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'He's even better than I thought' – Carragher admits to concerns over Klopp

Jamie Carragher believes that Jurgen Klopp has exceeded expectations at Liverpool by turning the team into genuine trophy contenders following a strong start to the 2018-19 campaign. The Reds are top of the Premier League table after a run of 16 ... Read more

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Sacked scout reveals three players Man Utd turned down

Axed former Manchester United scout Derek Langley has named three high-profile players who the club scouted but failed to sign. Langley was sacked as head of youth player recruitment in July 2016 after 16 years scouting at Manchester United, because he ... Read more

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Warriors look to juniors as replacement for Johnson

The Warriors won't consider a makeshift halves partner for Blake Green, leaving two 19-year-olds leading the race to succeed Shaun Johnson. Coach Stephen Kearney hasn't ruled out going to the market to find a replacement for Kiwis halfback Johnson but ... Read more

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Record nominations for Halberg Awards

A record 93 nominations have been received for the Halberg sports awards. Forty-three sporting codes are represented in the nominations. The supreme winner for the past two years Lisa Carrington is in the running again. She is joined in the sportswoman ... Read more

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CIRI ANSWERS INDIA'S WC QUERIES

Standing diagonal to the goalmouth, India defender Surender nervously waited for coach Harendra Singh to roll the ball from 16 yards. His task: sound the board in the blink of an eye. In the first attempt he stopped the ball, made calculations in his ... Read more

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'Raheem is an incredible human being' - Guardiola rallies behind Sterling amid ...

The Englishman was praised for his strength of character by the Manchester City boss and fellow team-mate Leroy Sane. Pep Guardiola has hailed Raheem Sterling as an "incredible person" after the Manchester City and England winger spoke out amid ... Read more

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Aussies will fight back, but India has upper hand: Ghavri

MUMBAI: Former Test pacer Karsan Ghavri expects beaten Australia to fight back in the remainder of the four-match rubber starting with the second Test at Perth, but backed the Virat Kohli-led India to hold fort. He also hailed Cheteshwar Pujara, who ... Read more

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Tired and beaten up, Marina Erakovic knew her time was up

In the end, the journey back into professional tennis was one that Marina Erakovic didn't want to take. The 30-year-old New Zealander, who reached a career high of 39 and won one WTA singles titles and eight in doubles, announced on Tuesday that she ... Read more

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Zondagh: Bulls must build on what Mitchell started

Cape Town - Alan Zondagh, who has been appointed as the Bulls' director of rugby, believes there are "exciting times" ahead for the franchise. Zondagh was speaking at a press conference in Pretoria on Thursday where he confirmed he signed a three-year ... Read more

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Baber on the mend

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team coach Gareth Baber is on the comeback trail after winning the South Africa 7s in Cape Town yesterday. His side beat USA in the Cup final and Fiji's first title victory in the start of the 2018-2019 World Rugby Sevens ... Read more

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Valverde reacts to Liverpool target Dembele's poor timekeeping

Ernesto Valverde has laughed off reports that Ousmane Dembele arrived at Barcelona training late yet again. The forward has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Arsenal in recent times with the Gunners' head of recruitment Sven Mislintat talking him ... Read more

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A-League: Wellington Phoenix look to build on momentum against Central Coast ...

After turning heads with one of their greatest-ever A-League performances, the Wellington Phoenix have dialed up the expectations on themselves. Defender Steven Taylor believes their emphatic 3-1 win over Sydney FC has added to the internal pressure, ... Read more

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Alexander Flores' team insist Joseph Parker has 'made a huge mistake' taking ...

Alexander Flores' team believe their boxer can catch Joseph Parker by surprise in Saturday night's heavyweight showdown in Christchurch. Parker has been able to gain little evidence of Flores' skills with minimal video footage available of the ... Read more

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NBA cheerleaders reveal dark side to glamorous profession

For many young girls in America, the seemingly glamorous world of cheerleading in professional sport is an alluring one. Dancing in front of thousands of fans under the bright lights of big stadiums and TV cameras, dressed to the nines, while setting ... Read more

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Younger Blitzboks 'happy with growth' they are showing in World Sevens Series

CAPE TOWN – The younger generation of Blitzboks again showed in Cape Town that they are able to compete at the highest level of the World Sevens Series pool, according to Dewald Human, one of the newer players in the Springbok Sevens set-up. Read more

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Johnny Sexton extends IRFU contract until 2021

World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton has signed an IRFU contract extension that ties him to Leinster and Ireland until 2021. Sexton has had an incredible year with both province and country. The 33-year-old won a Grand Slam, a series in Australia and ... Read more

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'He has to decide for himself' - De Jong's father urges him to find right fit

Ajax star Frenkie de Jong's future should lie with a team that fits his style of play, according to the midfielder's father. The 21-year-old is one of Europe's most highly rated young midfielders having impressed with Ajax over the last few years. He ... Read more

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Alisson's impact on Liverpool's defensive improvement assessed

Alisson's impact on Liverpool's defensive improvement should not be underestimated. Here, we take a look at why... No team in the history of the Premier League has conceded fewer goals than Liverpool have at this stage of the season. Jurgen Klopp's ... Read more

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IPL 2019 Auction: Top Players Each Franchise Should Bid for at the Upcoming ...

With not much time left for the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019) auction to be held in Jaipur, the franchises are gearing up for a tough battle at the event. There is going to be a likely bidding war in order to get their favoured players. The ... Read more

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Kane Williamson puts pressure on Virat Kohli at top of ICC rankings for test ...

Kane Williamson has become the first New Zealand batsman to break the 900-point barrier in the ICC player rankings for test batsmen following his brilliant performance in the third test against Pakistan. Williamson scored 89 and 139 in Abu Dhabi in the ... Read more

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Roger Federer: Tennis superstar told he DESERVES special treatment

Swiss superstar Federer was slammed by Julien Benneteau last month for how much influence he wields in the game. Benneteau claimed Federer put his involvement in the Laver Cup over the Davis Cup. He then accused the International Tennis Federation ... Read more

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Stats: Robertson set for LFC milestone against Napoli

Andy Robertson could make a landmark appearance for Liverpool in tonight's Champions League clash with Napoli. The 24-year-old defender, who joined the club from Hull City in July last year, will play his 50th match for the Reds if selected for the ... Read more

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Record nominations for Halberg Awards

A record 93 nominations have been received for the Halberg sports awards. Forty-three sporting codes are represented in the nominations. The supreme winner for the past two years Lisa Carrington is in the running again. She is joined in the sportswoman ... Read more

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Prop Vunipola up for battle to reclaim England place

(Reuters) - Mako Vunipola has vowed to fight his way back into England head coach Eddie Jones' plans ahead of next year's Six Nations and World Cup after the prop spent more than two months out of action with a calf injury. The 27-year-old missed all ... Read more

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Sacked Kiwi Formula One driver linked to big role

Discarded Formula One driver Brendon Hartley will remain part of Porsche's factory driver programme in 2019. The Kiwi, who was sacked by Toro Rosso earlier this month after only one full Grand Prix season, was confirmed in the role at the manufacturer ... Read more

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Bogut in frame for NBL MVP this season, insists Gaze

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze believes star recruit Andrew Bogut is building a compelling case to be crowned MVP in his debut NBL season despite his influence not always manifesting on the statistics sheet. The NBA championship winner unleased a ... Read more

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LISTEN: Gladstone athlete hopes to fire in French champs

IRONMAN: Leonie Anderson has powered her way to the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in France on September 8. GOLDEN GIRL: Leonie Anderson proudly displays her trophy that she won after she finished first in the Ironman 70.3 in Malaysia. Read more

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Manchester United youngsters Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes are prioritising ...

Man Utd are looking to claim success in the Youth League this season in a team laced with talents like Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong. Share. Comments. By. Richard Fay. 13:08, 10 DEC 2018. Sport. Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong were part of the ... Read more

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Dustin Martin's father Shane pens tell-all book

Dustin Martin's father Shane will open up in a new book about his deportation from Australia, his childhood and his links with the Rebels motorcycle club. The book, due to be released in April, will hit shelves at the start of the football season. The ... Read more

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Burning questions: Should NZ Rugby do all it can to bring Joe Schmidt back to ...

Summer has officially started and the Black Caps are back in town, but that doesn't mean the rugby grapevine is withering. There is still plenty to talk about when it comes to the Game Made In Heaven. Sevu Reece, who had his contract with Irish club ... Read more

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Roger Federer: Tennis superstar told he DESERVES special treatment

Swiss superstar Federer was slammed by Julien Benneteau last month for how much influence he wields in the game. Benneteau claimed Federer put his involvement in the Laver Cup over the Davis Cup. He then accused the International Tennis Federation ... Read more

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NBL strugglers searching for motivation

ENERGY and effort. It was obvious those two fundamental elements of the game were lacking for anyone watching the Cairns Taipans' 22-point loss to Perth on Sunday night, their 10th on the bounce. And, straight after the defeat, rookie coach Mike Kelly ... Read more

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Champions League: Lionel Messi mystery hangs over Tottenham Hotspurs' bid to ...

Who would want to travel to the Nou Camp without seeing Lionel Messi? Well, probably quite a few Tottenham Hotspur fans this evening, given they have every reason to fear the maestro. Even in a game with nothing to play for, Messi can be a destroyer of ... Read more

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Wellington Phoenix look to build on impressive win against Sydney FC

Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor says there has been little time to celebrate their impressive away win against Sydney FC. "Yes we had a good result but don't dwell on it. For us you can't lose your concentration.The manager has made it very ... Read more

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Steph Curry believes truly insane conspiracy theory

I think what we're learning here is that NBA players are huge fans of conspiracy theories. Nearly two years after Kyrie Irving said the Earth is flat on a podcast with then-Cleveland Cavaliers teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, fellow All ... Read more

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Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Pogba told he won't be allowed to leave in January

Fulham have made an enquiry into the availability of Deportivo La Coruna teenager Pedro Martelo, according to the Daily Mail. The 19-year-old striker is a Portugal youth international, has featured for the Segunda Division side's B team and is believed ... Read more

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Rugby League: Warriors boss Cameron George says side has the talent to win NRL ...

Warriors boss Cameron George has dismissed suggestions the club will go through a rebuilding phase as they search for a new NRL halfback to replace Shaun Johnson next season. George accepts it is difficult to replace a player of the calibre of Johnson, ... Read more

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Fifa Club World Cup UAE 2018: Team-by-team guide and seven players to watch

Manager: Zoran Mamic. How they qualified: Arabian Gulf League (host league) winners. Previous appearances (best result): Debut. Player to watch: Marcus Berg (striker). The Sweden international was integral in Al Ain's title-winning campaign which ... Read more

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2019 Women's World Cup draw: USWNT find their path to the title

With the Women's World Cup just under six months away, the world's attention was drawn to Paris on Saturday to find out exactly who each country would face off against. The hosts France, along with Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan and the United ... Read more

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Tickford terminates Richie Stanaway's Supercars contract

Following weeks of speculation over the 27-year-old New Zealander's future, a brief statement from Tickford announced his departure. "Tickford Racing and Richie Stanaway have elected to terminate their partnership," read the statement. Read more

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Hockey World Cup: England blank New Zealand 2-0

BHUBANESWAR: A clinical performance by England saw them get past New Zealand 2-0 and book a last-8 date with Argentina. With six quarterfinalists decided, Tuesday's set of crossover matches will determine the other two. While England were formbook ... Read more

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One-in-a-million whale sighting and where best to spot New Zealand orca

Christmas is a busy time on Hahei Beach in Coromandel, but this pod of orcas made a far bigger splash than other visiting families. The "once in a lifetime" sighting was caught on video by an amateur drone pilot, as the group of killer whales joined a ... Read more