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Soccer – Warnock calls for City fight

Boss Neil Warnock wants his Cardiff City side to rise to the occasion when welcome title-chasing Liverpool to the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.

The Bluebirds gave themselves a massive boost in their bid to escape relegation from the Premier League …


Soccer – United star warned to perform

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his Manchester United squad that they are still playing for their futures during the closing weeks of the season.

Having enjoyed initial success after taking over at Old Trafford just before Christmas, Solskjae…


Darts – MVG likes life at the top

Michael van Gerwen is highly motivated to try and make it six seasons in a row that he has finished top of the Premier League standings.

Van Gerwen, the three-time defending champion, has headed the standings at the end of the regular season in each …


Soccer – Poch proud of Spurs belief

Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino hailed the character of his team after they reached the Champions League semi-finals by knocking out Manchester City.

The Londoners were beaten 4-3 in the second leg of their quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium, b…


Soccer – Pep tells City to move on

Head coach Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City side simply have to react quickly to their Champions League exit at the hands pf Tottenham Hotspur.

The Citizens crashed out of the Champions League despite a 4-3 win at home to Spurs in the second le…


Soccer – Klopp aims to find Barca key

Jurgen Klopp will take a close look at past matches to try and discover the secret to trying to beat Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Reds roared through to the last four with a 4-1 win at FC Porto, with the Merseysiders clai…


Soccer – Warnock vows to keep fighting

Neil Warnock says his Cardiff City players have shown guts and determination as they battle to avoid the drop.

The Bluebirds won 2-0 at Brighton on Tuesday, thanks to goals by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison, as they moved to within two poin…


Cricket – Archer handed chance to impress

Uncapped pace bowler Jofra Archer has been left out of England’s preliminary 15-man World Cup squad although he could still feature in the tournament if he impresses in warm-up games against Ireland and Pakistan.

The 24-year-old, who qualified to pla…


Soccer – Solskjaer: There’s work to be done

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he needs to rebuild a squad that has fallen behind the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Liverpool.

United were outclassed by Barca in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final …


Soccer – KDB takes on City pressure

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne accepts some people will think his side have failed if they are unable to retain their Premier League title.

The Citizens are currently locked in battle with Liverpool, with the Reds two points clear at the …


Soccer – Emery allays Torreira fears

Unai Emery is confident the injury sustained by Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira in the 1-0 Premier League victory at Watford is not too serious.

The Uruguay international was withdrawn at half-time at Vicarage Road, as a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang g…


Soccer – Keeper eager to improve

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio is eager to keep on improving, having enjoyed a successful first season so far with Premier League new boys Wolves.

The men from Molineux have impressed on their return to the top-flight and are still in contention to finish i…


Soccer – Positive Rashford aims to stun Barca

Marcus Rashford sees no reason why Manchester United can’t knock Barcelona out of the Champions League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost last week’s first leg against the La Liga leaders at Old Trafford 1-0 and are 9/1 with bet365 to qualify for the …


Liverpool’s European Cup triumph made Tommy Smith’s career complete

Rugged defender played 638 games for Liverpool and 1977 final in Rome meant he retired without regretsCoincidentally, but pleasingly, Liverpool’s most recent match programme featured a photograph and short tribute to Tommy Smith, who has died at the ag…


Israel Folau is to be sacked by Rugby Australia: here’s why – video

Israel Folau is to be sacked by Rugby Australia following a post the player made on his Instagram account. RA released a statement on Thursday saying ‘whilst Israel is entitled to his religious beliefs, the way in which he has expressed these beliefs i…


The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks step up?It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifet…


Soccer – Emery talks up Gunners display

Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes his side were full deserving of their 2-0 win over Napoli in their Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday night.

Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring on 14 minutes before Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly’s own …


Talking Horses: Derby contender a thrill for rising star Archie Watson

Nate The Great will be given a chance to earn his place in the Epsom Classic for trainer who set up with three horses in 2016Archie Watson, fastest rising of all young Flat trainers, has a possible Derby contender in his string. I learned this at a med…


Soccer – Pochettino: We still have a lot of work to do

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino thinks his team still have it all to do if they are to knock Manchester City out of the Champions League.

Spurs are 21/20 with bet365 to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Pep Gu…


Golf – Fowler seeks Augusta glory

Rickie Fowler hopes he can go one better than last year and win this week’s US Masters at Augusta National.

The 30-year-old, who will play his first round alongside Rory McIlroy and Cameron Smith, was the runner-up to Patrick Reed 12 months ago, but …