French footballer Karim Benzema guilty in sex tape extortion scandal | France

The French international footballer Karim Benzema has received a one-year suspended jail sentence and been fined €75,000 (£63,000) for his involvement in a sex tape extortion scandal that shocked French sport. A Versailles court on Wednesday found Benzema guilty of complicity in attempted blackmail against his French teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a video thought to … Read more

Chelsea waiting on Ben Chilwell scan results amid fears left-back has suspected ACL injury

Chelsea waiting on Ben Chilwell scan results amid fears left-back has suspected ACL injury

Chelsea are waiting to find out whether or not Ben Chilwell could miss the rest of the season with suspected anterior cruciate ligament damage in what would represent a significant blow to the player and the club.  Chilwell is undergoing a scan today after being forced off against Juventus on Tuesday night, with his team-mates … Read more

Man Utd get reply to official Pochettino enquiry; interim option interviewed

Former Lyon manager Rudi Garcia, April 2021

Paris Saint-Germain have knocked Manchester United back following an official enquiry about Mauricio Pochettino becoming their new manager, according to a report. The Red Devils finally dismissed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday after a dismal run of form in recent weeks. As for who will step in, Michael Carrick is the interim manager for now. … Read more

Ernesto Valverde: Man Utd hold initial talks with former Barcelona boss as they search for interim manager | Football News

Ernesto Valverde's last three managerial roles were at Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona

Manchester United have held initial talks with Ernesto Valverde as they continue their search for an interim manager to take charge until the end of the season. Valverde is one of a number of potential candidates to have spoken with United, and it is understood other prominent managers are in the frame for the role. … Read more

Michael Vaughan stood down by BBC from Ashes ‘for editorial reasons’ | Cricket

The BBC has dropped Michael Vaughan from their team covering this winter’s Ashes series because of his involvement in the ongoing investigation into racism at Yorkshire, having concluded that the former England captain could not comment on topical issues without exposing a conflict of interest. Vaughan was accused by Azeem Rafiq of making a racist … Read more

Barcelona, a mediocre team who are precisely where they deserve to be 

Jordi Alba and Frenkie De Jong react to Barcelona drawing 0-0 with Benfica

Barcelona generally end up where they deserve to be. With their history and wealth and resources, this usually means somewhere in the top two in La Liga and well into the knockout stages of the Champions League. This year, Barcelona are once again firmly on track to end up precisely where they deserve to be: … Read more