José Mourinho admits he is in the dark over possible January signings

• Manchester United manager does not know if club will back him• Mourinho describes Liverpool as ‘lucky ones’ and praises SalahJosé Mourinho has made the surprise admission that he does not know if Manchester United will back him in the January transfer window.United arrive at Liverpool for Sunday’s game having taken only six points from their past five Premier League matches and the manager is eager to add to his squad but says he is unsure whether the Old Trafford hierarchy will invest in recruits. “I don’t know if we are going to have new players – I would like to – but I don’t know if it is possible or not. It depends on the club,” he said, adding that his immediate aim is winning matches. “Honestly, I’m focused on my job of playing Liverpool and next week playing Cardiff, and I’m more focused on that.” Continue reading...

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Blog: ‘Why my fiancee and I are creating a new joint surname when we marry’

In his second weekly blog, Alexi Duggins explains how he’s making sure his upcoming marriage will be a genuine, equal partnershipIn two months’ time, I get married. It’s a big occasion for many reasons: I’ll be making a lifelong commitment to the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met, it’s the most expensive thing I’ve ever done, and it will also be the first time that my family have seen me cry in public since an ill-advised midnight screening of Ghostbusters II. Continue reading...

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Liverpool 3-1 Man Utd: Shaqiri goals put Klopp's men top

Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scores two late goals as Liverpool beat Manchester United to return to the top of the Premier League.

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Danny Cipriani: ‘It’s been the same story for six years, hasn’t it?’

Fly-half remains philosophical about his England exile and is enjoying his new leadership role at GloucesterIf Danny Cipriani feels messed around by England he hides it well. You might expect confusion, resentment, even betrayal at how he again finds himself on the outside looking in after the briefest of comebacks over the summer but on a chilly afternoon in Gloucestershire there is nothing but positivity from the exiled fly-half.To recap, Cipriani made his first England start in 10 years in their first win in six matches in June but was discarded again for the autumn campaign. It followed his arrest in Jersey but Eddie Jones insisted his latest omission was based on form, all while Cipriani was tearing up trees with his new club, Gloucester. Continue reading...

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Edinburgh have firm grip on Pool Five after victory at Newcastle

• Newcastle 8-21 Edinburgh• Edinburgh complete double over FalconsMuch has rightly been made of Newcastle’s rise under Dean Richards but this match underlined the excellent work being done by another former Leicester legend as Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh claimed a famous and deserved victory.Both men enjoyed glittering careers during their spells at Welford Road and both ended up being sacked. While Richards went on to Harlequins and pitched up at Newcastle in 2012 after a three-year ban from rugby for his part in the Bloodgate scandal, Cockerill has similarly been forced to reinvent himself elsewhere. Continue reading...

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Southampton 3-2 Arsenal: Austin winner ends Arsenal's unbeaten run

Charlie Austin's 85th-minute header clinched victory for Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl on his home debut and ended Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run.

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Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

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Football transfer rumours: Ben Chilwell to Manchester City for £50m?

Today’s fluff is on the upWith Benjamin Mendy still sidelined through injury, Manchester City are ready to bid for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell in January. A summer spent in the company of a personal trainer doing sprints in a Milton Keynes park have yielded rich dividends for the youngster, who told one interviewer: “I feel like this season needs to be the season I push on”. Having done exactly that, he may earn himself a move to the reigning Premier League champions to further his education under Pep Guardiola. £50m is the fee being mentioned. Related: Tottenham’s manager Pochettino tips his hat to ‘hard-working’ chairman Levy Continue reading...

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Brighton 1-2 Chelsea: Eden Hazard stars as Blues hold on for win

Eden Hazard scores one goal and assists another as Chelsea hold on to beat Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

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Track Cycling World Cup: Matt Walls seals omnium gold

Britain's Matt Walls puts in a strong ride in the points race to seal gold in the men's omnium at the Track Cycling World Cup in London.

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Sports Personality of the Year 2018: Billy Monger wins Helen Rollason Award

Watch as Lewis Hamilton presents Billy Monger with the Helen Rollason Award at Sports Personality of the Year 2018 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.

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Laura Kenny & Katie Archibald win Madison gold at Track Cycling World Cup

British pair Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald produce a dominant performance to win gold in the women's Madison at the Track Cycling World Cup in London.

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Rangers top the Premiership after Hibernian stun champions Celtic

Rangers returned to the top of the Scottish Premiership on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 win over Hamilton at Ibrox. Celtic’s surprise defeat by Hibernian at Easter Road earlier in the day had left Kilmarnock in top spot but Steven Gerrard’s side took advantage to move a point clear of their Old Firm rivals.Gerrard has seen his side now score just one goal from open play in the last six games but it was enough on this occasion for an important three points after Daniel Candeias netted in the third minute. Continue reading...

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