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Aviva Premiership Round-up – Exeter and Wasps leave it late while Newcastle earn bonus point win

Joe Simmonds converted Thomas Waldrom’s last-minute try to cap a dramatic comeback from Exeter, who rallied from 13 points down to edge out Northampton 31-30 at Sandy Park. The Chiefs were staring at a fourth consecutive Aviva Premiership defeat when they trailed 30-17 with 10 minutes remaining but Don Armand and then Waldrom touched down. Simmonds kept his cool to add the extras to both tries to seal a nail-biting win and one which took the defending champions above Saracens to the top of the standings. Unfortunate Northampton could drop…

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Apple's HomePod speakers leave white marks on wood

Apple’s new smart speakers can discolour wooden surfaces, leaving a white mark where they are placed, the firm has acknowledged. The US company has suggested that owners may have to re-oil furniture if the HomePod is moved. The device went on sale last week after having been delayed from its original 2017 release date. Apple told Pocket-lint that it was “not unusual” for speakers with silicone bases to leave a “mild mark”. But the gadget review site told the BBC it had never seen anything like this problem. The website’s…

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Stoke City star Jack Butland assures fans he has not asked to leave the Premier League strugglers

Could Butland be set to leave Stoke at the end of the season? Tuesday, February 13, 2018 England goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied he wants to leave Premier League strugglers Stoke City. The 24-year-old assured Potters fans’ on Twitter he had not asked for a transfer, promising to fight to secure the club’s top-flight future. “Before this spreads any further, I haven’t told the club I want to leave, I’m focused on doing everything I can to keep the club in this division!” Butland posted on social media. Stoke have…

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Juventus v Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino defends decision to leave Toby Alderweireld out of Champions League clash

Mauricio Pochettino has defended his decision to leave Toby Alderweireld out of his Tottenham squad for Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Juventus. Alderweireld played 90 minutes against Newport in the FA Cup last week, having returned from a 14-week absence due to a hamstring tear. The Belgian defender declared after the match he felt “very good” but was not included in the squad against Arsenal on Saturday and did not join Monday’s travelling party to Italy either. Juventus v Tottenham is live on talkSPORT at 19:45 (GMT) on Tuesday 13 February Alderweireld…

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News: Longman to leave TUI UK after 20 years

After nearly 20 years in various roles within TUI, Nick Longman has resigned his position as managing director of TUI UK & Ireland. In a statement the company said Longman had left in order “to pursue new business challenges”. Under Longman’s leadership, TUI UK & Ireland has achieved commercial success, launched two new cruise ships, seen developments in the retail estate, the e-commerce programme, contact centre operations and he led the business through the rebrand to TUI. All members of the UK & Ireland board will report into David Burling…

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West Ham United FC news: David Moyes expected to leave Hammers at the end of the season

David Moyes is unlikely to remain at West Ham when the 2017-18 season ends Monday, February 5, 2018 David Moyes is not expected to remain at West Ham beyond the end of the 2017-18 season, according to reports. The Scot was hired on a six-month contract in November, succeeding Slaven Bilic with the Hammers in the bottom three. He has successfully guided them away from the lower end of the Premier League table, with West Ham sitting in 12th following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton. However, the nature of the…

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Transfer gossip: Liverpool eyeing Arsenal star, Manchester United 'close' to Dutch ace, but Rashford to leave?

Transfer rumours and paper review Monday, February 5, 2018 Here are the top football headlines and transfer stories in Monday’s newspapers and online… Liverpool could make a move to sign Jack Wilshere in a free transfer in the summer the midfielder rejects a new contract at Arsenal. (The Sun) Steve McClaren is in the frame to become Leeds’ new manager, after Thomas Christiansen was sacked on Sunday night. The former England boss was in the stands at Elland Road on Saturday. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United are closing in on a £10million…

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