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Bolton and Macclesfield granted more time in high court over debts

• Cash-strapped Bolton given two weeks to settle their debts• Macclesfield also avoid high-court winding-up orderBolton Wanderers have been given two weeks to settle their debts and avoid a winding-up order, a high court hearing in London has ruled.The…

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Gareth Anscombe calls for resolution to Welsh rugby’s domestic mess

• Six Nations and Grand Slam winner wants end to uncertainty• Bath and Harlequins keen on Cardiff fly-halfGrand Slam winner Gareth Anscombe has called on the power-brokers to sort out Welsh rugby’s domestic mess.Anscombe’s 20-point haul steered Wales t…

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Bolton Wanderers remain on the brink after fresh sale talks collapse

• Talks with potential buyer of Championship club fall through• Club face HMRC winding-up petition on WednesdayTroubled Bolton have suffered more frustration after talks over the sale of the club ended unsuccessfully.Owner Ken Anderson, the 94.5 per ce…

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Ryan Giggs hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic over Class of 92 comments

• Ibrahimovic said Giggs and others fuelled criticism of Pogba• ‘Football is about having different opinions’ says GiggsRyan Giggs has responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s criticism of the Class of 92 by insisting players with “over 2,000 games between us…

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Alun Wyn Jones says don’t rule out Warren Gatland coaching England

• Gatland will leave Wales after World Cup in Japan• ‘In professional sport you never say never,’ says Wales captainThe Wales captain, Alun Wyn Jones, believes it is possible Warren Gatland will one day coach England. Related: Wales crush Ireland to wi…

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David Ospina discharged from hospital after collapsing during Napoli match

• Arsenal loanee given all clear after sustaining a head injury• Keeper will not be joining Colombia over international breakArsenal loanee David Ospina has been discharged from hospital and given the all clear after collapsing midway through Napoli’s …

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Wildcard Bianca Andreescu, 18, shocks Angelique Kerber to win Indian Wells

Canadian completes remarkable win for maiden career titleTeenager was outside world top 150 at end of last seasonBianca Andreescu completed her emergence as the latest new star of women’s tennis after a scintillating three-set win over Angelique Kerber…

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Castleford return to winning ways with narrow victory over Salford

• Tigers edge Salford 24-20 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle• Cas go level with Warrington in second spotCastleford returned to winning ways as they came through a stern examination to edge Salford 24-20 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.The Tigers suffered their fir…

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Odsonne Edouard’s 96th-minute goal gives Celtic victory over Dundee

Odsonne Edouard’s dramatic stoppage-time winner at Dundee took Celtic 10 points clear of Rangers at the top of the Premiership.The visitors had much the better of the goalless first half and continued to swarm around the Taysiders’ goal after the break…

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European roundup: Marco Reus sends Dortmund top with nailbiting late show

• Dortmund beat 9-man Hertha Berlin 3-2 in stoppage time• Atlético Madrid’s misery worsens with 2-0 defeat in La LigaMarco Reus settled a five-goal thriller against 9-man Hertha Berlin in stoppage time at the Olympiastadion to lift Borussia Dortmund th…

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Alfredo Morelos rescues a point for Rangers against Kilmarnock

Alfredo Morelos grabbed his 29th goal of the season but there was fresh frustration for Rangers as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kilmarnock.Morelos rescued a point for his side at Ibrox, his ninth goal against Kilmarnock this season, as he cancelled …

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Javier Hernández the hero as West Ham beat Huddersfield in seven-goal thriller

Javier Hernández scored twice as West Ham came back from the brink of a humiliating defeat to beat Huddersfield 4-3. Huddersfield, rock-bottom of the Premier League and all but doomed to relegation, were heading towards only their fourth win of the sea…

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Matt Ritchie stuns old club with stoppage-time equaliser for Newcastle

Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie returned to haunt former club Bournemouth by smashing home a sensational stoppage-time equaliser to rescue a point. The Scotland international, who left the Vitality Stadium to join the Magpies in 2016, lashed home on the …

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France survive Italy scare thanks to Damian Penaud’s one-man show

• Italy 14-25 France• Penaud stops Italy scoring then puts game beyond doubtItaly’s losing sequence in the Guinness Six Nations extended to a record 22 matches but France were pushed all the way before prevailing 25-14 at the Stadio Olimpico.The form o…

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Fifa risks row with Europe’s elite by approving new 24-team Club World Cup

• New tournament set to take place every four years from 2021• European Club Association unhappy with lack of consultationFifa has ignored European opposition to its plan to revamp the Club World Cup by voting to approve a new 24-team tournament starti…

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Champions League draw pits Spurs against Man City and Man Utd with Barcelona

• Liverpool face Porto in last eight, while Ajax meet Juventus• United and Liverpool could meet in last fourTottenham and Manchester City will face each other in an all-English quarter-final of the Champions League next month.Last year’s beaten finalis…

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Manu Tuilagi signs new Leicester deal to end speculation over England future

• England centre had been in discussions with Racing 92• Any move to France could have ended World Cup hopesThe England centre Manu Tuilagi has ended speculation about his future by signing a new deal with Leicester.Tuilagi’s previous contract with the…

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Declan Rice set for England call-up after spurning Republic of Ireland

• West Ham midfielder set to be named for Euro 2020 qualifiers• Southgate expected to recall Burnley goalkeeper Tom HeatonDeclan Rice is in line for his first England call-up on Wednesday for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Mont…

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England’s Maro Itoje and Scotland trio ruled out of Calcutta Cup with injury

• Second row has returned to Saracens for rehabilitation on knee• Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and Stuart Hogg out for ScotsMaro Itoje has conceded defeat in his battle to be fit for the climax to England’s Six Nations while Saturday’s opponents, Scot…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan reaches 1,000 career centuries in Players Championship win

• O’Sullivan beats Neil Robertson 10-4 in Preston final• Five-time world champion reaches landmark with break of 134Ronnie O’Sullivan became the first snooker player to make 1,000 career century breaks after successfully defending his Players Champions…