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Wigan Athletic v Manchester City: FA Cup fifth round – live!

FA Cup fifth-round updates, kick-off 7.55pm GMTTen talking points from the weekend’s fifth-round tiesAnd mail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg to get in touch 7.20pm GMT The draw for the quarter-final was done on Saturday night. Of course it was. The win…

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Time for Eden Hazard to show he can produce his best on the big occasion | Jacob Steinberg

Chelsea’s hopes of upsetting Barcelona rest on Belgian but he may wonder if his best chance of achieving greatness is to moveThis week a clip emerged of three Barcelona players being confronted by a metal railing, with each of them choosing to deal wit…

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Chill, Antonio, and be more like Nigel

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Just over five years have elapsed since Southampton responded to a sorry little 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge by telling Nigel Adkins that his services were no longer required and replacing …

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba to Real Madrid?

Today’s fluff just toss that ham in the fryin’ panIn devastating news for Manchester United fans, it seems that one of their top midfielders is likely to leave this summer. Get the emotional tributes ready as soon as possible because there are reports …

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Football transfer rumours: Neymar to ditch PSG for Real Madrid?

Today’s whispers are spinning platesHaving spent the past few months making himself even more popular than Raymond Domenech with the French public, Neymar has decided that he needs a fresh challenge. His gap year in Paris has been a lovely, life-affirm…

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David Sullivan’s influence over transfers will be reduced, says David Moyes

• Manager will have a bigger say in future West Ham signings• ‘The chairman is going to try to stand aside a bit from it’David Moyes has said that David Sullivan will have less influence over new signings when West Ham United revamp their transfer stra…

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West Ham in talks with Patrice Evra over potential short-term deal

• France defender is a free agent after leaving Marseille in November• West Ham say talks over David Moyes’ future set for summerWest Ham are exploring the possibility of signing former France captain Patrice Evra on a free transfer as David Moyes atte…

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West Ham’s window ends in frustration, racism claim and no Dendoncker

• Anderlecht refuse to sell midfielder Leander Dendoncker• Tony Henry alleged to avoid African players for ‘bad attitude’West Ham United’s deadline day ended in acrimony and frustration after their director of player recruitment was reportedly accused …

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Australian Open 2018 men’s singles final: Marin Cilic v Roger Federer – live!

Game-by-game updates from Melbourne ParkEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinbergWozniacki beats Halep in epic women’s final 8.22am GMT Roger Federer speaks! “I expect him to be ready, two days off after an easy semi against Edmund. I expecy him to be extre…

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Hyeon Chung v Roger Federer: Australian Open semi-final – live!

Game-by-game updates from the men’s singles semi in MelbourneEdmund loses in straight sets to Cilic in Australian Open semi-finalWomen’s singles: Halep to meet Wozniacki in Saturday’s finalEmail Jacob with any thoughts | Tweet @JacobSteinberg 9.41am GM…

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West Ham make £12m bid for Norwich midfielder James Maddison

• Norwich are likely to demand a bigger fee for their prized asset• Maddison has scored seven goals in the Championship this termWest Ham United have made a £12m bid for Norwich City’s talented midfielder James Maddison.David Moyes watched the 21-year-…

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West Ham in talks to sign João Mário from Internazionale on loan

• West Ham pursuing midfielder after losing Manuel Lanzini to injury• Club willing to pay wages in full but want compromise over loan feeWest Ham are in talks with Internazionale over signing the midfielder João Mário on loan after losing Manuel Lanzin…

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Tomas Berdych v Roger Federer: Australian Open quarter-final – live!

Updates from the last-eight meeting at Melbourne ParkEdmund ready to test his nerve in Australian Open semi-finalEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com. Tweet @JacobSteinberg 9.29am GMT First-set tie-break: Berdych 1-5 Federer* (*denotes server): Berdy…

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Australian Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – live!

Third-round updates with Rafael Nadal also in actionEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinbergWawrinka dumped out but Federer cruises through 7.11am GMT Grigor Dimitrov looks hugely relieved on Rod Laver Arena. The ATP World Tour Finals champion has just ove…

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Mathew Ryan: ‘English pundits tend to be critical of goalkeepers’

Brighton No 1 has matured in the two years since he conceded seven goals against Messi and co in BarcelonaMathew Ryan smiles in a self?deprecating way. Brighton’s goalkeeper is thinking back to the night when Barcelona pummelled Gary Neville’s rag…

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Australian Open 2018: Federer, Muguruza and Del Potro in action on day two – live!

Live updates from Melbourne ParkNovak Djokovic shows flashes of brilliance on returnJohanna Konta gets under way with convincing winMaria Sharapova gets warm welcome back to Melbourne Email Jacob or tweet: @JacobSteinberg 7.46am GMT Incredible! Petra K…

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Liverpool v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 4pm GMT kick-off at AnfieldBarney Ronay: Klopp is Liverpool’s real star nameEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 4.08pm GMT 7 min: City burst forward for the first time. De Bruyne, who’ll shoulder much of the creative burden today…

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Australian Open 2018: five to watch in the men’s singles

Injury has ruled out Andy Murray and casts a shadow over other big names but there are plenty of contenders for the final stages in MelbourneA year ago time seemed to be running out for the Swiss great. Instead, Federer roared back to win his fifth Aus…

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Australian Open 2018: five to watch in the women’s singles

With the women’s game in flux, there’s a chance for Elina Svitolina, Johanna Konta or Caroline Garcia to land a first slam, or for Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova to win anotherPicking a favourite on the women’s side remains as thankless a task as e…

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Callum Wilson: ‘When I was injured my son wore everyone’s shirt but mine’

The Bournemouth striker has experienced anger and sadness in battling to overcome serious injuries to both his knees in the space of 16 months“I just felt angry,” Callum Wilson says as he remembers the moment when Bournemouth’s physio delivered the bad…