Craig Shakespeare: ‘He’s a snake and I’m delighted he’s been sacked!’ Football fans react

Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he took over the role full-time from Claudio Ranieri. The 53-year-old took the reins in June after guiding the team away from relegation as caretaker manager last season but a run of one win in ten has seen the club’s owners take action. Shakespeare was assistant to Ranieri in […]

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho responds to Paris Saint-Germain links

Jose Mourinho has said he does not plan on signing a new contract with Manchester United imminently, but has played down suggestions he will leave for Paris St Germain. In an interview conducted with French television that aired at the weekend, the 54-year-old Portuguese dismissed the possibility of ending his managerial career at Old Trafford. He also spoke of his […]

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SACKED! Leicester City axe Craig Shakespeare as Foxes manager

Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months into a three-year contract. The former Premier League champions have suffered a poor start to the new season – claiming just one win from their first eight games. Riyad Mahrez rescued a point for the Foxes‘ as they drew 1-1 with West Brom at home on Monday night, leaving the team […]

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Chelsea BOOST! Alvaro Morata expected to return from injury for Champions League clash against Roma

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is expected to return to the starting line-up for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Roma. The Spaniard missed Saturday’s shock Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace with a injury he suffered in the Blues‘ previous game against Manchester City. Morata pulled his hamstring during the early stages of the 1-0 defeat to the Premier League leaders at […]

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Best players in the world right now, including De Bruyne, Messi and Neymar

The stats don’t lie. That’s what we’re told, so talkSPORT.com wanted to know, based on the numbers, which player is performing best in their respective leagues this season. All ratings are from WhoScored.com and look at players in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1. Please note, stats take into account domestic leagues only and includes […]

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„Seelenloser Feigling“: NBA-Coach beschimpft Trump

Basketball-Coach Gregg Popovich (68) vom fünfmaligen NBA-Champion San Antonio Spurs hat US-Präsident Donald Trump heftig attackiert. „Dieser Mann ist ein seelenloser Feigling“, sagte Popovich im Interview mit der US-Wochenzeitschrift The Nation. Bildergalerie So protestiert die Sport-Welt gegen Trump und Rassismus33 Bilder „Wir haben einen pathologischen Lügner im Weißen Haus. Intellektuell, emotional und psychologisch ungeeignet für dieses Amt. Die ganze Welt […]

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Chelsea transfer news: Michy Batshuayi replacements in the January window – five possible Conte targets

Michy Batshuayi’s 57th-minute substitution in the defeat to Crystal Palace only added to the belief that the striker isn’t up to scratch at Stamford Bridge. The Telegraph have detailed their understanding that Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager, has already decided he wants a replacement to the Belgian in the January transfer window. So who is Conte alleged to be eyeing and […]

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Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp’s team can end seven-game run with Champions League win

You can listen to live radio commentary of Maribor v Liverpool in the Champions League on talkSPORT 2 from 19:45 BST tonight. Liverpool have taken only two points from their opening two games in the Champions League this season, but their winless run goes back much further. It’s not since the 2014/15 season, on 16 September 2014, that the Reds have […]

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Transfer news: Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on Barcelona, Chelsea and Everton’s radar

Barcelona have joined the race for Chelsea and Everton target Kalidou Koulibaly. The defender has been one of Napoli’s star performers over the past 18 months and he has been watched by several clubs. Chelsea reportedly failed with a huge bid of close to £50m in the summer of 2016, while Everton have also been tracking him. But now, according […]

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Transfer news: Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on Barcelona, Chelsea and Everton’s radar

Barcelona have joined the race for Chelsea and Everton target Kalidou Koulibaly. The defender has been one of Napoli’s star performers over the past 18 months and he has been watched by several clubs. Chelsea reportedly failed with a huge bid of close to £50m in the summer of 2016, while Everton have also been tracking him. But now, according […]

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Manchester City FC news: Pep Guardiola ‚eyeing move for Borussia Dortmund star Julian Weigl‘

Manchester City are tracking Borussia Dortmund star Julian Weigl, according to reports. The midfielder is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in German football and he already has plenty of admirers. Barcelona have been tracking the 22-year-old for over a year, while he has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain in the past too. Now, according to AS, Manchester City […]

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Manchester City FC news: Pep Guardiola ‚eyeing move for Borussia Dortmund star Julian Weigl‘

Manchester City are tracking Borussia Dortmund star Julian Weigl, according to reports. The midfielder is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in German football and he already has plenty of admirers. Barcelona have been tracking the 22-year-old for over a year, while he has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain in the past too. Now, according to AS, Manchester City […]

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Tottenham transfer BOOST! Juventus pull out of race for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes

Tottenham have received a major transfer boost after Juventus pulled out of the race for Andre Gomes. The midfielder is looking to leave Barcelona this January and he almost joined Spurs in the final hours of the summer window. A loan deal was reportedly on the table, but talks collapsed at the 11th hour and the Portugal international stayed where […]

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Tottenham transfer BOOST! Juventus pull out of race for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes

Tottenham have received a major transfer boost after Juventus pulled out of the race for Andre Gomes. The midfielder is looking to leave Barcelona this January and he almost joined Spurs in the final hours of the summer window. A loan deal was reportedly on the table, but talks collapsed at the 11th hour and the Portugal international stayed where […]

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Southampton transfer report: Celta Vigo trying to hijack Saints’ move for Barcelona starlet Paco Alcacer

Celta Vigo are trying to hijack Southampton’s move for Paco Alcacer. The 24-year-old wants to leave Barcelona this January after falling down the pecking order. The striker arrived at the Camp Nou from Valencia in the summer of 2016 for over £20million but he has made just two league appearances this season. Southampton are keen on signing Alcacer in January […]

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Southampton transfer report: Celta Vigo trying to hijack Saints’ move for Barcelona starlet Paco Alcacer

Celta Vigo are trying to hijack Southampton’s move for Paco Alcacer. The 24-year-old wants to leave Barcelona this January after falling down the pecking order. The striker arrived at the Camp Nou from Valencia in the summer of 2016 for over £20million but he has made just two league appearances this season. Southampton are keen on signing Alcacer in January […]

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Transfer report: Arsenal, Liverpool and Bayern Munich in three-way battle for Monaco ace Thomas Lemar

Arsenal and Liverpool will have to fight off competition from Bayern Munich if they want to sign Thomas Lemar. The midfielder is one of the most wanted players in Europe at the moment and he almost left Monaco in the summer. Liverpool looked like signing the France international early on in the summer window and then Arsenal failed with a […]

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Transfer report: Arsenal, Liverpool and Bayern Munich in three-way battle for Monaco ace Thomas Lemar

Arsenal and Liverpool will have to fight off competition from Bayern Munich if they want to sign Thomas Lemar. The midfielder is one of the most wanted players in Europe at the moment and he almost left Monaco in the summer. Liverpool looked like signing the France international early on in the summer window and then Arsenal failed with a […]

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EXCLUSIVE – Rob Lee reacts to news Mike Ashley is selling Newcastle United

Rob Lee has welcomed the news Mike Ashley has put Newcastle United up for sale and hopes a new owner can push the club on to greater things. After a tumultuous ten-year reign, which has included two relegations, two promotions and countless supporter protests, Ashley announced on Monday he plans to relinquish control of the club by Christmas. Speaking to […]

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Liverpool team news: Predicted line-up for Champions League game against Maribor

You can listen to live radio commentary of Maribor v Liverpool in the Champions League on talkSPORT 2 from 19:45 BST tonight. It’s the first time the pair have ever met, and the pressure is on the Reds to get their first win in Group E of this season’s competition. Jurgen Klopp and his team have picked up two points from […]

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Transfer news: Crystal Palace join Newcastle in chase for Turkey star

Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace have sent scouts to keep a close eye on Besiktas star forward Cenk Tosun. The 26-year-old is set to lead the line for the Turkish champions in their Champions League group stage clash with Monaco. And, according to reports in Turkey, Palace have sent a delegation to France to keep close tabs on Tosun ahead […]

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Real Madrid v Tottenham: Harry Redknapp previews the big Bernabeu clash on talkSPORT

Tottenham take on Real Madrid on Tuesday night and Harry Redknapp joined talkSPORT to preview the big Champions League clash. Redlknapp was in charge of Spurs the last time they faced Real at the Bernabeu, which ended in a 4-0 defeat for the north Londoners, and he feels current boss Mauricio Pochettino will have to stick to his attacking principles to get anything […]

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Liverpool BOOST! Adam Lallana closing in on return from thigh injury

Adam Lallana remains on track for a return to the Liverpool side next month. The attacking midfielder is yet to play for the Reds this season after suffering a thigh injury in a pre-season clash with Atletico Madrid. Lallana spent time in Qatar last week as part of his recovery programme but returned to Melwood on Monday. Boss Jurgen Klopp […]

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Zipser will Führungsrolle in Chicago einnehmen

Paul Zipser will bei den Chicago Bulls zum Saisonstart der NBA mehr Verantwortung übernehmen. „Ich werde eine Rolle haben, in der ich führen soll. Ich bin jetzt nicht der Anführer der Mannschaft, aber ich kann und werde meinen Teil dazu beitragen, mitzuführen“, sagte der 23-Jährige der Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung. Zipser steht vor seiner zweiten Spielzeit in den USA. Der NBA-Auftakt mit Golden […]

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Gylfi Sigurdsson wasn’t what Everton needed, former striker Tony Cottee tells talkSPORT

Tony Cottee says Everton blundered by splashing out a club record fee on Gylfi Sigurdsson and not a new striker. Sigurdsson, £45m signing from Swansea, was among a number of new arrivals in the summer transfer window but has been a big disappointment so far in what has been a woeful start to the campaign for the Toffees. Ronald Koeman’s misfiring […]

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, October 17: Tottenham slap £200m price tag on Kane

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers… Harry Kane is worth more than the £200million that Paris Saint-Germain paid for Neymar, according to Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Hotspur chairman. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has hailed Kane as the „complete player“ and the Spanish giants are targeting a deal for the England ace – but Spurs are determined to […]

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Tony Pulis reveals fears over Ben Foster after West Brom goalkeeper injures knee playing with son

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis revealed a knee injury kept Ben Foster out of Monday night’s 1-1 draw at Leicester. Albion have yet to determine the extent of the injury, which the 34-year-old goalkeeper sustained during the international break while playing in the garden with his children. However, Pulis admitted he is worried about the problem given Foster missed […]

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Tampa Bay glückt erster Auswärtssieg

Tampa Bay Lightning hat gegen die Detroit Red Wings mit 2:2 gewonnen und war in dieser NHL-Saison somit erstmals auch auswärts erfolgreich. Den entscheidenden Treffer für Tampa Bay erzielte kurz vor Schluss Nikita Kutscherow. Bereits nach dem ersten Drittel führten die Gäste mit 2:0. Doch Detroit meldete sich mit einem Doppelpack im zweiten Spielabschnitt zurück. Ehe Kutscherow knapp zwei Minuten vor […]

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Nach üblem Hit – Rodgers muss doch operiert werden

Schlechte Nachrichten für die Green Bay Packers! Quarterback Aaron Rodgers muss nach seinem Schlüsselbeinbruch vom vergangenen Sonntag operiert werden. Dies erklärte Packers-Coach Mike McCarthy. Der 33-Jährige Rodgers, zweimal wertvollster Spieler der Liga, hatte die Verletzung bei der 10:23-Niederlage gegen die Minnesota Vikings bei einem harten Tackle von Linebacker Anthony Barr erlitten. Rodgers könnte somit das Aus für den Rest der […]

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Nach knapper Pleite – Yankees melden sich mit Sieg zurück

Die New York Yankees verkürzen in der American League Championship Series gegen die Houston Astros auf 1:2. Im dritten Spiel der Best-of-Seven-Serie gewinnen sie deutlich mit 8:1. Bereits nach vier Innings führte New York mit 8:0. Der einzige Homerun für Houston gelang Marwin Gonzalez im abschließenden neunten Inning.  Die vierte Partie zwischen den beiden Teams findet in der Nacht von Dienstag auf Mittwoch […]

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Titans siegen im Division-Fight dank Kicker Succop

Field Goal-Festival bei den Tennessee Titans! Im letzten Spiel des sechsten Spieltages schlagen die Tennessee Titans die Indianapolis Colts mit 36:22. Topscorer bei den Titans war Kicker Ryan Succop – 18 Punkte gingen auf das Konto des 31-Jährigen (Der NFL-Spieltag im Überblick). Bis zum Ende des dritten Viertels sah es noch nicht nach einem Sieg der Titans aus. Nach zwei […]

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Sean Dyche EXCLUSIVE: We’ve got to be careful we don’t make football too ‘Barcelona-esque’

Sean Dyche has defended Andy Carroll following the West Ham forward’s dismissal at the weekend, saying that his physicality should be a good thing – not seen as a negative. Carroll was shown two yellow cards inside two minutes during West Ham’s 1-1 draw with Dyche’s Burnley, the first for catching James Tarkowski with an elbow and the second for […]

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Leicester City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion: Riyad Mahrez rescues point but Foxes‘ Baggies hoodoo continues

Leicester were unable to end their home hoodoo against West Brom after a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium. The West Midlands side are now unbeaten in eight visits to the venue, winning five, and it always looked like a record they would extend after Nacer Chadli gave them the lead with a superb 30-yard free-kick. Riyad Mahrez equalised […]

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Hawks-Chef kündigt Strafe für Schröder an

Der General Manager der Atlanta Hawks, Travis Schlenk, hat sich erstmals zu den Vorfällen um Dennis Schröder geäußert und das Verhalten des Point Guards verurteilt. Zwei Wochen nach den Vorkommnissen gab der Hawks-Boss am Montag folgende offizielle Stellungnahme ab: „Es läuft weiterhin eine Untersuchung des Vorfalls vom 29. September, in den Dennis Schröder involviert ist. Solange werden wir Dennis unterstützen, […]

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Verona – Benevento Calcio 1:0 (0:0)

1:0 (0:0) Tor: 1:0 Romulo (74., Verona) Rote Karte: Antei (37., Benevento) [alle Infos zum Spiel][zur aktuellen Tabelle]

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Tottenham Hotspur FC: Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane can be Spurs‘ Francesco Totti

Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed suggestions Harry Kane could join Real Madrid by claiming the striker can be Tottenham’s Francesco Totti. Pochettino also brushed off his own links to Spain, reiterating he could never manage Barcelona because of his past with Espanyol, while adding he would sign a 15-year contract at Spurs if he could. Tottenham take on Real Madrid in […]

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Nach Rodgers-Schock: Rettet Kaepernick die Packers?

Gerade einmal 24 Stunden ist es her, dass die Green Bay Packers fast gleichauf mit den New England Patriots als Wettfavoriten auf den Gewinn des Super Bowls galten. Doch durch die schwere Verletzung von Superstar Aaron Rodgers bei der Niederlage gegen die Minnesota Vikings hat sich das schlagartig geändert. „Das ist niederschmetternd, keine Frage. Aber wir müssen trotzdem weiter Football spielen. […]

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Steve Howey tells talkSPORT 2: Newcastle need an owner who ‘gets the club and gets the area’

Mike Ashley has put Newcastle United up for sale and Steve Howey wants someone to buy the Magpies who ‘gets the club and gets the area’. Ashley, 53, bought the Tyneside outfit in 2007 for £134m, clearing existing debt upon his arrival and guaranteeing Newcastle’s immediate future at troubling financial times. However, the St James’ Park faithful have never taken […]

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Premier League statistics: Which teams have conceded the least away from home in 2017

Arsenal’s mixed start to the 2017/18 Premier League campaign continued at the weekend as they were beaten 2-1 by Watford at Vicarage Road. Having improved in recent weeks, conceding two late goals against the Hornets was a big setback for the Gunners. And it also means they have let in 26 strikes on their travels in 2017, which is one of […]

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