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Heavily-pregnant cycling star Jess Varnish arrives with BMX fiancee for landmark employment tribunal

Heavily-pregnant cycling star Jess Varnish arrives with BMX fiancee for landmark employment tribunal

Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish arrived at Alexandra House in Manchester on Tuesday morning for her landmark employment tribunal hearing against UK Sport and British Cycling.

'He is an incredible person': Pep Guardiola hails Raheem Sterling

'He is an incredible person': Pep Guardiola hails Raheem Sterling

Sterling was abused by Chelsea fans during City's 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, telling police that he had heard racist insults. He issued a statement on Sunday saying he 'had to laugh'.

Mel Reid admits she hid her sexuality fearing she would lose sponsors as she comes out as gay

Mel Reid admits she hid her sexuality fearing she would lose sponsors as she comes out as gay

Reid, whose most recent victory came at the Victorian Open in Australia back in 2017, has claimed she 'protected' her sexuality because she felt it would be detrimental.

Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate UEFA’s Ultimate Team of the Year

Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate UEFA’s Ultimate Team of the Year

UEFA has unveiled its Ultimate Team of the Year featuring six Barcelona players, three Real Madrid stars - but only one Englishman. Steven Gerrard is the sole representative.

World Rugby player of the year Johnny Sexton agrees two-year contract extension with Leinster

World Rugby player of the year Johnny Sexton agrees two-year contract extension with Leinster

Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton has signed a contract extension with the Irish Rugby Football Union until the end of the 2020/21 season. Sexton will likely see out his career with his club.

Manchester City star Sterling explains why he has started to speak out 'racist abuse'

Manchester City star Sterling explains why he has started to speak out 'racist abuse'

Chelsea have suspended four people from attending matches following allegations that racist abuse was directed towards the Manchester City forward at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Mertens mocks Anfield sign ahead of Liverpool Champions League clash

Mertens mocks Anfield sign ahead of Liverpool Champions League clash

The sign has been part of the Anfield furniture for years and Liverpool stars touch it on their way on to the pitch for good luck. 'I came through the tunnel and I asked, "Where is the thing?" Mertens said.

Sam Burgess and wife Phoebe announce birth of second child William

Sam Burgess and wife Phoebe announce birth of second child William

Sam Burgess and wife Phoebe have announced the birth of their second child William 'Billy' Mark Burgess on Sunday. He is the couple's second child after daughter Poppy.

Cristiano Ronaldo posts picture of his son posing with trophy he won with Juventus U9s

Cristiano Ronaldo posts picture of his son posing with trophy he won with Juventus U9s

Cristiano Ronaldo may only just have started his Juventus career, but it looks like his son could soon be following in his footsteps. The Portuguese posted a photo of his child, Cristiano Jr, with a trophy.

Mason Greenwood and James Garner train with Manchester United squad

Mason Greenwood and James Garner train with Manchester United squad

Manchester United youngsters Mason Greenwood and James Garner have trained with the senior squad on Tuesday ahead of the Champions League clash against Valencia.

Barcelona legend Rivaldo urges Ousmane Dembele to take responsibility

Barcelona legend Rivaldo urges Ousmane Dembele to take responsibility

He cost the club £96million when he joined from Borussia Dortmund in August 2017, and Rivaldo admits he is disappointed at the situation, as he feels Dembele could be an important player.

Virgil van Dijk posts video of moment he found out Liverpool team-mate Joe Gomez had signed new deal

Virgil van Dijk posts video of moment he found out Liverpool team-mate Joe Gomez had signed new deal

Virgil van Dijk took to Twitter to praise his defensive partner Joe Gomez for signing a new contract at Liverpool. England defender Gomez agreed a new five-and-a-half year deal.

Liverpool 'weigh-up move for £15m-rated Brighton playmaker Pascal Gross'

Liverpool 'weigh-up move for £15m-rated Brighton playmaker Pascal Gross'

Pascal Gross joined the Seagulls for just £3million from Bundesliga outfit Ingolstadt in the summer of 2017 and quickly established himself in Chris Hughton's first XI.

Zinedine Zidane reunites with World Cup team-mates as France's 1998 Champions meet for dinner

Zinedine Zidane reunites with World Cup team-mates as France's 1998 Champions meet for dinner

Zinedine Zidane was the undoubted star of that side, scoring twice in the final, and he has shared an intimate picture of some of that 1998 vintage enjoying a reunion dinner.

Stop Messi, target youngsters and deal with Dembele… how Tottenham can beat Barcelona

Stop Messi, target youngsters and deal with Dembele… how Tottenham can beat Barcelona

PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: There is a twist to the how to beat Barcelona story this time round for Tottenham. This is not a last-16 Champions League tie with the opposition at full strength.

Irish sports star ‘raped woman in a Dublin hotel yesterday morning’

Irish sports star ‘raped woman in a Dublin hotel yesterday morning’

It is believed a woman in her 20s was out socialising with a group of friends in Dublin, before going on to a hotel in the city centre. The attack is alleged to have taken place between midnight and 2am.

Kane gets in the festive spirit by topping his Christmas tree with golden boot

Kane gets in the festive spirit by topping his Christmas tree with golden boot

Harry Kane may be getting into the festive spirit ahead of Christmas - but goal-scoring is never far from the striker's mind. Kane earned the golden boot at this year's World Cup in Russia.

Eden Hazard and Chelsea stars surprise young fans at Christmas party

Eden Hazard and Chelsea stars surprise young fans at Christmas party

Young Chelsea fans were given a day to remember when they were invited to a special Christmas party featuring some of the club's top stars.

Paul Pogba trains under the watchful eye of Jose Mourinho ahead of Valencia recall

Paul Pogba trains under the watchful eye of Jose Mourinho ahead of Valencia recall

The United boss talked up his star man at the weekend, and will be hoping he can fire the team to glory away at Valencia on Wednesday night in the Champions League.

PSG star Kylian Mbappe hails his partnership with Neymar

PSG star Kylian Mbappe hails his partnership with Neymar

The duo form two-thirds of an exceptional attacking trio, that also includes Edinson Cavani, that has seen Thomas Tuchel's side go 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 already.

European Cup winner Richard Money appointed manager of National League side Hartlepool United

European Cup winner Richard Money appointed manager of National League side Hartlepool United

The 63-year-old, a European Cup winner with Liverpool as a player, replaces Matthew Bates, who lost his job a fortnight ago. Money has enjoyed managerial success with Walsall and Cambridge.

Chelsea fan who 'abused Sterling' says he called him a MANC c***

Chelsea fan who 'abused Sterling' says he called him a MANC c***

Colin Wing, 60, from Beckenham, has apologised after being identified screaming at Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. He says he called him a 'Manc c***'.

Real Madrid joke in training ahead of CSKA Moscow dead rubber as they look to turnaround season 

Real Madrid joke in training ahead of CSKA Moscow dead rubber as they look to turnaround season 

Real Madrid's stars were in the mood to joke around as they coasted through training on Tuesday morning ahead of their Champions League dead rubber tie against CSKA Moscow.

Big Bash League tosses away 'heads or tails' call in favour of 'hills or flats' with bat flip

Big Bash League tosses away 'heads or tails' call in favour of 'hills or flats' with bat flip

The choice 'heads or tails' will be replaced by 'hills or flats' in the forthcoming competition as a specially-designed bat is chucked in the air in place of the traditional cricket coin toss.

FIFA Club World Cup 2018 preview: Real Madrid favourites to claim third straight title

FIFA Club World Cup 2018 preview: Real Madrid favourites to claim third straight title

Real Madrid will be aiming to complete a hat-trick of FIFA Club World Cup triumphs when the competition gets underway in the United Arab Emirates this week.

Andres Iniesta greets Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba and former team-mates back at Barcelona

Andres Iniesta greets Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba and former team-mates back at Barcelona

Andres Iniesta enjoyed a visit to see his old team-mates at Barcelona and documented the trip on Instagram. He is clearly still held in high esteem at the club where he made his name.

Kante explains humble attitude as Chelsea star targets more 'exceptional moments'

Kante explains humble attitude as Chelsea star targets more 'exceptional moments'

The influential midfielder has had an incredible few seasons, winning the Premier League with Leicester and then Chelsea, before securing a World Cup triumph with France in the summer.

Manchester United tell Paul Pogba he is staying put in January

Manchester United tell Paul Pogba he is staying put in January

Manchester United have no intention of selling Paul Pogba in the January transfer window despite the club's record £89million signing falling out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil pays tribute to young supporter after making his dreams come true

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil pays tribute to young supporter after making his dreams come true

Mesut Ozil has paid tribute to the young supporter who he sat next to ahead of Arsenal's win over Huddersfield on Saturday. 'Thanks for stopping by,' Ozil said to Eren on Instagram.

What Liverpool and Tottenham must do to qualify for Champions League last 16

What Liverpool and Tottenham must do to qualify for Champions League last 16

Liverpool and Tottenham both face decisive Champions League fixtures on Tuesday night as they bid to make it through to the knockout stages of the competition.

Of English visitors to Barcelona's Nou Camp, only Liverpool have won

Of English visitors to Barcelona's Nou Camp, only Liverpool have won

On paper, Tottenham's Champions League future this season is simple and in their own hands - win, and they reach the last 16. They could even go through with a draw or a defeat.

Thierry Henry glares at Loic Badiashile as Monaco youngster forgets to tuck in his chair

Thierry Henry glares at Loic Badiashile as Monaco youngster forgets to tuck in his chair

In his days as a Sky Sports pundit, Thierry Henry had a reputation as the joker - but that persona seems long gone following his step into the world of management at Monaco.

Thousands celebrate in the streets as Atlanta United bring home MLS Cup

Thousands celebrate in the streets as Atlanta United bring home MLS Cup

Thousands of jubilant Atlanta United supporters packed the city's streets to cheer their heroes as an open-top bus parade marked their MLS Cup triumph.

Carlo Ancelotti has evolved Sarriball at Napoli - he has Liverpool and the knockout stages in sight 

Carlo Ancelotti has evolved Sarriball at Napoli - he has Liverpool and the knockout stages in sight 

SHERIDAN BIRD IN ITALY: Not all revolutions or successions are bloody and traumatic. The best ones are a series of tweaks alongside preservation of what the previous regime did well.

Lucas Digne would've swapped his Everton goal for a victory vs Watford

Lucas Digne would've swapped his Everton goal for a victory vs Watford

Lucas Digne was delighted to get off the mark for his new club - especially after assuming free-kick duties from top scorer Richarlison - but would have traded a maiden goal for three points.

Tottenham facing another delay to the opening of new £1bn stadium

Tottenham facing another delay to the opening of new £1bn stadium

Tottenham had been hoping to finally open their new stadium against Manchester United on January 13 but that is now in doubt after problems with organising a test event on December 30.

La Liga to continue with plans to play matches in the US despite Barcelona withdrawal

La Liga to continue with plans to play matches in the US despite Barcelona withdrawal

La Liga has pledged to persevere with a long-term strategy of taking games outside of Spain after immediate plans to play Barcelona's January match against Girona in Miami were derailed.

Jorge Mendes 'trying to secure Wolves' Ruben Neves a move to Juventus'

Jorge Mendes 'trying to secure Wolves' Ruben Neves a move to Juventus'

Mendes, who has been influential in helping the newly-promoted side rise to the top half of the Premier League table, represents the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa.

Manchester United and Tottenham eye Romania starlet Dennis Man

Manchester United and Tottenham eye Romania starlet Dennis Man

Dennis Man, who plays as an attacking midfielder, has scored seven goals in 23 appearances for FCSB in his homeland this season. He has also attracted interest from Roma and Fenerbahce.

Gracia bemoans lack of VAR after Watford's dramatic draw with Everton

Gracia bemoans lack of VAR after Watford's dramatic draw with Everton

After Richarlison's opener stood despite Theo Walcott touched the ball from an offside position, Everton's Yerry Mina avoided a second yellow card for a coming together with Isaac Success.

Transfer news LIVE – Latest Premier League and European club deals and negotiations

Transfer news LIVE – Latest Premier League and European club deals and negotiations

As the clock ticks down to Christmas, that means only one thing for clubs in the Premier League and Europe: the January transfer window is just around the corner. Join Sportsmail for live updates.

Gary Neville says Raheem Sterling asked him for advice on handling criticism during Euro 2016

Gary Neville says Raheem Sterling asked him for advice on handling criticism during Euro 2016

Gary Neville on Monday night claimed white players are given an easier ride than black players by the media when they make it into the England squad.

Chelsea suspend four supporters after identifying man who appeared to racially abuse Sterling

Chelsea suspend four supporters after identifying man who appeared to racially abuse Sterling

Chelsea have suspended four people from attending matches following allegations that Raheem Sterling was racially abused at Stamford Bridge.

LeBron James inspires LA Lakers to 108-105 victory over Miami Heat

LeBron James inspires LA Lakers to 108-105 victory over Miami Heat

LeBron James scored 28 points and the LA Lakers survived Dwyane Wade's 15-point performance in the second half of the superstars' probable final on-court meeting for a 108-105 victory over Miami.

Anthony Joshua WILL be ringside for Dillian Whyte's rematch with Dereck Chisora

Anthony Joshua WILL be ringside for Dillian Whyte's rematch with Dereck Chisora

Joshua will be among those watching at the O2 Arena, with Hearn also confirming on Monday that undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk and unbeaten American Jarrell Miller will be there.

Liverpool cannot fear conceding in do-or-die clash with Napoli - Klopp

Liverpool cannot fear conceding in do-or-die clash with Napoli - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his side go into their must-win Champions League encounter at home to Napoli not fearful of conceding but well aware of the implications.

Pochettino not buoyed by Barcelona changes for Champions League clash

Pochettino not buoyed by Barcelona changes for Champions League clash

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is not going to pay too much attention to Barcelona's teamsheet ahead of their do-or-die Champions League game at the Nou Camp.

Eddie Jones' successor? I'll talk to the Irish... Stuart Lancaster cool on return to Twickenham

Eddie Jones' successor? I'll talk to the Irish... Stuart Lancaster cool on return to Twickenham

Stuart Lancaster Lancaster slammed the door shut on a return to England - but left it open for an Irish reunion with Andy Farrell. He has excelled at Leinster.

Carragher mocks Neville for selecting Pogba in Liverpool-Man United XI

Carragher mocks Neville for selecting Pogba in Liverpool-Man United XI

Jamie Carragher was left in hysterics on Monday Night Football as Gary Neville selected Paul Pogba as a holding midfielder in his Liverpool-Manchester United combined XI.

Fan leaders furious with FA Cup third round fixture scheduling

Fan leaders furious with FA Cup third round fixture scheduling

The Football Association have been hit by a storm of criticism after it was revealed that only 10 of the 32 FA Cup third round ties will be played at 3pm on a Saturday.

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