Michael Penkman

Valencia's midfielder Sergio Canales celebrates his goal with teammates during the UEFA Europa league Group A football match Valencia FC vs FC St. Gallen at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 24, 2013
Report: Everton weighing up Sergio Canales bid
Everton are readying a move for Valencia midfielder Sergio Canales, according to a report.
Jan 26, 05:58
Hull's Jake Livermore and Norwich's Nathan Redmond battle for the ball on August 24, 2013
Swansea City poised for Nathan Redmond bid?
A report suggests that Swansea City are ready to make a renewed attempt to sign Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond.
Jan 26, 05:47
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks on prior to kick-off against Stoke during their Premier League match on January 12, 2014
Liverpool eye Atletico Madrid youngster Saul Niguez?
Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Atletico Madrid starlet Saul Niguez after missing out on Mohamed Salah.
Jan 26, 04:57
Timothy Bradley of US celebrates his victory over Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines following their WBO welterweight title match at the MGM Grand Arena on June 9, 2012
Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao rematch in April?
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley could be about to renew hostilities with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in April.
Jan 26, 04:29
FC Schalke's German midfielder Julian Draxler looks on during a training session at Stamford Bridge in London on October 5, 2013
Martin Keown doubts Arsenal move for Julian Draxler
Martin Keown believes that Arsenal will wait until the summer before launching a bid to sign Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler.
Jan 26, 04:05
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup on the touchline during his team's Europa League group match against Valencia on September 19, 2013
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup: 'No big deals in the pipeline'
Michael Laudrup says that Swansea City will not be making major moves in the transfer market before the close of the January transfer window.
Jan 26, 03:49
Leicester's Jamie Vardy celebrates with team mates after scoring the winner against Middlesbrough on August 3, 2013
Nigel Pearson hails Jamie Vardy contribution
Nigel Pearson says that Jamie Vardy has been a big factor in Leicester City's challenge for promotion from the Championship this season.
Jan 26, 03:27
Patrick Bamford of England during the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifying match between England U21 and San Marino U21 at Greenhous Meadow on November 19, 2013
Steve McClaren sings Patrick Bamford praise
Derby County boss Steve McClaren says that Patrick Bamford has already shown his future promise during his loan spell at Pride Park.
Jan 26, 03:10
Fernando Llorente of Juventus celebrates after scoring the second goal with his teammate Angelo Ogbonna #5 during the Serie A match against UC Sampdoria on January 18, 2014
Juventus striker Fernando Llorente vying for World Cup place
Juventus striker Fernando Llorente says that he is gunning for a spot in Vicente del Bosque's Spain squad for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
Jan 26, 02:51
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Result: Gary Woodland edges clear at Torrey Pines
Gary Woodland takes a one-shot lead after day three of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Jan 26, 02:36
Alberto Gilardino of Genoa CFC celebrates the opening goal during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and US Sassuolo Calcio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on January 6, 2014
Alberto Gilardino wants Genoa stay
Alberto Gilardino says that he wants to stay at Genoa in order to earn a spot in Italy's squad for the World Cup.
Jan 26, 02:22
Peter Crouch of Stoke celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on December 7, 2013
Mark Hughes: 'Peter Crouch is going nowhere'
Mark Hughes says that Peter Crouch will not be leaving Stoke City during the January transfer window.
Jan 26, 02:09
Heitinga of Everton in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Everton FC at Ewood Park on July 27, 2013
Report: Roma line up John Heitinga bid
Reports suggest that Roma are about to lodge a bid for Everton centre-back John Heitinga.
Jan 17, 05:37
Anderson of Manchester United in action during the FA Community Shield match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on August 11, 2013
Anderson agrees Fiorentina loan?
Manchester United midfielder Anderson is due to have a medical with Fiorentina ahead of a proposed loan move.
Jan 17, 05:22
Patrick Reed hits a tee shot on the ninth hole on the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West during the first round of the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation on January 16, 2014
Result: Patrick Reed shoots 63 to lead at La Quinta
Patrick Reed cards a nine-under-par opening round of 63 to take a one-shot lead at the Humana Challenge in California.
Jan 17, 04:52
Li Na of China celebrates winning her third round match against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during day five of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2014
Result: Li Na survives Lucie Safarova scare
Li Na survives a scare against Lucie Safarova to book her place in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Jan 17, 04:29
Spain's David Ferrer celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Jeremy Chardy on day five of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2014
Result: David Ferrer overcomes Jeremy Chardy in straight sets
David Ferrer defeats Jeremy Chardy 6-2 7-6(5) 6-2 in the third round of the Australian Open.
Jan 17, 04:14
Lille's Salomon Kalou is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Saint-Etienne on August 25, 2013
Tottenham Hotspur to hold Salomon Kalou talks?
Reports suggest that Tottenham Hotspur are due to hold talks with Lille forward Salomon Kalou.
Jan 17, 03:54
Saint-Etienne's Kurt Zouma in action against Monaco on October 5, 2013
Kurt Zouma reveals Jose Mourinho contact
Kurt Zouma says that he wants to join Chelsea after speaking to Jose Mourinho on the phone.
Jan 17, 03:31
Standard Liege's Michy Batshuayi in action against Zulte Waregem on April 28, 2013
Benfica, Everton battling for Michy Batshuayi?
Reports suggest that Benfica are interested in Everton target Michy Batshuayi.
Jan 17, 02:58
Lewis Holtby of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Europa League play-off second leg between Tottenham Hotspur and Dinamo Tbilisi at White Hart Lane on August 29, 2013
Tottenham Hotspur to block Schalke 04's Lewis Holtby move?
Tottenham Hotspur will not allow Lewis Holtby to leave for Schalke 04.
Jan 16, 04:46
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates his victory over Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil in their men's singles second round match on day four of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16, 2014
Result: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga safely through to third round
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcomes Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
Jan 16, 04:21
Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates winning match point against Italy's Karin Knapp in their women's singles second round match on day four of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16, 2014
Result: Maria Sharapova withstands heat to progress
Maria Sharapova defeats Karin Knapp 6-3 4-6 10-8 in the second round of the Australian Open.
Jan 16, 03:44
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Brett Emerton announces retirement
Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Brett Emerton announces his retirement from football.
Jan 16, 03:40
Ivan Dodig of Croatia returns a forehand to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during the BB&T Atlanta Open in Atlantic Station on July 26, 2013
'Extreme heat rule' in place at Australian Open
Australian Open organisers implement the 'extreme heat rule', which sees play suspended on the outside courts amid concerns about the players' welfare.
Jan 16, 03:09
Tottenham's Nacer Chadli in action during a friendly match against Espanyol on August 10, 2013
Agent: 'Nacer Chadli wants short-term move'
Nacer Chadli's agent says that his client wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur in order to boost his World Cup prospects.
Jan 16, 02:46
Kei Nishikori of Japan plays a backhand in his second round match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia during day four of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2014
Result: Kei Nishikori dispatches Dusan Lajovic in straight sets
Kei Nishikori beats Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-1 7-6[3] in the second round of the Australian Open.
Jan 16, 02:19
Everton Ribeiro of Cruzeiro heads the ball during a match between Flamengo and Cruzeiro as part of Brazilian Cup 2013 at Maracana Stadium on August 28, 2013
Cruzeiro reject bid for Everton Ribeiro
Cruzeiro reject a bid from an unnamed English club for Everton Ribeiro, reveals the club's director of football Alexandre Mattos.
Jan 16, 02:10
Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Thiago Motta celebrates with French midfielder Blaise Matuidi after scoring a goal during the French Cup football match between Brest and PSG at the Francis Le Ble stadium in Brest, western France, on January 8, 20
Paris Saint-Germain draw Nantes in Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals
The semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue pit Paris Saint-Germain against Nantes, while Lyon will take on Troyes.
Jan 15, 22:53
Benfica's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic gives a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on October 1, 2013
Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic has improved'
Jose Mourinho says that the returning Nemanja Matic has become "a fantastic all-round midfielder" during his three years with Benfica.
Jan 15, 22:37
Javi Garcia of Manchester City competes with Chris Taylor of Blackburn Rovers during the Budweiser FA Cup Third Round Replay match on January 15, 2014
Result: Manchester City see off Blackburn Rovers
Manchester City defeat Blackburn Rovers 5-0 in tonight's FA Cup third-round replay at the Etihad Stadium.
Jan 15, 22:03
Napoli's Jose Maria Callejon celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Fiorentina on October 30, 2013
Result: Napoli into last eight of the Coppa Italia
Napoli come from behind to defeat 10-man Atalanta BC and book their place in the last eight of the Coppa Italia.
Jan 15, 21:57
Lyon's French midfielder Yoann Gourcuff celebrates after scoring a goal during the French League Cup quarter final football match against Olympique de Marseille on January 15, 2014
Result: Lyon book Coupe de la Ligue semi-final spot
Lyon defeat Marseille 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue.
Jan 15, 21:50
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi gives a thumbs up on September 18, 2013
Gerardo Martino hints at Lionel Messi start
Lionel Messi could start for Barcelona in tomorrow's Copa del Rey clash with Getafe.
Jan 15, 21:25
Man City's Alvaro Negredo celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Newcastle during their Premier League match on January 12, 2014
Half-Time Report: Alvaro Negredo fires Manchester City in front
Manchester City take the lead against Blackburn Rovers on the stroke of half time thanks to Alvaro Negredo.
Jan 15, 20:58
Nikica Jelavic of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on August 17, 2013
Roberto Martinez: 'Nikica Jelavic needed first-team football'
Roberto Martinez explains why Nikica Jelavic left Everton for Hull City.
Jan 15, 20:46
Manager Roberto Martinez of Everton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 9, 2013
Roberto Martinez seeks Nikica Jelavic replacement
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he will be seeking a replacement for Nikica Jelavic before the end of the transfer window.
Jan 15, 20:32
Jay Rodriguez of Southampton celebrates scoring their second goal with Rickie Lambert of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match against Fulham October 26, 2013
West Ham United make Rickie Lambert approach?
Reports suggest that West Ham United are in talks with Southampton over striker Rickie Lambert.
Jan 15, 20:09
Chievo Verona's Dario Dainelli and AC Milan's Alessandro Matri battle for the ball on November 10, 2013
Alessandro Matri joins Fiorentina on six-month loan
Alessandro Matri joins Fiorentina on a six-month loan deal from AC Milan.
Jan 15, 19:53
Manchester Uniteds Scottish manager David Moyes reacts during a League Cup semi-final first leg match between Sunderland and Manchester United on January 7, 2014
David Moyes admits misconduct charge
Manchester United manager David Moyes admits a charge of misconduct for comments he made about match officials following last week's defeat to Sunderland.
Jan 15, 19:32