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Levante hope to have Barça thrown out of Copa del Rey over ineligible player

• ‘We have no doubt about Chumi,’ say Barcelona of 19-year-old• Catalan side won 3-0 on Thursday to win tie 4-2 on aggregateThe Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, says his side should still be in the Copa del Rey quarter-final draw despite accusations …

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Levante hope to have Barça thrown out of Copa del Rey over ineligible player

• ‘We have no doubt about Chumi,’ say Barcelona of 19-year-old• Catalan side won 3-0 on Thursday to win tie 4-2 on aggregateThe Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, says his side should still be in the Copa del Rey quarter-final draw despite accusations …

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José Mourinho rejects criticism of Manchester United tenure

• Portuguese says his next job will be in ‘top-level football’• ‘People don’t know what is going on behind the scenes’José Mourinho has rejected criticism of his time at Manchester United, amid reports of player unrest and a fallout with Paul Pogba.Spe…

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Martin O’Neill wants Roy Keane to join him at Nottingham Forest

• Pair worked together with Republic of Ireland• O’Neill says his target is promotion this season or nextMartin O’Neill has said he would like to bring in Roy Keane as his assistant at Nottingham Forest. The pair, both former Forest players, worked tog…

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Juventus beat Milan to Supercoppa Italiana after Cristiano Ronaldo winner

• Juventus 1-0 Milan (Ronaldo 61)• Gonzalo Higuain, linked with Chelsea, comes on for MilanCristiano Ronaldo’s goal secured the Supercoppa Italiana for Juventus after a 1-0 win over 10-man Milan. The Portugal international struck with a second-half hea…

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MCC granted planning permission for £50m Lord’s redevelopment

• Capacity of the ‘home of cricket’ will increase to 31,000• Permission granted for work on Edrich and Compton standsThe capacity of Lord’s will increase to 31,000 after planning permission was granted for work on the Edrich and Compton stands. Work wi…

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Townsend names seven uncapped players in Scotland’s Six Nations squad

• David Cherry and Jake Kerr feature in 39-strong squad• Gregor Townsend looks to improve on last year’s third placeGregor Townsend has named seven uncapped players in his 39-man Scotland squad for the Six Nations as he seeks to improve on last year’s …

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Football League launches investigation into Leeds spying on Derby training

• EFL starts inquiry after Bielsa admits spying on opponents• Leeds have apologised for the actions of their managerThe EFL has launched a formal investigation into the Leeds spying row. The Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, admitted before Friday night’s…

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Amir Khan to fight welterweight champion Crawford in defining bout

• Fight scheduled for MGM Grand or Madison Square Garden• Khan will be trained by the respected Virgil HunterAmir Khan will challenge the outstanding WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on 20 April.The 32-year-old rejected terms to finally meet …

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech to retire at the end of the season

• Cech won every major honour with Chelsea and Arsenal• ‘I will continue to work hard at Arsenal’ says 36-year-oldArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.The 36-year-old won four Premier League titles, th…

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Martin O’Neill confirmed as new manager of Nottingham Forest

• Former Forest player replaces Aitor Karanka in job• First game likely to be against Bristol City on SaturdayNottingham Forest have named Martin O’Neill as their new manager.The 66-year-old, a former Forest player who won two European Cups at the City…

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Martin O’Neill confirmed as new manager of Nottingham Forest

• Former Forest player replaces Aitor Karanka in job• First game likely to be against Bristol City on SaturdayNottingham Forest have named Martin O’Neill as their new manager.The 66-year-old, a former Forest player who won two European Cups at the City…

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Taulupe Faletau set to miss Wales opener in Six Nations with broken arm

• Bath No 8 returned on Saturday after breaking arm in October• Leigh Halfpenny also set to miss France game with concussionThe Wales No 8 Taulupe Faletau looks set to miss the Six Nations after breaking his arm again, according to reports.Faletau, a B…

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Exeter keep slim Champions Cup hopes alive with win over Castres

• Exeter 34-12 Castres• Chiefs will need to beat Munster in Limerick next SaturdayExeter kept alive their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final hopes with a 34-12 bonus-point victory over Castres at Sandy Park.But the Gallagher Premiership leaders still…

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Andy Murray: surgeon says it will be difficult for player to make Wimbledon

• Surgeon says ‘nowhere else to go to preserve his hip’• Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer pay tribute to MurrayAndy Murray’s hip surgeon has revealed it will be very difficult for the Briton to continue playing until Wimbledon.An emotional Murray admit…

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Phil Masinga: former Leeds United and South Africa striker dies aged 49

• Masinga played at Leeds United for two years• Striker won 58 caps for South AfricaThe former Leeds striker Phil Masinga has died at the age of 49, the club have announced.The South African played in the Premier League for the Yorkshire club for two y…

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Tom Cleverley’s volley seals Watford comeback win at Crystal Palace

Tom Cleverley scored a wonder volley as Watford fought from behind to secure a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.Palace took the lead in the opening period through Craig Cathcart’s own goal, but the Watford defender made amends when h…

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India suspend Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul over controversial TV remarks

• Duo return home from Australia to answer charges• Comments condemned by India captain, Virat KohliIndia have suspended the opening batsman KL Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya with immediate effect following the controversial comments they made on …

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Cesc Fábregas leaves Chelsea to reunite with Thierry Henry at Monaco

• Spain midfielder completes €10m (£8.9m) move• Chelsea thank Fábregas for ‘his wonderful service’Cesc Fábregas has left Chelsea for the Ligue 1 side Monaco. The 31-year-old will join his former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry, who is battling to preven…

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Sam Underhill to miss England’s Six Nations campaign after ankle surgery

• Flanker damaged ligaments playing for Bath in December• Underhill ruled out of action for up to three monthsSam Underhill will miss England’s Six Nations campaign after undergoing an ankle operation. Related: Meet the Clealls: the Saracens twins forg…