FA Cup: Josleu puts Newcastle 3-2 up against Blackburn in extra time with controversial goal

16-01-2019 A controversial goal from Joselu is allowed to stand as Newcastle take a 3-2 lead against Blackburn in extra time of their FA Cup third-round replay.

Tottenham lose Harry Kane until March due to ankle ligament injury

16-01-2019 • Striker sustained injury in defeat by Manchester United• He will miss games against Chelsea and Borussia DortmundTottenham Hotspur’s worst fears have been realised after a scan on Harry Kane’s left ankle confirmed he sustained ligament damage during the defeat by Manchester United. The England captain is not expected even to resume training until early March.The striker had hobbled away from Wembley on Sunday after hurting the joint in a challenge with Phil Jones towards the end of the 1-0 loss and, while he had initially conceded he would miss at least a month in rehabilitation, medical tests on the ankle suggest his absence will extend further. Continue reading...

Pep Guardiola on Manchester City's 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves – video

16-01-2019 Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City beat 10-man Wolves 3-0 on Monday to cut Liverpool's advantage at the top of the Premier League to four points. Pep Guardiola said his team could not afford to worry about what Liverpool did in their games, but could only control their own performances. Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not pay £100m for Wolves’ Rúben Neves Continue reading...

FA Cup: Luton Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday highlights

16-01-2019 Watch highlights as Atdhe Nuhiu scores Sheffield Wednesday's first goal in their last four FA Cup games to beat Luton Town and book a place in the fourth round.

Andy Murray’s career could be saved by metal hip implant, says Bob Bryan

16-01-2019 • The 23-times grand slam doubles winner had surgery in August• Bryan wins major return, says Scot is ‘watching me like a hawk’The American doubles champion Bob Bryan, who is back on a tennis court five months after having a metal implant in his hip, says the surgeon who saved his career can do the same for Andy Murray, who is seriously considering having the operation. Related: Wimbledon without surgery is ‘option B’ but Murray has a plan to ponder | Kevin Mitchell Continue reading...

'I'm glad I'm the underdog': Adrien Broner ready for showdown with Manny Pacquiao – video

16-01-2019 Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, says his title defence against Adrien Broner will be a ‘once in a lifetime’ fight. The WBA welterweight champion, who turned 40 last month, knows he will have his hands full when he battles the hard-hitting American in Las Vegas on 19 January and is not lining up fighters down the road.Meanwhile Broner, who is seeking his first victory since a split decision win in February 2017, says: ‘I’m glad I’m the underdog.’Pacquiao angers opponent Broner after discussing Mayweather at press conference Continue reading...

'Thank you Andy Murray': Australian Open players pay touching tribute – video

16-01-2019 Andy Murray was shown an emotional tribute video featuring a host of tennis stars following his Australian Open exit.Murray, who plans to retire this year due to chronic hip pain, said he would be content if his five-set defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut was his final match.After the match a video was shown in the stadium with tributes from players including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova.The unapologetic feminism that turned Andy Murray into a global icon Continue reading...

Shane Lowry equals course record 62 to lead first round in Abu Dhabi

16-01-2019 Ireland's Shane Lowry fires a course-record equalling 62 to secure the first-round lead at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

16-01-2019 All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...

Can Franck Ribéry not have his gold-leaf steak and eat it? | Barney Ronay

16-01-2019 The Bayern Munich forward has been vilified for his display of wealth in Dubai but that ire would be better directed at the excesses of the game rather than those who play itIn his book This One’s On Me Jimmy Greaves describes the pre-match meals of his playing days in the 1960s. At West Ham it was all down to Moody’s cafe for a full roast dinner and apple crumble for pudding. As an England player Greaves records, with some reverence, the pre-match habits of Gordon Banks, who in line with the sports science of the day would prepare himself for a game with a huge steak served with both boiled and roast potatoes, all washed down with “a large bowl of rice pudding”.Looking back now it is probably a good thing social media wasn’t around in the mid-60s. It isn’t hard to imagine the wider response to such wanton displays of starch-based excess. Banks Flaunts Roast Riches. Soccer Ace in Boiled AND Roasted Shame. Potato Bae: Gloveman Rocked By Double-Spud storm. Continue reading...

Cristiano Ronaldo: Kathryn Mayorga lawyer to meet Jasmine Lennard

16-01-2019 The lawyer of Kathryn Mayorga, who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape, will travel to London to meet a woman who claims to be the footballer's ex-girlfriend.

Sports quiz of the week: excellence, excuses, exits and exemptions

16-01-2019 Who was schooled? Who is going global? Who stayed at home?Who has launched an athletics team and hopes to enter the Olympics for the first time?San Marino Vatican CityGibraltarSomalilandWho is the only manager still working in English football who has won the FA Cup?Pep GuardiolaRafa BenítezRoberto MartínezTony PulisArsenal and Manchester United will meet in the fourth round of the FA Cup. What was unusual about the last time they met in the final of the competition?United scored twice in the last five minutes but still lostIt was the first FA Cup final decided by a penalty shootoutIt was the first final with a red cardIt was the first final at the new WembleyPádraig Harrington will captain Europe at the Ryder Cup next year, becoming the second Irishman to take the job after Paul McGinley. What do the two men have in common?Neither won the Ryder Cup as a playerThey were born on the same dayThey both won three majorsThey went to the same school in DublinThe Australian Open begins on Monday. In which of these years was the tournament not played?1969198619972000Why was Venus Williams given a point penalty at the Australian Open 20 years ago?She shouted the words “stupid person” at herself after a bad shotSome of her hair beads came loose and scattered on to the courtShe changed her shirt, which she had put on back to frontShe stood in front of a line judge and stared at her for 20 secondsMo Salah was crowned African player of the year this week. Who else won the award while playing for Liverpool?Sadio Mané El Hadji Diouf Kolo Touré Rigobert Song Why did Finland forward Riku Riski refuse to play in a football match against Sweden this week?He was born in Sweden and said facing them would be “ultimately self-defeating” He was at the Golden Globes, where he was nominated for best original song His brother plays for Sweden and he promised his mother they would never face each otherThe game was held in Qatar and he declined to travel due to “the ethical reasons”Who reacted to a cup exit by saying: “The wind didn’t help. Players struggled to control the ball”?Marcelo Bielsa Claude Puel Jürgen KloppClaudio Ranieri Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday as they lost to Guingamp in Paris. When had PSG last lost a game in one of France's two cup competitions?Last SundayLast JanuaryTwo years agoFive years ago1 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score2 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score3 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score4 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score5 and above.Nicely done. Enjoy your weekend6 and above.Nicely done. Enjoy your weekend7 and above.You've smashed it. Enjoy your weekend8 and above.You've smashed it. Enjoy your weekend9 and above.You hero. Enjoy your weekend10 and above.You hero. Enjoy your weekend0 and above.Oh dear. Continue reading...

The Spin | From sunstroke to stray dogs, Windies warm-ups are rarely dull for England

16-01-2019 Poor pitches, poorer opposition and cows on the wicket have made pre-Test games in the Caribbean entirely unpredictableFrom Mike Gatting’s shiner to Andrew Flintoff’s pedalo England’s visits to West Indies have rarely been free of memorable incident, with even the humble warm-ups reliably producing drama, interest and controversy. England are due to arrive in Barbados on Friday for their latest tour and it would be no surprise if the first days were to throw up a few dramatic moments – and perhaps a bit of comedy.So intriguing have previous warm-ups been that on the one vaguely recent occasion when they were not particularly compelling, the lack of interest was itself interesting. That was in 1990, when England prepared for a Test series against a side packed with fast bowlers and exclusively right-handed batsmen with a series of games against teams stuffed with spinners and southpaws. Continue reading...

Talking Horses: Racecourses vow to ban drones giving punters an edge

16-01-2019 Tracks will be keen not to lose the revenue they get from renting unused hospitality suites to in-running backers A report in this morning’s Daily Mail suggests that British racecourses want to ban the use of drones around tracks while racing is taking place, not because of fears for the safety of runners and riders but rather due to concerns that punters on Betfair are using real-time pictures from the drones to get an edge when betting in-running.What the report fails to mention, however, is an obvious reason why many racecourses would want to stamp this practice out: it is competition for their in-house operations, which sell the same edge for thousands of pounds annually. Continue reading...

FA Cup: Darragh Lenihan levels for Blackburn with 'thumping' header against Newcastle United

16-01-2019 Darragh Lenihan scores on the stroke of half-time as Blackburn come from two goals down to level with Newcastle United in their FA Cup third-round replay at Ewood Park.

Has a goalkeeper ever been substituted for playing badly? | The Knowledge

16-01-2019 Plus: a job lot of early substitutions, and more towns that can fit their whole populations (and more) into their football grounds. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Has a goalkeeper ever been substituted for not playing well enough?” wonders Mitch Mitchell.Well, here’s a quick answer Mitch: yes, loads. “I’m sure scores of Leeds fans immediately thought of Paul Rachubka who was substituted at half-time in the 5-0 loss to Blackpool in 2011,” begins Jamie O’Hare, one of several to suggest this one. “Rachubka was not a great success at Leeds, he’d been signed that summer following his release from Blackpool. He didn’t play again for Leeds.” Continue reading...

David Squires on … football spying and Neil Warnock's Brexit views

16-01-2019 Our cartoonist looks at the off-field stories dominating the headlines at Leeds, Derby, Cardiff … and NewcastleTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...

'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

16-01-2019 Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.