Ferdinand hails Rice as the 'best midfielder in the country'

Rio Ferdinand hails Declan Rice as the ‘best midfielder in the country’ and questions why the England star would want to leave West Ham following their excellent start to the season  Declan Rice has played a vital part in West Ham’s excellent start this season  The 22-year-old is a regular

Derek McInnes emerges as candidate for Cardiff City job

Former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes emerges as candidate for the vacant Cardiff City job as the Bluebirds look to fill the void left by Mick McCarthy who was sacked after eight straight defeats Cardiff City are looking for a new manager after the sacking of Mick McCarthy  Former Aberdeen boss

Crunch time as Gutherson, Koroisau, Pearce and Johns decide futures

The length of Clint Gutherson’s tenure is the sticking point in the latest round of contractual negotiations with Parramatta as the club loses halves coach Andrew Johns to Newcastle. The November 1 transfer deadline is fast approaching and some of the biggest names in rugby league will become free agents

Bulls in turmoil as pair of former Socceroos quit on eve of A-League season

Macarthur FC’s preparations for the new A-League Men season are in disarray after the shock retirement of newly appointed captain Adam Federici – just days after his predecessor Mark Milligan suddenly quit his role as an assistant coach. Federici was only confirmed as skipper less than a month ago after

Hamilton on the pace as Mercedes dominate opening US GP practice

Lewis Hamilton just shy of team-mate Valtteri Bottas’ time as Mercedes dominate opening practice of the United States GP, with Brit’s chief title rival Max Verstappen a distant third and ninth tenths of a second down Valtteri Bottas went fastest for Mercedes who dominated Friday’s first session Lewis Hamilton was

Bruce will face the media as his job as boss hangs in the balance

Steve Bruce WILL face the media on Friday despite Newcastle’s new owners being ready to sack him before their first game in charge this weekend… with Saudis eyeing Lucien Favre and Steven Gerrard as possible replacements Steve Bruce is set to face the media 48 hours before Newcastle take on

Klopp names Gerrard as the one player he would have loved to manage

‘That’s easy..it’s Stevie’: Jurgen Klopp names Anfield legend Steven Gerrard as the one player from the club’s history he would have loved to have coached as Reds boss celebrates six years with club Jurgen Klopp says the one player he would have loved to coach is Steven Gerrard Klopp arrived

Simmons saga escalates as 76ers withhold $11m in bitter battle

The Philadelphia 76ers put 25 per cent of money owed to Australian guard Ben Simmons per his contract – $US8.25 million ($11.4 million) – into an escrow account in response to his holdout, multiple media outlets reported Friday (US time). The Sixers say they will deduct any fines Simmons racks

Matthew Scarlett resigns as Geelong assistant coach

Geelong assistant coach Matthew Scarlett has resigned from his position at the Cats. The triple-premiership Cat is understood to have informed the club of his decision on Thursday. Triple-premiership Cat Matthew Scarlett has resigned as an assistant coach.Credit:Getty Images Scarlett, who is in Geelong’s Hall of Fame, has been an

Horse of the year farce as Racing Australia recall ballots

The nation’s peak body, Racing Australia, faces the embarrassment of being forced to recall horse of the year ballots after leaving major contenders out of a number of categories, including Australian Chanpion Racehorse of the Year-elect Verry Elleegant in her pet middle-distance range. The ballot was sent to journalists and