League One highlights and round-up: Rotherham held, Ipswich lose

Rotherham missed the chance to move three points clear at the top of League One after drawing 1-1 at home to MK Dons. Freddie Ladapo’s 14th league goal of the season in the 10th minute put the Millers on course. But they were denied following Rhys Healey’s 22nd-minute equaliser for the Dons, who are without a win in 15 away matches in all competitions. Portsmouth moved up to third on

Novak Djokovic hails Stefanos Tsitsipas after beating Greek star at Dubai Championships

Novak Djokovic tipped Stefanos Tsitsipas for greatness after beating the Greek star in the final of the Dubai Championships. In a battle between the two top seeds, Tsitsipas made the stronger start but Djokovic kept his composure needed just the single break to win the first 6-3. In the second set, Djokovic appeared set to run away with the match after breaking to lead 3-2. But Tsitsipas broke straight back

Newcastle 0-0 Burnley: Steve Bruce's boys see out uninspired stalemate

Newcastle 0-0 Burnley: Blunt attacks unable to break the deadlock as Steve Bruce’s boys see out uninspired stalemate with Clarets as Gareth Southgate watches on Almiron starred for Newcastle but the match was devoid of many chances The Toon have only scored 24 goals this season, the joint fewest in the league Sean Dyche’s side missed out on the chance to move up into eighth In isolation this was a

Premier League top four chances latest after Chelsea drop points at Bournemouth

Manchester United will move to within a point of the top four of the Premier League if they can beat Everton on Sunday after Chelsea dropped two points at Bournemouth . Frank Lampard's side led at the break at the Vitality Stadium through a Marcos Alonso strike, only to then succumb to quickfire efforts from Jefferson Lerma and Josh King. However Alonso then struck again five minutes from time to

'Concussion substitute trials not enough', says brain injury association Headway

The brain injury association Headway has criticised football’s rule-makers for “failing to act” after they decided against introducing concussion substitutes into the game. The International Football Association Board, which is made up of the English, Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh football associations, as well as FIFA, instead agreed to trial the proposal. Headway chief executive Peter McCabe does not think that is enough, though, saying: “This is yet another example

Fans who say Ronaldo is better than Messi told they know nothing about football

Netherlands legend Marco van Basten has blasted football supporters who believe Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. One of the greatest debates between modern generation fans is who they prefer between the two players, with the pair head and shoulders above their challengers. Messi has won six Ballon d'Ors to Ronaldo's five, while both have won numerous trophies at club level, but speaking

When can Liverpool win the Premier League? The number of points Klopp's men need

Liverpool are closing in on their first league title in 30 years. The Reds can also get their hands on the Premier League trophy for the first time, after competition’s inception in 1992. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in sensational form this season. The Merseyside club have dropped just two points throughout the campaign and have opened up a staggering lead over Manchester City. The reigning champions find themselves lagging

Novak Djokovic outclasses Stefanos Tsitsipas to win fifth Dubai Championships title

Novak Djokovic extended his winning run to 18 matches as he outclassed Stefanos Tsitsipas to win a fifth Dubai Championships title. It was a cagey opening to the match with both players happy to play extended rallies. In the fifth game of the match, Tsitsipas earned his first break point after Djokovic put a forehand into the net but the world No 1 served his way out of trouble. Djokovic

El Clasico: All pressure on Real Madrid, says Barcelona boss Quique Setien

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien believes Real Madrid are under greater pressure than his side heading into Sunday’s El Clasico. Barca have lifted eight of the last 11 La Liga titles and go into the game at the Santiago Bernabeu with a two-point lead over Real, who are smarting from consecutive defeats to Levante and Manchester City. “For Real Madrid this game is vital and much more important than it

Definitly Red on course for Aintree after Kelso win

Definitly Red completed his Grand National preparations with a dour staying performance in the William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Premier Chase at Kelso. Brian Ellison gave his stable star two options on the day by also declaring him for the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster, but he was far better suited by the conditions of the race at the Borders track. However, that looked the case last season, when Definitly Red