Jacob Stockdale is struggling to explain why he keeps getting the bounce of the ball. ‘I honestly don’t know,’ is the answer. ‘It hasn’t always bounced nicely for me.’  You could describe his chip and chase against England as flukey, helped by a massive in-goal area at Twickenham. He claimed he got lucky against the All Blacksafter that

Inter Milan have revealed they have not received a ‘suitable offer’ for Arsenal target Ivan Perisic. The Gunners are keen on the Croatian winger as they look to improve their options out wide ahead of the closure of the January transfer window. He is thought to have handed in a transfer request. As a result, he

Manchester United’s winning run under Ole Gunnar Solskjær ended after nine matches but Victor Lindelöf’s late equaliser keeps them unbeaten under the caretaker manager and was the kind of comeback made famous by the 20-times champions. Chris Wood’s 81st-minute header looked to have proved the winner despite Paul Pogba’s late penalty but after bombarding Burnley’s

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has been impressed with the form of fellow Frenchman Ousmane Dembele recently. Dembele endured a difficult debut campaign at the Nou Camp, scoring just four goals last season. But despite some issues regarding his discipline, the 21-year-old forward has already netted 13 times this season and Umtiti is buoyed by his team-mate’s revival. Marca quoted

• ‘Liverpool’s advantage is not huge but it’s there’• Defeat at Newcastle means they can not match 2018 points tally Manchester City handed Liverpool the initiative in the title race with an unscheduled defeat here when Newcastle came from behind to record an important victory in their bid to remain in the Premier League. A Salomón Rondón goal and

Complacency is the biggest obstacle facing Ireland this season, Keith Earls has warned. Joe Schmidt’s men swept all before them last term with a first Grand Slam since 2009 followed by a first series win in Australia for 39 years, culminating in a first-ever win over the All Blacks on home soil. Ireland have been hotly-tipped to

Inter Milan have yet to receive any offers for Arsenal target Ivan Perisic . Winger Perisic is keen to leave the San Siro and has been offered to the Gunners but Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta insists he is yet to hear anything. ‘It’s difficult to keep a player that wants to leave,’ he told Sky Sports. ‘But in

The US midfielder talks about why women are at the forefront of fighting injustices and whether she feared for her football career after taking a knee during the national anthem “As I’ve grown older I’ve really got to understand how powerful one voice can be, my voice can be, or the team’s voice can be.

Stephen Curry’s first-half shooting clinic was virtually flawless. His championship team-mates pitched in, too. Curry scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half as Golden State ran away with a 132-100 rout at Indiana for a league-leading 11th consecutive victory. The two-time defending champions still aren’t satisfied. ‘I feel like we can,’ Curry said

• Player published pictures in recovery on Instagram• Former world No 1 made early exit from Australian Open The former British and world No 1 Andy Murray has posted pictures on Instagram after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in London on Monday. Murray has already announced that he will retire during 2019 and has stated that he would like to