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Liverpool vs FC Midtjylland FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Champions League match

LIVERPOOL are looking to make it two wins out of two in the Champions League as they host FC Midtjylland.

The Reds ground out a 1-0 win at Ajax last week through a Nicolas Tagliafico own goal to put themselves in a strong position.

And they will be overwhelming favourites against their Danish opponents who were hammered 4-0 at home to last season's quarter-finalists Atalanta on matchday one.

What time does Liverpool vs FC Midtjylland kick off?

  • Liverpool take on FC Midtjylland on Tuesday, October 27.
  • The match kicks off at 8pm UK time – 9pm in Denmark.
  • It will take place behind closed doors at Anfield.

What TV channel is Liverpool vs FC Midtjylland on and can I live stream it?

  • Liverpool vs FC Midtjylland is live on BT Sport 3.
  • Coverage commences at 7.15pm – 45 minutes before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.

Can I watch Liverpool vs FC Midtjylland for free?

  • Viewers with an EE phone contract can get a three-month FREE trial of BT Sport.
  • Simply text SPORT to 150.

Team news

Joel Matip may return if he is deemed fit enough, but if not Fabinho is likely to line up as a makeshift centre-half alongside Joe Gomez again.

Alisson will be expected to keep his place in goal after returning against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Kostas Tsimikas and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are still out.

Latest odds

Liverpool 1/10

Draw 15/2

Fc Midtjylland 22/1

*Odds from Ladbrokes as of Sunday, October 25

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news

BARCELONA host rivals Real Madrid today for the first El Clasico of the new campaign.

It's been a poor start to the season for the hosts, with Lionel Messi and Co losing 1-0 to Getafe in their last La Liga game.

The visitors are the defending champions and aren't faring much better, losing their unbeaten tag in a shock home defeat to Cadiz last weekend before going down to Shakhtar in Europe.

When is Barcelona vs Real Madrid?

  • The first Clasico of 2020/21 will be held TODAY, October 24.
  • Kick-off is at 3pm BST.
  • When Madrid visited the Nou Camp last, they held the Catalan giants to a 0-0 draw in December 2019.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

You can catch this game live on LaLiga TV here in the UK.

Coverage will begin at 2.45pm.

LaLiga TV is available to subscribe to through Sky TV.

If you don't have Sky, you can also watch by subscribing to the Premier Player from £9.99/month.

What is the team news?

Neto will start between the sticks with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen out with a knee injury.

Samuel Umtiti is missing with a similar ailment, while Jordi Alba is expected to return following a hamstring complaint.

For Madrid, Eden Hazard and Martin Odegaard are both confirmed to be out through injury.

Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema are expected to come back into the side after the embarrassing defeat to Shakhtar in midweek.

Match odds

  • Barcelona to win – 21/20
  • Draw – 5/2
  • Real Madrid victory – 12/5

*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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Liverpool vs Sheffield Utd: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for Premier League game TONIGHT

LIVERPOOL welcome Sheffield United to Anfield this evening as the Premier League champions look to get back to winning ways,

A chaotic 2-2 draw in the Merseyside derby followed their infamous defeat at Aston Villa, so manager Jurgen Klopp will be seeking an altogether calmer and more predictable afternoon.

Meanwhile, Chris Wilder will be keen to give his side a lift with a point against bottom-side Fulham all they have to show for their efforts so far.

What time does Liverpool vs Sheff United kick off?

  • Liverpool vs Sheff United takes place on Saturday, October 24.
  • Kick-off is at 8pm UK time.
  • It will be held behind closed doors at Anfield.

Is Liverpool vs Sheff United on TV and can I live stream it?

  • Liverpool vs Sheffield United is live on Sky Sports Box Office.
  • As the game was not one of Sky or BT's original picks, the Premier League have made the controversial decision to show it on pay-per-view.
  • The match can be purchased for £14.99.
  • Alternatively, listen to all of the action live with talkSPORT's commentary here.

Team News

Liverpool face their first Premier League without Van Dijk after Jordan Pickford's controversial tackle left him with a long-term injury last week.

Thiago was also in the wars at Goodison Park but is expected to be fit.

Meanwhile, the fitness of Sadio Mane is in doubt after he was taken off against Ajax, Joel Matip is expected to be back, while keeper Alisson will not be ready to return just yet.

Sheffield United will be missing Jack O'Connell – likely for the rest of the season – while John Fleck and Lys Mousset will also be out for a few weeks.

Latest odds

Liverpool 1/4

Draw 5/1

Sheff United 11/1

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Ireland vs Italy rugby FREE: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream, team news for Six Nations match

THE Six Nations is back after seven long months of waiting for an outcome.

This weekend it's Ireland vs Italy in a match that was initially scheduled for March 7 before the coronavirus outbreak in Italy saw it postponed.

The Irish go into this one knowing a bonus point win will put their fate in their own hands ahead of a tough trip to Paris on the final day.

Meanwhile Italy are hunting for their first win since the 2015 tournament.

What time does Ireland vs Italy kick off?

  • Ireland take on Italy on Saturday, October 24.
  • The match kicks off at 3.30pm.
  • It will be played behind closed doors at the Aviva Stadium.
  • Last time the sides met Ireland were 29-10 winners in a World Cup warm-up at the same venue.

What TV channel is Ireland vs Italy on and can I live stream it free?

  • Ireland vs Italy is live on ITV1.
  • Coverage commences at 2.45pm – 45 minutes before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.
  • ITV is free for all UK viewers.
  • Irish rights to the Six Nations are held by Virgin Media One while DMAX hold the Italian rights.

Team news

Latest odds

Ireland 1/100

Draw 50/1

Italy 18/1

 

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UFC 254 – Khabib vs Gaethje LIVE: Khabib weigh in relief on the scales – all the build-up and updates from Fight Island – The Sun

UFC 254 takes place this weekend with the MASSIVE lightweight world title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.

Khabib returns to Octagon for the first time since September 2019 for the bout at the UFC's Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Follow ALL of the latest fight week build-up and updates below…

  • Richard Forrester

    WEIGH TOO CLOSE

    Khabib Nurmagomedov looked a very relieved man after learning he had made weight.

    The Russian weighed in at 11st 1lb ahead of his scrap with Justin Gaethje on Fight Island on Saturday night.

    Khabib looked a bag of nerves while he stood on the scales and waited.

    He then put his hands to his face after been given the green light to fight the American.

    See his reaction below…

  • Richard Forrester

    ROUND 'N POUND

    Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his unbeaten record and lightweight crown on the line at UFC 254.

    Standing in the opposite corner is interim champion Justin Gaethje, who is hoping to successfully unify his title.

    Nurmagomedov, 32, has emerged as a seemingly unstoppable force in the octagon, unbeaten in 28 fights.

    But Gaethje's heavy hands and standout college wrestling accolades have people tipping him to be Khabib's toughest test.

    Read how SunSport predicts of how each round could play out.

  • Richard Forrester

    JOHN TOP OF IT

    EXCLUSIVE: Frans Mlambo is out to prove John Kavanagh right after the trainer called him the 'fighter to watch out for'.

    Mlambo – a sparring partner of Conor McGregor's and product of Kavanagh's Straight Blast Gym in Ireland – is 8-5 in his MMA career.

    He recovered from losing two of his opening four bouts and now campaigns in the Bellator cage, where he has won three in four.

    Coach Kavanagh – who guided McGregor to two UFC titles – tipped Mlambo as the brightest prospect in his gym.

    Mlambo told SunSport: “I feel I've come along so much in my skillset. I was weak on the ground and that was my downfall and it gave me problems.

    “But I feel like I've mended the problems I had and going forward to get to where I want to get to, I don't feel like I have long.

    “I just need to make the right choices and this time next year, what I'm planning could happen if I play my cards right.

    “I've got some skills but when I get in there I show it but I feel like when the time comes I'm not as technical as I should be.

    “I feel like now my game has come along now where I can finally put on some really good stuff and I look forward to doing that.”

  • Richard Forrester

    FINE MARGINS

    Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje looked in phenomenal shape as they both weighed in at 11st 1lb.

    The UFC icons meet in Saturday night's mega-clash on Fight Island and their shredded physiques were on show for all to see on the scales.

    Footage from the weigh in was released this morning and Russian world champion Khabib looked thoroughly relieved to have made the weight.

    The 32-year-old stripped naked before climbing on the scales and he looked nervous until his weight was confirmed.

    He stared downward anxiously before the announcer read out the 155lb reading at which point Khabib's body language relaxed and he ran his hands over his face.

    Gaethje looked much more confident as he flexed his chiselled tattooed physique.

  • Richard Forrester

    GREG ON WITH IT

    Conor McGregor is NOT the most difficult fighter Dana White has to work with.

    The UFC boss has named Tyron Woodley as the 'hardest kid' to deal with following reports of a feud between the pair.

    He told reporters: “I would say the hardest kid that I ever dealt with, and everybody thinks that I don't like him, it has to be [Tyron] Woodley.

    “Woodley's the hardest kid I've ever dealt with.

    “I look at what he could have done and what he should have done.

    “Good-looking kid, physique, the whole thing, becomes a world champion, has that knockout power, has all the tools and everything else.

    “But it's just always pulling teeth with him and it's always about something else other than the fight.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    GOOD MORNING FIGHT FANS

    Tony Ferguson is adamant he will finally fight Khabib Nurmagomedov having had five fights axed between them.

    Lightweight champion Nurmagomedov admitted he doubts he will ever face Ferguson following the American's defeat in May.

    Justin Gaethje was only afforded the interim title bout after Russian Khabib was ruled out through travel restrictions.

    Ferguson told ESPN: “I see fear in his voice if he thinks he has to talk bad about people. “He can't put that s*** in my head.

    “I will fight Khabib at one point or another. He will see me before he retires. We'll make that a point.

    “I think everybody is writing me off after one loss, and f*** them. The casual fan base is trying to, but my hard-core fans are too much.

    “They know too much. My value is way too much.”

    Meanwhile, Nathaniel Wood is back on UFC Fight Island – for the second time this year.

    The Londoner travelled to Abu Dhabi in July and beat John Castaneda on points.

    It was the bantamweight's first fight since a loss in February to John Dodson.

    The super-active 27-year-old faces American Casey Kenney at UFC 254 – as he bids to elevate himself in the title picture.

    SunSport caught up with the promising Brit, who hails from Morden, to discuss what and who could be in his future.

    When asked on his upcoming bout during the pandemic he said: “Obviously I'm just blessed to be able to be in my third fight this year.

    “Considering the pandemic that's going on, I know there's a lot of guys struggling to get fights and being a fighter we need to fight to get paid, so the fact I'm doing it for the third time feels really good.

    “It will be nice to get a [£50,000] bonus before Christmas.”

    And finally, UFC chief Dana White says he is 'working on putting on a fight soon' as he makes a move into boxing.

    The outspoken promoter says his first 'Zuffa Boxing' show will take place at his Fight Island venue in Abu Dhabi.

    The MMA maestro teased a step into the sweet science last year but now looks set to make his bow in the sport.

    Speaking to UFC Arabia, the 51-year-old said: “I would say that Covid was a blessing for Zuffa Boxing. So I'm working on a fight right now that I'll be announcing soon.

    “I will be putting on a fight here soon in boxing. We’ll see how this thing goes.

    “I'm just dipping my toe into the water. I'm not diving into this head first. I think that I have a cool concept, and I’m going to give it a shot.”

  • Joe Brophy

    BETWEEN A B-ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

    Brock Lesnar has officially been added to UFC 4.

    The former heavyweight champion, had not appeared in a UFC video game since the inaugural EA Sports game way back in 2014.

    Lesnar, who boasts a four-star rating on the game,is also joined by flyweight contenders Jennifer Maia and Askar Askarov.

  • Joe Brophy

    A-TONE FOR

    Tony Ferguson wants the UFC to settle with him financially before he returns to the octagon.

    He told MMA Junkie: “I’m not going to bull*** anymore.

    “(UFC president) Dana (White) is cool. Me and Dana are chill. But when it comes down to it, I want to be paid what I’m worth, and my value has increased.

    “I put out there a lot of energy. I don’t have to talk about it. I don’t have to talk about my contracts and say (expletive) about it, because everybody else does that. I’m past that. I’ve been in this organization for 10-plus years.”

  • Joe Brophy

    ED FOR THE HILLS

    Leon Edwards has confirmed that he was bumped off the welterweight rankings due to inactivity.

    The 29-year-old, who hasn’t fought since July 20, 2019, was previously the No. 3 UFC welterweight.

  • Joe Brophy

    TALE OF THE TALE

    A reminder of how the two main-eventers compare before Saturday…

  • Joe Brophy

    TICK THE BOX

    UFC chief Dana White says he is 'working on putting on a fight soon' as he makes a move into boxing.

    The outspoken promoter says his first 'Zuffa Boxing' show will take place at his Fight Island venue in Abu Dhabi.

    The MMA maestro teased a step into the sweet science last year but now looks set to make his bow in the sport.

    Speaking to UFC Arabia, the 51-year-old said: “I would say that Covid was a blessing for Zuffa Boxing. So I'm working on a fight right now that I'll be announcing soon.

    “I will be putting on a fight here soon in boxing. We’ll see how this thing goes.

    “I'm just dipping my toe into the water. I'm not diving into this head first. I think that I have a cool concept, and I’m going to give it a shot.”

  • Joe Brophy

    GANNOU GET ANGRY

    Francis Ngannou has taken aim at the UFC after his fight with Stipe Miocic was reportedly delayed due to an injury.

    Dana White is willing to give the Cameroonian fighter, 34, a fresh shot at the heavyweight belt.

    But the No1 ranked challenger for Miocic's title was left annoyed by the prospect of having to wait until the spring to face his rival.

    The American, 38, is reportedly out until March, and Ngannou moaned at having only 20 seconds of octagon action in over a year.

    He tweeted: “Two title fights in the UFC heavyweight division for the past two years and yet we don't know if there will be another one anytime soon. Contenders have to fight for something.

    “Apparently Stipe is out until March. If I have to wait until then it'll be almost another year between fights.

    “I fought once for 20 seconds in the last 16 months thissucks.”

  • Richard Forrester

    WOOD YOU KNOW IT?

    Exclusive: Nathaniel Wood is back on UFC Fight Island – for the second time this year.

    The Londoner travelled to Abu Dhabi in July and beat John Castaneda on points.

    It was the bantamweight's first fight since a loss in February to John Dodson.

    The super-active 27-year-old faces American Casey Kenney at UFC 254 – as he bids to elevate himself in the title picture.

    SunSport caught up with the promising Brit, who hails from Morden, to discuss what and who could be in his future.

    When asked on his upcoming bout during the pandemic he said: “Obviously I'm just blessed to be able to be in my third fight this year.

    “Considering the pandemic that's going on, I know there's a lot of guys struggling to get fights and being a fighter we need to fight to get paid, so the fact I'm doing it for the third time feels really good.

    “It will be nice to get a [£50,000] bonus before Christmas.”

    READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

  • Richard Forrester

    FIT FOR TWO KINGS

    UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov once visited Mike Tyson’s mansion before destroying Edson Barboza at UFC 219.

    Iron Mike – the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history – was famed for his intimidating aura during his fighting heyday.

    The former Baddest Man on the Planet has since paid his respects to UFC superstar Khabib for his undefeated streak inside the Octagon.

    Tyson was memorably a guest at UFC 160 back in May 2013 that saw the Russian dominate Abel Trujillo on route to a unanimous decision win.

    And it seems the pair's relationship continued to grow outside the cage as the 54-year-old invited Khabib to his Las Vegas house four years later.

    Lightweight king Nurmagomedov, who battles Justin Gaethje on Saturday on Fight Island, then went on to score a unanimous decision victory over Barboza at UFC 219 in 2017.

    Speaking at the post-fight press conference, Khabib said: “The last time I was in Vegas I met with him inside his house. He invited me.

    “I am a big fan of Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. And I want to be the greatest like these guys. Not only inside the cage but also outside.”

  • Richard Forrester

    NO WEIGH

    Leon Edwards has been removed from the welterweight rankings due to inactivity, reports say.

    Edwards – who was ranked No3 – has not fought since beating former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019.

    As a result, he has been removed from the 170lb standings, according to TSN, with Belal Muhammad now 15th.

    Edwards, 29, was due to face former welterweight king Tyron Woodley in March in the UFC London headliner.

    But the coronavirus pandemic forced the event to be cancelled.

    Due to travel and lockdown restrictions, Edwards has been unable to fight.

    Gilbert Burns, 34, replaced him to beat Woodley, 38, in May and is now set to challenge champion Kamaru Usman, 33.

    Colby Covington, 32, and Jorge Masvidal, 35, are also set to fight in a grudge match that could determine the next title challenger.

    Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, 37, has called to fight Edwards, but the Brit did not seem keen with the American ranked below him.

  • Richard Forrester

    WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE

    Mike Tyson relished a heated weigh-in confrontation during his boxing days – and loves it when it happens in UFC too.

    Iron Mike was a guest at UFC 160 in May 2013, and watched a blockbuster card that included future lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov against Abel Trujillo.

    Tyson, was on stage at the weigh-in when Khabib – who puts his belt on the line in a blockbuster against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Saturday night – actually failed to make weight.

    With emotions running high as the two squared off, the undefeated Dagestani, now 32, angrily shoved Trujillo before UFC president Dana White intervened.

    Amid the carnage, Tyson, who at 54 is preparing for his own ring return against 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr on November 28, was enjoying every second.

    He smiled, raised his arms in joy and pumped his fists at the madness.

    Fans were cracking up at the ex-heavyweight king's excited reaction.

    One replied to the clip: “Mike was liking the aggressiveness. Love the look on his face.”

  • Richard Forrester

    FERG-ET IT

    Tony Ferguson is adamant he will finally fight Khabib Nurmagomedov having had five fights axed between them.

    Lightweight champion Nurmagomedov admitted he doubts he will ever face Ferguson following the American's defeat in May.

    Justin Gaethje was only afforded the interim title bout after Russian Khabib was ruled out through travel restrictions.

    Ferguson told ESPN: “I see fear in his voice if he thinks he has to talk bad about people. “He can't put that s*** in my head.

    “I will fight Khabib at one point or another. He will see me before he retires. We'll make that a point.

    “I think everybody is writing me off after one loss, and f*** them. The casual fan base is trying to, but my hard-core fans are too much.

    “They know too much. My value is way too much.”

  • Richard Forrester

    AN ABSOLUTE CON

    Conor McGregor has single-handedly infuriated three MMA rivals Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones and Nate Diaz with a 'GOAT thread' on Twitter.

    The fighting trio were seething when not-so-humble McGregor labelled himself at No 2 on the all-time list behind Brazilian hero Anderson Silva back in May.

    But he vowed to claim top spot “easily” before the end of his career, suggesting he may already be on a par with Silva.

    McGregor wrote: “GOAT THREAD. The array of finishes, across 2 divisions, with champion status in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT.

    “My array of finishes, across 3 divisions, with champion status in 2, I’m No.2, if not tied 1.

    “However still active, No.1 is fully secured by career end. And easily.”

    Khabib fired back: “You tapped out in featherweight, you tapped out in lightweight and you tapped in welterweight.

    “You never defended title in the UFC or Cage Warriors, you gave up more than GSP, Spider and Bones all together.”

    Jones added: “I’m not going to debate on who is the goat, I’ll let the fans do that for me.”

    And Diaz responded: “Smoked the 1 p4p and double champ. Know the real goat when you see him.

    “And don’t forget I did it better and quicker than anyone else on the ground and sent him down with punches quicker than Mayweather did so f*** alll y’all rankings and know a real goat when you see me.”

  • Richard Forrester

    SOCK IT TO HIM

    Conor McGregor boasted about an illegal knee he landed at UFC 229 which 'smashed in' Khabib Nurmagomedov's eye socket.

    McGregor uploaded a clip from round two of his grudge match against Nurmagomedov.

    The Irishman – who had been dropped earlier on – was being controlled on the floor by his Russian nemesis.

    But he then threw a knee, which is illegal shot you cannot land the strike on a downed opponent, which unbeaten Khabib and McGregor both were.

    Still, The Notorious appears proud of the sneaky blow, which he claims to have landed on the sweet spot.

  • Richard Forrester

    SNAKE STYLE

    Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed he fears snakes after being pranked by his team-mates – despite being able to wrestle bears and lions.

    The unbeaten lightweight champion is preparing to defend his crown against interim champion Justin Gaethje in a unification on Saturday.

    And during his preparations for the UFC 254 headliner, Nurmagomedov’s team-mates pranked the Russian star.

    As the 32-year-old was training, a large live snake was brought in by two men in what appears to be a uniform.

    Khabib can be seen quickly making a dash for it, as his other camp mates were instead confronted with the snake.

    But as Nurmagomedov explains, the stunt was not initially aimed at him.

    He told BT Sport: “Honestly, I don’t like snakes. I like bear, eagle, lion.

    “They don’t know about me, they know about other guys, they know about other guys but they don’t bring this to bring pressure on me.”

  • Richard Forrester

    GAET-WAY

    Justin Gaethje has accused Conor McGregor of making a ‘b**** move’ by avoiding him and fighting Donald Cerrone instead.

    The Irish superstar returned to the octagon in January to knockout ‘Cowboy’ in just 40 seconds.

    Gaethje told BT Sport: “I’ve tweeted him and called him a s*** father, human and husband.

    “That was in October and he fought ‘Cowboy’ in January. He had every opportunity to fight me and he passed every time.

    “The time’s he said he was going to fight I never had a call from UFC or anybody to confirm whether that happened, so I dunno what was going on behind the scenes.

    “But they never called me and he had many opportunities to fight me and he didn’t.”

  • Richard Forrester

    WEIGH TO GO

    Jared Cannonier is the middleweight title contender who dropped FOUR STONE from heavyweight to resurrect his UFC career.

    And he is just one win away from capping off his incredible career turnaroind with a title shot.

    American Cannonier made his MMA debut in 2011 and after seven fights and three years, he was signed by the UFC.

    But the Texan – who tipped the scales at 235lb – was knocked out after three minutes by Shawn Jordan.

    Cannonier would bounce back with two consecutive wins, the second of which marked his move down to light-heavyweight.

    But he lost three out of four at 205lb, against current champion Jan Blachowicz and former title challengers Glover Teixeira and Dominick Reyes.

    Cannonier would then make the drastic decision to drop down to the 185lb middleweight division – three and a half stone lighter than his UFC debut.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING FIGHT FANS

    Khabib vs Justin Gaethje is set to smash the pay-per-view record, claims Dana White.

    The undefeated Russian will put his lightweight belt on the line against the American at UFC 254 on Fight Island this weekend.

    Khabib's fight against Conor McGregor in 2018 currently holds the UFC record for the most pay-per-view sales at 2.4million.

    It is estimated that the lightweight showdown raked in a whopping £120m.

    But White has revealed this weekend's bout is on track to be even bigger.

    The UFC chief told TMZ: “This thing's trending off the charts for us right now.

    “So, today is Tuesday and on Monday, this thing was trending to be the biggest fight we have ever had.

    “Not Thursday, not Friday, Monday.”

    Meanwhile, White said he 'expects' Conor McGregor to fight Dustin Poirier again … but only at 155lbs.

    While no formal agreements have been signed yet, a bout between the two seems likely for UFC 257 on January 23.

    He told BT Sport: “The deals not signed yet but in the history of dealing with Conor McGregor, Conor McGregor has never come out publicly and said ‘I accept this fight’ and then not fought and turned down a fight. I expect the fight to go on.”

    When pressed on the weight division the fight should be at, White was adamant.

    He said: “I'm not putting on a friggin' multi-million at a catchweight that means nothing.

    “The fight means nothing at 170. Neither one of those two are ranked at 170 pounds and it doesn't do anything in the '55 division if either one of them win 'cos they're fighting at 170.

    “It literally makes no sense.

    “There are plenty of organisations that put on fights that make no sense. You can go and watch those fights every weekend. That's not what we do here.”

    And finally, Anderson Silva says he will retire after his fight with Uriah Hall on October 31.

    Former UFC middleweight champion told MMA Junkie: “This is the last fight. For sure, this is the last fight. Probably.

    “I love the sport. I've prepared my mind for this. I've prepared for fighting my entire life, but yes, this is my last fight in UFC.”

  • Joe Brophy

    WEIGH TO GO

    Justin Gaethje has claimed he wasn't after any tips when he once helped Khabib make weight.

    He said: “I’ve been cutting weight my whole life, he’s been cutting weight his whole life. There’s nothing fun about it.

    “If I’m around and you’re struggling, then I’m gonna lend a helping hand — it doesn’t matter who you are.

    “I just happened to be in the situation at the time and it’s who I am. Nothing more than that.I didnt go into the situation to learn about him or about his mindset. I was there to help because he needed some help at the time just in that one minute.”

  • Joe Brophy

    MONEY TALKS

    Justin Gaethje hopes his mum, who he specifically requested fly out to Fight Island this week, can retire if he earns a mega pay day by beating Khabib on Saturday.

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Leicester vs Zorya Luhansk FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, and team news for TONIGHT'S Europa League match

LEICESTER CITY are back in the big time as they return to European football tonight following a three-year absence.

The Foxes are in Europa League action as they host Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk, who have a wealth of experience in this competition.

What time does Leicester vs Zorya Luhansk kick off?

  • The match kicks off at 8pm UK time.
  • In accordance with UK law, it will be played behind closed doors at the King Power Stadium.

What TV channel is Leicester vs Zorya Luhansk on and can I live stream it?

  • Leicester vs Zorya Luhansk is live on BT Sport ESPN.
  • Coverage commences at 7.30pm – half an hour before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.

How do I watch Leicester vs Zorya Luhansk for free?

  • Viewers with an EE phone contract can get a three-month FREE trial of BT Sport.
  • Simply text SPORT to 150.

What is the team news?

Jamie Vardy is out of this one with a calf problem, which should allow Kelechi Iheanacho to get a start.

In a huge blow for the Foxes, Caglar Soyuncu faces a lengthy spell on the treatment table with an abductor tear.

Daniel Amartey, Ricardo Pereira and Wilfred Ndidi are also longer term absentees.

 

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    Tottenham vs LASK FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, and team news for TONIGHT'S Europa League opener

    TOTTENHAM welcome Austrian side LASK to North London tonight as fans eagerly await a possible full second debut for Gareth Bale.

    Spurs will be desperate to get back to winning ways after throwing away a three-goal lead to draw with West Ham on Sunday in the Premier League.

    What time does Tottenham vs LASK kick off?

    • The match kicks off at 8pm UK time.
    • It will be played without fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    What TV channel is Tottenham vs LASK on and can I live stream it?

    • Tottenham vs LASK is live on BT Sport 2.
    • To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.

    Can I watch Tottenham vs LASK for free?

    • Viewers with an EE phone contract can get a three-month FREE trial of BT Sport.
    • Simply text SPORT to 150.

    What is the team news?

    Bale could be set to make his full second debut for Spurs but he will not be joined by fellow Welshman Joe Rodon, who wasn't registered in time to be included in the Europa League squad.

    The likes of Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Harry Winks and Carlos Vinicius could be considered with Mourinho set to ring the changes.

    However, the game may come too soon for Eric Dier.

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      Khabib vs Justin Gaethje fight card: Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier chief support at UFC 254

      KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV returns to action this month in defence of his UFC championship belt.

      He will face-off against Justin Gaethje in the highly-anticipated Lightweight Championship clash at UFC 254.

      When is UFC 254?

      • UFC 254 will take place on Saturday, October 24.
      • The clash will be held at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
      • Fight Island has been the home to UFC fights since the coronavirus lockdown was put in place.

      What time does UFC 254 start?

      The early prelims will begin at 3.15pm BST.

      This is 10.15am Eastern Time in the US and 6.15pm in Abu Dhabi.

      Then the main card starts at 7pm BST and the main event is expected to get underway from around 10pm.

      Speaking on the time choices UFC president Dana White said: "It will be time-friendly for the European audience. It will happen in the afternoon in the US."

      What TV channel and live stream is UFC 254 on?

      UFC 254 will be shown on BT Sport Box Office.

      It can be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app.

      Earlier prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass for subscribers as normal.

      US fans can watch the slug-fest on ESPN.

      Who's on the UFC 254 fight card?

      Fans will get to see a middleweight bout between former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier.

      The fight was initially scheduled to take place in March at UFC 248, but Whittaker pulled out due to personal reasons.

      Whoever wins this match will most likely face the champ Israel Adesanya next.

      Main Card

      • Khabib Nurmagomedovvs Justin Gaethje
      • Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier
      • Alexander Volkov vs Walt Harris
      • Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cuțelaba
      • Jacob Malkoun vs Phil Hawes

      Preliminary card

      • Stefan Struve vs Tai Tuivasa
      • Alex Oliveira vs Shavkat Rakhmonov
      • Da Un Jung vs Sam Alvey

      Early Prelims

      • Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney
      • Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick
      • Joel Álvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev

      What have they said?

      Khabib

      "I'm going to try wrestling with him. If he's going to defend my takedown one time, I'm going to try a second, third. I'm gonna try 100 times. And of course I'm going to box with him, I'm going to kick with him.

      "He's going to be kickboxing and wrestling, a mix. I'm going to make him tired.

      "This is my goal. And maybe in round number 3, round number 4, my plan is finish him."

      Gaethje

      "I'm gonna go out there and I'm gonna try and break his face, I promise you.

      "I am prepared and you can bet your bottom dollar I will not go out like no b****."

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      Wales vs Scotland Six Nations clash WILL go ahead despite lockdown

      Wales vs Scotland Six Nations clash WILL go ahead as professional sport is permitted to continue despite the home country’s ‘fire break’ lockdown

      • Question marks had been raised over Wales’ Six Nations clash with Scotland 
      • The revised fixture was under threat after the country went back into lockdown 
      • It has now been ruled that professional sport can continue in the two-week slot

      Wales’ Six Nations showdown with Scotland will go ahead as planned, despite the country entering a two-week fire-break lockdown.

      Measures have been imposed amid spiking coronavirus cases, as Wales bids to battle back against infections and stop the spread of Covid-19.

      Wales have been waiting to face Scotland after a rearranged Six Nations fixture was pencilled in, though this was thought to be under threat because of the latest actions.

      Wales will face Scotland at the end of the month despite new lockdown measures imposed

      However it has now been stated in Government guidelines that professional sport is permitted to continue during the stated two-week window, as report Wales Online.

      This means Wales will go up against rivals Scotland at the Parc y Scarlets on October 31 as originally planned.

      Fans will be permitted to watch from home and are not allowed to mix households to watch the fixture together. 

      The match, which was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday March 14, was one of the first sporting events to get chalked off due to the initial rise of coronavirus in the UK.

      It was put back indefinitely, until rugby chiefs decided on an October return in line with other professional sport. The match is to take place in a closed stadium. 




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      Tottenham vs West Ham LIVE RESULT: Lanzini ROCKET levels game for West Ham after sensational fight back – The Sun

      WEST HAM fought back in sensational fashion to draw 3-3 at Tottenham Hotspur.

      Lanzini's 94th-minute rocket levelled the game as the Hammers scored ALL three goals in the final eight minutes.

      Follow ALL of the latest reaction below…

      • Sam Dymond

        HAMMERS TIME

        What a comeback from the east London side.

      • Sam Dymond

        MOURINHO'S REACTION

        Jose Mourinho was full of praise for West Ham despite his team throwing away a three-goal lead.

      • Sam Dymond

        MOYES' MOMENT OF GLORY

        The West Ham manager wouldn't have enjoyed much of his first game back in the dugout, but it ended with pure, unadulterated joy.

      • Sam Dymond

        LOVE FOR LANZINI

        Tears in one dressing room, tweets in the other.

      • Sam Dymond

        STUNNED IN STOPPAGE TIME

        Jose Mourinho feeling the frustrations of Fergie time.

      • Sam Dymond

        A CRAZY GAME

        What an astonishing afternoon that was in north London.

        At the final whistle, I felt more exhausted than some of the players.

        I need a cup of tea and a lie down.

        In the meantime, check out Marc Mayo's match report from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

      • Sam Dymond

        WHAT A STRIKE!

        Manuel Lanzini's sensational hit completes an unlikely comeback deep into stoppage time.

      • Sam Dymond

        FT: TOTTENHAM 3-3 WEST HAM

        Wow! It ends all square at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as three goals in the final eight minutes earn West Ham a point when they had appeared to have been blown away by the home side's first half display.

      • Sam Dymond

        PEEEEEEEP!

        THAT'S THE END OF AN ASTONISHING GAME!

      • Sam Dymond

        90+4. Unbelievable! Absolutely unbelievable!

        Spurs thought they had it won when Cresswell's set-piece was headed clear, but the ball was quickly worked back to Manuel Lanzini to line up a shot from 25 yards.

        It an incredible hit with the outside of the right boot that swerves up and away from Lloris before crashing into the top corner via the frame of the goal.

        A phenomenal goal to end a phenomenal game.

        Tottenham 3-3 WEST HAM

      • Sam Dymond

        INCREDIBLE!!

        WHAT A GOAL!!

        WHAT A GAME!!

        IT'S MANUEL LANZINI!!

        IT'S 3-3!!

      • Sam Dymond

        TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

        90+4. A free-kick to West Ham in almost exactly the same position from which they scored their first.

      • Sam Dymond

        TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

        90+2. Bale. Still Gareth Bale! Bale's going all the way! Inches wide!

        A brilliant run from the substitute as he weaves his way through West Ham's stretched defence before firing just wide.

        That would have killed the game off.

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        TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

        90. West Ham have four minutes of stoppage time to find an equaliser.

      • Sam Dymond

        TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

        89. Lucas Moura buys some time by winning a free-kick from Masuaku.

        It earns the West Ham man a yellow card, and it's going to be his last action as he gives way to Snodgrass' arrival.

      • Sam Dymond

        TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

        88. David Moyes is calling for attacking options as his side chase an unlikely point.

        Robert Snodgrass is going to be thrown into the mix.

      • Sam Dymond

        85. Well. Well. Well.

        Two goals in three minutes, and suddenly West Ham have hope!

        Nice interplay between Jarrod Bowen and Vladimir Coufal ends with the Czech wing-back fizzing in a cross that Davinson Sanchez heads beyond his own goalkeeper.

        Are Spurs beginning to panic?!

        Tottenham 3-2 WEST HAM

      • Sam Dymond

        OWN-GOAL!!

        WEST HAM HAVE ANOTHER!!

        DAVINSON SANCHEZ HEADS PAST HIS KEEPER!!

      • Sam Dymond

        84. West Ham score, but surely it's too little, too late.

        From a free-kick on the left, Aaron Cresswell whipped in a fine cross for Fabian Balbuena to head home.

        Tottenham 3-1 WEST HAM

      • Sam Dymond

        GOAAAAAAALL!

        FABIAN BALBUENA HEADS A CONSOLATION!

      • Sam Dymond

        500 NOT OUT

        Gareth Bale's introduction marks a significant landmark in the club career of the forward.

      • Sam Dymond

        TOTTENHAM 3-0 WEST HAM

        80. A fine shift from Son Heung-min.

        The exciting forward takes a well-earned rest as he makes way for Lucas Moura.

      • Sam Dymond

        TOTTENHAM 3-0 WEST HAM

        79. Post! Harry Kane goes so close to his hat-trick!

        It's the Son-Kane double act again as the former plays a lovely square pass into the path of the latter.

        Taking it on first time, the striker cushions his shot around a defender, only to see it crash off the outside of the woodwork.

      • Sam Dymond

        TOTTENHAM 3-0 WEST HAM

        77. A double change for the visitors as Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko come on for Fornals and Antonio.

      • Sam Dymond

        TOTTENHAM 3-0 WEST HAM

        76. Soucek goes into the book for bundling over Kane on the far touchline.

        In all the excitement of Gareth Bale's arrival, it wasn't mentioned that Ogbanna has also received a caution.

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