MIKE KEEGAN: The former technical director of British Cycling has been accused of misleading a parliamentary committee by denying any knowledge of doping in cycling.
Man United know just one point will see them through to the knockout stage of the Champions League, but face two tough remaining fixtures against Paris Saint Germain and RB Leipzig.
Erling Haaland grabbed the headlines once again on Tuesday after netting twice during Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 victory over Club Brugge in the Champions League.
The Chelsea and Germany international striker missed a sitter for the second consecutive Chelsea game in a row in the Blues’ Champions League tie against Rennes.
DAVID LLOYD: If 1,000 fans are permitted back in grounds next week, I will not be among the number. Why? Because I am 73, and therefore in the vulnerable group according to the experts.
EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: Sportsmail understands Southgate held talks with the 17-year-old, who currently plays for England Under 21s, at St George’s Park during the recent international break.
Clubs preparing for a return to action in front of their own fans are also braced to make a loss on the matches they are about to stage and they are desperate for a route map to bigger crowds.
RACHEL BROWN-FINNIS – EX-LIVERPOOL AND ENGLAND GOALKEEPER: I am very conscious that I have a neurological condition – epilepsy – which started when I was 17.
City and Guardiola went soul-searching after the galling 3-1 quarter-final defeat by Lyon in August, but this year the Spaniard feels City can finally end their hoodoo on the biggest stage of all.
The defender has had a tough start to life at the Italian club since his permanent transfer from Manchester United on deadline day and has managed just four appearances.
Jurgen Klopp has promised Taki Minamino his time at Liverpool will arrive but he outlined the challenge he faces to become a regular starter.
This season City have not been on song domestically and there is a sense around the team that they are relying too heavily on individualism. All this can be traced back to Frenkie de Jong’s failed move.
LAWRENCE BOOTH: England plan to resist swapping big guns Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes in the batting order with Chris Silverwood suggesting the pair will remain in their current roles for the team.
The sport’s international nature has made the Covid crisis especially challenging, and its cultural diversity means that not everyone may be happy with taking a jab.
Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Wednesday’s meetings at Wetherby, Lingfield, Kempton and Hereford.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY NIK SIMON: It was a try against Ireland in 1990 that took the winger to the top of the charts. He overtook fellow RAF pilot Cyril Lowe, who had held the record for 69 years.
Preston crashed to their sixth home defeat of the season with Blackburn taking advantage of Joe Rafferty’s 44th-minute red card to claim a 3-0 victory on Tuesday evening.
The 35-year-old is in the final year of his current deal at Real and will be able to negotiate a move away from the Bernabeu in January. However, the Croatian midfielder wants to extend his stay.
EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS FOY: Jones’s side are due to visit North America at the end of this season, at the same time as a number of their leading players are in South Africa with the Lions.
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES AND SAMI MOKBEL: Clubs have been told they will be forced to choose between operating as indoor or outdoor venues when lockdown restrictions end.
The Worlds End has been switched to Olly Murphy’s stable after owner Max McNeill ended his association with trainer Tom George.
Neuroscientist Dr Michael Grey, from the University of East Anglia, is leading a project which is monitoring retired players for early signs of the disease and believes female players may be at greater risk.
EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: Chris Sutton, who the PFA wanted on their dementia taskforce, said he had now decided the planned group was just a ‘time-buying, PR exercise’.
Bruno Fernandes’s wonderful opening goal for Manchester United against Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday night was described as ‘Paul Scholes-esque’ by BT Sport pundits.
The midfielder was making only his fifth start of the season after joining the club in a £40million deal in the summer but impressed in a deeper role alongside Fred.
While Wales under Wayne Pivac have been underwhelming, only beating Italy and Georgia in eight Tests, England have lost just once since the World Cup.
United have endured a very slow start to the new campaign, sitting 10th in the Premier League with 13 points from eight matches after just about scraping past lowly West Brom on the weekend.
The goal comes after Giroud has once again found himself on the fringes of Lampard’s plans, leaving him to think about a move away from Stamford Bridge in January.
The result left Europa League holders Sevilla second in the group on 10 points from four games, behind leaders Chelsea on goal difference and nine ahead of Krasnodar and Rennes.
League leaders Norwich survived a late scare as a Teemu Pukki double added to Emi Buendia’s opener to help Daniel Farke’s men to a 3-2 win.
O’Brien and partner Sally Randell only moved into Ravenswell Farm last November but they ended the season with a career-best 63 wins.
CHRIS WHEELER AT OLD TRAFFORD: On the one hand, this was a thoroughly deserved win for United. On the other, it was a reminder of just how wretched they were in Istanbul three weeks ago.
Paris Saint-Germain headed into Tuesday’s European encounter three points behind RB Leipzig and Manchester United in their group with three matches to spare.
The Chelsea manager was full of praise for Mason Mount in the Blues 2-1 Champions League win over Rennes on Tuesday and has called for criticism of the 21-year-old midfielder to stop.
ALVISE CAGNAZZO IN ITALY: Napoli were humbled 3-1 against AC Milan and reports in Italy soon emerged that strong words were exchanged between players and coach.
PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: There is a sense in San Sebastian that the best is yet to come from Januzaj, who was once the player five different nations, including England, were fighting over.
JAMES AYLES AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: The opener came after just three minutes and a second-half penalty sealed the points but the hosts could have scored more.
Alvaro Morata has broken the hearts of Ferencvaros after the Spaniard came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner to send Juventus into the Champions League knockout stages.
PETE JENSON: No Lionel Messi, no problem – Martin Braithwaite assisted one and scored two as Barcelona qualified for the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over Dynamo Kiev.
Despite being two world-class talents, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are yet to truly gel together on the pitch since the latter joined the club in a £107m deal from Atletico Madrid in July 2019.
Wednesday’s clash between Milan and Madrid is of particular importance. Madrid and Inter find themselves sitting third and fourth respectively in group B – meaning both teams will need to win.
Tuesday night sees a chance of revenge for Manchester United when they welcome Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League. So what can the hosts do to avoid a repeat defeat?
Mendy has earned praise from manager Frank Lampard for settling in at Chelsea so quickly, but Green believes the players in front of him deserve their share of the credit as well.
Pepe, who was the target of vile online racist abuse following his sending off at Leeds, issued an apology on social media on Monday and Xhaka commenting urging him to ‘come back stronger’.
Klopp has been irritated by discussion over Firmino’s place and has never considered taking him out of his team, despite having netted only once prior to his goal against Leicester at the weekend.
Messi, who has been at Barca for the entirety of his professional career, looks set to leave at the end of the season upon the expiration of his contract with Manchester City the favourites.
Faletau had a medial knee ligament strain and Navidi has not played since August after suffering a concussion. But both are back in full contact training ahead of the Autumn Nations Cup clash.
The England international midfielder is accused of driving without due care and attention on the M42, the A446 and on Bodymoor Heath Road on October 18.
Spurs put Manchester City to the sword on Saturday, and Mourinho posted a picture of himself and Sergio Reguilon next to the giant joint of meat, suggesting it was a reward for the left-back’s display.
Dominici earned 67 caps for Les Bleus and played a starring role in the 1999 World Cup side which famously stunned the All Blacks in the semi-finals before losing to Australia.