Roger Federer backed to make tactical change to battle Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer: Chris Evans recalls encounter with tennis star Former British tennis star Annabel Croft has backed Roger Federer to play more aggressive when he returns to action because he will still want to battle Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for the major titles. Federer has been ruled out with a knee injury since last March and he does not yet have a return date. The 39-year-old is skipping next

Real Madrid board ‘have two Zinedine Zidane grievances’ after Alcoyano Copa del Rey defeat

Real Madrid: Zidane’s verdict after beating Atletico Real Madrid’s hierarchy have two grievances with Zinedine Zidane in the wake of their Copa del Rey defeat to Alcoyano on Wednesday night. The La Liga giants have endured an inconsistent campaign, with the loss compounding their current woes. But, while that’s the case, they don’t want to axe the Frenchman. Real Madrid took the lead against Alcoyano, with Tottenham transfer target Eder

Ronaldo's Odegaard verdict shows just what kind of player Arsenal are targeting

Cristiano Ronaldo is a man who knows talent when he sees it. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has lined up alongside some of the very best players in the world during his extraordinary career. But he appeared particularly taken by a young Martin Odegaard when the Norwegian star first joined Real Madrid. Odegaard's future is the subject of intense speculation at the moment, with rumours that Arsenal are lining up

Friday's NFL injury and roster news ahead of Super Wild Card Weekend

Despite not practicing all week, it appears Roquan Smith has a chance to play Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. The Chicago Bears linebacker is questionable to play against the Saints on Super Wild Card Weekend after missing practice this week with an elbow injury. Also questionable to play are receiver Darnell Mooney (ankle), defensive back Jaylon Johnson (shoulder) and linebacker Josh Woods (toe/glute). Defensive back Buster Skrine (concussion) will not

Dani Ceballos makes Sergio Ramos contract prediction after speaking to Real Madrid captain

Arsenal: Dani Ceballos works out at home in lockdown Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos “wants to finish his career” at the Bernabeu, according to his team-mate Dani Ceballos. Arsenal loanee Ceballos claims he spoke to Ramos recently and he expects the Real defender to extend his stay at the club. Ramos’ current contract expires at the end of the season. Ramos is free to speak to foreign clubs regarding a

Rams place WR Cooper Kupp on reserve/COVID-19 list

The Rams got more bad news Tuesday. Leading receiver Cooper Kupp was placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, putting his status in question for Sunday’s regular-season finale versus the Cardinals. Los Angeles needs either a win or a Bears loss to the Packers to clinch a playoff berth. The Rams will already be without quarterback Jared Goff, who is out at least a week after undergoing surgery on his broken

Young Gunners provide timely reminder of the audacious Arsenal of old

Arsenal celebrate during their win over Chelsea Smith Rowe, who had played just 97 minutes of league football for The Gunners before this 65-minute appearance in only his second league start, was progressive in everything he did. Of his 22 completed passes, 18 were in the opposition passes and, combined with a cross, was judged as having 22 “good” moments of both by Opta. Whether or not your interpretation of

Yves Bissouma: Graham Potter rubbishes transfer talk about Brighton midfielder

Graham Potter says Brighton have not received any approaches for Yves Bissouma and has questioned the reliability of media reports linking the midfielder with other clubs. The Mali international is rumoured to be wanted by a host of Europe’s top sides, including Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League rivals Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. The 24-year-old has been among the Seagulls’ most consistent performers this season and started each

Everton vs Manchester United result: Edinson Cavani’s late strike seals visitors’ spot in Carabao Cup semi-finals

Everton’s medical team correctly and very importantly refused to allow the attacker to continue despite his insistence that he was fine. Bernard replaced the Brazilian and the match quickly devolved into a scrappy affair. Play broke down on account of poor movement, overhit passes while wild attempts at goal rather than well-worked ones became the norm. Solskjaer threw on Martial and Marcus Rashford for Donny van de Beek and Mason

Hollie Doyle unsure if horse racing can sustain no crowds for much longer

Top jockey Hollie Doyle is concerned for the future of racing if coronavirus restrictions persist well into the New Year and said: “I don’t know how much more it can take.” The decision to move large parts of southern and eastern England into Tier 4, amid concerns over a new, potentially more transmissible strain of the virus, raises the prospect of many more months of racecourses in the highest-risk areas