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    ANTHONY JOSHUA wants to make a trilogy fight with Andy Ruiz Jr happen. Joshua had his world turned upside down by the diminutive Mexican three years ago, suffering a shock seventh-round TKO loss at Madison Square Garden. 3Andy Ruiz Jr turned Anthony Joshua's world upside down three years agoCredit: AP 3AJ exacted his revenge six months later to reclaim the unified heavyweight titlesCredit: AP 3The Brit is open to having a trilogy with Mexico's first heavyweight championCredit: PA A lean and mean AJ, 33, exacted his revenge six months later to reclaim the unified heavyweight titles - prompting an overweight and over-partied Ruiz Jr to demand a third showdown. And a recent conversation between the pair in Abu Dhabi has seemingly put the wheels in motion for a rubber match. Mexico's first heavyweight champion told Intu Boxing: “I’m trying to get those titles back. "I just spoke to Anthony Joshua, he told me he wants to make something happen, he wants to make the trilogy – that’d be pretty cool! READ MORE IN SPORTGLOVE TO SEE IT Joshua to be...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA is willing to throw down with long-time rival Dillian Whyte in his comeback fight in a bid to breathe new life into his career. The Watford warrior will look to put himself back into world title contention early next year following a second consecutive defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in August. 3Anthony Joshua will bid to put himself back inCredit: Getty 3A trilogy fight with former foe Dilian Whyte is on the cards for the former championCredit: NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS LTD 3Joshua is willing to have a trilogy fight with his former amateur rivalCredit: TWITTER@DILLIANWHYTE Whyte is one of several names in the running to face the former two-time unified heavyweight champion, who welcomes the prospect of another domestic dust-up with the Brixton Body Snatcher. He told DAZN: "Yeah I'll fight Otto [Wallin]. Yeah, I'll fight Dillian. I'll fight [Filip] Hrgovic." Joshua, 33, has no interest in taking a gimme fight for his comeback bout, saying: "I like fighting good opponents. "And as much as it's becoming a champion, I always felt like it was important for me to...
    GRAHAM POTTER is reportedly lining up Lille's Jonathan David for a January move. The Chelsea boss is believed to want reinforcements up front and could move for the in-form striker. 1Jonathan David has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season and is attracting interestCredit: Getty It's been a dream start for the Blues boss who has won five of his first six games in charge. Key to that has been Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has found his scoring touch domestically and in Europe. But the frontman is 33-years-old and does not represent a long-term option for the Blues. David is only 22 and Sports Witness report that he finds himself on the Blues' shortlist following his electric start to the season. READ MORE ON CHELSEABLONDE BLUE Chelsea CL winner unrecognisable with dyed blonde hair and bulked up physique The Canadian has scored nine goals in 11 Ligue 1 matches for Lille this season as he thrives under his new boss, ex-Roma manager Paulo Fonseca. He looks set to smash his previous strike record having scored...
    Will Smith appears to be plotting his acting return nearly six months after infamously slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage at the 94th Academy Awards. According to Deadline, the 53-year-old is being eyed to star in filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's feature directorial debut, Brilliance, with Paramount Pictures. Described as Smith's 'passion project,' he will also produce the project with his longtime collaborator, director Akiva Goldsman, who penned the script. Big return? Will Smith appears to be plotting his acting return just six months after infamously slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage at the 94th Academy Awards; Smith seen in March Goldsman is behind a number of Smith-starring features, such as I, Robot (2004), I Am Legend (2007) and Hancock (2008).  Despite it being a potential career comeback, a source told Deadline that Smith 'hasn’t committed' to starring in the film as of yet. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next House of the Dragon continues to pull in audiences as Game... Jordyn Woods puts on a leggy display in a sparkly black mini... Will Smith seen...
    CONOR MCGREGOR furiously hit back at Nate Diaz after the UFC favourite claimed his rival "didn't know how" to take over another sport. The duo shared two epic battles in 2016 before the Notorious temporarily switched to boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather. 4Nate Diaz defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 279Credit: Getty 4Conor McGregor didn't take kindly to Diaz's commentsCredit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma McGregor, 34, pocketed over £100million from the bout - despite losing by tenth round TKO. After beating Tony Ferguson in the final fight of his UFC contract last night, Diaz vowed to "take over" boxing in a way that his old rival couldn't. In his octagon interview with Joe Rogan, the Stockton star said: "I want to get out of the UFC for a little bit and show all these UFC fighters how to takeover and own up another sport how you're supposed to do it. "Because Conor McGregor didn't know how to do it and none of these other fighters know how to do it. READ MORE IN UFCSEA YOU LATER Inside McGregor's $3.5m luxury Lamborghini yacht dubbed...
    LONDONDERRY, New Hampshire — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shook hands and posed for pictures with the crowd for an hour, then grabbed a stool at the bar at American Legion Post 27 and joined everyone for a beer. This is what running for president looks like in New Hampshire, the host of the second nominating contest and the first traditional primary on the Republican Party’s quadrennial nominating calendar. And Cruz, the runner-up for the GOP nod in 2016 (the last time the party did not field an incumbent), conceded he has not ruled out mounting a second campaign — even if former President Donald Trump enters the race. But the senator also confirmed in a brief interview with the Washington Examiner Thursday evening he will make no decision about 2024 until he knows Trump’s plans. Any Republican mulling a White House bid who says otherwise (and at the very least, that includes former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo) is, Cruz insists, being dishonest about his or her internal deliberations. “There are a lot of...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA can be seen plotting his next career move over a game of chess in a COMEBACK hint. It is the first time AJ has been pictured since his heart wrenching loss to Oleksandr Usyk in Abu Dhabi. 2Joshua played chess and relaxed next to the pool with his right-hand man JC Elite, who hinted a comebackCredit: https://www.instagram.com/jcelite14/?hl=en 2AJ gave an emotional F-bomb laden speech after losing to Usyk for a second timeCredit: AP The Brit, 32, was outboxed by the Ukrainian, who claimed a split decision victory – 113-115, 115-113 and 116-112 - to keep the heavyweight crown. Southpaw Usyk defeated him for a second time, leaving the 32-year-old's career in limbo. But the two-time former unified world heavyweight champ's right-hand man JC Elite has hinted Joshua will dust himself off and get back to it. The trusted member of his training camp shared an image of the pair playing chess by the pool his latest Instagram post. READ MORE IN BOXINGALL TY-ED UP Fury’s Netflix series could scupper December date for Usyk fight He wrote: "Rest, recover, regroup, we...
    BORIS Johnson is ready to follow in Margaret Thatcher’s footsteps when he leaves No10 next month. The outgoing Prime Minister, 58, is hunting for a new marital home with wife Carrie Johnson, 34, and two children in South London’s upmarket Dulwich Village. 2The PM is ready to follow in Margaret Thatcher’s footsteps when he leaves No10 next monthCredit: PA Mrs Thatcher made a beeline for the quiet suburb with husband Denis when she was booted from office in 1990. Despite reports of financial strain and splashing thousands on transforming their Downing Street home, the couple are said to have a budget of up to £3million to buy a place. A source said: “Carrie and Boris are looking for somewhere they can put down roots away from the glare of central London. “Now they have Wilfred and Romy, a family home with a large garden is a must. That’s exactly what Dulwich can offer. Read More on Boris JohnsonBORIS JOHNSON Let’s make beating dementia a national mission in Barbara Windsor's memoryBABS ARMY PM reveals £95m funding boost for dementia research...
    (CNN)Aurélien Tchouaméni has saved the phrase "aim for the highest cloud" on his phone -- a sentence he lifted from a book about the legacy of New Zealand's All Blacks. It serves as a reminder for Tchouaméni in his young footballing career to "get up every day and be better than yesterday."And as reports continue to circulate about which club he will be playing for next season, it helps the AS Monaco star to stay focused on his own development. "I'm an ambitious person. Every time I do something ... I just want to win," Tchouaméni tells CNN Sport in an exclusive interview. "If I want to be great, I have to adapt to find some stuff that will allow me to grow as a player."Tchouaméni, who turned 22 at the start of this year, appears to have greatness within his reach having established himself as one of the top midfielders in European football. Read MoreA box-to-box player and a valuable asset in attack and defense, he has been integral to Monaco since joining from Bordeaux two years ago. Tchouaméni...
    PRINCE Andrew is meeting the Queen every day to make amends for the sex abuse scandal, it is claimed.  The Duke of York sees her at Windsor Castle so often that staff say they can set their watches by his pre-lunch visits.  2Prince Andrew has been visiting The Queen daily, it is claimedCredit: Getty - Contributor 2The Duke of York wants to make amends for the sex abuse scandal, it is saidCredit: PA:Press Association It comes after he was pictured beaming at the wheel of his Range Rover today amid reports he is determined to return to public life.  A source told the Mirror: “Andrew is doing all he can to make amends for the shame he brought on his family for being involved in such a scandal.  “He wants to make it up to the Queen which is why he is doing all he can to see her as much as possible. “The rest of the family, apart from Her Majesty, are united in feeling that he should stay out of the limelight and keep quiet having left such...
    FORMER Arsenal star Francis Coquelin has slammed Bayern Munich’s “arrogant attitude” after he helped Villarreal dump them out of the Champions League. The French midfielder, 30, and his teammates caused one of the biggest shocks in this season’s competition when they overcame Juventus in the last-16. 3Villarreal’s Francis Coquelin has claimed Bayern Munich have an 'arrogant attitude'Credit: AP 3The French midfielder and his teammates knocked the German giants out of the Champions LeagueCredit: Reuters But the LaLiga club went on to raise even more eyebrows in the quarter-finals as they overcame the six-time European champions to set-up a semi clash with Liverpool. Now Coquelin, who spent a decade at Arsenal before departing to Valencia in 2018, has revealed that the arrogance of the German giants led to their downfall. He said: “Everyone in our dressing room had followed the slightly arrogant attitude of Bayern in the press. “There was a bit of a lack of humility there, which I can understand to a point when you're the bigger team. READ MORE FOOTBALLGUNNERS NEWS Gabriel Jesus 'AGREES' Arsenal move, Gunners 'offered...
    AJAX manager Erik ten Hag will look to bring Jurrien Timber with him to Manchester United if he takes over at Old Trafford, reports suggest. Ten Hag poses as the favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the United dugout after interim boss Ralf Rangnick moves up in a consultancy role at the end of the season. 2Ajax ace Jurrien Timber has been linked with a summer move to Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty 2Ajax manager Erik ten Hag will look to bring Jurrien Timber with him to Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty And according to De Telegraaf’s Mike Verweij, who was speaking on the Kick Off podcast, the Dutchman will look to make Ajax ace Timber one of his main transfer targets after joining the Red Devils. The centre-back has established himself as a key man in the Eredivisie champions' backline as Matthijs de Ligt's successor. However, United may not be alone in a potential bid to sign the Netherlands international. Manchester City have also been linked with the 20-year-old, who recently admitted he would be keen to play under Pep Guardiola. Read...
    JAKE PAUL has claimed he is considering a switch to the NFL after “becoming the highest paid” boxer. The YouTuber turned fighter has been in Texas this week and trained with the Dallas Cowboys. 2Jake Paul appears set on a switch to the NFLCredit: Twitter 2The YouTube boxer star trained with the Dallas Cowboys this weekCredit: Twitter He was seen running on the pitch at their AT&T stadium and even shared a clip of himself in action. The star stretched his unbeaten run in the ring to 5-0 with his two victories over Tyron Woodley towards the end of 2021. Now he could be eyeing a move into the NFL after producing some impressive stats during his workout. The ‘Problem Child’ showed impressive agility to beat his marker and receive the ball in the end-zone. READ MORE SPORTBEST OF BRITISH Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Date, venue and TV info as fight confirmed Afterwards he released his stats on Twitter in order to let NFL scouts judge his abilities. He also revealed that he prefers to play as slot receiver...
    CONOR MCGREGOR is eyeing a welterweight showdown for his eagerly-anticipated return to the UFC after packing on the pounds. The Notorious is in the final phase of his recovery from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July. 4Conor McGregor suffered a horrific broken leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin PoirierCredit: REUTERS 4The Notorious has been hitting the gym hard during his time on the sidelinesCredit: INSTAGRAM@THENOTORIOUSMMA 4The Irishman has packed on some serious size over the last eight monthsCredit: INSTAGRAM@THENOTORIOUSMMA 4And The Dubliner is eyeing a return to the welterweight divisionCredit: GETTY McGregor, 33, has packed on some serious size during his time on the sidelines, so much so he thinks his days competing at lightweight could be a thing of the past. He told The MacLife: "It’s about finding out which weight now. I just don’t really see myself going back to 155 again. "I’m eating, I’m lifting, I’m training and I’m not cutting calories so this is my natural state. I can go even bigger.” “I’m eyeballing 170, I...
    WWE legend Jeff Hardy has revealed that he plans to join All Elite Wrestling. The 44-year-old was reportedly dismissed after he refused the company's help and offer of going to rehab late last year. 2Jeff Hardy was released by WWE back in DecemberCredit: WWE 2The star has now revealed he is heading to All Elite Wrestling Hardy was sent home from the WWE's tour after he suddenly left the ring and walked out through the crowd during an un-televised show in Texas. Now the former world champion appears to have confirmed his next move - and it will be joining brother Matt in AEW. Speaking to Jared Myers, Hardy said: “I’m going to AEW. I’m so excited… I’m so nervous and excited.” Hardy is currently under a 90-day non-compete clause that means he officially becomes a free agent on March 9. But before that date he is not allowed to compete in the ring for any other promotion. Hardy has been arrested in the past for alcohol and drug-related offences. Most read in WWE'AH BOOM' Brock Lesnar reveals crazy demand...
    RUSSIA has deployed 20 warships and an estimated 1,000 elite paratroopers close to Ukraine's border amid fears they could be used for a lightning strike on Kiev. Vladimir Putin has already massed 127,000 troops on the border amid fears a Russian invasion could trigger World War Three. 6Multiple naval ships have been deployed from Crimean ports 6Tarpaulin covered vehicles of Russia's elite airborne forcesCredit: East2West 6Russian airborne forces seen on a previous training exerciseCredit: Getty - Contributor Putin deployed 20 warships to the Black Sea Fleet from the Crimean ports of Sevastopol and Novorossiysk for the second time in three days. Sources suggest their latest war games involved frigates, patrol ships, missile boats and landing ships as concerns grow that a potential offensive could take place on multiple fronts. “The crews of the ships will conduct a number of exercises and training sessions on the organisation of communications, safe manoeuvring in areas with heavy navigation, and the organisation of air defence at sea," a Black Sea Fleet statement said. Elsewhere, The Kremlin has been beefing up its...
    CHELSEA are interested in signing Barcelona ace Sergino Dest, according to reports. But the Blues will have to battle Bayern Munich if they are to secure the American's signature. 2Sergino Dest could be set for a Barcelona exitCredit: Getty The German giants hold long-standing interest in the right-back dating back to before Barca splashed out £17.5million to sign him from Ajax in 2020. Given the Catalan giants' current financial woes they could go in again for Dest. But Chelsea could stand in their way. According to Bild, Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of the flying full-back. They add that the Blues could make a move for him this month. Dest, 21, can play on either flank and is comfortable as a wing-back. SCREEN ICON Bob Saget found dead just hours after performing at showICON LOST Betty White's cause of death revealed after screen legend passed away at 99SUDDEN LOSS How Bob Saget passed away at his Orlando hotelKILLER DEAD Robert Durst dies aged 78 while serving life sentence for killing pal FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN...
    Tom Cruise will ensure his next film project gets off to a smooth start after renting a luxury apartment that once served as former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill's war room.  The Hollywood star has suffered a series of delays while attempting to film Mission: Impossible 7 during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  But with work finally completed and the film scheduled for a 2022 release, Cruise, 59, is believed to be planning his eighth appearance as elusive spy Ethan Hunt, and has already found a place to stay when work begins in England next year.  Grand plans: Tom Cruise will ensure his next film project gets off to a smooth start after renting a luxury apartment that once served as former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill's war room The actor will stay in a newly converted apartment in London's Whitehall, where Churchill masterminded Britain's victory over Nazi Germany during World War II.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, 40, speaks on split... Rita Ora hugs a friend while enjoying pedicure at...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have brought the father of Timo Werner's girlfriend to the club as they reportedly plot a move to sign the Chelsea striker. The Red Devils have hired former RB Leipzig sports psychologist Sascha Lense with the German reuniting with Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford. 3Chelsea striker has been dating Paula Lense for the last four years after meeting during his time at RB LeipzigCredit: Getty 3Man Utd have hired sports psychologist Sascha Lense - dad of Werner's partner PaulaCredit: Alamy Werner, 25, has been dating Lense's daughter Paula since 2017 after meeting during his spell at Leipzig. The couple were introduced by Lense and have been an item for the last four years, with Paula moving to England after Werner joined the Blues last year. And according to recent reports, the ex-Schalke and Dynamo Dresden psychologist could have a say in helping convince United to bring the forward to the Theatre of Dreams. German news outlet Bild claims that Werner - along with Erland Haaland - is on Rangnick's radar as he looks to add firepower to...
    SALT Bae's bizarre new trick with a cigar has left baffled fans in a spin as he revealed he is plotting to create a new tobacco brand. Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe shared the strange clip of him fondling, sniffing and inspecting cigars before resting one on his top lip and rubbing it across his face. 3Salt Bae showed off his strange cigar trick to his Instagram followersCredit: Instagram 3The Turkish chef hinted he could bring out a tobacco brand sometime soonCredit: instagram The internet sensation hinted he may be planning a takeover of the tobacco industry by asking his followers what they think of him making his own cigar brand. The eccentric chef is seen in the short clip wearing a sharp pinstripe suit, a cream polar neck jumper and his signature gold-rimmed glasses. He rotates the cigar between his fingers before oddly stroking it across his face and inhaling its aroma while twitching his nostrils. Salt Bae is then seen carefully examining the contents of a brimming cigar box before repeating his weird trick. Cigar connoisseurs often sniff them...
    RALF RANGNICK plans a dinner date with Sir Alex Ferguson to thrash out how to drag Manchester United back to their feet. But the new Old Trafford gaffer admits there is no quick fix to turn his side into the “pressing monsters” he wants. 2Ralf Rangnick admits turning Man Utd's fortunes around will take timeCredit: Getty 2The German boss plans on a dinner date with Sir Alex FergusonCredit: PA Rangnick, who leads the team for the first time against Crystal Palace today, built his reputation on high-octane, all-action methods in Germany. But he knows it will take time to get his message across — and to learn how best to implement those methods alongside the United DNA their most famous manager helped to create. He said: “You have to be aware of what kind of players you have and where they stand. “I cannot ask things of them that they can’t deliver right now. I have to take them and accept where they currently are. “I cannot turn the players we have into the pressing monsters I want them...
    TYSON FURY is refusing to rule out fighting Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk early next year. The WBC heavyweight champ was due to defend his belt against Dillian Whyte but the pair's showdown is in major jeopardy due to the Body Snatcher's legal action against the governing body. 4Tyson Fury plans to defend his WBC heavyweight title in the springCredit: Reuters 4Dillian Whyte was due to face the Gypsy King but is now in a legal battle with the WBCCredit: Matchroom Boxing 4And Fury has refused to rule out facing Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk nextCredit: Reuters Fury, 33, is hellbent on returning to the action in the spring, so much so he's leaving all options on the table. Training partner David Nyika told Sky Sports: "He isn't ruling anything out, at the moment. "He's the king right now. So he can call the shots. "He is a massive draw and everybody wants to fight him." Kiwi Nyika insists Fury is already in shape to make the second defence of his WBC strap, saying: "He's always fit. "He has been...
    GIUSEPPE ROSSI is on trial with Serie B club SPAL, according to reports. The former Manchester United striker has been out of contract since being released by Real Salt Lake at the end of 2020. 2Giuseppe Rossi won 30 caps for ItalyCredit: EPA 2The forward played 14 times for Man UnitedCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Rossi, 34, played seven times for the MLS side in the 2020 season, scoring once. Prior to that brief stint he hadn't played since the 2017-18 season, when he represented Genoa in Serie A. Rossi's career has been blighted by serious injuries. But former Birmingham manager and current SPAL boss Pep Clotet has offered him a career lifeline. According to Corriere, he is training with the second tier side in a bid to prove his fitness. And should he do so, he could be given a contract. Most read in SoccerZLAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Zlatan says Ligue 1 is 'nothing' without him despite Messi & MbappeNOU LOOK How Barcelona could line up under Xavi reverting to Guardiola formationVideoON THE FENCE Watch hilarious moment Mourinho is caught managing...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been plotting his future poolside at his Albany mansion as it emerged he was responsible for signing a law that could trigger his own downfall.  The embattled governor was seen lounging by the pool at the executive mansion earlier this week with a large notepad as a woman believed to be his secretary Stephanie Benton typed away on a laptop. Cuomo has been in hiding at the executive mansion ever since New York Attorney General Letitia James released her damning report that found he had sexually harassed multiple women. The report, released Tuesday, concluded that Cuomo violated state and federal laws by sexually harassing at least 11 women - including nine state employees - and retaliating against one accuser.  The governor now faces a criminal investigation by the Albany County Sheriff's office after one of the women - who accused him of groping her breast at his executive mansion - filed a report with police.  Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said in a press conference Saturday the criminal investigation could lead to the governor's...
    CAMPBELL HATTON wants to revive his dad’s legendary travelling fanbase - with Ricky as ringleader. But only if he leaves the dad dancing at home! 5Unbeaten lightweight Campbell Hatton has won his first two professional bouts inside the ringCredit: Mark Robinson 5Campbell is hoping to revive his dad Ricky's legendary travelling fanbaseCredit: Getty On top of his world titles at super-light and welterweight, Manchester icon Ricky built a loyal support that followed him to Las Vegas on five occasions. Campbell, 20, has his third pro fight on Saturday against Pole Jakub Laskowski in promoter Eddie Hearn’s back garden in Essex. But he dreams of emulating his father’s jaunts abroad, as long as he does not repeat the dance moves he showed on his last Sin City trip to watch Tyson Fury. Campbell told SunSport: “I do want titles and achievements but I sometimes think my dad’s greatest achievement was his fanbase. “Despite all his world titles, that really stands out for me. “I would love both but how amazing is it to have that many people spending their hard-earned money...
    (CNN)Want to see President Joe Biden in person? Consider a move to Pennsylvania.That is where the President visited again Wednesday, his sixth visit to the commonwealth of his birth since taking office six months ago. He toured a Mack Trucks facility in the Lehigh Valley, met with local union members and received a briefing on the company's new electric dump truck."It's a nice area," Biden observed to one of the facility's employees as they walked alongside a cab assembly line. "It's almost heaven. I'm from Scranton." Biden proposes strengthening Buy American rules to boost US manufacturingBiden has embarked upon a relatively limited travel radius inside the United States as president, focusing his visits to states that can be visited in a day and don't require an overnight stay. Aside from Pennsylvania and Delaware, where he frequently spends weekends, Biden's top-visited states are Ohio and Michigan, each of which he's been to three times.Repeat visits to critical electoral battlegrounds aren't particularly surprising for a first-term president, even though Biden is not himself up for reelection for three years. All are short...
    MANCHESTER UNITED-BOUND Kieran Trippier is in talks to buy a £3million mansion — from England team-mate Raheem Sterling. The defender, 30, who is on the verge of a move to Old Trafford, has been chatting to Manchester City star Sterling about a possible deal for the luxury pad. 3Kieran Trippier is in talks with Raheem Sterling over buying his £3million mansionCredit: Getty 3Sterling has owned the Cheshire house since 2017Credit: PA Sterling, 26, bought the plush country pile with five acres of land and a wildlife pond in 2017. The five-bedroom 7,500-square foot home is nestled in a quiet Cheshire hamlet close to Knutsford and surrounded by farmland. Atletico Madrid star Trippier has been desperate to move to United after winning the LaLiga title in Spain last season. The ex-Tottenham man has told England team-mates he wants to return to his native North West if the opportunity arises. United have already had an opening bid for the England full-back knocked back. But they believe they are in the final stages of securing a deal worth £18m. A source said: “Kieran...
    VLADIMIR Putin could be heading for war with Ukraine as he plots a new land grab of the Donbass region, experts have warned. In an article published this week, Putin described Russians and Ukrainians as "one people" and said he has "become convinced" that Ukraine "does not need" Donbass. 3Putin has 'become increasingly convinced' Ukraine 'simply does not need' DonbassCredit: AFP 3Ukrainian forces taking part in drills after Russia deployed thousands of troops to the borderCredit: AFP The Russian leader's chilling remarks have prompted speculation he is now plotting new military action after thousands of troops were recently marched to the border of the disputed Ukrainian region. "I have become increasingly convinced that Kyiv simply doesnt need Donbass," Putin wrote in the article. "Because, firstly, the residents of these regions will never accept the rules they tried and are still trying to impose by force, blockade and threats." Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to rule out Russia taking over Donbass when asked if it would move to incorporate rebel-controlled areas of Ukraine's industrial heartland. "I would leave that question...
    RAFA BENITEZ is reportedly planning an audacious swoop to bring Kalidou Koulibaly to Everton this summer. The Toffees new gaffer has bumped the Napoli defender to the top of his transfer list, according to the Daily Mail. 1Benitez wants Koulibaly to marshal Everton's defence next seasonCredit: Getty Benitez sees him as the ideal replacement for want-away centre-back Yerry Mina and has urged the club's director of football Marcel Brands to get the deal done. The Spaniard initially brought the towering defensive rock to Serie A from Metz when he was Napoli boss in 2014. And although they only spent a year together before Benitez went on to manage Real Madrid, he's hoping the bond they built in that time can help seal the deal. Koulibaly helped Napoli keep 12 clean sheets in 26 games last season but the Serie A side will be open to listening to the right offer for him. His stellar performances have seen his value rocket to £89million in recent years but Napoli will take £35m for him at the moment, it is claimed. Their dramatic...
    MARIO BALOTELLI has completed his free transfer to Adana Demirspor as he plots a route back into the Italy fold. The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker, 30, was a free agent after his short-term contract at Serie B side Monza expired last month. ???? Ailemize Hoş Geldin! S U P E R M A R I O B A L O T E L L I #İkiDeli #Balotelli pic.twitter.com/UtQTJPKuH0— Adana Demirspor (@AdsKulubu) July 7, 2021 3Mario Balotelli has officially signed for Turkish Super Lig side Adana Demirspor But Balotelli still dreams of a return to Euro 2020 finalists Italy's squad. And he will begin his comeback with Super Lig newcomers Adana Demirspor. The Turkish side won the TFF First League on goal difference in 2020-21 to book their place in the top-flight after a 26-year absence. And Adana Demirspor have shown their ambition by signing the former AC Milan and Inter striker. They shared a welcome video on their official Twitter account, captioned: "Welcome to our family! SUPER MARIO BALOTELLI." Earlier this week, Adana Demirspor president Murat Sancak revealed...
    COMMENTATOR Clive Tyldesley perfectly summed up the crazy career trajectory of Martin Braithwaite. As Denmark lined up to face Belgium in the group stage, he said: “Martin Braithwaite, once of Middlesbrough, now at Barcelona. 5Denmark striker Martin Braithwaite is desperate to dump England out of Euro 2020Credit: EPA 5The star failed to impress during his time at MiddlesbroughCredit: Rex Features “His teammates were Jonny Howson and Britt Assombalonga, they’re now Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. “He finds it difficult enough to get a game now, although actually he spent as much time on Tony Pulis’ bench on Teesside as he does on Ronald Koeman’s in Catalonia.” In fact, he is one of eight players to have played for both Barca and Boro. Braithwaite, 30, is yet to score at the Euros but has never wanted for confidence and has England in his sights. Arriving at the Riverside for £9million from Toulouse in the summer of 2017, the forward compared himself to Boro’s Brazilian legend Juninho and said fans would be ‘in for a treat’. But instead of Samba flair it...
    PAULO FONSECA could reportedly bring three Roma players with him to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, if appointed by the North Londoners. The Portuguese has this week emerged as a leading candidate to replace his compatriot Jose Mourinho at Spurs. 4Paulo Fonseca could reunite with some of his former Roma playersCredit: AP 4Gianluca Mancini was a key man for Fonseca's RomaCredit: AP Tottenham acknowledge that they are in serious need of a refresh this summer. And Fonseca could call upon trusted lieutenants. According to La Repubblica, there are three Roma stars that he has a 'genuine passion for'. One of them is defender Gianluca Mancini. The Italian initially joined Roma on loan during the summer that Fonseca arrived from Shakhtar. And in their two seasons together, Mancini became integral to the playing out from the back that Fonseca demanded in Rome. In total Mancini, 25, has made 82 appearances for Roma, while winning six caps for the Azzurri. Fonseca is also a huge fan of creative midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. 4Lorenzo Pellegrini bagged 11 goals for Roma last seasonCredit: Getty - Contributor...
    JOSE MOURINHO looks set for a busy summer with the new Roma boss linked with dozens of big-name stars. The Special One, 58, was sacked by Tottenham in April but quickly returned to work with the Serie A giants. 2How Roma could line up if Mourinho lands his rumoured transfer targets this summer 2New Roma boss Jose Mourinho has been linked with a move for Eden HazardCredit: Reuters Mourinho will officially take charge at the Stadio Olimpico next month. But that hasn't stopped the Portuguese chief from getting a head start on his transfer moves. The ex-Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid chief has been linked with a host of Europe's top talent. And incredibly, Mourinho could take charge of a team made up entirely of former Premier League stars. Edin Dzeko, Chris Smalling, Davide Santon, Pedro and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are already on the books of Roma. They played for Manchester City, United, Newcastle, Chelsea and Arsenal respectively earlier in their careers. But of the possible new arrivals, most-notably the new Roma chief is believed to be monitoring Eden Hazard's...
    PEP GUARDIOLA has opened the door to signing Harry Kane by admitting: I’d love a 30-goal-a-year hitman. His Manchester City are favourites to land the £150million-rated Tottenham centre-forward, who wants to leave this summer. 3Pep Guardiola has admitted he'd love a 30-goals-a-year striker like Kane at Man CityCredit: PA 3Man City chief Pep Guardiola has opened the door to a summer move for Harry KaneCredit: PA Kane gave a huge hint that the Etihad would be his chosen destination when he admitted Kevin De Bruyne is the one man he would love to play alongside. And Guardiola said: “I’d love to have a striker who got 50 goals a season honestly but I don’t like to put all the pressure on one player. “At Barcelona Lionel Messi, every season since he was born, scored 50 a season. “Thierry Henry scored a lot in the first season, Samuel Eto’o scored a lot - what a striker. “When you are to win titles, especially the Premier League, with just one guy you won’t win it. “You need more and the statistics speak for themselves....
    FORMER President Donald Trump will hold three rallies in the upcoming months to rejoin the political arena. The rallies will be his first major appearances since the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. He skipped President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. 2Trump's upcoming rallies will be his first major appearances since the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6Credit: Getty An adviser close to the former president said Trump will hold two rallies in June, with a possible third rally just before Independence Day in July. “The president is anxious to get back out on the trail, and we are getting a lot of offers and invitations from both candidates and political causes in different areas,” the adviser said. The former president's team is reportedly in the process of selecting two venues from four possible locations, according to the Daily Mail. Trump has already thrown his support behind a few candidates in the 2022 midterms, specifically Republican challengers to conservatives who did not support his election fraud claims, such as Liz Cheney. 2Trump...
    20 of the best concert films of all time How Much a Road Trip Mishap Will Cost You Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal can learn from the seasons of European exile endured by Liverpool and Chelsea as he bids to revive his faltering project in north London. © Provided by CBS Sports Elimination from the Europa League semifinals by Villarreal on Thursday night means the Gunners are almost certain to miss out on European football for the first time since the 1995-96 season. Their only hope lies in a dramatic late scrabble up the Premier League table. Currently ninth in the Premier League table, they are five points behind Liverpool in seventh -- good for a place in the inaugural season of the Europa Conference League -- having played a game more than those around them. A four-game sprint begins with the visit of West Bromwich Albion to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday but Arteta, who retains the support of the club hierarchy, is already setting his eyes to next season. Having no European football to offer to fans will...
    FLOYD MAYWEATHER paved the way for an astonishing crossover event with MMA pioneers Dana White and Nobuyuki Sakakibara. The boxing legend set up a meeting 15 years in the making as he reunited promoters White and Sakakibara in his Las Vegas mansion. 4Nobuyuki Sakakibara, Dana White and Floyd MayweatherCredit: Twitter 4Tenshin Nasukawa was beaten by Floyd Mayweather in 2018Credit: AFP There, the boxing and MMA icons discussed working together on a crossover event alongside other 'entertainment kingpins'. Sakakibara, CEO of Japanese promotion RIZIN, told SunSport: "Dana and I go way back to when I was the CEO of PRIDE. "Seeing Dana face to face again was one of the things on my bucket list after I got back into this business. "I would love to do a RIZIN event in Vegas in the future and my goal still is to try to get all organisations to work with each other to take the sport to the next step. "On top of that I have been working on putting together a chain of alliances from...
    TYSON FURY showed off his lean physique in Las Vegas as he plots a path to beat Anthony Joshua. The WBC champion is training out in America with head coach Javan 'Sugarhill' Steward. 3Head coach Javan 'Sugarhill' Steward with Tyson Fury 3Tyson Fury training with Josh Taylor But he has also linked up with Josh Taylor, who fights Jose Ramirez next month in a super-lightweight undisputed title decider. And Fury is spending time with close friend Billy Joe Saunders, ahead of his May 8 super-middleweight unification with Canelo Alvarez. The Gypsy King will be in full support for his old pal Saunders and will watch ringside his attempt to dethrone boxing's No1 star. Fury captioned a picture of them together: "Strategically planning the downfall of the boxing world in the middleweights and the heavyweight division." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tyson Fury (@gypsyking101) Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, signed to fight in March but promoters were left to finalise a date and venue. Saudi Arabia, where AJ beat Andy Ruiz...
    SODIQ YUSUFF has drawn huge inspiration from the recent success of African fighters in the UFC as he plots his way up the featherweight ranks. In the last two years, the promotion has crowned THREE African champions - sparking a boom of interest in MMA on the continent. 7Kamaru Usman (R) and Israel Adesanya (L) were the first two Africans to hold UFC goldCredit: Getty 7Francis Ngannou became the continent's third title holder last month at UFC 260Credit: Getty 7Sodiq Yusuff has drawn great inspiration from Usman, Adesanya and NgannouCredit: Getty The Nigerian Nightmare Kamaru Usman became the promotion's first African-born champion in March 2019 when he dethroned former dominant welterweight king Tyron Woodley. And just a few months later, Nigerian-born Kiwi Israel Adesanya would follow in his countryman's footsteps by claiming middleweight gold. Cameroon's Francis Ngannou became the continent's third UFC titleholder late last month with a vicious second-round KO victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. The rise of African talent to the top of the mixed martial arts world has spurred on Nigerian-American Yusuff, who told SunSport:...
    AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES is reportedly planning to QUIT Arsenal when he returns from his West Brom loan this summer. The Telegraph claims that Maitland-Niles, 23, is ready to leave the Gunners having joined them aged just SIX years old in 2003. 2Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to quit Arsenal this summer once his West Brom loan endsCredit: Getty The versatile ace has clocked up 121 games for Arsenal, playing as both a central midfielder and a wing-back. But with just two years left on his contract, and with the Londoners apparently unprepared to offer fresh terms, Maitland-Niles will seek an exit at the end of the season. Arsenal rejected a £20million bid from Wolves at the start of the campaign as Maitland-Niles became part of Gareth Southgate’s England plans. However, a lack of opportunities at the Emirates saw Maitland-Niles eventually join West Brom on loan in January. And with just six games under his belt for the relegation-threatened Baggies, Maitland-Niles may have blown his chances of making the England squad for the Euros. The ace is now ready to move on for...
    DUSTIN POIRIER insists his trilogy fight with Conor McGregor is far from a forgone conclusion. A rubber match between the former featherweight rivals in the works for the summer following Poirier's stunning KO victory over The Notorious at UFC 257. 5Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor at UFC 257Credit: Getty 5Dustin Poirier insists his trilogy fight with Conor McGregor is not a foregone conclusionCredit: Getty McGregor, 32, has vowed to learn from his mistakes in his ill-fated rematch with the former interim lightweight champion, who brutalised his lead leg with crippling calf kicks. And Poirier believes the Irishman will stay true to his word ahead of their third clash. When asked if he believes he has the Dubliner's number, Poirier told UFC commentator Joe Rogan: "It's fighting, man. "I don't think you ever really have [someone's number]. "He'll make adjustments and it'll be a completely different fight. "Like the first one and the second was different, the third one is gonna be different as well." NEW CUSTOMER OFFER: GET £20 IN FREE BETS WITH BETFAIR 5 Fan favourite Poirier,...
    Former President Donald Trump may return to social media as early as this spring, Trump adviser Jason Miller told Mediaite on The Interview podcast. “I do think we’re probably not that far off from seeing President Trump return to social media,” Miller said. “And I’ve said before that there are ongoing conversations with both existing social media platforms, and also potentially with some brand new platforms.” “I would expect that by the end of spring, we will see President Trump back on social media, and I think it’ll be in some new platforms that maybe you haven’t seen before,” Miller said. “And it will be a tectonic plate shift in the world of social media because anything that he touches is going to be big. So I think there’s going to be some excitement on that front.” Trump was suspended or banned from platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in January, kicking off his search for a new platform. Stakeholders in Parler, which bills itself as an alternative to Twitter, reportedly offered to grant an ownership stake to the Trump...
    Celebrities whove been diagnosed with cancer 5 Strategies for Tax Planning Now and in Retirement Fulham manager Scott Parker believes his relegation-threatened team can win "any game" as he plots a Premier League great escape, with fellow strugglers Sheffield United the next team in his sights. © CARL RECINE Fulham manager Scott Parker Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United appeared to be cut adrift but a win on Saturday would take Parker's men to within three points of 17th-placed Newcastle. Steve Bruce's Newcastle face a daunting trip to Manchester United the following day, having won just three games on the road all season. Fulham have a win and two draws from their past three matches, including an impressive 2-0 victory against Everton and Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Burnley. "It's a massive game for us now," Parker said, referring to the Sheffield United match. "The gap (to Newcastle) was 10 points, it's now six. Video: Extended highlights: Burnley 1, Fulham 1 (NBC Sports) Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad "It's going in the right direction and...
    Donald Trump is reportedly moving forward with his plans to create a 'Patriot Party' to put pressure on Republicans who oppose him and attempt to head off conviction in his second Senate impeachment trial. Trump has told people that the third-party threat gives him leverage to prevent Republican senators from voting to convict him during the Senate trial next month, people in his orbit told the Washington Post. Since President Joe Biden took office, Trump has been ensconced at Mar-a-Lago, remaining publicly cryptic about his plans except to tell a reporter on Friday: 'We'll do something, but not just yet.'  But behind closed doors, Trump is already drafting an enemies list of Republicans who opposed his baseless claims of election fraud, instructing aids to prepare primary challenges against them, sources told the Post. Donald Trump is reportedly moving forward with his plans to create a 'Patriot Party' to put pressure on Republicans who oppose him and attempt to head off conviction in his second Senate impeachment trial. He was seen playing golf at West Palm Beach International Golf Course on...
    KEITH THURMAN has promised he still has 'a lot more to do' in his career as plots a path back to welterweight redemption in 2021. The former unified champion has been plagued with injury of late and has not been seen since losing to Manny Pacquiao in July 2019. 6Keith Thurman has promised he still has 'a lot more to do' in his careerCredit: Getty Images - Getty But after a successful operation on his left hand, and 18 months of food for thought, Thurman is hungry to remind fans the best is yet to come. He told SunSport: "People who know Keith Thurman know I'm one of the most exciting welterweights in the division - I don't think anything has changed that. "I do believe my best performances are to come, I've had good performances in the past but the best performance of my career hasn't happened yet. "That's what I'm trying to manifest, greatness within myself, no matter who they put in the ring. "One Time has a lot more to do."   When Thurman beat...
    Convicted murderer seeks Trump clemency, citing jurors regret for death penalty Romaine lettuce recalled after possible E. coli contamination Kevin Holland reveals key weapon as he plots victory over Jack Hermansson Kevin Holland may be entering the biggest fight of his career, but he’s not short on confidence. © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Kevin Holland punches Darren Stewart of England in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC) With Darren Till ruled out, Holland (20-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) has agreed to step in to face Jack Hermansson in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Dec. 5, for an opportunity to catapult himself up the middleweight rankings. Holland has an array of finishes on his resume and, since joining the UFC roster in August 2018, few have been able to hang with him on the feet. “Trailblazer” said he expects his striking arsenal to be a big factor against Hermansson (21-5 MMA, 8-3 MMA). “The...
    PRINCE Andrew is making secret visits to see the Queen under cover of darkness as he plots a return to public duty. His latest night-time trip to Windsor Castle took place last Tuesday. 6Prince Andrew has been making secret visits to the Queen Credit: PA:Press Association 6They have been having Covid-secure meetings about his return to public duty The scandal-hit prince is said to be confident he will be cleared of any wrongdoing over his links to dead paedo pal Jeffrey Epstein and is arranging a comeback. Andy, 60, held a Covid-secure meeting with the Queen, 94, last week, arriving after dark. One insider said: “This looked like a deliberate attempt not to be seen.” He quit senior royal duties last November after his “car crash” Newsnight interview. Most read in News'SLEEPY JOE'Presidential hopeful Joe Biden is 'too old for the job', says British cousinExclusiveLOCKDOWN LOOMSBritain faces month-long national lockdown NEXT WEEK despite R rate fallingLatestGRIM MILESTONEUK passes 1MILLION cases as 21,915 more people test positive and 326 dieLOCKDOWN KILLINGFarmer killed mum & himself after 'worrying about animals during...
    Reuters/Toby Melville Just as is the case for ex-American presidents, it’s rare for former British prime ministers to criticize their successors—and rarer still for them all to argue for the same side. But, as in the U.S., convention has been forced aside by a wildly unpredictable office-bearer who has repeatedly refused to govern within the normal rules. As of Monday, all five living ex-prime ministers had created the poshest gang imaginable and teamed up against the incumbent, Boris Johnson, as he steamed ahead with his plan to break international law to push through his controversial Brexit vision. Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, and John Major—three ex-rulers from the Conservative party and two from the Labour party, who span the last three decades of British history—have hit out at Johnson’s attempt to toss aside the Brexit withdrawal agreement he struck with the European Union last year. The prime minister is also being met with growing rebellion among his current crop of Conservative lawmakers, but still appears to have enough support to see the bill through a vote...
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