Bukayo Saka reveals Thierry Henry mentoring ever since Euro 2020 penalty agony

Bukayo Saka is preparing to knock France out of the World Cup this weekend, but one of their greatest players has been mentoring him since his Euro 2020 heartbreak, playing a part in the England forward becoming one of the young stars in Qatar.  In the aftermath of his penalty miss against Italy at Wembley … Read more

Brazil’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ celebrations enrage Roy Keane

Inside the stadium this was being lapped up. The deafening post-goal music could not obscure the thrill of seeing Brazil in full flight, and the variety of choreography on offer felt like part of the spectacle. One dance seemed to be a loose tribute to Bebeto’s cradle-rocking in 1994, a trailblazer in modern celebratory artform. … Read more

NHS shut down more services during Covid than almost every European country

Health officials have also warned the decline in cases was also linked to patients choosing to stay away from the health service during the pandemic out of fear. A technical briefing co-authored by Sir Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, published last week, said: “Undoubtedly some people who would (and could) have come forward did not … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo slapped down by his own Portugal coach for unacceptable reaction

“When the game was over, I went to the flash and then went to the conference. I repeat: on the field, I didn’t hear anything, he was very far away and I only heard him arguing with the Korean player,” said Santos. “These matters are resolved at home and, from there, it’s thinking about tomorrow’s … Read more

Alice Capsey ruled out of rest of West Indies tour

England all-rounder Alice Capsey has been ruled out of the rest of the West Indies tour after breaking her collarbone in the opening match of the series. Capsey, 18, landed awkwardly when attempting to save a boundary in England’s 142-run win, in the first one-day international in Antigua.  She exited the field after receiving medical … Read more

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group issue Coventry City eviction notice

Frasers Group said: “Frasers has, throughout all its involvement with the stadium, been supportive of securing the long-term future of CCFC playing its games at the stadium. This position remains unchanged. “Prior to acquiring the stadium, Frasers issued a new licence mirroring the terms CCFC had agreed with the previous owners. However, CCFC chose not to … Read more

Kyle Walker pledges to adopt Dave the cat, England’s honorary mascot

But the rest of the squad seems sceptical as Walker allows Dave to join them at their restaurant table while they are eating. “Dave, he’s just welcome to the table,” said Walker in a video with the FA. “There’s me, John [Stones], Kalvin [Phillips] and Raz [Sterling]. We do get a few guest appearances from … Read more