& # 39; It is not as if we have already lifted the white flag & # 39 ;: Norwich City boss Daniel Farke says the club is not preparing for the championship prior to the Wolves crunch match
- The Canary Islands currently have six points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League
- They lost Saturday against Liverpool after 78th minute goal of Sadio Mane
- ] Norwich encounters heavy opposition on the Molineux on Sunday, because wolves are in 8th
- but Daniel Farke has remained positive that his young team is the drop can avoid
They face heavy opposition in the Molineux on Sunday because the Black Country club is 8th in the table and beat Espanyol 4-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night.
At a press conference today, Farke said: "We are planning to make different scenarios, but we are not so inclined to speak of the following season, it is not as if we have already lifted the white flag and are preparing for the championship.
"Our main topic is to be equally successful in the coming weeks, the other topics are not that important."
The German manager, 43, remained positive that his side was the dr on could occur, add: & # 39; For safety, six or seven wins are needed, we know that we need to get as close to 40 points as possible. & # 39;
Norwich produced one of the early shocks of the season when they beat current Manchester City champions, but the young team has won only three other games.
They put down a good performance against Liverpool at home on Saturday, but a 78th minute goal by Sadio Mane broke Canarian hearts.
The East Anglian team must collect points against Wolves to stay away from relegations to rivals Watford and West Ham.
Farke said: & Wolves play well in Europe and a solid team in the Premier League. They have played the last three games nicely. They are also fighting for Europe again next season.
& # 39; I do not see an easy setup for us, it is important for us to focus on our topics to bring our football to the fore. If we do that, we have a chance wherever we go, not just Wolves. & # 39;
But he added: & # 39; You learn from every game. We dominated our last game against Wolves, the game should have been buried during the break. Small details can change your world in football. & # 39;
The last time the two sides met – in December – Farke & # 39; s men lost 2-1 after a late goal from Raul Jimenez.
This time round they will be without right back Sam Byram – who is eliminated for the rest of the season – as well as winger Onel Hernandez and center back Christoph Zimmermann who are both big doubts.
Fellow defender Timm Klose will also miss the game as he recovers from a knee injury.
Rory McIlroy scores 65 to lead WGC-Mexico Championship with two shots from Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson
- Rory McIlroy has a lead in the first round with a six-under- par 65 on Thursday
- The victory would see him complete the four WGC events this week
- Title defender Dustin Johnson ran four bogeys and one double in a 76
McIlroy broke his drives great distances in the thin skies of Mexico City and supplemented his long game by accurately betting a two-shot advantage over Americans Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson at Club de Golf Chapultepec .
& # 39; I love this place, like the golf course, and have always played well at height for whatever reason, & said the world # 1 after shutting down its day by sinking a 10-foot birdie at the latest.
McIlroy won the World Golf Championships (WGC) tournament in Shanghai in November and the win this week would set him the set of all four Have WGC events complete.
The Northern Irish is in stellar form early in the new PGA Tour season, with a draw for fifth in Los Angeles on Sunday his worst result in four starts.
Accuracy from the tee is crucial in the tree-lined Club de Golf Chapultepec, but McIlroy did not hold back, hitting three discs over 365 meters.
But it was his putt ing that pleased him most for a week after a fateful experiment with a 35-inch model that was slightly longer than his usual putter.
& # 39; Once I was there (last week), that inch difference with the putter was moving your eye line and you stopped seeing your lines as you usually do, & # 39; he.
& I saw the tournament through. It didn't work the way I wanted, so glad I got old believers back in the bag and it worked well today.
& # 39; It was definitely a confirmation to go back to the putter I had been using for the last 14 months. If I keep saying, I will be very happy. & # 39;
Nipping on McIlroy's heels, Thomas and Watson both mixed five little birds with one bogey when shooting 67 as they bounced off missing the cut last week.
& # 39; I've had two 62 & # 39; s here, and you can get it going & # 39 ;, said Thomas, winner of the Tour twice this season.
& I thought it was tough today. I have never played this place with this kind of wind. & # 39;
Two-time Masters champion Watson, who enjoyed a round with pop star Justin Bieber last weekend after missing the cut at the Genesis Invitational, I had more luck on the greens on Thursday.
& # 39; I just made a few putts today. The only thing missing last week when I missed the cut was that I didn't make putts, & Watson said.
At the other end of the field, defending champion Dustin Johnson caught four bogeys and a double in a 76, making him 62nd in the 72-man field.
Brian Hughes suffers setback in the bid for the first jockeys championship title after a three-day ban
Hope for springjockey Brian Hughes has been beating after he was suspended for three days because he weighed lightly on Carlisle winner Bingo D & # 39; Olivate.
Hughes had passed the length of the favorite 12 at the favorite, but he weighed 11 pounds, he weighed back 11th. This led to an objection from the clerk, with the win awarded to 20-1 Dequall shot.
A stewards' investigation, which was unable to determine the cause of the weight loss also imposed a £ 750 fine on James Ewart, trainer of Bingo. D & # 39; Olivate. Hughes will be out from March 2 to March 4.
Hughes leads Richard Johnson 128-111 in the title race. Johnson is gone with a broken arm and expects to find out more about a return date later this week.
The rain wiping out meetings may have cost Hughes winners and now this ban will give Johnson supporters hope that their husbands can add his four titles.
Meanwhile, FRANKIE DETTORI will have his first ride of the year in Britain on John Gosden & Dubai Warrior at Lingfield on Saturday.
ROUND-UP CHAMPIONSHIP: Fulham & # 39; s automatic promotion hopes to suffer setbacks because they are ravaged by struggling Barnsley while Brentford does not capitalize in Birmingham
- Cauley Woodrow fired Barnsley ahead of the penalty spot in the 24th minute
- Brown extended his lead six minutes after the break with a long-distance effort
- Woodrow struck again while he sent it home from a difficult angle to make it 0-3
Below the Barnsley division caused a dramatic upset in the championship after they beat third place Fulham 0-3 in Craven Cottage.
Cauley Woodrow shot the visitors ahead from the penalty spot in the 24th minute after Marek Rodák knocked down Jacob Brown in
Brown extended his lead six minutes after the break with a long-range effort that took place in the bottom left corner.
Woodrow beaten again when he sent it home from a difficult corner to make it 0-3.
But the victory was not enough to drag the Yorkshiremen from the bottom when Luton grabbed a surprise victory in Middlesbrough.
But good news for Fulham, fellow Londoners and the fourth-placed Brentford failed to cash in on their slip because they were being held to a draw in Birmingham.
Community Shield is NOT played in Wembley in 2021 because of the European Championship Ladies … but seasonal curtain riser will still be held in England without plans to play abroad
- The Euro Championships Women take place from July 7 to August 1, 2021
- The final takes place in Wembley, which means that the Community Shield must move
- ] The FA is considering moving the game outside of London, but it will remain in the UK
The Community Shield is not played at Wembley in 2021 due to a collision with the European Women's Championship.
The FA is in discussion about moving the traditional curtain riser outside London but it will remain in England.
That summer the ladies side of England takes part in the European 16-team tournament.
It is held in England and runs from July 7 to August 1, with Wembley hosting the final.
It is understood that the Community Shield will not be moved outside of England, with some countries opting to play their equivalent game abroad.
The game, known as the Charity Shield until 2002, has been traditionally played in English football since 1974.
It is played between the winners of the Premier League and the FA Cup.
It moved to the Millennium Staidum in Cardiff when the current Wembley was built between 2001 and 2006.
The opening was also moved in 2012, when the showpiece took place in Villa Park because of the Olympics.
The current holders are Manchester City, who ran away Liverpool leaders on penalties.
Jon Jones conquers record for most championships after beating Dominick Reyes on UFC 247
- Jon Jones retained his UFC light-heavyweight belt after beating Dominick Reyes
- The unanimous decision was controversial with Jones overcoming early fear
- Jones praised Reyes & performance after his victory and also set a new record
- ] The 32-year-old now has the record for most UFC championships
Jon Jones retained his UFC ] light-heavyweight belt after holding off Dominick Reyes on UFC 247 on Saturday night.
The unanimous decision of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 was received with scattered applause and loud anger from the Houston crowd, with Jones overcoming an early fright of his opponent to set the record for the most championships in UFC.
Jones (26-1-1) handed the fourth ranked Reyes (12-1) his first loss, correcting to 15-0 in title fights.
But there had been disbelief when a judge, who last presided over a UFC fight in 2017, scored the match 4-1 in favor of Jones .
After his record-breaking triumph, Jones said: "Dominick has done a fantastic job and you have fully earned my respect.
" It was a very close fight, but I turned it around in the fifth round .
& # 39; That fifth round won me the fight, those takedowns won the fight and I fully believe in my heart that I won the fight.
& # 39; To be part of the UFC history in this way I would not want it easy. It's an incredibly difficult thing I did tonight. & # 39;
Reyes came out on the attack in the first round, with Jones being knocked to the ground for less than two minutes in the match.
Jones then bounced back in the second round and landed several strong hooks on Reyes & # 39; head.
In the third round, Reyes landed blows on Jones & # 39; s head and then drew blood early in the fourth round.
Jones stepped up his attack in the final stages of the fight, but Reyes seemed to keep enough distance from the champion for the decision of a jury.
In the co-main event of UFC 247, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defended her title against Katlyn Chookagian, stopping the challenger in the third round.
Shevchenko (19-3) born in Kyrgyzstan won her fifth race in a row, warding off Chookagian from Pennsylvania (13-3), who came in as the best participant for the belt.
Round-up of the championship: Fulham pole pressure on West Brom and Leeds while Stoke hopes to survive after fellow wrestlers put Charlton on the sword
- Fulham keeps pace with championship leaders West Brom and Leeds.
- Stoke increased their chances of survival by beating fellow wrestlers Charlton
Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the sole target as Fulham put pressure on the top two in the championship after a hard-won 1-0 win over Blackburn.
The Serbian international converted Joe Bryan's cross to break the deadlock in the 65th minute and his count to 20 goals for the season.
Darragh Lenihan thought he had leveled, but was sidelined because Rovers saw their undefeated 10-match home – which extends for more than four months – coming to an end.
Preston North End climbed into the play-off places after a 2-1 win over lowly Wigan.
Goals early in every half of Tom Barkhuizen and Daniel Johnson extended the undefeated competition match from the North End to five games.
Chey Dunkley pulled back a goal for Wigan, who stays in the bottom three.
Swansea & # 39; s play-off push suffered another blow because they lost 3-2 at home to Derby to make three non-profit games.
Swansea substitute Yan Dhanda canceled Martyn Waghorn & # 39; s first half opener before Kyle Naughton pushed the hosts forward.
But Duane Holmes came right and Tom Lawrence popped up with the winner with 10 minutes left.
Cardiff is just four points drifting in the top six after Lee Tomlin & # 39; s second half of his efforts was enough to defeat Luton 1-0 down Kenonworth Road.
The Hatters are now nine points drifting for safety as they dropped to a ninth defeat in 11 league games.
The Sou th Yorkshire derby between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday ended 1-1 at Oakwell.
Josh Windass, on loan from Wigan, put his debut first on Wednesday.
But Cauley Woodrow came out – his 12th goal of the season and third in as many games – when he shot into an empty net after a poor clearance by Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson.
Elias Kachunga and Steve Mounie (penalty) scored in the second half when Huddersfield moved six points free from the bottom three with a 2-0 home win over QPR.
The game stopped in the 25th minute when both sets of players, staff and fans participated in an applause from former Huddersfield player Jordan Sinnott, who recently died.
Stoke also increased their survival hopes with a 3-1 win over fellow wrestlers Charlton.
Ben Purrington canceled James McClean & # 39; s opener to the Potters before Tom Ince and Nick Powell struck after the break to secure the win.
The late leveler of Mallik Wilks helped Hull stop a losing competition match with four games when they pulled 1-1 out of Reading, which had been led by Jordan Obita.
ECB set up to allow two overseas players per team in the County Championship after Brexit, whereby Kolpak players are not eligible
- Rule can change if Brexit Kolpak cricketers become a thing of the ends
- Kolpaks is no longer eligible to participate here after the end of 2020
- ECB considers doubling the overseas share in first class competition
The County Championship could return to two overseas players per team must make Brexit Kolpak cricketers a thing of the past.
As Sportsmail revealed in July, Kolpaks will no longer be eligible to participate here at the end of the 2020 Season according to the guidelines proposed by the ECB in readiness for the UK that leave the EU this year.
That closing date is very unlikely to be formalized by any form of Brexit by October 31, although it was understood that the ECB cricket committee in the first-class competition would consider doubling the overseas quota so that the best players are absorbed instead of ejected .
would mean that players like Simon Harmer, currently the leading wicket taker in Division One with 65 victims for Essex leaders, could be retained in the future alongside another import.
This season, Australian Peter Siddle was the main overseas signing of Essex.
Hampshire duo Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw and Wayne Parnell of Worcestershire are notable other South Africans here on Kolpak conditions.
Another, Duanne Olivier, has a clause in his three-year Yorkshire contract that would change his status abroad as soon as his current registration status changes.
The championship last saw two overseas players per province allowed in 2007 at a time when the number of Kolpak registrations increased.
At the time, the 18 first-class clubs supported the reduction, partly because it became increasingly difficult to get & # 39; the world's leading talents on seasonal contracts, while three-fold stimulus payments from the ECB were produced England-qualified cricket players also had an influence.
The transition periods for players who do not have UK citizenship will be discussed by the ECB in the coming weeks.
Unlike the strict closing date for Kolpaks, Ted expects those EU passport holders who have submitted successful applications to stay in the UK through the Settled Status scheme to honor their full contracts.
On Monday, 21-year-old Northamptonshire batsman Ricardo Vasconcelos – a South African who holds a Portuguese passport – replaced the two-year contract he had on Wantage Road with a contract that would hold him there the coming five seasons.
Liverpool asterisk Curtis Jones & # 39; sought by Blackburn & # 39; as a champion side hope to lure youngsters with promise football first team
Liverpool Younger Curtis Jones is allegedly sought by championship side Blackburn, who hope to seduce the promising midfielder with the appeal of the first football team.
This season Jones made his name after back-to-back FA Cup goals for the senior side of Jurgen Klopp the first of which was a sublime winner against local rivals Everton .
Despite the fact that Klopp has blocked borrowing movements because of Liverpool's hectic armature stack up Blackburn are now willing to test the club's determination, as the Sun reports.
Tony Mowbray's side is currently in 10th place in the second flight and still has ambitions to submit a late charge for the play-off places.
Anyway, the Northwest club has been reported to have reserved the Liverpool teenager as a man for their team next season.
The 19-year-old Jones has made no secret of his desire to play more regular senior football, but likes to continue to develop under the guidance of Klopp on Merseyside.
Following his heroic deeds against Everton in the cup, Jones said: “I and the rest of the younger boys went outside and showed what a great bunch of talents we are and how we try to push for a place in this team.
& # 39; For me it is the best team in the world.
& # 39; I dream of many things, but this one preceded a dream. & # 39;
In total, he has had seven senior appearances during his career so far for the Reds, scoring twice en route.
West Brom power to the top of the championship and Fulham edge closer to automatic promotion while stuttering Leeds slips up at Wigan
- Leeds handed the championship leadership to West Brom after slipping at Wigan
- The Hawthorn side sank in a struggle with Luton 2-0 to surpass Marcelo Bielsa & # 39; s side
- Fulham moved in three points after stealing Leeds & second place spot
- They defeated Huddesfield 3-2 and held back in Craven Cottage
West Brom benefited from another Leeds slip to return to the top of the championship.
Wigan won for the second time in Elland Road in as many seasons after Joe Williams's corner was deflected from Pablo Hernandez, securing the visitors a 1-0 win and moving it inside two safety points.
Meanwhile, West Brom moved a point free from United at the top by ending a winless streak of seven games with a 2- 0 triumph over bottom placed Luton.
Donervon Daniels took out a new loan and signed the cross from Callum Robinson in his own net after 14 minutes and Semi Ajayi added a second to condemn the Ha corresponds to a 12th consecutive defeat.
Fulham is now three points behind Leeds after holding back a strong Huddersfield setback to win 3-2 at Craven Cottage.
The hosts had a 3-0 lead within 32 minutes of goals from Bobby Reid, Tom Cairney and fit-al Aleksandar Mitrovic, the 19th of the season.
Emile Smith Rowe and Steve Mounie reduced the deficit before the break, but it was not enough for Town.
The fourth placed Nottingham Forest slipped in Birmingham and lost 2-1.
Tiago Silva gave Forest the lead before Lewis Grabban saw his penalty saved by Lee Camp in the 41st minute.
Forest was punished when Blues debutant Scott Hogan led the way a minute later and Kristian Pedersen set off the winner 16 minutes of time.
Said Benrahma scored a hat trick to inspire the fifth placed Brentford & 5 39 ha s Hull smothering at the KCOM stadium.
After selling Jarrod Bowen and winger Kamil Grosicki to West Ham and West Brom on the day of the deadline, the Tigers stood down within 20 minutes of Benrahma & # 39; s strike and a Reece 2-0 Burke own goal.
Goalkeeper David Raya gave the Tigers back half an hour into the game, leaving a long ball from Ryan Tafazolli under his foot, but Ollie Watkins scored his 19th goal of the season and Benrahma completed his treble to leave Brentford five points.
Famara Diedhiou & # 39; s tenth goal of the campaign gave Bristol City a 1-0 win at QPR, making them sixth after a fourth consecutive league win, while Sheffield signed 0-0 on Wednesday with Millwall in Hillsborough.
Preston and Swansea re main just outside the play-off spots after drawing 1-1 in Deepdale.
Scott Sinclair punished his former side and scored his first North End goal in the 28th minute, but Rhian Brewster responded quickly.
Charlton moved four points out of the relegation zone after beating Barnsley 2- 1 in the valley.
Lyle Taylor and Andre Green were on goal in the first half to leave the visitors, who grabbed a lifeline through Cauley Woodrow 19 minutes from time, seven points from safety.
[1 9459023] Rovers continued when Lewis Travis scored, only for Hayden Coulson to get off the bench and grab an equalizer.