FA Cup: Blackburn Rovers 2-4 Newcastle United (aet) highlights

Watch highlights as Newcastle score two goals in extra time to defeat Blackburn 4-2 in their FA Cup third-round replay at Ewood Park.

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FA Cup: Luton Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday highlights

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.

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

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

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Woman dies after Carrutherstown stables horse fall

A horse racing trainer confirms the "untimely death" of the 22-year-old staff member in a "tragic accident".

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Solskjær's joy of six, Liverpool's grind, Declan Rice and spies – Football Weekly

Melissa Rudd, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Wilson discuss Manchester United’s win at Wembley, Mike Ashley’s money, Declan Rice’s future, Burnley’s 2-1 win without a shot on target and SpygateJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the weekend of football just gone, starting with Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Spurs at Wembley, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s sixth victory in his six games in charge. Continue reading...

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NFL kicking woes, Ellyse Perry's brilliance and Leo Messi's perfect pass | Classic YouTube

Also featuring Australian Open memories, Sébastien Loeb at the Dakar Rally and the joy of drones in sport1) Cody Parkey was left feeling like the loneliest man in the world after watching his last-gasp potentially game-winning field goal bounce off the upright and crossbar in the Chicago Bears’ playoff defeat by the Philadelphia Eagles (keep an eye on the mascot in the background, too). Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by Parkey’s supposed misfortune. He has a knack when it comes to finding the woodwork. Here he is clattering the goal-frame four times from four kicks in a match last November. And here are those doinks immortalised in Tecmo Super Bowl. Parkey still has some way to go before he matches this single rugby union penalty, though. It boinged off the crossbar and post a full four times! Over to you Cody.2) The Australian Open kicks off on Monday and, as always, Roger Federer is among the favourites. Here’s his emotional journey to winning a 20th grand slam title in Melbourne last year, when Caroline Wozniacki finally won her first. Her ding-dong battle with Simona Halep was one of the matches of the year. There have been countless classic matches down the years but here are some of the best: Chris Evert Lloyd v Martina Navratilova in 1982, Boris Becker v Omar Camporese in 1991, Jennifer Capriati v Martina Hingis in 2002, Andy Roddick v Younes El Aynaoui in 2003 and Marat Safin v Roger Federer in 2005. And will Bernard Tomic have the chutzpah to try this bizarre underarm serve against an opponent at Melbourne Park? We hope so. Continue reading...

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

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...

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Leeds’ spying should be treated as a form of entertainment, not cheating | Paul Wilson

With gameplans on show in matches and training grounds often visible from outside, is hiding in a hedge really that bad?One hopes Marcelo Bielsa does not get punished too severely for blatantly spying on Derby County training sessions. The Leeds manager not only confessed immediately, contacting Frank Lampard and taking responsibility for the stunt, he was reminded by his own club of Leeds United’s “integrity and honesty”, and surely that should conclude this entertaining episode with the wry smile it deserves. Related: David Squires on … football spying and Neil Warnock's Brexit views Continue reading...

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

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...

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

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

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Bet365 obtained details of punter’s account via Skrill in McCann case

• Skrill complied with order to reveal details of McCann’s account• Megan McCann suing bookie for nearly £1m in unpaid winningsA legal case from January 2017 which relates to Megan McCann’s long-running attempt to sue Bet365 for £1m appears to suggest co-operation between Britain’s biggest online bookmaker and the leading money-transfer company, Skrill.McCann is suing Bet365 over a £25,000 bet on four races in Britain and Ireland which was placed and accepted via the firm’s website in June 2016. The winnings due on the bet amount to just over £975,000 but Bet365 has refused to pay out, or return the initial £25,000 stake, because it claims that the stake was provided by a “third party” in contravention of its Terms and Conditions (T&Cs). Continue reading...

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Why Kyler Murray is set to forfeit a $4.6m MLB bonus and join the NFL

The Oklahoma quarterback is a dual-sport star. Why would he choose the brutality of football over a more comfortable life in baseball?So this is what a college athlete with real leverage looks like. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray has done a masterful job pitting two sporting giants, Major League Baseball and the National Football League, against each other.Let’s rewind for a moment to explain what’s happened. Murray was a brilliant two-sport athlete in high school, which is little surprise given that his father was once a star quarterback at Texas A&M and his uncle played professionally for the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs. Murray started off his college career playing both sports, but the Oakland A’s were excited enough by his talent that they picked Murray in the 2018 first-year player draft and signed him to a deal that guaranteed the outfielder $4.6m. This despite the fact that Murray was still playing football. Continue reading...

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'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

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The unapologetic feminism that turned Andy Murray into a global icon | Jacob Steinberg

Murray’s views on equality and the women’s game have had huge impact, exemplified by his decision to hire a female coach in Amélie Mauresmo in 2014Once the empty feeling subsides and the lump at the back of his throat stops threatening to leap from his mouth, perhaps it will console Andy Murray to consider how much he means to people from all walks of life. Even at this early stage of the healing process, with the emotions swirling and his heart shattered as he contemplates how brutally his body has given up on him in the past two years, it might raise his spirits to know he is showered with affection not only for his achievements on a tennis court but also for what he represents on a human level. Related: 'He’s an idol': Dunblane reacts to Andy Murray's impending retirement Continue reading...

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World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

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Masters 2019: Barry Hawkins proves too strong for Shaun Murphy at Masters - best shots

Barry Hawkins beats former world champion Shaun Murphy 6-2 to reach the quarter-final of the Masters.

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NFL: Tom Brady is so childish! - Osi Umenyiora not impressed by New England Patriots

NFL This Week's Osi Umenyiora calls New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady "childish" after his claims that people didn't believe they could make the AFC Championship game.

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Petr Cech’s trophy-strewn career the result of enduring excellence | Dominic Fifield

Cech, who will retire this summer, won every major honour with Chelsea and Arsenal, with the highlights being the Premier League and Champions LeagueIt feels appropriate to start with that night at the Allianz Arena almost seven years ago when, one by one, players of considerable reputation in Bayern Munich’s ranks withered in Petr Cech’s presence. Six different opponents strode up to take a penalty and, on each occasion, the Chelsea goalkeeper dived the right way. The three saves he conjured would effectively secure his club’s first European Cup.Cech, like his victorious teammates, did not sleep much after that giddy triumph in Bavaria with the celebrations rightly raucous and prolonged. But, on the morning after the night before, he offered an insight into the scale of the planning which had made that success possible. In his possession, as he sat in a small meeting room at the team hotel, was a two-hour DVD detailing every penalty Bayern had been awarded over the previous five years. He and his confidante, the goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, had studied each in meticulous detail, learning the takers’ habits and routines. He knew what was coming. Continue reading...

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Six Nations 2019: Scotland include uncapped hookers Kerr, Cherry & Stewart, plus centre Dean

Scotland include three uncapped hookers and Edinburgh centre Chris Dean in a 39-man squad for the forthcoming Six Nations.

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