Newcastle United: Rafael Benitez knew takeover would not happen in January

I knew takeover wouldn’t go through – Benitez Manager Rafael Benitez says he knew “three or four weeks ago” that Amanda Staveley’s takeover of Newcastle would not happen in January. Owner Mike Ashley ended £250m takeover talks this week after Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners group failed to match his valuation of the club. Staveley still […]


Australian Open: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares out of doubles in Melbourne

Britain’s Murray and Brazilian Soares won both the Australian Open and US Open in 2016 Former champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were knocked out of the Australian Open men’s doubles with a narrow second-round defeat. The British-Brazilian pair and fifth seeds lost 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 7-6 (8-6) to Indian duo Leander Paes and Purav […]


Rangers’ Kevin Shattenkirk out indefinitely following knee surgery

Rangers defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk will have surgery on his left knee and is expected to be out indefinitely. The prized free-agent acquisition, who signed a four-year, $26.6 million US deal to come to his hometown team, said Friday he has been playing through an injury all season and felt “it was the right time to […]