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The full tragic tale of Nigel Benn and Gerald McClellan's brutal fight 25 years on

The full tragic tale of Nigel Benn and Gerald McClellan's brutal fight 25 years on

JORDAN SEWARD: Ask those who were there if they had ever witnessed a more violent and blood-curdling fight than when Benn and McClellan went to war, and the answer will be a resounding no.

How winning Champions League could save Manchester City's season

How winning Champions League could save Manchester City's season

Even before the recent events that have befallen Manchester City, Pep Guardiola knew how important the Champions League was to them this season. He said he could be sacked if not.

Cheltenham Festival set to go ahead as planned despite coronavirus outbreak 

Cheltenham Festival set to go ahead as planned despite coronavirus outbreak 

Racing officials are confident the Cheltenham Festival will go ahead next month despite the disruption to travel caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

Willian admits he could leave Chelsea amid 'difficult' negotiations over a new contract

Willian admits he could leave Chelsea amid 'difficult' negotiations over a new contract

The Brazilian winger is out of contract in the summer and is wanting a three-year extension to stay at Stamford Bridge but the Blues are only offering the 31-year-old two more years.

'We will buy helmets and armour': Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso ready for Camp Nou showdown

'We will buy helmets and armour': Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso ready for Camp Nou showdown

The Serie A side held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at the San Paolo on Tuesday, with Dries Mertens giving the hosts the lead after 30 minutes before Antoine Griezmann equalised for Barca in the 57th minute.

Spain legend David Villa reveals he was '90%' certain he would sign for Arsenal

Spain legend David Villa reveals he was '90%' certain he would sign for Arsenal

Former Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa has revealed that he was on the verge of joining Arsenal in 2013 before the deal fell through at the last minute.

The curious case of Karim Benzema: Loved by Real Madrid, loathed by France

The curious case of Karim Benzema: Loved by Real Madrid, loathed by France

SPECIAL REPORT BY DANIEL MATTHEWS IN LYON: To many in France, the 32-year-old is a footballing pariah. At Real Madrid, however, Benzema is approaching immortality.

Manchester United 'sent their chief scout to watch Martin Odegaard'

Manchester United 'sent their chief scout to watch Martin Odegaard'

Manchester United sent their chief scout to watch Martin Odegaard in action last weekend ahead of a potential summer move, according to Spanish newspaper El Diario Vasco.

Lineker highlights English sides' struggles in Europe as Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea fail to score

Lineker highlights English sides' struggles in Europe as Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea fail to score

Gary Lineker has questioned the dominance of English teams in the Champions League after Chelsea became the third side to be beaten in the without scoring a goal.

Who will replace Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as leading stars once they retire? 

Who will replace Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as leading stars once they retire? 

The evergreen pair of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may continue to defy the laws of time but a changing of the guard has started to emerge at football's elite level.

Roberto Firmino 'contacted by Bayern Munich' as Bundesliga champions sound out Brazilian

Roberto Firmino 'contacted by Bayern Munich' as Bundesliga champions sound out Brazilian

The Brazilian has been one of Liverpool's key figures on their charge to the title this season, scoring eight times and assists another seven in the Premier League during this campaign.

Tyson Fury's trainer claims Gypsy King went into his rematch with Deontay Wilder carrying injuries

Tyson Fury's trainer claims Gypsy King went into his rematch with Deontay Wilder carrying injuries

Fury was sensational from the start against his American rival and was crowned the victor once Wilder's corner threw the towel in in the seventh round but it has emerged he was carrying injuries.

CHRIS SUTTON: Bayern Munich's selfless hotshot striker Robert Lewandowski schooled Chelsea

CHRIS SUTTON: Bayern Munich's selfless hotshot striker Robert Lewandowski schooled Chelsea

CHRIS SUTTON: Robert Lewandowski selflessly and beautifully reversed the ball into Serge Gnabry, leaving him with an easy finish.

Chelsea appear to suffer more misery as Tammy Abraham limps out of warm down

Chelsea appear to suffer more misery as Tammy Abraham limps out of warm down

Tammy Abraham appeared to pull up during a post-game warm down, casting doubt over whether the striker will be involved in a crucial run of fixtures for the club.

Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole condemn Marcos Alonso's 'silly' red card

Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole condemn Marcos Alonso's 'silly' red card

Chelsea's bad night at Stamford Bridge got even worse as Marcos Alonso saw red while Bayern Munich put them to the sword in a 3-0 Champions League defeat.

PLAYER RATINGS: Gnabry came alive after Azpilicueta's slip but Alonso misery was capped by red card

PLAYER RATINGS: Gnabry came alive after Azpilicueta's slip but Alonso misery was capped by red card

DANIEL MATTHEWS AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Gnabry fired two goals in four minutes to give Chelsea a Champions League mountain to climb as Bayern Munich stung the 10-man Blues.

Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich: Germans romp to victory at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich: Germans romp to victory at Stamford Bridge

MARTIN SAMUEL AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Failing to make the grade at Arsenal must really have hurt Serge Gnabry. He's been taking it out on the capital's football clubs ever since.

Chelsea's old guard couldn't live with Bayern... he opted for experience but it failed to pay off

Chelsea's old guard couldn't live with Bayern... he opted for experience but it failed to pay off

During the most crucial four days of his reign at Chelsea, the manager's decision to lean on his senior players represents something of a change in direction.

Serge Gnabry says he relishes playing in London after Chelsea double took his tally to six

Serge Gnabry says he relishes playing in London after Chelsea double took his tally to six

Bayern Munich midfielder Serge Gnabry says he enjoys playing in London after netting his sixth goal of the season in the capital with a double against Chelsea.

Frank Lampard admits crushing Bayern Munich defeat is 'a harsh lesson of reality' for Chelsea

Frank Lampard admits crushing Bayern Munich defeat is 'a harsh lesson of reality' for Chelsea

DANIEL MATTHEWS AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea's drubbing by Bayern Munich was 'sobering' and 'harsh lesson of reality' for his players.

Arsenal may be open to offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal may be open to offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal have been rebuffed in their attempts to get him to sign a new contract, with Aubameyang shelving the most recent round of discussions after becoming disillusioned under Unai Emery.

Cardiff's Leandro Bacuna tries to 'gouge teammate Callum Paterson's eye'

Cardiff's Leandro Bacuna tries to 'gouge teammate Callum Paterson's eye'

Nottingham Forest's 1-0 win over Cardiff City was followed by a nasty clash between Cardiff's Callum Paterson and Leandro Bacuna, in which the latter appeared to gouge his team-mate's eye.

Katie Boulter produces impressive upset at the Mexico Open 

Katie Boulter produces impressive upset at the Mexico Open 

Di Lorenzo is ranked more than 250 places higher than the 23-year-old and two consecutive breaks put the American up 4-0 as she wrapped up the first set inside 26 minutes in Acapulco.

LeBron James shows NBA's next great superstar Zion Williamson how it's done

LeBron James shows NBA's next great superstar Zion Williamson how it's done

LeBron James had 40 points and eight rebounds in his first career meeting with Zion Williamson while leading the LA Lakers to their sixth straight victory, 118-109 over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Tyson Fury REFUSES bottle of water during post-match press conference over fears it may be spiked 

Tyson Fury REFUSES bottle of water during post-match press conference over fears it may be spiked 

Tyson Fury left nothing to chance when he refused to drink a bottle of water in the post-fight press conference after beating Deontay Wilder to become the WBC heavyweight champion of the world.

Cycling veteran Ed Clancy targets glory... but needs help from GB's 'Chosen One'

Cycling veteran Ed Clancy targets glory... but needs help from GB's 'Chosen One'

The four-man, 4km event is one of Team GB’s most successful in any Olympic sport — they won gold at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. Veteran Ed Clancy was the only ever-present in those teams.

Man United ramp up interest in Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish

Man United ramp up interest in Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish

The Red Devils hope to bag the 24-year-old playmaker early in the summer transfer window, but want to 'execute' a deal in February.

Arsenal to welcome Arsene Wenger and Santi Cazorla for farewell match

Arsenal to welcome Arsene Wenger and Santi Cazorla for farewell match

Arsenal are planning to welcome back legendary boss Arsene Wenger and former fans favourite Santi Cazorla back to the Emirates for a farewell match ahead of next season.

Man United execs must stop gloating over web traffic and trim the debt

Man United execs must stop gloating over web traffic and trim the debt

IAN HERBERT: Manchester United's top executives seem to have an unquenchable obsession with how much web traffic the club generates. Meanwhile, the club has a huge debt.

David Beckham reveals his new Inter Miami side may delay bringing in star player until the summer

David Beckham reveals his new Inter Miami side may delay bringing in star player until the summer

David Beckham insists he is happy with the squad at his disposal, despite Inter Miami failing to bring in a third designated player ahead of their Major League Soccer debut.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo refuses to rest his key stars for Espanyol trip

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo refuses to rest his key stars for Espanyol trip

Wolves are believed to be taking a full-strength squad to Barcelona, with only Jonny left behind after leaving Molineux in a protective boot following last Sunday's 3-0 win over Norwich.

Andy Murray at risk of missing Wimbledon as 32-year-old waits to see if requires third hip op

Andy Murray at risk of missing Wimbledon as 32-year-old waits to see if requires third hip op

Andy Murray has admitted his dream of returning to Wimbledon this year is in the balance after he suffered further complications from hip surgery.

QPR 2-1 Derby: Goals from Grant Hall and substitute Ilias Chair

QPR 2-1 Derby: Goals from Grant Hall and substitute Ilias Chair

JACK BEZANTS AT LOFTUS ROAD: London has been a miserable place for Derby to visit this season and an error from captain Wayne Rooney compounded their travel sickness against QPR.

West Brom 2-0 Preston: Baggies surge towards promotion to the Premier League

West Brom 2-0 Preston: Baggies surge towards promotion to the Premier League

JANINE SELF AT THE HAWTHORNS: First-half goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and Jake Livermore set Albion on their way to another victory and a seven-point cushion on second-placed Leeds.

David Silva says Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos would be a dream signing for Manchester City

David Silva says Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos would be a dream signing for Manchester City

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has admitted he would love to see Sergio Ramos at the Etihad. The Blues take on Real Madrid in a mouth-watering encounter in the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola wants siege mentality from Man City against Real Madrid after tight calls in Europe

Pep Guardiola wants siege mentality from Man City against Real Madrid after tight calls in Europe

EXCLUSIVE BY JACK GAUGHAN: Pep Guardiola has reminded his Manchester City stars of refereeing misfortune in past years to create a siege mentality in the Champions League.

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Gabriel Jesus loves an away game... he is a weapon ahead of trip to Real Madrid

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Gabriel Jesus loves an away game... he is a weapon ahead of trip to Real Madrid

JAMIE REDKNAPP: There is something about away games that Gabriel Jesus loves. Since arriving in the Premier League, he has scored more goals and racked up more assists on the road than at home.

Man City's future starts here... Pep Guardiola must focus on Real Madrid as UEFA ban looms

Man City's future starts here... Pep Guardiola must focus on Real Madrid as UEFA ban looms

When it comes to a challenge on the football field, nothing really changes. Real Madrid have always quickened Guardiola's pulse and offer a chance to bring fresh impetus to City's season.

Tiger Woods relives his Masters miracle... and how his children fought to wear the green jacket!

Tiger Woods relives his Masters miracle... and how his children fought to wear the green jacket!

As the countdown begins to his return to Augusta National, the 44-year-old on Tuesday revealed hitherto unknown nuggets regarding that fabulous Sunday last year and its tumultuous aftermath.

Lions coach Warren Gatland plumps for warm-up match against Barbarians at Twickenham 

Lions coach Warren Gatland plumps for warm-up match against Barbarians at Twickenham 

EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS FOY: The Lions are poised to finalise plans on Thursday for a fixture against the Barbarians at Twickenham, prior to their tour of South Africa next summer.

MPs to probe Mo Farah U-turn over L-carnitine injections

MPs to probe Mo Farah U-turn over L-carnitine injections

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES AND RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Farah is in the spotlight again following BBC Panorama's expose of how he changed his story when talking to American investigators.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips for Wednesday, February 26

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips for Wednesday, February 26

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Wednesday's meetings at Wincanton, Market Rasen, Kempton, Southwell and Musselburgh.

British Horseracing Authority will work closely with the Government to monitor cases of Coronavirus

British Horseracing Authority will work closely with the Government to monitor cases of Coronavirus

It is understood the topic was also discussed during the annual meeting on Monday between the BHA and Cheltenham ahead of next month's Festival.

Guardiola praises Sterling as winger declares himself fit for Man City's showdown with Real Madrid

Guardiola praises Sterling as winger declares himself fit for Man City's showdown with Real Madrid

The England international has missed City’s last two games, victories against West Ham and Leicester City, with a hamstring injury. Sterling felt he had recovered to play some part in those matches.

Ex-Charlton women's player tragically dies aged 20 after losing battle with bone cancer

Ex-Charlton women's player tragically dies aged 20 after losing battle with bone cancer

Lucy Kerr was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors found the disease when she broke her femur. Medics also found the youngster had lung cancer and she quickly underwent chemotherapy in London.

Club Brugge star man Emmanuel Dennis ruled out of Man United second leg

Club Brugge star man Emmanuel Dennis ruled out of Man United second leg

Manchester United have been given a boost ahead of their Europa League second leg against Club Brugge at Old Trafford after the Belgians' danger man Emmanuel Dennis was ruled out of the tie.

British Cycling suffers major funding blow aa HSBC ends £20m sponsorship deal four years early

British Cycling suffers major funding blow aa HSBC ends £20m sponsorship deal four years early

British Cycling have been dealt a major financial blow after HSBC pulled the plug on their £20million sponsorship deal four years early.

Raheem Sterling admits he gets trolled by his own DAUGHTER as she chants Liverpool songs to him

Raheem Sterling admits he gets trolled by his own DAUGHTER as she chants Liverpool songs to him

He might be used to getting stick from the stands, but Raheem Sterling has revealed he has been getting an earful from an unlikely source - his own daughter.

Bizarre moment a player tries to tackle his opponent by throwing spare ball at his feet

Bizarre moment a player tries to tackle his opponent by throwing spare ball at his feet

The Macedonian First League witnessed a bizarre tactic to stop the opposition last week. The unusual ploy occurred in the match between Makedonija Gjorce Petrov and Akademija Pandev.

Tottenham and Arsenal among host of European clubs interested in Marc Cucurella 

Tottenham and Arsenal among host of European clubs interested in Marc Cucurella 

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Getafe from Barcelona and has impressed for La Liga's fifth-place side. Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Bayer Leverkusen are also all interested.

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