Maro Itoje warns Lions teammates South Africa win could yet "mean nothing"

The British and Irish Lions won their first Test on a tour of South Africa for only the fifth time on Saturday when Maro Itoje delivered a man-of-the-match performance at Cape Town Stadium. It was a leader’s contribution befitting a man who’s formed a habit playing beyond his years, and that same maturity shone through in Itoje’s comments ahead of a pivotal second Test. The Lions have gone on to

Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette set for showdown talks amid Tammy Abraham transfer links

Tammy Abraham: All you need to know about Arsenal target We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Arsenal are set to hold showdown talks with Alexandre Lacazette over his future at the club. The Gunners are understood

‘Sharp as ever’: Why Rennie is impressed with wiser, older Cooper

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie stressed the importance of good character when he sat down with Quade Cooper for a coffee last week and got his first good look, up close, of the enigmatic playmaker. After a decade of watching Cooper from afar, and occasionally coaching against him, Rennie’s knowledge of the Wallaby most New Zealanders love to hate had been gleaned “mostly through the media”. “It’s very similar to James

Neville's Inter Miami finally end nightmare run as Beckham watches on

Phil Neville’s Inter Miami finally end nightmare run of defeats with draw against Philadelphia Union as co-owner David Beckham casts his eye over rock-bottom MLS side… but under-fire manager insists Becks NEVER doubted him Phil Neville’s Inter Miami have finally ended their run of six defeats on the spin  The former England women’s coach has been under pressure with the MLS side  Wednesday’s 5-0 defeat to New England put Miami

Tammy Abraham transfer could be bad news for four players as Arsenal move closer to deal

Tammy Abraham: All you need to know about Arsenal target We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Arsenal want to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea this summer and have already indicated they would match his wage demands.

Kylian Mbappe makes contract decision as Liverpool target new defender

Liverpool's transfer activity has appeared to reach a standstill after the Reds completed a move for Ibrahima Konate early in the summer transfer window. Jurgen Klopp will be bolstered by the return of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson ahead of the new campaign, as they look to challenge for the Premier League title. The Reds faltered without the trio last term, who each missed large parts of

AFL mark of the year battle rises to another level

One of the most flamboyant forwards in VFL-AFL history says Isaac Heeney deserves to win this year’s mark of the year but a man considered one of the sport’s most courageous insists Jack Riewoldt deserves the honour. In a season filled with spectacular marks, Warwick Capper says he has joked with Isaac Heeney that he is the “poor man’s Warwick Capper” but the young Swan could soon have something in

Manly star facing another year on sidelines

Manly rising star Manase Fainu is facing yet another NRL season on the sideline after his long-awaited trial for an alleged knife attack at a church dance was once again delayed. Fainu has not played since the end of the 2019 season and his trial was scheduled to begin in the Parramatta District Court on Monday. However, his trial has now been delayed until July next year because of Covid-related

Ben White's Arsenal medical set for this week as Gunners spree continues

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is set to be boosted by the signing of Brighton defender Ben White this week as he eyes a return to Champions League football with a top four finish. The Spaniard watched his side finish eighth in the Premier League last season while falling short in cup competition, but they did win their final five games of the campaign. White, who was named as part of

Police called over photos of Wayne Rooney 'asleep' next to scantily clad woman

Police have been called in after embarrassing photos of Wayne Rooney on a night out were shared on social media. One of the images shows Rooney, 35, fast asleep on a chair with a scantily clad woman lying on a bed in the background. The former Manchester United striker apparently fell asleep upright with his chin on his chest and hands in his pockets. Two wine glasses and several empty