Losses and controversy rule the 1,160 days since McGregor last won

The last time Conor McGregor was declared the winner of a professional fight, he seemingly cemented his legacy. The ‘Notorious’ stopped Eddie Alvarez by TKO in the second round and after the fight called himself the ‘champ champ’. Already in possession of the featherweight championship, he added the lightweight title with that victory in November 2016. Riding high as the self-professed face of fighting, what followed one of the most glorious nights of the Irishman’s career was a swift fall fro

Aaron Rodgers' renaissance: Has the quarterback bought in to Matt LaFleur's system?

After being named head coach of the Green Bay Packers for the 2019 season, Matt LaFleur was seemingly at odds with Aaron Rodgers during this year's preseason. Quarterback Rodgers - at 35, a seven-time Pro-Bowler, two-time regular season MVP and Super Bowl XLV MVP - had bemoaned his lack of control over the offense within the new coach's scheme. This would have had warning lights flashing for the Packers organisation. Rodgers had often clashed with former head coach Mike McCarthy in his final t

Discrimination in football ‘like wild west’ at grassroots level

A leading figure from Kick It Out has labelled grassroots football in this country as the “wild, wild west” in regards to the level of discrimination that takes place at that level and has even gone as far as calling for parents who are found of guilty of abusive behaviour to be banned from watching their children play. Troy Townsend, Kick It Out’s development officer, was speaking on the day that the anti-discrimination organisation released figures which showed reports of discrimination acros

Arsenal sign Madrid’s Ceballos on loan and £27m St Etienne defender Saliba

Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of the Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan and bought William Saliba from Saint-Étienne in Ligue 1 for a fee rising to €30m (£26.9m) before loaning him back to the French club. The pair become the club’s second and third summer signings, after the 18-year-old striker Gabriel Martinelli, although Saliba, another 18-year-old, will not join the squad for a year. Ceballos captained Spain Under‑21s to European championship glory in June and

Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at world championships

Adam Peaty claimed the 100m breaststroke title at the world championships on Monday for a third time but was unable to break the record he set 24 hours earlier. Peaty became the first man to go under 57 seconds when he shattered his own world mark with a time of 56.88 in the semi-finals on Sunday in Gwangju, South Korea. In the final he finished in 57.14sec, more than a second faster than James Wilby in a British one‑two. Peaty is now unbeaten in five years over 100m and the gold medal provide

Aaron Ramsey will hope to be more like John Charles than Ian Rush when he joins Juventus

English attacking midfielder made 20 appearances for Juventus in the 1948/49 season. David Platt, Ian Rush and William Jordan make up the other British players in Juventus’ history and all five have had very differing careers with the Italian club. He will become the just the sixth British and Irish player to play for the Italian giants and will hope to write his name in their history books alongside the likes of Liam Brady and Welsh legend John Charles. He scored five times for the club, but

The three NBA matches you MUST watch this week - and why

The next seven days proves to be a very exciting week in the NBA with teams fighting for positioning within the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. In the Western Conference, the top two teams - the Warriors and Nuggets - are set to go head-to-head in a game that could have massive implications Here are the three games that must be watched this week: The Denver Nuggets play host to Damian Lillard’s Portland Trailblazers on Sunday. The Nuggets currently sit top of the Western Conference with a 2

NFL news: Four players who WILL make a difference in the playoffs this weekend

Each team has players capable of taking the game away from their opponents, but which players will be the difference makers when it matters most? The front runner for the MVP award has been the x-factor for the Kansas City Chiefs all season, making highlight reel plays throughout the year. Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns during the regular season and will need to be the same, dynamic Quarterback that he was in his record breaking season. His ability to keep plays alive and push

Floyd Mayweather set for Manny Pacquiao rematch? Here's the HUGE amount fight would make

Mayweather and Pacquiao added to the belief that a rematch could be on the cards when they met at an NBA game, much like they had done prior to their 2015 fight being agreed. The fight, despite reportedly holding less interest, is set to make big money if it does go ahead. Dan Rafael of ESPN believes the fight would still sell over two million Pay-Per-View buys. The last fight between the two sold a record breaking 4.6 million Pay-Per-View buys, making in excess of $400m (£347m) - though this