Premier League players will get more injuries when season restarts, club doctor claims

Newcastle United club doctor Paul Catterson says he expects players to suffer more injuries than usual when the Premier League resumes this month following the Covid-19 disruption. The league was suspended on 13 March due to the pandemic and teams resumed training in small groups before voting last week to return to contact training ahead of a 17 June restart. “We are expecting more injuries at this time,” Catterson told

Man Utd transfer boost with club prepared to accept no-profit deal for striker

Monaco accept they will have to offload forward Wissam Ben Yedder in the upcoming transfer window, reports claim. Ben Yedder has been in sensational form this season and has attracted attention from several European heavyweights. The eight-capped France international signed a five-year contract worth £127,000-a-week with Monaco in August 2019. The Ligue 1 side activated Sevilla’s release clause of £35.6million and the striker has proven a good addition having netted

Liverpool could yet win title at Anfield due to neutral venue 'confusion'

Liverpool may still win the Premier League title at Anfield as confusion continues to reign over the situation regarding playing in neutral stadiums. Following the announcement that top-flight football would return this month, the head of United Kingdom's Football Policing Unit, Mark Roberts, recommended that up to six matches should be played away from the home stadium originally scheduled for safety reasons. They included three Liverpool away games against Everton,

Sources: Top NBA seeds mull playoff advantages

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. Just days away from Thursday’s vote of the NBA board of governors to approve a plan to restart the season with 22 teams in Orlando, Florida, several of the franchises considered to be title favorites are internally discussing how to retain some

Project Restart survey finds fans split over English football's return

Fans are split right down the middle over football’s return, a survey carried out by the Daily Mirror's publisher Reach has revealed. Forty-eight per cent of supporters, who responded to Reach’s online questionnaire across the country, opposed football’s restart with 47.7 per cent in favour. Fans were united in their sympathy for any players who do not want to return for health reasons and nearly 90 per cent said they

Man Utd transfer target Jack Grealish wants to emulate a Red Devils legend

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his attacking options in the summer transfer window and the club have made Aston Villa star Jack Grealish a target. But amid this interest, the midfielder has now admitted that he is trying to follow the example of Red Devils legend Cristiano Ronaldo. Grealish is putting in impressive performances for Villa this season despite being in the midst of a relegation

Liverpool tipped to miss out on Ousmane Dembele because they already have signing lined up

Liverpool will not sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele this summer because they will buy Timo Werner instead, according to former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson. Dembele has been linked with a move to Anfield as an alternative to RB Leipzig forward Werner. Dembele, 23, has struggled to nail down a starting spot at Barcelona due to a string of injury problems since his arrival in 2017. Robinson is a fan of

Clemson Tigers assistant football coach Danny Pearman apologizes in statement for using racial slur at practice

Clemson special teams coordinator Danny Pearman released a statement Tuesday night after former Tigers football player Kanyon Tuttle took head coach Dabo Swinney to task earlier in the day on Twitter contending that an assistant coach called a player "the N-word during practice with no repercussions." Tuttle didn't identify the coach or player in the incident, but former Clemson tight end D.J. Greenlee told The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, that

Grant Napear out as Kings play-by-play announcer following 'All Lives Matter' tweet

Grant Napear resigned as the Kings’ TV play-by-play announcer and was fired from KHTK radio in Sacramento on Tuesday.   Napear was previously placed on administrative leave after he tweeted “All Lives Matter… Every single one.” His tweet was in response to former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who asked Napear for his take on the Black Lives Matter movement amid worldwide protests stemming from the death of George Floyd. KHTK’s parent company, Bonneville International Corporation, said in a statement that

NBA announcer fired for ‘All Lives Matter’ tweet

Grant Napear was fired by his radio station and resigned as the play-by-play announcer for NBA franchise the Sacramento Kings after his tweet that said “All Lives Matter” was met with backlash amid the George Floyd protests. Napear tweeted “All Lives Matter … Every Single One!” after former Kings star DeMarcus Cousins asked the 60-year-old for his view on the Black Lives Matter movement. The phrase “All Lives Matter” is