Gordon Banks on ‘the greatest save ever made’ – video obituary

18-02-2019 England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81. Banks played 73 times for England and was a key figure in Sir Alf Ramsey's legendary 1966 side. However it's Banks's twisting save from Brazilian superstar Pelé that he is often best remembered for, a save deemed 'one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping'Gordon Banks, World Cup winner with England in 1966, dies aged 81 Continue reading...

David Squires on … Chelsea's humiliation at Manchester City

18-02-2019 Our resident cartoonist on Maurizio Sarri’s dismay, Mike Dean and a man trying to wear trousers as a jumperTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...

UK Athletics selects only one male sprinter for European Indoor Championships

18-02-2019 • Ojie Edoburun is sole pick for men’s 60m in a 48-strong team• Reigning champion Richard Kilty thought to be lodging appealThe UK Athletics performance director, Neil Black, has defended the bizarre policy that has led to only one British male sprinter being selected for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow.On Sunday Black named a record-equalling 48-strong team for the event and backed Laura Muir to “do something special” when she goes for the 1500m and 3,000m double in front of her home fans. However, in the men’s 60m only Ojie Edoburun – who finished last in the British Indoor Championships final – has been picked, with several big names, including Reece Prescod and CJ Ujah, deciding not to run. Continue reading...

Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace in FA Cup fifth round

18-02-2019 Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp says the Eagles are "in a good position to get to Wembley" after he helps them beat Doncaster in the FA Cup.

'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

18-02-2019 The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

18-02-2019 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.

Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

18-02-2019 How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

Uneven AFLW conferences already undermining fairness of competition | Kasey Symons

18-02-2019 The revamped system was designed for fairness but after just three rounds it is proving problematicFlag favourites North Melbourne and the surprise packet of the season Fremantle are the only sides to remain undefeated at the conclusion of round three of the 2019 AFLW season. The Kangaroos continued to impress over the weekend and now sit on top of the heavily-weighted Conference A ladder with an intimidating percentage of 250.8, but the new conference system is already proving to be problematic with a clear divide between the two pools.When the concept of conferences was first floated it was met with criticism and questions of fairness. AFL head of women’s football, Nicole Livingstone, said, “we recognise in having a seven-game home and away season not everyone will play each other once, so conferences allow for fairer ladders that reflect that”. Continue reading...

Matti Nykänen, the Flying Finn who fell so far, so fast | Andy Bull

18-02-2019 The ski-jumper, who won five Olympic medals, had an otherworldly talent but not the sense, or support, he needed to cope with the fame it won himMatti Nykänen used to fly so far, so fast that it felt as if he would never come down. When the Finn broke the world ski jump record for the fifth, and final, time at Planica in 1985 he was moving so quickly that the cameraman struggled to track him through the air.Watching the footage you wonder if he might disappear into the yonder off the far side of the screen. In those days, the mid-1980s, Nykänen was the best ski jumper in the world and almost unbeatable. The records were the least of it. He won five world titles, five Olympic medals, including three golds in one Games, and four World Cups. Continue reading...

Phil Foden ‘brilliant’ for Manchester City against Newport, says Pep Guardiola

18-02-2019 • Manager praises 18-year-old’s influence in hard-fought win• ‘He’s a player who is ready – ready to play’Pep Guardiola praised Phil Foden for producing a “brilliant” performance against Newport County after the 18-year-old scored twice to help Manchester City reach the quarter-finals. Leroy Sané and Riyad Mahrez scored the other goals as the Premier League champions won 4-1 to break Newport’s brave resistance. Related: Sané and Foden send City through as dogged Newport are finally downed Continue reading...

Maurizio Sarri must be given more time to adapt Chelsea, says Gianfranco Zola

18-02-2019 Stamford Bridge assistant gives backing to his manager as they prepare to face Manchester United in the FA CupMaurizio Sarri has made subtle adjustments to his preferred style of play in an attempt to adapt to the demands of the English game with Chelsea and, according to his assistant, Gianfranco Zola, should be granted the same patience afforded Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Related: Manchester United and Chelsea seek some salvation in a Wembley return | Paul Wilson Continue reading...

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 after series of huge crashes

18-02-2019 Victory comes month after death of team’s co-owner, JD GibbsOnly 14 cars finish race after smashes take out most of fieldDenny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second time in four years, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing. The victory on Sunday was a fine tribute to JD Gibbs, who died last month after battling a degenerative neurological disease. JD Gibbs co-founded the race team with his father and discovered Hamlin. Hamlin said when he arrived at Daytona International Speedway that both the 500 and this season were dedicated to JD Gibbs.Kyle Busch finished second and Erik Jones was third as the Gibbs drivers held off Ford driver and reigning Nascar champion Joey Logano’s frantic push in overtime. Continue reading...

FA Cup: Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace highlights

18-02-2019 Watch highlights as first-half goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer help Crystal Palace beat Doncaster Rovers and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

FA Cup: Chelsea v Man Utd - watch best goals

18-02-2019 Watch the best goals from the last 20 years of Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup ties, including strikes from David Beckham and Eden Hazard.

Wolves into FA Cup quarter-finals as Ivan Cavaleiro sinks Bristol City

18-02-2019 A major trophy within three years was not quite on the list of essentials when Fosun took over Wolves in 2016, but the team are now serious contenders for an FA Cup win that would crown the club’s reconfiguration beyond all imagining. They will compete in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2003 and nobody will feel sure of dismissing a team that, against opponents who had been in scintillating form, mastered both sides of the game to secure safe passage.Ivan Cavaleiro’s 28th-minute goal was enough to take them through and at that point it was hard to envisage the chaotic injury-time scenes that saw John Ruddy, the Wolves goalkeeper, forced to block a volley from his opposite number, Frank Fielding, with the tie’s last action. Wolves had controlled the opening period and might have gone in at half-time with the game safe; Bristol City re-emerged looking far more like a team who had won their previous nine games and, by the end, Nuno Espírito Santo could take satisfaction from the different facets his side had been obliged to show. Continue reading...