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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Pressure mounts on Pep Guardiola as Man City stutter again

When it was confirmed early this year that Pep Guardiola would take charge of Manchester City, the expectation levels at the club immediately rose. “Pep...

Klopp and Mourinho gear up for red-hot Premier League clash

It is a long time since a clash between Liverpool and Manchester United has generated so much interest beyond the fans of the respective...

Messi celebrates 12 years since Barca debut – but is he the best ever?

It was on October 16, 2004 that Frank Rijkaard introduced the world to a diminutive 17-year-old forward by the name of Lionel Messi. Wearing the...

Cool and clinical: the new Virat Kohli

Every grey hair in Virat Kohli’s beard seemed to have added a tonne of maturity to his game as he teamed up with Ajinkya...
Jurgen Klinsmann

After the Big Sam scandal it’s time England turned to Jurgen Klinsmann

Here we go again. It is an all too common theme but English football is in disarray once more after Sam Allardyce’s greed put...
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho must adapt or Manchester United could wield the axe

When Louis van Gaal was unceremoniously sacked as manager of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho was announced as his successor, there was a feeling...

Opinion: Football, golf and tennis should not be in the Olympics

So the Olympic Games are over for another four years. Rio 2016 has seen some highs, some lows, some good and some bad, but...

Pictures: Best moments from the Rio Olympic Games

There were many firsts in the 2016 Olympic Games: Brazil's gold medal in football, Marshall Islands' silver in weightlifting, Kosovo's Judo gold, Fiji's rugby sevens...

England face tough battle against Pakistan attack

After claiming the wicket of Jake Ball and helping Pakistan seal a 75-run victory over England, Mohammad Amir erupted in celebration. Six years after the...
1972: Muhammad Ali during training for his fight with Al 'Blue' Lewis held in Dublin, Republic of Ireland in 1972. (Photo by Getty Images)

Muhammad Ali: our tribute to the fighter who inspired millions

From a young age I was drawn to Muhammad Ali. I simply couldn’t read enough about the enigmatic fighter who was willing to sacrifice...
Jurgen Klopp

Europa League final: Jurgen Klopp brings belief back to Liverpool 

Just five months ago Jurgen Klopp grabbed the hands of Divock Origi and Jordan Ibe as he led the Liverpool players towards the Kop...
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 18: Tim Kneale of Great Britain practises Trap Shooting during day six of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Shooting Centre on June 18, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images for BEGOC)

On the Dubai shooting range with Team GB’s Tim Kneale

Work on any sports desk around the world and you will meet a series of frustrated sportsmen and women who simply didn’t possess the...

Opinion: Leicester City achieve the impossible and win the Premier League

Leicester City are Premier League champions. Just let that sink in for a minute, because this was simply not meant to happen in an...
MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates scoring his penalty during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Milton Keynes Dons and Chelsea at Stadium mk on January 31, 2016 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Starling on Sport: Well said Eden Hazard, I don’t want Spurs to win either

It would be fair to say that last season’s PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard has done nothing on the pitch for Chelsea...
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 09: Aston Villa supporters hold a banner 'No Fight No Pride No Effort No Hope' during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Villa Park on April 9, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Starling on Sport: Aston Villa are football’s biggest comedy club

If you believe in the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” then don’t miss the final four matches of Aston Villa’s Premier League campaign....
Adam Scott

Opinion: It’s a tough choice but Adam Scott can be the Master

The azaleas are blooming, the greens are manicured and fans have practiced their “get in the hole!” shouts. The Masters is here - excited...
Amna Al Haddad

UAE must focus on grassroots development rather than Olympic medals

Sitting in at the Dubai Sports Council media briefing for next month’s sports innovation lab it was interesting to hear about the emirate’s development...
Rooney is set to miss England's clash against Estonia

Opinion: No place for Wayne Rooney in England’s Euro 2016 squad

England’s 3-2 win over Germany was impressive - let’s just not get carried away with ourselves though in the lead-up to this summer’s European...
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 28: General race action during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 28, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

7 reasons why you should go to the races this weekend

It’s only two weeks until Dubai World Cup day at Meydan, writes Laura King. If you want a taste of the racing action beforehand...
Conor McGregor

Starling on Sport: It’s the rumble all fight fans want to see

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. Luckily for us boxing and UFC do not play by...

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