23-02-2019 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.

23-02-2019 Snooker Shoot Out: Jimmy White through to last 32

Jimmy White goes through to the last 32 of the Snooker Shoot Out in Watford.

23-02-2019 Burnley 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs falter on Harry Kane's return

Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes strike second-half goals as Burnley beat Tottenham on Harry Kane's return from injury.

23-02-2019 Six Nations: Romain Ntamack opens scoring for France

Watch Romain Ntamack open the scoring with a superb try for France in their Six Nations tie with Scotland at the Stade de France.

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 Hull FC’s Sika Manu: ‘I remember seeing roofs torn off buildings’

A year on since Cyclone Gita hit Tonga, the forward talks of those dark days and a brighter future in EnglandThe Super League season is barely a month old and there is already talk of a crisis at Hull FC. The Black and Whites have lost their opening two games to extend a winless run dating back to July: 13 consecutive defeats, to be precise. However, for some perspective on how sport can often mean nothing in comparison to the troubles of real life, look no further than Hull’s Sika Manu. Related: Cyclone Gita: Tonga devastated by worst storm in 60 years Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Anthony Joshua shoved by Jarrell Miller at foul-mouthed and bad-tempered press conference – video

Anthony Joshua's first press conference with Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller got off to a heated start when he was shoved by the American before a word had been said. Miller went on to accuse Joshua of being 'fake', an 'Uncle Tom' and a 'giant pussy', sparking an expletive-laden back-and-forth between the two heavyweight rivals across the press conference table at Madison Square Garden in New York.Jarrell Miller can’t beat me even on his best day, says Anthony Joshua Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Man Utd v Liverpool: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scores FA Cup winner at Old Trafford in 1999

Watch Ole Gunnar Solskjaer score the winning goal for Manchester United against Liverpool in their FA Cup fourth round match in 1999.

23-02-2019 Manchester City beat Arsenal in penalty shootout to win Continental Cup

• Continental League Cup final: Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City • City win 4-2 on pens; Karen Bardsley saves two penaltiesKaren Bardsley saved two penalties to secure the Continental League Cup for Manchester City in the competition’s first shootout. With Leah Williamson and Danielle van de Donk’s tame attempts read well by the keeper, who had little to do throughout normal and extra time, Janine Beckie gave the City the win against a depleted and exhausted Arsenal.Manchester City have the wind in their sails. Unbeaten and top of the league, two points ahead of their cup rivals, albeit having played a game more, they have been waiting for silverware since their 2017 FA Cup. And this was about revenge. Flying in all competitions this time last year, defeat to Arsenal in the League Cup final sparked a collapse that meant the finished the season empty-handed. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Cardiff 1-5 Watford: Neil Warnock laments 'bizarre' penalty call

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock feels the "bizarre" first-half decision not to award his side a penalty affected his players in the second half where they went on to lose 5-1 to Watford.

23-02-2019 Leicester City v Crystal Palace: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off at the King PowerClockwatch – catch up with all the afternoon’s actionAnd why not email Scott with your thoughts 5.49pm GMT 16 min: There’s not a whole lot going on right now. Time to wheel out a stat, they’re always good when you have nothing of note to say: Leicester are enjoying the bulk of the possession, with 65% of the ball. 5.49pm GMT 14 min: A corner for Palace out on the right. Milivojevic has two goes at beating the first man, and fails both times. Leicester tear upfield on the break, and Tielemans is stopped from dribbling down the left by Zaha, who leaves his studs on his opponent’s shin. That’s a really poor challenge, and if the referee had seen it, he could 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 'I won five Champions Leagues and these guys zero': Ronaldo taunts Atlético despite defeat – video

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid was an unhappy one with his Juventus side losing 2-0 to Atlético in the Champions League. Ronaldo received plenty of abuse from the home fans and reacted in the mixed zone after the match displaying five fingers to the media, one for each Champions League title he has won. Giménez and Godín put Atlético Madrid in charge against Juventus Continue reading...

23-02-2019 Manchester United result will not decide title, says Jürgen Klopp

• Klopp worried about ‘too much pressure’ on his players• Liverpool manager backs Solskjær to land United job full-timeJürgen Klopp has said Liverpool will be under “too much pressure” should they consider Sunday’s visit to Manchester United a defining moment in the title race rather than an opportunity to inflict a first Premier League defeat of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s reign.The Liverpool manager is acutely aware of the perception that Old Trafford is the most difficult assignment remaining, on paper at least, in his team’s pursuit of a first league championship for 29 years. Liverpool will move three points clear of Manchester City with a first win at United since their last title challenge in 2014, but Klopp believes it would be self-defeating to consider the wider implications of Sunday’s outcome. Continue reading...

23-02-2019 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...

23-02-2019 Chelsea’s transfer ban forces club to make major decisions on recruitment | Dominic Fifield

Chelsea could reconsider contract policy or, at long last, lean more heavily on academy graduates and give youth its chanceChelsea had been braced for Fifa sanction for some time and swiftly announced they would appeal against the two-window transfer embargo imposed by world football’s governing body. The case will go to the Fifa appeals committee and, if necessary, the court of arbitration for sport and could drag on for a considerable time, with the enforcement of Fifa’s ban almost certainly stayed pending the appeals process. That buys the club time.They can then target how best to proceed in the market and, indeed, with a long-term squad-building policy. Chelsea have a number of players out of contract this summer – including David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Olivier Giroud, albeit they have the option to extend the Frenchman’s deal by 12 months – and, just as significantly, plenty more in 2020. Deals with Willian and Pedro, both in their 30s, are up next year, along with those for Callum Hudson-Odoi and, of course, Eden Hazard. The Belgian may be beyond persuasion to stay, with his heart apparently set on Real Madrid. Continue reading...

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 reality 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 Paraguayan 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 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...