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Everton Transfer: Sean Dyche Faces Six Everton Transfer Dilemmas…

Now that survival has been confirmed, Everton can step up preparations for next season. Background work will already have been done - last year the club had two plans drawn up going into the final weeks of the campaign and there is nothing to suggest the approach to this season is any different. The late start will hamper those in charge of recruitment - clubs that knew their fate weeks ago will have had a headstart on discussions with targets. But Sean Dyche

New Zealand beat England following one of all-time great…

England lost to New Zealand by one run in one of the all-time great finishes to the second Test in Wellington. On a barely believable final day at the Basin Reserve, last man James Anderson was caught down the leg side off Neil Wagner when England needed two to win. Anderson had joined number 10 Jack Leach with seven required, after Leach added 36 for the ninth wicket with Ben Foakes, who was caught at fine leg for 35. Anderson fended off a

Man City beat Real Madrid 4-3 in Champions League…

After one of the greatest of Champions League semi-final clashes, Manchester City will take a 4-3 lead into the second leg of their tie against Real Madrid following an extraordinary encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. A breathtaking and relentlessly fast game, packed with chances, moments of individual brilliance and a smattering of defensive lapses, was a treat for the spectators but leaves City, who had the better of the game, with the slenderest of leads to defend at the Santiago Bernabeu

Leeds boss Marsch hoping for success second time around…

Leeds United coach Jesse Marsch is hoping for a better result when he comes up against Manchester City for a second time this season after his former side RB Leipzig lost a nine-goal Champions League thriller last year. Marsch was in charge of Leipzig when they were lost 6-3 to City in a group stage match in September before he parted ways with the Bundesliga club at the end of the year. Leeds, who drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace in the Premier League

Shikhar Dhawan, Odean Smith Star As PBKS Beat Mumbai…

IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Wednesday beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by 12 runs in match 23 of the of the ongoing IPL 2022 season at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Chasing a target of 199, MI were restricted to a total of 186 for nine. Dewald Brevis top-scored for MI with a counter-attacking 49 while Odean Smith was the pick of the bowlers for PBKS, having bagged four wickets. Earlier, PBKS managed to post a total

Kane Williamson Stars As SunRisers Hyderabad Beat Gujarat Titans…

IPL 2022: Kane Williamson scored 57 as SRH chased down 163 to defeat Gujarat Titans by eight wickets at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy on Monday. Sunrisers Hyderabad snapped Gujarat Titans' three-match winning streak with a eight-wicket win in the Indian Premier League, with captain Kane Williamson leading from the front with a solid 57 while Nicholas Pooran gave the finishing touches with a late flourish on Monday. Hardik Pandya's unbeaten 50 had taken Gujarat Titans to 162 for 7 after being sent

Rooney would choose Pochettino over Ten Hag for next…

Wayne Rooney said he would pick Paris St Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino over Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik ten Hag to take over his former club Manchester United. British media has linked Pochettino and Ten Hag to the top job at United, with interim manager Ralf Rangnick's tenure set to end after this season. Pochettino led Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final in the 2018-19 season before joining PSG in January 2021, where he has helped them win two trophies. "Pochettino has done

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Meet the Mascot- La’eeb

La'eeb is an Arabic word meaning super-skilled player, and he will be welcoming the world, inspiring young fans and cheering the action during the tournament, which will take place from November 21 to December 18 La’eeb, the official mascot of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is playful, adventurous and curious. Sporting the flowing Qatari national dress, the mascot seems to be trying to stop a football in the air in the illustration released by FIFA and the tournament organising body —

Liam Livingstone Stars With Bat And Ball As Punjab…

IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Liam Livingstone shone with both bat and ball as PBKS defeated CSK by 54 runs at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Match 11 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season, at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Chasing a target of 181 runs, CSK were bowled out for 126 in 18 overs. Shivam Dube smashed a knock of 57 runs off 30

Jos Buttler Slams Century As RR Beat MI To…

Jos Buttler's manic mayhem was matched in equal measure by spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal as Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by 23 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match on Saturday. Buttler (100 off 68 balls) scored his second IPL ton off only 66 balls to help the Royals to 193 for 8, which seemed slightly sub-par due to Jasprit Bumrah's (3/17 in 4 overs) brilliant effort. Ishan Kishan (54 off 43 balls) and unheralded N Tilak Verma

Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson Star As Gujarat Titans Beat…

New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson scalped four wickets for 28 runs in a stunning display of pace and accuracy after Shubman Gill's imperious 84 to help Gujarat Titans beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs and register their second consecutive win in their maiden IPL season here on Saturday. Ferguson, who was bought for a whopping Rs 10 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, dismissed dangerous opener Prithvi Shaw (10), Mandeep Singh (18), captain Rishabh Pant (43 off 29 balls) and

United States, Mexico book spots at World Cup finals

The United States and Mexico both booked tickets to this year's World Cup in Qatar in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying on Wednesday. The United States, who missed out on the 2018 tournament, lost 2-0 to Costa Rica but still progressed along with the Mexicans, who beat El Salvador 2-0. On the final matchday of CONCACAF qualifying, the United States knew that a win, draw or loss by less than six goals would ensure a return to the World Cup finals. "It's

Suarez moves ahead of Messi with 29th World Cup…

Luis Suarez moved ahead of Lionel Messi as the top scorer in South American World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday with his 29th goal, a bicycle kick that helped Uruguay to a 2-0 win over Chile. Messi failed to hit the net in Ecuador, where Argentina drew 1-1. “Special night, special game, special shirt and a goal,” Suarez wrote on social media alongside a picture of him holding his shirt from the match. “What more could I ask for in unique and unforgettable moments

Medvedev reaches last 16 in Miami, Osaka into quarters

Top seed Daniil Medvedev moved a step closer to reclaiming the world number one ranking as he beat Spaniard Pedro Martinez 6-3 6-4 on Monday to reach the last 16 at the Miami Open, while Naomi Osaka cruised into the quarter-finals of the women's draw. Medvedev, who can replace Novak Djokovic in the rankings if he reaches the Miami semi-finals, fired down 14 aces and broke Martinez three times to secure victory in 84 minutes. "I just felt like I had to be

Punjab Kings defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets

HIGHLIGHTS RCB fail to defend 206 to slip to 4-wicket defeat to PBKS RCB conceded the most number of wides in an IPL game on Sunday Faf du Plessis’s first match as RCB captain ended in dissappointment Royal Challengers Bangalore set an unwanted record on Sunday as they became the first team in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to fail to defend a total of 200-plus total on 4 occasions. RCB achieved a new low when Punjab Kings gunned down

Kyrgios, Osaka make winning starts at Miami Open

Australian Nick Kyrgios sealed a comfortable victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday, while former world number one Naomi Osaka defeated Astra Sharma. Wildcard Kyrgios fired down 12 aces and did not face a single break point in his 7-6(3) 6-3 win. "It was a hell of a performance," Kyrgios said. "Getting on late, it wasn’t easy. So I'm really proud of myself with the way I responded. I felt good, I competed well today

Pogba says World Cup winner’s medal stolen during burglary

France midfielder Paul Pogba said his World Cup winner's medal was among the items stolen during a burglary at his home last week. Pogba's house was broken into on March 15 while his children were sleeping, with the incident taking place during Manchester United's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford. The 29-year-old won the 2018 World Cup with France after they beat Croatia in the final in Russia. "There were jewels from my mother, my world champion medal," Pogba told

‘I am spent’: World number one Barty retires at…

Australia's world number one Ash Barty has retired at the age of 25 and at the peak of her game, citing the fulfilment of her tennis goals and fatigue with life on the Tour. She quits with 15 titles, less than two months after winning the Australian Open, her third Grand Slam singles triumph following Wimbledon in 2021 and the 2019 French Open. "I know how much work it takes to bring the best out of yourself … I don't have that in

Russia’s Rylov loses Speedo deal after attending Putin rally-insidethegames

Swimwear maker Speedo has ended its sponsorship with Russia's double Olympic swimming champion Evgeny Rylov after he attended a rally hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week, Olympics news website insidethegames reported. The sport's world governing body FINA said in a statement carried by swimming website SwimSwam that it was "deeply disappointed" by Rylov's appearance at the rally and would investigate the matter. Rylov, who won gold in 100 and 200 metres backstroke events at last year's Tokyo Olympics, was

Swiatek beats Halep to reach Indian Wells final

World number four Iga Swiatek reached her first Indian Wells final on Friday after overpowering former champion Simona Halep 7-6(6) 6-4 in just under two hours. Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, prevailed in a topsy-turvy first set, saving two set points and hitting 19 winners to Halep's five to close out the opener. Halep swung the momentum back in her favour in the second set but was unable to fight past the 20-year-old Swiatek, who rallied from 4-2 down before winning 16