Wayne Rooney faces Man United: Stars who've returned to haunt former clubs

If Wayne Rooney ends Manchester United’s FA Cup hopes this week, it wouldn’t be the first time an ex-player has come back to score against their old team … The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place. Jump to: Ajax substitute goalkeeper scores winner in shootout, celebrates

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta demands crunch talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta insists he wants to keep hold Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “in any circumstances” as the Gabon international is increasingly linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang joined the Gunners for a then-club record £56million deal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. The forward’s current contract only runs until next summer so in less than 12 months time he can sign a pre-agreement with a

Royce Gracie interview: ‘The only rules were no biting and no eye gauging’ – First ever UFC champion on the night MMA was born

Royce Gracie, the first ever UFC champion and most famous practitioner of jiu-jitsu in the world, slips through the back door of Costa Coffee. He’s a hard man to get a hold of. I hardly imagined I’d meet him in a coffee chain in Essex, and the peripheral sight of him sat next to me while intently whisking the foam on his Massimo hot chocolate is a little startling. My perception of

Jose Mourinho claims Tottenham can only prioritise one of their next two games

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho says he will only be able to prioritise one of his side’s next two games. Spurs visit Burnley on Saturday evening in what is a vital match in their bid to reach the Premier League top four, before heading to RB Leipzig needing to overturn a 1-0 deficit to keep their Champions League hopes alive. They are in the midst of four games in

Ancelotti's new tactical blueprint at Everton after restoring their identity

When Carlo Ancelotti was first appointed Everton manager in December 2019 there was some concern the board had gone for glamour over substance, had been distracted by a big name when a hungrier and more modern head coach was needed. After just eight weeks in the job any doubts have been firmly laid to rest. Everton may still be in the bottom half of the Premier League table and may

Coronavirus Cheltenham 2020 health warning for racegoers

Racegoers with potential symptoms of coronavirus are being urged to stay away from the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, which begins next week. The world famous meeting, from March 10-13, is set to welcome around 250,000 fans to Prestbury Park, to see top races such as the Magners Gold Cup and Unibet Champion Hurdle. With the number of coronavirus standing at 90 in the UK, Cheltenham chiefs have encouraged people heading to

Everton boss Ancelotti fined £8,000 for improper conduct after Man Utd draw

Carlo Ancelotti has escaped a touchline ban, despite being found guilty of improper conduct by the FA. The Everton manager accepted the misconduct charge issued by the game’s governing body, following his red card at the end of the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday. In its judgement, the FA disciplinary body issued a statement which detailed the manager will be fined for his transgression, but will avoid a

Jose Mourinho's moans as Tottenham manager so far

Jose Mourinho promised us he’d become ‘the humble one’ when he took over at Tottenham… but he’s moaned about everything from VAR and his striker shortage to FA Cup ‘beach balls’ and time-wasting ballboys as Spurs’ season has quickly fallen apart Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham were dumped out of the FA Cup by Norwich  It’s the latest setback in a season that now threatens to completely unravel Mourinho claimed he was

Bills GM hopes to get deal done with Tre'Davious White

The Buffalo Bills could be major players in free agency come March 18 when the new league year opens. General manager Brandon Beane has more than $82 million to play with this season to upgrade a roster coming off a playoff appearance. Part of that wad of cash, however, will be earmarked for Buffalo’s own players. Bean said on WGR Sportsradio 550 Wednesday that re-signing several key players is part

K.C. Royals alter schedule for possible Chiefs opener

If the NFL wants to get back to the tradition of having the Super Bowl champions play on the opening Thursday night of the season, Major League Baseball cleared the way to make that move easier this year. With the Kansas City Chiefs hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, there appeared to be a potential scheduling conflict. The NFL’s opening night is set for Thursday, Sept. 10. However, the Kansas City Royals,