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Barcelona criticised for special Ousmane Dembele shirts

Barcelona criticised for special Ousmane Dembele shirts

Barcelona's players have been criticised for wearing special shirts showing support to injured forward Ousmane Dembele before their victory over Eibar.

Arsenal's Ozil back in training after knee inflammation

Arsenal's Ozil back in training after knee inflammation

Mesut Ozil is back in training following the knee injury that kept him out of Arsenal's matches against Cologne and Chelsea last week. German has missed Arsenal's games with Cologne and Chelsea.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi 4 goal display praised by Semedo

Barcelona's Lionel Messi 4 goal display praised by Semedo

Lionel Messi has been praised by his team-mates after taking his goal tally to nine for the season with four at the Nou Camp in a comfortable 6-1 win which sent Barcelona five points clear at the top.

Barcelona 6-1 Eibar: Lionel Messi bags a hat-trick

Barcelona 6-1 Eibar: Lionel Messi bags a hat-trick

PETE JENSON AT NOU CAMP: Lionel Messi made it nine goals for the season – and we're only in September – as he hit four in Barcelona's 6-1 win over Eibar.

Leicester 2-0 Liverpool: Foxes in Carabao Cup fourth round

Leicester 2-0 Liverpool: Foxes in Carabao Cup fourth round

LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: This match may not have had the context of Craig Shakespeare's first meeting with Liverpool but end result was the same.

Can England rule the world under Eddie Jones?

Can England rule the world under Eddie Jones?

CHRIS FOY RUGBY CORRESPONDENT: Two years from now the next World Cup will start in Japan — and England are emerging as primary contenders.

Jurgen Klopp sick of Liverpool defense after Foxes defeat

Jurgen Klopp sick of Liverpool defense after Foxes defeat

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was exasperated by his side's defensive frailties in their 2-0 Carabao Cup third round defeat by Leicester.

Celtic keeper Craig Gordon irritated by Chris Sutton barbs

Celtic keeper Craig Gordon irritated by Chris Sutton barbs

The 34-year-old goalkeeper has bounced back from being omitted from Brendan Rodgers’ side a year ago to re-establish himself as first pick for both club and country.

Mark Selby defeated by Lee Walker in World Open 1st round

Mark Selby defeated by Lee Walker in World Open 1st round

The 34-year-old reigning world champion was a shock first-round casualty as Welsh journeyman Lee Walker claimed a 5-2 victory at the World Open in Yushan.

Dustin Johnson eager to avenge missed chance in Atlanta

Dustin Johnson eager to avenge missed chance in Atlanta

Dustin Johnson enters the Tour Championship hoping to make up for his disappointment at the season-ending event a year ago and said on Tuesday his game is right where it needs to be.

Anthony Joshua trains hard ahead of Kubrat Pulev fight

Anthony Joshua trains hard ahead of Kubrat Pulev fight

Anthony Joshua may well be preparing to defend his World Heavyweight title but it appears the boxer is human just like the rest of us. Joshua, who fights Pulev on October 28, posted a video on Twitter.

Ranger's Caixinha has no problem playing Ross McCrorie

Ranger's Caixinha has no problem playing Ross McCrorie

Pedro Caixinha insists he would have no fears pitching teenage defender Ross McCrorie into an Old Firm baptism of fire after Bruno Alves and Declan John emerged as injury doubts for Saturday game.

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has 'matured' - Arsene Wenger

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has 'matured' - Arsene Wenger

A career which once glittered with infinite promise after he burst onto the scene at the Emirates Stadium has often threatened to be derailed by a number of serious lay-offs.

Man City side laugh and joke in training for EFL Cup Clash

Man City side laugh and joke in training for EFL Cup Clash

Manchester City have made an encouraging start to the season and it was clear from their training session on Tuesday that has brought about a real sense of excitement.

Rival fans help Shrewsbury fund safe-standing section

Rival fans help Shrewsbury fund safe-standing section

A contribution from Bristol City fans has taken Shrewsbury's safe-standing fund over £50,000, 80 per cent of the total needed to install nearly 600 rail seats this season.

Eddie Howe delighted to see his strikers starting to score

Eddie Howe delighted to see his strikers starting to score

King, the Cherries' top goalscorer last season, came off the bench to settle the tie in extra-time, combining well with fellow substitute Marc Pugh to seal a 1-0 win.

Jonny Bairstow atones for agony of 99 with ODI century

Jonny Bairstow atones for agony of 99 with ODI century

Jonny Bairstow went one precious run better at Old Trafford as he bagged his maiden one-day international hundred. The England star had fallen just short on 99 in the recent Test match.

Jurgen Klopp defends decision to sub Philippe Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp defends decision to sub Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his decision to substitute Philippe Coutinho but admitted he has been left feeling 'sick' by the Reds after their Carabao Cup exit at Leicester.

Manchester United make Romelu Lukaku chant threat

Manchester United make Romelu Lukaku chant threat

Manchester United will monitor their fans' chants during the Carabao Cup tie against Burton Albion after a song about Romelu Lukaku was branded racist by the Kick It Out campaign.

Rio Ferdinand is taking a punt on his health by boxing

Rio Ferdinand is taking a punt on his health by boxing

There was a feisty moment Tuesday at York Hall when the grand old subject of money cropped up. 'Great question, you really lightened the mood with that one,' sneered the boxer to the journalist.

Neymar demands PSG sell Cavani after dispute and bust-up

Neymar demands PSG sell Cavani after dispute and bust-up

Neymar has demanded that PSG sell team-mate and forward partner Edinson Cavani. According to Spanish publication Sport, the Brazilian has made his feelings abundantly clear.

Floyd Mayweather shows off his £19m Beverly Hills castle

Floyd Mayweather shows off his £19m Beverly Hills castle

'Relaxing in 90210,' Mayweather wrote alongside a photo of him inside the 15,096 square-foott, six-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion that includes a sculptural staircase and a library.

Bristol City 2-0 Stoke: Championship hosts spring surprise

Bristol City 2-0 Stoke: Championship hosts spring surprise

RALPH ELLIS AT ASHTON GATE: In his playing days Mark Hughes could never be accused of being second best – but that's how he described his Stoke side as they crashed out of the Carabao Cup.

Reading 0-2 Swansea: Match report

Reading 0-2 Swansea: Match report

DANIEL MATTHEWS AT THE MADEJSKI STADIUM: Alfie Mawson and Jordan Ayew were on target in the second half as Swansea overcame Reading in the third round of their Carabao Cup tie.

Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion: Josh King wins it

Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion: Josh King wins it

ADAM CRAFTON AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: True, it came later than hoped for, as Brighton's stubborn resistance held out until the ninth minute of extra-time but substitute Josh King's goal settled the tie.

Burnley 2-2 Leeds (AET - Penalties: 3-5): Report

Burnley 2-2 Leeds (AET - Penalties: 3-5): Report

JOE BERNSTEIN AT TURF MOOR: Burnley’s stand-in captain James Tarkowski missed the crucial penalty as Championship leaders Leeds United enjoyed a dramatic win at Turf Moor.

Partick Thistle 1-3 Rangers (AET): fire Gers into semis

Partick Thistle 1-3 Rangers (AET): fire Gers into semis

Extra-time strikes from Daniel Candeias and Eduardo Herrera fired Rangers into the Betfred Cup semi-finals as they battled to a 3-1 win over Partick Thistle.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Huddersfield: Eagles into fourth round

Crystal Palace 1-0 Huddersfield: Eagles into fourth round

SAMI MOKBEL AT SELHURST PARK: Bakary Sako's impact was most telling here, scoring the winner as a makeshift striker to book his team's place in the Carabao Cup last 16.

Brentford 1-3 Norwich City: Mario Vrancic scores twice

Brentford 1-3 Norwich City: Mario Vrancic scores twice

HARRY SLAVIN AT GRIFFIN PARK: You got the feeling Brentford did not want to be in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup anyway as they were soundly beaten by an impressive Norwich City.

Schalke 0-3 Bayern Munich: James Rodriguez scores in win

Schalke 0-3 Bayern Munich: James Rodriguez scores in win

James Rodriguez opened his account for Bayern Munich and created two other goals in a 3-0 victory at Schalke that sent Carlo Ancelotti's side to the top of the Bundesliga table.

Michael Carrick can play a big role for Manchester United

Michael Carrick can play a big role for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho insists Michael Carrick has an important role to play at Manchester United, despite not having played a minute of competitive football since being captain this season.

Valencia star Simone Zaza hits nine-minute hat-trick

Valencia star Simone Zaza hits nine-minute hat-trick

Simone Zaza scored a hat-trick inside nine minutes as Valencia routed Malaga 5-0 in La Liga. Zazal, who experienced an ill-fated spell with West Ham, struck three times between the 54th and 63rd minutes

West Ham 3-0 Bolton: Marko Arnautovic shows his class

West Ham 3-0 Bolton: Marko Arnautovic shows his class

KIERAN GILL AT LONDON STADIUM: It was the Marko Arnautovic show at the London Stadium as West Ham’s record signing toyed with Championship bottom boys Bolton in the Carabao Cup.

Horse trainers banned for illegal substance use

Horse trainers banned for illegal substance use

Stephen and Michael McConville attempted to deceive stewards when banned substances were found in their possession at the Cheltenham Festival, as the pair were banned for three years.

Wolves 1-0 Bristol Rovers (AET): Match report

Wolves 1-0 Bristol Rovers (AET): Match report

TIM NASH AT MOLINEUX: Bright Enobakhare came to Wolves' rescue as the Championship side saw off a spirited Bristol Rovers side to book their place in the Carabao Cup last 16.

Rio Ferdinand will aim for cruiserweight division

Rio Ferdinand will aim for cruiserweight division

Rio Ferdinand has showcased his extraordinary physique and the transformation of his body since retiring from football two years ago.

David Haye and Tony Bellew set for rematch on December 17

David Haye and Tony Bellew set for rematch on December 17

EXCLUSIVE BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: It is understood that contracts could be signed by the fighters as early as next week, with the rivalry between the pair having delayed negotiations.

England's delayed start against West Indies was a farce

England's delayed start against West Indies was a farce

MIKE KEEGAN AT OLD TRAFFORD: At 1pm under sunny Lancastrian skies, this historic venue should have been under the spell of international one-day cricket.

Man United tie was most important result in Burton history

Man United tie was most important result in Burton history

Nigel Clough has revealed the tears of his chairman the last time Burton Albion came up against Manchester United, in a tie he described as the ‘most important’ moment in the club’s history.

Wayne Rooney begs to play in Everton Carabao Cup clash

Wayne Rooney begs to play in Everton Carabao Cup clash

Since returning to Everton, the former England captain has started all 10 of their competitive games and appeared in 868 of a possible 900 minutes of action.

Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer ruled out until January

Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer ruled out until January

The German No 1 has history of foot trouble, with his latest setback occurring on Monday. Neuer suffered a recurrence of a hairline fracture on a metatarsal and went under the knife.

Tottenham 1-0 Barnsley: Alli nets winner in Carabao Cup

Tottenham 1-0 Barnsley: Alli nets winner in Carabao Cup

MATT BARLOW AT WEMBLEY: More than 60,000 empty seats created a distant feel to proceedings and Spurs were frustrated for more than an hour by the Championship strugglers.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Wednesday

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Wednesday

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Wednesday's meetings at Beverley, Kelso, Sandown and Yarmouth.

England Women 6-0 Russia Women: Hosts complete rout

England Women 6-0 Russia Women: Hosts complete rout

SAM CUNNINGHAM AT PRENTON PARK: All 11 of the starters sprinted over to mob the under pressure England manager following Nikita Parris’s 11th-minute opener against Russia.

Amazon set to bid for Premier League rights

Amazon set to bid for Premier League rights

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The Premier League look as though they will have a major new player entering the next TV rights auction, which is expected later this year.

NFL fans to face increased searches at Wembley game

NFL fans to face increased searches at Wembley game

Every fan attending Sunday’s American Football match at Wembley will be subject to a search, with most bags banned as officials step up security following the recent terror attacks.

FIFA probe Chelsea over youth signings

FIFA probe Chelsea over youth signings

EXCLUSIVE BY SAM CUNNINGHAM: FIFA have confirmed to Sportsmail that they have launched an inquiry into Chelsea’s conduct involving signing foreign players under the age 18.

Jonny Bairstow smashes maiden ODI ton as England win

Jonny Bairstow smashes maiden ODI ton as England win

PAUL NEWMAN AT OLD TRAFFORD: It was billed as a battle of the two biggest protagonists in cricket but instead became the day Jonny Bairstow finally established himself.

Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough: Patrick Bamford scores two

Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough: Patrick Bamford scores two

The former Chelsea and Nottingham Forest striker proved a troublesome opponent for Villa's skipper Tommy Elphick, who was sent off in the 58th minute for a foul on Bamford which conceded a penalty.

Manchester Utd's Scott McTominay to take chance in EFL Cup

Manchester Utd's Scott McTominay to take chance in EFL Cup

Scott McTominay wants to repay Manchester United's faith and patience by making a first-team impact like fellow late developers Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

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