England captain Joe Root has gone back to basics to rediscover his best form with the bat, linking up with a friend from boyhood club Sheffield Collegiate for informal coaching sessions.
Mohamed Salah has travelled with Liverpool’s squad for the Champions League tie in Genk but defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip miss out.
China should not be allowed to “sportswash” its reputation by hosting prestigious events like the Club World Cup, Amnesty International has said.
Manchester United’s development chief Nicky Butt has urged fans to remain patient with the club’s young talent as the likes of “unbelievable” Mason Greenwood attempt to make headway during a transitional period for the Red Devils.
George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham – four of the greatest names in the game, all reared within Manchester United’s fabled youth set-up and now helping to inspire the next generation coming off this prolific production line.
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has accused the Six Nations teams of acting selfishly in their refusal to back the Nations Championship.
Eddie Jones has sought to expose a chink in New Zealand’s armour by declaring all the pressure is on the All Blacks entering Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is fully aware that his position will come further under the microscope unless he can stop his side’s rot.
Joao Cancelo believes Manchester City are well placed to win the Champions League.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery felt Nicolas Pepe’s first-half miss proved decisive in his side’s 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United.