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Mansfield's bizarre transfer video sees 'glamorous' club chief pick up new signing from airport

Mansfield have announced the signing of Nicky Maynard with a bizarre transfer video that sees the club’s chief executive pick the striker up from the airport. In the video, Maynard, who has joined the Stags from Bury, is collected from Faro Airport in Portugal – where the squad have headed for pre-season training – and […]

Mansfield's bizarre transfer video sees 'glamorous' club chief pick up new signing from airport

Mansfield have announced the signing of Nicky Maynard with a bizarre transfer video that sees the club’s chief executive pick the striker up from the airport. In the video, Maynard, who has joined the Stags from Bury, is collected from Faro Airport in Portugal – where the squad have headed for pre-season training – and […]

Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace 'incensed' by Arsenal approach for winger

Zaha scored 10 goals for Palace in 2018-19Crystal Palace have been left incensed by Arsenal’s approach to sign Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha.The Gunners have offered £40m, which will not even be considered.Palace value Zaha at around £80m and are furious with Arsenal for what they believe to be a ham-fisted attempt to destabilise the […]

Manchester United make improved offer to beat Manchester City to Harry Maguire transfer

Manchester United have upped their offer for Leicester’s Harry Maguire (Picture: Getty)Manchester United have reportedly moved ahead of Manchester City in the race to sign Harry Maguire after making an improved bid for the Leicester City star. Discussions between both Manchester clubs and Leicester have advanced in recent days and City were thought to be […]

Wimbledon can’t really disguise change when it’s a £70m roof | Matthew Engel

The crumbling porch at the entrance of that once fine edifice, the United Kingdom, is held up by a series of Corinthian columns: the monarchy, the great public schools, the ancient universities … They have much in common. A rich patina of tradition suffuses everything they do. They all run their own operations skilfully; and […]

Raheem Sterling lifts lid on the personal target that forced him to quit Liverpool

Raheem Sterling admits his desire to win the Premier League forced him to quit Liverpool . The England star left Anfield for Manchester City in a £49m deal in 2015 as he became the most-expensive English player ever. Sterling, 24, just turned down a huge offer from Liverpool to move to the Etihad and he […]

Today’s back pages: ‘15 love’ to new Wimbledon star Cori Gauff

15 love to CoriThe opening day at Wimbledon saw 15-year-old Cori Gauff record a stunning 6-4, 6-4 victory over five-time champion Venus Williams.See related 2019 sports event calendar and TV guide: what’s on in July?Gauff is the youngest player to qualify for the main draw since the Open era began in 1968, but despite her tender […]

What is the Wimbledon prize money and how much do the winners get?

Angelique Kerber was last year’s winner after she defeated Serena Williams (Photo by Simon Bruty/Any Chance/Getty Images)Wimbledon has returned and the prize money up for grabs has grown yet again. The tennis tournament has become a rewarding event for the top performers and it is an event that attracts viewers from around the world. It […]

'This is England's best chance to beat the US – and Neville's tactics are key'

Fifa Women’s World Cup: England v USAVenue: Stade de Lyon, Lyon Date: Tuesday, 2 July Kick-off: 20:00 BSTCoverage: Watch live on BBC One or iPlayer, listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, read live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app.England against the United States is a perfect semi-final.When the Lionesses line up […]

Late bloomer Gatto-Monticone faces Serena in dream Wimbledon debut

LONDON (Reuters) – As Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone prepares for her Wimbledon debut at the age of 31 after 17 years on the women’s tour, she need look no further than her first-round opponent Serena Williams for inspiration. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA International – Nature Valley Open – Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham – June 9, […]

India coach reacts to Pakistan fans slamming MS Dhoni after England World Cup defeat

MS Dhoni was criticised after India’s World Cup loss to England (Picture: Getty)India coach Sanjay Bangar has defended MS Dhoni after he received criticism from Pakistan fans and a number of cricket legends following the World Cup defeat to England. Dhoni made 42 off 31 balls in Sunday’s 31-run defeat in Birmingham but his fairly […]

Gauff eclipses Venus to steal day one limelight

LONDON (Reuters) – American 15-year-old Cori Gauff stole the show on the opening day of Wimbledon with a debut victory over five-time champion and her inspiration Venus Williams. Gauff, the youngest woman ever to survive the qualifying tournament, played like a seasoned performer as she clinically beat the 39-year-old great 6-4 6-4 to earn a […]

Wimbledon 2019: Johanna Konta set to start her campaign

Johanna Konta reached the last four at Wimbledon in 2017 but that is the only time she has got further than the second round in seven previous visitsWimbledon 2019 on the BBCVenue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio and the BBC Sport website with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, […]

Tyler Skaggs dead: Los Angeles Angels confirm pitcher has died, aged 27

Los Angeles Angels have confirmed that pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died, aged 27. Their match against Texas Rangers due to take place in the early hours of Tuesday morning (BST) has been cancelled. The circumstances surrounding Skaggs’ death are, as yet, unconfirmed. In a statement, the Angels said: “It is with great sorrow that we […]

Wimbledon 2019: Kyle Edmund & Heather Watson through to second round

Best shots as Heather Watson beats Caty McNallyWimbledon 2019 on the BBCVenue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full detailsBritons Kyle Edmund and Heather Watson made their experience count to reach the second round at […]

Herbert plays down injury fears ahead of joining forces with Murray

LONDON (Reuters) – Forget the fact that Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert had lost in the opening round of Wimbledon on Monday. There was only one question on everyone’s lips – is the Frenchman fit enough to partner Andy Murray in the doubles? Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – […]

Chelsea complete the permanent signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid

Mateo Kovacic has sealed a permanent return to Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Chelsea have completed the permanent signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid in a deal worth a reported £40.3m, the La Liga club have confirmed. The 25-year-old will return to Stamford Bridge after spending last season on loan and is likely to be the club’s […]

Derby line up former Barcelona star Phillip Cocu as No.1 choice to replace Chelsea-bound Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is closing in on the Chelsea job – and Derby have lined up a big-name replacement. Derby have held talks with ex-Barcelona midfielder Phillip Cocu who is their No1 choice to replace Lampard who is expected to be installed at Stamford Bridge within the next 48 hours. Lampard was excused from taking training […]

Watford: Craig Dawson joins from West Brom on four-year deal

Craig Dawson made 153 Premier League appearances before West Brom were relegated in 2018Watford have completed the signing of defender Craig Dawson from Championship side West Brom.The 29-year-old centre-half has joined the Hornets on a four-year deal.Dawson joined West Brom from Rochdale in 2010 and became a first-team regular before the Baggies were relegated from […]

West Indies chasing 339 to beat Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

3.29pm BST15:29 WICKET! Hope b Malinga 5 (West Indies 22-2) Hope chops the slower ball on! Gayle might be battling but Malinga is turning the clock back. “He still has all the tricks,” says Simon Doull. Not wrong. That might not look like much of a delivery well outside the off-stump but it does enough […]

Why Paul Pogba was missing from Man Utd's first day back for pre-season training

Manchester United players were back at Carrington for their first day of pre-season training ahead of the new season on Monday. But Paul Pogba was a notable absentee as the Red Devils prepare for their first full season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford […]

Jurgen Klopp outlines long-term plan for Marko Grujic after Liverpool midfielder rejoins Hertha Berlin on loan

Marko Grujic has returned to Hertha Berlin for the 2019-20 season (Picture: Getty)Marko Grujic has rejoined Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on loan next season but he remains part of Jurgen Klopp’s long-term plans at Liverpool. The 23-year-old midfielder became Klopp’s first signing at Anfield when he joined in a £5m deal from Red Star Belgrade […]

Marko Grujic: Liverpool midfielder returns to Hertha Berlin on season-long loan

Grujic is understood to be part of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the 2020/2021 seasonLiverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has completed a season-long loan move to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.The 23-year-old Serb impressed on loan at Hertha last term.He has agreed to move back despite late interest from Brighton and Hove Albion and Atalanta in […]

Sports shorts: Verstappen wins Austrian GP, Rafa Benitez slams Mike Ashley

1. Verstappen wins in Austria… eventuallyMax Verstappen produced a brilliant drive to win the Austrian Grand Prix, but was forced to wait several hours before his victory was confirmed as stewards investigated the Red Bull driver’s overtake of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on lap 69 of 71. “F1 has come in for much criticism in the […]

Arsenal release retro new Adidas home kit ahead of 2019/20 season

Arsenal have officially released their new home kit for the 2019/20 season. The Gunners have returned to Adidas for the first time in 25 years after signing a bumper deal with the sportswear giants. The impressive red and white kit bears similarities with the shirts worn during the early days of the Premier League, with […]

U.S. beat Curacao 1-0 to move into Gold Cup semis

(Reuters) – The United States reached the Gold Cup semi-finals on Sunday after Weston McKennie’s first-half goal gave the defending champions a 1-0 win over Curacao in Philadelphia. Jun 30, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; United States midfielder Weston Mckennie (8) reacts to his goal against Curacao during the first half of quarterfinal play in the […]

Cricket World Cup: England bounce back against India

England were back to their old selves at Edgbaston on Sunday as they beat India to keep their World Cup hopes alive.After back to back defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia, the hosts were teetering on the brink of oblivion going into the game against unbeaten India with anything other than victory ending their involvement […]

Arsenal transfer news: Wilfried Zaha, Jacob Bruun Larsen, William Saliba, Mesut Ozil

Four Gunners left the Emirates for the last time on Sunday with Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Petr Cech no more after their contracts expired. So who might Arsenal bring in to replace them?Zaha off limitsCrystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is at the top of their wishlist but they can forget about signing him, […]