Mikel Arteta ‘overruled’ by Arsenal board after disagreement with club chiefs

Mikel Arteta was reportedly ‘overruled’ by the Arsenal board after disagreeing with them over midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The 22-year-old has been put up for sale and told he can leave Arsenal despite having started in their FA Cup final success over Chelsea. Maitland-Niles has been with the club since the age of six and was not pushing for a transfer, with his current contract due to run until 2023. Gunners chiefs made the call though to transfer list him as they look to raise funds for their own business in…

Injury-hit Chelsea face tough task against Bayern

Football – Europa League – Round of 16 First Leg – Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – March 7, 2019. Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates scoring their third goal. [REUTERS/Eddie Keogh/File Photo] Bayern Munich are hoping Champions League success can convince Thiago Alcantara and David Alaba, who are stalling over extensions, to stay. Bayern host Chelsea at Munich’s Allianz Arena today in the last 16, second leg of the Champions League holding a 3-0 lead after hammering the Blues in London in February when Serge Gnabry scored…

Maura Higgins fires back at skinny shamers who tell her to ‘get some curves’

Maura Higgins has shown how to expertly deal with trolls as she hit back at skinny shamers who told her to ‘put on some weight and get some curves.’ The Love Island star, 29, sparked a mixed response when she was snapped wearing a revealing tiger print string bikini. Shortly after she posted the sultry snap,  Maura returned to Instagram to share mean message she’d been sent with her 2.9million followers. It read: “Put some weight on. Get some curves. You look like a cardboard front and back with a…

James Stunt ‘arrested’ with trousers round ankles post ‘come and arrest me’ rant

James Stunt has been taken away in cuffs while topless and with his trousers around his ankles during an apparent arrest. Footage which has gone viral appeared to show the moment the 38-year-old was arrested by police officers during chaotic scenes at a mews house in London. The troubled playboy – who is the ex-husband of Formula 1 billionaire heiress Petra Ecclestone – had earlier goaded police to arrest him during an abusive social media video posting. Video shows James surrounded by police while sitting on the floor of a…

Weeds Cast: Then & Now

Ready to blow this joint?  As soon as it debuted on August 8, 2005, Weeds became Showtime’s highest rated show, with fans unable to resist the story of single-mom-turned-pot-dealer Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise Parker) and her dysfunctional family.  Created by Jenji Kohan, Weeds kept blazing for eight seasons, ending its run in 2012, though it was reported last year that a revival starring Parker was in the works at Starz.  “We’re thrilled to be back in business with series star and producer Mary-Louise Parker on what we’re calling Weeds 4.20, already in…

Eddie Hearn has found his answer to replicate Dana White’s UFC model in boxing

Eddie Hearn has made no secret of his objectives; to take over boxing and install a UFC-style model. Dana White’s monopoly on the top level of MMA has seen him install a system which gives the company total control over match-making and a centralised structure. Boxing, on the other hand, has forever been a game as much about politics as in-ring ability. There are a growing number of world title belts, governing bodies and rival promoters all with a slice of the pie, much to the frustration of Hearn. Speaking…

She Still Loves It: Inside Camila Cabello’s First Year As Shawn Mendes’ Señorita

Forget calling her señorita, she loves that he simply kept calling, pursuing the spark that she didn’t really know how to ignite. “For sure. I, for sure, had a crush there,” she allowed  while watching one of their 2015 performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show “We were stupid. I think we both had a crush there. But we were both, like, I don’t know, being babies about it.” They were also being, you know, burgeoning pop music sensations, packed itineraries leaving little room for dinner dates. Even when they were on the road together, both…

Barca’s final shot to save troubled season and Setien

Football – La Liga Santander – Real Valladolid v FC Barcelona – Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain – July 11, 2020. Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal celebrates scoring their first goal with Lionel Messi. [REUTERS/Sergio Perez] If Barcelona have been weighed down by the burden of expectation in recent years in the Champions League, they should feel freer than ever ahead of today’s last 16, second leg against Napoli.  Few expect an easy passage into the quarter-finals and if they get there, even fewer expect them to survive against Bayern Munich, the…

Molly-Mae slammed for PrettyLittleThing collab amid ‘modern slavery’ allegations

Molly-Mae Hague has been blasted by fans and followers for promoting fashion brand PrettyLittleThing whose parent company Boo Hoo Group has been accused of “modern slavery”. Fans of the 21-year-old Love Island star expressed anger and dismay on Friday when she took to social media to boast about her work with the troubled fashion company. Taking to Instagram, Molly-Mae posed on a roof top in Manchester while gloating about being “blessed” to work with the brand. Wearing a figure hugging pair of trousers, a backless top, and elbow-length gloves, the…

Horse racing tips for Saturday’s ITV Racing and more

CARADOC is worth another chance to show his true colours in the Thames Hospice Handicap (3.35) at Ascot today. Upwardly mobile with three wins from seven attempts in 2019, Ed Walker’s son of Camelot appeared ill-at-ease on the track when sixth at Epsom on Derby day Rain-softened ground didn’t help Caradoc’s well-backed bid for the John Smith’s Cup at York three weeks ago – in which he returned ninth behind Sinjaari – but Danny Tudhope’s mount has everything in place to show to advantage this afternoon. SHELIR also deserves a…