Eddie Howe is adamant Newcastle will soon break their 14-match winless start after draw with Norwich

Eddie Howe is adamant Newcastle will soon break their 14-game winless start if the Magpies match the spirit and resilience shown during 1-1 draw with Norwich in early relegation battle By Craig Hope for the Daily Mail Published: 18:16 EST, 30 November 2021 | Updated: 20:03 EST, 30 November 2021 Eddie Howe insists Newcastle will soon … Read more

England must start with a bang in Brisbane to win back the Ashes, but history is against them

The ‘big first hour’ has become a cricketing cliche. But never is it more apt than when England go to the Gabba, where an entire Ashes series can be defined by events before drinks on the opening day. In 1994, Phil DeFreitas saw his first ball dispatched for four by Aussie opener Michael Slater, who … Read more

Farce as Belenenses start game with nine men – including two keepers | Belenenses

Belenenses’s Primeira Liga game with Benfica was abandoned early in the second half after a Covid outbreak had forced them to start the match with just nine men – two of them goalkeepers. Instead of postponing the game when news emerged that 14 players and three staff members had tested positive, Portuguese league authorities sanctioned … Read more

Cricket has made a start in tackling discrimination – it must see it through | Cricket

There is a maxim in modern, systemic approaches to leading organisations through change: “They say that, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. The truth is that, if you don’t acknowledge you’re part of the problem, you can never effectively become part of the solution.” In the run-up to last … Read more

Leicester City sack manager Jonathan Morgan after pointless WSL start | Leicester City Women

Leicester City have sacked their manager Jonathan Morgan after losing all eight of their Women’s Super League games so far this season. Morgan, who helped lead the team to promotion from the Women’s Championship last season, leaves alongside assistant Michael Makoni and first-team coach Holly Morgan. “This club has been part of mine and my … Read more

Thiago and Salah stylishly see off Porto to maintain Liverpool’s perfect start | Champions League

Porto may not have recognised the entire Liverpool lineup but the feeling of deflation against Jürgen Klopp’s team was all too familiar. Klopp rested players, reinvigorated players and was rewarded with a fifth successive win that brought Liverpool their highest ever points tally in a Champions League group stage. He could not have wished for … Read more

England start Ashes warm-ups with rain-hit squad game as Ben Stokes waits | The Ashes

England’s preparations for the Ashes in Australia got under way on Tuesday with an inter-squad warm-up game against England Lions in Brisbane, finishing with both openers still at the crease. Haseeb Hameed (53 not out) and Rory Burns (39 not out) had taken England to 98 without loss before play was halted early in the … Read more

Norwich move off bottom of Premier League table as Dean Smith’s era gets off to perfect start

He was fired by Aston Villa, cycled round Central Park, visited the Empire State Building, took a look at the Statue of Liberty, hired by Norwich and then picked up three Premier League points. What a fortnight for Dean Smith. He knew there would be turbulence, and not only because of that jaunt to New … Read more