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The World, His Wife And the dog! They all knew about the Newcastle United ...

Just a few weeks ago, any exciting news on a possible Newcastle United takeover was just a rumour on the terraces of St James Park, or in the local pub over a quiet pint. After the surprise television interview with Sky News, Mike Ashley suddenly ... Read more

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Bigwigs descend on GenSan for Pacquiao bash

by Nick Giongco. Well-wishers came in droves to greet Manny Pacquiao on the occasion of his 40th birthday in General Santos City on Monday. Even on the eve of his special day, Pacquiao was neck-deep in commitments and charitable work but the boxing ... Read more

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Outspoken Ellis Genge should let his talent do the talking

When I had Yorkshire schoolboy trials, I didn't see why state school players had to have six trials to get in the team, but their public-school counterparts only three. A clear case of class distinction you would think, and many did. In a recent ... Read more

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Ferrari To Celebrate Michael Schumacher's 50th Birthday With Exhibition

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher will be honoured by Ferrari with a special exhibition to mark his 50th birthday on January 3, the Italian team confirmed on Monday. Schumacher, a seven-time Formule One world champion, suffered severe head ... Read more

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Vinny Perth eyeing Bohemians ace Daniel Kelly as first Dundalk signing after ...

The Dalymount attacker had been expected to join the Championship club, but budgetary constraints have forced Wanderers to back off signing the 22-year-old. Exclusive. By Adam Bishop. 16th December 2018, 4:10 pm. Updated: 16th December 2018, 4:10 ... Read more

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Tyson Fury's brother Tommy makes debut against fighter with 102 defeats on ...

TYSON FURY'S brother, Tommy, makes his professional debut this weekend on the undercard of Josh Warrington vs Carl Frampton. Light-heavyweight Tommy will be strong favourite to win against Latvian southpaw Jevgenijs Andrejevs, with the 19-year-old ... Read more

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Sharron Davies, 56, attends BBC Sports Personality Of The Year... as former ...

It was reported over the weekend that she been looking for love on dating app Tinder, allegedly shaving 11 years off her age in the process. And Sharron Davies, 56, was attending the 2018 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year at The Vox Conference Centre ... Read more

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Sports Personality of the Year: outcry as Georgia Hall is snubbed in BBC awards

The BBC has been criticised for snubbing Georgia Hall at the Sports Personality of the Year awards, omitting her from the shortlist and giving her just 10 seconds of airtime despite her victory at the the Women's British Open. The 22-year-old from ... Read more

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Iain Henderson in danger of missing Six Nations defence

A thumb injury is expected to keep Iain Henderson sidelined for up to 12 weeks and the second row is in danger of missing the entire Six Nations campaign. The Ulster lock, who impressed in a try-scoring performance against Scarlets art the weekend, has ... Read more

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Arsenal supporters' groups round on UEFA over Europa League scheduling decision

The decision to schedule Arsenal's Europa League last-32 meeting against BATE Borisov at the Emirates Stadium for a 5pm kick-off shows UEFA has “scant regard” for fans, according to a leading supporters' group. The Gunners will play the second leg of ... Read more

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Louth gain council's backing for new 12000-capacity stadium site

Louth County Council have today given their backing to Louth GAA's purchase of a 10-acre site for the building of a new stadium. An €8m, 12,000-capacity stadium is to be built close to Dundalk IT. The news comes as a massive boost to the Louth County ... Read more

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'Get yourself to Stamford Bridge now!': Chelsea fans go into meltdown as Inter ...

With the uploading of a picture showing himself boarding a jet bound for London, Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi sent a portion of Chelsea fans into meltdown with transfer radars hitting overdrive. Icardi posted on social media and was instantly ... Read more

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Lionel Messi has most goals and assists in Europe this season… despite being ...

LIONEL MESSI has now scored more goals and provided more assists than any other player in Europe - despite being out for a month with a broken arm. The 31-year-old netted a fine hat-trick as the Catalans thrashed ten-man Levante to remain three points ... Read more

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Luca Milivojevic hails 'massive' three points in Crystal Palace's win over ...

CRYSTAL Palace captain Luka Milivojevic hailed a 'massive three points' after Saturday's 1-0 Premier League victory over Leicester. The Serbia midfielder (pictured) scored a fine winner at Selhurst Park to give the lowly Eagles a big boost ahead of ... Read more

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Martin Murray reveals Christmas sacrifice ahead of make-or-break Hassan N'Dam ...

Martin Murray is missing the start of a luxury cruise in order to keep alive his hopes of a fifth world title challenge. The British middleweight takes on Hassan N'Dam on Saturday night on the undercard of Carl Frampton's challenge for a world title ... Read more

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Ulster and Ireland forward Iain Henderson out for up to three months

Ulster and Ireland forward Iain Henderson has been ruled out for 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery on a thumb injury on Monday. The 26-year-old will miss most of Ireland's Six Nations campaign, plus Ulster's final two Champions Cup Pool Four ... Read more

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Pacquiao at 40 fights Broner to cement legacy

The Philippines' pride Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 40th birthday today. A month and three days from now, the Kibawe, Bukidnon-born sensation joins boxing greats who have ignored their age by continuously fighting and winning world titles. On January ... Read more

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Clare Balding salary: How much is Clare Balding paid to host BBC Sports ...

The BBC has not revealed how much the sports personality hosts are paid, but Clare Balding was listed among the highest paid BBC stars in the list of people with a salary of £150,000 and more. She was actually on a relatively low salary in 2018 of ... Read more

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Paddy Jackson considering his exit strategy after Perpignan edge closer to ...

Paddy Jackson has confirmed he is in talks with a number of clubs about a possible move away from Perpignan if, as expected, the Catalan club is relegated from the Top 14 at the end of the season. Jackson confirmed that he has a release clause in his ... Read more

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Nuno: Difficult run made Wolves stronger

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes their so-far perfect December is down to a tough couple of months prior making his players stronger. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. Sign Up. Nuno Espirito Santo (AMA). Nuno's side have won three Premier ... Read more

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Pienaar performance pushes Montpellier back into contention

A Ruan Pienaar-inspired Montpellier have seized the initiative from Newcastle Falcons in the race for second place in Pool Five of the Champions Cup. The scrum-half scored 14 points in their 34-13 victory over former European champions Toulon. That win ... Read more

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Arsenal transfer news: Cristian Pavon, Denis Suarez, Cengiz Under

If Arsenal want to land Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon it will cost the Premier League club a fee of £40m. See related. Premier League: Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp over the moon after going top again · Premier League transfer news: David de Gea, Ben ... Read more

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PSG boss admits Liverpool transfer target could leave in January

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Liverpool target Adrien Rabiot could leave the club in January if he doesn't sign a new deal, and that he could target a new defensive midfielder. Rabiot - who has also been linked with Barcelona ... Read more

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Quiet kennels could keep dogs relaxed during fireworks

Ford has designed a noise-cancelling kennel for dogs to ease the stress created by fireworks displays celebrating the New Year. The quiet kennel uses similar noise-cancelling technology found in cars and headphones but remains a concept for the moment. Read more

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Inside Michael Schumacher's marriage to Corinna Betsch as she nurses him back ...

The news that Michael Schumacher is now no longer bed-bound or surviving on tubes has come as a welcome surprise to his many fans, five years after the horrific ski accident that ended his F1 career. But the upturn in his health will be most welcomed ... Read more

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Steven Gerrard admits he is "disappointed" with Liverpool youngster Ovie Ejaria

Ejaria opted to return to Anfield early from his loan spell at Ibrox and Gerrard didn't stand in his way. Share. Comments. By. James WhalingSports Journalist. 13:42, 17 DEC 2018. Sport. Video Player is loading. Read more

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Europa League draw LIVE - What time does it start, who can Arsenal, Chelsea ...

Follow the latest from the Europa League last-32 draw as both Arsenal and Chelsea discover their knockout stage opponents, as well as Scottish Premiership champion Celtic. Both Arsenal and Chelsea made it through the draw as group winners after ... Read more

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Paddy Jackson in talks over possible move if Perpignan's relegation is sealed

John Fallon reports from Perpignan. PADDY JACKSON HAS confirmed he is in talks with a number of clubs about a possible move away from Perpignan if, as expected, the Catalan club is relegated from the Top 14 at the end of the season. Jackson ... Read more

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Liverpool news and transfers RECAP - Manchester United build-up, Mourinho hits ...

Theo Squires and the rest of the team will be with you today from 7am to ensure constant coverage of all things LFC, including news, great photos, nostalgia, live interviews and much, much more. The ECHO will also provide you with the very latest ... Read more

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Rafa Benitez reveals how Salomon Rondon can earn a permanent move to Newcastle

The Venezuelan is impressing with his goal and work rate at Newcastle United on loan from West Brom, but Benitez reckons there is even more to come, and has a plan. Share. Comments. By. Simon Bird. 11:27, 17 DEC 2018. Sport. Salomon Rondon ... Read more

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Man Utd send scouts to watch Kalidou Koulibaly with view to £90m Jan move in ...

MANCHESTER UNITED have sent scouts to watch Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly – with a view to a mega January move. The Red Devils have had a shocking start to the season, and are already 19 points behind rivals Liverpool. Koulibaly has made 131 ... Read more

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Alex O'Hanlon joins Shelbourne

Alex O'Hanlon has signed for Shelbourne. The versatile midfielder, who can also operate as a left-back, returns to football south of the border after a brief stint at Glentoran. The Dublin native came home from Liverpool's ranks in 2017 to play for St ... Read more

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Ulster Rugby: Fly-half Billy Burns promises more to come after impressive ...

Ulster fly-half Billy Burns says that he has plenty still to improve on in order to fulfil his potential following a man-of-the-match performance against Scarlets on Friday. The 24-year-old navigated tricky conditions in an assured display as Ulster ... Read more

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Paper Talk: Monday's football transfer rumours and gossip including Manchester ...

Manchester United have opened talks with Turkish side Galatasaray over a potential move for defender Ozan Kabak. Daily Mirror. Eden Hazard does not like playing as a false nine but he may be there to stay. Iker Casillas has aimed a brutal barb at Jose ... Read more

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Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, beating Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton into second place, with England captain Harry Kane third. The Spurs striker had been the pre-event favourite but ... Read more

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Valverde pleased with win as Messi-inspired Barca hit Levante for five

Ernesto Valverde admitted Barcelona's last visit to Levante was still on their minds as Lionel Messi inspired them to a 5-0 victory. Messi scored yet another hat-trick as Barcelona laid a few ghosts and. cemented their place at the top of LaLiga. The ... Read more

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Paddy Jackson in talks over possible move if Perpignan's relegation is sealed

John Fallon reports from Perpignan. PADDY JACKSON HAS confirmed he is in talks with a number of clubs about a possible move away from Perpignan if, as expected, the Catalan club is relegated from the Top 14 at the end of the season. Jackson ... Read more

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Ulster Rugby: Fly-half Billy Burns promises more to come after impressive ...

Ulster fly-half Billy Burns says that he has plenty still to improve on in order to fulfil his potential following a man-of-the-match performance against Scarlets on Friday. The 24-year-old navigated tricky conditions in an assured display as Ulster ... Read more

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Paper Talk: Monday's football transfer rumours and gossip including Manchester ...

Manchester United have opened talks with Turkish side Galatasaray over a potential move for defender Ozan Kabak. Daily Mirror. Eden Hazard does not like playing as a false nine but he may be there to stay. Iker Casillas has aimed a brutal barb at Jose ... Read more

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Chelsea news: MOTD pundit VALIDATES Maurizio Sarri's N'Golo Kante, Jorginho ...

That's according to Match of the Day 2 pundit Stephen Warnock who is a fan of his midfield trio. N'Golo Kante has been handed a more attacking role than he previously occupied under Antonio Conte. Jorginho and Real Madrid loanee Mateo Kovacic have ... Read more

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Arsenal news: Bernd Leno slammed for late Southampton blunder and actions ...

The summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen totally misjudged a late cross as he flapped hopelessly at the ball before Charlie Austin headed home. The goal proved to be the winner for the Saints as they prevailed 3-2 at St Mary's yesterday. And it saw ... Read more

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Gordon: Celtic can't blame Europa League for domestic despair

Craig Gordon refused to blame European exertions for domestic despair following Celtic's 2-0 defeat at Hibernian on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers' side qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night despite losing 2-1 to Group B winners ... Read more

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Emery admits losses to lesser lights will ruin top-four hopes

Unai Emery conceded that Arsenal cannot afford to lose against teams like Southampton if they are to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season. A dramatic defeat on the south coast ended Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run under Emery and ... Read more

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Rodgers 'in market' for frontman after Hibs expose flaws

Brendan Rodgers acknowledged the need to replenish his striking options in January after Celtic ended their defeat at Easter Road yesterday without a recognised centre-forward on the pitch. With Leigh Griffiths having dropped out of football to deal ... Read more

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Chris Smalling injured during warm-up for Man Utd and replaced by Eric Bailly ...

CHRIS SMALLING has been ruled out of the Manchester United squad after sustaining an injury during the warm-up ahead of their derby clash with Liverpool. The English defender, who had recently signed a new deal with the Red Devils, has now been ... Read more

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Man Utd news: Galatasaray chief jets to England for £18m defender talks

The 18-year-old has only broken into the first-team for the Super Lig outfit this season with a string of impressive performances. Galatasaray are having a season to forget, currently languishing down in seventh. But it has been one to remember for ... Read more

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Jeremy Stephens vs Zabit Magomedsharipov targeted for UFC 235

UFC 235 is still in its infancy when it comes to card building. But what we're getting so far is looking pretty darn good. A new potential matchup has now surfaced. Per ESPN's Ariel Helwani, a featherweight clash between perennial contender Jeremy 'Lil ... Read more

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The Coneys from Tyrone are Ireland's Fittest Family!

The Coney clan from Tyrone are Ireland's Fittest Family after they won this year's title in a nail-biting final on RTÉ One on Sunday night. They just pipped The McDonald family, who had been mentored by Davy Fitzgerald as this year's contest went to ... Read more

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Jackson considering his exit strategy after Perpignan edge closer to relegation

Paddy Jackson has confirmed he is in talks with a number of clubs about a possible move away from Perpignan if, as expected, the Catalan club is relegated from the Top 14 at the end of the season. Jackson confirmed that he has a release clause in his ... Read more

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Gabriel Jesus will benefit from having his family in England, says Pep Guardiola

The Brazil international scored twice as the champions returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that Gabriel Jesus' family is key to the Brazilian's efforts to ... Read more

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Navan feature proves Easy Game for Mullins

Willie Mullins dominated the Navan Novice Hurdle once more, with Easy Game quickening up to beat stablemate Getareason. Mullins already had six victories in the past 10 years to his name in the race, which was run as a Grade One for several seasons ... Read more