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Koscielny, an ex-Arsenal midfielder, has been suspended indefinitely from Bordeaux’s first team and stripped of his captaincy due to his poor form. LAURENT KOSCIELNY has been suspended indefinitely from the Bordeaux first team. After a string of poor performances, the former Arsenal captain was stripped of the captain’s armband. Bordeaux has struggled in Ligue 1 this season, and they are currently in 17th place. And Koscielny, 36, is thought to be one of three players at the root of their problems. Koscielny, along with teammates Paul Baysse and Mehdi Zerkane, have been dropped from the first-team group, according to RMC…

Brentford have launched a bid for Braga left-back Francisco Moura, with a release clause of less than £25 million. Braga has yet to respond to Brentford’s interest in Portuguese left-back Francisco Moura. Last month, SunSport reported that the Bees had made contact about a potential deal for the 22-year-old, who has a £25 million release clause. And it’s now been revealed that the Premier League club has made an offer for Moura that is slightly below that clause in order to complete the deal during the winter transfer window. When it comes to negotiating player contracts, Braga and its president,…

Andy Murray believes Novak Djokovic needs to answer ‘questions’ about the Covid infection before tennis can’move on.’ Djokovic is still being investigated for visa violations and his movements in Serbia while infected with Covid. Andy Murray believes tennis will not move on from the debate over Novak Djokovic’s visa and vaccination status until the Serbian player responds to pressing questions about his isolation while infected with Covid-19. Djokovic’s case, in which he won an appeal hearing on Monday to overturn Australian Border Force’s cancellation of his visa last week, continues to dominate the news agenda in Australia and beyond, prompting…

After being called out by Gypsy King for a fight, UFC star Francis Ngannou warned that he is “not ready” for a fight with Tyson Fury. Francis Ngannou, the UFC heavyweight champion, has been told he isn’t ready to face Tyson Fury in a crossover fight. Last week, the Predator received a surprise call-out from the WBC heavyweight champion, which he eagerly accepted. But many in the boxing world, including former WBC cruiserweight title challenger BJ Flores, have written off the heavy-handed Cameroonian’s chances of battering the Gypsy King. “Francis Ngannou is so entertaining to watch,” he told The Schmo.…

England’s Zak Crawley says his Test batting has been hampered by a “poor pitch” in Kent. Only ‘two or three’ County Championship tracks are of good enough quality to help develop Test batters, according to England’s opener. The quality of pitches in the County Championship, according to Zak Crawley, makes it difficult for any opening batter to average above the low 30s. Following England’s defeat in this Ashes series, the state of domestic red-ball cricket surfaces has come under fire, with coach Chris Silverwood, director of cricket Ashley Giles, and even James Anderson claiming that they do not prepare batsmen…

Before the first training session, Gerrard hopes to give Philippe Coutinho his Aston Villa debut against Manchester United at the weekend. STEVEN GERRARD is hoping Philippe Coutinho, the club’s new signing, will show he’s ready to face Manchester United on Saturday. On Tuesday, the £140 million Barcelona midfielder met up with his new teammates at Bodymoor Heath. And over the next few days, Villa will assess his fitness to see where he stands in terms of readiness. “Philippe will be with us on Tuesday,” Gerrard said. “On Wednesday, we’ll examine him to see how he’s feeling. “Then we’ll look at…

In his last four jobs, Jose Mourinho has described his players as “mentally weak,” as a shocking statistic on poor recent years is revealed. It has been revealed that JOSE MOURINHO has criticized his players’ mental toughness at each of his previous four clubs. The Roma manager was furious after his team blew a 3-1 lead to lose 4-3 to Juventus in Serie A on Sunday. “When we allowed them back in for 3-2, a team with a strong mentality like Juventus, a strong character,” Mourinho said after the match. “Fear had taken hold of me. A psychological predicament. Having…

Anthony Elanga, a Manchester United wonderkid who idolizes Thierry Henry and has already scored his first senior goal and signed a lucrative contract, has already scored his first senior goal. Anthony Elanga is on his way to becoming the next Manchester United youth success story. The 19-year-old Swedish winger has been linked with a January loan move to a Championship club, with first-team experience a priority. Fans of the Red Devils will be familiar with his abilities from the previous season. On the final day of the season, the flying youngster scored his first senior goal for United with a…

Before the first training session, Gerrard hopes to give Philippe Coutinho his Aston Villa debut against Manchester United this weekend. STEVEN GERRARD is hoping Philippe Coutinho, the club’s new signing, can show he’s ready to face Manchester United on Saturday. On Tuesday, the £140 million Barcelona midfielder joined his new teammates at Bodymoor Heath. And over the next few days, Villa will assess his fitness to see how close he is to being ready. “Philippe will be with us on Tuesday,” Gerrard said. “On Wednesday, we’ll examine him to see how he’s feeling. “Then we’ll look at the data to…

In an Australian Open warm-up match, Emma Raducanu was thrashed 6-0 6-1 by hard-hitting Elena Rybakina. In her only warm-up match before the Australian Open, EMMA RADUCANU was thrashed 6-0 6-1. At the Sydney International, Elena Rybakina beat the US Open champion in just 56 minutes. And it means the British team’s preparation for the first Grand Slam of 2022 has suffered yet another setback. Raducanu, 19, had to withdraw from her tournament last week to focus on fitness and practice after contracting coronavirus before the exhibition event in Abu Dhabi before Christmas. In Sydney, she was supposed to play…

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