22-02-2019 Manchester City fan in ‘critical condition’ after alleged assault in Germany

• Supporter in hospital following attack after Schalke game• City staff have remained in Germany to offer supportA Manchester City supporter is fighting for his life following an alleged assault during the Champions League match against Schalke on Wednesday, German police have confirmed.The unnamed 32-year-old man is in a critical condition after sustaining “massive trauma to his skull and brain” near the away section at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Police Gelsenkirchen added that there was “an acute danger to life”. Continue reading...

22-02-2019 Chris Eubank Jr: ‘Nothing can match the feeling of having your hand raised after a fight’

Brighton super-middleweight has one last chance to show that he can live with a top operator on Saturday when he takes on James DeGale in a bout which will leave the loser with nowhere to go“This is the biggest and most important fight of my career,” Chris Eubank Jr says quietly, rocking gently on a plastic chair in a tiny office tucked away in his gym on Hove seafront. He nods intently as he considers his battle against James DeGale at the O2 in London on Saturday night. “It’s definitely the one where I have the most to lose. A loss would leave me in no man’s land. DeGale is in exactly the same position. We both cannot afford defeat. We’re both on the edge and someone’s going to fall.”I have asked just one opening question and Eubank has cut to the heart. He and DeGale are preparing for a bout which will surely leave the loser facing the end of his career. Of course this is boxing and so a controversial decision or a narrow defeat might persuade the defeated fighter that one last shot at redemption is possible. But both men recognise their future, and long-term reputations, could be decided this weekend. Continue reading...

22-02-2019 Watch: Were officials right to send off Kilmarnock's Bachmann against Rangers?

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke called goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann's sending off in his side's 5-0 Scottish Cup fifth-round replay hammering by Rangers "a joke". Is he right?

22-02-2019 Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column

In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

22-02-2019 The in-form young footballers in 2019

Kylian Mbappé is making 2019 his own, but teenagers Jadon Sancho, Ibrahima Konaté and Nicolo Zaniolo are also thrivingBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredPeter Bosz’s arrival as Bayer Leverkusen head coach just before Christmas has had a galvanising effect on a number of his players. Kai Havertz has certainly profited from the Dutchman’s possession-based approach. The teenager, now operating in a midfield three, has scored in three of his last four leagues games and boasts a pass accuracy of 87.4% in 2019. Rating: 7.42 Continue reading...

22-02-2019 EFL warns Coventry City they risk expulsion over home venue uncertainty

• Coventry given deadline of 5 March to provide an update• Club say they ‘want to do a deal’ to stay at Ricoh ArenaThe EFL has warned Coventry City they risk being expelled from the league unless they confirm where they intend to play home matches next season.“The EFL board has formally written to Coventry City with a final request for clarity in regard to where the club will stage its home matches for the 2019-20 season,” a statement released by the league on Friday said. Continue reading...

22-02-2019 Eddie Jones: I won’t try to talk Manu Tuilagi out of leaving for France

• Tuilagi linked to Racing 92 in £800,000-a-year deal• England coach says it’s ‘not his job’ to change player’s mindManu Tuilagi will bring a premature end to his England career with Eddie Jones’s blessing if he makes a lucrative move to Racing 92. Tuilagi was spotted at the Paris club last week and has been heavily linked with a three‑year deal at Racing worth upwards of £800,000 a year.Tuilagi would be turning his back on England, however, having made his first international start in five years against Ireland this month, as well as Leicester, who have nursed him through a litany of injuries in recent years at no little expense considering his £450,000-a-year wage. Continue reading...

22-02-2019 Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

22-02-2019 Six Nations: Wales v England - watch some of the greatest moments from past matches

As Wales take on England in the Six Nations, watch some of the greatest moments, including Gavin Henson's tackle on Matthew Tait and James Haskell hitting the post.

22-02-2019 Sports quiz of the week: managers, money, metal medals and monikers

Who defied his age? Who scored quickly? Who made a packet? Matt Kuchar earned $1.3m in prize money for his victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. How much did the golfer pay his caddie?$5,000$130,000 $300,000 $1.3m Why does Anthony Joshua’s next opponent, Jarrell Miller, go by the nickname “Big Baby”? He takes a cuddly toy with him wherever he goesHe weighed 10 pounds at birthHis first opponent called him that before the opening bell – and was quickly knocked outHe lost a betJoshua is fighting Miller on 1 June. Which other sporting event is taking place that night?The last game of the Six Nations The Cricket World Cup final The men’s singles final at WimbledonThe Champions League finalWho scored a hat-trick in 30 minutes this week?Sergio Agüero Eden Hazard Roberto Firmino Jonny MayPaul Scholes made his managerial debut this week. Which footballer announced his retirement on the day Scholes made his playing debut way back in 1994?Bryan Robson Gary LinekerDiego Maradona Glenn Hoddle Gordon Banks, who died this week aged 81, is most famous for winning the World Cup with England in 1966. In which country did he play his last game as a professional footballer in 1977?Republic of IrelandEgyptCanada UruguayDeclan Rice says he wants to play for the England football team. Why has his decision gone down badly with some Irish supporters?He grew up in Northern Ireland and played for their Under-21 team He was born in the Republic of Ireland He has already played three matches for the Republic of IrelandHe was in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016 but didn't playThe organisers of next year’s Olympics in Tokyo say the medals will be made from…Metals mined from below the stadium in Tokyo Old phones and computersShipwrecks found off the Japanese coastMetal found in the Acropolis in Athens Where is the best team in the southern hemisphere meeting the best team in the northern hemisphere this weekend?Wellington WichitaWiganWinnipegMatthijs de Ligt captained Ajax against Real Madrid this week in the Champions League. What is remarkable about that?He only made his debut in August He has already signed to play for Real Madrid next season He is still a teenagerHis brother captained the team in their previous match 1 and above.Nine wrong answers in a multiple-choice format. Impressive2 and above.Eight wrong answers in a multiple-choice format. Impressive3 and above.Chin up. There's always next week4 and above.Chin up. There's always next week5 and above.That's a fine score. Well played6 and above.That's a fine score. Well played7 and above.That's a fine score. Well played. 8 and above.That's a super score. Well played9 and above.You star. Have a great weekend0 and above.Ten wrong answers in a multiple-choice format. Impressive10 and above.You legend. Have a great weekend Continue reading...

22-02-2019 Paris 2024: Could squash take legal action over Olympic omission, asks Nick Matthew

Britain's ex-world number one Nick Matthew suggests there could be a legal challenge against squash's omission from the Olympics.

22-02-2019 Retaining the Carabao Cup would be historic for City, says Bernardo Silva

• We should forget the recent 6-0 win over Chelsea, he adds• Portuguese is also aiming for last eight of Champions LeagueBernardo Silva believes if Manchester City beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final and retain a trophy for the first time their quest to be serial winners will be advanced.City won the cup by beating Arsenal 3-0 in last season’s final. It was the club’s 15th major trophy and became part of a third double when Pep Guardiola’s side secured the Premier League title in April. The Portuguese midfielder acknowledged it is important to start winning the same competitions two years in a row, starting at Wembley on Sunday. Continue reading...

22-02-2019 Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

22-02-2019 Watch: Morelos' four goals in Rangers rout of 10-man Kilmarnock

Alfredo Morelos scores four goals as Rangers thump 10-man Kilmarnock to reach the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

22-02-2019 Shkodran Mustafi header helps Arsenal to progress at expense of Bate Borisov

One of the reasons for hiring Unai Emery was his record as a Europa League specialist. The man from the Basque country has won this competition three times in succession with Sevilla, and given Arsenal find themselves in this company at the moment (however desperate they are to get out of it) there is a certain logic in choosing a coach who knows how to get over this particular line.So, having gone the distance before on a few occasions, are his current team strong enough to emulate that in the Europa League? Emery paused for a moment before forming his answer. “We can,” he mused, not entirely convincingly. “In the last 16, one is Arsenal, but it’s very difficult. A lot of teams want the same. We need to feel this competition with our supporters. This feeling can give us more possibilities. We need to feel stronger in this competition with everybody and create this atmosphere around us.” Continue reading...

22-02-2019 Man Utd v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves permanent job

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says there is "no doubt" Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given the role on a permanent basis.