Arsenal 3 Bournemouth 2: Gunners seal comeback with Reiss Nelson's last-gasp stunner

THE first nine seconds were historic, the last nine euphoric. With 96 minutes, 57 seconds on the clock, Reiss Nelson’s half-volley hit the net and everything came out — legs were empty, lungs were empty and Arsenal’s bench was too, all sprinting to the pile-on that had formed on top of the hero of the hour.
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London Stadium prepares for baseball's return with US-inspired dishes

BASEBALL is back in London next month, and while the Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals are preparing to hit balls to the moon and dial up their pitching arms to 100mph, there'll be a few stars in the stands too. Weighing in at 1.5kg, packing a 2,000-calorie punch and measuring up at a staggering two feet in length, the 'Boomstick' hot dog is the headline act in a raft of mouth-watering food available at the London Series.

Notts County 3 Boreham Wood 2: County the comeback kings

AFTER 107 points and 117 goals in the regular season, Notts County were one minute away from it all counting for nothing. But finding a goal is something Luke Williams’ side have made look easy, even if they needed two players who had never scored for them before to bail them out in the last minute — twice — to keep their season alive and send them to Saturday’s play-off final at Wembley against Chesterfield.

Rio, Adams and Cech enter Premier League Hall of Fame

RIO FERDINAND, Tony Adams and Petr Cech were yesterday announced as the latest inductees to the Premier League Hall of Fame. The trio bring the total number of inductees to 21, with 19 players plus managers Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferdinand, 44, won the Premier League six times with Manchester United and also represented West Ham, Leeds and QPR. Ferdinand, who won 81 caps for England between 1997 and 2011, tweeted in response to the news: ‘Dreams do come true.’

County Cricket Round-Up: Leicestershire pull off a miracle

LEICESTERSHIRE ended an 18-month wait for a Championship victory with their own Miracle of Headingley, chasing down 389 to beat Yorkshire with seven balls to spare for their first win in 113 years at the historic ground. The Foxes had not won a four-day game since September 2021 and finished a distant bottom of Division Two last year. But an unbeaten eighth-wicket partnership of 65 from just 48 balls from Australia’s Peter Handscomb (68 not out) and No 9 Chris Wright (40 not out), after 125 fr

Inside the St Louis Cardinals

IN A few short weeks, the walls will come crashing down on Roger Dean Stadium. To the tune of $111million, the complex is getting a facelift after 25 years’ hard service as the Spring Training home of the St Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins. The 6,871-seat capacity will be upgraded, there will be more concession stands selling toasted ravioli, crab cake sliders and batting helmets filled with popcorn, and the yellow-painted stone clubhouses will be knocked down and rebuilt.

MLB 2023 season preview: Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, the Astros and MORE

ONE hundred and forty-five days since Kyle Tucker closed his mitt on a fly ball off the bat of Nick Castellanos to seal the Houston Astros' second world championship, baseball is back. It's been an off-season of astronomical free agent spending, major rule changes, a player that signed $800million worth of contracts but only got to keep a quarter of it, and a breakout World Baseball Classic that might have provided the most anticipated at-bat in the sport's history.

Team GB out for massive upset against US at World Baseball Classic

MATT KOPERNIAK only met his All-Star team-mates a few weeks ago, and already they are out to get him. London-born Koperniak, 25, will enter the Team GB dugout representing David as they look to slay an almighty Goliath wearing stars and stripes. The outfielder, who moved to Adams, Massachusetts, as a toddler and was plucked from Trinity College, Connecticut, by the St. Louis Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2020, made his GB debut in September's World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament in Regensburg, Germany.

Arsenal 3 Bournemouth 2: Mikel Arteta admits he lost his bearings during Arsenal's 'crazy' win

MIKEL ARTETA admitted that he did not know where he was in the ‘madness’ of Arsenal’s celebrations as Reiss Nelson’s 97th-minute winner sealed a dramatic fightback from 2-0 down against Bournemouth to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Arsenal had trailed after just 9.11 seconds thanks to Philip Billing, who scored the second-fastest goal in Premier League history to put the relegation-threatened visitors ahead.

Warrington 42 Leeds 10: Wolves start campaign with an emphatic victory

LEEDS RHINOS coach Rohan Smith had brought Jonny Bairstow into camp to impart his wisdom ahead of the new Super League season but it was opponents Warrington who racked up a cricket score on opening night. The Wolves, keen to put the memory of last season's relegation battle behind them, raced out of the blocks with five first-half tries to lead 30-0 at the break at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Goldschmidt on 'once in a lifetime' chance to play baseball in London

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL star Paul Goldschmidt has hailed next summer’s London Series as a ‘once in a lifetime’ moment as he prepares to bring America’s pastime across the pond. Goldschmidt’s St Louis Cardinals will face their fierce rivals the Chicago Cubs in June at the London Stadium in a two-match series, three years after their initial match-up was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic and four years since the first London MLB games, between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Wolves 0 Arsenal 2: Arsenal's golden chance for title glory... the time is now for Arteta

THERE is no point pretending any more. Not with Arsenal holding a five-point lead and their first Christmas No 1 for 15 years. Mikel Arteta’s team are right in this title race. The stock response to this claim is to mention something that Manchester City have that makes challenging them impossible —Erling Haaland, Pep Guardiola or their relentless playing style that grinds opponents down. But what about what Arsenal can do to prevent a City procession?

Wolves 0 Arsenal 2: Arteta reveals Arsenal had to fight off a sickness bug in Wolves win

MIKEL ARTETA has admitted his Arsenal side had to fight off a sickness bug to seal a 2-0 victory over Wolves to move five points clear at the top of the Premier League table. A second-half double from Martin Odegaard was enough to win at Wolves, the Gunners' 12th victory in their first 14 games to become Christmas No1 – a position from which no Premier League side has failed to win the title. The team, however, were hit by a sickness bug affecting a small number of players from the pre-match m

World Cup Watch: White and Maddison knock on Southgate's door

WITH the World Cup just around the corner, every England player with a chance of making the plane to Qatar will be hoping to catch the eye of Gareth Southgate. There were a number of those players in action with Ben White putting in an impressive performance against Chelsea and James Maddison starring in Leicester's win over Everton. However, there were also a few names who had a weekend to forget and here Sportsmail assesses which players boosted - or dented - their World Cup chances.
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