Étienne Capoue’s strike for Watford leaves QPR to rue missed chances

16-02-2019 Queens Park Rangers had to wait for this moment. Their previous appearance in the FA Cup fifth round had come at Wimbledon in 1997 and it is doubtful whether any club has since endured a more dismal record in the competition. The London club had won only four ties – each of them in the third round – before this season.Rangers promised to fight and they made light of a run of five consecutive Championship defeats that has sucked them down to 18th in the table to give their Premier League opponents a scare. Continue reading...

Premiership: Gloucester beat leaders Exeter 24-17 at Kingsholm

16-02-2019 Gloucester upset Premiership leaders Exeter as they win 24-17 in a thrilling contest at Kingsholm.

Flamengo pay tribute to 10 teenage players who died in training ground fire

16-02-2019 Flamengo players and fans are joined by Fluminense to pay tribute to the 10 teenage players who died in a training ground fire.

Calm, alert and brave, Gordon Banks was the ideal goalkeeper for any age | Richard Williams

16-02-2019 For a while, as the 60s bled into the 70s, Gordon Banks, who has died at the age of 81, was accepted as the finest goalkeeper in the worldNot all of the 11 players who won the World Cup for England in 1966 would claim he was the best in his position the country has ever produced. Two or three might have a good shout, but the one over whom there could be no dissent was Gordon Banks.He was, in short, the ideal goalkeeper for any age. Calm but ever alert, organising his defenders, watching his angles, plucking the ball out of the air, anticipating what a forward with the ball at his feet might do next, as brave as a lion in an era when strikers had a licence to intimidate, his qualities were beyond dispute. Continue reading...

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

16-02-2019 This week's sport on the BBC includes snooker's Welsh Open, Premier League football and the Alpine Ski World Championships, plus much more.

Bloodied Tom Curry channels spirit of Terry Butcher to stake England claim

16-02-2019 The 20-year-old flanker has quickly become a vital part of the team and now looks forward to testing himself against WalesPerhaps it should not be surprising Tom Curry did not know who Terry Butcher is. It is a sure-fire way to make one feel old, yes, but not really a shock considering Curry was born almost a decade after Butcher’s blood-soaked heroics earned his place in English sporting legend. At 20 Curry is the youngest member of the England squad, as such responsible for keeping his teammates’ drinks topped up, and he has a way to go to earn legend status. But the early signs bode well. And he has already had his bloody Butcher moment – his face covered in claret during England’s thumping win over France last Sunday. “I thought I was just sweating,” says Curry. “Then it came up on the big screens and the whole crowd went: ‘Oooh.’”As with most things Curry took it in his stride and he is matter of fact about how it happened: “I think I just head-butted the full-back.” Rather, it was his mum, Susanne, who was more concerned. “My mum’s tears had dried up [after the game] I think! Everyone was surprised how small [the scar] was, given how much blood there was. [My mum] was asking me on Tuesday night if my head was all right but everything was fine.” Continue reading...

Dan Christian heroics send Renegades into Big Bash League final

16-02-2019 Renegades beat Sydney Sixers by three wicketsStars await in all-Melbourne final on SundayMelbourne Renegades will host cross-city rivals the Stars in Sunday’s BBL decider after claiming a thrilling three-wicket semi-final victory over Sydney Sixers.Set 181 to win on Friday night at Marvel Stadium, the Renegades required 46 off the final four overs but held their nerve to book a first BBL final appearance. Continue reading...

Henrik Kristoffersen wins giant slalom gold at 2019 World Championships

16-02-2019 Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen wins the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2019 World Championships, clinching the top spot by just 0.20 seconds.

'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

16-02-2019 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?

'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

16-02-2019 Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.

FA Cup: Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Watford highlights

16-02-2019 Watch highlights as Watford reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in four seasons with a hard-fought win against battling QPR at Loftus Road.

Hakeem al-Araibi arrives home in Melbourne – video

16-02-2019 Former Socceroo Craig Foster welcomes home refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi at Melbourne airport, where he is greeted by an enthusiastic throng. Al-Araibi was released from prison in Bangkok after a Thai court dropped Bahrain's deportation case that would have sent him back to his native country, where he says he was tortured Continue reading...

Formula E recap: Bird is the word in Santiago

16-02-2019 Watch short highlights as Great Britain's Sam Bird wins his his first Formula E race of the season with a scintillating victory in Santiago, Chile.