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02  mars     20h28
Christian Horner insists he will stay at Red Bull after Verstappen win
Giles Richards at the Bahrain International Circuit    Focus is on this team, my family, my wife and going racing’Verstappen stormed to a second win over teammate PérezChristian Horner has insisted he intends to remain as team principal at Red Bull. The year old maintains that he has retained the full backing of his team and his family despite...
    22h05
Josh Kerr and Molly Caudery claim world indoor gold for Britain
Sean Ingle at Commonwealth Arena    Kerr wins men’s, m; Caudery the women’s pole vaultLaura Muir misses out on, m medal before Glasgow crowdFirst came the sight of Josh Kerr roaring and punching the air, adrenaline whizzing around him like a tornado. Then, minutes later, there was Molly Caudery crying and shaking her head,...
    20h25
Forest want answers from PGMOL after error in buildup to Liverpool winner
Ben Fisher at the City Ground    Forest seek explanation after Paul Tierney’s restart leads to goalLate Liverpool winner sparks fracas and Steven Reid red cardNottingham Forest are seeking answers from Professional Game Match Officials Limited, the referees’ body, after being left incensed by the buildup to Darwin Nà ez’s th...
    20h00
Erling Haaland remains both solution and problem for Manchester City Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson    Pep Guardiola’s side were all about the process before they traded a prolific striker for an auxiliary midfielderManchester City have won of their past games which, given the general sense that they are not quite firing, says a lot about both their quality and expectations. Perhaps Tuesday’s...
    23h04
New Zealand v Australia: first Test, day four - live
James Wallace (now) and Rob Smyth (later)    Updates from the match at Basin ReservePlay in Wellington starts at am local am AEDTAny thoughts Email or tweet Jimbo Cricket th over: New Zealand Ravindra , Mitchell Lyon twirls away with a leg slip in place. Mitchell punches a single. A quiet start to the day so far. New...
    22h00
Cunningham-South’s England journey guided by father’s WhatsApp critiques
Aaron Bower    Harlequins flanker is shining for England in the Six Nations but still has a harsh judge on the other side of the world to impressChandler Cunningham South’s rapid rise to international rugby has caught even the year old by surprise but, for all the high profile coaches he has crossed paths with...
    17h19
West Ham’s stoppage-time double seals comeback and adds to Everton woes
Andy Hunter at Goodison Park    No appeals board will save Everton. The responsibility for Premier League survival rests with Sean Dyche and his players but, along with taking responsibility for scoring a goal, it is one they are abdicating. West Ham showed the finishing touch that Everton have lacked all season to inflict a...
    17h19
Rare Werner goal inspires comeback win for Tottenham against Palace
Jonathan Wilson at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium    What was it like to be at that wedding in Cana when the water was turned into wine How did it feel to be in Smyrna when the flames refused to consume the body of St Polycarp Do the holy waters of Lourdes really cure the lame Miracles, it turns out, can happen, and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...
    17h08
Axel Disasi’s late header spares Chelsea’s blushes in seesaw Brentford draw
John Brewin at the Gtech Community Stadium    Six short days after losing at Wembley, Mauricio Pochettino’s position at Chelsea felt its most precarious yet. Away fans were taking his name in foul mouthed vain, alongside that of Todd Boehly. José Mourinho and Roman Abramovich were regaled to the rafters. If only Chelsea could show anything...
    16h56
Strade Bianche: Pogacar follows Kopecky success with 81km solo attack
Reuters    Slovenian makes light work of men’s field in TuscanyWorld champion bests Longo Borghini in final kilometreSlovenia’s Tadej Pogacar turned the men’s Strade Bianche into a procession with a dominant victory after a spectacular km solo attack in Italy on Saturday.The UAE Team Emirates rider went...
    16h32
Michelle Mone’s Monbeg Genius well beaten as Thunder Rock storms home
PA Media    Cracking Rhapsody stars to win Morebattle Hurdle at KelsoTributes paid to Mark Bradstock, who has died aged Thunder Rock provided Sean Bowen with his biggest success since returning from injury in the Premier Chase at Kelso. Bowen who has seen his lead at the top of the jockeys’ championship...
    17h43
Verstappen eases to victory for troubled Red Bull at opening Bahrain Grand Prix
Giles Richards at the Bahrain International Circuit    Champion makes dominant start to beat teammate PérezFerrari’s Sainz in third, Hamilton seventh for MercedesWith his Red Bull team in turmoil amid the furore around Christian Horner’s exoneration after a complaint about his behaviour from a female employee, Max Verstappen offered cause for brief but...
    08h00
Aitana Bonmatà : No one has given me anything to be where I am’
Alex Ibaceta    In an exclusive interview the Barcelona midfielder talks about playing alongside boys, never letting her head drop and how she would like to be rememberedLet’s go back to the beginning: how did a young Aitana fall in love with football I have always said it was something innate. I started...
    12h00
Irrepressible Ireland: five reasons why they are dominating the Six Nations Michael Aylwin
Michael Aylwin    Andy Farrell’s fearsome side visit England next in pursuit of the first back to back grand slams in the tournament’s six team eraEven before the stranglehold they have enjoyed over the Six Nations of late, Ireland have stood out from the rest for the degree to which they pound opposing defences....
    21h57
Steelers great Andy Russell, two-time Super Bowl champion, dies aged 82
Associated Press    Ex Steelers linebacker and seven time Pro Bowler diesRussell won two Super Bowls during year NFL careerAndy Russell, the standout linebacker who was an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ evolution from perennial losers to champions, has died. He was .The team confirmed Russell’s death...
    17h55
Clarkonomics’: WNBA teams see bump in ticket sales after Caitlin Clark declares for draft
Agencies    Iowa star will skip final season of college eligibility to turn proClark expected to be chosen by Indiana Fever with No pickClark: the supernova driving women’s hoops to new heightsSoon after Caitlin Clark announced her plans to enter the WNBA draft, the Indiana Fever’s ticket offices got...
    05h29
Defending champion Alex de Minaur into Mexican Open final as Jack Draper retires
Agencies    Australian led semi final , , when Draper forced from courtWorld No to face Casper Ruud or Holger Rune in final in AcapulcoDefending champion Alex de Minaur has advanced to the final of the Mexican Open after Jack Draper retired in the third set of their last four clash.The third seeded...
    06h11
Nathan Lyon rescues Australia with bat and ball as New Zealand fight back in first Test
Australian Associated Press    Australia and ; New Zealand and Spinner top scored amid collapse as Phillips took five wicketsAustralia are seven wickets from retaining the Trans Tasman Trophy and winning the first Test against New Zealand, with Nathan Lyon at the centre of their toil. Spinner Lyon made an innings...
01  mars     22h31
Christian Coleman claims to be greatest ever’ at 60m after world indoor gold
Sean Ingle at Commonwealth Arena    American too quick out of blocks for rival Noah LylesAustralia’s Nicola Olyslagers takes shock high jump winSprinting’s anti hero has his mojo back. On a boisterous night in Glasgow’s East End, Christian Coleman powered to the world indoor m title with a display of staggering acceleration and...
    21h55
Sky Brown fails in Olympic bid after swapping her skateboard for surfboard
PA Media    year old hoped to qualify for second sport at Paris Brown is the reigning world champion in park skateboardingSky Brown’s Olympic surfing dreams are over after she failed to qualify for Paris at the ISA World Surfing Games in Puerto Rico. The year old was hoping to represent Team GB...
02  mars     22h30
Bruno Fernandes naysayers overlook just how important he is for United
Jamie Jackson    The captain is often maligned for his on field antics but would Roy Keane be any different with this team around him Bruno Fernandes is Manchester United’s s version of Roy Keane: vocal, aggressive, fiercely competitive, highly talented and deemed by his manager to be the obvious captain. The...
    20h33
Red Bull deliver boost for beleaguered boss Horner with Bahrain victory
Giles Richards in Bahrain    Team principal, at the centre of allegations over inappropriate behaviour towards a female colleague, is joined by wife Geri Halliwell Horner to watch Max Verstappen crush his F rivalsAfter a week of turmoil and drama, Christian Horner, the beleaguered team principal of the Red Bull Formula One...
    08h00
There is another way’: how schools are tackling rugby’s head injury crisis
Sam Peters    Concern is mounting over dwindling playing numbers caused by safety fears as schools explore ways to depower rugbyRugby union’s rapid and seemingly inexorable transition from contact into collision sport began around with professionalism and the change to its concussion and injury risk...
    12h00
Omar Berrada: City’s business brain crossing Manchester to rebuild United
Jamie Jackson    Manchester United’s swoop for City’s chief operating officer is seen as a coup but how much influence will Berrada have Omar Berrada and John Lennon: Manchester United’s incoming chief executive and the late Beatles superstar are, seemingly, kindred spirits.This is according to Berrada himself, the...
    08h00
Mbappé with your canapés? The absurd influence of Nasser al-Khelaifi Barney Ronay
Barney Ronay    From tennis also ran to brokering world peace via signing Eric Maxim Choupo Moting, the PSG owner has been on a journeyThe French football league has reached a point of jeopardy. The new round of TV rights is yet to be sold. The president of Paris Saint Germain needs a bumper deal to satisfy FFP....
    22h30
We can go toe to toe with them’: Erik ten Hag backs United to supplant City
Will Unwin    Manager echoes ambition’ of minority owner Jim RatcliffeTeam travel to Etihad for derby points behind local rivalsErik ten Hag wants to topple Manchester City and turn Manchester United into the Premier League’s best once again. The Dutchman takes his side to the Etihad on Sunday ...
    14h32
Manchester City go clear at WSL summit as Shaw and Hemp down Everton
Observer Sport    Manchester City moved to the top of the Women’s Super League table after defeating Everton .City picked up where they left off in their first match since defeating Chelsea last month, with goals from Khadija Shaw and Lauren Hemp taking them three points clear of Emma Hayes’ side, who visit...
    22h23
European roundup: Bellingham sent off in Real Madrid’s draw at Valencia
Reuters    Vinà cius scores twice as Real battle back from downBorussia Dortmund stay fourth in Bundesliga after winJude Bellingham was sent off after the final whistle having been denied a late winner in Real Madrid’s draw at Valencia.The England midfielder, making his return from injury, thought he...
    17h21
Rodrigo Muniz continues hot streak to douse Brighton’s European ambitions
PA Media    Marco Silva believes Rodrigo Muniz is getting better and better after the Brazilian forward inspired Fulham to an impressive win over Brighton.Muniz claimed his fifth Premier League goal in five games with a clinical header which came after his assist for Harry Wilson’s long range strike had...
    18h00
Scottish Premiership: Rangers’ title hopes hit by shock loss to Motherwell
PA Media    Leaders beaten at home after Dan Casey strikes winnerSt Mirren score twice in added time to stun Aberdeen Dan Casey’s stunning second half goal gave Motherwell a shock win over Rangers at Ibrox and handed the initiative in the Premiership title race back to Celtic.Stuart Kettlewell’s...
    17h47
Championship roundup: Joe Aribo wins seven-goal thriller for Southampton
PA Media    Saints battle to victory at man BirminghamLeicester’s lead down to three points after loss to QPRSubstitute Joe Aribo struck at the death to seal a dramatic, much needed victory for Southampton at man Birmingham.Russell Martin’s Saints were in desperate need of a morale boosting win...
    19h41
Digne’s late winner breaks Luton’s hearts and boosts Villa’s top-four hopes
Ed Aarons at Kenilworth Road    Rob Edwards promised that Luton intend to go down swinging in their bid to avoid relegation but this was a real sucker punch for his side. Having mounted a stirring comeback thanks to goals from Tahith Chong and Carlton Morris after Ollie Watkins scored twice in the first half, substitute Lucas...
    17h13
Livramento ensures Newcastle enjoy their day in the rain against Wolves
Louise Taylor at St James’ Park    As torrential rain cascaded down on a chilly Tyneside afternoon, it became ever easier to understand why Saudi Arabia’s tourism ministry believes holidays to its new Red Sea resorts will ultimately sell well in north east England.If that grand project still seems slightly fanciful, the prospect of...
    16h40
Goalkeepers to be placed against the clock in bid to beat time-wasting
Paul MacInnes by Loch Lomond    Keepers in possession to be counted down by refereesIfab also announces permanent concussion substitutesDawdling goalkeepers are to be given more time to hold on to the ball, but subjected to a countdown by the referee and punished if they fail to release in time, under new plans to combat time...
    17h13
Defending champion Alex de Minaur into Mexican Open final as Jack Draper retires - video
Guardian Staff    Alex de Minaur, the defending champion, has advanced to the final of the Mexican Open after Jack Draper retired in the third set of their last four clash. The third seeded Australian won the first set , dropped the second and was leading in the third when Draper, who was visibly...
01  mars     10h41
Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann scores sensational goal in training - video
Guardian Staff    Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann rolled back the years with a stunning scissor kick volley in training. The clip was posted to Rovers’ X account with the caption: ’The gaffer Yeah, he’s still got it.’ While overseeing his players during a shooting drill, a shot ricocheted off the crossbar and...
    00h28
Erik ten Hag demands apology for Fulham’s Fernandes TikTok post - video
Guardian Staff    Erik ten Hag has demanded an apology from Fulham for posting a video on TikTok mocking Bruno Fernandes following their win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. ’I didn’t know this, but if they did it I would say it is not right. It is absolutely not right that a club makes such a statement,...
29  février     13h53
Do good through tennis’: Tsitsipas pledges donation to hurricane-hit Acapulco - video
Paul Campbell    Stefanos Tsitsipas spoke of his hopes to raise a substantial sum of money to help with the relief and reconstruction programme in Acapulco following the devastation caused by Hurricane Otis last October. Tsitsipas is currently playing in the Mexican Open in the city and has pledged to donate , ...
    11h03
Don’t close the door’: Klopp urges his successor to help promote Liverpool’s young talent - video
Leonard Barden    Jürgen Klopp was full of praise for his youthful side after Liverpool beat Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round with goals from year olds Jayden Danns and Lewis Koumas. Klopp, who leaves the club at the end of the season, urged his successor to promote the youth at the club rather than...
28  février     15h45
Andy Murray loses to Ugo Humbert in Dubai second round - video highlights
Greg Wood    Andy Murray’s search for back to back wins goes on after he was comfortably beaten by Ugo Humbert in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Murray produced his best win for several months in the first round by seeing off Denis Shapovalov but fell to a , loss against...
01  mars     10h54
Sports quiz of the week: Spain, Six Nations and John O’Shea
Barry Glendenning    Have you been following the big stories in football, rugby, Formula One, athletics, boxing and cycling Continue reading...
    08h00
Chess: Adams wins seventh straight first prize as England’s girls set records
Tanya Aldred    The eight time British champion, , has played games without defeat, while Ruqayya Rida, , scored against two GMs and Bodhana Sivanandan, eight, is the new world No under nineMichael Adams has now won seven major tournaments in a row without loss of a game.The eight time British champion...
    16h40
Cracking Rhapsody can call tune while Constitution Hill faces acid test’
Robert Kitson    Nicky Henderson’s Under Control is the likely favourite at Kelso but Ewan Whillans’s five year old offers a tempting alternativeA boost to the prize fund, a big bonus linked to Cheltenham and the switch to a handicap has transformed the Morebattle Handicap at Kelso, and the strong field for the...
    16h16
Football Daily TikTok troubadours, uncertain philosophy and another derby
Guardian sport    Sign up now Sign up now Sign up now Sign up now During a week when his side are preparing for a derby against Manchester City, it is odd that Erik ten Hag seems to have spent more time focusing on Jamie Carragher’s punditry and Fulham’s TikTok troubadours than how best they might go about trying...
28  février     12h23
The Spin New Zealand public embrace chance to set record straight against Australia
David Squires    Opening match in Wellington is a sellout and the challenge of welcoming their noisy neighbours is capturing the imaginationIt is easy to be sucked into the narrative that Test cricket lives and breathes courtesy of England fans, whether they’re stocking up at Birmingham New Street or playing the...
27  février     12h06
The Breakdown Duhan van der Merwe leads emerging trend of rugby’s wonder wings
Jonathan Liew    Thrilling long range efforts unquestionably enhance the sport’s appeal there is no better sight in rugby unionThe hunt has been on for years. Will there ever be another onrushing winger formidable enough to be mentioned in the same breath as the late, great Jonah Lomu Plenty have auditioned,...
28  février     08h00
James Tavernier and the highest-scoring full-backs in football history The Knowledge
Emma John    Plus: late season identical records, players doing the , the highest shirt numbers in a cup final and moreMail us your questions or tweet TheKnowledge GU James Tavernier scored twice in Rangers’ win over St Johnstone on February, bringing his tally for the club to . In terms of goals...
27  février     11h03
David Squires on ... Liverpool’s creche beating Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final
Sean Ingle    Our cartoonist looks back at the Reds’ triumph at Wembley against a bn troupe of comparative fossilsGet yourself a copy of this cartoon in the Guardian Print StoreLike what David does Consider supporting our journalism Continue reading...
26  février     20h20
Harry Kane is not cursed, he is a winning footballer having a brilliant season Jonathan Liew
Barney Ronay    Liverpool’s teenagers have more medals than Kane but even if Bayern end the season empty handed the joke won’t be on himThere was another Harry Kane moment at the weekend: those moments when the air feels thin and the pulse races just a little faster and the margins have sharpened to a fine point....
25  février     07h00
They stuck two fingers up to Fifa’: the Lost Lionesses and the forgotten 1971 women’s World Cup
   Crowds of , packed a football stadium in Mexico for Copa , an unsanctioned tournament that is finally being remembered in a new documentaryGail Emms once gave a school presentation about her mum, Janice, who represented England at a football World Cup in Mexico. The problem was, no one...