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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Breaking News

All time
# another postponement
French Open rescheduled, Roland-Garros officials confirm
The French Open was due to start in May but the Grand Slam will now take place in September due to coronavirus.
# medical advice
Tonight's Man City v Arsenal game postponed over coronavirus fears
Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City will not go ahead as a precaution due to coronavirus.
# hazard warning
Hazard to miss Madrid's Man City and Barca clashes after suffering ankle fracture
Real Madrid will be without Eden Hazard for a crucial period as the forward sustained more ankle woe.
# unanimous
Lamar Jackson crowned NFL's MVP for the season
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has succeeded Patrick Mahomes as the NFL’s MVP after a stellar season.
# surprise
Man United sign former Watford striker Ighalo on loan from Chinese Super League club
The Red Devils are bringing in the 30-year-old on loan from Shanghai Shenhua as cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.
# Setback
Barcelona confirm Suarez set for knee surgery
The striker will go under the knife on Sunday in order to try rectify an ongoing knee issue ahead of the season’s run-in.
# No Show
US Open champion and Canadian teen star withdraws from Australian Open
Bianca Andreescu will not have the chance to secure back-to-back grand slams, withdrawing with a knee injury.
# Setback
Kane blow for Mourinho as Tottenham striker to have hamstring surgery
The striker will be out of action until April at the earliest.
# Oooh Mane Mane
Liverpool star Mane lands African Player of the Year award
The Senegal international beat Reds team-mate Mohamed Salah and Man City’s Riyad Mahrez to the accolade.
# boca's senior
De Rossi cuts short stay with Boca Juniors and announces retirement from football
The Italian midfielder made just seven appearances for the Argentine giants.
# 17 again
Troy Parrott 'needs time' and is not 'direct replacement' for injured Kane - Mourinho
The Tottenham boss expects Harry Kane to face a lengthy absence with a hamstring injury.
# Wrap
Harry Kane limps off in Spurs defeat while Leicester thump Newcastle
Kane limped off against Southampton due to a hamstring problem.
# New Haaland
Borussia Dortmund win the race to sign teen sensation Haaland
Erling Haaland will move to Borussia Dortmund despite reported interest from the likes of Manchester United.
# exit door
Ex-Spain boss takes over after Monaco sack coach for the second time in 14 months
Despite a recent upturn in results the Ligue 1 side have sacked Leonardo Jardim.
# Extension
More good news for Liverpool as James Milner commits
On the same day they handed manager Jurgen Klopp a contract extension, the Reds have also given a new deal to their vice-captain.
# Worry
Win comes at a cost for Manchester City
Pep Guardiola is concerned about an injury sustained by Sergio Aguero.
# impact signing
Thierry Henry returns to management with MLS side
Montreal Impact have appointed the former France international as their new head coach on a two-year deal.
# Wave Goodbye
'I came, I saw, I conquered, now go back to baseball' – Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit
The Swedish striker is set to leave the club after making a characteristically cheeky announcement.
# OFFICIAL
Arsene Wenger has a new job
The former Arsenal boss has been confirmed as Fifa’s new chief of global football development.
# Bust-up
Sterling dropped by England for Montenegro clash after bust-up with Gomez
The Three Lions will have to play without the Manchester City winger after Gareth Southgate decided he will not be considered for selection.
# Punishment
Bulgaria to play behind closed doors following racist abuse in defeat to England
The Bulgarian Football Union has also been fined €75,000 for the racist behaviour of fans during the game.
# Injured
De Gea and Pogba both ruled out of Man United's clash with Liverpool on Sunday
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without two of his key men for this weekend’s meeting with the league leaders.
# Pastures new
Former Inter boss to take charge at AC Milan
Marco Giampaolo only lasted seven Serie A games at the club, who have now turned to Stefano Pioli as their next head coach.
# Cut
Antonio Brown released from Patriots contract amid sexual assault allegations
After playing just one game for New England, the Patriots have released the controversial wide receiver.
# Punishment
Birmingham fined £42,500 after Jack Grealish attacked by supporter during game
The FA has fined Birmingham after a controversial derby clash with Aston Villa in March.
# Sidelined
Blow for Juventus as Chiellini ruled out for six months
The defender had knee surgery today and is not expected to play again until March.
# Pen to Paper
Former captain Icardi seals PSG loan after penning Inter Milan contract extension
The agreement with the French club includes an option to buy the striker.
# nacho man
Monreal leaves Arsenal after six seasons to join Real Sociedad on two-year deal
Sociedad have snapped up the experienced Spanish defender.
# the ox
Oxlade-Chamberlain earns long-term Liverpool contract
After an injury nightmare, the midfielder has committed his future to the Reds.
# Done Deal
Manchester City confirm Cancelo-Danilo swap in €65m deal
The deal was completed on Wednesday evening.
# Coming Home
Rooney set to join Derby County as player-coach in January
The DC United forward will see out the rest of the MLS season before joining up with the Championship side.
# Big Money Move
Everton complete signing of highly-rated Juventus teen Kean
Big things are expected of the former Bianconeri youth player, who has signed on at Goodison Park until 2024.
# History Maker
Bernal seals historic Tour de France title
The Team Ineos rider becomes the first Colombian to win the cycling’s greatest race.
# Not so fast
Real Madrid block Bale China move over fee
The Welshman will be staying at the Santiago Bernabeu for the forseeable future.
# On the Move
Atletico Madrid complete €29m deal for highly rated Spanish defender
Mario Hermoso joins the La Liga side from Espanyol on a five-year deal.
# Crime and Punishment
Sturridge hit with six-week ban and £75,000 fine for breaching betting rules
The former Liverpool striker was found to have provided inside transfer information to his brother.
# On the Move
Atlético Madrid complete Trippier signing for reported €22 million fee
Atleti’s recruitment drive has continued with the signing of the full-back from Champions League finalists, Tottenham.
# Deal Done
PSG sign highly rated €32m defender from Borussia Dortmund
After spending just one season with the Germans, Abdou Diallo has been recruited by former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.
# make it a double
Liverpool's Champions League final hero signs new long-term deal
Divock Origi has been rewarded with a new contract at Anfield.
# Breaking News
Lampard moves fast to tie down Loftus-Cheek on five-year Chelsea deal
The England midfielder has committed to the Blues.