Chelsea: Eight candidates for Todd Boehly to consider to be director of football at Stamford Bridge

Todd Boehly faced few complications in getting his No 1 target when it came to hiring a new manager – but unlike Graham Potter, landing a sporting director is not proving quite so easy.  Chelsea suffered another blow in their search after first choice candidate Christoph Freund opted to stay at Red Bull Salzburg. The Blues … Read more

The 10 most outrageous contract demands after Lionel Messi’s extravagant requests

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. That certainly seemed to be the mindset Lionel Messi had when he went to renegotiate his contract with Barcelona in 2020.  Details of his demands were leaked to the public by the Spanish media on Tuesday night, with it being revealed that the Argentine star wanted the Catalan … Read more

World Cup 2022: Just how many have died so Qatar can host this winter’s tournament?

Rup Chandra Rumba was a 27-year-old scaffolder from Nepal working on a World Cup 2022 stadium site when, in 2019, he died of ‘cardio respiratory failure due to natural cause’. Mr Rumba, who had a medical certificate saying he was healthy, died in accommodation not cleared as fit for human habitation. Through no fault of … Read more

Paul Pogba DID hire a witchdoctor – but not to put a spell on France team-mate Kylian Mbappe

There is always a sense of magic when Kylian Mbappé weaves in and out of multiple defenders to score a breath-taking solo goal. France’s 23-year-old superstar striker certainly mesmerised a Paris crowd on Thursday to score the opener in a 2-0 win over Austria. What made the strike in the Nations League game particularly significant, … Read more

Maro Itoje opens up about the state of Rugby and reveals his plans to run a club one day

At a time when rugby is crying out for bright minds and innovative, inspirational figures to transform the fortunes of the sport, Maro Itoje has good news about his post-playing plans. The Saracens lock is only 27, but he is already working out what lies ahead after his retirement from active service. ‘I wanted to … Read more

Pakistan vs England: Harry Brook & Ben Duckett star with bat as tourists retake series lead | Cricket News

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Highlights from the third T20 international between Pakistan and England in Karachi Highlights from the third T20 international between Pakistan and England in Karachi England retook the lead in their T20I series with Pakistan after a brilliant unbeaten century stand between Harry Brook and Ben … Read more

Four places are still up for grabs in England’s World Cup starting 11, insists Jamie Carragher

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes there are up to four places up for grabs in England’s starting eleven for the Three Lions’ opening game of the World Cup in Qatar and the next two matches will be crucial in deciding who fills them. The ex-England international, who earned 38 caps, believes the next UEFA Nations … Read more

Wallabies great Tim Horan tells Nic White how to deal with being the most hated man in rugby

As Wallaby halfback Nic White prepares for Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup match at Auckland’s Eden Park, he’ll need to pack the essentials – boots, mouthguard, jockstrap and, most importantly, ear plugs. White has become arguably the most unpopular player in world rugby over the past month and the Kiwi supporters will let him know it … Read more

‘It’s their OWN fault!’: Justin Thomas takes a swipe at LIV Golf defectors

Justin Thomas has no sympathy for players who defected to play for LIV Golf and said they only have themselves to blame that they are unable to earn ranking points from the breakaway series.   On Tuesday, all 48 LIV Golf players co-signed a letter to the chairman of the Official World Golf Ranking, Peter Dawson, pleading … Read more

Why Antonio Conte would be mad to leave Tottenham for Juventus

In many eras, a choice of whether to go to Juventus or Tottenham Hotspur was never really much of a debate. Juve may be the team everyone loves to hate in Italy, but their global prominence in the game is up there with the finest and there is an almost uncountable list of world renowned … Read more