Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Sky Sports commentary team apologise after Wales fans call Luka Modric ‘a s*** Joe Allen’ during Euro 2020 qualifier

Tyson Fury will rake in staggering $15 million payday for WWE match with Braun Strowman

Boxing news: Charles Conwell writes letter to injured opponent Patrick Day, gets reassuring reply from Day’s trainer

England XI which MUST start at Euro 2020, including Liverpool and Manchester United stars

England players should have ‘made huge statement’ by walking off against Bulgaria, says Adam Catterall on talkSPORT

Why you should pick Brighton star Dan Burn over Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in Dream Team

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass retires from Scotland duty and thanks Tartan Army for their support

Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny set for £13m AC Milan transfer in January after failing to impress Unai Emery

Kick It Out’s Troy Townsend wants Bulgaria thrown out Euro 2020 qualifying and banned from next campaigns until racism problem is fixed

Michael Dawson jokes nephew Joey would be joining wrong north London team as Arsenal linked with transfer

Boxing news: Terence Crawford defence, Teofimo Lopez title shot and Michael Conlan Olympic revenge fight officially announced for December 14 in New York

Patrick Vieira as Arsenal manager? Invincible admits he would love to boss club one day and flattered by Arsene Wenger backing

Daniel Levy admits Mauricio Pochettino has several players in his Tottenham squad he wanted to sell in the summer

Derby County footballers Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett plead guilty to drink-driving charge

Derby County footballers Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have been told they could go to prison after admitting charges of drink-driving at court.

Wales midfielder Lawrence and Bennett, the forward, were detained by police after a crash involving a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes on the A6 near Allestree, Derby, shortly before midnight on September 24.

Both players admitted drink-driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident when they appeared at Derby Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Lawrence, 25, recorded a breath test reading of 58 microgrammes per 100ml and Bennett, 23, recorded a level of 64. The legal limit is 35.

District Judge Jonathan Taaffee told the players that, as passengers were in the cars and the defendants left the scene, all options remained open, including a prison sentence.

He said: “I have to consider whether a custodial sentence is merited”.

Mr Taaffee adjourned the case for a short time so the players could talk to probation officers before sentence is passed.

Earlier this month, Championship club Derby fined the pair the ‘equivalent of six weeks’ wages’ and condemned them for bringing the club into disrepute following the ‘alcohol-related incident’ on September 24.

One of the passengers, who was believed to be in Lawrence’s vehicle, was Rams club captain Richard Keogh.

He suffered a serious injury in the incident and has been sidelined for the rest of the season.

Boxing news: Tyson Fury makes fresh WWE appearance to sign contract for Braun Strowman clash, struggles to snap pen in half

Mark Bowen: Ian Holloway on ‘comical’ situation of Reading’s sporting director appointing HIMSELF as Royals manager

Bulgarian FA president told to resign by Bulgaria’s prime minister following racist chants towards England players

Manchester United co-owner Kevin Glazer to sell stake in Red Devils and become first family member to leave club

Bulgaria manager says he ‘did not hear’ racial abuse and criticises England fans for ‘disrespecting’ national anthem

Bulgaria 0-6 England: Ian Holloway furious on talkSPORT when discussing incidents of racism in Euro 2020 qualifier

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 700 goals and ex-Man United captain Roy Keane always knew he would be one of ‘the greatest players’

Raheem Sterling calls out Bulgaria coach over ‘England has bigger racism problem’ comments, as Mings, Rashford and Kane respond to abuse

Bulgaria 0-6 England: Tyrone Mings speaks to talkSPORT after being racially abused during Euro 2020 qualifier

Monday, 14 October 2019

Danny Murphy slams Daniel James for ‘weird’ decision to play act with head injury, but defends Ryan Giggs over ‘streetwise’ comments

Cristiano Ronaldo one goal away from historic 700 mark for club and country as Buffon reveals what he said after overhead kick vs Juventus

Boxing news: Andy Ruiz Jr shows off dramatic body transformation as he warns Anthony Joshua he will be ‘lighter, faster and more powerful’

James Maddison at the casino is like ‘going to the library’ – England and Leicester man defended by Stuart Pearce and Ray Parlour

Japanese GP: Incredible onboard footage shows Lewis Hamilton’s instant reaction to avoid Charles Leclerc’s front wing and potential serious injury

Southampton confirm departure of Ross Wilson who leaves to take on sporting director role at Rangers

Southampton have confirmed Ross Wilson has left the club to take up the role of sporting director at Rangers.

Wilson, 36, has been director of football operations at Southampton for the past four years and turned down the same role at Ibrox two years ago, opting instead to remain with the Saints.

In a statement on their club website, Southampton thanked Wilson for his hard work during the time he spent at St Mary’s.

“From the moment Ross made me aware of the opportunity to return home to Scotland, it was clear that this was an opportunity he could not turn down at this time,” CEO Martin Semmens said.

“I would like to put on record, on behalf of everyone involved in the club, our thanks for the tireless hard work and energy Ross has given to Saints over the last five years. Ross will leave the club with our best wishes on Tuesday 15th October.

“As the club has made clear over the past six months, we are reviewing all our football and non-football operations, to make sure we are best placed to enable a successful future for The Southampton Way. We will now seek to appoint a new Football Director in keeping with this vision for the club.
“We will update our fans when we can on any future appointment.


Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week

  • Bulgaria vs England (Monday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT
  • Switzerland vs Republic of Ireland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Blackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Wigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2

“For now, the expert and experienced team around Ralph Hasenhรผttl will continue to support him to drive the team forward and up the Premier League table.”

Wilson, who helped bring in, among others, Virgil van Dijk, who was then sold to Liverpool for £75m, has said he leaves the club a Southampton fan.

“It has been a privilege to work for Southampton FC. In good times and in more difficult times I have enjoyed the challenge working alongside our outstanding staff with whom it has been so energising to work with behind the scenes.

“I will be forever indebted for their work, unwavering support and friendship.
“The club will continue to move forward with a strong board in place and an excellent Manager in Ralph Hasenhรผttl driving the team. Our Academy has a proud tradition and is heading in a positive direction and delivering players for the First Team.
“Finally, I moved to the South Coast with no connection to Saints but leave a Saints fan, having made friends for life at the club. This is a special football club and I am proud to have been part of it.”

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Ryan Giggs insists ‘streetwise’ Daniel James was just acting after nasty collision in Wales’ draw with Croatia

How England could line up against Bulgaria with Gareth Southgate set to make changes for Euro 2020 qualifier – Liverpool and Tottenham aces to start?

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani reveals offer from PSG’s billionaire owner which could see club ‘compete with Manchester City’

Stuart Pearce would be astounded if Michael Keane starts ahead of Joe Gomez or Tyrone Mings for England against Bulgaria

John McGinn to Manchester United transfer backed by Alan Brazil who lauds ‘top class’ Aston Villa star

Boxing news: Dangerous Russian light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol declares he’s willing to face Joshua Buatsi in UK

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England fan ‘hospitalised with broken arm’ after being attacked in Sofia ahead of Euro 2020 qualifier vs Bulgaria

An England supporter has reportedly been hospitalised after being attacked in Sofia ahead of Monday evening’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria.

According to The Times’ Chief Football Writer Henry Winter, the fan has been left with a broken arm after an incident involving locals and remains in hospital.

The incident comes just days after England supporters clashed with police in Prague prior to Friday’s defeat by Czech Republic.

Violence erupted in the city when bottles were thrown towards officers wearing riot gear, who proceeded to advance and fire stun grenades towards the crowd.

More follows.

Mesut Ozil criticised for showing ‘no inner fight’ to regain Arsenal spot after starting just one Premier League game

Tyrone Mings to make England debut as Gareth Southgate plans several changes for Bulgaria qualifier

James Maddison: Tony Cascarino defends Leicester star over casino visit in brilliant talkSPORT rant

How Tottenham could look with key stars axed ahead of transfers, including Christian Eriksen

Boxing schedule 2019: All major upcoming bouts and results including Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Petr Cech saves two penalties on man of the match ice hockey debut wearing Chelsea and Arsenal badges on helmet

Wearing a helmet honouring both Chelsea and Arsenal, Petr Cech led the Guildford Phoenix to a shoot-out victory on his ice hockey debut.

The former Premier League goalkeeper, now a technical adviser at Stamford Bridge, saved two efforts in the shoot-out as his side beat Swindon Wildcats’ second string 3-2 at the Guildford Spectrum.

Having played the sport in the Czech Republic before becoming a professional footballer, Cech continued his passion by joining the fourth-tier ice hockey team, which he will play for in his spare time.

“Some people seem to think I changed my job,” he posted on Instagram.
“No I didn’t. Luckily my job as the Technical and Performance adviser at Chelsea FC doesn’t stop me in my spare time from playing the game I loved as a kid and which I’ve been playing for years.

“While being professional footballer I couldn’t play the games for obvious reason … now I can.”

Phoenix are the Flames’ development team and Cech is their third-choice goaltender and on Sunday, his side took the lead through Jacob Rondeau-Smith early in the second period but trailed 2-1 heading into the third.

An equaliser from Taylor Wootton took the game into overtime, which ended goalless and forced a shoot-out.

Wearing a customised helmet, Cech saved Swindon’s first and last efforts to secure his side the victory and was named his side’s man of the match.

As well as Chelsea and Arsenal references, on the chin strap of his helmet is a homage to Dominik Hasek, one of the NHL’s greatest players and a hero in the Czech Republic.

Hasek wore the no.39 and so did Cech.

A club record crowd of 909 people came to see the 37-year-old, who hasn’t played competitive sport since the Europa League final in May, turn out.

“It is kind of a childhood dream to come and play one game, which has [now] happened,” he said afterwards.

“Nobody will ever take this away from me, which is really nice.”

And his two penalty saves means he has already saved double the amount he did in his entire four-year spell at Arsenal, which ended at the end of last season.

The incredible all-English XI Chelsea could use next season if they sign Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Lazio and Italy defender Francesco Acerbi visits every patient in children’s hospital having beaten cancer twice

Sasha Banks rages at her WWE 2K20 rating – ‘that’s why I said no to your stupid commercial’

Derby County chairman Mel Morris ‘rejected’ £50m bid for Championship side this summer and wants £60m – reports

Manchester United close in on January signing as Mario Mandzukic ‘reaches verbal agreement’ ahead of £10m transfer

Neymar suffers fresh injury blow after Paris Saint-Germain star hobbles off in Brazil friendly

Rugby World Cup results: Scotland heading home after losing to Japan as Wales beat Uruguay

Manchester United will launch £70m January bid for West Ham and England star Declan Rice – reports

Nine Gaelic football players hospitalised after railings snap during open top bus parade and sends players hurtling onto the road

Sven-Goran Eriksson told Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson to ‘f**k off’ during furious row over Wayne Rooney

Jurgen Klopp turned down Manchester United job as Liverpool boss did not like club’s focus on ‘commercial influences’

Jose Mourinho ‘never wanted’ £52m Fred at Manchester United but feared Ed Woodward would not sign anyone else

Liverpool favourite Dirk Kuyt set to join Henrik Larsson in new-look Southend management team – reports

Niko Price KO’s James Vick with brutal upkick – only the second in UFC history as he earns bonus in Tampa

Lee Bowyer EXCLUSIVE: Charlton manager lauds ‘unreal’ Conor Gallagher as Chelsea loanee stars at The Valley

NFL Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen believes London franchise is ‘next logical step’ ahead of second match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Oleksandr Usyk sends a message to Anthony Joshua ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr rematch after dominant heavyweight debut

Transfer news and football gossip: Manchester United plan £70m Declan Rice bid, Liverpool’s Firmino NOT wanted by Barcelona, Aurier’s Tottenham future

Patrick Day undergoes emergency brain surgery after suffering seizures following brutal KO defeat to Charles Conway

Who is Braun Strowman? Learn all about the WWE superstar set to fight Tyson Fury at Crown Jewel

One position every Premier League club needs to strengthen in the January transfer window

Mercedes win record-breaking sixth consecutive F1 world championship double as Valtteri Bottas claims Japanese GP victory

Japan vs Scotland to go ahead in Rugby World Cup despite Typhoon Hagibis fears

Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester stars

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Steven Gerrard’s assistant Michale Beale reveals Liverpool legend’s ‘dream’ to replace Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

England fan calls for Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy to return and replace Harry Kane in hilarious talkSPORT call

Claudio Ranieri set for his NINTH managerial stint in Serie A after former Leicester City boss takes charge of Sampdoria

Boxing news: Eddie Hearn planning to promote second YouTuber fight after KSI vs Logan Paul 2, tells AnEsonGib he’s working on Jake Paul clash

Agent claims Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette was ‘offered’ to Zenit during the summer and says why they ‘turned it down’

Chelsea star Mason Mount refuses to let shock Euro 2020 qualifier defeat to Czech Republic spoil memorable England debut

Georgia 0-0 Republic of Ireland: Mick McCarthy’s men remain on course for Euro 2020 qualification after battling point

Oleksandr Usyk: Tyson Fury will be my toughest challenge, Deontay Wilder will be the easiest

Manchester United should be envious of Arsenal’s attacking options and ‘extraordinary’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, claims Tony Cascarino

Rugby World Cup 2019: Ireland book spot in last eight of the competition following seven-try victory against Samoa

West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski undergoes successful surgery on his torn hip muscle

Bathurst driver Peter Vodanovich miraculously walks away unscathed from HORROR crash in Toyota 86 Series Practice race

Super Typhoon Hagibis forces Japan stars to swim to captain’s run as Scotland face anxious wait to see if Rugby World Cup clash goes ahead

‘Henderson and Rice might as well sit with us in the studio’ – Roy Keane slams England midfield during Czech Republic defeat

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy left bemused after Georgia boss compares his side to Riverdance legend Michael Flatley

Gareth Southgate claims England have a ‘long way to go’ after ‘poorest performance in a long time’ against Czech Republic

How Manchester United could line up next season AND in 2021 as Solskjaer’s ‘three-year plan’ is revealed

Manchester United injury news: Paul Pogba ‘almost certain’ to MISS Liverpool clash with midfielder set to be sidelined until November

Every Premier League club’s season rated in comparison to expectation, with Man United, Tottenham and Everton struggling

Angry Sir Mo Farah hits out at media ‘agenda’ amid questions on Alberto Salazar ban: ‘I’ve seen it with Raheem Sterling’

Santi Cazorla’s remarkable resurgence: This LaLiga season was supposed to be Eden Hazard’s but former Arsenal star is stealing the show

Eliud Kipchoge: Kenyan runner makes history by becoming the first person ever to finish a marathon in under two hours

The biggest bargains of the summer transfer window, including Manchester United, Leicester and Arsenal stars

Friday, 11 October 2019

Kieran Tierney cites playing against Kylian Mbappe and Unai Emery’s PSG side when Celtic lost 7-1 as one of his toughest nights

Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist rage at Eddie Jones for dig at Scotland as they face being knocked out of Rugby World Cup by Super Typhoon Hagibis

Mark Robins EXCLUSIVE: Coventry manager ‘totally invested’ in job after rejecting Sunderland approach to sign new contract

Alberto Salazar, his links to Mo Farah, UK Athletics’ role in the scandal and why the Nike Oregon Project has been shut down

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named Premier League Player of the Month for September after stunning form

Predicted England line up for Euro 2020 qualifier against Czech Republic – Chelsea starlet set to make Three Lions debut?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make EIGHT signings over next two summer transfer windows as Manchester United keep faith in three-year project

Mason Mount and Declan Rice set for ‘really special’ night as Chelsea and West Ham pair prepare to line up together in England’s midfield