Mason now (probably) but who next? Poch, Glasner and Tuchel head next Spurs manager betting

Antonio Conte is going and Ryan Mason will be in caretaker charge at Tottenham. No great surprise there, but who will be the permanent manager come summer?

Dimuth's decision not made in haste, says SLC source

Sri Lanka, March 21 -- By Bipin DaniTest captain Dimuth Karunaratne's desire to resign from the Test captaincy was not taken in haste, according to sources at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)."No, he has not decided to leave the captaincy suddenly. It was also not after the team's heavy loss in the second Test. He wanted to leave the captaincy on a high note. In fact, he had spoken about this before boarding a flight to New Zealand," the source said. On...

Rs. 100 million for 2022 National Sports Festival

Sri Lanka, March 23 -- By Susil PremalalThe Treasury has given the Ministry of Sports Rs. 100 million to conduct the National Sports Festival (NSF), and the funds will be utilized to complete last year's event, Director General of the Department of Sports Development (DSD) Amal Edirisuriya told the . The NSF was not completed last year, as there were inadequate funds, with only three sports events - cycling, race walking and the marathon - being...

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus recalls ‘scary’ World Cup injury incident – ‘I couldn’t bend my knee’

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus has recalled how he felt when he suffered his serious knee injury while playing for Brazil at last year's World Cup.

WWE, WrestleMania Goes Hollywood is already in the history books: what a record

The highly anticipated WM39 has already broken the company's all-time box office record for any WrestleMania The article WWE, WrestleMania Goes Hollywood is already in the history books: what a record comes from

Cristiano Ronaldo confesses, "I thought about saying goodbye to the national team."

The Portuguese phenomenon made some statements at a press conference.

Zim e-sports association ready to roll

NEWLY registered Zimbabwe Electronics Games Association (Zega) has set its sights on hosting its maiden national tournament next month following its registration as a fully-fledged national sports association with the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) early this week. Zega founder and president Sydney Savanhu said although they are still a young federation, having been registered by the SRC on Monday, they were ready to roll out several...

Credit Suisse collapse leaves sports sponsorships in limbo

The takeover of Swiss bank Credit Suisse leaves many sports stars, teams and tournaments with a big question mark hanging over their lucrative sponsorship deals.

Fabien Barthez crushes Gianluigi Donnarumma

"He is almost two meters tall and is not having an outstanding season."

Juventus legend Buffon reveals how Man Utd delivered ‘biggest disappointment’ of his career

Gianluigi Buffon says Man Utd knocking Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League in 2019 was the "biggest disappointment" of his career.

Here is the new WTA ranking, the ranking of women's tennis.

The list of the top 100 tennis players in the world ranking is updated weekly, this one as of 20 March 2023.Still leading the international ranking is Poland's Iga Swiantek (9975 points), with a sidereal advantage over the competition, considering the 6740 points of Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and the 5605 of American Jessica Pegula.Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakyna jumped up three places to the seventh place after her victory in the WTA1000 in Indian Wells. Greece's Maria Sakkari drops to tenth place.

Southgate urges England to ‘break down history’ in Italy to kick off European qualifiers

Southgate says Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup should act as a warning to England, who kick off their European qualification campaign in Naples on Thursday.

Pressure in Paris proves Wolfsburg aren't the finished product

Wolfsburg are still learning what it takes to compete amongst Europe's elite once again. Despite beating PSG in the Champions League quarter final, their performance highlighted a lack of big-game experience.

20 of the greatest female tennis players in history

Who are the greatest players in the history of women’s tennis? We’ve compiled a list of 20 of the greatest women to ever swing a racket. Take a look at these Open-era aces and see who’s No. 1.

Former Germany midfielder Mesut Özil retires at 34

Former Germany midfielder Mesut Özil, who won the World Cup in 2014, retired from soccer Wednesday at the age of 34.Özil said injuries played a role in his decision."I've had the privilege to be a professional football player for almost 17 years now and I feel incredibly thankful for the opportunity," Özil wrote on social media. "But in recent weeks and months, having also suffered some injuries, it's become more and more clear that it's time to...

Ocon: Alpine "can't be satisfied" with current F1 pace

Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon says his team "can't be satisfied" with its performance at the start of the 2023 season.

Bojan Krkić says goodbye to soccer: all players who retired in 2023: photos

The year has just begun, but there are already several champions who have bid farewell to playing soccer.

Ranking the England chances of 98 uncapped Premier League players under struggling Southgate

Gareth Southgate does not feel as though he has the Premier League options as England manager but there are some fine overlooked players from Arsenal down.

Romania U-21 head coach announces 24-men roster for friendlies ahead of the Euro

Emil Săndoi, the head coach of the Romanian U-21 football national team, has listed his 24-men selection for two friendly games before UEFA U-21 Euro 2023. The roster includes wunderkind Rareș Ilie, now on loan at Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv, FCSB's number-11 David Miculescu, and German-born Alexi Pitu who totaled 80 Liga I caps before securing...

Spurs star Pedro Porro tells Tim Sherwood he will ‘have to shut his mouth’ after ‘disgusting’ criticism

Sherwood described Porro's Spurs debut as "so bad it's unbelievable" and the Spanish full-back has provided a lengthy retort.

GCT Bahawalpur students visit Football House

The students of Government College of Technology (GCT), Bahawalpur visited the Football House Lahore as part of their recreational tour, here on Wednesday.During the tour, the students were given lectures regarding the football activities of the Men and Women's Football teams.Terming their visit to the FIFA Football House as fruitful one, they expressed their gratitude to PFF NC high-ups and the impressive infrastructure for the national...

Sivagurunathan Trophy encounter Ananda College beat Hindu College Jaffna by 81 runs

Sri Lanka, March 23 -- By Lakshman RanasingheAnanda College Colombo scored an 81-run win over Hindu College Jaffna in their annual Sivagurunathan Trophy cricket encounter at the Ananda College Grounds yesterday.Put into bat Ananda College racked up 197 for 5 in their allotted 20 overs.A century partnership of 112 runs for the fourth-wicket by Iruth Gilshan and Kitma Sithmal steered the Colombo 10 team towards a comfortable total.Gilshan was...

The best German goalkeepers in history: the answer of artificial intelligence

Sportal asked artificial intelligence which are the best German goalkeepers in history. Here's the answer.

Okwong keen on promoting golf talent after graduating from the US

As the Uganda Ladies Golf Union and the Uganda Golf Union continue to devise ways of growing the game through junior golf holiday programs and competitions, another Ugandan golfer who went through the same is planning to take it a notch higher by connecting young golfers to colleges in the US.After attending college on a golf scholarship and graduating from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Titus Okwong has now turned his main...

Verstappen: "Poor" visibility makes missing F1 grid slot easy to do

Max Verstappen and other Formula 1 drivers have sympathised with Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon not lining up correctly on starting grids due to the "poor" visibility of current cars.

Ranatunga applauds Dimuth for stepping down from Test captaincy

Sri Lanka, March 21 -- Former World Cup winning cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga lauded the decision made by Sri Lanka's Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne to stand down from the role, stating that it was a decision that no previous captain had made.Karunaratne on Monday said that he had asked the national cricket selectors to relinquish him from the captaincy, so that a new captain can take over from the start of the next World Test Championship...

Ten records Erling Haaland could still break this season if he pulls his finger out for Manchester City

Plenty have tumbled already but more records are still standing for Man City striker Erling Haaland to break this season if he actually puts his mind to it.

Shohei Ohtani: Japan's baseball phenomenon

Major League Baseball player Shohei Ohtani has become a transcendant star in the United States and in his home country, Japan, after leading his team to the World Baseball Classic title.

Playing Tackle Football At Early Age Increases Risk For Brain Decline — Study

The degenerative brain disease known as CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, has become a specter haunting football, according to a new study. One-time stars who were all once heralded for their swaggering on-field heroics, later found themselves condemned to far less glamorous retirements, stuck with years of progressively declining brain health, plagued by forgetfulness, disordered thinking, and poorly regulated emotions. The stars...

Under 23 Invitational Limited Over Yesith, Ruchitha steer Antonians SC to big win

Sri Lanka, March 23 -- By M. Shamil AmitAn all-round performance by Yesith Kalupahana and a half ton by Ruchitha Hansana helped Antonians SC to record a massive 234 runs win over United Southern in the Under 23 Invitational limited over cricket tournament played at Galle.In the other matches that were played Leo CC, Kalutara PCC, Kalutara TC, Old Dharmapalians SC, Dambulla A & CC and Moratuwa SC recoded wins.Results:At Galle - Antonians SC won...

Bundesliga's most valuable eleven: photos

Transfermarkt has updated the market values of players in the German league: the Top 11 with the 4-3-3.

LaLiga: the 10 footballers with the highest salaries

The Spanish league is among the most beautiful in the world. Champions such as Benzema, Vinícius, Busquets and many others play in Spain.

Ratcliffe will not pay 'stupid price' for Man Utd

Prospective Manchester United owner Jim Ratcliffe says he will not pay a "stupid" price for the Premier League giants, with more bidders expected to enter the race to take over at Old Trafford.The British billionaire is one of two interested parties to have publicly announced their bids to Raine, the merchant bank brought in to assist the club in assessing offers.Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani is the other.United's unpopular...

Qatar Tour: A disappointing tied series for the Cricket Cranes

Uganda Tour of QatarUganda 155 Qatar 156/4 (Qatar win by six wickets)Uganda 292/6 Qatar 154 (Uganda win by 138 runs)Uganda 236/8 Qatar 98 (Uganda win by 138 runs)Qatar 250/8 Uganda 240 (Qatar win by 10 runs)Disappointment was a common theme in Uganda's post-series analyses following yesterday's six-wicket loss to Qatar. Both coach and captain insisted Uganda should have finished with more than a 2-2 series tie against their hosts. It was,...

The most loved athletes in sports

The term “fan favourite” is a popular one in the sports world, but some athletes seem to go above and beyond when it comes to making an impression. Through a combination of exceptional play and an engaging personality, a select few athletes become beloved icons that even rival fans can’t help but respect. Here are 20 of the most loved athletes in all of sports.

Serie A: the most valuable footballer for each team. Photo

Transfermarkt has updated the values of players in the Italian league: let's see the most valuable for each team.

Malik beats India's Pawan to enter ITF World Masters Tour final

Pakistan's ITF Seniors Champion Rashid Malik defeated India's Pawan Jain to qualify for the final of the ITF World Tennis Masters Tour being played in Pattaya, Thailand. In the 60 plus men's singles semifinal, Malik (of Ali Embroidery Mills) was up against top seed Pawan Jain of India.The Pakistani champion played extremely well and comfortably won the first set by 6-2. In the beginning of the second set, the Indian top seed retired due to...

The 2026 World Cup will be the biggest in history

The rumors of the New York Times expert journalist, Tariq Panja, have been confirmed: a new format for the 2026 World Cup (to be held between Mexico, the United States, and Canada) was approved in the Fifa Governing Council . Here are all the details. The competition will consist of 104 matches and 48 teams will participate. The Fifa Governing Council has, in fact, unanimously approved the proposal to change the format of the review. The rounds will remain four-team and there will be 12 instead of 16 three-team groups as first thought.

Man Utd man hits back at critics after being called ‘worst Red Devils player ever’

Man Utd striker Wout Weghorst insists he is "doing a good job" for the team after being criticised for his performances for the Red Devils.

Lahore Qalandars pace up preparations for hockey league

The PSL 8 champions Lahore Qalandars are now focused to promote hockey in Pakistan as they have paced up the preparations to host the first-ever Professional Hockey League. Qalandars' owners Atif Rana and Sameen Rana alongside Director Aqib Javed met Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Haider Hussain and former Olympian Shahbaz Senior at their office. During the meeting, the hockey league was on top of the discussion. Qalandars' high-ups...

Wahab Riaz starts duties as adviser to Punjab CM on sports and youth affairs

Pakistan's Test cricketer Wahab Riaz has taken charge as an adviser to Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi on sports and youth affairs.Riaz had a meeting with Punjab's Secretary Sports Shahid Zaman and DG Sports Mohammad Tariq Qureshi at his office in the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore.Zaman and Tariq briefed Riaz on future plans to promote sports in the province and gave a presentation on upcoming events and development work.The...

Benin held by 10-man Rwanda despite new coach, 'fearsome' nickname

Benin introduced a new coach and a 'fearsome' nickname against Rwanda on Wednesday, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw as matchday three of Africa Cup of Nations qualifying began.Gilbert Mugisha gave the visiting Rwandan Wasps an early lead in Cotonou. After losing teen Hakim Sahabo to a red card, the visitors conceded a late equaliser when substitute Steve Mounie struck.The result suited neither team as Senegal have six points and Mozambique four...

Malik makes into ITF Seniors Master Tour semifinals

Pakistan's ITF Seniors Champion Rashid Malik beat Peter Shucberg from Germany in the quarterfinals to reach the semifinals of ITF Seniors Master Tour Championship 2023 being played in Pattaya, Thailand.In the 60 plus singles quarterfinals, Malik played extremely well against his German opponent Peter Shucberg by 6-3, 6-2. Malik started well against Shucberg and after getting the score levelled at 3-all, he didn't allow his opponent to score a...

Football: Africa Cup of Nations qualifying results

Group AIn Agadir, MoroccoSierra Leone 2 (Bundu 48, Komeh 78) Sao Tome e Principe 2 (Leal 43, 59)Playing FridayIn AbujaNigeria v Guinea-Bissau (1600 GMT)Group LIn Cotonou, BeninBenin 1 (Mounie 82) Rwanda 1 (G. Mugisha 13)Playing FridayIn DakarSenegal v Mozambique (1900 GMT)Notes ;-- Sierra Leone played at neutral venue as they do not have an international-standard stadium ;-- Group winners and runners-up qualify for

Blow for British as Raducanu, Murray crash out in Miami

Canada's Bianca Andreescu won a first-round battle of former US Open champions, defeating Britain's Emma Raducanu 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the second round of the Miami Open.There was further bad news for Britain with two-time Miami winner Andy Murray crashing out in the first round after a 6-4 7-5 loss to Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.Andreescu and Raducanu, both born near Toronto and both of whom won the US Open as teenagers, battled...

Declan Rice responds to ‘harsh’ Souness’ one-dimensional criticism

Rice reckons Souness' criticism of him as a one-dimensional mifielder was 'harsh' but has taken the crticism 'on the chin' ahead of the European qualifiers.

Izan Guevara misses Moto2 debut and is temporarily replaced by Jordi Torres on Aspar team

After being crowned world champion in Moto3 last season, Izan Guevara had his first contact with Moto2 during this pre-season. However, the rider unde...

Man Utd signings inevitable after double boost over £200m strikers, with Ten Hag to ‘break Klopp rule’

Randal Kolo Muani and Harry Kane have pretty much been announced as new summer signings by Man Utd, while Erik ten Hag is daring to ignore Jurgen Klopp.

NASCAR 2023 COTA schedule, entry list, and how to watch

Several international stars join the field for this weekend's NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of the Americas.

F1 commentators: Who are ESPN’s Sky Sports commentary team for 2023?

The 2023 Formula 1 season has started on ESPN in the United States, and here is the full commentary and presenting team for Sky Sports F1 from the UK.