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Football League: Sheffield United brush Hull aside, Derby climb into top six

Blades cut gap to leaders Norwich, Boro lose at ForestLate penalty rescues Derby, Lincoln win League Two titleSheffield United made light work of a potentially tricky trip to Hull, going 3-0 up before half-time and holding on to go just three points be…

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Title race, top four, promotion and relegation – what’s still at stake?

As Manchester City and Liverpool enter the home straight, take a look at their remaining games and the potential ups and downs across the leaguesManchester City (86) are one point clear of Liverpool (85) after beating Tottenham on Saturday. Jürgen Klop…

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From Hercules to Real Madrid: a decade of rare Barça home defeats | Niall McVeigh

Barcelona have lost only 15 times at Camp Nou in 10 years; here are the reasons for Manchester United to feel cheerfulManchester United have already written a piece of European Cup history this season, becoming the first team to overturn a 2-0 home def…

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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Premier League player ratings | Niall McVeigh

Mohamed Salah’s superb goal was merely part of his masterful performance for LiverpoolAlisson Early save from Hazard, and quick off his line for the Belgian’s two missed chances. Untroubled otherwise. 6 Continue reading…

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Football transfer rumours: Samuel Umtiti to leave Barcelona for Arsenal?

Today’s fluff is back in the habitBehind every silver lining, there’s a cloud. The Mill learned that the hard way. Eden Hazard may have turned Chelsea’s win over West Ham into his own private Soccer Skillz clinic, but home fans must sense the end is ni…

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Real San Andrés: the Colombian club that relocated 1,000km from home

Struggling Real Santander have moved from the mainland to a Caribbean island – and their bold decision might just pay offOf all the indignities that can be inflicted on a football club, relocation may be the most controversial of all. Uprooting a club …

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Real San Andrés: the Colombian club that relocated 1,000km from home

Struggling Real Santander have moved from the mainland to a Caribbean island – and their bold decision might just pay offOf all the indignities that can be inflicted on a football club, relocation may be the most controversial of all. Uprooting a club …

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F1: Bahrain Grand Prix – live!

Live updates from Bahrain, 4.10pm (BST) startNajah Yusuf: ‘Every day I am in prison stains F1’s reputation’Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 3.46pm BST Race weather It’s dry, but a bit blowy out on track #BahrainGP #F1 pic.twitter….

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Celtic v Rangers: Scottish Premiership – live!

Live updates from Celtic Park, kick-off 12pm (BST)Gerrard hopes to avoid another Old Firm ‘slap in the face’ at CelticFeel free to email Niall or tweet @NiallMcVeigh with your thoughts 11.24am BST Pre-game Related: New Lennon plays it cool before his …

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England v Scotland: Six Nations finale – live!

Six Nations updates from the 5pm GMT kick-off at TwickenhamWales crush Ireland to win Six Nations and grand slamEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 5.04pm GMT Ah, that didn’t take long. Vunipola collects a clearance and barrels forwar…

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Wales v Ireland: Six Nations final round – live!

Wales bidding to seal Six Nations title and grand slamJoin Tom Bassam for Italy v France – live!And you can email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 2.22pm GMT Quite the game in Rome, where Italy are six points behind and doing everything but score what coul…

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Ireland v France: Six Nations – live!

All the action from the 3pm kick-off in DublinHenderson wants Ireland to make a point against FranceFeel free to email Niall or to tweet @niallmcveigh 2.16pm GMT Team news update: A late injury blow for Ireland, with full-back Rob Kearney ruled out wit…

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Sports quiz of the week: laughter, LeBron, L’Equipe and F1 fastest laps

Who ‘felt flat’ after a big win? Who prepared in style? Who had a dig at Watford?’I looked over at him a few times and that made me laugh a little’ – who said this during the week, and who were they talking about?Mike Phelan about NeymarHatem Ben …

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool battling Juventus for Marco Asensio?

Today’s gossip is hungry like the wolfThe confetti has barely been cleared off the Bernabéu pitch after Ajax emphatically ended Real Madrid’s Big Cup golden age, but attention is already turning to the inevitable summer clearout. Gareth Bale is being m…

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Football transfer rumours: Romagnoli and Rakitic to Manchester United?

Today’s tittle-tattle feels so extraordinaryMaurizio Sarri may have, at a conservative estimate, 99 problems – but apparently Chelsea’s transfer ban isn’t one. Sarri has said the club is working on being able to make summer signings – although whether …

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Football transfer rumours: Romagnoli and Rakitic to Manchester United?

Today’s tittle-tattle feels so extraordinaryMaurizio Sarri may have, at a conservative estimate, 99 problems – but apparently Chelsea’s transfer ban isn’t one. Sarri has said the club is working on being able to make summer signings – although whether …

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Italy v Wales: Six Nations 2019 – live!

Six Nations updates from the 4.45pm GMT kick-off in RomeScotland v Ireland: Six Nations 2019 – live!And you can email Niall or tweet your thoughts 3.57pm GMT Pre-game reading Related: Wales use Italy Six Nations trip to test strength in depth for World…

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Scotland v Ireland: Six Nations 2019 – live!

Six Nations latest from the 2.15pm GMT kick-off at MurrayfieldIreland given wake-up call by England defeatAnd you can email Niall or tweet with your thoughts 2.14pm GMT The anthems ring out – ‘Ireland’s Call’ followed by ‘Flower of Scotland’. A stirrin…

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Ireland v England: Six Nations 2019 – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action in DublinIreland need to produce best ever to beat England, claims BestAny thoughts? You can email Niall | tweet @niallmcveigh 4.13pm GMT Scotland have opened with a win, and it was a very impressive one with an h…

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Scotland v Italy: Six Nations 2019 – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the match at MurrayfieldSix Nations 2019: team-by-team guideEmail Niall here or tweet @niallmcveigh 2.53pm GMT 33 mins: Willem Nel needs the attention of two physios but gets back up, adjusts his shorts and gets set for a…