Mohamed Salah’s Egypt are hosting the tournament. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty

The 32nd Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday when hosts Egypt take on Zimbabwe in Cairo. Here is everything you need to know before the tournam(...)

Arsenal’s  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice against Tottenham last weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

Unai Emery has challenged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to maintain the hot streak which has turned him into the Premier League’s hottest property. Aubam(...)

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal 4 Tottenham 2 Arsenal extended their remarkable unbeaten run in all competitions to 19 matches but now they have their statement victory. Una(...)

Ronaldo with Alex Ferguson after winning the Champions League in Moscow in 2008. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

At some point tonight the home fans at Old Trafford will probably sing a round of Viva Ronaldo. From distant metro platforms to wind-raked terraces, i(...)

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes holds his head after being hit by a missile during a Turkish Cup semi-final against Fenerbahçe. Photograph: Stringer/AFP

An Istanbul derby is like no other experience in sport. Outside the stadium before kick-off there’s the smoke and smell of kofte meat burgers wafting (...)

Scott Hogan is on the brink of joining Aston Villa from Championship rivals Brentford. Photograph: Getty/ Shaun Botterill

Burnley broke their transfer record to recruit Robbie Brady from Norwich on deadline day. The Republic of Ireland international signed a three-and-a(...)

 Munster are looking to continue their fine form and guarantee a home quarter-final at Thomond Park on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

For starters, what’s going on? It’s a busy weekend of sporting action. The Champions Cup rugby heads the bill with three of the four provinces stil(...)

Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola: Losing is especially problematic for a clever-clogs foreigner like Guardiola in tired-of-experts Brexit Britain. Photograph: Carl Recine Livepic via Reuters

As Manchester City have struggled for form in recent weeks, Pep Guardiola has found himself dispensing rather more congratulations than he had bargain(...)

Harry Arter in action in the internatonal friendly against England’s Jamie Vardy   at the Aviva Stadium in June 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A week ago everybody, it seems, was laughing at Jeff Stelling and Paul Merson wondering aloud on Sky Sports what possible reason there could be for H(...)

Emmanuel Adebayor has rejected claims he smoked cigarettes and asked for a shot of whisky in his coffee during a meeting with Lyon. Photo: Getty Images

Emmanuel Adebayor has rejected claims he smoked cigarettes and asked for a shot of whiskey in his coffee during a meeting with Lyon over a potential m(...)

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