Heskey opens up on racist incident when he was chased down the street as a teen

Former Liverpool and England striker Emile Heskey has revealed that he was chased down the street in a racist incident as a teenager. Heskey, who was discussing racism at an event held ahead of the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, told how a man shouted abuse before running after him. A young Leicester City academy player at the time, Heskey was accosted outside of the stadium before the man unleashed

Coronavirus: Manchester United 'worried' by threat of virus with Inter draw possible in Europa League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted Manchester United are “worried” about the threat of coronavirus could have on their European campaign. United progressed to the Europa League last 16 with an emphatic 6-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge on Thursday night. Solskjaer’s side enter Friday’s draw with the prospect of playing Internazionale in Milan over the course of the next month. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines As of the time of writing, there are

Copenhagen star sends policeman flying in wild celebrations at Celtic

Copenhagen star Michael Santos CHARGED with alleged assault on policeman after sending officer flying to the ground during crazy celebrations at Parkhead as they knocked Celtic out of the Europa League Policeman was sent flying when he tried to break up Copenhagen’s celebrations The Copenhagen players ran over to their fans after scoring to go 2-1 ahead Michael Santos shoved a policeman after sprinting over to join in celebrations Santos

LAFC's CONCACAF Champions League win impressive on its own, not proof of an MLS shift

Forget “the gap.” Put any of the talk we’re subjected to about how close Major League Soccer is or isn’t to arriving at Liga MX’s level behind you.  Los Angeles FC took the first step toward becoming the first MLS team to win the CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday, beating Leon 3-0 to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit and move into the quarterfinals. They became the first MLS team to overcome

Arsenal 'willing to pay Thomas Partey's £42m release clause'

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta ‘willing to pay Thomas Partey’s £42m release clause’ as he makes Atletico Madrid star a key target in summer overhaul Arsenal want to sign Thomas Partey this summer, according to reports in Spain Mikel Arteta desperately needs to shake up his squad after another poor season The base of midfield has been a problematic position for Arsenal for many years Partey is said to want to say

UFC sign Khabib Nurmagomedov's younger cousin Umar

Chip off the old block? UFC sign Khabib Nurmagomedov’s younger cousin Umar and will fight on undercard to his huge fight against Tony Ferguson The UFC have announced the signing Khabib Nurmagomedov’s younger cousin Umar Nurmagomedov is undefeated in his 12 professional MMA bouts to date  The 24-year-old is a regular fixture in Khabib’s entourage and training group   The UFC are lining up a bantamweight debut bout for the UFC

UEFA admit uncertainty over Euro 2020 due to coronavirus fears

UEFA have admitted they are in a state of limbo over Euro 2020 due to the growing fears surrounding coronavirus. Italy – the most-affected European country – is due to stage the opening match of the tournament with Turkey scheduled to take on the Italians in Rome. But the virus is spreading across the continent and – with the tournament set to be hosted across several countries – there are

Top chaser Un De Sceaux retired by trainer Willie Mullins

Legendary chaser Un De Sceaux has been retired with just 11 days to go until the start of the Cheltenham Festival. The 12-year-old was being prepared for his sixth run at the meeting, but time has been called on his career due to injury. During his many years on the track, he gained many fans for his bold front running style, which won his connections over £1.5 million in prize

Europa League: 6 things you might have missed as Manchester United and Wolves progress but Arsenal crash out

There were hugely contrasting emotions for the British sides in the Europa League on Thursday night, as Manchester United cruised through but Arsenal were knocked out after extra time. Celtic also suffered an exit, after Rangers and Wolves had already secured their own passages through to the round of 16. Two games went to extra time, United scored more goals than any other team on the night and both Germany and Italy

Tyson Fury back on the school run as he celebrates win with five-tier cake

Tyson Fury returned to reality this week as he did the school run just days after his win over Deontay Wilder . The newly-crowned heavyweight world champion touched down in Manchester on Tuesday and on Friday posted a video of himself taking his kids to school. Fury did however find time to celebrate with his wife Paris as they tucked into a stunning five-tier cake which features a crown, a