3hESPN Staff

Manchester tops ESPN's Greatest Sporting City study

Manchester has beaten out London to be revealed as the greatest sporting city in the UK, according to research from ESPN and the universities of Gloucester and Bath.

10hPeter O'Rourke

Wilshere faces up to 3 weeks out - sources

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is likely to miss this weekend's Premier League opener and could face up to three weeks on the sideline, sources say

9hKevin Palmer

Rio: Di Maria will regret Man Utd exit

Former Man United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Angel Di Maria will regret his failure to make a success of his career at Old Trafford.

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22mChris Wright

Disguised Ronaldo surprises young Real fan

In a new viral video, the Portuguese superstar dons a beard and tracksuit to show off his skills in a Madrid shopping centre.

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20hESPN Staff

Authorities promise action after doping leak

Both WADA and the IAAF have promised to act if information contained within the ''biggest leak of blood-test data in sporting history'' proves to be correct.

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6hESPN Staff

Man City friendly in Vietnam incurs losses

The chief organiser of last week's exhibition game by Manchester City in Vietnam says he incurred big financial losses, despite a near sell-out crowd.

10hJohn Brewin

Arsenal 'serious' for trophies - Ox

"Personally and I can speak for the rest of the squad, we've been serious every single year I've been at the club about winning trophies."

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Expect Wenger vs. Mourinho to continue

What the imminent Premier League season requires is a rivalry at the top, a battle between managers to take the stakes higher still, writes John Brewin.


Pep backs Pedro for Utd success

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he has no doubt that Barcelona forward and Manchester United target Pedro can be successful anywhere.

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23hLaurence Edmondson

Alonso vents frustration at current F1 regulations

Fernando Alonso admits he has been tempted to race in other motorsport categories because of the increasingly restrictive set of regulations governing Formula One.

22hJames Tyler

Tyler: Premier League Survival Guide

As Bournemouth, Norwich and Watford embark on Premier League adventures, James Tyler looks at recently relegated teams and offers some survival tips.


ESPN's Greatest Sporting Cities

Which city can claim to be Britain's home of sport? A study by ESPN and the universities of Gloucester and Bath asked fans to rank their towns according to 12 key factors, including value for money, atmosphere and transport links.

Let's just say the results came as no surprise to Manchester United legend Bryan Robson...