Pjanic says it would have been 'strange' to see Messi in another shirt

‘It’s huge to have him alongside us’: Miralem Pjanic is finally unveiled as Barcelona’s new No 8 as midfielder admits it would have been ‘strange’ to see Lionel Messi in another shirt Miralem Pjanic was finally unveiled as a Barcelona player on Tuesday  The midfielder’s arrival was delayed after he tested positive for Covid-19 Pjanic will wear the No 8 shirt which was previously worn by Andreas Iniesta The 30-year-old said it was huge the club held on to captain […]

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Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley says ‘all but one person’ in position group diagnosed with COVID-19

Oklahoma’s once-pristine COVID-19 record has recently been marred by the pandemic, including, per coach Lincoln Riley, all but one player in an unidentified “major position group.” Riley relayed the news to reporters in a Tuesday Zoom meeting when he was asked about the possibility of players being featured at multiple positions. Riley said he learned of the positive tests the night before practice, resulting in a scramble to quarantine effected players. “We lose all but one person at a position group — […]

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Raptors’ Masai Ujiri says some people see skin color as license to not show respect

Raptors team president Masai Ujiri said Thursday that video footage of him being treated “horribly” by a sheriff’s deputy in California at the end of last year’s NBA Finals reminded him that people feel they don’t have to treat him with respect because of his skin color. Ujiri added that despite his achievements in basketball, including building a championship team, “there are some people, including those who are supposed to protect us, who will always and only see me as something that is unworthy of respectful […]

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Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua could fight Dillian Whyte

‘All he wants is the WBC title’: Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua could fight Dillian Whyte if Tyson Fury refuses to make mandatory defence next year as AJ bids to unify the heavyweight division Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua could take on Dillian Whyte next year  The fight could take place if Tyson Fury refuses to make a mandatory defence  Whyte is set to take on Alexander Povetkin to progress to fight against Fury Eddie Hearn has claimed that Anthony […]

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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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Lonergan says Liverpool didn't drop 'intense focus' after title win

Liverpool didn’t let their ‘intense focus’ drop even after winning Premier League title with players arguing during five-a-side match in training, says Andy Lonergan, as keeper praises Jurgen Klopp’s ‘team of winners’ Liverpool sealed the title on June 25 after Manchester City lost to Chelsea Players celebrated but Lonergan said standards didn’t drop in training Keeper recalled a shouting match between players during five-a-side match Jurgen Klopp’s side ultimately finished 18 points ahead of Manchester City Lonergan has since left […]

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Nuno Espirito Santo says his Wolves stars must wait for their holidays

‘Our holidays must wait’: Nuno Espirito Santo reveals his message to Wolves stars as marathon season stretches on after securing place in Europa League quarter-finals against Sevilla  Wolves beat Olympiacos to progress to the Europa League quarter-final stage Boss Nuno Espirito-Santo says his stars must wait to take their holidays Wolves will now face Sevilla in the quarter-finals in Duisburg on Tuesday  Boss Nuno Espirito Santo has told Wolves to put their holidays on hold after they booked a Europa […]

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Conor McGregor says he 'bottled' breaking Nate Diaz's leg

‘I had it primed to snap’: Conor McGregor claims he ‘bottled’ breaking Nate Diaz’s leg during their first fight… just moments before his rival choked him out to earn stunning win at UFC 196 Conor McGregor says he could have finished Nate Diaz off the first time they met McGregor says he could have broken his leg but ‘bottled it’ as it was ‘too nasty’ The decision saw him suffer his first loss of his UFC career after submitting  McGregor […]

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Nicolas Anelka says controversial 'quenelle' was aimed at Steve Clarke

Nicolas Anelka says his controversial ‘quenelle’ celebration at West Brom was aimed at ex-manager Steve Clarke and DENIES it was anti-Semitic in new Netflix documentary about his turbulent career Nicolas Anelka talked about his ‘quenelle’ celebration in his Netflix documentary Anelka celebrated with the controversial gesture after scoring for West Brom The gesture, linked to a French comedian, has links with anti-Semitism in France Anelka was later banned for five matches and fined £80,000 for displaying it Nicolas Anelka has […]

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David Seaman says club MUST back Mikel Arteta in transfer market

‘The board need to back Mikel Arteta… if they don’t, he might not hang around’: Arsenal legend David Seaman insists the club MUST back Spaniard in the transfer market – and make Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang an ‘offer he can’t refuse’ Arsenal ended a horrid domestic season on a high by lifting their 14th FA Cup Mikel Arteta has impressed since coming in as Arsenal manager last December David Seaman has urged the Arsenal board to back Arteta in the transfer market […]

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