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The $70m Legacy Stadium - a student sports palace or a 'shrine to opulence'?
The $70m Legacy Stadium - a student sports palace or a 'shrine to opulence'?

In the gaudy world of Texas high school football, Katy’s new arena – which opened on Thursday night – is the latest weapon in an increasingly expensive arms race

In the gaudy world of Texas high school football, Katy’s new arena – which opened on Thursday night – is the latest weapon in an increasingly expensive arms race

The Texas high school building frenzy is often dubbed an arms race – in which case, Katy Independent school dis...

August 18, 2017

Rory McIlroy decides to continue playing in pursuit of the FedEx Cup despite injury
Rory McIlroy decides to continue playing in pursuit of the FedEx Cup despite injury

"I don't know what I'm going to do," McIlroy, who has played just 13 events this season, said after a closing 68 at Quail Hollow. "You might not see me until next year. You might see me in a couple of weeks' time."

After seeking the advice of sports scientist Steve McGregor in Northern Ireland, McIlroy chose the latter option and posted a link on Twitter on Friday evening to a competition to win the chance to play with him during the pro...

August 18, 2017

Solheim Cup 2017: Catriona Matthew inspires Europe to strong start in the foursomes
Solheim Cup 2017: Catriona Matthew inspires Europe to strong start in the foursomes

Assistant captain Matthew was only brought into the side to replace the injured Suzann Pettersen on Thursday, but took to the task well alongside France's Karine Icher in the foursomes.

The Scot, 47, was playing the fourth match at Des Moines Golf and Country Club and the European pair won on the last hole against Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller.

Their victory, on a scrappy morning of play in West Des Moines, handed Europe a lead of ...

August 18, 2017

Alastair Cook punishes West Indies as England take complete charge of day-night Test
Alastair Cook punishes West Indies as England take complete charge of day-night Test

No bowling attack wants to face Cook at his obdurate best. However, it was almost painful watching a powder puff unit that betrays the West Indian greats of the past flail around in vain as England’s all-time leading run-scorer racked up a monster innings of 243 that lasted nine hours and 22 minutes.

Cook’s runs were the bedrock of England’s mammoth total of 514-8 and it was his dismissal, after 406 balls, that triggere...

August 18, 2017

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale thinks Man Utd transfer would be a step down - report
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale thinks Man Utd transfer would be a step down - report

Manchester United continue to be linked with a move for Bale as uncertainty over his Real Madrid future rumbles on.

The Wales international lost his place in Zinedine Zidane's side to Isco last term after a campaign hindered by serious injuries.

However, Spanish outlet Diario Gol claims Bale actually considers a move to United to be a step backwards.

How could the Manchester United starting XI line up if they sign Gareth Bale...

August 18, 2017

Anthony Joshua reveals massive disappointment at Wladimir Klitschko's retirement
Anthony Joshua reveals massive disappointment at Wladimir Klitschko's retirement

The IBF and WBA heavyweight champion had been expected to defend his titles against Klitschko in a lucrative match-up at the T-Mobile Arena on November 11.

Klitschko's unexpected announcement, at the age of 41 following his stoppage defeat by Joshua at Wembley, surprised the boxing community as much as Joshua, particularly as he believes the Ukrainian had more to give.

Immediately after April's fight Klitschko insisted he could hav...

August 18, 2017

Diego Costa gives fans update on Instagram wearing Chelsea shorts
Diego Costa gives fans update on Instagram wearing Chelsea shorts

Diego Costa is currently in his hometown of Lagarto in Brazil, refusing to return to Chelsea after falling out with manager Antonio Conte.

The striker reiterated claims today he wants to leave Stamford Bridge and return to his former club Atletico Madrid.

However, despite his ill feeling towards Conte, he clearly still has a soft spot for the Blues after he was snapped proudly wearing his club shorts.

The Spain international ...

August 18, 2017

Transfer News LIVE updates: Conte MOCKS Costa; Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea latest
Transfer News LIVE updates: Conte MOCKS Costa; Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea latest

Transfer News LIVE updates: All the latest from Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and more

21.12: Phil Thompson has told Liverpool to consider moves to Luis Suarez, Dele Alli and Sergio Aguero if they do sell Philippe Coutinho.

Liverpool rejected another bid for their star man today as Barcelona continue to track the playmaker.

Today’s move was a bid of £118m with add-ons but Liverpool knocked it back.

Bu...

August 18, 2017

Man Utd Transfer Special: Perisic latest, Bale still on radar, Monaco duo dismissed
Man Utd Transfer Special: Perisic latest, Bale still on radar, Monaco duo dismissed

Mourinho had four targets at the end of last season and has praised United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward for landing three of them - Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof.

There is an increasing acceptance at Old Trafford that the transfer window will close with just those three additions – that’s the lowest in the post-Ferguson days since David Moyes brought in just Marouane Fellaini in 2013.

T...

August 18, 2017

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte can't stop LAUGHING when asked about Diego Costa
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte can't stop LAUGHING when asked about Diego Costa

Costa gave an explosive interview earlier in the week in which he claimed he was being treated like a criminal at Chelsea having been exiled by Conte.

“I wouldn’t be allowed access to the first-team dressing room and I would have no contact with the guys. I’m not a criminal," he said.

"I don’t think it is fair after all I have done to be treated like that. I am not in the wrong here. So, if they need to fine...

August 18, 2017

Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona: Liverpool REJECT fresh £118m bid for star man
Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona: Liverpool REJECT fresh £118m bid for star man

Barcelona are desperate to land Coutinho following the sale of Neymar and have submitted another offer only to see it rejected immediately by the Anfield club.

Liverpool remain adamant Coutinho will not be sold and have reiterated that by turning down another bid.

Barcelona made a £90m offer last week and this new bid is believed to have started at £118m with significant add-ons.

Jurgen Klopp said yesterday that t...

August 18, 2017


	Ex- jockey Adam Carter found guilty of stopping his mount
Ex- jockey Adam Carter found guilty of stopping his mount

A British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel has branded former jockey Adam Carter as an 'unreliable witness' who produced 'as blatant an example of a non-trier as one could get' when finding him guilty of stopping Blazeofenchantment at Southwell in 2014. 

Carter was found guilty of riding the John Wainwright-trained gelding other than on its merits and of passing information to Paul Bradley and through him to Peter Bennett, who we...

August 18, 2017


	Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for August 18
Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for August 18

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Friday's meetings at Newbury, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Newmarket and Catterick. 

Sportsmail's racing expert Sam Turner dishes out his tips ahead of Friday's races

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August 18, 2017


	Sunderland academy product Honeyman is a dream winger
Sunderland academy product Honeyman is a dream winger

Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches each week searching for the next star.

This week he is checking in on Sunderland's George Honeyman, who scored in the Black Cats' 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday.

Sportsmail's Secret Scout gives his verdict on Sunderland winger George Honeyman

Sunderland's demise has opened the door for this local product who has been a regular academy starter for several s...

August 18, 2017


	Meet the football-mad Lee family and their new arrival
Meet the football-mad Lee family and their new arrival

On the opening day of the Football League season Luton Town stuck eight past Yeovil. It was the result of the weekend.

The first of Luton's eight was scored by Olly Lee, the last by his younger brother Elliot Lee, from a cross by Olly. Watching in the stands at Kenilworth Road was their father Rob Lee — 21 England caps — and Rob's father Reg, who manned the turnstiles at Charlton Athletic for many years.

The Lee boys' other grandad...

August 18, 2017


	Americans set to turn up the noise for grudge match
Americans set to turn up the noise for grudge match

A few rural counties across from where the movie Field of Dreams was made here in the back end of the American beyond, it's easy to see this 15th edition of the Solheim Cup in similar terms.

It was certainly a brave decision to bring the biggest event in women's golf to a long-neglected part of the nation rather than take it to a fashionable metropolitan centre, but it looks like being thrillingly rewarded.

'If you build it, they w...

August 18, 2017


	Floyd Mayweather labels Conor McGregor 'extremely dirty'
Floyd Mayweather labels Conor McGregor 'extremely dirty'

Floyd Mayweather has called on referee Robert Byrd to curb Conor McGregor's 'extremely dirty' tactics when the two collide in Las Vegas.

Ahead of the money-spinning showdown on August 26, UFC chief Dana White released footage of the Irishman's spar with former world champion Paulie Malignaggi.

The footage gave Mayweather a rare insight into the boxing skills of McGregor, who will make his ring debut at the T-Mobile Arena. And the f...

August 18, 2017


	England women's boss Mark Sampson: I'll communicate better
England women's boss Mark Sampson: I'll communicate better

Mark Sampson has promised to improve his communication skills, but has vowed to continue as manager of the England women's team, after the Football Association were forced to release a summary of the independent report into serious allegations against him.

The FA found no wrongdoing on their or Sampson's part after it was investigated internally and by independent lawyer, Katherine Newton, but still paid Aluko £80,000 — a figure initiall...

August 18, 2017


	Castleford 45-20 Wakefield: Tigers lift Shield
Castleford 45-20 Wakefield: Tigers lift Shield

Veteran centre Jake Webster produced a four-try five-star show to help Castleford claim their place in history.

The 33-year-old former New Zealand international scored half of his side's eight tries as the hugely-impressive Tigers duly lifted the League Leaders' Shield for the first time in the club's 91-year history.

An ultimately comfortable 45-20 victory over neighbours Wakefield in front of a raucous, near-capacity 11,235 crowd...

August 18, 2017


	Man United defender Eric Bailly ready to follow legends
Man United defender Eric Bailly ready to follow legends

Eric Bailly has turned up with a fresh cut on his knee. Nothing serious. The Ivory Coast defender has suffered far worse in the 14 months since he became Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Manchester United.

Yet somehow the sight of blood is an appropriate image as Bailly perches on the edge of a chair for the next half an hour, head bowed, speaking quietly in Spanish through a translator.

The 23-year-old has come to embody the warri...

August 18, 2017