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Cristiano Ronaldo has been asked by Nike to withdraw a line of trainers from his recently launched footwear collection because they competed directly with the American sportswear giant.
The new broom sweeping through English cricket could result in some of the most radical changes in the history of the game. New ECB chairman Colin Graves is leading the discussion for the changes.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has opened up about his management style, using the analogy of making a suit to measure to describe his role, whilst suggesting being a coach in England is ‘paradise’.
Tottenham will stay an extra 24 hours in Italy following Thursday's Europa League last 32 second-leg clash against Fiorentina to help prepare for Sunday's Capital One Cup final with Chelsea.
World No 1 Novak Djokovic took just 61 minutes to brush aside Andrey Golubev and reach the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and Iker Casillas had reason to celebrate in training on Wednesday as they were presented with shirts for their milestones with the club.
German police say they helped American skier Lindsey Vonn get to Bulgaria for a World Cup event after she forgot her passport in Austria.
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah and Great Britain team-mate Andy Vernon were involved in an unseemly spat ahead of the Sainsbury's Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham last weekend.
NEIL ASHTON: Mel Johnson should be chair-lifted into Anfield at every home game and given the best seat in the house for the discovery of Jordon Ibe.
Ireland were bailed out by a giant slice of fortune and big innings from Gary Wilson and Kevin O'Brien as they beat the United Arab Emirates in a thriller at the Gabba.
EDDIE HEARN: With Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that the big fights can be made in this sport. That gives me hope that we finally might succeed in getting Amir Khan and Kell Brook in a ring.
OLIVER HOLT: City were, quite simply, the dream opponents, supine and dull. Barcelona strolled through the first half as if it were a practice match. It felt as if they could not quite believe their luck.
Ireland batsman Ed Joyce benefited from a huge stroke of luck against the UAE. Fast bowler Amjad Javed delivered a terrific ball that raced through the defences of Joyce and clipped the off stump.
EDDIE HEARN: Ringside seats for Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao could cost as much as £100,000 and there are rumours that no tickets will be put on general sale.
The FIFA task force responsible for picking the dates of the Qatar 2022 World Cup have said it should run from November 26 to December 23 - sparking fury from the Premier League.
Ireland have been chokers for years but England are too these days, and in Dublin on Sunday they will aim to beat the hosts at their own up-standing game.
ADRIAN DURHAM: Some bang average ex-footballers on television will try to tell us Louis van Gaal doesn’t know what he’s doing. One wonders if these former 'greats' have heard of Rinus Michels.
PAUL NEWMAN IN WELLINGTON: England bought themselves time with their win against Scotland to ponder whether they have the best batting combination to make a World Cup impact.
Sportsmail trio Graham Poll, Jamie Redknapp and Martin Keown discuss the latest controversy, including that tackle by Ashley Barnes, and Jose Mourinho and Chelsea at war with the world.
Peter Horne insists he won't be trying to 'set the heather alight' against Italy on Saturday but will be happy just to provide his back line with the fuel it needs to fire Scotland to victory.
Virgil van Dijk branded Slovakian referee Ivan Kruzliak the worst he had ever encountered after the controversial red card that crushed Celtic’s Europa League dreams.
Misfiring striker Roberto Soldado added another blooper to his personal show reel when he wasted a chance to open the scoring in Tottenham's 2-0 Europa League defeat by Fiorentina.
Tyler Blackett has signed a new Manchester United deal until 2017, with the option of a further year. He follows Jesse Lingard and Patrick McNair as club academy products to sign contract extensions.
Arsenal are staring at a fifth-straight Champions League last 16 exit after their 3-1 first leg defeat at home to Monaco on Wednesday - a defeat which has brought a dark cloud over their season.
Paul Scholes is set to turn down the opportunity to become the new manager of Oldham Athletic. Scholes, a lifelong Latics fan, is flattered but does not feel that the timing is right.
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI IN FLORENCE: With the Capital One Cup final looming on Sunday, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino gambled by resting his leading striker for the Europa League tie.
Mauricio Pochettino insisted he had no regrets about starting top scorer Harry Kane on the bench on Thursday night despite watching stand-in striker Roberto Soldado miss a glorious chance.
Gus Poyet has reassured Emanuele Giaccherini that he has a future at Sunderland after a nightmare two seasons at the Stadium of Light.
MATT BARLOW: Diego Costa is determined to maintain the physical style which made him one of Europe’s most feared strikers but he admits his recent three-match ban is playing on his mind.
Dimitar Berbatov has revealed how Monaco beat Arsenal with a simple plan to punish the spaces left by their predictable commitment to attacking flair and speed during the 3-1 win for the visitors.
John Carver insists boardroom intervention did not play a part in the U-turn which has seen cancer-survivor Jonas Gutierrez return to Newcastle’s first-team squad.
The gambling aspect of Tim Sherwood’s management style has been a major contributing factor to Harry Kane’s ridiculous rise to prominence, and the striker knows it.
Fans will be able to report any racist abuse at Sunday’s Capital One Cup final between Tottenham and Chelsea by phoning a hotline number printed on the back of every ticket.
Liverpool were given a welcome they're unlikely to forget after Besiktas fans took it upon themselves to make the away side as uncomfortable as possible.
Chris Robshaw and his England team-mates will go into Sunday’s clash with Ireland galvanised by the grim memory of how they helplessly watched the RBS 6 Nations title slip from their grasp last year.
Ronny Deila had been clear. This was a night for Virgil van Dijk, the defender Celtic rate in the £10million bracket, to make a bold, decisive impact in European competition.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has damaged his ankle ligaments. Manager Louis van Gaal is expected to confirm the injury at his lunchtime press conference on Friday.
An unexploded World War II bomb was found near Borussia Dortmund's stadium on Thursday, forcing the Bundesliga club to shut down some of their operations.
West Ham could be denied European football in their final season at Upton Park by the ill-discipline of their Premier League rivals in the knockout rounds of this year’s continental competitions.
CHARLES SALE: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could have breached his BT ambassador contract by his surprise appearance on rival network Sky's Goals on Sunday.
Tottenham will have no time for celebration should they lift the Capital One Cup this weekend, but Ledley King has urged Mauricio Pochettino’s side to make sure they savour the moment.
Official Liverpool sponsor Dunkin Donuts has apologised after sharing an edited version of the club's badge. The modified crest which featured donuts, coffee and the Dunkin Donuts logo.
Jose Mourinho has criticised the tactical ineffectiveness of Roy Hodgson and Vicente Del Bosque at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Chelsea boss admitted he couldn't understand their changes.
PAUL NEWMAN IN WELLINGTON: Steven Finn felt like a 'wally' the last time he played for England in New Zealand's capital city following his mauling from Brendon McCullum.
The FEI has reacted to the Al Reef Cup scandal and removed the two remaining international endurance events due to be held in the United Arab Emirates from the calendar.
Alan Pardew admits he understands why Eagles fans are reluctant to attend Saturday's match at West Ham, insisting the club are determined to reduce prices for travelling supporters.
A host of Mail writers have been nominated for the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards - with MailOnline in the running to defend the website of the year crown.
James Rodriguez has given Real Madrid fans a boost that he is bouncing back to full-fitness from injury after posting an Instagram video on Thursday.
McLaren expect Fernando Alonso to recover from Sunday's crash in time to race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15. He was released from hospital in Barcelona on Wednesday.
Dylan Tombides, the West Ham player who lost his battle with cancer last year, is to have a foundation bearing his initials and squad number to remember him.
Samiullah Shenwari was the star as Afghanistan claimed their maiden World Cup victory after defeating Scotland by one-wicket in an enthralling finale in Dunedin.
Sportsmail columnist MARTIN KEOWN answered YOUR questions after another interesting week of Champions League football, including Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Monaco on Wednesday.
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has claimed Sir Alex Ferguson forced him to shave off his mohawk shortly before competing at Wembley Stadium.
Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell's desire to become a politician has taken a step further after it was revealed that he has been urged to stand for London Mayor in 2016.
How Per Mertesacker must long for the days when he danced onto stage with the World Cup in front of an adoring crowd of half a million in Berlin. That was in July, a few weeks before his return to Arsenal.
Arsenal put in a woeful performance against Monaco on Wednesday night. Here, Sportsmail runs down Arsenal's top 10 most embarrassing results since Arsene Wenger took charge.
The so-called 'Fight of the Century' is still over two months away, but preparations have begun for Manny Pacquiao ahead of his much-anticipated battle with Floyd Mayweather.
Kumar Sangakkara hit his fastest century on his 400th one-day international appearance but had to play second fiddle to Tillakaratane Dilshan as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs.
Nobody's safe as Sportsmail takes a closer look at the shortcomings which leave the Gunners on the brink of a last-16 exit in the Champions League for the fifth season running.
MIKE KEEGAN: Manchester United starlet Andreas Pereira has been tipped to follow in Paul Pogba's footsteps by leaving Old Trafford to join Juventus - but who exactly is the Brazilian teenager?
Arsene Wenger’s Wednesday night was up there with the worst in his career, made even more galling by the commemorative pop-up model of the manager in the club’s programme.
It seems Ant and Dec weren't the only Newcastle United representatives at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night, as Steven Taylor, Tim Krul and Jack Colback were pictured at an after-party.
Curtis Woodhouse talks to Sportsmail about he parties, the Beckham picture, the Vicks rub, the fall from England Under 21s to non-League in eight years before becoming a champion boxer.
MARTIN SAMUEL: With Jose Mourinho and Nemanja Matic on one side, Martin Atkinson and Ashley Barnes on the other and me and you lot in the middle, welcome to the latest DEBATE...
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has included two uncapped players as part of six changes to his starting XV to face Scotland in Saturday's RBS Six Nations match at Murrayfield.
Wales flanker Dan Lydiate will return to Paris this week insisting that he has no regrets about his flirtation with French club rugby. Wales play France in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Dylan Hartley is sick of being cast as the villain and talking about being on a final warning from the England coaches, but the 28-year-old knows his erratic actions bring the problem to his door.
Chelsea have warned their own supporters ahead of the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham that they will ban anyone using anti-Semitic language and support criminal action against them.
England are adamant they will not be lacking in aggression in Dublin on Sunday, despite losing Mike Brown for the clash with Ireland and having to cope without Owen Farrell.
France forward Pascal Pape has been suspended for 10 weeks and will miss the rest of the RBS 6 Nations after he kneed Jamie Heaslip in the back during last Saturday's game against Ireland.
David 'Bumble' Lloyd offers his observations from the ICC Cricket World Cup. This time the former England batsman talks wine, New Zealand nightlife and England's woes.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers believes his side’s 130-run loss to India on Sunday could have far-reaching implications for their World Cup hopes.
Glenn Hoddle and Mark Hateley assess Arsene Wenger's Champions League hopes, while former Spurs legend Hoddle admits he helped to bring the Frenchman to the Gunners.
Chris Ramsey was a very busy man the day he got the Queens Park Rangers job. According to Tony Fernandes, Ramsey took the first team and trained the Under-14s before the pair spoke by telephone.
CHARLES SALE: The best footballers on the planet had the chance to earn up to $1million each for playing in an exhibition match at the end of the season, only for the project to be vetoed by their clubs.
DOMINIC KING IN ISTANBUL: Liverpool failed to repeat their 2005 Champions League final heroics in Istanbul as they were dumped out of the Europa League by Besiktas on penalties.
Officially, it is only 279 miles from London Heathrow to Dublin Airport. But not in the case of James Haskell, whose zig-zagging route, east and south and back, takes him there via three continents.
Everton could land a glamour tie with Inter Milan, Ajax or Roma in Friday's draw for the Europa League round of 16. The open draw in Nyon, Switzerland is due to start at midday.
Dynamo Kiev responded to last week's 2-1 loss at Guingamp with a 3-1 home victory but their triumph was overshadowed by crowd trouble as the home side's goalkeeper tried to calm the crowd down.
Tony Pulis has hailed West Brom's Ben Foster as one of the top flight's best goalkeepers as he prepares for his showdown with Fraser Forster when Southampton visit the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Thirty years on from his own first world-title defence, Barry McGuigan is calling on Carl Frampton to follow his lead and deliver a knockout in his first fight as a world champion.
Manchester United's Portuguese loanee Nani was left bruised and bloodied as Sporting Lisbon were knocked out of the Europa League by German side Wolfsburg on Thursday.
More than a million people watched a video of a couple 'having sex' on Charlton Athletic's football pitch before it was revealed as a publicity stunt.
Carmen Jorda has joined Lotus F1 as a development driver, becoming the second female to hold a Formula 1 back-up position after Williams' Susie Wolff, having raced last year's GP3 feeder series.
Liverpool and their impressive unbeaten 100 per cent penalty record came to an abrupt end on Thursday when they were dumped out of the Europa League by Turkish outfit Besiktas.
The dirty linen was out in public long before the local launderette cut off Parma’s credit and told the players to wash their own kit from now on.
Celtic face yet another UEFA disciplinary hearing after travelling supporters lit flares during Thursday night’s Europa League exit to Inter Milan. Pyrotechnics were clearly evident in the top tier of the San Siro
Football was hit by a fresh racism storm after the referee was forced TWICE to stop Feyenoord's highly-charged Europa League tie against Roma following apparent incidents of racism.
SAMI MOKBEL IN FLORENCE: Tottenham were sent crashing out of the Europa League after goals from Mario Gomez and Mohamed Salah gave Fiorentina a 3-1 aggregate win.
Brendan Rodgers insisted that Dejan Lovren was happy to take a penalty before his miss ended Liverpool's Europa League hopes in Istanbul on Thursday.
Chelsea have announced The Yokohama Rubber Company as their new shirt partner in a near £40million-a-year deal which vindicates owner Roman Abramovich holding out.
IAN LADYMAN AT GOODISON PARK: Everton kept the Brits flying the flag in Europe after Romelu Lukaku's first-half double enabled Everton to cruise into the Europa League last 16.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants to see sin-bins brought into the Barclays Premier League to help referees avoid sending off players incorrectly.
The midfielder returned to Tyneside earlier this month having picked up the injury with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
JEFF POWELL: There are two options open to Chris Avalos when he enters takes on Carl Frampton for the super-bantamweight championship of the world.
MIKE DICKSON: Andy Murray’s recent pledge to try to be more consistent week by week was left blowing in the desert sands when he suffered one of the most bizarre defeats of his career.
Sam Allardyce hailed Mark Noble as one of a dying breed of one-club men after the West Ham midfielder penned a new, long-term contract. he 27-year-old has been at the club since the age of 13.
Liverpool are confident they will avoid any penalties when UEFA announce their findings into the clubs they have investigated for breach of Financial Fair Play.
Fresh from teaching Manchester United a lesson at the weekend, Bafetimbi Gomis headed to a local classroom to educate youngsters on how to speak French.
Jordan Henderson and Amir Khan met up for an interview this week - in which the Liverpool vice-captain told the champion boxer that he wants his own rumble with Diego Costa.
Britons Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button suffered technical issues on the first day of Formula One's final pre-season test in Jerez on Thursday, with the season's first race on March 15.
Christian Benteke has been challenged to score a hat-trick and ‘take the match ball home and throw it into people’s faces’. The Aston Villa striker has only scored two league goals this season.
A player with Serbian top flight club Novi Pazar was threatened by the team's own supporters at gunpoint after missing a penalty, the world players' union FIFPro said on Thursday.
MARTIN SAMUEL: Not a conspiracy — but it turns out manager Jose Mourinho may have a point about Chelsea, penalties and Premier League referees after all.