The Guardian : sport
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Harry Gregg, Manchester United and Northern Ireland great, dies aged 87  08h12 17 février
PA Media
Goalkeeper was a hero of the Munich air disasterGregg returned to burning fuselage to rescue othersThe former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg, a hero of the Munich air disaster, has died at the age of 87. His death was announced by the Harry Gregg Foundation on Monday...
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Premier League, Championship and Europe: weekend talking points  08h39 17 février
Guardian sport
Arsenal look stronger at the back, Saints may regret some of match programme content and QPR bring the excitementIt says a lot about the reign of Unai Emery that, until Sunday, it had been almost 11 months since Arsenal kept successive clean sheets in the league. Burnley and Newcastle are not the...
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Morgan takes control as England chase down South Africa and the T20 series  17h02 16 février
Barney Ronay at Centurion
Third T20: South Africa 222-6; England 226-5, 19.1 oversBairstow and Buttler also weigh in with half-centuriesWhat a series, what a run chase and what a crick in the neck watching the ball sail through the Centurion skies. With its short boundaries and much-vaunted thin air SuperSport Park is a...
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Manchester United fan Odion Ighalo ready to realise childhood dream  08h28 17 février
Simon Burnton
Nigeria striker has taken a long road to the summit as he prepares to make his Manchester United debut at ChelseaAfter Odion Ighalo’s unexpected loan move at the end of January and his coronavirus-related quarantine, at Stamford Bridge on Monday he is expected to become the first Nigerian to play...
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Jemma Reekie’s ’special kick’ could take her to Olympic glory, predicts coach  22h30 16 février
Sean Ingle
Scot wins tactical battle in 1500m at Glasgow Grand PrixReekie has broken three British records this monthJemma Reekie has a pretty special kick - so devastating it could take her all the way to Olympic glory, her coach Andy Young has predicted.The 21-year-old Reekie has been the sensation of...
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Manchester City are suffering over two-season Uefa ban, says Mikel Arteta  20h31 16 février
Ben Fisher and Jonathan Liew at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal manager worked as City’s No 2 under Pep GuardiolaMourinho mischievously asks if he could get 2018 titleMikel Arteta has said Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are suffering after Uefa handed the club a two season ban from the Champions League and a 30m ( 25m) fine.The Arsenal manager,...
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George Ford warns England: ’Ireland’s Farrell is a very competitive guy’  22h18 16 février
Gerard Meagher
Fly-half knows coach will have Ireland firing at Twickenham Ford: We never like losing matches particularly at home’George Ford has not forgotten the last time Ireland came to Twickenham during the Six Nations. Two years ago they inflicted what was at the time England’s first home defeat under...
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Best All-Star Game ever’: new format breathes fresh life into NBA showcas  05h57 17 février
Associated Press
Team LeBron beats Team Giannis 157-155 in a thrilling finishNBA’s biggest stars hold nothing back in last-shot-wins fourthGordon leaps over 7ft 5in Fall but Jones Jr wins dunk contestPlayers were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both...
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BBC pundit taken off air after criticism of Derby’s ’young black lads’  20h58 16 février
Ben Fisher
Craig Ramage claimed players need pulling down a peg or two’Derby’s Max Lowe and Kick It Out issue strong rebukesThe BBC has said it will no longer use the pundit Craig Ramage after the former midfielder criticised Derby County’s young black lads , saying they needed bringing down a peg or two...
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Tiger Roll fifth but still aimed at Cheltenham and Grand National  16h49 16 février
Chris Cook
Dual National winner fifth in Navan’s Boyne Hurdle He ran a brilliant race,’ says trainer Gordon ElliottHe was only fifth past the winning post but Tiger Roll made a very encouraging return to action in the Boyne Hurdle, his first race since winning the Grand National for the second time 10 months...
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Juan Martà n del Potro fights through surgery to retrieve tennis career  19h06 16 février
Tumaini Carayol
US Open winner has admitted to depression and thoughts of retirement while overcoming wrist and knee injuriesLast June Juan Martà n del Potro announced he would be undergoing surgery on his fractured right knee. The video of his announcement is brutal. Even beyond the revelation he was unsure if he...
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England in the running to upset Australia in Women’s T20 World Cup  00h01 17 février
Raf Nicholson
Lisa Keightley’s side are genuine contenders for the trophy despite the holders’ status as clear favouritesThe latest edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup gets under way in Australia on Friday and England, under their new coach, Lisa Keightley, will certainly consider themselves contenders even...
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Championship funding cut is ’an awful thing and a sad day for rugby’  18h57 16 février
William Pickworth
Ealing Trailfinders reflect the sense of outrage among teams following the Rugby Football Union’s controversial decision As Storm Dennis caused chaos throughout the UK on Saturday, there was another tempest brewing in Ealing.The Rugby Football Union’s decision to cut its funding to Championship...
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St Helens and Hull FC to allow rainbow flag protests over Israel Folau  18h23 16 février
Aaron Bower at the Kcom Stadium
Hull FC 18-32 St HelensJonny Lomax orchestrates Saints’ five-try winTwo of Super League’s biggest clubs have confirmed they have no objection to supporters bringing rainbow flags to their fixtures against Israel Folau’s Catalans Dragons: including the side who will be the opposition for his first...
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India finally agree to play day-night Test in Australia  05h44 17 février
Australian Associated Press
Pink-ball Test likely to be played at Adelaide OvalVirat Kohli’s side also to return to Gabba on tourIndia are to return to the Gabba next summer and have agreed to play a day-night Test against Australia. Virat Kohli’s men bypassed Brisbane, where Australia have not lost a Test since 1988, during...