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June 23, 2019
Peter Crouch hits out at Real Madrid treatment of Gareth Bale

Peter Crouch hits out at Real Madrid treatment of Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale deserves more respect from Real Madrid given all he has helped the club achieve, according to Peter Crouch.

Rio Ferdinand concerned for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid as they are not on the way up

Rio Ferdinand concerned for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid as they are not on the way up

Rio Ferdinand fears that Eden Hazard has joined Real Madrid with the club on a decline. Zinedine Zidane's side looked a shadow of their former selves and Hazard was anonymous.

Premier League stars Trent Alexander-Arnold and Rhian Brewster attend FIFA 2020 premiere

Premier League stars Trent Alexander-Arnold and Rhian Brewster attend FIFA 2020 premiere

EA Sports held a FIFA 20 premiere on Wednesday evening and plenty of the Premier League's brightest talents were in attendance to celebrate the game's upcoming release.

'I don't think it'll be a big loss': Paul Scholes claims his old club wouldn't miss Paul Pogba

'I don't think it'll be a big loss': Paul Scholes claims his old club wouldn't miss Paul Pogba

Pogba, who re-joined United in 2016 for a then world-record fee of £89million, was rumoured to be keen to leave Old Trafford in the summer, with Real Madrid courting the midfielder.

Paul Mitchell 'rejects up to four Premier League clubs' to sign new contract at Red Bull

Paul Mitchell 'rejects up to four Premier League clubs' to sign new contract at Red Bull

Former Tottenham talent spotter Paul Mitchell has rejected up to four Premier League clubs to sign a new three-year contract with Red Bull.

Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Real Madrid: Angel Di Maria returns to haunt former club

Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Real Madrid: Angel Di Maria returns to haunt former club

PETE JENSON: Angel Di Maria is not in the 'don't celebrate against your old team' club and twice he got to wheel away in delight as his brace buried Real Madrid in Paris.

Fernando Ricksen was always a battler on and off the pitch, says Jaap Stam

Fernando Ricksen was always a battler on and off the pitch, says Jaap Stam

You'd like to think Jaap Stam would know one of life's true warriors when he sees one. In the eyes of the Feyenoord boss, both on and off the pitch, Fernando Ricksen was worthy of the accolade.

Manchester United 'to try and convince Paul Pogba to sign bumper new contract'

Manchester United 'to try and convince Paul Pogba to sign bumper new contract'

Manchester United will reportedly offer Paul Pogba a new and improved contract in a bid to persuade the French midfielder to remain at Old Trafford.

Americans remain interested in buying Sheffield United if Prince Abdullah decides to sell 

Americans remain interested in buying Sheffield United if Prince Abdullah decides to sell 

The American businessmen lined up to takeover Sheffield United if Kevin McCabe won his High Court case are still interested in buying the club if Prince Abdullah decides to sell it on.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchal heaps praise on his 'brave' side after dismantling Real Madrid

PSG boss Thomas Tuchal heaps praise on his 'brave' side after dismantling Real Madrid

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel believes his team have come a long way compared to last year in the Champions League. The French side ran out 3-0 winners in Paris.

Atletico Madrid 2-2 Juventus: Maurzio Sarri's side relinquish two goal lead - Champions League

Atletico Madrid 2-2 Juventus: Maurzio Sarri's side relinquish two goal lead - Champions League

Atletico Madrid substitute Hector Herrera grabbed a late equaliser as his side came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Juventus in Champions League Group D at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Kyle Abbott claims Hampshire's best ever bowling figures against Somerset

Kyle Abbott claims Hampshire's best ever bowling figures against Somerset

The South African paceman's 17 for 86 at the Ageas Bowl secured a 136-run win and delivered a hammer blow to Somerset's hopes of a maiden title triumph.

Novak Djokovic took an oxygen chamber on the back of a lorry to the US Open

Novak Djokovic took an oxygen chamber on the back of a lorry to the US Open

EXCLUSIVE: The world No 1, who retired from his fourth round match with a shoulder injury, spent the recent US Open with his own private hyperbaric chamber parked up next to Flushing Meadows.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, September 19

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, September 19

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Thursday's meetings at Ayr, Yarmouth, Pontefract, Southwell and Chelmsford City.

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City: Mahrez, Gundogan and Jesus score on Champions League opener

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City: Mahrez, Gundogan and Jesus score on Champions League opener

IAN HERBERT AT THE METALIST STADIUM: Pep Guardiola's side should have scored five times and emerged unscathed, despite a few scares in the makeshift rearguard.

Ilkay Gundogan hails Manchester City for bouncing back from shock Norwich defeat

Ilkay Gundogan hails Manchester City for bouncing back from shock Norwich defeat

Ilkay Gundogan praised Manchester City's performance against Shakhtar Donetsk as his side responded to their shock defeat to Norwich.

Wembley set to host Champions League final for third time in 12 years

Wembley set to host Champions League final for third time in 12 years

The body's president Aleksander Ceferin is also set to confirm St Petersburg and Munich will host the finals in 2021 and 2022 respectively when he speaks at a UEFA meeting next week.

Man City news: Fernandinho impresses against Shakhtar after move into defence

Man City news: Fernandinho impresses against Shakhtar after move into defence

JACK GAUGHAN AT THE METALIST STADIUM: Funnily enough, this was actually the plan: Fernandinho was always to become a central defender. Just not this quickly .

Zidane fumes as Real Madrid mark his Champions League return with defeat to PSG

Zidane fumes as Real Madrid mark his Champions League return with defeat to PSG

Zinedine Zidane fumed at Real Madrid's lack of intensity after the 13-times European champions started their Champions League campaign with a chastening 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint Germain.

Maurizio Sarri frustrated as Juventus surrender two goal lead to draw with Atletico Madrid 

Maurizio Sarri frustrated as Juventus surrender two goal lead to draw with Atletico Madrid 

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri admitted his disappointment after his side surrendered a two-goal lead to be held 2-2 by Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group D.

Champions League round-up: Club Brugge start campaign in home stalemate with Galatasaray

Champions League round-up: Club Brugge start campaign in home stalemate with Galatasaray

Club Brugge earned a hard-fought goalless draw against Galatasaray in their first Champions League game of the season. Emmanuel Dennis had the best opportunity in a game of few chances.

Astana midfielder Runar Mar Sigurjonsson plans to upset his family of Manchester United fans

Astana midfielder Runar Mar Sigurjonsson plans to upset his family of Manchester United fans

Runar Mar Sigurjonsson is a dyed-in-the-wool red but will be trying to upset his family of 'hardcore' Manchester United fans when Astana step out at Old Trafford in the Europa League.

Jermaine Jenas rips into Christian Eriksen after Champions League display for Tottenham

Jermaine Jenas rips into Christian Eriksen after Champions League display for Tottenham

Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas slammed an 'unrecognisable' Christian Eriksen during Spurs' 2-2 draw at Olympiakos in their Champions League opener.

Rugby World Cup diary: All Blacks check into same hotel as Floyd Mayweather

Rugby World Cup diary: All Blacks check into same hotel as Floyd Mayweather

RUGBY WORLD CUP DIARY: The All Blacks have been more than happy to stop for fan photographs, but one superstar in their hotel was not so obliging.

Martin Keown in awe of Gareth Bale strike as Real Madrid star sees volleyed lob ruled out

Martin Keown in awe of Gareth Bale strike as Real Madrid star sees volleyed lob ruled out

Martin Keown was so impressed by Gareth Bale's disallowed goal for Real Madrid that he joked he'd have been fine with the effort standing if he was a defender.

Mason Greenwood steps up at Manchester United's finishing school ahead of Astana clash

Mason Greenwood steps up at Manchester United's finishing school ahead of Astana clash

Mason Greenwood will be pitched into Europa League action on Thursday, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer describing Manchester United's striker as 'one of the best finishers I've ever seen'.

England set to let Billy Vunipola and Owen Farrell loose against Tonga

England set to let Billy Vunipola and Owen Farrell loose against Tonga

CHRIS FOY IN SAPPORO: England will unleash a strong side for their World Cup opener against Tonga, with Billy Vunipola set to start and George Ford and Owen Farrell to partner up.

Wales rugby chiefs hit out at Rob Howley and insist former captain can have no excuses

Wales rugby chiefs hit out at Rob Howley and insist former captain can have no excuses

Wales rugby chiefs have insisted that Rob Howley could have no excuses if he is found guilty of breaking betting rules after being sent home from the World Cup in disgrace.

Zenit St Petersburg re-sign Aleksandr Kokorin following his release from prison

Zenit St Petersburg re-sign Aleksandr Kokorin following his release from prison

The 28-year-old Russian has signed a contract the the club until the end of the season. Kokorin and fellow footballer Pavel Mamaev were sentenced to 18 and 17 months in prison respectively.

Unai Emery claims Mesut Ozil needs rest despite playing only 71 minutes this season

Unai Emery claims Mesut Ozil needs rest despite playing only 71 minutes this season

Unai Emery on Wednesday night claimed Mesut Ozil needed a rest - after playing just 71 minutes so far this season. Ozil was surprisingly left at home and out of the 19-man squad Emery picked.

Rio Ferdinand slams Tottenham after throwing two-goal lead at Olympiacos in Champions League

Rio Ferdinand slams Tottenham after throwing two-goal lead at Olympiacos in Champions League

Despite not making a promising start in the match Mauricio Pochettino's side were able to take their limited chances and rack up a healthy lead, only to allow their hosts back into it.

Dan Biggar insists Wales are a team forged in adversity after Rob Howley saga

Dan Biggar insists Wales are a team forged in adversity after Rob Howley saga

WILL KELLEHER IN KITAKYUSHU: Wales players will aim to stick two fingers up to the world and are ready to rip into Georgia in the face of the Rob Howley saga.

Wales boss Warren Gatland admits pain of Rob Howley bombshell

Wales boss Warren Gatland admits pain of Rob Howley bombshell

Warren Gatland often sits with shoulders hunched in press conferences, but this was different. There was the Wales head coach with his best mate's alleged gambling bombshell on his mind.

Bayern Munich 3-0 Red Star Belgrade: Bundesliga champions start Champions League campaign with win

Bayern Munich 3-0 Red Star Belgrade: Bundesliga champions start Champions League campaign with win

Bayern Munich's quest for a first Champions League title in seven years got off to the perfect start with a dominant victory and performance against Red Star Belgrade.

Chelsea news: Ross Barkley insists he'll take next penalty despite miss against Valencia 

Chelsea news: Ross Barkley insists he'll take next penalty despite miss against Valencia 

Ross Barkley insists he would be happy to take another penalty for Chelsea, despite missing the crucial late spot-kick in their Champions League defeat by Valencia on Tuesday.

Bradford hold takeover talks but owner Stefan Rupp wants at least £10million 

Bradford hold takeover talks but owner Stefan Rupp wants at least £10million 

EXCLUSIVE: Bradford City have held possible takeover talks - but owner Stefan Rupp wants at least £10million. The club have received interest from at least two prospective new owners.

'Everyone wants to beat us': Virgil van Dijk insists Liverpool can handle pressure

'Everyone wants to beat us': Virgil van Dijk insists Liverpool can handle pressure

Virgil van Dijk insists Liverpool can handle the pressure of being Europe's most wanted team and is not concerned by their opening Group E defeat.

Jamie Murray is back home and ready to help find Scotland's next star

Jamie Murray is back home and ready to help find Scotland's next star

EXCLUSIVE: While Murray's time in New York was significant, it is his journey back to Dunblane, where he first harboured his love for the sport, that takes on significance of a different kind.

Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham: Spurs surrender two-goal lead in Champions League opener

Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham: Spurs surrender two-goal lead in Champions League opener

MATT BARLOW AT THE GEORGIOS KARAISKAKIS STADIUM: Mathieu Valbuena scored Tottenham surrendered a two-goal lead to end up drawing 2-2 away to Olympiacos.

Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta: Mislav Orsic hits a hat-trick as Atalanta are beaten

Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta: Mislav Orsic hits a hat-trick as Atalanta are beaten

DINAMO ZAGREB 4-0 ATALANTA: Mislav Orsic scored a hat-trick as Dinamo Zagreb started their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 victory at home to Atalanta.

'A massive disappointment': Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino pulls no punches in criticism

'A massive disappointment': Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino pulls no punches in criticism

SAMI MOKBEL AT THE KARAISKAKIS STADIUM: Cruising thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura, Spurs capitulated to start Champions League campaign with draw.

'It's been a beautiful journey': Ruben Neves has no regrets over Wolves' Europa League progress

'It's been a beautiful journey': Ruben Neves has no regrets over Wolves' Europa League progress

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves insists the Europa League is not hurting their Premier League campaign, despite them sitting 19th after a winless start to the season.

Anthony Crolla has no regrets over 'roller coaster' career as he prepares for final fight

Anthony Crolla has no regrets over 'roller coaster' career as he prepares for final fight

The 32-year-old Mancunian has declared his clash on November 2 with a yet-to-be-announced opponent will be the bout that concludes his time as a professional fighter.

Rory McIlroy targeting 'at least two more wins before the end of the season' 

Rory McIlroy targeting 'at least two more wins before the end of the season' 

Rory McIlroy has set himself the ambitious target of two wins from the five events he has left this year to make it five titles for the season and equal his best-ever haul.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham backs his side to bounce back following Champions League defeat

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham backs his side to bounce back following Champions League defeat

Frank Lampard's side were unable to take anything from their opening game in Group H as a Rodrigo strike was enough to earn the Spanish side all three points.

Even when not at his very best Dele Alli still impacts football matches and should play for England

Even when not at his very best Dele Alli still impacts football matches and should play for England

SAMI MOKBEL AT THE KARAISKAKIS STADIUM: Dele Alli was largely anonymous until the 24th minute. But then, loitering on the left flank, his radar locked onto Harry Kane.

England cricket stars swap bat for golf club at PGA Championship Pro-AM with Man United legends

England cricket stars swap bat for golf club at PGA Championship Pro-AM with Man United legends

The stars were getting their swing on today at the BMW PGA Championship Pro Am in Wentworth, with this summer's cricket heroes out in force alongside some familiar faces.

WTA event in Birmingham risks losing star names as it is downgraded in status for 2020

WTA event in Birmingham risks losing star names as it is downgraded in status for 2020

The huge outlay required in prize money has not been matched by increases in ticket sales, meaning the tournament has been operating at a loss as revealed by Sportsmail last month.

Europe Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington names Swede Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain

Europe Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington names Swede Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain

Karlsson, who played twice for Europe as a player, performed the same role under Thomas Bjorn when Europe regained the trophy at Le Golf National in Paris last year.

Racing news: Happy Valley meeting cancelled by Hong Kong Jockey Club due to threat of protest

Racing news: Happy Valley meeting cancelled by Hong Kong Jockey Club due to threat of protest

The political unrest currently gripping Hong Kong has prompted Wednesday's eight-race meeting at Happy Valley racecourse to be cancelled.

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