confirming that he is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season.

The 38-year-old Finnish driver began his Formula 1 career with Sauber in 2001 before joining McLaren one year later.
He w…


Soccer – Pogba unsure over United future

Paul Pogba has admitted that he does not know if he will stay with Manchester United in the future despite being committed to the team at the moment.

The 25-year-old has been the subject of speculation throughout the summer over suggestions that he d…


Soccer – Giggs wants more from Wales

Ryan Giggs believes his Wales side can get better despite watching them thrash the Republic of Ireland 4-1 in his first competitive game in charge.

Tom Lawrence, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey gave the Welsh a 3-0 lead at half-time of their Nations Lea…


Rugby League – Powell keen to maintain high standards

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell is expecting Friday’s visit to Hull FC to be a stern examination for his side.

Hull slumped to a grim 80-10 defeat to Warrington Wolves last week but Powell is expecting Lee Radford’s team to bounce back.


Cricket – Cook insists there will be no U-turn

Alastair Cook says he will not change his mind and return to England duty in the future.

The 33-year-old announced on Monday that the fifth Test against India at The Oval, which is scheduled to start on Friday, will be his last England appearance.


Soccer – Jorginho happy to be in England

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says he is enjoying life in the Premier League following his summer switch to Stamford Bridge from Napoli.

The 26-year-old followed his boss in Naples, Maurizio Sarri, to Chelsea in a £50million transfer in July even thoug…


Soccer – Neuer refuses to dwell on past failures

Manuel Neuer is determined to focus on the future rather than look back on Germany’s early exit from World Cup 2018.

Joachim Low’s side failed to progress from their group in Russia, coming from behind to beat Sweden but suffering defeats to Mexico a…


Soccer – Mancini: Time and patience are needed

Italy coach Roberto Mancini does not think it will be easy for the Azzurri to bounce back from the disappointment of failing to qualify for World Cup 2018.

The former Manchester City manager was placed in charge of the national team in May, six month…


Soccer – Henderson sees bright future for England

Jordan Henderson believes the current England squad can get better in the next few years.

The Liverpool midfielder played a key role for his country during the summer as Gareth Southgate’s team reached the semi-finals of World Cup 2018.
Henderson is…


Soccer – Lopetegui backs Real stars

Julen Lopetegui says it would be foolish to write his Real Madrid players off so early in the season.

The 52-year-old was appointed as the new coach at the Bernabeu in June, a move that cost him the chance to lead Spain at the World Cup 2018.


Soccer – Matic provides Jose backing

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says he still sees Jose Mourinho as one of the best coaches in the world.

The Portuguese has come under fire for his side’s mediocre start to the season, with defeats against Brighton and Tottenham being com…


Formula 1 – Hamilton relishing title pressure

Lewis Hamilton says he is enjoying the pressure of battling for the Drivers’ Championship in 2018.

The Mercedes driver has been pushed hard by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel this year but Sunday’s victory at Monza has allowed him to open up a 30 point ad…


Cricket – Root targets top-order weakness

Skipper Joe Root says his England team are determined to try and find an answer to their top-order batting problems, despite securing a Test series victory over India.

A 60-run win in the fourth Test at the Rose Bowl gave the hosts an unassailable 3-…


Tennis – Thiem ready for Nadal meeting

Dominic Thiem is hoping meeting world number one Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the US Open, and for once, not on clay, will help him succeed.

Thiem reached the last eight at Flushing Meadows for the first time by seeing off former US Open and…


Soccer – Gracia relishes Hornets run

Javi Gracia has challenged his Watford side to keep up the level of performance which has seen them win four out of four in the Premier League so far this season.

Having beaten Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace in their opening three league games,…


Soccer – Klopp ready to battle

Jurgen Klopp does not think it will be easy for Liverpool to continue their winning start to the campaign by beating Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The hosts will be without the suspended Jamie Vardy, but Klopp knows all about …


Soccer – Lampard relishing Old Trafford visit

Derby County boss Frank Lampard is looking forward to locking horns with his former manager Jose Mourinho after the Rams were handed a Carabao Cup tie against Manchester United.

Derby reached the third round of the competition by defeating Hull City …


Soccer – Blues and Gunners handed reasonable draws

Chelsea will play PAOK, BATE Borisov and the Hungarian team Vidi in the group stage of the Europa League.

PAOK were runners-up in Greece last season while BATE have former Arsenal man Alexander Hleb in their squad.
The Gunners have been placed in Gr…