Rapinoe backs Warren for 2020 election

US soccer star Megan Rapinoe is backing Elizabeth Warren’s bid for the US presidency [Courtesy] United States soccer star Megan Rapinoe said Friday she is backing Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 US presidential election. Rapinoe, one of the cornerstones of the USA’s victory in the Women’s World Cup in July, announced her endorsement for the progressive Massachusetts senator in a post on Twitter. “I truly believe the best things in life are a result of being bold and being real,” the 34-year-old said. “I’m proud to endorse Elizabeth…

Arsenal warned star duo ‘won’t turn up’ against Man City by club legend

Arsenal have been warned that Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will let the side down against Manchester City on Sunday, by Charlie Nicholas. Strikers Lacazette and Aubameyang have scored 16 goals between them in the league this season but haven’t been able to help the north London side move up from ninth in the table. They host City this weekend with just one win from their last 11 games – that victory coming against West Ham last Monday – with Freddie Ljungberg still in temporary charge. And Gunners legend Nicholas…

Klopp urges Liverpool fans to ‘enjoy the journey’ after agreeing new deal

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2024 [Courtesy] Jurgen Klopp said Friday he signed a contract extension keeping him at Liverpool until 2024 to project an image of security and stability for future potential transfer targets. Klopp, who became Liverpool manager in 2015, guided them to Champions League glory in June and they are currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League. The German’s previous deal was due to expire in 2022 and while…

Nick Aldis: ‘I helped break the glass ceiling for British wrestlers’

NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis is focused on carving out his legacy ahead of the company’s pay-per-view Into the Fire. The 33-year-old from Norfolk has been the face of the NWA since its revival in 2017 after Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan bought the promotion. Aldis has since twice won the NWA’s top title and became only the second ever British born champion to capture the illustrious ‘Ten Pounds Of Gold’. Now Aldis is readying himself to defend the title against James Storm at the promotion’s first pay-per-view since…

Ashley Cole explains why Virgil van Dijk did not deserve to win Ballon d’Or

Ashley Cole insists Lionel Messi deserved to win the Ballon d’Or ahead of Virgil van Dijk – despite his personal desire to see a defender win the top prize. Liverpool ace Van Dijk was tipped to win the individual accolade, becoming the first centre-back to do so since Fabio Cannavaro in 2006 having captained Italy to the World Cup. But Barcelona star Messi scooped his sixth Golden Ball, leaving Van Dijk and Liverpool supporters frustrated to see him overlooked. The Dutchman did edge Cristiano Ronaldo to take second place in…

3,000 police and security for rescheduled ‘El Clasico’

Matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona are often tense and played against a backdrop of regional rivalry [Courtesy] Some 3,000 police officers and private security agents will be deployed for the rescheduled ‘Clasico’ between Barcelona and Real Madrid next week, local officials said Friday, amid renewed fears of unrest around the fixture. Protestors from the Catalan separatist movement Democratic Tsunami have called for a “massive” protest outside Camp Nou, where Barca are due to play the match against Real in La Liga on December 18. Spain’s most prestigious fixture was…

How Liverpool’s season so far compares to previous Premier League winners

Liverpool have almost twice as many points as one former Premier League champion had at this stage of the season. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been virtually unstoppable in the league this season with 15 wins and one draw from their opening 16 games. It’s left them with 46 points to their name already, which means they could lose all of their next 22 games and still be safe from relegation. In fact, no other team in the history of English football has won more points at this stage of the…

UFC tonight: Schedule, TV channels, live streams, fight times, undercards and odds

The UFC signs off 2019 with a stunning card in Las Vegas featuring three world title fights. Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight title against Colby Covington, Max Holloway puts his featherweight belt on the line against Alexander Volkanovski and Amanda Nunes takes on Germaine de Randamie. The three fights will all have huge repercussions ahead of the 2020 season and we could see three new champions crowned tonight. There is also plenty of action before the title fights with Jose Aldo making his bantamweight debut after boiling down from 145lb.…

Premier League VAR table: How video refereeing has truly influenced your team

Many football fans think VAR is has been benefiting certain teams since its introduction in the Premier League at the start of the season. It is not unusual to see fans moaning about LiVARpool – despite the Reds only having two VAR interventions for them and one against this season. Actually, West Ham and Leicester have seen the most VAR decisions. The Foxes have received five interventions for and three against, while the Hammers have received five against and three for. Newcastle have been involved with the fewest VAR decisions…

Wally meets Daniel Ayala: The Middlesbrough star hoping this season won’t be a turkey

Turkeys who vote for Christmas deserve all the cranberry sauce coming their way. But that’s enough about handing Boris the buffoon and his Bullingdon cronies the keys to No.10 Downing Street. At Middlesbrough, a fine club with Premier League furniture, it’s the most wonderful time of the year for centre-back Daniel Ayala – because his parents, Francisco and Ana, own a five-acre farm in Spain’s deep south with 10,000 turkeys. Every summer, instead of detoxing on the beach, Ayala returns to the family homestead in El Saucejo to help as…