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Alistair Overeem's lip torn open by brutal punch from Jairzinho Rozenstruik during UFC clash

Alistair Overeem's lip torn open by brutal punch from Jairzinho Rozenstruik during UFC clash

Alistair Overeem was seconds away from winning the fight in Washington DC, as he was ahead on the judge's scorecards, when he was hit with a huge right hand that sent him to the floor.

Henrik Stenson edges out Jon Rahm to win Hero World Challenge

Henrik Stenson edges out Jon Rahm to win Hero World Challenge

Henrik Stenson ended a two-year title drought with a one-shot victory in the Hero World Challenge. The former Open champion had not won an event since 2017.

Ding Junhui seals his third UK Championship title with 10-6 win over Stephen Maguire in York 

Ding Junhui seals his third UK Championship title with 10-6 win over Stephen Maguire in York 

Ding Junhui surged to a third UK Championship title on Sunday night - 10 years after his last success. The 32-year-old Chinese superstar beat Scotland's Stephen Maguire 10-6 in the final.

W Series partners with ROKiT as new sponsor in three-year-deal worth £10m

W Series partners with ROKiT as new sponsor in three-year-deal worth £10m

The all-female racing series has signed a multi-year deal with ROKiT which will see the telecommunications company's branding displayed on all 20 cars and drivers' overalls.

Jonny Evans says Leicester are revelling in role of title contenders after Aston Villa victory

Jonny Evans says Leicester are revelling in role of title contenders after Aston Villa victory

Jonny Evans says Leicester are relishing their status as title contenders after Foxes great Gary Lineker warned Liverpool that his old side are ready to challenge them for the crown.

Russia braced for blanket Olympic ban over doping with athletes set to be froze out

Russia braced for blanket Olympic ban over doping with athletes set to be froze out

The World Anti-Doping Agency are expected to order a ban on Russian athletes competing at the Olympics as well as preventing them from hosting or competing in major international events.

Arsenal technical director Edu 'favours Patrick Vieira as they hunt for a new manager'

Arsenal technical director Edu 'favours Patrick Vieira as they hunt for a new manager'

Arsenal technical director Edu is reportedly eyeing up his former teammate Patrick Vieira for the vacant manager's position at the club.

Wilfried Zaha appears to criticise referee Martin Atkinson after being booked

Wilfried Zaha appears to criticise referee Martin Atkinson after being booked

Wilfried Zaha has taken to Instagram to vent his frustration after being yellow carded during Crystal Palace's goalless draw with Watford.

Real Betis captain Joaquin hits hat-trick at the age of 38 and breaks La Liga record

Real Betis captain Joaquin hits hat-trick at the age of 38 and breaks La Liga record

Real Betis captain Joaquin Sanchez wrote himself into the history books on Sunday with a treble against Athletic Bilbao which meant he became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in La Liga.

Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe releases statement following tragic death of his daughter Amora

Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe releases statement following tragic death of his daughter Amora

Benik Afobe's daughter Amora passed away in late November after a series of complications and a severe infection at the age of two. Afobe has now gone public for the first time since the news.

Sinisa Mihajlovic returns to the Bologna dugout for the first time since October

Sinisa Mihajlovic returns to the Bologna dugout for the first time since October

Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic returned to the pitch-side dugout against AC Milan for the first time since October after his latest round of chemotherapy for leukemia.

Rodri admits VAR calls are having an effect on morale in Manchester City dressing room

Rodri admits VAR calls are having an effect on morale in Manchester City dressing room

Rodri has suggested there is a heightening sense of injustice inside the Manchester City dressing room over VAR calls. City believe they should have been given a penalty when Victor Lindelof handled.

Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr broke PPV buy records on Sky

Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr broke PPV buy records on Sky

The highly-anticipated bout on Saturday saw Joshua overcome Ruiz in a points decision as he won back the heavyweight belts that he lost to the Mexican-American back in June this year.

Tottenham favourite to host Anthony Joshua's title defence

Tottenham favourite to host Anthony Joshua's title defence

JEFF POWELL IN RIYADH: Anthony Joshua is heading for a homecoming fight as he flies back from Saudi Arabia bearing the belts he reclaimed from Andy Ruiz Jnr in Saturday's rematch.

Sportsmail's experts and other football stars praise Heung-Min Son's incredible goal vs Burnley

Sportsmail's experts and other football stars praise Heung-Min Son's incredible goal vs Burnley

Heung-Min Son (centre) scored an incredible solo effort vs Burnley that many are hailing as the goal of the season already. Here's what Sportsmail's experts and other stars around football had to say.

SPORTS AGENDA: Premier League makes new bid to clear up VAR chaos as Guardiola books Burnley break

SPORTS AGENDA: Premier League makes new bid to clear up VAR chaos as Guardiola books Burnley break

SPORTS AGENDA EDITED BY MIKE KEEGAN: The Premier League has summoned the operators of the giant screens at each club to London in the latest efforts to end the VAR chaos.

Anthony Joshua reveals plan to build on career-saving win against Andy Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua reveals plan to build on career-saving win against Andy Ruiz Jr

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN RIYADH: Sitting 200 metres above the streets of Riyadh, 44 storeys up in a restaurant called The Globe, Anthony Joshua had the look of a man on top of the world.

With robust challenges and rejuvenated players Ferguson showed owner Moshiri what Everton is about

With robust challenges and rejuvenated players Ferguson showed owner Moshiri what Everton is about

The first five minutes of the second half were a jump-start to the senses; this was how it should be, with robust tackles sending roars of approval rolling around the stadium.

IAN LADYMAN: Does Alexander-Arnold's interview show academy coaches' tough love has gone too far?

IAN LADYMAN: Does Alexander-Arnold's interview show academy coaches' tough love has gone too far?

Trent Alexander-Arnold told how Liverpool coaches would laugh at him when he made mistakes. He is grateful for the tough love but what if he hadn't been? What if he had complained?

Manchester City fan arrested for alleged racist abuse against Fred faces life ban from the Etihad

Manchester City fan arrested for alleged racist abuse against Fred faces life ban from the Etihad

JACK GAUGHAN AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: A Manchester City supporter was arrested for alleged racist abuse on Sunday and faces a life ban from the Etihad Stadium if found guilty.

Saudi Arabia turn to snooker as next multi-million pound event as Barry Hearn gives backing

Saudi Arabia turn to snooker as next multi-million pound event as Barry Hearn gives backing

Snooker is the latest sport to announce a multi-million pound event in Saudi Arabia. The Masters ranking event will take place next October with a record prize fund of £2.5million on offer.

Vitor Pereira favourite for Everton job as club step up search to find successor to Marco Silva 

Vitor Pereira favourite for Everton job as club step up search to find successor to Marco Silva 

Major shareholder Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwright, the director of football Marcel Brands and chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale spoke over the weekend after the 3-1 win against Chelsea.

Everton should pick a boss that knows the club because they cannot attract a Mauricio Pochettino

Everton should pick a boss that knows the club because they cannot attract a Mauricio Pochettino

KEVIN RATCLIFFE: The performance Duncan Ferguson got from Everton against Chelsea begs the question why hadn't he been used to greater effect before now?

REDKNAPP: Everton should give Duncan Ferguson the job for the rest of the Premier League season

REDKNAPP: Everton should give Duncan Ferguson the job for the rest of the Premier League season

JAMIE REDKNAPP: If you're a neutral, there is nothing better than going to Goodison Park when the crowd are up. It makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Etienne Capoue reveals Nigel Pearson's first message to Watford players as new boss plots escape

Etienne Capoue reveals Nigel Pearson's first message to Watford players as new boss plots escape

TOM FARMERY AT VICARAGE ROAD: Nigel Pearson has been here before. He knows what it is like to stare relegation in the face only to have the last laugh. Pearson knows how to change mindsets.

England must convince Premier League title-winner Jamie Vardy to play this summer at Euro 2020

England must convince Premier League title-winner Jamie Vardy to play this summer at Euro 2020

CHRIS SUTTON: If England want to have their best shot at winning Euro 2020, then they need to come to some sort of arrangement with Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

Rangers 0-1 Celtic: Christopher Jullien scores before Fraser Forster saves Alfredo Morelos penalty

Rangers 0-1 Celtic: Christopher Jullien scores before Fraser Forster saves Alfredo Morelos penalty

STEPHEN MCGOWAN AT HAMPDEN PARK: On the 19th anniversary of the day Neil Lennon joined Celtic he celebrated the feat with a slice of history.

Tottenham are being won over by new boss Jose Mourinho's charm offensive 

Tottenham are being won over by new boss Jose Mourinho's charm offensive 

MATT BARLOW AT THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM: Tottenham are showing there is life after Mauricio Pochettino after being won over by new boss Jose Mourinho's charm offensive.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Do Man United stars want to emulate Solskjaer... or be selfish like Arsenal?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Do Man United stars want to emulate Solskjaer... or be selfish like Arsenal?

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: It's up to them now. What happens from here depends on Manchester United's players.

Anthony Joshua executes the perfect game plan while Andy Ruiz Jr is left to make excuses

Anthony Joshua executes the perfect game plan while Andy Ruiz Jr is left to make excuses

JOHNNY NELSON: Never mind the excuses being thrown out by Andy Ruiz. Anthony Joshua deserves great credit for executing the perfect game plan on Saturday night.

Rotation the key for relentless Reds as Jurgen Klopp masters winter fixture congestion

Rotation the key for relentless Reds as Jurgen Klopp masters winter fixture congestion

IAN LADYMAN AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: It seems that the only thing that could possibly derail Jurgen Klopp's imperious Liverpool is winter fixture congestion but maybe they can manage that too.

Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg believes TOP FOUR is still possible for the Gunners

Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg believes TOP FOUR is still possible for the Gunners

Freddie Ljungberg has told his Arsenal players not to give up on the top four and he still believes he is the man to guide them there. The Gunners play West Ham on Monday night in a must win encounter.

So, what's gone wrong for Premier League champions Manchester City?

So, what's gone wrong for Premier League champions Manchester City?

How has it come to this? How has a Manchester City side that won back-to-back Premier League titles and a domestic Treble last season fallen 14 points behind Liverpool.

CHRIS FOY: Eddie Jones turns to South Africa's forwards mastermind

CHRIS FOY: Eddie Jones turns to South Africa's forwards mastermind

CHRIS FOY - WORLD OF RUGBY: Eddie Jones has turned to the forwards coach who ended England's Rugby World Cup dream last month. Matt Proudfoot was South Africa's triumphant coach.

Steven Gerrard sees big prize slip again as Rangers fall at last hurdle in Scottish Cup final

Steven Gerrard sees big prize slip again as Rangers fall at last hurdle in Scottish Cup final

DOMINIC KING: 'I'm an emotional person. In the low moments, I'm not one of those people who can put the poker face on. I never have been.' - Steven Gerrard, November 2018

Anthony Joshua FINALLY reveals he had health issues before shock Andy Ruiz Jr defeat

Anthony Joshua FINALLY reveals he had health issues before shock Andy Ruiz Jr defeat

Anthony Joshua has finally revealed that he was struggling with health issues prior to his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden back in June.

Tony Morley leads tributes for Ron Saunders after Aston Villa legend dies aged 87 

Tony Morley leads tributes for Ron Saunders after Aston Villa legend dies aged 87 

At Villa Park, the legacy of Ron Saunders is there for all to see, in large letters across the North Stand. The football world has poured in tributes following his passing, with Tony Morley leading the charge.

Bologna 2-3 AC Milan: Theo Hernandez strikes at both ends

Bologna 2-3 AC Milan: Theo Hernandez strikes at both ends

AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez scored at both ends and gave away a penalty as his side won 3-2 at Bologna in a dramatic Serie A match on Sunday. Krzysztof Piatek won and converted a penalty.

NASSER HUSSAIN: Moeen Ali cannot expect to get straight back into the England Test side

NASSER HUSSAIN: Moeen Ali cannot expect to get straight back into the England Test side

NASSER HUSSAIN: There is no way England should pick a player for a Test tour who is not 100 per cent sure he wants to be there, so it is only right Moeen Ali is not going to South Africa.

Brighton 2-2 Wolves: Nuno Espirito Santo's side miss chance to close gap to top four

Brighton 2-2 Wolves: Nuno Espirito Santo's side miss chance to close gap to top four

PETER CARLINE AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Two Brighton goals in 96 seconds turned this game on its head as Wolves stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games in all competitions.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Monday, December 9

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Monday, December 9

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Monday's meetings at Musselburgh, Lingfield and Newcastle.

Everton investigate alleged homophobic chanting by their fans aimed at Chelsea fans

Everton investigate alleged homophobic chanting by their fans aimed at Chelsea fans

Everton are investigating alleged homophobic chanting by their fans aimed at Chelsea fans during their 3-1 win against the London club on Saturday.

Sale 20-22 Exeter: Stuart Hogg creates one try and scores another before going off injured

Sale 20-22 Exeter: Stuart Hogg creates one try and scores another before going off injured

CHRIS FOY AT THE AJ BELL STADIUM: Exeter extended their lead at the top of Pool Two of the Heineken Champions Cup with a close-fought 22-20 victory over Sale courtesy of Stuart Hogg (middle).

Newcastle 2-1 Southampton: Federico Fernandez snatches late winner as Magpies come from behind

Newcastle 2-1 Southampton: Federico Fernandez snatches late winner as Magpies come from behind

CRAIG HOPE AT ST JAMES' PARK: Newcastle came from behind to take all three points thanks to second half goals by Jonjo Shelvey and Federico Fernandez to move into the top ten.

Eddie Hearn rips into Deontay Wilder as he confirms Anthony Joshua's next fight will be in May

Eddie Hearn rips into Deontay Wilder as he confirms Anthony Joshua's next fight will be in May

Eddie Hearn has responded to comments made by Deontay Wilder over the American's opinions on Anthony Joshua's victory over Andy Ruiz in their much anticipated rematch.

Juventus offer Erling Braut Haaland personal terms after £17MILLION release clause revealed

Juventus offer Erling Braut Haaland personal terms after £17MILLION release clause revealed

Italian champions Juventus are reportedly the first club to offer RB Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland personal terms since his £17million release clause was revealed.

Norwich 1-2 Sheffield United: Blades complete comeback as Enda Stevens and George Baldock strike

Norwich 1-2 Sheffield United: Blades complete comeback as Enda Stevens and George Baldock strike

JACK BEZANTS AT CARROW ROAD: Chris Wilder warned that there is something about Carrow Road that turns him into a 'grumpy old git'. But George Baldock inspired a comeback.

Aston Villa 1-4 Leicester: Foxes cut gap to  Liverpool as Jamie Vardy double inspires stylish win

Aston Villa 1-4 Leicester: Foxes cut gap to Liverpool as Jamie Vardy double inspires stylish win

TOM COLLOMOSSE AT VILLA PARK: Jamie Vardy was in scintillating goalscoring form once again as he extended his lead at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts.

Manchester City fan accused of making monkey sounds at United star Fred is family man, 41

Manchester City fan accused of making monkey sounds at United star Fred is family man, 41

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Burke, 41, (pictured) from Manchester appeared to make racist gestures and monkey noises at United midfielder Fred.

PJA chief executive Paul Struthers expects seven banned jockeys to launch appeal before deadline

PJA chief executive Paul Struthers expects seven banned jockeys to launch appeal before deadline

Seven riders were handed 10-day bans in chaotic scenes at Sandown on Saturday because they failed to stop for a void-race yellow flag deployed at the third-last fence in the London National.

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