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Manchester United fan keen to end Arsenal’s Europa League hopes

Self-confessed Manchester United fan Jamie Hopcutt has an extra incentive to help Ostersund write another chapter in their remarkable recent history by sinking Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Ronnie O?Sullivan got his hands on the UK Championship got a sixth time

Rocket Ronnie not intending to land for some time to come

Ronnie O’Sullivan revealed his thrill at matching records held by Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry as he vowed to play on for years to come.

Ilkay Gundogan helped Manchester City topple rivals United at Old Trafford

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan insists Premier League title race is not over

Ilkay Gundogan insists the Premier League title race is not over, despite Manchester City racking up a double-digit lead over bitter rivals Manchester United.

Mohamed Salah has impressed for club and country

Mohamed Salah wins BBC African Footballer of Year award

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

Clermont fans eventually had something to celebrate

Red-hot Clermont plunge Saracens’ European Champions Cup hopes into deep freeze

Clermont took out their frustration over the chaotic postponement of their Champions Cup clash at Allianz Park by inflicting a record 46-14 defeat on holders Saracens.

Giancarlo Stanton is a New York Yankee

New York Yankees complete blockbuster trade for NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton

The New York Yankees have pulled off one of the biggest trades in recent baseball history by acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

Manchester City are looking for another win

Premier League talking points

Only struggling Swansea stand in Manchester City’s way as the runaway leaders bid to set a new record for successive Premier League wins on Wednesday.

Jonny Bairstow, left, thinks England have let down Joe Root

Jonny Bairstow: England have let Joe Root down

Jonny Bairstow admits England’s Ashes tourists have let captain Joe Root down with their off-the-field behaviour – and need to start winning back the trust of their supporters.

Jose Mourinho File Photo

5 of football’s furious tunnel bust-ups

Jose Mourinho is not the first Manchester United manager to be involved in a tunnel incident – in fact he follows in the footsteps of the great Sir Alex Ferguson.

Jurgen Klopp saw his side draw 1-1 with Everton on Sunday (Tim Goode/PA)

Jurgen Klopp stands by selection policy after Merseyside derby draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will continue his squad rotation policy and is happy to shoulder the blame when the team does not win.

Arsenal are said to be making a last push to keep Mesut Ozil at the club

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Arsenal are making a last push to keep Mesut Ozil, the Mirror reports. The paper says Arsene Wenger is still hoping a new round of negotiations will persuade the 29-year-old Germany star to stay at the club. Manchester United and Barcelona are both said to be interested in Ozil, who is free to sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs from January 1.

Olivier Giroud netted the equaliser at St Mary's  (Adam Davy/PA)

Jack Wilshere says Giroud’s lack of starts highlights Arsenal squad strength

Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal demonstrated their strength in depth against Southampton as substitute Olivier Giroud’s late leveller earned them a 1-1 draw.

Sizing John after his impressive comeback victory at Punchestown on Sunday

Jessica Harrington in no rush to make Sizing John plan after impressive return

Jessica Harrington will let the dust settle on Sizing John’s comeback victory at Punchestown on Sunday before deciding whether to run him again over the festive period.

Adam Peaty File Photo

Olympic champion Adam Peaty feels 2017 has been ‘much better year’ than 2016

After his trailblazing Olympic exploits in 2016, it is quite something to hear Adam Peaty say 2017 was more successful as he aims to get even better.

Jose Mourinho is understood to have been involved in heated exchanges with some City players after the derby (Martin Rickett/PA)

FA gives Manchester rivals until Wednesday to explain Old Trafford fracas

The Football Association has given Manchester United and Manchester City until Wednesday to reply to a request for observations following reports of ugly scenes after City’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will face Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League (Nigel French/Empics)

Chelsea need to produce extra effort to have chance of beating Barcelona – Conte

Head coach Antonio Conte insists Chelsea must be positive about the Champions League draw which sees his side face five-times European champions Barcelona.

Horses in a field in Cloughoge, Newry

Racing disrupted by snow and frost

The National Hunt meeting at Uttoxeter on Tuesday has been abandoned as the wintry weather continues to disrupt the racing programme.

Sport ? 2014 Commonwealth Games ? Day Two

Dani Rowe aiming for Commonwealth Games selection with Wales

Dani Rowe has announced her intention to switch allegiances from England to Wales at the Commonwealth Games.

England batsman Ben Duckett has been suspended for pouring a drink over James Anderson (Adam Davy/PA)

Ben Duckett suspended and given final warning following incident in Perth bar

Ben Duckett is to remain with the England Lions tour of Australia but will play no further part in any remaining matches and has received a final written warning over his conduct.

Olivier Giroud denied Saints (Adam Davy/PA)

Olivier Giroud salvages late point for Arsenal

Olivier Giroud climbed off the bench to rescue a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

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