Dominic Thiem knows he cannot afford another Grand Slam final defeat

‘If I don’t do it, it’s getting in the head’: Dominic Thiem knows he cannot afford another Grand Slam final defeat and jokes he will be on the phone to Andy Murray if he equals his record of four consecutive losses at US Open Dominic Thiem is aiming to win his first Grand Slam final at the fourth attempt The Austrian faces his friend Alexander Zverev in the final of the US Open Andy Murray lost all four of his […]

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Ian Wright jokes he will take a new contract to Aubameyang in person

‘They have to sign him. It’s as simple as that’: Ian Wright jokes he will take a new contract to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in person as he urges Arsenal star to commit his future Ian Wright has stressed that Arsenal must keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  Aubameyang is into the last year of his contract and is yet to sign a new deal  Wright joked that he will take a new contract to Aubameyang in person  Arsenal legend Ian Wright has insisted that […]

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Lampard admits he asks wife Christine for tips on dealing with players

‘She goes: “Does he have a girlfriend, a wife? Is there a problem?”‘: Frank Lampard admits he asks wife Christine for tips on dealing with his Chelsea players… but insists ‘she’s not picking what full-back we’re going to play!’ Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his wife helps with man management The Englishman is set for his second season back at Chelsea with big ambitions  His wife Christine is a high-profile TV presenter and advises on ‘life issues’ Jody Morris […]

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Deeney insists he can still be successful in the Premier League

‘I definitely still see myself as a Premier League striker’: Watford’s Troy Deeney insists he can still be successful in the English top-flight after overcoming knee problems Troy Deeney was relegated from the Premier League with Watford last season The striker scored 10 goals for the Hornets before a late collapse cost them  However, the 32-year-old believes he still has the legs to lead a top-flight attack Troy Deeney believes he has unfinished business in the Premier League, with the […]

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims he is not a mascot after rejoining AC Milan

‘I’m not a mascot’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims he feels ‘in form’ as he signs new £6million contract at AC Milan so he can take Serie A club ‘back to where it belongs’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed a one-year contract at AC Milan over the weekend  The striker was released by the club this summer but he has signed a new deal The 38-year-old claims he is not a mascot and is here to help the team this term Ibrahimovic was part […]

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Joshua warns Whyte he will find it difficult against Povetkin

‘He’s a seriously skilled heavyweight’: Anthony Joshua warns Dillian Whyte he will find it difficult to replicate his destructive win against Alexander Povetkin as he predicts clash will be decided on points Anthony Joshua says Dillian Whyte will face a tough task v Alexander Povetkin  Whyte indicated that he may look to secure an early victory on Saturday  Joshua believes that Saturday’s clash in Brentwood will be decided on points  Joshua got the better of Povetkin in 2018 but praised […]

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B. Vunipola reveals why he didn't take a knee to support BLM movement

‘They were burning churches and Bibles. I can’t support that’: Devout Christian Billy Vunipola reveals why he didn’t take a knee to support Black Lives Matter movement before Saracens’ match as England star slams rioting across USA Billy Vunipola declined to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter last weekend because of his opposition to elements of the movement’s protests. Vunipola, the England No 8 of Tongan heritage, remained standing before Saracens’ Gallagher Premiership defeat at Bristol on […]

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Jos Buttler says he owed England his match-winning knock against Pakistan

Media playback is not supported on this device Jos Buttler said he felt like he owed his match-winning innings to England after his wicketkeeping errors earlier in the first Test against Pakistan. Buttler made 75, adding 139 with Chris Woakes, who was 84 not out, as England pulled off an unlikely chase of 277. He dropped a catch and missed a stumping off Shan Masood, allowing the opener to go on to make 156. “If I take those chances, we’re […]

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Brooks Koepka finds form as he targets PGA title hat trick; Tiger Woods chasing

Tiger Woods made a steady start to his quest for a fifth PGA Championship, but an eye-catching 66 from Brooks Koepka suggested history could be made this weekend in San Francisco. A 2-under 68 from Woods meant the 44-year-old was three shots off the early clubhouse pace set by Jason Day at TPC Harding Park, in golf’s first major of the disrupted 2020 season. PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Tourmanent leaderboard Koepka was only one behind Day, however, raising the prospect of a title challenge […]

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