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Everton 'launched £66m move for Chelsea star Diego Costa'

Everton 'launched £66m move for Chelsea star Diego Costa'

Everton made a club-record attempt to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa in the final days of the summer transfer window, only to be told he only had eyes for Atletico Madrid.

Roger Federer leads Team Europe to Laver Cup victory

Roger Federer leads Team Europe to Laver Cup victory

Roger Federer got the decisive win over Nick Kyrgios in Prague, coming from a set down and saving a match point to prevail 4-6, 7-6, (8-6), 11-9 in a thrilling three-set match.

Klopp and Conte act like lunatics but Mourinho is punished

Klopp and Conte act like lunatics but Mourinho is punished

BRYAN ROBSON: If Jose Mourinho gets fined or banned after being sent to the stands on Saturday for continually stepping out of his technical area, it will be an absolute disgrace. It was a joke of a decision.

Celtic star Tom Rogic blast Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha

Celtic star Tom Rogic blast Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha

Tom Rogic has taken aim at Pedro Caixinha over his half-time head-to-head with Celtic captain Scott Brown. He confronted the Brown during the Old Firm clash, alleging he elbowed Alfredo Morelos.

The real Jose Mourinho is back after United's latest win

The real Jose Mourinho is back after United's latest win

For those who hoped Jose Mourinho had transformed from pragmatist to poet in the space of one summer came a reminder of the Manchester United manager’s true nature.

Tottenham: Harry Kane a complete striker - Jamie Redknapp

Tottenham: Harry Kane a complete striker - Jamie Redknapp

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Harry Kane is the most complete forward in the Premier League right now. In terms of all-round brilliance, he is second to none. Look at his goals against West Ham. He has it all.

London Irish 25-40 Northampton: Rob Horne scores two tries

London Irish 25-40 Northampton: Rob Horne scores two tries

ADAM HATHAWAY AT MADEJSKI STADIUM: Horne added power to the midfield as his side had a bonus point wrapped up before the break and the game was as good as over by half-time.

A shot in time: Lonely end for Sir Alf Ramsey

A shot in time: Lonely end for Sir Alf Ramsey

If a single photograph can ever capture the essence of a life lived over eight decades, then this image of Sir Alf Ramsey — stern, remote — conveys the impression we have of him as a man apart.

League Two round-up: Carlisle back on track away form home

League Two round-up: Carlisle back on track away form home

League two round-up: It was another busy weekend in League Two, and Sportsmail's TOM FARMERY reflects on all the action.

League One round-up: Plymouth players need calming down

League One round-up: Plymouth players need calming down

LEAGUE ONE ROUND-UP: It was another busy weekend in League One, and Sportsmail's SAM MORSHEAD reflects on all the action.

On The Road: The changing order in North Yorkshire

On The Road: The changing order in North Yorkshire

RICHARD GIBSON AT WETHERBY ROAD: For decades it was the Steel City derby that fixated the Weaver household. Now there is a new show in town.

Liverpool trio Coutinho, Firmino and Moreno hold snake

Liverpool trio Coutinho, Firmino and Moreno hold snake

After Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Leicester on Saturday evening, Jurgen Klopp treated his players to a short break ahead of their Champions League game with Spartak Moscow.

Edinson Cavani 'rejects €1m' to hand Neymar penalty duties

Edinson Cavani 'rejects €1m' to hand Neymar penalty duties

Edinson Cavani's feud with Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar has escalated after the Uruguayan rejected €1million to pass on penalty duties, according to reports in Spain.

Oldham Athletic defender Anthony Gerrard's 'One to Eleven'

Oldham Athletic defender Anthony Gerrard's 'One to Eleven'

Oldham Athletic and Republic of Ireland defender ANTHONY GERRARD on playing with Rooney from the age of eight, Gazza’s tears and his plans for a second career

Cardiff City targeting high-flying Leeds United

Cardiff City targeting high-flying Leeds United

The cliche about high-flying Bluebirds had a fresh ring to it on Saturday night. Cardiff were so eager to get to the airport and back to Wales that Warnock side-stepped the press conference.

Tyson Fury takes part in terrible haka with Joseph Parker

Tyson Fury takes part in terrible haka with Joseph Parker

Tyson Fury's cousin Hughie may have failed to beat WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in a title bout - but it didn't stop the 29-year-old from doing the haka with the Kiwi

Leeds United are more tiki-taka than 'Dirty Leeds'

Leeds United are more tiki-taka than 'Dirty Leeds'

Leeds United may never shake off the ‘Dirty Leeds’ tag, but Thomas Christiansen’s side’s brand of ‘tiki-taka’ continues to keep them ahead of the rest in the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday 2-4 Sheffield United: Clarke bags two

Sheffield Wednesday 2-4 Sheffield United: Clarke bags two

MATT BARLOW AT HILLSBOROUGH: Victory thrusts Sheffield United firmly into the promotion pack at the top of the Championship, five points up on their neighbours.

Real Sociedad 2-3 Valencia: Simone Zaza nets winner

Real Sociedad 2-3 Valencia: Simone Zaza nets winner

Zaza, who scored a hat-trick in last weekend's 5-0 demolition of Malaga, struck five minutes from time after Igor Zubeldia and Geoffrey Kondogbia had been dismissed to clinch a 3-2 win.

Steven Gerrard told Liverpool not to sign Gareth Barry

Steven Gerrard told Liverpool not to sign Gareth Barry

Steven Gerrard advised Rafa Benitez against signing Gareth Barry as a replacement for Xabi Alonso, instead imploring him to do everything to keep the midfielder at the club.

Everton sub Niasse goes from joke figure to unlikely hero

Everton sub Niasse goes from joke figure to unlikely hero

It was an hour after the final whistle when, in a lounge at Goodison Park, a huge roar went up. 'Oumar! Oumar!' these giddy Evertonians yelled to greet the man of the moment.

Premier League fans' verdict

Premier League fans' verdict

The Manchester clubs continued their dominant start to the new season with victories home and away this weekend. Here, Sportsmail get the fans' verdict.

FIFA to allow England to wear poppy against Germany

FIFA to allow England to wear poppy against Germany

CHARLES SALE: FIFA have finally come to their senses over the farcical annual controversy over England's football team having a poppy on their kit to commemorate the war dead.

Nick Kyrgios kneels down in Donald Trump protest

Nick Kyrgios kneels down in Donald Trump protest

It came on the same day as more than 20 NFL players kneeled during the American national anthem at Wembley in response to inflammatory comments from Trump.

Campbell reveals his father died ahead of Linares fight

Campbell reveals his father died ahead of Linares fight

London 2012 gold medal winner Luke Campbell was beaten on a split decision in California on Saturday night against Venezuelan champion Jorge Linares.

Diego Costa watches Atletico Madrid roar to victory

Diego Costa watches Atletico Madrid roar to victory

Costa's shirt is not yet in the club shop but he was in the directors box and his spirit is in the club's new home – a spirit that Atletico coach Diego Simeone has compared to ancient Rome.

Jose Mourinho was a little unlucky to be sent to stands

Jose Mourinho was a little unlucky to be sent to stands

GRAHAM POLL: Jose Mourinho appeared a little unlucky to be sent from the technical area for slight encroachment on to the field in an over-exuberant act.

Alvaro Morata is flying but Chelsea do miss Diego Costa

Alvaro Morata is flying but Chelsea do miss Diego Costa

Morata made his markers uncomfortable on and off the ball in the game which will teach Diego Costa what being quickly forgotten looks like, should he catch the highlights.

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho does turn up in big games

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho does turn up in big games

IAN LADYMAN: There has been some pretty hasty revisionism in the wake of Philippe Coutinho's stated desire to move to Barcelona. Not the club's best player, doesn't turn up in the big games...

Baltimore Ravens suffer joint-worst defeat in history

Baltimore Ravens suffer joint-worst defeat in history

This was not a happy trip for the Baltimore Ravens. The proud franchise, formed in 1996 and with two Super Bowl victories were handed a thrashing at Wembley.

Pittsburgh Steelers stay in locker room for US anthem

Pittsburgh Steelers stay in locker room for US anthem

All of the Pittsburgh Steelers players stayed in their locker room as the national anthem was played ahead of their game with the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Liverpool are clinical in attack but comical at the back

Liverpool are clinical in attack but comical at the back

MIKE KEEGAN AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Following another rigorous examination by Leicester City, Jurgen Klopp was asked to make the case for his defence.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata showboats with chewing gum

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata showboats with chewing gum

Fresh from scoring his first hat-trick for Chelsea, Alvaro Morata showed off the skills that have made him an instant hit at Stamford Bridge.

Huddersfield target stars with no Premier League history

Huddersfield target stars with no Premier League history

David Wagner wants players with no Premier League experience in to create a fearlessness at Huddersfield. Tom Ince is the only member of their squad who has played at this level before.

Shakhtar captain Srna tests positive for banned substance

Shakhtar captain Srna tests positive for banned substance

The 35-year-old right-back, Croatia's most capped player with 134 appearances, has denied intentionally doping, but has opted to take a break from playing to focus on clearing his name.

Man City keeper Ederson: Liverpool's Mane has apologised

Man City keeper Ederson: Liverpool's Mane has apologised

Ederson has revealed Sadio Mane has said sorry for the challenge that left the City goalkeeper needing stitches to his face. Mane has been banned for the last three domestic games.

Perfectionist Pep Guardiola still not happy with Man City

Perfectionist Pep Guardiola still not happy with Man City

Pep Guardiola took out his frustration on his chair, his team and even a ball-boy. When he had got his way and another crushing City victory was complete, he took aim at his best player, Leroy Sane.

Mike Browne is the golfer out to reach the top on one leg

Mike Browne is the golfer out to reach the top on one leg

When a former Ryder Cup captain is so impressed with your golf he asks whether you’ve thought about turning pro, it’s no surprise that it planted a seed in Mike Browne's head.

Noble: Tottenham striker Harry Kane worth at least £100m

Noble: Tottenham striker Harry Kane worth at least £100m

Kane's two goals in the win over West Ham were cases in point, with the first a magnificent diving header made all the more impressive because it was a controlled glance at speed.

Best and worst of the Laver Cup

Best and worst of the Laver Cup

After Team Europe defeated Team World 15-9 to win the inaugural Laver Cup, Sportsmail's MIKE DICKSON takes a look at the best and worst from the tournament...

Man City's Sergio Aguero a perfect partner - Chris Sutton

Man City's Sergio Aguero a perfect partner - Chris Sutton

MARTIN KEOWN AND CHRIS SUTTON: Sergio Aguero would be the perfect strike partner and the hardest to stop out of the Premier League's top four hitmen.

Justin Thomas wins FedEx Cup as Paul Casey fades away

Justin Thomas wins FedEx Cup as Paul Casey fades away

As if his victory in the USPGA Championship was not enough to take Justin Thomas out of the shadow of Jordan Spieth, he completed the job by beating him to the FedEx Cup.

Scotland's long wait for a European Tour winner goes on

Scotland's long wait for a European Tour winner goes on

Scotland's long wait for a European Tour winner goes on after Lucas Bjerregaard beat Marc Warren in the Portugal Masters. No Scot has won on tour since Richie Ramsay in 2015.

Jose Mourinho likely to escape FA charge

Jose Mourinho likely to escape FA charge

Deep into injury-time, referee Craig Pawson dismissed Mourinho after the United boss stepped onto the pitch and also appeared to accidentally collide with fourth official Mike Jones.

England star Billy Vunipola will be missed by Eddie Jones

England star Billy Vunipola will be missed by Eddie Jones

CHRIS FOY - WORLD OF RUGBY: Billy Vunipola is facing another international season decimated by injury after the Saracens and England No 8 had emergency knee surgery.

Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe to see cream of European racing

Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe to see cream of European racing

The cream of European racing gather at Chantilly this week for the Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe meeting, chasing some of the biggest prizes in the sport.

Imagine the hype if Henry Trinder was an All Black

Imagine the hype if Henry Trinder was an All Black

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I was in Berkeley on Friday at the very moment Henry Trinder produced his run-and-passing sequence vs Worcester to create that wonder try for Billy Twelvetrees.

Rio Ferdinand's boxing move is totally understandable

Rio Ferdinand's boxing move is totally understandable

VIV ANDERSON - FINAL VERDICT: It was the daytime television that brought it home to me. I found myself sitting around the house staring at the screen a lot, while my wife was out at work.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips for Monday, September 25

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips for Monday, September 25

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Monday's meetings at Kempton and Leicester.

Championship round-up: Never say N'Diaye as Wolves win

Championship round-up: Never say N'Diaye as Wolves win

After another busy weekend of Championship action, Sportsmail's ADAM SHERGOLD reflects on the thrills and spills, including a stunning goal from Yoann Barbet.

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