Ilkay Gundogan backs Man City team-mate Raheem Sterling after racial abuse and says: ‘I know how that feels’ and 'how much it hurts'

The England international, 24, was the victim of cruel taunts during Manchester City's defeat to Chelsea last weekend. Gundogan can empathise with Sterling after he was abused by Germany fans at the World Cup because of his Turkish heritage. The 28-year-old was continually booed after he posed for a picture alongside Mesut Ozil and Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But […]

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Goulding backs Melbourne United to handle Wildcats’ pressure

Melbourne United captain Chris Goulding needed one word when asked whether Perth Wildcats' upset loss to Sydney Kings on Friday would spice up Perth’s clash with his side on Monday. "Nope" was Goulding's response, he knows the Wildcats and Melbourne rivalry is already at a peak following their double overtime thriller in Perth this season. Monday night's game at Melbourne […]

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Pocock backs Cheika, reveals ‘real concerns’ for own neck

David Pocock has voiced his support for under-siege Wallabies coach Michael Cheika but has also provided a concerning insight into how he is still battling neck soreness – to the point he cancelled an overseas holiday to ensure he could get right for a World Cup year. Pocock’s comments came on a day where the 30-year-old claimed a third Rugby Union […]

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David De Gea backs Jose Mourinho and blames Manchester United's flop players for poor season

The Red Devils are currently eighth in the league and have only won six of their opening 14 fixtures – with their latest poor show a 2-2 draw with struggling Southampton on the weekend. And Mourinho's men are are in desperate need of a result against Arsenal to ensure their top four target is within reach. The Portuguese recently back-tracked […]

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Fox News backs CNN over Trump in Acosta legal fight

New York: US President Donald Trump's favourite television network, Fox News, has made a surprise intervention by backing media rival CNN in its legal stoush with the Trump administration over the revocation of the credentials of CNN's chief White House correspondent. On Tuesday, local time, CNN filed a lawsuit against the administration, demanding the return of reporter Jim Acosta's "hard pass", which […]

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Kelly backs rookie import Hall ahead of United test

Mike Kelly is a first-year head coach, but he is no rookie. The new Cairns Taipans mentor has been in the NBL ranks since the mid-1990s, winning championships as both an elite defensive player and an assistant coach before taking the opportunity to take charge of his own side. Mike KellyCredit:AAP Kelly made a positive start, signing three impressive imports […]

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England backs put through their paces by Arsenal sprint specialist ahead of South Africa Twickenham test

Jonas Dodoo took the speedsters through their paces on day one of Eddie Jones' Portugal training camp. Dodoo, who has also worked with Derby County and West Bromwich Albion, is getting the Red Rose runners ready to face South Africa on November 3. Jones also welcomed back rugby league specialist Jason Ryles to his camp. His fellow Aussie coach had […]

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Boris BACKS Tory MP who branded May’s Government a ‘s*** show’

Tory civil war deepens as Boris BACKS Conservative MP who branded May’s Government a ‘s*** show’ which he would not vote for Johnny Mercer slammed the current Tory government under Theresa May    Boris Johnson backed the Tory MP saying he is a great asset to the Conservatives His intervention piles more pressure on Theresa May amid Tory Brexit mutiny   Rising […]

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