Boxing news: Eddie Hearn tells the story of his two experiences meeting Al Haymon in person, once while negotiating Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

21 Jan

Al Haymon is one of the most powerful and influential men in boxing today, though relatively little is known about him. The adviser who heads up Premier Boxing Champions has a good portion of the world’s top boxing talent on his books, with stars such as Deontay Wilder, Errol Spence and Gervonta Davis to name […]

The Europeans may be our brethren, but the Anglosphere are our kin

21 Jan

Despite being a passionate Leaver, I have a confession to make: for me, Brexit is not really about Britain. This assertion does not always make me very popular among Brexiteer circles, but it lies at the very heart of my belief that it is essential for Britain to leave the European Union. Naturally I do […]

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Championship results: Preston punish Barnsley while Middlesbrough and Birmingham can’t be separated

21 Jan

Below is a round-up of Monday night’s Championship action… Barnsley 0-3 Preston Preston climbed into the Championship play-off places following a comfortable 3-0 win at struggling Barnsley. All three goals came in the first half with Tom Barkhuizen scoring twice and Daniel Johnson also finding the net. The victory – Preston’s first on the road […]

Premier League RESULTS: Newcastle stage extraordinary late fightback, Aston Villa snatch last-minute victory over Watford, Man City edge past Sheffield United

21 Jan

Newcastle scored twice after the fourth minute of stoppage time to pull off an extraordinary comeback in their 2-2 draw with Everton. The Toffees appeared to be cruising to victory thanks to goals from Moise Kean and Dominic Calvert-Lewin before Floriane Lejeune struck twice at the death to silence Goodison Park. Our thoughts are with […]

Why VAR didn’t order retake of Man City penalty with Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson clearly off his line for Gabriel Jesus save

21 Jan

Dean Henderson pulled off a spectacular save to deny Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus from the penalty spot on Tuesday night – but should it have been retaken? Replays showed the Sheffield United goalkeeper was clearly several yards off his line when Jesus struck the ball. The rules state goalkeepers must have part of one foot […]

Simon Jordan launches scathing attack on Pep Guardiola for suggesting a cup competition should be scrapped: ‘Cynical, wrong, self-interested and self-motivated’

21 Jan

Simon Jordan has launched an extraordinary attack on Pep Guardiola after the Man City boss called for an English cup competition to be scrapped. Guardiola – whose City side play eight times in January – believes removing one competition would help the players’ fitness and overall health amid serious injuries to England stars Marcus Rashford […]

Chelsea and Arsenal suffer injury blows in defence with Reece James and Sokratis ruled out of London derby – confirmed team news

21 Jan

Chelsea and Arsenal have both suffered late fitness blows ahead of the London derby at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Blues defender Reece James has not passed a late fitness test after sustaining a knee injury during the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle, while Gunners defender Sokratis has failed to overcome illness. Emerson Palmieri returns to […]

Boxing news: Dillian Whyte responds after Tyson Fury names him in three-fight plan alongside Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua

21 Jan

Dillian Whyte does not believe Tyson Fury will fight him, despite his latest comments. The ‘Gypsy King’ recently declared that he has three bouts left on his Top Rank contract and intends to face Deontay Wilder (on February 22), Anthony Joshua and Whyte. However, the ‘Body Snatcher’ has been down this road last year, with […]

Greater Manchester Police launch official investigation after Man United star Sergio Romero crashes Lamborghini Gallardo

21 Jan

Greater Manchester Police have launched an official investigation into the crash involving Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, according to reports. Romero was unharmed after being involved in a car crash while driving to United training on Monday morning. Pictures emerged on social media of Romero, the Argentina goalkeeper, standing by the side of the road […]

Competition watchdog launches investigation into mag publisher Future’s buyout of TI Media

21 Jan

The UK’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the merger of two major UK magazine publishers. Future announced in October that it planned to acquire TI Media for £140m. The deal would add lifestyle and women’s interest titles to Future’s roster for the first time and give it new sports, home, technology and entertainment … Continue reading “Competition watchdog launches investigation into mag publisher Future’s buyout of TI Media”

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Jamie Vardy ‘makes decision’ on international future amid Euro 2020 injury crisis as England sweat on Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford

21 Jan

Jamie Vardy will reportedly NOT be making an England comeback despite long-term injuries to Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford. The 33-year-old retired from international duty after the 2018 World Cup due to a lack of opportunities, but could become the first choice No. 9 if he returned. Kane and Rashford are both expected to be […]

Paul Ince insists Manchester United MUST sign Edinson Cavani or Danny Ings in January: ‘You can’t trust Anthony Martial’

21 Jan

Manchester United legend Paul Ince insists the club cannot rely on Anthony Martial to score goals in the absence of Marcus Rashford, urging the Red Devils to sign Edinson Cavani or Danny Ings this month. Rashford is expected to be out for the next three months with a double stress fracture in his back, joining […]