23-02-2019 Spectre of retirement will drive James DeGale to overcome Chris Eubank Jr

The IBO super-middleweight title is on the line at the O2 and both boxers know the result will determine their futuresHistory is crowding in on James DeGale, whose long boxing career has been garlanded with titles and cursed by ill-health, and he will be driven by the spectre of retirement to overcome Chris Eubank Jr at the O2 Arena in south-east London on Saturday night. Related: Chris Eubank ‘petrified’ son will lose must-win fight against James DeGale Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Wales 21-13 England: Hosts fight back to seal record-breaking win in Cardiff

Wales produce an inspired second-half display to beat England and keep alive their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes.

23-02-2019 Burnley’s Ashley Barnes sinks Spurs then Pochettino confronts referee

Perhaps Mauricio Pochettino should have been wary about describing this game as a cup final for his players. Everybody knows Tottenham rarely last long in the cups and defeat at the hands of a more determined Burnley should now bring an end to talk of the title run-in turning into a three-horse race. The Spurs manager admitted as much and is likely to face an FA charge after venting his fury at the referee at the final whistle.Spurs did not look much like title contenders, unable to convert 70% of possession into clear threats on goal and short of inspiration when tasked with breaking down Burnley’s dogged lines of defence. Harry Kane played and scored but with limited chances the home side finished better and deservedly took the points with goals from Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Six Nations: Gregory Alldritt try deep in added time earns France bonus point win

Gregory Alldritt scores his second try of the game eight minutes into added time to earn France a bonus point win against Scotland in their Six Nations tie.

23-02-2019 England blown away by West Indies seamer Sheldon Cottrell in second ODI

• Second ODI: West Indies 289-6; England 263• Cottrell takes 5-46 as West Indies win by 26 runs• View the full scorecard from the Kensington OvalA tight, tense evening in balmy Bridgetown saw West Indies level their one-day series with England thanks to an inspired spell of bowling from Jason Holder and five wickets for Sheldon Cottrell, a left-armer with a zany celebration.Eoin Morgan’s tourists had been chasing 290 to win this second fixture, a target set up by Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 104 in the first innings. And after half-centuries from the England captain (70) and Ben Stokes (79) they appeared to be heading towards a 2-0 series lead when needing 62 from 61 balls with six wickets in hand. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Klopp: Solskjær has made Manchester United a threat again – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says Ole Gunnar Solskjær has brought 'all the things Sir Alex Ferguson stood for' back to Manchester United, ahead of their Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.Klopp has ‘no doubt’ Solskjær will be given permanent Manchester United job Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Solskjær wants to build team 'worthy of Manchester United's history' – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be hoping his unbeaten start in the Premier League continues if his side can see off Liverpool on Sunday. Speaking prior to the game the Norwegian said that he wants to create a side 'worthy of Manchester United's history'. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Six Nations: Tom Curry bursts through to give England lead against Wales

Tom Curry exposes the Wales defence to give England the lead in their Six Nations tie at the Principality Stadium.

23-02-2019 Miguel Almirón sparkles on home debut as Newcastle down Huddersfield

When the floodlights were turned on in the second half it seemed almost unnecessary. This was less to do with dusk still being some way off than the sense that Miguel Almirón already appeared to have flicked a switch and illuminated the entire stadium.Admittedly, he missed a few chances and Huddersfield did play most of the match with 10 men but the Paraguay playmaker’s home debut proved little short of electrifying. When he was replaced by Christian Atsu in the 80th minute it was to a standing ovation with Atsu’s enthusiastic clapping as he waited to come on amusing the fourth official, Martin Atkinson. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Carabao Cup final 2019: City and Chelsea fans head to head at Wembley Stadium

Football Focus speaks to Manchester City fans Georgia and Nick, and Chelsea fans Rory and Lewis to hear their thoughts on Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

23-02-2019 Football League: Norwich win a thriller, Paul Scholes's Oldham lose again

Benrahma’s majestic hat-trick helps Brentford thump HullLeeds maintain promotion push with freak winning goalThe leaders Norwich City twice came from behind to beat in-form Bristol City 3-2. Two high-class goals from Kenny McLean gave Norwich victory in an excellent game at Carrow Road that also included a glorious, elegant solo goal from City’s Callum O’Dowda. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Six Nations: France 27-10 Scotland - Scots' 20-year wait for Paris win goes on

Scotland's 20-year wait for a win in Paris goes on as France show glimpses of their old flair to record a first victory of this Six Nations.

23-02-2019 '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?

23-02-2019 Bournemouth’s Josh King misses penalty to let Wolves off the hook

Joshua King missed an 85th-minute penalty as Bournemouth were forced to settle for a point against in-form Wolves in a contentious game containing three spot-kicks.King struck his late effort against the right post having earlier given the Cherries a first-half lead from 12 yards. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Chelsea may turn to England coach Steve Holland if Maurizio Sarri is sacked

• Holland has worked at Chelsea and assists Gareth Southgate• Holland the favoured option to take charge till summerChelsea would consider approaching their former coach and current England assistant manager Steve Holland to help steady the ship on an interim basis if they call time on Maurizio Sarri’s tenure at the club over the next week.Sarri, who is seven months into a three-year contract, is clinging to his job despite the team’s progress to the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday. Recent humiliating defeats by Manchester City and Bournemouth have eroded confidence in the Italian, who faces pivotal games against City in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final and Tottenham in the Premier League on Wednesday. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Walt claims Kempton’s big prize to sound fanfare for the Bambi stables

• Small-time owner praises winning trainer Neil Mulholland • In Newcastle’s Eider, Caroline Bailey has her biggest successSaturday’s two feature races showed once again that those with only a small stake in jump racing are still able to carry off a big prize. The Eider at Newcastle fell to Crosspark, providing Northamptonshire’s Caroline Bailey with the most notable success of her long career, while the main prize here went to the Neil Mulholland-trained Walt, whose owner nearly quit the game a year ago after losing the only other horse he had.“We had one called Burns Cross,” Phil Simmonds recalled as he fussed over Walt in the winner’s enclosure, “and unfortunately he had a small injury on his foot. He went to the best veterinary surgeon we could find, in Newmarket, but unfortunately he died coming round from the operation; he broke his neck. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 García, Kuchar and Holmes: three golfers out of touch with reality | Ewan Murray

Spaniard’s petulance, Kuchar’s thrifty touch and Holmes’s slow play sit uneasily with the public but Tiger Woods offers hopeThe World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship is an unlikely saviour for the sport. At the first staging of this tournament, in 2017, players and caddies were affected by sickness to such an extent that an emergency ward by the 18th green would have been a valid addition. The impact on last year was inevitable; Rory McIlroy gave the event a miss despite a $10m prize pot, as again did Jason Day. The tournament seen by many as a beacon of light, having prised WGC status away from the Donald Trump-owned Doral site in Miami, was floundering. Related: Fifty seconds for a one-foot putt: Is slow play killing golf? Continue reading...