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Match Reports

Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United

16th December 2018, 18:08

Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench to be Liverpool's hero as they defeated a limited Manchester United side at Anfield.

Manchester United

Smalling pens new United deal

16th December 2018, 01:41

Manchester United star Chris Smalling has committed his future to the club after signing a new contract that runs until at least 2022.

Liverpool

Midfielder back with Reds

16th December 2018, 00:55

Unsettled Ovie Ejaria has returned to Liverpool after ending his loan spell at Rangers with immediate effect.

Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea close in on BVB star Pulisic

16th December 2018, 19:04

Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic is set to join Premier League side Chelsea in a £60million deal at the end of the season.

Juventus

Juventus ready to re-sign Pogba

16th December 2018, 18:50

Juventus could be set to re-sign Paul Pogba in the January transfer window as Manchester United are ready to sell.

Valencia

Valencia hit by Guedes blow

16th December 2018, 18:49

Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes faces around two months on the sidelines after requiring surgery on his abdomen.

Boxing

Santa Cruz trilogy the target for Frampton

16th December 2018, 18:20

Carl Frampton is keen to face Leo Santa Cruz for a third time after his showdown with Josh Warrington on Saturday.

Chelsea

Sarri plays down Hazard concerns

16th December 2018, 18:18

Maurizio Sarri expects Eden Hazard to recover from the knock he picked up during Chelsea's 2-1 victory at Brighton on Sunday.

Rugby Union

Foster backed by outgoing New Zealand coach

16th December 2018, 18:17

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says his assistant coach Ian Foster would make a "great head coach".

Arsenal

Emery has no complaints about defeat

16th December 2018, 18:11

Arsenal boss Unai Emery accepted Southampton deserved their victory after the Saints claimed a 3-2 win at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday.

Tennis

Kyrgios sets sights on Australian Open

16th December 2018, 17:19

Nick Kyrgios says a big performance in his home Grand Slam, the Australian Open, is his priority for the start of 2019.

Formula 1

Williams confident of improvements

16th December 2018, 16:59

Chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says Williams have already "completed the turnaround" after a disastrous 2018.

Cricket

South Africa's Philander to miss first Test against Pakistan

16th December 2018, 16:26

South Africa's Vernon Philander is set to miss the first Test against Pakistan on Boxing Day with a thumb injury.

Golf

Alfred Dunhill Championship glory for Lipsky

16th December 2018, 15:47

David Lipsky is delighted to have ended 2018 with a victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Rugby League

Walmsley confirms Saints return boost

16th December 2018, 15:45

Alex Walmsley has confirmed that he has now fully recovered from the broken bone in his neck and can return to action with St Helens.

Tennis

Azarenka on a comeback mission

16th December 2018, 15:44

Victoria Azarenka is aiming to put several years of problems behind her and enjoy a successful 2019 on the tennis courts.

Match Reports

Southampton 3-2 Arsenal

16th December 2018, 15:43

Southampton moved out of the Premier League relegation zone as they beat Arsenal 3-2 to end the Gunners' 22-game unbeaten run.

Match Reports

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Chelsea

16th December 2018, 15:40

Chelsea held off a fightback from Brighton to earn a 2-1 win at the Amex Stadium, with Eden Hazard scoring one and creating the other.

Preston North End

Neil - Result was better than performance

16th December 2018, 14:28

Preston boss Alex Neil was happy to see his side beat Millwall on Saturday although he was not fully satisfied with their performance.

Barcelona

Valverde pleased with Barca options

16th December 2018, 14:14

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has suggested the club will not be making an offer for Chelsea's Andreas Christensen.

Cricket

Lyon the key as Aussies take charge

16th December 2018, 14:07

Australia lead India by 175 runs in the second Test in Perth after reaching stumps on day three on 132-4 in their second innings.

Norwich City

Farke delighted with Norwich character

16th December 2018, 13:56

Daniel Farke praised the character of his Norwich side as they battled back to secure a 2-2 draw against Bristol City on Saturday.

Formula 1

Ricciardo makes Verstappen relationship claim

16th December 2018, 13:47

Daniel Ricciardo said his relationship with Max Verstappen was better than he expected it to be when they were together at Red Bull.

Brazil

International exile not an issue - Toloi

16th December 2018, 13:36

Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi says he doesn't care that he is being overlooked for Brazil's senior side.

Manchester City

Jesus pleased to end goal drought

16th December 2018, 13:33

Gabriel Jesus was relieved to end his recent scoring drought after netting a brace during Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Everton.

Atalanta

Toloi eyes new contract

16th December 2018, 13:18

Atalanta centre-back Rafael Toloi says he is happy with life in Bergamo and is working hard to agree a new contract with the club.

Boxing

Fielding bemoans mistakes after Canelo defeat

16th December 2018, 13:10

Rocky Fielding said he made the error of not keeping his fight against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez "at distance" after his third-round loss.

Manchester United

Mourinho in the dark over transfer activity

16th December 2018, 13:06

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits he does not know if transfer funds will be made available to him during January.

Horse Racing

Retirement for The New One

16th December 2018, 12:49

Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies says The New One "does not have it in him anymore" after pulling up at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Liverpool

Henderson - Liverpool ready for title success

16th December 2018, 12:48

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says the Reds can challenge for trophies although he remains haunted by their previous near misses.

Horse Racing

Richards upbeat on Simply Ned chances

16th December 2018, 12:42

Trainer Nicky Richards feels Simply Ned is a real contender ahead of the Paddy's Rewards Club "Sugar Paddy" Chase at Leopardstown.

Tottenham Hotspur

Dier ruled out until the New Year

16th December 2018, 12:25

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has been ruled out until the New Year after undergoing surgery on his appendix.

Bayern Munich

Bayern praised by Kovac after four-goal romp

16th December 2018, 11:27

Bayern Munich delivered one of their best performances of the season in the 4-0 Bundesliga win at Hannover 96, according to Niko Kovac.

Monaco

Monaco can do better - Tielemans

16th December 2018, 11:26

Youri Tielemans is adamant that there is still a lot more to come from Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco under Thierry Henry's leadership.

Burnley

Hart calls for relegation fight

16th December 2018, 11:24

Burnley keeper Joe Hart says his side are battling against relegation and need to start racking up the points sooner rather than later.

Tennis

Injury recovery going well - Del Potro

16th December 2018, 10:41

Juan Martin del Potro has posted a positive injury update on Twitter regarding the knee injury he suffered a few months ago.

PSV Eindhoven

More PSV goals a target for Dumfries

16th December 2018, 10:40

Denzel Dumfries scored in PSV Eindhoven's 4-0 Eredivisie win at Heracles Almelo and then admitted he wants to get more goals.

Rugby League

2019 will be a good year - Clubb

16th December 2018, 10:39

Prop Tony Clubb is confident Wigan Warriors will enjoy a positive 2019 Super League season.

Rugby Union

O'Halloran confident Jones will extend stay

16th December 2018, 09:58

Assistant coach Jason O'Halloran is confident Huw Jones will sign a new contract with Glasgow Warriors.