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Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan agree to ‘super fight’ in April

  • Pair say terms have been agreed for fight at as-yet undisclosed venue
  • Australian Jeff Horn’s hopes of meeting with Pacquiao appear over

Multiple world champion Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan on 23 April, with both boxers on Sunday confirming their intentions to appear in a “super fight”.

The 38-year-old Pacquiao had said four days ago that he and Khan’s management were in discussions for the fight, despite an earlier announcement the Filipino’s next bout would be against Jeff Horn.

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Alberto Salazar link with Mo Farah raised again by leaked US report

• Report claims Farah and others given drugs when they had no medical need
• Allegations contained in Usada report leaked by Russian hackers

Mo Farah’s coach, Alberto Salazar, is facing more questions about whether he circumvented anti-doping rules following fresh allegations he abused prescription medicines and used prohibited infusions to boost testosterone levels of his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project.

The Sunday Times has reported it received a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency report and other documents from the Russian hackers Fancy Bears that suggested Farah was among athletes who were given prescription drugs when they had no medical need. Salazar believed the medications would lead them to run faster.

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Alberto Salazar link with Mo Farah raised again by leaked US report

• Report claims Farah and others given drugs when they had no medical need
• Allegations contained in Usada report leaked by Russian hackers

Mo Farah’s coach, Alberto Salazar, is facing more questions about whether he circumvented anti-doping rules following fresh allegations he abused prescription medicines and used prohibited infusions to boost testosterone levels of his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project.

The Sunday Times has reported it received a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency report and other documents from the Russian hackers Fancy Bears that suggested Farah was among athletes who were given prescription drugs when they had no medical need. Salazar believed the medications would lead them to run faster.

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Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield charged with public drunkenness and resisting arrest

  • Sooners star was ‘yelling profanities and causing a scene,’ police said
  • Oklahoma spokesman says university is aware of the incident

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Related: US border agents ask Muhammad Ali’s son: ‘Are you a Muslim?’

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Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield charged with public drunkenness and resisting arrest

  • Sooners star was ‘yelling profanities and causing a scene,’ police said
  • Oklahoma spokesman says university is aware of the incident

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Related: US border agents ask Muhammad Ali’s son: ‘Are you a Muslim?’

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Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield charged with public drunkenness and resisting arrest

  • Sooners star was ‘yelling profanities and causing a scene,’ police said
  • Oklahoma spokesman says university is aware of the incident

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Related: US border agents ask Muhammad Ali’s son: ‘Are you a Muslim?’

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Leicester’s present dangers made Claudio Ranieri’s past glories irrelevant | Paul Wilson

Unpleasant decisions have to be made at this time of year when club owners decide whether a change could ward off relegation

There is no doubt the Premier League lost one of the good guys when Claudio Ranieri was sacked and, as José Mourinho rightly says, the Italian’s towering achievement last season will never be forgotten, though the key element in that sentiment is “last season”.

Last season is history, last season counts for nothing in football, the game is all about the present. Mourinho knows that better than most and if Ranieri did not see what was coming he is not quite as sharp as he is portrayed.

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José Mourinho: my three league titles do not match Claudio Ranieri’s one

• ‘No one can delete history; you can’t go to a laptop and press delete’
• ‘We cannot go around believing it is the same game we had 20 years ago’

José Mourinho has told Claudio Ranieri his achievement at Leicester last season was bigger than all three titles he won in his two spells at Chelsea, and the people of the city will never forget him.

Related: José Mourinho wants to revive Manchester United’s taste for trophies

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Tottenham may not be ready to win trophies, says Mauricio Pochettino

• ‘It’s like the stadium: we need to wait, to build the foundations’
• Pochettino calls for ‘clever’ additions in summer transfer window

Mauricio Pochettino says patience must be the watchword in Tottenham Hotspur’s quest to win a trophy – since they might not yet be ready for it. The manager watched his team go out of the Europa League on Thursday night against Gent and he acknowledged the club’s honours drought was something of a millstone.

Tottenham have won three trophies in the past 33 years – one FA Cup and two League Cups – and none since 2008 but Pochettino, who has overseen significant improvements since taking charge in May 2014, is confident they are on the right path.

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Simon Mignolet: ‘Jamie Vardy’s story shows in football anything can happen’

Liverpool’s goalkeeper discusses facing Leicester again, a potential Hollywood role and how Jürgen Klopp has reinvented the Reds since the Steven Gerrard days

Simon Mignolet is expecting a call from Hollywood sometime soon. If there is going to be a movie about Jamie Vardy there must be a bit part for the goalkeeper who was beaten by his unstoppable shot from outside the box last season. In fact the stunning strike that summed up in a couple of seconds what Leicester’s drive to the title was all about was precisely what fired the film producer’s imagination.

“I would be available; they can call me if they want to,” jokes Mignolet as he prepares for Liverpool’s return to the King Power on Monday night. “I must be the only person who does not enjoy seeing that clip over and over again but it was a fantastic goal. I can see why people like watching it.

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Eddie Jones puts faith in Owen Farrell to follow in Jonny Wilkinson’s footsteps

The England coach has backed Farrell to match the win ratio of the 2003 World Cup winning fly-half during the next stage of his international career

Owen Farrell will win his 50th cap against Italy on Sunday. He may not be England’s captain but he is their most valuable player, and not just because of his goal-kicking as his try-scoring pass to Elliot Daly four minutes from the end of the match against Wales in Cardiff in the last round of the Six Nations, vision allied with precision, demonstrated.

A player who in his early years appeared wooden and drew comparisons with Jonny Wilkinson for his attention to detail, meticulous preparation and comfort in structure rather than broken play, has bloomed under Eddie Jones into a man for all seasons, a match-winner with the ball in his hand as well as on the tee.

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Football’s hostile environments can start at home | Andrew Anthony

Moving to a new stadium can play havoc with a team’s form as West Ham and Tottenham have found out to their cost this season

What’s in a football stadium? Essentially the stands and the pitch. You could add the fans, of course, and inedible burgers, but they are transportable. However, there seems to be some mysterious process by which the fans interact with the stadium to create what is widely known as the “atmosphere”.

Hence, although the West Ham fans attending the London Stadium in Stratford are largely the same as the those who attended the Boleyn Ground last season (except there’s more of them now), the atmosphere by general consent has not been conducive to winning. Or not losing.

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Eddie Jones tells Jonny May he is a starter but must also be a finisher

England coach looks to the wings to improve their poor try-scoring record against Italy in the countries’ last five Six Nations encounters

Jonny May is a starter Eddie Jones has told to be a finisher at Twickenham on Sunday, as England look to end the barren try-scoring record of their specialist wings against Italy in recent years.

While wings from the other four teams in the Six Nations have scored 16 tries in 12 matches against Italy since 2015, England’s have managed one in their past five encounters, scored in Rome in 2014 by the player May has replaced, Jack Nowell, although Jonathan Joseph scored two after moving out wide from the centre in an injury reshuffle two years ago when the full-back Mike Brown was concussed. When the England coach was asked what he expected from May, Jones gave a one‑word answer: “Tries.”

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Lawrie McMenemy: ‘Southampton didn’t have a cat in hell’s chance’

Former Saints manager remembers the 1976 Wembley showpiece that gave Southampton their first silverware after a shock defeat of Manchester United

Lawrie McMenemy answered the phone in his room at the team hotel. It was the morning of the 1976 FA Cup final and the voice on the other end carried a distinctive West Country burr. It was Mick Channon, one of the key members of the Southampton team McMenemy would send out to face Manchester United at Wembley later in the day.

“Gafuuuur,” McMenemy says, mimicking Channon. “He wanted to know whether I had seen the bookies’ prices. I said: ‘No, what are they, Michael?’ He said: ‘Six or seven to one.’ He was effing this and effing that. He said: ‘We’re total, so-and-so, underdogs. We haven’t got a cat in hell’s chance.’ And that was how it was. There were two horses in the race and you could get six or seven to one on one of them.”

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Jamie Vardy denies Leicester players plotted to oust Claudio Ranieri

• ‘Speculation I was involved in his dismissal is completely untrue’
• ‘The only thing we are guilty of as a team is underachieving,’ says striker

Jamie Vardy has joined Kasper Schmeichel in denying any involvement in Claudio Ranieri’s sacking as Leicester manager as senior players broke their silence on the Italian’s departure from the Premier League champions.

Related: Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester exit a tale of deceit and discourtesy | Daniel Taylor

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Antonio Conte says Chelsea deserve to be top of the table – video

Conte says Chelsea deserve to be at the top of the table due to their efforts both on and off the pitch, and also points to his players’ experience in winning trophies, following the 3-1 win over Swansea.

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Antonio Conte says Chelsea deserve to be top of the table – video

Conte says Chelsea deserve to be at the top of the table due to their efforts both on and off the pitch, and also points to his players’ experience in winning trophies, following the 3-1 win over Swansea.

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Brighton go top after Anthony Knockaert seals points against Reading

Brighton issued a further reminder of their promotion credentials with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Reading that returned them to the top of the Championship.

Albion’s battle with Newcastle United at the summit continues after the Magpies dropped home points in a 2-2 draw with Bristol City earlier on Saturday.

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Brighton go top after Anthony Knockaert seals points against Reading

Brighton issued a further reminder of their promotion credentials with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Reading that returned them to the top of the Championship.

Albion’s battle with Newcastle United at the summit continues after the Magpies dropped home points in a 2-2 draw with Bristol City earlier on Saturday.

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Claudio Ranieri: Jamie Vardy says speculation of manager's sacking is 'untrue'

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has said speculation that he was involved in manager Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal is “untrue and extremely hurtful”.Ranieri was sacked on Thursday nine months after leading the club to the Premier League title.Caretaker man…