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Proportion of British BAME players has doubled since the Premier League began – talkSPORT special report

The proportion of British Premier League players from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds has doubled since the league began in 1992. Exclusive research carried out by talkSPORT reveals that on the opening weekend of the first Premier League season there were 218 British players across all starting line-ups, 36 of whom were from BAME […]

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A dizzying hallucinatory initiation ceremony overseen by a shaman | The Fiver

PAULINH … OH! Neymar is Brazilian. So, too, is Paulinho. That is normally about as far as the Fiver’s journalistic depth extends but Barcelona’s revolving door has pressed us into action again, this time to dance to the samba beat of an arrival who, for one reason or another, does not seem to have inspired […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round

CONFIRMED! Barcelona agree €40m deal to sign former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho

Former Tottenham flop Paulinho has sealed a shock move to the Nou Camp Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande for €40million (£36.37million).  The 29-year-old is set to undergo his medical with Barca on Thursday and, if all goes to plan, he will sign his contract and be […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round

Podcast: Danny Kelly's Trans Europe Express – Sunday, August 13

Danny Kelly Danny Kelly is joined by Rob Daly to take a look at all the big football news from the continent. They discuss Neymar’s debut for Paris Saint-Germain against Guingamp, highlight Borussia Dortmund’s continued struggles to keep their best players, and preview the first competitive El Clasico meeting of the season. This week’s European cult hero is […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round

Chelsea outcast Baba Rahman edges closer to Schalke return on loan

The Ghanaian full-back made 20 appearances for the Bundesliga club last season Schalke are in talks with Chelsea over bringing defender Baba Rahman back to Gelsenkirchen on loan. The Ghanaian full-back moved to the Bundesliga 12 months ago on what was supposed to be a season-long stint until a serious knee injury while playing at […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round

Liverpool transfer news: Lorenzo Insigne to replace Philippe Coutinho, according to reports

Philippe Coutinho is likely to cost Barcelona around £100m Liverpool want Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne to replace Philippe Coutinho if the playmaker is sold to Barcelona. According to The Mirror, manager Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the 26-year-old, who usually operates on the left of Napoli’s attack. Insigne, who has a contract running until 2022, scored 18 Serie […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round

Gary Lineker: is football’s costly talking head too good to be true? | Observer profile

Negotiating a way through the robust challenges of British celebrity is seldom an easeful task. Few in the public eye escape censure and even fewer manage to avoid succumbing to bitterness or the kind of acute sensitivity known only to those who have had their inner lives splashed across the outer pages of the press. […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round

Sir Mo Farah misses out on dream double as he claims World Championships 5000 metres silver

Mo Farah looks on as Muktar Edris takes gold Saturday, August 12, 2017 Sir Mo Farah missed out on his dream double after coming second in the 5000 metres at the World Championships.  The four-time Olympic champion failed to mount a second defence of the 5000m as Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris claimed gold in London on […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round

Liverpool legend John Barnes on Philippe Coutinho: 'It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he stays and still performs' – LISTEN

Jurgen Klopp is determined to keep Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool Saturday, August 12, 2017 John Barnes is backing Liverpool to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho and insists the playmaker will ‘not spit his dummy out’ if he fails to secure a move to Barcelona. Coutinho has submitted a transfer request after a £90million bid from […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round

DEAL CLOSE! Tottenham set to seal Davinson Sanchez signing from Ajax

The Colombia international is closing in on a £35million move to north London Tottenham are preparing to smash their club transfer record to sign Davinson Sanchez from Ajax, according to reports. The Colombia international was the Dutch club’s Player of the Year last season and is closing in on a £35million move to north London. […]

Teenager defies 67,000,000-1 odds with two holes-in-one in same round