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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy pictured on October 20, 2020
Rio Ferdinand hails "great specimen" Edouard Mendy after latest Chelsea shutout
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy "makes important saves at important times", according to Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand.
Nov 5, 09:58
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire pictured on October 17, 2020
Rio Ferdinand questions Harry Maguire's Manchester United captaincy
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand calls on current skipper Harry Maguire to "get a hold of" his teammates following their defeat to Arsenal.
Nov 3, 14:05
RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano pictured on August 13, 2020
Paul Scholes urges Manchester United to sign Dayot Upamecano
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes urges the Red Devils to move for RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano.
Oct 28, 23:49
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand says Harry Maguire could benefit from spell on sidelines
The 27-year-old's miserable season for club and country continued on Wednesday night.
Oct 15, 23:00
Patrice Evra pictured for Manchester United in 2013
Patrice Evra "sad and upset" at Man Utd chiefs for "blowing away legacy" of club
Chief transfer negotiator Matthew Judge and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward were in Patrice Evra's firing line during a 20-minute monologue on Instagram.
Sep 21, 18:23
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson pictured in June 2020
Memorable encounters between England and Denmark ahead of Nations League clash
Daniel Sturridge settled the most recent contest between the two teams.
Sep 7, 15:16
Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno celebrates scoring in June 2020
Leeds United confirm club-record Rodrigo Moreno signing
Leeds United confirm the club-record signing of striker Rodrigo Moreno on a four-year deal from Valencia.
Aug 29, 09:06
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara pictured in August 2019
Wednesday's Transfer Talk Update: Thiago Alcantara, Lionel Messi, Boubakary Soumare
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Aug 26, 07:57
An upset Lionel Messi on July 16, 2020
Rio Ferdinand claims Chelsea are interested in signing Lionel Messi
Rio Ferdinand claims that his friend and former West Ham United teammate Frank Lampard wants to bring Lionel Messi to Chelsea following his transfer request to Barcelona.
Aug 25, 23:29
Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno celebrates scoring their first goal on September 17, 2019
Leeds United agree club-record deal to sign Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno
Newly-promoted Leeds United agree a club-record deal thought to be worth around £27m for Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno.
Aug 25, 22:48
Anton Ferdinand poses in a Reading shirt after signing for the Royals on August 11, 2014
Anton Ferdinand to front racism documentary for BBC One
Former West Ham United footballer Anton Ferdinand is to front a new documentary for BBC One exploring the issue of racism in the game.
Aug 24, 15:04
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva reacts on February 26, 2020
Bernardo Silva calls out 'pathetic' Liverpool fans - Sunday's sporting social
Liverpool fans were quick to comment on the Portugal international's Twitter account after City's shock Champions League quarter-final exit.
Aug 16, 19:07
Harry Redknapp pictured at the Soccer Aid match on June 10, 2018
Harry Redknapp signs up Piers Morgan, Gordon Ramsay for new podcast
Harry Redknapp is turning his hand to podcast host with a new show interviewing the likes of Piers Morgan, Gordon Ramsay and Tyson Fury.
Aug 9, 18:59
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on August 1, 2020
Sunday's sporting social: Wayne Rooney soaks up sun and Arsenal celebrate success
The Gunners' players were celebrating their FA Cup celebrations well into Sunday.
Aug 2, 19:28
Alex Scott pictured in October 2018
Alex Scott: 'I turned to alcohol to hide my emotions'
The 35-year-old was the victim of online trolls when she retired.
Jul 31, 09:01
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring against Manchester City on July 18, 2020
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang compared to Arsenal icon Thierry Henry by Rio Ferdinand
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'reminds him of Thierry Henry' after his double for Arsenal against Manchester City.
Jul 19, 09:37
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz pictured in May 2020
Sunday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Kai Havertz, Leroy Sane, Philippe Coutinho
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Sunday, July 5.
Jul 5, 12:51
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz pictured in May 2020
Man Utd transfer news: Havertz boost, Mata exit, Bennacer interested in move
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Sunday, July 5.
Jul 5, 10:48
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz pictured in February 2020
Sunday's Transfer Talk Update: Kai Havertz, Eric Garcia, Juan Mata
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Jul 5, 07:57
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand claims Manchester United still need three new starters
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that the Red Devils need three more starters before they can compete for the Premier League title.
Jul 4, 23:46
Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram takes a knee after scoring on May 31, 2020
Football must no longer ignore the problem of racism, both on and off the pitch
Sports Mole takes a look at how football must change to tackle racism, both on and off the field.
Jun 3, 14:31
Saul Niguez celrbates scoring on February 18, 2020
Manchester United fans should not get excited about Saul Niguez "new club" promise
Sports Mole looks at why Manchester United fans should not get too excited by Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez's promise to announce a "new club".
Jun 2, 11:41
Saul Niguez celrbates scoring on February 18, 2020
Rio Ferdinand urges Man Utd to sign Jadon Sancho, Kalidou Koulibaly, Saul Niguez
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand urges the club to spend big on signing Jadon Sancho, Kalidou Koulibaly and Saul Niguez this summer.
May 26, 17:21
Ryan Giggs and Manchester United lift the 2007-08 Premier League title on May 11, 2008
Manchester United's 10 greatest ever teams
Sports Mole picks out the 10 greatest teams in the history of Manchester United.
May 21, 15:00
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Coronavirus latest: Tuesday's goodwill stories from the world of sport
Former England internationals Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen also looked back at fond memories during their playing careers.
May 12, 22:56
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Newcastle United on September 14, 2019
Vincent Kompany hails Virgil van Dijk as Premier League's greatest centre-back
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is hailed as the Premier League's greatest ever centre-back by Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany.
May 10, 19:07
DavidMoyes pictured as Man Utd boss in October 2013
A look back at David Moyes's ill-fated Manchester United reign
Seven years to the day since David Moyes was announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United, Sports Mole looks back as his ill-fated 10-month reign.
May 9, 08:00
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Harry Maguire names Rio Ferdinand as dream defensive partner
Harry Maguire reveals that he "looked up to" Rio Ferdinand as a youngster and selects the former Manchester United centre-back as his dream defensive teammate.
May 8, 17:15
Peter Schmeichel pictured in 1999
Sir Alex Ferguson's 10 greatest signings as Manchester United boss
Sports Mole picks out Sir Alex Ferguson's 10 greatest signings from his time as Manchester United boss.
May 8, 10:50
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Premier League cannot please everyone'
The season is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May 8, 08:33
General view of Manchester United's Old Trafford taken August 2018
Manchester United 'end search for new director of football'
Manchester United reportedly end their search for a new director of football as they are confident in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's ability to attract big names to Old Trafford.
May 4, 19:54
Gary Neville pictured on October 20, 2017
Gary Neville believes economics is driving football's early return
The UK lockdown will extend until May 7 at least.
Apr 29, 12:11
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Football must respect Government decision on restart date'
The UK lockdown will extend until May 7 at least.
Apr 29, 12:03
Atletico Madrid's Hector Herrera in action with Real Valladolid's Mohammed Salisu in La Liga on October 6, 2019
Tuesday's Transfer Talk Update: Mohammed Salisu, Scott McTominay, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Apr 28, 07:57
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand defends Paul Pogba over Graeme Souness criticism
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that Paul Pogba did not intentionally mean to disrespect Graeme Souness by claiming that he did not know who he was.
Apr 27, 17:01
Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United on September 25, 2019
Rio Ferdinand urges Paul Pogba to speak on Manchester United future
Club legend Rio Ferdinand says that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba should release a statement on his future.
Apr 27, 13:49
Derby County's Wayne Rooney pictured on March 5, 2020
Wayne Rooney remembers infamous Rio Ferdinand tweet on nine-year anniversary
"9 years ago today. Time flies..."
Apr 23, 17:32
Cristiano Ronaldo pictured for Manchester United in 2009
Manchester United's greatest ever players by number
Sports Mole takes an alternative look at Manchester United's greatest ever players, listing them by shirt number from Cristiano Ronaldo to Giuseppe Rossi.
Apr 20, 16:24
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal on December 7, 2019
Gary Neville: 'Harry Kane would be perfect for Manchester United'
Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would be a "perfect" signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Apr 15, 14:59
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic pictured in December 2019
Nemanja Matic calls for Manchester United pundits to be more supportive
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic calls on the club's former players-turned-pundits to be more supportive when passing judgement on youngsters.
Apr 14, 16:20

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ChinaChina18101139
JapanJapan174627
United StatesUnited States16171144
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AustraliaAustralia1031326
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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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