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David James: 'I struggle to find a scenario where my ethnicity hampered my career'

The former England goalkeeper on the lack of BAME coaches, his desire to manage again and dropping Dimitar Berbatov in India David James describes the situation as complicated. He had not signed Dimitar Berbatov, rather he inherited him midway through the 2017-18 Indian Super League season after he took charge of Kerala Blasters for his first job in full-time management. The former England goal...

Sonny Ramadhin: 'In 1950 we had the three Ws - England had Len Hutton'

Last survivor of West Indies’ first Test win in England 70 years ago recalls a heady day at Lord’s, a tough childhood in Trinidad and his love of English pitches As England’s last wicket fell at Lord’s in June 1950, a handful of West Indies fans spilled over the boundary rope, keen to celebrate their first Test victory at the home of their cricket-inventing colonisers. At his home in Delph on t...

Talking Horses: Ratings suggest the Irish will dominate Cheltenham 2021

The ratings have been published for the 2019-20 National Hunt season, and Al Boum Photo and Cyrname are joint-top on 173 Nicky Henderson’s stable in Lambourn seems likely to offer the only serious challenge to Irish dominance of the Cheltenham Festival in 2021 and beyond after the publication on Tuesday of the official ratings for the truncated 2019-20 National Hunt season. Willie Mullins’s Al ...

Senator Loeffler objects to WNBA's Black Lives Matter tie-in over 'removal of Jesus'

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta Dream Profile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands for Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, has written to the league’s commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, objecting to a tie-in with Black Lives Matter. Loeffler, a staunch ally of Donald Trump, reacted after the WNBA announced players will wear jerseys with ...

Milan's six-minute salvo fires dramatic comeback to stun leaders Juventus

Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads fightback in 4-2 victory Lazio’s Patric sent off for biting in 2-1 loss to Lecce Milan scored three goals in six second-half minutes as they came from behind to stun Juventus , winning 4-2 at San Siro to deny the Serie A leaders the chance to move 10 points clear at the top. After a goalless first half, Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo scored in quick succession earl...

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal must learn from costly mistakes after letting lead slip

Manager cites challenge of four red cards in short time in charge Arteta: ‘We have to learn. Is not possible to play like that’ Mikel Arteta said Arsenal must learn from their mistakes as Jamie Vardy denied them a fifth successive victory with a late equaliser that maintained Leicester’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first‑half goal had given Arsenal the lead at the Emirates Stadium, with Kasper Schmeichel producing several excellent sav...

Adam Lallana will not play again for Liverpool to protect transfer, says Klopp

Midfielder most likely to rejoin Brendan Rodgers at Leicester Klopp: ‘As long as we don’t need him, he will just train’ Jürgen Klopp has confirmed he will not select Adam Lallana again because he wants to protect the midfielder’s impending free transfer from Liverpool. Lallana signed a short-term extension to stay until the end of the season but has not featured in a match-day squad since the r...

John Stones could leave Manchester City in summer, says Pep Guardiola

City manager to talk to centre-back in the close season Teenager Eric García has played in defence recently Pep Guardiola has admitted John Stones could leave Manchester City in the close season, with the manager planning to discuss the centre-back’s future with him then. Stones, who joined in the summer of 2016 , has endured a difficult campaign because of injury and loss of form and Guardiola...

Sander Berge: 'I came in, the skipper made me a song and now I'm home'

Sheffield United’s record signing on settling in, adapting to Chris Wilder’s tactics and watching basketball with John Egan “He’s Norwegian. He plays for the Blades with John Egan. We’re playing in Europe next season. Sander Berge.” Sung to the tune of Oasis’s She’s Electric , Sheffield United fans’ chant for their club’s record signing may not be prize-winning poetry but it scores high for acc...

Jamie Vardy's late goal earns Leicester useful point against 10-man Arsenal

How Arsenal might rue the manner this game slipped away and how vital Jamie Vardy’s equaliser may well be for Leicester. Had Arsenal hung on to a first-half goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which gave them a deserved lead that should have been increased, they would have been entitled to see themselves as genuine protagonists in the Champions League conversation. Related: Arsenal 1-1 Leicest...

Let nerves jangle and adrenaline flow: the first Test of summer is here | Vic Marks

The ECB and the West Indies deserve praise on the eve of the three-Test series, now it’s up to the players to put on a show Against the odds, the first Test match of the 2020 summer is upon us. Let us hope that in years to come the six Tests against the West Indies and Pakistan become a quiz question: what was odd about them? The only Test matches in history ever to take place behind closed doo...

Championship: Brentford fightback floors Charlton, Fulham edge out Forest

Brentford move two points behind second-placed West Brom Harry Arter strike keeps Fulham in automatic promotion hunt Brentford have cranked up the pressure on West Brom in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League, but needed late goals from Saïd Benrahma and Ethan Pinnock to overturn a goal deficit at home to Charlton . The Bees trailed for more than an hour after Macauley Bonne’s...

Chelsea hang on at Crystal Palace to maintain Champions League push

This ought to have been rather easier for Chelsea. Against a Crystal Palace team with nothing to play for – neither Europe nor Premier League survival – they surged into a two-goal lead. Related: Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea: Premier League – as it happened Continue reading...

Danny Welbeck bicycle kick seals Watford fightback against Norwich

Here’s a pro tip, from an extremely amateur footballer. Shouting “time” at a player in possession – a staple of the grassroots game I am gratified to report is just as prevalent at the elite level – is not, remarkably enough, going to calm him down. Screaming at a teammate they are under no pressure is not the best way of relieving said pressure. Meditative pauses for reflection are rarely prov...

England's Wood poised for West Indies Test with Broad set to miss out

Veteran Stuart Broad has not missed a home Test since 2012 Captain Ben Stokes ‘so excited’ with Mark Wood’s form Ben Stokes warned his players there can be no excuses about a lack of intensity in Wednesday’s landmark first Test against West Indies, with England poised to leave Stuart Broad out of their XI and opt for more pace. The series opener in Southampton represents the return of Test cric...
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