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Mousa Dembele ‘feeling much better’ after overcoming injury problems

Mauricio Pochettino believes that whilst Harry Kane’s injury is a huge loss, Tottenham have enough quality in the squad to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford. Tottenham prevailed 2-1 over Man United last May in the final game at White Hart Lane. Mauricio Pochettino expresses his disappointment with how Spurs blew their two-goal lead in the second half to West Ham. LONDON — Mousa Dembele hopes he has put his injury problems behind him but the Tottenham midfielder is not sure if he is ready to complete 90 minutes at Manchester United on Saturday. Dembele played the final 20 minutes in his first appearance in over a month in Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham in the Carabao Cup and he has not started a league game since Spurs’ draw with Burnley in August. The Belgi...

Bayern Munich sign 16-year-old Sweden star Alex Timossi Andersson

Bayern Munich’s Jupp Heynckes was delighted to see his side progress to the next round of the DFB Pokal after beating RB Leipzig on penalties. Bayern Munich have announced the signing of 16-year-old Sweden youth international Alex Timossi Andersson from Helsingborg IF.  The attacking midfielder will move to Munich in the summer of 2019. As yet, no details of the fee nor the length of the contract have been announced by either club. #FCBayern have signed 16-year-old Alex Timossi #Andersson. The Sweden youth international will join from @HelsingborgsIF on 1st July 2019. pic.twitter.com/FMijgcT82R — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 27, 2017 “He’s a highly-talented player who we are convinced will make the grade at FC Bayern,” said sporting director Hasan Saliham...

Borussia Dortmund to ‘wait and see’ over Aubameyang and Pulisic

Fireworks and a “Saw”-inspired tifo greeted Dortmund ahead of their German Cup match at third-division side Magdeburg. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic could miss Borussia Dortmund’s match at Hannover 96 this weekend. In their midweek DFB-Pokal match at Magdeburg, Dortmund picked up their first win in three matches, but had to do so without top scorer Aubameyang, United States international Pulisic and Mario Gotze. BVB cruised to a 5-0 win, but only opened the scoring after 42 minutes. “The confidence returns when you take a 2-0, a 3-0 lead,” manager Peter Bosz said, but added that Dortmund might once again be without Aubameyang and Pulisic as they continue to recover from minor knocks. “Mario could have played. It’s no problem. But ...

Santos president confirms PSG have paid Neymar solidarity fee

Following Neymar’s red card in PSG’s last match, Unai Emery urges his side to not give in to opponents’ provocation. The FC crew don’t hold back after hearing Neymar has been receiving special treatment during training and by the PSG staff. Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar insists he will try to help Kylian Mbappe flourish the way Lionel Messi did for him at Barcelona. PARIS — Modesto Roma Junior, president of Neymar’s formative club Santos, has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain have paid them nearly €9 million in solidarity money after the Brazil international’s world-record €222m transfer from Barcelona. Santos have been expecting this fee since Neymar, 25, swapped Camp Nou for Parc des Princes this summer and were owed it under FIFA rules. &#...

Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from ICC

Burundi has withdrawn its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a year after it notified the global judicial institution of its intention. A file picture taken on 14 December 2006 in Nairobi at the UN-sponsored conference on the Great Lakes Region shows Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza. Burundi’s presidency said an attempted coup by a top general had “failed” on May 13, 2015 and pro-president Burundi troops at state broadcaster fire warning shots over the heads of hundreds of protesters, an AFP reporter said. Burundian general Godefroid Niyombare on May 13 announced the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president’s bid to stand for a third term. President Nkurunziza flew to Tanzania earlier Wednesday to meet regiona...

Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory tainted by low turnout

President Uhuru Kenyatta is cruising home to victory as the result of Kenya’s rerun election trickled in on Friday. But it is an assumed victory that is tainted with early estimates of the turnout at below 35 percent, compared with the 80 per cent turnout in the 8 August election. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya The poll snub by voters indicated that they heeded the call by the opposition leader Raila Odinga, to stay at home. The first election, in August, was annulled by the courts because of procedural irregularities, denying Kenyatta a simple victory over his long-term political rival. If the expected legal challenges fail to clear a path out of the crisis, including a possible order for another re-run, the stage is set for a protracted and economically damaging p...

NFL: CJ Mosley’s brilliant interception helps Ravens shut out Dolphins

Baltimore Ravens’ CJ Mosley scores a brilliant interception touchdown as their defence shut out the Miami Dolphins in a 40-0 win. Watch The NFL Show, Saturday 28 October, 23:55 BST on BBC One, and catch live coverage of Minnesota Vikings v Cleveland Browns from Twickenham live on Sunday 29 October, 13:00 GMT on BBC Two. Available to UK users only.

Watch: McGillvary scores England’s opening World Cup try

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‘There’s a cat on the field, Jim’ – feline pitch invader in NFL

The Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins’ NFL match is interrupted by a cat on the field, much to the amusement of commentators Jim Nance and Tony Romo. Watch The NFL Show, Saturday 28 October, 23:55 BST on BBC One, and catch live coverage of Minnesota Vikings v Cleveland Browns from Twickenham live on Sunday 29 October, 13:00 GMT on BBC Two. Available to UK users only.

Sportswoman of the Year 2017: Speed skater Elise Christie wins award

Elise Christie became the first British woman to win a world short track speed skating title in March Speed skater Elise Christie has been named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year. The 27-year-old Scot, who became a triple world champion in March, said: “It feels amazing. I feel like I’ve won the World Championships again.” Tennis player Johanna Konta finished second and taekwondo fighter Bianca Walkden third. The England women’s cricket team were named team of the year after winning the World Cup in July. Cyclist Elinor Barker, cricketer Tammy Beaumont footballer Jodie Taylor were the other nominees for the individual award. “I just didn’t even expect to be nominated so to win it is just incredible,” said Christie. “I thought about quittin...

Tottenham’s Kane out of Man Utd game

Kane left the field clutching his hamstring in Sunday’s win over Liverpool at Wembley Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been ruled out of his side’s trip to Manchester United on Saturday with a hamstring injury. Kane scored twice as Spurs beat Liverpool 4-1 on Sunday, before being substituted in the 88th minute. The 24-year-old is the leading Premier League scorer this season with eight goals. “The doctor and medical staff made the decision to not take the risk,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. “There is no sense in taking that risk and making the problem bigger.” A tweet from Spurs said the injury was “a minor strain to the left hamstring”. Kane has scored 13 goals in 12 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this season – w...