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Sports News. Wednesday, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Agents threaten Fifa with legal action over transfer payment cap plans
Football's leading agents threaten legal action against Fifa over their plans for a cap on transfer payments.
Bambo Diaby: Barnsley defender being investigated for 'potential anti-doping violation'
Barnsley defender Bambo Diaby is being investigated by the Football Association for a "potential anti-doping violation", his club have confirmed.
Transfer record: ?5.6bn spent on moves in 2019, reveals Fifa
A record $7.35bn (?5.6bn) was spent on transfers in men's football during 2019, according to a Fifa report.
Gareth Bale loan reports 'ridiculous', says his agent Jonathan Barnett
Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett says it is "ridiculous" to suggest one of the best players in the world would go on loan from Real Madrid.
Marcus Rashford: Manchester United forward 'will be back this season'
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says he will play for the club again this season despite a stress fracture of the back.
Australian Open: Harriet Dart hopes to make amends against Simona Halep
Britain's Harriet Dart is determined to show how her game has improved when she faces Simona Halep at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Britain's Evans set to skip Tokyo Olympics
British number one Dan Evans says he would prefer to miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and concentrate on the United States' hard court season later this year.
Kiki Bertens column: 'Idol' Clijsters' comeback was a complete surprise
In her BBC Sport column, Kiki Bertens looks forward to the return of her 'idol', the need for more aggression in her game and the difficulty in not talking shop over dinner.
'I knew I had to play better' - errors frustrate Williams
Serena Williams says she was frustrated by her own form as she beat Tamara Zidansek to reach the Australian Open third round.
Federer & Djokovic ease into third round but three seeds lose five-set battles
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both enjoy comfortable wins to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
Chelsea become first Premier League club to introduce a fully vegan kiosk
Chelsea opened a plant-based vegan kiosk at Stamford Bridge for Tuesday's home game against Arsenal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: I never put myself before the team
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refuted Ian Wright's claim that he puts himself before the players.
Eniola Aluko: Aston Villa appoint ex-England forward as women's sporting director
Aston Villa Women appoint former England forward Eniola Aluko as their first sporting director.
Reinier Jesus: Who is Real Madrid's latest Brazilian starlet?
Who is the teenage Brazilian playmaker, Reinier Jesus, who has cost Real Madrid ?26m?
Transfer rumours: Aguero, Silva, Fernandes, Bellingham, Bale, Rodrigo
Inter Miami make Sergio Aguero and David Silva contact, Man Utd make Bruno Fernandes breakthrough, Birmingham receive Jude Bellingham bid, plus more.
Australian Open: Coco Gauff sets up meeting with defending champion Naomi Osaka
Teenager Coco Gauff recovers from a set down to set up a meeting with defending champion Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open.
UD Ibiza: Barcelona visit the party island in Copa del Rey
Their home is renowned for its nightlife, but the focus will be firmly on football as UD Ibiza prepare to host Barcelona.
Team GB women's football: What do we know six months out?
Great Britain will send a women's football team to the Tokyo Olympics - but have no warm-up fixtures in place with six months to go. So how is Phil Neville preparing Team GB?
Watson fights back to reach second round in Australia but Evans loses
Britain's Heather Watson shows tremendous fight to reach the Australian Open second round before Dan Evans is knocked out.
Dean Henderson: Could Blades keeper be England's Euros keeper?
Dean Henderson has been in great form for Sheffield United this season, but should he be in the running to be England's number one for Euro 2020?
Tammy Abraham injured in Arsenal draw as Chelsea say they need a striker
Frank Lampard says Chelsea are "looking" to sign a striker after Tammy Abraham injures his ankle against Arsenal.
Aymeric Laporte: Defender 'best left-sided centre-back in the world' - Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola says Aymeric Laporte is the "best left-sided central defender in the world" after he returns from injury to help Manchester City beat Sheffield United.
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Smash-and-grab Cliftonville stun Sky Blues in Co Antrim decider
Cliftonville substitutes Thomas Maguire and Ryan Curran both score in 85 injury-time seconds as the Reds leave it late to beat Ballymena United 2-1 in the County Antrim Shield final.
Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta hails 'special' night for Arsenal
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says his side are going in the "right direction" after the Gunners twice came from behind against Chelsea to draw 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal: Chelsea do not have killer instinct - Lampard
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says his team need to start being more clinical in front of goal after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal, who played most of the game with 10 men.
Everton 2-2 Newcastle United: Magpies rescue late point at Goodison Park
Newcastle United score two late goals against Everton to rescue a point at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
Bournemouth 3-1 Brighton: Cherries needed to show people we are not finished - Eddie Howe
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says he hopes his side's "massive" 3-1 win against Brighton can be a "turning point" in the Cherries' season.
Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City: Blades picture is 'rosy' despite defeat - Wilder
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is disappointed to lose 1-0 at home to Manchester City, but says the overall picture at Bramall Lane is "rosy" thanks to an impressive season so far.
Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola happy to have Laporte back
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is happy to have defender Aymeric Laporte back in his team after a long injury lay-off, as City beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane.
Nadal cruises into Australian Open round two
World number one Rafael Nadal cruises into the Australian Open second round and is joined by Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios.
Konta & Edmund out but Dart wins final-set tie-break to advance
Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund are among four Britons to lose on day two of the Australian Open but Harriet Dart advances with a thrilling win.
Australian Open: Maria Sharapova set to drop out of top 350 after defeat
Maria Sharapova is not sure if she will be at the Australian Open next year and is set to drop out of the world's top 350.
Australian Open: Kyle Edmund says he 'has to learn' from first-round defeat
Kyle Edmund says it is "disappointing" to be knocked out of the Australian Open but he has to ''learn from it".
New MOTDx signing Timbsy talks boots & trains with Arsenal at Predator launch
New signing Michael Timbs makes his MOTDx debut talking boots at the Adidas Predator launch with Man City’s Ilkay Gundogan and Aymeric Laporte and gets to try the new boots out at Arsenal.
Johanna Konta out of Australian Open: 'The season is long,' says British number one
Johanna Konta says it is "important to recognise that the season is long" after losing in the first round of the Australian Open.
Kylian Mbappe: PSG & France star on teenage success, and Liverpool being a 'machine'
Paris St-Germain striker and World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe talks to Natalie Pirks about becoming a football superstar, Liverpool's title charge and his future.