Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho crawls on Aston Villa Assistant John Terry while the former Chelsea duo meet in Villa Park tunnel before competition match
- Jose Mourinho embraced John Terry before Tottenham opposite Aston Villa stood
- The couple are good friends and their past goes back to their time in Chelsea
- Terry led Chelsea to three Prime Minister League titles under Mourinho
The pair's legendary history dates back to when the Portuguese manager first joined Chelsea in 2004, and together they won three Premier League titles during the two spells of Mourinho in the club.
And before his Tottenham team stepped out of Villa Park, Mourinho crawled behind Aston Villa's assistant head coach and the two shared a warm embrace.
Terry who played 492 games in the heart of Chelsea & # 39; s defense during 19 seasons at Stamford Bridge, has always considered Mourinho to be his favorite manager during his time at the club.
And also as three Premier League titles, Terry won the FA Cup and three League Cups together.
Their paths have since taken them different paths with Mourinho how manager of Chelsea & Tottenham's local rivals, with Terry just retiring at the start of his coaching career in 2018.
39-year-old Terry works under the helm of Dean Smith, who was asked before their game with Tottenham if he would pick up the brain of the former England international for knowledge about his former manager
Smith replied: & # 39; I have been picking JT's brains for the past 18 months!
& # 39; JT has been his captain at Chelsea twice and they have won many trophies together. They have a deep respect for each other. JT speaks openly about the admiration he has for Jose as a coach and as a person when they were in Chelsea.
& # 39; But the dynamics are different now. He sits on my couch and he sits behind me and gives me pieces of information that I need.
& # 39; We will try to map the demise of one of his former coaches. & # 39;
Another of Mourinho's former Chelsea stars Frank Lampard was already in the opposite dugout for both the Portuguese coach and his close friend Terry.
During the game, Toby Alderweireld scored on both ends, Fore Heung Min-Son scored just before half time to place Tottenham 2-1.
Bjorn Engels scored after the break to equalize for Aston Villa.
British and Irish lions line up £ 5 million warm-up match against Japan, barbarians or New Zealand Maori before next year's tour of South Africa
- Coach Warren Gatland is enthusiastic for the money-spinning competition to continue
- British and Irish lions have talks with the barbarians, Japan and New Zealand
- Twickenham will not host the competition due to a clash with Premiership final
] Warren Gatland wants the money-spinning competition to continue to prepare his team for the Springbok series.
Such a match could generate around £ 5 million and Gatland revealed that it is ready to be played at a location in the UK.
& # 39; There are two or three parties we are talking to, the barbarians, Maori, and Japan from New Zealand. & # 39;
However, it has been reported that Twickenham is not a potential location due to a clash with the last prime minister.
BBC Test Match Special & # 39; set to end the threat of radio blackout & # 39; of the two-Test tour through England to Sri Lanka with live ball-by-ball commentary after Talksport chooses not to record rights
- Talksport first refused the rights for Sri Lanka, but chose not to take it
- Reports suggested that the BBC had no money, but a deal with the SLC is close
- A first blackout of the English test radio since 2003 seems to have been averted
Cricket fans faced the prospect of a radio blackout when England played two test games against Sri Lanka next month after talkSport rejected live commentary rights. but they have chosen not to include them after discussions with the guest board.
Reports initially suggested that the BBC lacked the funds to get in at the last minute, but the latest news talks are almost complete between the BBC and the Sri Lankan Cricket Board.
The BBC is said to be putting the finishing touches to their commentary team before they handle the two five-day races that begin in Galle on March 19.
The two-test series, which is part of the World Test Championship, would be the first English-language test to include no ball-by-ball radio coverage since Michael Vaughan & # 39; s side visited Bangladesh in 2003.
And despite withdrawal, Talksport remains committed to cricket commentary, especially because their coverage of England's 3-1 test win in South Africa was widely praised.
But they focus their resources on longer tours – with which they can offer a wider range of programs – such as next winter's five-test series in India.
England has to beat Sri Lanka 2-0 to put pressure on India and Australia at the top of the World Test Championship.
It was fitting that England won back the Calcutta Cup on a wild day in Edinburgh thanks to a decisive intervention of the wilderness man in their pack
Ellis Genge typified the spirit of simmering resistance that pushed his side to victory. First, the Leicester prop, by Eddie Jones & # 39; wild and untamed & # 39 ;, demonstrated his credentials as one of the & # 39; finishers & # 39; by scoring the attempt that this weather-damaged Six Nations encounter.
He then gave voice to the collective fear in the camp that had spurred them on after the loss of the opening weekend to France in Paris.
The 24-year-old loser with three teams stuck just before the hour.
He soon made his presence felt when the pack of England turned the screw in the scrum, and Genge carried the ball in the home defense in a furious, aggressive way. Then the main act came.
Stuart Hogg carried the ball over his own line under pressure from a George Ford kick and the visitors had a five-meter scrum for their rivals' posts 10 minutes before time.
Owen Farrell shot towards the line and from the following ruck, Genge picked up and drove over to score, assisted by Maro Itoje and other Red Rose.
Farrell repented and that was it. It was an occasion where the result mattered.
England needed a win and they got an ugly gem of a victory away from home, keeping their title expectations alive for home games against undefeated Ireland and Wales.
The aftermath said much about the unified sense of purpose among the victors in the face of fierce criticism after their loss of 24-17 in the French capital.
Genge, a proud Bristolian, rejected the critics like & # 39; sausages & # 39; and added: & # 3 9; We got the result last week, which you made very clear to (media). We did that this week. & # 39; He lacked motivation for this tricky quest to push back the Calcutta Cup after Scotland won him home in 2018 and retained him last year by fighting back 31-0 down to pull 38-38 on Twickenham.
Scottish Celebrations after the last meeting in Murrayfield added fuel to the fire. "You saw that video of those who sang a lot about us two years ago," said Genge. "You can't expect that we don't take that personally.
& # 39; And then you see people who are Lewis (Ludlam) try to attack because they say & # 39; it's a war & # 39; . It is like this: "Come on, don't be enthusiastic about it". We want to beat them, they want to beat us. Those are facts. "
England was upset about criticizing Ludlam after his cheerful remarks about the rivalry with Scotland, which he portrayed as a" war "based on mutual hatred.
The attendees acknowledged that the Northampton flanker only used terminology that had long been a major component of these cross-border confrontations – and that no such fuss was made when the neighbors of England fired antagonistic barbs.
Genge added: & # 39; Don't take us apart for something like that. They said all the things we said in the media this week. They say that for years and none of you (media) have ever had the b ***** ks to get up and say it is not on.
& Then we say something this week and Lewis is attacked by the press. It makes me excited, but the team doesn't use it, no. & # 39;
Whatever the fuse stuck, it worked. The Genge strike meant that England won by showing the ruthless attack in the opposition 22 that they had emphatically not done in Paris.
But the head coach offered clear confirmation when asked about the man who had studied Mako Vunipola too little and said: & # 39; You can always tame a horse, but it is quite difficult to make a horse wild. I don't think he was ever tamed.
& # 39; He is still one of the horses kicking and kicking, but he knows which way to go and he now knows when to go with the pack. He has grown up, he has worked hard on his mentality and physical fitness. We are so happy with his progress. & # 39;
After all doubts about Jones's decision to continue with Tom Curry, an opening flank by profession, out of position at No. 8, the newcomer did much better than he did in Paris.
It appears that he had received tips from the man to whom he was ordered to replace him, Billy Vunipola.
"Billy helped me a lot," said Curry. "They were mainly texts – only small pieces of advice. He is clearly a lot heavier, but you have the classic laws of No. 8 that he can fill in that I may miss. & # 39;
Ben Youngs spoke about how the result could act as a & # 39; springboard & # 39; for the England campaign and added: & # 39; If you get to a hostile place like Murrayfield, it's even better to get the result. Ugly or not, we have the result.
People sit there and have no appreciation beside their beautiful wood burning stove. It was pretty rank. "
Sam Underhill added," It was hugely important. We have to win the rest of our games. We don't want to shrink from that. "
England certainly did not shun that, certainly not the wild man of their pack.
Kaka proves that he still has it, because he is surprisingly showing up during a six-to-one match in London … but a teammate is not impressed by selfish Brazilian as he screams to pass moments before ex Real Madrid star fires in the upper corner
Think about it: you're in queue for a normal six-a-side match on a Saturday morning with your friends – and then you see a Champions League winner playing for the other team.
The winner of 2007 Balloon D & # 39; Or showed that he still has the skills that accompanied him during his first football years, and scored an excellent solo goal on the holy grass of the Haggerston School in Hoxton.
Just when his goal was set for For a video that has spread everywhere on social media, one of Kaka's teammates can be heard t the former Brazilian international cut the ball back to him on the edge of the area.
In a true Kaka way, the 37-year-old chose to shake the ball on his left foot and the ball in the upper right corner in the net – before you jump into a cage for a party.
The former attacking midfielder participated in the & # 39; Rent-a-Pred & # 39; campaign of adidas, where a former football player who attracted the brand new Predator 20s joins a Sunday team on loan before a competition.
However, it was not all normal sailing for Kaka on the Hoxton playing fields, as the former Milanese superstar went crazy by an opponent during his short cameo in North London.
However, Kaka succeeded in seeing the funny side of going crazy by a player whose twitter is love & # 39; JamBoyFresh & # 39 ;.
The influence of the Brazilian on the game was the deciding factor on the field, because Reach Out FC defeated their star-hit opponents 4-2.
After the game, Kaka said: & # 39; We had a slow start in the game, but luckily I was able to give the boys the unfair advantage they had achieved the Rent-A-Pred hotline for.
& # 39; I & # 39; I've always loved playing in England, so it was great to come back and play with a group of people who love the game as much as I do. & # 39;
Other athletes participated in the Rent-A- Previous initiative was former Juventus striker Eni Aluko and the F2 Freestylers.
A international cricket player has announced that he has set up twenty games by buying fellow batsmen to not intentionally score points.
Nasir Jamshed, 33, represented Pakistan in more than 60 games, but is now in prison for his part in planning to fix matches on the spot.
The shamed left-handed opening batsman from Walsall, West Midlands, had been at Manchester Crown Court, but returned on Monday to his earlier denial and admitted conspiracy to commit bribery.
His associates Yousef Anwar, 36, from Slough – described as the leader – and Mohammed Ijaz, 34, from Sheffield, had pleaded guilty before the trial.
The cricket criminals, convicted in February, were stabbed by an undercover agent posing as a member of a corrupt gambling syndicate.
Attorney Andrew Thomas QC said this led to the publication of an attempt to fix in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) by the end of 2016 and a current fix in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February 2017
In both cases, an opening batter in the Twenty20 tournaments had agreed not to score points from the first two balls of a game in exchange for payment.
Jamshed & # 39; s spiral in corruption began when he became the target of bribery in the & # 39; two dot ball & # 39; plan of Bangladesh.
Subsequently, he became the perpetrator of a mediator who encouraged other players to arrange a PSL match on the spot between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai in February 9.
Federer & # 39; s mother Lynette was born in South Africa, and this was the sixth episode of the Swiss star of his & # 39; Match for Africa & # 39; to support his foundation.
The 38-year-old collaborated with Microsoft founder Bill Gates against South African comedian Trevor Noah and Nadal for a celebrity contest.
It felt like a ee n home for Federer, who defeated his gr, eat rival 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in a three-set exhibition match at a football stadium in Cape Town.
Almost everything was for Federer in the night. The caps and T-shirts with RF logos for the entire crowd. The coin for the throw, a newly minted 20 Swiss francs with the image of Federer on it. Federer recently became the first living Swiss to be engraved on one of the country's coins.
Even the biggest sports stars in South Africa were impressed. Siya Kolisi, captain of the Rugby World Cup in South Africa, came out for the competition to present Federer with a South African team shirt named Federer on the back. He was asked who he supported.
& # 39; Absolutely Team Roger, & # 39; said Kolisi. & # 39; Sorry, Nadal, I love you too. & # 39;
Nadal smiled gracefully on the other side of the net.
The exhibition at Cape Town Stadium was to raise money for the Roger Federer Foundation, which supports preschool education in six South African countries, including South Africa. The foundation hoped to raise $ 1 million from the exhibition. It raised $ 3.5 million.
A crowd of 51,954 also came to the Cape Town Stadium – built for the 2010 Football World Cup – to watch Federer and Nadal turn it on. Organizers said the demand for tickets was around 200,000 requests.
& # 39; It was a magical evening, & # 39; Federer said.
The 38-year-old Federer, winner of a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, and the 33-year-old Nadal, with 19 slams, laughed and regularly joked between points.
But they were typically competitive when the ball was in play.
Federer won the first point with a high backhand volley and broke in the first game en route to taking the opening set 6-4.
Nadal broke back twice at the start of the second set and released his big forehand winners, growling loudly in the process, to a level on one set.
] Federer won with a graceful dropshot at match point. Nadal gave everything to get there and went so fast that he couldn't stop on time and jump over the net.
He stood beside Federer and they embraced.
& # 39; We have done our best as always, & # 39; said Nadal. & # 39; It is a lifetime experience to play for such a great audience in a great stadium. It was a great pleasure for me to be part of it. & # 39;
Eventually, the competition showed the true friendship that lies behind the fierce rivalry that began when Federer and Nadal first toured each other at the Miami Open 16 years ago.
Federer also revealed that Nadal told him for the first time that he secretly wept for joy when Federer finally won the French Open in 2009.
Federer pulled a few big-name friends alongside Nadal to help out at night: Bill Gates and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah. For the main game, Federer and Gates worked together to beat Nadal and Noah 6-3 in a double play exhibition of one set.
Microsoft co-founder Gates played one pinpoint lob volley that the announcer described as & # 39; touching the billionaire. & # 39;
Comedian Noah did a lot of good-looking trash. He shares a heritage similar to Federer. Both have Swiss fathers and South African mothers.
& Roger is at a disadvantage. We are both half Swiss, half South African, so I'm in his head. I know what he's going to do, "Noah, who was wearing a pink shirt and black headband to match partner Nadal, said before the doubles game.
Nadal has a 14-10 advantage over Federer in the final, leading 10-4 in their meetings in Grand Slams, and 24-16 in their career matches.Five years younger, the Spaniard may well go past Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams.
& # 39; I hope I can play a little longer, & # 39; said Federer. & # 39; We'll see how much more. But there is still much to look forward to.
& # 39; In my dreams I have never dreamed that far. I hoped to win only one Wimbledon. If he (Nadal) catches me, it's OK. & # 39;
Leeds takes 1,400 supporters to Old Trafford for a match of less than 18 because they renew the fierce rivalry against Manchester United
- The last time Leeds visited Old Trafford was their famous Winning 1-0 FA Cup in 2010
- Fans took the opportunity to lambaste their rivals but eventually lost 1-0
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also stood in the stands during the stormy affair
The supporters grabbed the end and sang heartily despite a defeat for 1-0. in the FA Youth Cup.
And it turned out to be a typical stormy derby, even for a youth game, while the referee dealt six yellow cards and one red.
During the game the two sets of fans dredged their rear catalog of contemptuous songs about their respective opponents.
It is the first time that Leeds has visited Old Trafford since Jermaine Beckford famously knocked them out of the FA Cup in 2010.
The last meeting between the couple took place a year later on Elland Road, where United demanded revenge and won 3-0.
On Wednesday-evening, Dillon Hoogewerf scored the only goal for the Red Devils, a head in the second half that United sees going on to the sixth round against Wigan Athletic.
In addition to the many Leeds fans watching, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also stood in the stands to explore the club's youth perspectives.
Speaking of the rivalry before the game, class of & 92-star Nicky Butt, now head of the development of the first team, told the Manchester Evening News : & # 39; I have been playing too much Leeds from the time I was younger with my uncle, my cousin and my father and I went to Elland Road a few times as a younger boy.
& # 39; I didn't have to explain what the rivalry is! But it's a healthy rivalry; Leeds is a great club, a huge club and I can't wait until they get back in the Premier League, if I'm honest. & # 39;
Arsenal and Everton & # 39; submitted offers to Gabriel Magalhaes in January, but did not match Lille's appreciation for the defender & # 39;
- Arsenal and Everton were hunting for a center to strengthen their options
- Both Premier League clubs focused on Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes of Lille
- But both parties failed to return Lille's appreciation of the 22-year-old center
- They were set to progress to be followed during the rest of the season
Both Premier League clubs have looked defensive this season so far and wanted to strengthen their ranks to get back on the right track in the English top flight.
And according to Le10 Sport the Gunners and Toffees have submitted concrete bids for the Brazilian defender during the winter market, but their offers have not met Lille's appreciation.
It was a breakthrough season for Gabriel, who made 18 starts in Ligue 1 for Lille and another six in the Champions League.
Following Arsenal and Everton & Gabriel's pursuits, Lille has been holding him to a new contract until 2023.
Both Arsenal and Everton are expected to follow Gabriel closely for the rest of the season.
Arsenal finally signed center back Pablo Mari for a first six-month loan deal with Flamengo in January before joining the club permanently at the club.
Meanwhile, Everton failed to sign during the first transfer window of Carlo Ancelotti who was in charge of the club.
Neymar excluded from PSG & Ligue 1 meeting with Nantes … who comes just 48 hours after celebrating a lavish birthday bash with teammates
- Neymar has a rib injury that has ruled him out of Tuesday's game with Nantes
- Brazilian played the full 90 minutes in a 5-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday
- But he made a knock in the meeting of Parc des Princes
- But he was accompanied by PSG teammates who celebrated his 28th birthday on Sunday
- ] PSG manager Thomas Tuchel admitted that preparation was not ideal
He played the full 90 minutes on Saturday when Thomas Tuchel & # 39; s side defeated Montpellier 5-0, but had to be dealt during the first half.
Neymar will now miss the midweek meeting and his manager admitted that preparing for the game was not ideal with multiple PSG players on Sunday night at a location near the Eiffel Tower.
Tuchel told a press conference: & # 39; Is it the best way to prepare a competition? No, clearly not. Is it the worst in the world? No.
& # 39; I always protect my players and I really love my team. With this party I accept that it is a bit difficult to protect the players, but the context is not just black or white.
& # 39; It's a shame because we give people the chance to speak badly about us. We have to adapt to the situation, but I am not going to leave a player on the couch or at home because they have gone out and celebrated. & # 39;
With Neymar outside the competition, responsibility lies with Kylian Mbappe, who was involved in a heated discussion with Tuchel.
The Frenchman was replaced by Mauro Icardi in the second half and showed his frustration with the PSG boss on the sidelines.
& # 39; There is nothing personal between him and me. These things happen, & Tuchel added.
& # 39; It went between a player who didn't want to come and a coach who had his reasons for doing something and who wanted to give a game to players who deserved it. & # 39;