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St Johnstone hit back at Celtic & Lennon.

Who would have predicted Neil Lennon going off on one at other clubs would have embarrassing ramifications for him, and us ? Oh wait, everyone. That’s who would have predicted it. Here’s what St Johnstone said after Lennon’s ramblings just over 24 hours ago. BREAKING: St Johnstone are hitting back at Neil Lennon's claims about their matchday protocols during his media conference yesterday. "St. Johnstone Football Club is extremely disappointed...


The stats that prove again that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an outrageous footballer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's match-winning brace for Milan against Cagliari added another two records to an already ridiculous CV.


Tottenham U23 midfielder Dilan Markanday signs contract extension

Dilan Markanday has flown under the hype radar a bit, but he’s a solid talent.


Arsene Wenger backs Mesut Ozil to succeed at Fenerbahce

Arsene Wenger expects Mesut Ozil to thrive once he starts playing for Fenerbahce following free transfer from Arsenal.


Liverpool vs Man Utd stalemate sets new Sky Sports viewing figures record

Liverpool vs Manchester United set a new record for Premier League viewing figures broadcast exclusively on Sky Sports and the second highest ever.


Messi banned for two matches after historic Barca red

Lionel Messi was banned for two matches on Tuesday following his first ever sending off for Barcelona. The Argentine forward was shown a red card at the end of Sunday's 3-2 extra-time defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final after lashing out at Asier Villalibre. Messi had twice been sent off playing for Argentina, including at the 2019 Copa America, but never in 16 years and 753 matches with Barcelona's first team. The six time...


Ibrahimovic double as Milan pull clear of Inter on top of Serie A

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice on his first start in two months as AC Milan beat Cagliari 2-0 on Monday to pull ahead of city rivals Inter on top of the Serie A table. Ibrahimovic, 39, got the first from the penalty spot after seven minutes, adding a second just after the break in Sardinia. Milan, targeting their first league title since 2011 when Ibrahimovic last played in the team, pull three points ahead of Inter who beat champions Juventus...


hit with two-game ban for Super Cup red card

The Barcelona captain is set for a spell out


Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal pile more misery on Newcastle

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to scoring form with a double as Arsenal's rise up the Premier League table continued with a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle on Monday. The Gunners were facing an unlikely battle for survival less than a month ago, but 13 points from a possible 15 have lifted Mikel Arteta's men into 10th and within seven points of the top four. Despite Aubameyang doubling his tally of league goals from open play this season,...


Who will be the next Premier League manager to be sacked?

Predicting the next Premier League manager to be sacked, including Frank Lampard, Steve Bruce, Sam Allardyce, Chris Wilder, Nuno Espirito Santo & Sean Dyche.


Hansi Flick is clear on Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa: “It’s his job to go one step further”

If Douglas Costa wants more playing time at Bayern Munich, he’ll have to work a little harder to climb up the depth chart.


San Jose Earthquakes 2020 player postmortem: Shea Salinas

Veteran continued to show he can do it all.


Who is Mikel Oyarzabal? The view from Spain on West Ham linked winger

West Ham linked with Mikel Oyarzabal transfer; profiling whether the Real Sociedad would fit into David Moyes' system.


Newspaper commemorating Philadelphia Union Supporters’ Shield win available for limited time

Four-page broadsheet celebrates the Union’s first trophy


Gary Neville claims 3 Liverpool players are 'not good enough' for Jurgen Klopp's side

Gary Neville warns Jurgen Klopp that Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino are not good enough to play for Liverpool.


Paolo Maldini reveals Fikayo Tomori loan deal is close to completion

AC Milan director Paolo Maldini has confirmed that the deal to sign Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori on loan is close to completion.


Tuesday Links: FC Dallas notes, SuperDraft week is upon us

It is SuperDraft week in MLS and that feels weird.


Lion Links: 1/19/21

Orlando City Homegrowns train with Pachuca, USWNT wins again at Exploria Stadium, Miami and D.C. hire coaches, and more.


Struggling Torino appoint ex-player Nicola as new coach

Davide Nicola, who spent a season as a player for Torino, was named by the Serie A club on Tuesday as the successor to Marco Giampolo who was sacked as coach on Monday. Nicola, 47, played for the club in Serie B in 2005/06, his goal in the play-off final helping them into the top flight.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at debut for Amad Diallo soon

Amad Diallo could make his Manchester United debut sooner rather than later as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at a chance within the next four weeks.


Villarreal Transfer and Injury News: Chukwueze, Caseres, Paco Alcacer, and more

Unai Emery’s side faces a rush of roster news


Real Madrid announce squad for Copa del Rey match against Alcoyano

Ramos and Modric will not travel with the team.


Wenger lauds 'genius' of Fenerbahce-bound Ozil

Arsene Wenger has hailed the "genius" of Mesut Ozil after the Arsenal outcast confirmed he was leaving the Premier League club to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce. The former Arsenal boss signed the German playmaker in 2013 but the relationship has turned sour under current manager Mikel Arteta. The 32-year-old, who is the club's highest earner, on a reported weekly salary of £350,000 ($475,000), has not played since March 2020. But Wenger said...


Borussia Dortmund chief executive says Erling Haaland needs to replicate Robert Lewandowski

Erling Haaland has been strongly linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund, though Hans-Joachim Watzke has told the forward he needs to stay at the club


Ralph Hasenhuttl says Timo Werner is being misused by Frank Lampard at Chelsea

Timo Werner has struggled to find form since his big-money move to Chelsea, and Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl believes the club aren't helping his cause


Sonsational: A Review of Son Heung-min's Amazon Prime Documentary

Son Heung-min's Amazon Prime documentary, Sonsational, looks at his rise to international stardom for Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea. Here is 90min's review.


COLUMN: Curry and Co.'s throwback comeback sure stings for LeBron

Can the Warriors beat the Lakers in a seven-game series? Hell no. But Curry and Co. can still tug the Kings' robe once in a while


Liverpool Eye Leipzig Center-back Duo

The club is reportedly interested in both of RB Leipzig’s main defenders.


LA Galaxy 2020 player postmortem: Nick DePuy

A pleasant surprise in a tough spot.


Jordan Henderson announces role as champion for NHS Charities Together

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has reunited with the NHS to become an NHS Charities Together Champion following his #PlayersTogether appeal in 2020.


Liverpool & Tottenham tracking Inter's Nicolo Barella

Liverpool & Tottenham are monitoring Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella, who impressed in his side's 2-0 win over Juventus.


Liverpool stance on Mohamed Salah contract following recent comments

Mohamed Salah won't be offered new contract by Liverpool in the immediate future.


LAFC 2020 player postmortem: Andy Najar

A swing and a miss on this signing.


When will the FC Dallas pick in the 2021 MLS Draft?

How many players will actually land with FC Dallas or North Texas SC?


Pinoy teams Omega, BREN march into upper bracket of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang pro teams representing the Philippines delivered masterful performances as they swept their respective matches in the group stages of the M2 World Championship to move into the upper bracket of the tournament. Smart Omega Esports opened Day 1 by sweeping MPL MY/SG Season 6 Champs Todak, 2-0. Omega completely dominated Game 1 and finished their Singaporean counterparts within 12 minutes behind the exploits of 16-year-old...


Injury Update: Bayern Munich’s Tanguy Nianzou finally progressing with rehab

It has been a long road to recovery for the oft-injured youngster at Bayern Munich.


Rossoneri Round Up for Jan 19: AC Milan Beat Cagliari 2-0 As Ibrahimovic Nets A Brace

Summary of Milan’s news and links for the day.


PSG awaiting Tottenham decision on Dele Alli transfer

Paris Saint-Germain want to reunite Dele Alli with Mauricio Pochettino and are waiting for Spurs to make a decision on a possible loan deal.


Zamboanga Valientes gets more invites to play abroad after winning 3x3 tourney in Australia

Zamboanga Valientes is now an in-demand 3x3 team after bagging the Champions League Basketball title in Australia. In Chino Trinidad's report on "24 Oras," team owner and coach Junnie Navarro said the club received several invites from tournaments all over the world. "Iikot kami hindi lang sa Australia, buong mundo," he said. "Nag-message 'yung Japan, sabi niya, 'I want your Zamboanga Valientes to be part of the 3x3 here in Japan.' Sabi ko, 'Yes...


Copa del Rey: Riqui Puig to finally get chance to shine?

A much-changed side is expected in the Copa del Rey


Who is Hege Riise? England to appoint interim Lionesses coach

England will name Norway legend Hege Riise was new interim coach of the Lionesses following the departure of Phil Neville to Inter Miami.


Inter closing in on Rodrigo de Paul signing but need to shift Christian Eriksen

A deal which will see Rodrigo de Paul move to Inter this summer is thought to be nearing completion, though the move could yet be fast-tracked


Mikel Arteta delighted with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's impact in Newcastle win

Mikel Arteta praises Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's mental strength as he netted twice in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Newcastle United.


Mandzukic joins AC Milan on short-term deal

Serie A leaders AC Milan announced on Tuesday the arrival of former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic on a six-month contract. Free agent Mandzukic, 34, who retired from international football after losing the 2018 World Cup final, returns to the Italian top-flight after four years with Juventus. Mandzukic left Juve for Al-Duhail in 2019 but departed the Qatari side by mutual consent last July. "The club and the striker have agreed on a deal until...


Torino sack coach Giampaolo

Serie A strugglers Torino on Monday sacked coach Marco Giampaolo as the club sit in the relegation zone. Giampaolo, 53, took over last August after the Turin side finished last season in 16th position. But the club are struggling third from bottom of the league with just two wins this campaign and none at home. Torino owner Urbano Cairo on Saturday blasted "the worst match of the season" after a goalless draw at home against minnows Spezia who...


AC Milan confirm signing of Mario Mandzukic on one-year deal

A year on from leaving Serie A side Juventus, Mario Mandzukic has returned to Italy as he signs a one-year deal with Milan, with an option of a further year


English clubs spend most, but FIFA report highlights pandemic's impact on transfer market

The number of international transfers of male players in 2020 dropped by 5.4 percent compared to the previous year, while total transfer fees were down significantly, by 23.4 percent, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a FIFA report published Monday revealed. In its Global Transfer Market Report, world football's governing body said that the total amount spent on transfer fees of $5.63 billion was down by $1.7 billion on 2019, a fall of...


'No excuses' for virus-hit Villa ahead of Premier League return

Dean Smith says Aston Villa were taken aback by the speed of the coronavirus outbreak at the club but said there would be no excuses as they prepare to return to Premier League action. Villa fielded a side of youth-team players in the FA Cup defeat to Liverpool on January 8 before having Premier League games against Tottenham and Everton postponed.


Morocco begin bid for back-to-back CHAN titles with victory

Yahya Jabrane converted a retaken penalty to give Morocco a 1-0 victory over Togo Monday in Douala as they seek to become the first back-to-back winners of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). In the second match of a Group C double-header at the Stade Reunification in the Cameroonian economic capital, Rwanda and Uganda drew 0-0. Jabrane had his first spot-kick saved by Abdoul-Moubarak Aigba, but the goalkeeper moved forward off his line...


A siege mentality gamble

Season 2010-2011 was a right good laugh. Okay, we blew the league after being hungover at Inverness (Neil, thank you) but there was a real energy to the back and forth tussle for the title with Walter Smith’s Rangers. Celtic were a giant who had awoken from it’s slumber the previous season under Anthony Mowbray, and pushed our rivals, who had cruised to success in 09/10, all the way to the last day of the season. That campaign had it all....