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Football – Arteta confident about Arsenal future

Mikel Arteta insists he is the right manager to take Arsenal forward despite the “huge blow” of a Europa League semi-final defeat to Villarreal.

Trailing 2-1 after the first leg in Spain, Arsenal were held to a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium o…


Rugby Union – Lawes admits to Lions luck

England lock Courtney Lawes admitted to feeling “lucky” after booking a place on the Lions’ tour to South Africa.

The 32-year-old Northampton second row has endured an injury-ravaged season, playing just four times.
Lawes, who toured New Zealand wit…


Cricket – SA skipper targets tournament success

South Africa captain Temba Bavuma is determined to end the Proteas’ long wait for a major tournament victory over the next three years.

Bavuma was confirmed as skipper of the Twenty20 and one-day international teams earlier this year and he takes on …


Rugby League – Woolf ready for Giants challenge

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf expects his players to rise to the task in their Challenge Cup quarter-final with Huddersfield Giants on Friday night.

The match is part of a double-header at Headingley, coming after Catalans’ clash with Warringto…


Rugby Union – Tuilagi tipped for Lions call

Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson believes Manu Tuilagi would be a massive hit if called up for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa.

Tuilagi has been sidelined with an Achilles injury since September but he is on track to return for th…


Golf – Simpson – Familiar layout not an advantage

Webb Simpson has played down suggestions that he will benefit from home advantage at this week’s Wells Fargo Championship.

The 35-year-old is a member at Quail Hollow, the venue for the tournament, and lives by the seventh tee. However, he says that …


Football – Fernandinho hails City progress

Manchester City captain Fernandinho believes the club have taken a “big step” by reaching their maiden Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola’s men produced a stellar collective effort as they qualified for this season’s showpiece on 29th May with a v…


Football – Van de Beek urged to fight for United future

Ajax chief Marc Overmars has urged Donny van de Beek to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place in Manchester United’s midfield.

Van de Beek arrived in Manchester from Ajax for £40m on a five-year contract in September.
The 24-year-old played 1…


Football – PSG hoping for Mbappe boost

Paris St-Germain will leave it late to decide whether Kylian Mbappe will be fit to play in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino says Mbappe had an individual training session on Monday…


Tennis – Nadal welcomes home comforts

Rafael Nadal is hopeful that home support at the ATP Madrid Open will provide him with an extra boost as he awaits his second-round opponent.

The 19th edition of the Madrid Open got under way at Park Manzanares on Sunday and the venue is allowed to b…


Football – Spurs happy to wait on Bale decision

Tottenham’s interim manager Ryan Mason says a decision will be made on Gareth Bale’s future at the club at the end of the season.

Mason was full of praise for Bale’s quality and attitude after the Welshman scored a hat-trick in Sunday’s 4-0 Premier L…


Football – Abraham out of Hammers’ price range

West Ham manager David Moyes has said the Hammers are likely to be priced out of a summer transfer move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

The 23-year-old scored 15 league goals for the west London outfit last season but has found the net just six ti…


Tennis – Muguruza forced to miss Madrid Open

Garbine Muguruza has been forced to delay the start of her European clay-court campaign after making the “painful” decision to withdraw from the Madrid Open because of injury.

The Spanish number one and former Wimbledon champion had been desperate to…


Football – United boss eager to extend Cavani deal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is keen to persuade Edinson Cavani to stay at Manchester United after the striker’s starring role in Thursday’s win over Roma.

United hammered their Serie A visitors 6-2 in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final …


Football – Ajax tie down Ten Hag

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has ended speculation about his future after signing a new contract at the Eredivisie giants.

The 51-year-old had been the leading candidate to take over at Premier League side Tottenham, who recently sacked Jose Mourinho and a…


Football – Leipzig put faith in Marsch

RB Leipzig are confident that Jesse Marsch will prove a worthy successor to Julian Nagelsmann when he takes over as head coach next season.

The 33-year-old Nagelsmann, who led Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals last season, is leaving to rep…


Snooker – Murphy happy to survive Trump comeback

Shaun Murphy says he was “thrilled” to get the job done against Judd Trump and book his spot in the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship after an enthralling end to their quarter-final clash.

Murphy, who lifted the trophy in Sheffield back i…


Football – Job only half done for City

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are only halfway through their mission to reach the Champions League final after recording a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their semi-final tie.

The Citizens produced a superb second-half come…


Football – Tuchel felt Blues deserved more

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg in Madrid on Tuesday, but head coach Thomas Tuchel believes his side could have come away with more.

The Blues performed well at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium and took …


Football – Zidane content with draw

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was happy with his side’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Zidane admitted his side had struggled in the opening period of t…