Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s spell as Manchester United manager came to an end in the wake of a 4-1 defeat at Watford.
Dean Smith and Steven Gerrard took their places in new dugouts for the first time for Norwich and Aston Villa respectively, but Eddie Howe was denied an introduction at Newcastle after catching Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton closed the gap on Formula One championship rival Max Verstappen to just eight points with victory in the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix.
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Tiger Woods is not a full-time professional anymore. He believes he can still play “one or two events a year”, but is resigned to never reaching the top of his sport again and is just happy to still have both legs.
The ECB will revamp the County Championship schedule to play more games in the height of summer next season as Yorkshire await their fate over whether the Azeem Rafiq scandal will lead to automatic relegation to Division Two.
Controversial plans for Abu Dhabi to host the Davis Cup finals are expected to be waved through this week by the board of the International Tennis Federation, before the official announcement is made on Sunday. When Telegraph Sport revealed Abu Dhabi’s putative five-year deal last week, the reaction around the tennis world was less than enthusiastic. “If they are going and selling the soul of the Davis Cup to the Middle-East for another five years,” said Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt, “I thi
Racing and the whole culture of the weighing room is in the dock on Tuesday when Robbie Dunne, a journeyman jump jockey, appears in front of the British Horseracing Authority’s independent disciplinary panel accused of bullying and harassing Bryony Frost, Britain’s most successful female jump jockey.
Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d'Or ; Robert Lewandowski runner-up and named top striker Alexia Putellas receives women's award | Pedri wins Kopa (best U-21) | Gianluigi Donnarumma is best keeper; Chelsea win club of the year But Cristiano Ronaldo (absent) still manages to steal the headlines