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Anthony Joshua showcases his lightning fast hands in media workout before bout with Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua showcases his lightning fast hands in media workout before bout with Oleksandr Usyk

Home favourite Joshua will set out to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in front of a full house.

Carabao Cup LIVE: Norwich host Liverpool with Man City and Everton in action - team news and updates

Carabao Cup LIVE: Norwich host Liverpool with Man City and Everton in action - team news and updates

The third round of the Carabao Cup gets underway tonight, with Liverpool's trip to Norwich the pick of the ties. Manchester City host Wycombe, with Everton travelling to QPR too.

UFC 266: Nick Diaz's 'incredible' training and hunger has won Dana White over ahead of UFC return

UFC 266: Nick Diaz's 'incredible' training and hunger has won Dana White over ahead of UFC return

It has been a long hiatus for the Stockton-born fan-favourite. Diaz last competed against UFC legend Anderson Silva at UFC 183 in January 2015, where he initially lost by unanimous decision.

Anthony Joshua signs career-long promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing

Anthony Joshua signs career-long promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing

Heavyweight titan Joshua, 31, has been part of Matchroom's stable since turning professional in 2013, but his bout with Oleksandr Usyk this weekend was set to be the last in their current deal.

Former Bayer Leverkusen chief calls for 'Bundesliga to introduce a title play-off'

Former Bayer Leverkusen chief calls for 'Bundesliga to introduce a title play-off'

The former managing director at Bayer Leverkusen wants to introduce a play-off for the Bundesliga title as he fears fans may become bored of Bayern Munich's dominance.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Alex Telles and Anthony Elanga will be in Manchester United's EFL Cup squad

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Alex Telles and Anthony Elanga will be in Manchester United's EFL Cup squad

Solskjaer told the club's website Telles' return from injury and Elanga's youth team performances means both have earned a place in the squad - but did not say whether they would start or be on the bench.

Spiky Anthony Joshua insists he's 'solid as a rock' at a leaner weight ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

Spiky Anthony Joshua insists he's 'solid as a rock' at a leaner weight ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

AJ will again look to stick to a box-and-move game plan when he defends his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles against slick southpaw Usyk, having prepared to come in in lean shape.

Who is Oleksandr Usyk? Anthony Joshua's opponent 'bossed' Klitschko and has eyed AJ for 10 years

Who is Oleksandr Usyk? Anthony Joshua's opponent 'bossed' Klitschko and has eyed AJ for 10 years

Oleksandr Usyk takes on Anthony Joshua in an intriguing match-up on Saturday night. But who is the Ukrainian enigma, who has dominated at all levels in the sport.

A thousand bunkers and a whipping wind in the middle of nowhere...Welcome to the Ryder Cup

A thousand bunkers and a whipping wind in the middle of nowhere...Welcome to the Ryder Cup

DEREK LAWRENSON: Build it and they will come. If you think that is the sort of cheesy line belonging only to the world of Hollywood movies about sport, then welcome to the back end of beyond.

Lewis Hamilton is accused of 'DRAMATISING' the neck injury suffered in Max Verstappen crash at Monza

Lewis Hamilton is accused of 'DRAMATISING' the neck injury suffered in Max Verstappen crash at Monza

Ralf Schumacher believes that the British driver has dramatised the crash with Max Verstappen at the Italian Grand Prix after both drivers crashed for the second time this season.

President Joan Laporta records bizarre message for Barcelona fans as he calls for 'calm'

President Joan Laporta records bizarre message for Barcelona fans as he calls for 'calm'

Barcelona have made their worst start to a LaLiga season since 1987 - having won just four of their opening 10 games. Joan Laporta has asked for the club's supporters to 'stand by' the team.

Top of Serie A, Napoli fans are daring to dream of a first Serie A title since the Maradona days

Top of Serie A, Napoli fans are daring to dream of a first Serie A title since the Maradona days

ALVISE CAGNAZZO IN NAPLES: Not since Diego Maradona was playing for them in 1990 have Napoli lifted the Serie A title but four wins in four matches has their superstitious fans dreaming again.

Reading 'could be docked nine points for breaching the EFL financial rules'

Reading 'could be docked nine points for breaching the EFL financial rules'

The Royals were penalised in the summer transfer window for breaking the organisation's profit and sustainability regulations, although they were still able to bring in free transfers and loans.

Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy fighting to be fit for crunch clash against Manchester City on Saturday

Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy fighting to be fit for crunch clash against Manchester City on Saturday

The Blues goalkeeper will miss Chelsea's Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa tomorrow and faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday's lunchtime showdown with Manchester City.

Chelsea will respect Marcos Alonso's decision to stop taking the knee, Thomas Tuchel says

Chelsea will respect Marcos Alonso's decision to stop taking the knee, Thomas Tuchel says

Alonso revealed he would instead choose to combat racism in a different way before matches, joining a handful of players who have also stopped kneeling.

From Blackburn to Brunei! Ex-Rovers boss Steve Kean is open to returning home to Scotland

From Blackburn to Brunei! Ex-Rovers boss Steve Kean is open to returning home to Scotland

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY STEPHEN MCGOWAN: Every two weeks Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah would summon Kean to his vast palace to discuss plans to turn the club into a force.

Pakistan fear England will CANCEL their 2022-23 tour after pulling out of next month's T20s

Pakistan fear England will CANCEL their 2022-23 tour after pulling out of next month's T20s

Ramiz Raja said the PCB board would put in place a 'back-up plan' because of a breakdown in trust between Pakistan and England after the latter's withdrawal from two T20s next month.

Robert Lewandowski dedicates Golden Shoe to Bayern Munich team-mates after receiving award

Robert Lewandowski dedicates Golden Shoe to Bayern Munich team-mates after receiving award

The prolific striker scored 41 league goals last season as he finished ahead of Lionel Messi, who got 30 goals for Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo was in third place with 29 goals for Juventus.

Liverpool's Takumi Minamino 'not the end product' and can only improve, says coach Pep Lijnders

Liverpool's Takumi Minamino 'not the end product' and can only improve, says coach Pep Lijnders

Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders has said that Takumi Minamino still has a future at Anfield, claiming the Japan international is 'not the end product'.

Pakistan saved the ECB millions. Now England are repaying them by pulling out of T20 series

Pakistan saved the ECB millions. Now England are repaying them by pulling out of T20 series

COMMENT: The overwhelming impression given by this week's withdrawal is that England want other countries to help them in their hour of need but will do very little in return.

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino is the latest in a long line of coaches to feel Lionel Messi's wrath

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino is the latest in a long line of coaches to feel Lionel Messi's wrath

Messi has a long history of defying coaches, even ones as imposing as Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique, and Pochettino will need a firm backbone to dare withdraw him again without consulting him.

Hungary handed two-game stadium ban and £160k fine after England players were racially abused

Hungary handed two-game stadium ban and £160k fine after England players were racially abused

SAMI MOKBEL: FIFA declared that Hungary will play their next home game behind closed doors, with the second match of the ban suspended for a probationary period of two years.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury double-header 'could FINALLY take place in 2022' in London

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury double-header 'could FINALLY take place in 2022' in London

The British heavyweight duo were set to face off this year before a court ruling in the United States ordered The Gypsy King to meet Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout, which is set to take place next month.

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger feels 'responsible' for Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey's injury struggles 

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger feels 'responsible' for Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey's injury struggles 

Wenger believes that VAR has been hugely important for the game in terms of reducing the unfair treatment that some creative players received from opponents.

Cristiano Ronaldo 'was offered to Atletico Madrid before he sealed dream Manchester United return'

Cristiano Ronaldo 'was offered to Atletico Madrid before he sealed dream Manchester United return'

Superstar Ronaldo has hit the ground running during his second spell with United, having scored four goals in three games, but could have joined Atletico Madrid instead this summer.

Nuno Espirito Santo calls on Tottenham talisman Harry Kane to put summer disappointment behind him

Nuno Espirito Santo calls on Tottenham talisman Harry Kane to put summer disappointment behind him

The England captain has failed to score a goal in the league this term, with some attributing his lack of attacking endeavour to the after effects of his failed move to Manchester City this summer.

England's Caribbean tour brought forward a week after India arranged a series against West Indies

England's Caribbean tour brought forward a week after India arranged a series against West Indies

Eoin Morgan's team were carded to play the fifth and final match of a short Twenty20 tour - the dates for which were announced six months ago - just 24 hours earlier on February 5.

England: Eddie Jones drops Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George AND George Ford from squad

England: Eddie Jones drops Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George AND George Ford from squad

While only picked for the purposes of gathering together 45 men for a two-day camp next week, Jones has discarded four of his most-selected players, and two Lions.

Anthony Joshua's training partner reveals AJ has sparred more AMATEURS than pros for Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua's training partner reveals AJ has sparred more AMATEURS than pros for Oleksandr Usyk

Britain's unified champion defends his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles in one of the toughest tests of his career against Usyk on Saturday night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

PSG confirm Lionel Messi has suffered an injury and will miss their trip to Metz

PSG confirm Lionel Messi has suffered an injury and will miss their trip to Metz

PSG revealed that Messi underwent an MRI scan which confirmed the signs of bone contusion. A further update on Messi's fitness will be released within the next 48 hours.

Phil Neville reveals David Beckham told him to be 'harder on Romeo than anyone else'

Phil Neville reveals David Beckham told him to be 'harder on Romeo than anyone else'

The 19-year-old followed in his father's footsteps, making his debut as a professional footballer for Inter's sister side Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, playing on the right wing before being subbed off.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a problem with Rio Ferdinand: his regular outbursts are too much for him

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a problem with Rio Ferdinand: his regular outbursts are too much for him

If you look for a definition of a 'love-hate relationship' online, do not be surprised if you see a picture of Rio Ferdinand and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer together Topsy-turvy has been the name of the game for them.

Two-way shootout for UK Athletics chairman position between Ian Beattie and Chris Grant

Two-way shootout for UK Athletics chairman position between Ian Beattie and Chris Grant

EXCLUSIVE BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: A two-way shootout has developed for the chairman's position at UK Athletics between Scottish Athletics' Ian Beattie and Sport England's Chris Grant.

County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Durham is halted due to an air ambulance

County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Durham is halted due to an air ambulance

Gloucestershire's County Championship game with Durham at the Bristol County Ground was only five balls old when the air ambulance came into land.

Jose Mourinho 'wants to bring Man United right-back Diogo Dalot to Roma in January'

Jose Mourinho 'wants to bring Man United right-back Diogo Dalot to Roma in January'

Mourinho has identified Dalot as his main target to improve his options at right-back. Dalot possesses experience of playing in Serie A having spent last season on loan at AC Milan.

Chelsea 'attempted to sign Marquinhos in the summer' and were ready to offer PSG £85m

Chelsea 'attempted to sign Marquinhos in the summer' and were ready to offer PSG £85m

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was keen to bring a centre back in during the last transfer window however Marquinhos wanted to stay in Paris after the club's ambition in the transfer market.

Carabao Cup: Loftus-Cheek, Martinelli and the players with a point to prove this week

Carabao Cup: Loftus-Cheek, Martinelli and the players with a point to prove this week

Saul Niguez struggled for Chelsea against Aston Villa in the Premier League, but he could be given another opportunity when the same opponents visit Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup.

Romeo Beckham: Fans left less than impressed by professional debut for Fort Lauderdale

Romeo Beckham: Fans left less than impressed by professional debut for Fort Lauderdale

The 19-year-old made his bow as a right winger for Fort Lauderdale CF, the reserve team of the Inter Miami MLS franchise, which is owned by his father David Beckham.

Man Utd star Jesse Lingard pokes fun at muted celebration for late winner at West Ham

Man Utd star Jesse Lingard pokes fun at muted celebration for late winner at West Ham

The Manchester United midfielder came off the bench in the second half to score a sublime individual goal and claim the three points for his side at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Nottingham Forest: Steve Cooper replaces Chris Hughton as head coach

Nottingham Forest: Steve Cooper replaces Chris Hughton as head coach

Former Swansea boss Cooper oversaw training on Tuesday and replaces Chris Hughton, who was sacked by Forest last week. Cooper left Swansea by mutual consent in July.

Derby County: Any new buyer 'must spend £50MILLION just to clear the club's debts'

Derby County: Any new buyer 'must spend £50MILLION just to clear the club's debts'

Derby's football creditors must reportedly be paid up to £10m, while an American private equity firm is owed a secured debt of £20m. The club also faces a tax bill of close to £30m.

Manny Pacquiao has NOT officially retired from boxing, according to his advisor

Manny Pacquiao has NOT officially retired from boxing, according to his advisor

Since the Filipino boxing legend's defeat to Yordenis Ugas last month, Pacquiao has hinted that his career in boxing may be over as he looks to spend time with his family and focus on his political career.

NFL WEEK TWO: Peyton takes aim at the Patriots, Lamar conquers his kryptonite

NFL WEEK TWO: Peyton takes aim at the Patriots, Lamar conquers his kryptonite

Intrigue, injuries and an incredible quote from Peyton Manning as the NFL closes the book on week two. Elsewhere, Kyler Murray is still alight, and the Packers have put out a fire... for now.

Will highly rated Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino get his Carabao Cup chance vs Wimbledon?

Will highly rated Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino get his Carabao Cup chance vs Wimbledon?

ADAM SHERGOLD: The clamour for Mikel Arteta to hand Patino his first-team debut when Arsenal host AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup third round has become almost deafening.

'What Barcelona is this?': Spanish papers SLAM Ronald Koeman's side after draw vs Granada

'What Barcelona is this?': Spanish papers SLAM Ronald Koeman's side after draw vs Granada

Barcelona needed a 90th-minute equaliser from defender Ronaldo Araujo to rescue a point on home soil after Domingos Duarte had given Granada the lead inside two minutes.

Canelo Alvarez will take on unbeaten Caleb Plant for chance to become undisputed super-middleweight

Canelo Alvarez will take on unbeaten Caleb Plant for chance to become undisputed super-middleweight

Canelo, widely regarded as the boxing pound-for-pound king has conquered four weight divisions and already holds three belts at super-middleweight as he goes after the IBF title held by American Plant.

Emma Raducanu pulls out of Chicago Fall Classic and will focus on Indian Wells after US Open win

Emma Raducanu pulls out of Chicago Fall Classic and will focus on Indian Wells after US Open win

The new British No 1 has pulled out of next week's Chicago Fall Tennis Classic event, which was set to be her first appearance since her monumental US Open triumph.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger is the BEST centre-back in the Premier League, says Rio Ferdinand

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger is the BEST centre-back in the Premier League, says Rio Ferdinand

The former Manchester United defender has been hugely impressed by Rudiger's performances since Thomas Tuchel took charge at Chelsea at the start of this year.

Thierry Henry 'not surprised' by Lionel Messi's shocked reaction to being hauled off for PSG

Thierry Henry 'not surprised' by Lionel Messi's shocked reaction to being hauled off for PSG

PSG went on to win the game 2-1 but the main post-match talking point was Messi's reaction to being withdrawn, with the Argentina star staring sharply at manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Ryder Cup star Viktor Hovland taught himself how to play golf online

Ryder Cup star Viktor Hovland taught himself how to play golf online

When Viktor Hovland steps onto the hallowed turf at Whistling Straits, he will make history as the first Norwegian to play at the Ryder Cup. He is also the first player to teach himself golf from scratch online.

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