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Manchester United fear Anthony Martial's split from partner Samantha Jacquelinet is the

CHRIS WHEELER: Anthony Martial came off the bench to break the deadlock against Stoke City at Old Trafford on Sunday, scoring with a wonderful curling effort in a game United eventually drew 1-1. But it was the Frenchman’s first goal in nine games as he struggles to rediscover the scintillating form he showed after joining United in a £58million deal from Monaco last year. Martial split from Samantha Jacquelinet (far left and far right), his partner of three years and mother of their baby daughter Peyton, earlier this year following allegations he had been unfaithful. They have since moved home to Paris, leaving Martial in Manchester.

Tyson Fury admits to taking 'lots of cocaine' but insists he's never used performance

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Tyson Fury has admitted taking ‘lots of cocaine’ in a lengthy interview that has painted a desperately bleak picture of his current state of mind, with the heavyweight world champion claiming he ‘hopes to die every day’.

SAMI MOKBEL: As much as England would like to move on from Sam Allardyce’s brief reign, Wayne Rooney can’t. Allardyce landed Rooney right in it during his only post-match interview.

SAMI MOKBEL: England players were left flummoxed at Sam Allardyce’s specially arranged quiz night last month, claiming they were too young to know the answers.

SAM CUNNINGHAM - EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal have ended a controversial annual £3million payment to majority owner Stan Kroenke after its legality was called into question.

Danny Rose admits English football cannot defend itself from claims it has become a ‘laughing stock’ following the scandal that engulfed the now sacked Three Lions boss Sam Allardyce.

DOMINIC KING: England's captain has been on the bench for United's last three matches after a 'bad game' at Watford and it has left critics wondering whether this is the beginning of the end.

CHRIS FOY: There was another scan last week, to try to clear up the doubt and confusion about what is delaying Owen Farrell's recovery. Running is not a problem, but kicking most certainly is.

Oliver Burke explains decision to turn down the Premier League for RB Leipzig and the

INTERVIEW BY LAURIE WHITWELL: Imposing even when sitting down and bold of thought despite his tender years, Oliver Burke is clearly a special case among Britain's burgeoning football talents. Having caused a stir this summer by leaving Nottingham Forest to sign for RB Leipzig in a £13million deal, the 19-year-old is explaining with refreshing candour why he spurned Premier League propositions to relocate to a place he admits his friends back home struggled to identify.

Olympic crash victim Annemiek van Vleuten claims Lizzie Armitstead should not have been at

MARTHA KELNER: The Dutch cyclist who suffered a horrific crash in the women’s Olympic road race has claimed Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead should not have been allowed to compete in Rio. Annemiek van Vleuten broke three bones in her back and was concussed after flipping off her bike while leading the race on the treacherous final descent.

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Arsenal are said to be upping their interest in Celtic's Moussa Dembele and Dermot Desmond admits a a queue of suitors is now inevitable.

Controversial plans to expand the World Cup finals to 48 teams were slammed as ‘ludicrous’ on Tuesday. FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to beef up the tournament's current 32-team format.

CHARLES SALE: Former Manchester United boss Ron Atkinson has been prevented from launching his autobiography with a signing session at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Ranked alongside Didier Drogba as the best-known and most successful African player of his generation, there is another side of Eto'o that is threatening to end his illustrious career in turmoil.

Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas were once inseparable, as mentor and protégé moved from Porto to Chelsea and then Inter Milan, but things soured when Villas-Boas looked to go it alone.

Maria Sharapova's ban reduced to 15 months and she claims she's a victim... but she is

COMMENT - MIKE DICKSON: This was not a victory for anyone, and nor is Maria Sharapova a victim of anything. Despite the various spins being put on the decision to reduce her doping violation ban from two years to 15 months, it is no cause for celebration in any quarter of the tennis world. None of the parties involved in the sport’s highest profile episode emerge from it with much credit. The most positive sense would be one of relief — for Sharapova that she can resume her primary career, and for the game’s authorities that it is over, at least until she returns next spring. There were undertones of victory and victimhood in Sharapova’s reaction once the Court of Arbitration for Sport had handed down its decision on Tuesday afternoon.

Bradford take off keeper after only THREE minutes to bend EFL rules

Bradford City defeated Bury 2-1 in their opening group game of the Checkatrade EFL Trophy, despite substituting goalkeeper Colin Doyle after only three minutes in the clash Coral Windows Stadium. The Bantams' early substitution appeared to be a bid to bend the rules of the newly formed competition, which state that League One and Two clubs must field a minimum of five first team players.

Wimbledon and the French Open will find themselves in a moral maze when the question arises of Maria Sharapova’s potential participation next year.

Maria Sharapova pledged that she would be ‘counting the days’ until her comeback at the end of April. The former world No 1 was delighted after the CAS produced their latest example of leniency.

England’s leading wicket-taker of all time is confident the stress fracture in his right shoulder, aggravated in back-to-back Tests against Pakistan last summer, will not rule him out.

Eddie Alvarez has kick-started the verbal battle with Conor McGregor ahead of their UFC 205 showpiece. Alvarez said he had never felt so unthreatened by an opponent squaring off.

Joshua is currently pencilled in for a mandatory defence of his IBF heavyweight belt in November while Klitschko is looking for an opponent after his rematch with Tyson Fury was cancelled.

Mercedes have sent Lewis Hamilton's engine on a 7000-mile trip to be examined at their base in Brixworth. Toto Wolff said the team would leave no stone unturned in examination of the engine.

Maro Itoje's openside credentials have received a strong endorsement on the day England's options in the position appear to have dwindled. The possibility of Itoje and Chris Robshaw packing

Thousands gather to say farewell to Arnold Palmer

The biggest names from all corners of the golf world have gathered to celebrate the life of Arnold Palmer in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Palmer died Sept. 25 at age 87. His private funeral for family members was Thursday. Palmer's family wanted a public service to be held after the Ryder Cup, which the Americans won on Monday. Phil Mickelson and most of the U.S. team were at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, along with leaders from the PGA Tour and European Tour and other tours around the world. Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus were there, and Nicklaus gave a euology, and Rickie Fowler arrived carrying the Ryder Cup trophy America won this week.

Jos Buttler leads England home from perilous position against Bangladesh Board XI in

PAUL NEWMAN IN FATULLAH: Jos Buttler continued his calm and confident start to a tour where he has been thrown in at the deep end by guiding England home against stiff opposition in their only one-day warm-up game here. Buttler, made stand-in captain after Eoin Morgan refused to travel to Bangladesh for safety reasons, led England home from a perilous position against a strong Bangladesh Board XI in company with Moeen Ali.

The presence of Adrien 'The Problem' Broner at ringside - presuming he departs from recent practice and actually turns up for an appointment - is bound to be a distraction.

The 27-year-old has been promised by his promoter, Frank Warren, that he will fight either Gennady Golovkin or Saul Alvarez if he can defend his WBO middleweight title against Artur Akavov.

The world No 2 has his fair share of loyal fans around the world, but it appears one used her privileged position to take things a step too far by breaking into his hotel room in the early hours of the morning.

Neymar and Oscar lead the way in training as Tite's Brazil warm up for latest World Cup

The blossoming romance between talented forward duo Neymar and Oscar took centre stage as Brazil warmed up for their latest World Cup qualifier. Tite's men face Bolivia on Friday as they look to build on their current second place in the South American group. The five-time World Cup winners had a poor start to qualifying - they've drawn three and lost one of their eight games - but with Neymar in such fine form, they should have too much for Bolivia.

France players appear to exchange words but it's all a big joke as they prepare for

Tempers appeared to become flared between the France players as they continued their preparations for their World Cup qualifying double header. Burly forward Andre Pierre Gignac looked to be getting in between a disagreement of some sort as Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro exchanged words. In the end it all amounted to nothing more than handbags at dawn, as the trio laughed off their brief discussion and got back to work.

Michail Antonio, the West Ham winger called up for the last two England squads, is in danger of giving footballers a good name with the way he fulfilled a promise made to a Birmingham charity.

From Michael Owen to Joe Cole and Fernando Torres, countless wonder kids have fizzled out after scaling wondrous heights in their teenage years.

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Cardiff City are set to appoint Neil Warnock as their new manager after sacking Paul Trollope on Tuesday. They have agreed terms with the 67-year-old.

Tottenham youngster Radwan Hamed who was left severely brain damaged after collapsing

MIKE KEEGAN - EXCLUSIVE: A former Tottenham Hotspur player, who was left severely brain-damaged after he suffered a heart attack during a game, was on Tuesday awarded damages of around £7million. Despite scans showing that his heart was ‘unequivocally abnormal’, Radwan Hamed was allowed to continue playing football by Spurs medical staff including Dr Charlotte Cowie — who is now the FA’s medical director and will sit on the bench for England’s World Cup qualifier against Malta at Wembley on Saturday. Tottenham-mad youngster Hamed, then aged 17, collapsed six minutes into his first match as a professional for the Spurs youth team in Bruges in August 2006.

Sportsmail revealed that Pep Guardiola was keen on signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, with it then emerging in early June that Manchester City had held talks.

At such a turbulent time for the England team, it is something of a shame that James Milner announced his international retirement after seeing just three minutes of action at Euro 2016.



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Karamoko Dembele is tiny and just 13 but he can be Celtic’s little genius

ADAM SHERGOLD: Standing at half the height of the other players and with braces on his teeth, 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele made his debut for Celtic’s Under 20 development team on Monday night. It may have been only a nine-minute cameo in a 3-1 win over Hearts but a star has most certainly been born.

England players train under third manager in three months

Gareth Southgate got the chance to run the rule over England's players for the first time as caretaker boss as the Three Lions trained at St George's Park on Tuesday. Southgate, who has been appointed in interim charge of the squad following the recent departure of Sam Allardyce, watched over a session at the national training centre at St George's Park.

Michael Keane earns a first England squad call-up as Glen Johnson withdraws through injury

Burnley defender Michael Keane has been called up by England for the first time after injury prevented Glen Johnson's long-awaited return. The first squad of the Gareth Southgate era meet at St George's Park on Tuesday lunchtime ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.

Dressing rooms at Manchester City's training centre are no-phone zones for Pep Guardiola's squad, with the players' wi-fi cut off. Pablo Zabaleta has revealed some moves Guardiola's making.

Arsenal are offering Hector Bellerin a bumper new five-year contract to prevent him from returning to Barcelona. The youngster still has two years to run on his current £30,000-per-week deal.

Ben Davies believes Wales will have the confidence to kick on and qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The Tottenham star says Wales have what it takes to book their place on a flight to Russia.

Two Sparta Prague players have been ordered to train with the club's women's squad after making sexist remarks about a female assistant referee stating: 'Women belong in the kitchen.'

The 26-year-old never settled on Merseyside side, scoring just four goals in the 2014-15 season at Liverpool, before an equally lacklustre showing on loan at AC Milan last campaign.

FC Fastav Zlin are attempting their own fairytale season in the Czech league. The small provincial team have drawn comparisons with Leicester and are 900-1 outsiders to lift the trophy.

Chelsea starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek attempts audacious trick-shot penalty

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek showed off his skills on Monday as he tucked away a trick-shot penalty in England Under 21 training. The 20-year-old has had to settle for a role on the sidelines under Antonio Conte so far this season, but showed his cheeky side on international duty this week. With Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman between the sticks, Loftus-Cheek jogged up to the penalty spot and proceeded to knock the ball home with his left foot instead of the expected right.

New Swansea boss Bob Bradley takes in Under 23s game ahead of first training session

Newly appointed Swansea boss Bob Bradley wasted no time in getting down to business by attending an Under 23 game shortly after leaving Le Havre. The former USA coach, who beat Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to the lead role at Liberty Stadium, was in the stands to watch his club's next generation play a Checkatrade Trophy clash against Newport County on Tuesday evening. Bradley was joined by Swans chairman Huw Jenkins and coach Alan Curtis at Rodney Parade as he familiarised himself with his new surroundings.

Aston Villa trolled by Virgin Trains in Twitter war as train provider makes jibe after

Following the news of Roberto Di Matteo's sacking as manager of Aston Villa, Virgin Trains sensed the opportunity to have a jibe at the expense of the Birmingham based club. Little did they realise however that Aston Villa would respond with the perfect comeback.  Taking to social media platform Twitter, Virgin Trains poked fun at the club by posting a picture of one of their empty train carriages, along with the caption: 'the next batch of potential #AVFC managers have just left for Birmingham New Street..' 

Gary Neville has questioned whether the FA should have handed over a £1million payout to former boss Sam Allardyce in the wake of his departure as England boss.

Sunderland boss David Moyes has been dealt yet another blow after the club confirmed that key midfielder Jan Kirchhoff could be out of action for up to eight weeks.

Robert Snodgrass cannot wait to show Scotland fans how much progress he has made as he prepares to make his first Hampden appearance for almost three years.

After replacing Francesco Guidolin on Monday, Bob Bradley became the first North American to manage a Premier League club. And Bradley is sure to impose Bruce Springsteen on his Swansea players.

England Under-21 interim manager Aidy Boothroyd insists he will have the final call on team selection. The current Under-20 head coach takes control for the Young Lions' trip to Kazakhstan.

LAURIE WHITWELL: Aston Villa are ready to risk upsetting their fans by appointing former Birmingham boss Steve Bruce as manager after sacking Roberto Di Matteo.

Nick Kyrgios shows his caring side by coming to unwell fan's rescue with a bottle of water

With temperatures soaring, Nick Kyrgios made sure an injured fan at the Japan Open had plenty of water. The sixth-seeded Australian advanced to the second round by beating American qualifier Ryan Harrison 7-5, 6-2, but the match was suspended for about 10 minutes in the first set after a fan fell on some steps in the stands. Kyrgios, often criticised for his volatile behaviour, sent some water up to the injured spectator while temperatures rose to 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) at the start of the second set.

Lewis Hamilton in crisis talks with Mercedes over failing car

Lewis Hamilton boarded a plane bound for Japan on Monday morning and had plenty of excess baggage in tow. The Briton’s defence of his world title is in tatters after an engine failure forced him to retire 15 laps from the end of Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Andy Murray cruises into China Open second round as rejuvenated Scot targets the No 1

Andy Murray proved his fitness as he advanced to the second round of the China Open in Beijing. The world number two was playing his first competitive match since his Davis Cup win over Guido Pella a fortnight ago, where he suffered a thigh injury, and he got back in the groove with a 6-2 7-5 win over Andreas Seppi. There were doubts whether the Scot would compete in the 2008 Olympics host city after the injury in Glasgow came at the end of a punishing schedule over the summer, which saw him lose just four matches since the end of May.

Argentina could not even have dreamed about facing Australia at Twickenham in the Rugby Championship 10 years ago, according to Juan Manuel Leguizamon.

Sam Jones has injured his ankle in a training session in Brighton. The extent of his injury is unclear but the Wasps star is now unlikely to be considered for any of England's Autumn international matches.

The flanker had a scan yesterday and Sportsmail understands he has sustained a fractured cheekbone which requires surgery. He is likely to be out for around six weeks.

Chris Woakes admitted adapting to the searing temperatures and overpowering humidity could prove key to England's hopes of success in their ODI series in Bangladesh.

Kent chairman George Kennedy claims the England and Wales Cricket Board has dealt his county 'an unfair hand' by declining to consider them for promotion in place of Durham.

Sportsmail's DEREK LAWRENSON reflects on the individual performances of the two teams of 12 players - and both captains - over three days of dramatic golf in Minnesota.

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow gives his hottest selections ahead of Wednesday's meetings at  Nottingham, Ludlow, Towcester and Kempton.

Both the Breeders’ Cup and the Japan Cup had looked feasible options for the Roger Varian-trained colt, whose six-race unbeaten run was ended when fifth to Found at Chantilly.

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll football... Diego Maradona and the thrills, skills and

SHERIDAN BIRD: 'Napoli signing Diego Maradona in 1984? The modern equivalent would be if they bought Cristiano Ronaldo today. And that's clearly impossible.' That's the view of 85-year-old Corrado Ferlaino, president of the Italian club between 1983 and 1993. The comparison is perfect. The arrival of the Argentine genius for £7m from Barcelona in the summer of 1984 was the coup of the century.Success wasn't instantaneous, but 30 years ago in 1986-87, El Pibe inspired the Azzurri to their first title. The boys from the Bay of Naples had too much for the rich northern clubs. The Scudetto put the team and the city on the map and earned worldwide fame.

Tottenham’s impressive 2-0 victory against Premier League pacesetters Manchester City on Sunday showed that Pep Guardiola’s side aren't invincible.

With seven games played in the Premier League so far this season, it's time to find out how the players have fared so far. Who tops the scoring charts? Who has the most assists? We take a look...

The salvation of Tyson Fury – if there is to be one – will not be found in what he fancies to be the tormenting of a hostile media by tweeting his retirement one minute and retracting it three hours