The inside story on how Chelsea made the decision to sack Frank Lampard

Both senior players and new signings were constantly “baffled” by the tactics, or the apparent lack of them. It often seemed to them as if the manager didn’t know what he wanted to do with the team, and had little idea how to fit these new stars in. It should be noted that some opposition managers in the Premier League thought the same. They didn’t think Chelsea were that difficult

Is Wycombe vs Tottenham on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup fixture

Wycombe Wanderers welcome Tottenham to Adams Park Stadium on Monday night as the two sides battle in the FA Cup.   Wycombe are hoping to claim a famous scalp as their league season has been poor following their dramatic promotion to the Championship. Tottenham are still going strong in the Premier League, and their form as of late has kept them on the edges of a title scrap after a

Is Arsenal vs Newcastle on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League

Arsenal are hopeful that both Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli can shake off injuries to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday. The duo missed the Gunners’ drab draw with Crystal Palace on Thursday, where Mikel Arteta’s side once again struggled to break down their opponent. Newcastle have been in worse form of late, and they followed up their FA Cup defeat with a loss to bottom of

Arsenal sign Mat Ryan on loan until the end of the season

Arsenal sign Mat Ryan on loan until the end of the season from Brighton after Australia No 1 plummeted from first to FOURTH choice at The Amex… but he promises to ‘give everything I’ve got’ at the club he supported as a kid Arsenal have completed the loan signing of Mat Ryan for the rest of the season The 28-year-old had slipped down the goalkeeping pecking order at The Amex

Victoria Azarenka calls on fellow Australian Open players to ‘accept’ quarantine conditions

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has urged her fellow tennis players to “accept and adapt” to health regulations in Melbourne ahead of next month’s Australian Open amid widespread criticism about hotel quarantine. More than 70 players, plus members of their entourage and officals, have been placed into hard quarantine and are unable to train after passengers on three charter flights returned positive tests for the coronavirus. A number of

The 'scar' on Drew Brees' face isn't actually a scar

On the upper part of Drew Brees’ right cheek, he appears to have a scar. That’s not what it is, though. Brees has had that mark, a birthmark, since he was born. The Saints quarterback dealt with bullies who picked on him growing up over his birthmark, but he’s come to recognize it as a part of him over time. Brees hasn’t been limited by any sort of negative comments, apparently,

UFC on ABC: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar time, TV channel, live stream for Fight Island 7

The UFC returns for its first event of 2021 on Saturday night with UFC on ABC from the Flash Forum on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. For the MMA promotion’s return to network television for the first time in two years, former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will square off with rising talent Calvin Katar in the main event. It kicks off a Fight Island triple header that will culminate with UFC

Envoi Allen faces five on Sunday

Envoi Allen will face five rivals when he attempts to stretch his unbeaten career record under rules to 11 in the Sky Bet Killiney Novice Chase at Punchestown. Having landed his point-to-point in February 2018, the Gordon Elliott-trained gelding has carried all before him – twice winning at the Cheltenham Festival, including last year’s Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle. Owned by Cheveley Park Stud, the seven-year-old has embarked on a novice-chasing campaign

Ravens players dance on Titans' logo after fourth-quarter INT

In the regular-season matchup between Baltimore and Tennessee in November, a pregame dustup occurred when Titans players gathered on the Ravens’ midfield logo. The event included a heated exchange between coaches John Harbaugh and Mike Vrabel. Baltimore players didn’t forget the disrespect. Following a late fourth-quarter interception by cornerback Marcus Peters, a flock of Ravens defenders danced on the Titans’ logo, celebrating a game-icing turnover. “I was just following my

Is Man City vs Birmingham on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup fixture

Birmingham City will be hoping some classic FA Cup magic will help them defeat Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday. However, the Blues have been eliminated from the competition by Premier League opposition for the last seven years. It also doesn’t bode well for Birmingham that Manchester City last failed to reach the fourth round back in 2011/12. Pep Guardiola’s side have won their last five third round ties