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I hope Leicester's players are ashamed after Ranieri exit

JAMIE CARRAGHER: Why sack Claudio Ranieri now? True, almost every other team in the relegation zone has sacked their manager but I could understand them. I am furious about this one.

McIlroy defends playing golf with Trump

Sky News / UK 25 sources

Rory McIlroy has defended his decision to play golf with Donald Trump after a flood of criticism and abuse, saying it "was, quite simply, a round of golf".

Wales face their sternest examination at Murrayfield in a decade against a Scotland side with new credibility

WalesOnline 9 sources

This is no longer a Scottish team looking over their shoulders at Italy, Wales are going to have to dig deep to chalk up the win

Roberto Di Matteo: This is the secret to Antonio Conte's success at Chelsea

ROBERTO DI MATTEO believes Antonio Conte's man-management style has helped Chelsea succeed this season.

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Scotland v Wales starts pivotal Six Nations weekend

BBC / Sport 9 sources

Injury-hit Scotland will attempt to end a decade-long winless streak against Wales as the Six Nations resumes this weekend.

Rory McIlroy defends decision to play golf with President Donald Trump - 'I'm not a fascist'

The Northern Irishman played with the President of the United States last week at Trump International


How Jose Mourinho's special methods have made him a master of cup finals

Sunday's League Cup final will be the 13th of Mourinho's career. He has won 10 of his previous 12. Tim Rich · @timrich001; Friday 24 February 2017 17:24 GMT. Click to follow. The Independent Football. jose-mourinho.jpg Before a big final,…


Arsenal warn Sanchez and Ozil over contract demands

Arsenal have warned contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil they will not bow to their wage demands, despite revealing they have cash reserves of £100million in the bank.

Inverness 2 Rangers 1 as Graeme Murty is left stunned by last-gasp defeat in the Highlands - 3 things we learned

Daily Record 6 sources

Billy Mckay scores a last-gasp winner to stun the Light Blues interim boss and give the Highland side their first league win since October.


Sam Allardyce launches shocking attack on his own Crystal Palace stars after winless start

SAM ALLARDYCE has launched a bitter tirade against his ailing players saying they do not stick to his gameplan and telling them his experience is “far greater than theirs”.

John Horan becomes first GAA president from Dublin in 96 years

The 58-year-old from Na Fianna emerged as the overwhelming victor in Friday election


Ten-man Blues edge Wolves

Sky Sports 10 sources

Gianfranco Zola secured a much-needed victory as his 10-man Birmingham side held on to win 2-1 at Wolves in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday night.

Ranieri 'dream died' with Leicester sacking

BBC / Sport 174 sources

Claudio Ranieri says his "dream died" when he was sacked as Leicester manager nine months after winning the title.


Santi Cazorla reveals his injury hell after Arsenal star suffers another setback

Santi Cazorla has explained the injury setback in suffered which has ruled him out of the remainder of Arsenal's season, adding that his long injury absence is proving tough to endure.

Soccer-playing bumblebees get goal-scoring buzz

Scientists in London train bumblebees to 'score' goals by moving a mini ball to a target; demonstrating unprecedented learning abilities. Matthew Stock reports.


Confirmed: Tottenham reach agreement for midfielder's summer transfer

TOTTENHAM have reached an agreement with Schalke over the permanent transfer of Nabil Bentaleb.

Hamilton: New car 'beats crap out of you'

CNN / Sport 79 sources

Ten years competing in one of the world's most demanding sports has done nothing to dampen Lewis Hamilton's will to win.


Arsenal's cash reserves remain at eye-watering levels

Arsenal have announced half-year results which show a record investment in players of some £110.5m and an increase in football turnover to £191.1m.

Eddie Jones: Dylan Hartley is first name on team sheet right now

Eddie Jones has reacted to scrutiny of Dylan Hartley's ongoing selection by insisting England's captain will remain the first name on the team sheet for the foreseeable future.


Claudio Ranieri insists his 'dream died' after being sacked as Leicester manager following Sevilla defeat

Mirror Online 202 sources

The former Foxes boss has spoken for the first time since his shock dismissal

Antoine Griezmann to Man United: £86m move to spark Arsenal and Chelsea battle

ATLETICO MADRID will move for Diego Costa or Alexis Sanchez if they sell Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United, according to Guillem Balague.


INSIDE LEICESTER: Players showed true colours, staff became unhappy, Ranieri paid price

IF YOU want to see when the true colours of some Leicester players started to show through, the cars were a giveaway.

Rory McIlroy: ‘Trump’s whole circus, this big show, is intriguing to watch’

The four-times major winner on feeling sorry for Tiger Woods and his own preparations for the Masters in April after recovering from a rib injury


McLaren chief Zak Brown: Why our new F1 car is orange

Daily Star / Sport 29 sources

McLAREN unveiled their new Formula One car with a spectacular black and orange livery earlier today.

Johnny Sexton history against France a worry for Warren Gatland

Monstrous French pack does not hide the fact they paint a target on Ireland fly-half’s back and Lions coach will be anxious to learn how 31-year-old fares


Ulstermen can be Ireland match winners, says Joe Schmidt

There was disappointment for Ulster's Ireland contingent at Carton House yesterday as Paddy Jackson, Iain Henderson and Andrew Trimble were named only on the bench for tomorrow's Six Nations clash with France (Aviva Stadium, 4.50pm kick…

Friday, Feb 24

Tottenham 2-2 Gent (Agg: 2-3): Spurs out of Europa League

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT WEMBLEY: Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League as they failed to throw off their Wembley curse and get past Gent in the last 32.

Europa League last-16 draw RECAP: Manchester United draw FC Rostov in knockout clash

Mirror Online 67 sources

Jose Mourinho's side are the only English team remaining in the competition

Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri after Premier League title-winning squad knifed Italian boss in the back

Mirror Online 239 sources

The Italian delivered the title last season but has been sacked with his side a point above the drop zone after Leicester's players complained to the board about the manager

Thursday, Feb 23

Sexton returns to Ireland team to face France

BBC / Sport 26 sources

Fit-again Johnny Sexton is named in the Ireland team to face France in Saturday's Six Nations game in Dublin.

Roy Keane hits out at Wayne Rooney over China interest

Roy Keane has described Wayne Rooney’s potential transfer to China’s Super League as ‘madness’, amid reports that the agent of Manchester United skipper is in the process of finalising a move.

Lewis Hamilton shows off new Mercedes F1 car as W08 is spotted at Silverstone

LEWIS HAMILTON has taken the new Mercedes F1 car round the famous Silverstone track for the very first time this morning.

Rooney to stay at Man Utd

Sky Sports 62 sources

Wayne Rooney has released a statement saying that he will be staying with Manchester United.

Wednesday, Feb 22

St Etienne v Manchester United LIVE: Follow the minute-by-minute Europa League action

EXPRESS SPORT brings you live coverage of Manchester United against St Etienne - follow it here.

Rooney 'to snub Chinese offers'

Sky Sports 114 sources

Wayne Rooney has offers to go to China but is unlikely to leave Manchester United before the Chinese transfer window closes on Tuesday, Sky sources understand.

Sevilla v Leicester AS IT HAPPENED: Vardy gives Ranieri's side hope with away goal

EXPRESS SPORT recaps Sevilla's 2-1 win over Leicester in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw sacked after eating a pie during Arsenal match

The Independent 145 sources

Sutton United have sacked reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw after he ate a pie live on television during the club’s FA Cup defeat by Arsenal on Monday night. The 46-year-old was pictured live on television eating a pie after the club’s manager…

Tuesday, Feb 21

"Devastated" Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns after pie-eating stunt vs Arsenal sparks betting storm

Mirror Online 145 sources

The veteran shot stopper sparked controversy after reaching for the pastry during the game

Jose Mourinho opens up on Wayne Rooney future: He could leave Manchester United

Daily Express / Sport 114 sources

JOSE MOURINHO has suggested Wayne Rooney could leave Manchester United in the summer - but he will not encourage him to do so.

Man City 5-3 Monaco: Live reaction from the incredible Champions League encounter

Daily Express / Sport 127 sources

EXPRESS SPORT brings you live coverage of Manchester City v Monaco in the Champions League - follow it here.

Sutton United keeper pictured in the pub at half-time of FA Cup clash with Arsenal

Daily Record 274 sources

The 45-year-old stopper enjoyed his night watching his team-mates play against Arsenal from the subs bench.

Monday, Feb 20

Stokes sold for IPL record

Sky Sports 171 sources

Ben Stokes became the most expensive foreign player in Indian Premier League history after being signed for more than $2m (£1.6m) by the Rising Pune Supergiants at auction on Monday.

GB Badminton ‘staggered’ after UK Sport rejects seven Tokyo funding appeals

The desperate appeals from GB Badminton and six other sports for funding for the Tokyo Olympics have been rejected by UK Sport, which said the sports were unable to provide new evidence they had any chance of winning a medal in 2020.

Kane shows ruthless side after Spurs field big guns

The Times / Life 222 sources

The Fulham head coach was trapped between a compliment and bad timing. “They played as if they were playing against Chelsea,” Slavisa Jokanovic said of Tottenham Hotspur. He looked just a little indignant about it rather than chuffed at…

FA Cup quarter-final draw: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham learn fate

Daily Express / Sport 145 sources

LINCOLN will play Sutton or Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals.