Football

EFL: Transfer window to close on Thursday, 9 August

Lewis Grabban joined Aston Villa on loan from Bournemouth on the final day of the January transfer window EFL clubs have voted through proposals to shut the summer transfer window for permanent transfers on Thursday, 9 August at 17:00 BST. That brings the 72 EFL clubs in line with the Premier League, who voted in […]

Tennis

Roger Federer beats Philipp Kohlschreiber to close in on number one spot

Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic to win January’s Australian Open Roger Federer said he “never imagined” he would be world number one again as he moved to within one victory of being the oldest man to achieve that feat. The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam champion beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 to reach the […]

Hockey

Jets’ Mark Scheifele close to return from injury

Mark Scheifele has come a long way since the early days of an injury that made it difficult for him to even sleep. The Winnipeg Jets forward participated in his first full-contact practice Monday since being hit into the boards in a Dec. 27 game against the Edmonton Oilers. Scheifele won’t play Tuesday against Arizona […]

Football

Joao Mario: West Ham close to signing Inter Milan midfielder

Mario won Euro 2016 with Portugal West Ham are close to completing a loan deal for Inter Milan and Portugal midfielder Joao Mario. An agreement is in place for Mario, 25, to join the Hammers before the transfer deadline on 31 January, although paperwork is still to be completed. Manager David Moyes has been keen […]