Johanna Konta announces SHOCK retirement from tennis at the age of 30

Johanna Konta announces SHOCK retirement from professional tennis at the age of 30 as former British No 1 insists she is ‘incredible grateful’ to have ‘lived her dreams’ despite injury problems curtailing her career By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline Published: 06:04 EST, 1 December 2021 | Updated: 06:07 EST, 1 December 2021 Former British No … Read more

Barcelona ‘would prefer to sign Hakim Ziyech over Timo Werner’ from Chelsea in January

Barcelona ‘remain in talks with Chelsea over signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner… but would prefer to land the Morocco winger in the January transfer window’  Barcelona boss Xavi is eager to reinforce his attacking options at the Nou Camp Reports in Spain suggest ongoing talks over Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner  Barcelona reportedly would … Read more

Jack Leach says joke may be on Australia after wet buildup to Ashes | England cricket team

It wouldn’t be an Ashes tour without England players getting chirped by the locals but the latest example left Jack Leach wondering whether the joke might be on Australia. “I was having some food the other day in Brisbane with Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad and some guy came over afterwards and started saying: ‘Hey … Read more

Barcelona ‘offer Philippe Coutinho to Manchester United and Manchester City’

Barcelona ‘offer Philippe Coutinho to Manchester United and Manchester City’ as they desperately try to offload the Brazil playmaker and his £200,000-a-week wage Barcelona paid a stunning £145m to sign Philippe Coutinho back in 2018 But the Brazil star has never fully settled since arriving from Liverpool Now, cash-strapped Barcelona are eager to get his … Read more

Wild two-year twists of fate for football clubs in the third tier | Soccer

“Has there ever been an instance of two teams meeting in the English third tier, with one going on to suffer successive relegations and the other going on to achieve successive promotions so that, two seasons later, one team was non-league and the others in the top flight?” asks Jake Lennon. “If not, what’s the … Read more

We needed Vaughan to talk about racism years ago, not when he is in the crosshairs | Michael Vaughan

On Saturday morning the BBC broadcast an interview with the former England captain Michael Vaughan about accusations of racism, that he has repeatedly denied, made against him by his former teammate Azeem Rafiq. If it was a deeply uncomfortable experience for Vaughan, who has been dropped from the Test Match Special team covering the forthcoming … Read more

Lionel Messi ‘will keep his seventh Ballon d’Or in the Barcelona museum’

REVEALED: Lionel Messi ‘will keep his seventh Ballon d’Or in the Barcelona museum’ despite his emotional departure to PSG last summer  Lionel Messi left his boyhood club for French giants PSG back in the summer  He won his seventh Ballon d’Or this week with his Copa America glory with Argentina his finest achievement in the … Read more