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Joshua denies Parker drug claim ahead of unification fight

Anthony Joshua denies taking steroids in response to Joseph Parker’s accusation ahead of their heavyweight unification fight that he uses performance-enhancing drugs.

Mike Ashley has believed to have ended takeover talks

Newcastle takeover talks appear to be over

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has ended takeover talks with prospective buyer Amanda Staveley, Press Association Sport understands.

Marcos Matias opens the scoring for Sheffield Wednesday

New Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay claims first win against Carlisle

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay enjoyed his first win at the helm as his side beat Carlisle 2-0 in their FA Cup third-round replay.

Former Brazil midfielder Ronaldinho has retired from football (Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport)

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho retires

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, his brother and agent has confirmed.

Phil Jones

Manchester United defender Phil Jones warns City that title race is not over

Phil Jones has warned Manchester City they can still be overhauled in the Premier League title race, just as Manchester United were six years ago.

2018 Dafabet Masters ? Day Three ? Alexandra Palace

Ronnie O’Sullivan puts on stunning Masters show despite ‘dizzy’ spell

Ronnie O’Sullivan overcame a dizzy spell to thrash Marco Fu 6-0 and reach the quarter-finals of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace.

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao nets late equaliser as Monaco rescue Nice point

Radamel Falcao scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Monaco rescued a 2-2 draw in the Cote d’Azur derby against Nice at Stade Louis II.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe highlights importance of FA Cup replays

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he could be accused of having a “short memory” if he called for FA Cup replays to be scrapped.

Arsene Wenger in the stands at Bournemouth

FA reveals details of Arsene Wenger’s tirade at Mike Dean after West Brom draw

Arsene Wenger barged into the officials’ dressing room after Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at West Brom and called referee Mike Dean “not honest” and “a disgrace”, the Football Association has revealed.

Sheffield Wednesday v Carlisle United ? Emirates FA Cup ? Third Round Replay ? Hillsborough

Marcos Matias was ‘dangerous’ – Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay

Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay believes Marcos Matias could have played himself out of the cold at Hillsborough.

Mason Mount

Sparta Rotterdam sink to bottom after Vitesse defeat

Mason Mount’s second-half strike proved enough as Vitesse Arnhem returned to winning ways to condemn struggling Sparta Rotterdam to a sixth-straight Eredivisie defeat at Sparta-Stadion on Tuesday night.

Barcelona?s Ousmane Dembele is set for another spell on the sidelines through injury (Lalo R. Villar/AP/Press Association Images)

Ernesto Valverde staying calm despite Ousmane Dembele’s new injury

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is determined not to “over dramatise” the latest injury setback for Ousmane Dembele.

Stuart Armstrong

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong hails ‘successful trip’ to Germany

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has declared his trip to Germany for surgery a success.

Andrew Flintoff would not rule himself out of again applying to be England head coach one day (Adam Davy/Empics)

Andrew Flintoff would consider applying for England head coach role again

Andrew Flintoff felt he had to “try and make a difference” by applying to become England head coach in 2014 – and would throw his hat into the ring again.

Toni Kroos and Paul Pogba in UEFA Super Cup action

UEFA study reveals growing wealth gap between European elite and everybody else

European football clubs are earning and spending more money than ever before but UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is concerned about the growing “polarization” between the super-rich and everyone else.

Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe

Six British nominees among 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards shortlists

British stars Sir Mo Farah, Chris Froome and Lewis Hamilton have been shortlisted for sportsman of the year at next month’s Laureus World Sports Awards, it has been announced.

Gregor Townsend and John Barclay will lead Scotland into the Six Nations

Gregor Townsend: Scotland have to deal with injuries

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has backed his makeshift front row to overcome a selection crisis ahead of the NatWest 6 Nations.

Chris Silverwood has just started work as England bowling coach (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Chris Silverwood predicts success in England quest for quicks

Chris Silverwood insists there is no pace problem in English cricket and is confident he can bring through a generation of fast bowlers to match Australia.

Manchester United v Stoke City ? Premier League ? Old Trafford

Mourinho believes Manchester United are showing signs of revolving around Pogba

Jose Mourinho feels Manchester United are morphing into a team that suit Paul Pogba’s strengths after the Frenchman’s personal unbeaten record was extended to 35 Premier League matches.

Everton v Watford ? Premier League ? Goodison Park

No criminal wrongdoing in Ross Barkley transfer, says Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police has found no evidence of wrongdoing in Ross Barkley’s transfer from Everton to Chelsea.

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