Andrea Pirlo seeks to ease fears his Juventus lack the killer instinct of his predecessors as the fledgling coach targets his first trophy against Napoli in the Italian Super Cup, days after a damaging league defeat to Inter Milan.
The number of international transfers of male players in 2020 dropped by 5.4 per cent compared to the previous year, while total transfer fees were down significantly, by 23.4 percent, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a FIFA report published on January 18 revealed.
Even before the World Rally Championships start in Monte Carlo on January 21 the organisers are again battling to keep their show on the road.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to scoring form with a double as Arsenal’s rise up the Premier League table continued with a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle on January 18.
China's Yan Bingtao stunned four-time world champion John Higgins to claim the prestigious Masters title on January 17, becoming the tournament’s youngest winner in 26 years.
Toulon coach Patrice Collazo praised South Africa’s Rugby World Cup winner Eben Etzebeth after he returned from concussion in January 17’s 29-23 victory at Racing 92 in the French Top 14.
Inter Milan shocked champions Juventus 2-0 to move level on points with Serie A leaders AC Milan on January 17, boosting their hopes of a first league title since 2010.
Manchester City were the big winners of the Premier League weekend after Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool failed to live up to the hype in a 0-0 draw.
Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time playing for Barcelona as Athletic Bilbao stunned the Catalans to win the Spanish Super Cup on January 17, in a dramatic final finishing 3-2 after extra-time.
Mitchell Starc claimed the key wicket of Ajinkya Rahane 20 minutes before lunch on the third day as Australia kept up the pressure on India in the fourth Test at the Gabba on January 17.