Hodgson in Leicester talks and other sports stories

Roy Hodgson. Image: @SkyFootball

Roy Hodgson. Image: @SkyFootball

Premier League Champions Leicester City have held talks with former England manager Roy Hodgson, with a view to finding a long-term successor to Claudio Ranieri.

The club’s Thai owners are also thought to be giving caretaker manager, Craig Shakespeare, the chance to prove he is capable of taking charge until the end of the season.

This comes after his side’s 3-1 mauling of Liverpool on Monday which lifted them out of the relegation zone.

Hodgson has not been in management since leaving the England job, after their shock exit from last year’s European Championships at the hands of Iceland.

Some Foxes fans are reluctant to welcome Hodgson to the King Power and are backing Shakespeare to take them forward.

Champion swimmer Michael Phelps believes he never competed against a clean international field.

The retired American swimmer wants US legislators to bring about global anti-doping reforms.

He said: ‘I don’t believe I’ve stood up at an international competition and the rest of the field has been clean.’

Phelps testified in front of the US Congress about the urgent need for more testing and tighter rules around doping.

He warned that athletes would soon become ‘disillusioned’ and quit if change didn’t come to sports like his.

Golf’s Rory McIlroy surprised by criticism he received for playing golf with Trump.

McIlroy, who is rejoining the PGA Tour this week in Mexico after recovering from a rib injury, says he was called ‘a fascist and a bigot.’

Defending his decision to play with the President, the Northern Irishman said: ‘It’s not as if we were talking foreign policy out there. We were talking golf.’

Newcastle return to the top of the Championship after beating title-rivals Brighton

Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez scored in the last 10 minutes as the Magpies came from behind to snatch victory and leap-frog their Championship rivals to the top spot.

The win takes Newcastle two points clear of Brighton as they look to return to the Premier League after being relegated last season.

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