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Rumor Roundup: Newcastle ‘Focused’ on a Number of Left Backs this January

Newcastle have stepped up their pursuit of 3 left backs as the winter window’s close draws near. Gloster, Willems, and Williams all are intriguing, but do any of them make sense as targets?


Fighter gets cut from the UFC for violating COVID-19 safety protocol

Unbeaten German-Moroccan mixed martial arts fighter Ottman Azaitar has been fired by the UFC for violating COVID-19 safety protocol. The 30-year-old was scheduled to face Matt Frevola at UFC 257 on Sunday, January 24 at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi but was unceremoniously removed from the card because of his violation. “He and his team cut off their wrist bands, gave them to somebody outside the bubble, I don’t know how they even...


Guardiola unhappy with threat to domestic leagues

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday he is unhappy a proposed European Super League could put the future of domestic leagues and cups in danger. A Times report said the 15 clubs mooted to be in the 20-team breakaway competition would be offered £310 million ($424 million) each to join and up to £213 million per season. The Premier League's 'big six' including City are reported to be among the planned founder members, with a...


Who is Ilaix Moriba? Things to know about Barcelona's latest wonderkid

Things to know about Barcelona wonderkid Ilaix Moriba, who made his debut in the Copa del Rey against Cornella.


90min's Definitive European Power Rankings 2020/21 - Week 13

90min rank the 15 best teams in Europe, including Man Utd, AC Milan and Bayern Munich, using quotes from Frances Ha, Before Midnight, Django Unchained and more.


Bayern's Flick dismisses memories of 8-0 romp before Schalke rematch

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said on Friday their record thrashing of Schalke last September will play no role when the Bundesliga leaders travel to the league's bottom club this weekend. Bayern's 8-0 hammering of Schalke in Munich four months ago was the highest score for the opening game of a German top-flight season. The clubs meet again this weekend in Gelsenkirchen with Schalke 10 points from safety while Bayern are four points clear at...


The latest on Paul Pogba's Manchester United contract situation

The latest on Paul Pogba's contract situation at Manchester United


Jamie Vardy set for spell on sidelines after hernia surgery

Brendan Rodgers confirms Jamie Vardy will miss the next few weeks for Leicester after undergoing hernia surgery.


AC Milan sign Chelsea's Tomori on loan

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori joined AC Milan on loan for the rest of the season on Friday. Serie A leaders Milan are believed to have retained an option to buy Tomori for £25 million ($34 million) when the loan expires at the end of the current campaign. Thiago Silva's move to Chelsea in the close-season pushed Tomori down Frank Lampard's list of centre-backs. Kurt Zouma, Toni Rudiger and Andreas Christensen were all competing with Tomori to...


Concacaf Champions League Set for April Start

The 2021 calendar begins to take shape


Roma lose Spezia cup clash 3-0 after substitute mix-up

Roma were handed a 3-0 Italian Cup defeat to Spezia on Friday after they made six substitutions during a chaotic last 16 clash they had already lost earlier in the week. Paulo Fonseca's side were eliminated on Tuesday after a 4-2 extra-time defeat at the Stadio Olimpico, which they finished with nine-men after initially recovering from an early two-goal deficit to take the match beyond 90 minutes. The capital city club were down to nine less...


Odogwu a world-class prospect says Jones

England coach Eddie Jones believes Paolo Odogwu has the potential to be "world-class" after selecting the uncapped centre in his squad for the Six Nations. "And Paolo can be world-class in terms of line-breaking.


FIFA 21 TOTY: Player ratings, when they are released & 12th man details

Everything you need to know about FIFA 21 Ultimate Team's TOTY player ratings, including card stats, release times and 12th man information.


CHAN newcomers Togo upset Uganda, Rwanda hold misfiring Morocco

Togo overcame the absence of coronavirus-hit coach Jean-Paul Abalo to upset Uganda 2-1 Friday and boost hopes of reaching the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals at the first attempt. Before the Nations Championship kicked off last weekend, most pundits tipped Morocco to finish first and be accompanied to the quarter-finals by Uganda.


Mbappe admits mind not made up on PSG future

Kylian Mbappe says he is still "thinking about" whether to agree to a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain, with the France superstar's existing deal set to expire at the end of next season. "We are in discussions with the club to try to find a suitable project. I said I was thinking about it because I think that...if I sign it would have to be a long-term commitment to Paris Saint-Germain," Mbappe told TV channel Telefoot after Friday's 4-0 win...


Neymar on target on 100th PSG appearance

Neymar made his 100th appearance for Paris Saint-Germain on Friday and marked the occasion with a goal in a 4-0 rout of 10-man Montpellier that took Mauricio Pochettino's side clear at the top of Ligue 1. It was 4-0 in the 63rd minute when Icardi set up Ligue 1's leading scorer Mbappe to finish for his second of the night and 14th of the season.


Man of the Match Poll: Borussia Dortmund Stumble Against Borussia Monchengladbach

Who looked good from today’s performance?


USA vs Colombia: how to watch and match thread

Can the United States sharpen up in their second friendly against Colombia?


Barcelona fail with Lionel Messi ban appeal

The skipper will miss Sunday’s trip to Elche


No tears for Klopp if Liverpool's transfer goals aren't met

Jurgen Klopp vowed not to "cry like a five-year-old" if Liverpool fail to deliver the players he wants in the January transfer window. Liverpool have been destabilised as a result, but Klopp has been unable to convince his employers to bring in a replacement so far during the transfer window.


Fikayo Tomori joins AC Milan on loan from Chelsea

AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori on loan with an option to buy at around £25m.


Jack Wilshere mocks stellar Barcelona midfield in sensational fashion

Jack Wilshere mocks Xavi, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta with sensational Twitter Q&A reply.


USA vs. Colombia: How to Watch, Lineups, Gamethread

The USWNT kicks off today at 4 PM PT on ESPN2


Manchester Utd sign Thorisdottir from Chelsea; Charlotte Fleming leaves for Leicester

Farewells


Atlético Femenino update: Supercopa win, another new signing, and moving up the rankings

Despite an injury-hit campaign, Atlético have won a trophy and have other objectives within reach.


Wolves' player ratings after dumping non-league Chorley out of FA Cup

Wolves' player ratings after Vitinha goal hands them a 1-0 win over Chorley in the FA Cup.


Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane talks about his public image, Jogi Löw, and criticism

The German winger talked about some interesting topics in a new interview.


Painful as it is, the Jordan Morris move is for the best

It hurts now. But we’re all better off in the long run.


FIFA 21: Ultimate Team TOTY revealed

EA Sports have unveiled their Team of the Year for FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Virgil van Dijk & more.


Mourinho says injury behind Alli's absence

Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho said on Friday Dele Alli missed last weekend's win at Sheffield United through injury rather than an impending transfer. The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from the north London side after falling out of favour under Mourinho. But the Portuguese boss said Alli had been omitted from the travelling squad to Bramall Lane because of a minor tendon injury that also threatens the England...


Calvert-Lewin gives Everton a boost

England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will return to action for Everton in Sunday's FA Cup fourth round tie with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, said the Premier League club's manager Carlo Ancelotti. "I want to put out the best line-up as possible against Sheffield (Wednesday) because we want to move on in this competition and I think Dominic can start because he trained well," said Ancelotti at his press conference on Friday.


Where are they now? Chelsea's 2005 title winners

A look at where Chelsea's Premier League title winners from 2004-05 are today.


Chelsea vs Luton - FA Cup fourth round preview: How to watch on TV, live stream & prediction

A preview of Chelsea's FA Cup fourth round tie with Luton, including how to watch on tv, team news and predicted lineups.


Decisions to Define a Decade

The club has reached an inflection point, the weight of decisions to be made in the coming months can either push the club’s trajectory upward or have it spiral downward.


Where Jesse Lingard stands at Man Utd following Amad Diallo signing

The latest on Jesse Lingard's future at Manchester United.


Man Utd need a statement win over Liverpool in the FA Cup

Manchester United have a good chance of winning the FA Cup this season, even if they fall short in the Premier League, and must not lose focus vs Liverpool.


American EPL viewers can expect NBCSN to shut down by end of year

This doesn’t guarantee a full move to Peacock, though.


Probable Formations: Roma vs Spezia

With Roma’s season teetering on the brink, Fonseca will have to cope without some of his key veterans in Saturday’s rematch with Spezia.


'Angry' Clarey rails at Kitzbuehel organisers after gruesome crash

French veteran Johan Clarey has admitted to feeling "angry" at organisers over a savage final jump of the Kitzbuehel World Cup downhill that was scene of a gruesome crash Friday. "There has to be a final finish jump, it's Kitzbuehel, but maybe not that long...


On Mohamed Salah, Back-Post Runs, and the Squad Building Challenges of Success

The Reds are headed for a crossroads in their development, and Mohamed Salah might become the symbol of it.


McGregor and Poirier make weight for UFC 257

The highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is official after both fighters made weight for their contest. The pair of lightweights are set to grace the main event of UFC 257 on Sunday, January 24 at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. McGregor, 32, came in at 155 pounds while Poirier tipped the scale at 156 pounds. The former UFC two-division world champion McGregor previously fought the former UFC interim...


McCarthy appointed new Cardiff manager

Mick McCarthy has been appointed as the manager of Cardiff City, the English second-tier club announced Friday. The former Republic of Ireland, Sunderland and Wolves boss succeeds Neil Harris, who left on Thursday following six successive defeats. Experienced manager McCarthy, 61, was available to take the Cardiff job after parting company with Cypriot club APOEL Nicosia on January 6 following just nine games and two months in charge. "I'm...


Frank Lampard berates journalist in stunning press conference exchange

Frank Lampard gave every indication he is feeling the pressure at Chelsea after laying into a journalist he accused of bias & lacking objectivity.


Barcelona request delay on 'imminent debts' amid threat of bankruptcy

Barcelona debt has spiralled out of control and reports in Spain suggest the club faces possible bankruptcy if they cannot persuade banks for a delay on paying.


Manchester City v Cheltenham Town: FA Cup Preview, Team News and Prediction

Fourth round is here.


Uli Hoeness critical of football agents in Felix Neureuther’s new book

It’s hard to blame Uli, really. A lot of agents make getting deals done super complicated.


Wolves ride their luck as Vitinha's rocket sinks Chorley

Nuno Espirito Santo admitted Wolves had been lucky to scrape into the FA Cup fifth round as Vitinha's sublime strike sealed a hard-fought 1-0 win against non-league Chorley on Friday. Nuno's side were fortunate to avoid an embarrassing upset after a lacklustre display at Victory Park. Vitinha's brilliant long-range drive put Wolves ahead early in the first half. But sixth tier Chorley, the last non-league club standing in this season's...


Frank Lampard gives off Jose Mourinho vibes with spiky press conference

Frank Lampard showed a touch of former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in his heated press conference before the Luton game.


'I'm a fighter' insists under pressure Lampard

Frank Lampard is relishing the prospect of leading Chelsea out of a poor run of Premier League form. The 42-year-old former England midfielder's future at Stamford Bridge has become a hot topic, with Chelsea having lost five of their last eight league matches. Lampard's emerging side are at home to Luton in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday and a further slip-up against the Hatters will only add to the pressure on the Chelsea manager. But...


Gladbach end losing streak against Dortmund to climb to fourth

Defender Nico Elvedi netted twice as Moenchengladbach ended their six-year wait to beat Dortmund when their 4-2 home win on Friday lifted the Foals to fourth in the Bundesliga table. Two goals by Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland were bookended by Elvedi netting from set-pieces in the action-packed opening 32 minutes. Algeria left-back Ramy Bensebaini restored Gladbach's lead early in the second half before substitute Marcus Thuram headed...