Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy denies nine sexual offences

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has denied nine sexual offences against six young women. Mendy, 27, stood in the dock at Chester Crown Court and repeated: “Not guilty,” as the charges were put to him and he entered pleas for the first time. The French international denies seven counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape, all relating to six complainants. All the offences

Michail Antonio already targeting Europa Conference League glory for West Ham

West Ham United forward Michail Antonio is already targeting Europa Conference League glory following an anticlimactic end to a memorable Premier League season. The Hammers blew a major opportunity for another crack at the Europa League after letting slip a lead to lose 3-1 at Brighton on the final day. Antonio opened the scoring at the Amex Stadium but a second-half capitulation prevented David Moyes’ men leapfrogging Manchester United into

I know Liverpool hate Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez insists

Riyad Mahrez has now won four Premier League titles Riyad Mahrez believes that Liverpool are “sick of” Manchester City after again being denied the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s side produced a stunning comeback against Aston Villa to snatch a final-day 3-2 victory and secure their place at the top of the table. Liverpool handled their business with their own come-from-behind win over Wolves, but never actually occupied top spot

Tennis rule slammed as defending French Open champion booed in first-round shock exit

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 Defending French Open women’s singles champion Barbora Krejcikova crashed out in the opening round to French teenager Diane Parry 1-6 6-2 6-3 in what was a match tainted by some

David Seaman and Gazza chased down reporter who filmed secret fishing trip

Tranquillity, relaxation, and peace are words commonly associated with fishing – unless Arsenal legend David Seaman and England hero Paul Gascoigne are involved. The Three Lions’ teammates caught their fair share of fish, but the deadliest catch of the day belonged to a journalist who caught the pair and former shot-stopper Ian Walker on camera. During the sneaky reporter's escape, gates were smashed, tyres were let down, a phone was

Owner storms pitch demanding star takes penalty - only to miss sending them down

Incredible scenes on the final day of the Bulgarian top division saw the owner of Tsarsko Selo storm the pitch to try and save his side from relegation. Tsarsko Selo had been awarded a last-minute penalty, where if they had scored they would have avoided the drop. Yusupha Yaffa picked the ball up to take the spot-kick, despite not being the regular penalty taker. Their owner, Stoyne Manolov, stormed onto

Charles Leclerc costs rapper Drake almost £200,000 at Spanish GP after betting fail

F1: Spanish Grand Prix preview 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 Charles Leclerc has cost rapper Drake £186,000 after being forced to retire during the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Drake had placed a huge bet

How Jayson Tatum has leveled up his game

Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) is a professor and an NBA analyst for ESPN. Less than 10 days ago, the Boston Celtics were playing the biggest game of their season, facing elimination on the road against the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. It was a crucible moment for the best young team in the Eastern Conference, and Jayson Tatum played one of the best games of his life to extend the series and

Erik Ten Hag doesn’t think taking Manchester United job is a ‘risk’

Erik Ten Hag does not believe joining Manchester United at this low ebb is a risk, with the newly-appointed manager hopeful of breaking the Manchester City and Liverpool duopoly. Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace was a fitting end to a wretched campaign in which the Red Devils recorded their lowest ever Premier League points tally. Ten Hag was at Selhurst Park for United’s meek season finale and officially began

Liverpool fan in crowd told Mo Salah about Man City's lead using fingers

A Liverpool fan told Mohamed Salah they were losing the Premier League just after he thought he'd pulled off his own Sergio Aguero moment. Having come on as a second-half substitute, Salah gave Jurgen Klopp's side the lead against Wolves with his 84th-minute strike and wheeled away in ecstasy. He believed he'd won them the title just like Aguero dramatically did for Manchester City in 2012. But as he celebrated