Beth Mead on Arsenal, the FA Cup final and why she remains her ‘own worst enemy’

Mead has enjoyed a fine season with Arsenal It is perhaps telling that when Beth Mead is asked to reflect upon her sensational start to the season, her mind fixes on a brief moment of inaccuracy during a match which, for everyone else, has long since been forgotten. “I’m my own worst enemy,” the Arsenal forward admits ahead of the 2020-21 FA Cup final on Sunday, and her biggest match

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer to Manchester United under investigation by Italian prosecutors

Juventus said Italian prosecutors had ordered a new search of its offices as part of an investigation into the Serie A club’s financial accounting and they were also examining the terms of the sale of star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Publishing a supplement to an investor document for a new share issue on Thursday, Juventus reiterated that it had always acted in compliance with existing laws and it was fully collaborating

Marcelo Bielsa welcomes return of Leeds duo Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling

Marcelo Bielsa has welcomed the return of Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling to a Leeds squad seeking a “fortifying” second straight win. Raphinha’s stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot against Crystal Palace on Tuesday gave Leeds just their third Premier League victory of the season and took them five points clear of the relegation zone. Bielsa’s side now have another home game against Brentford on Sunday before a daunting run

Ralf Rangnick reveals why he rejected Chelsea's interim manager offer

‘Here, you cannot possibly turn it down’: Ralf Rangnick reveals he REJECTED taking over at Chelsea last season ahead of Thomas Tuchel, before taking a similar interim role at Man United Ralf Rangnick held his first press conference in charge of Manchester United  Speaking to the media, he revealed he rejected Chelsea’s offer earlier this year  Before Thomas Tuchel came in, the Blues tabled a four-month deal for Rangnick The

The Grizzlies won by 73(!), so what does that mean for Memphis?

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system What can we take statistically from the Memphis Grizzlies’ historic win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday? The Grizzlies started hot, taking a 15-point lead after one quarter, and never let up. They outscored Oklahoma City by at least 15 in all four periods, maxing out at a 22-point margin in

Anderson v Australia: the making of ‘Grumpy Uncle Jimmy’

A couple of weeks before the last Ashes series in 2019, Barney Douglas’ film The Edge premiered in London. It chronicled the rise and fall of the first England team to make it to No.1 in the world. As a piece of film, The Edge is among the best sporting documentaries ever made, spinning off a multitude of strong responses. For James Anderson, England’s greatest wicket-taker and the only member

Ex-Demon gets a chance at North Melbourne

Former Melbourne defender Marty Hore will get the chance to revive his career with North Melbourne after the Roos invited him to train over the summer. The 25-year-old backman will start training with North next week in the hope of claiming a final list spot as a supplementary list selection at the end of the pre-season. Training with North: Marty Hore.Credit:Darrian Traynor The luckless defender, a mature-aged recruit when drafted

Cristiano Ronaldo penalty seals Manchester United victory in thriller against Arsenal

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring from the penalty spot with Jadon Sancho If you are already bored of the interminable debate over whether Cristiano Ronaldo is a help or a hindrance to Manchester United, bad news, this is just the beginning. It is not going away any time soon, partly because he is not going away any time soon either. Just as Old Trafford prepares to enter the gegenpressing era and

McCoist mocks Shearer for knowing exactly what he would say about David De Gea

Ally McCoist has brutally mocked Alan Shearer by predicting exactly how he would react to Manchester United 'keeper David De Gea's first-half howler. The Red Devils' no.1 came under intense scrutiny by Shearer for his 'weak' goalkeeping as Mikel Arteta's side took the lead at Old Trafford on Thursday evening. With the score tied at 0-0, a stamp on De Gea's foot saw him fall to the floor, claiming a

Man Utd concede controversial goal with David De Gea down injured on the floor

Don’t wait around for updates – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Manchester United fans have been left fuming after Arsenal scored a controversial opener in the early stages of their Premier League clash. Emile Smith Rowe's driver shot from the edge of the area flew into the back of the net, but David De Gea was left prone on the ground. Following an Arsenal corner, Fred