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Mönchengladbach v Manchester City: Champions League last 16 – live!

Updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at the Puskas ArenaMarco Rose: ‘You need knowledge, but also empathy’Get in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.11pm GMT City make five changes, bringing in Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus, Aymeric Laporte, Phil Fo…

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Atlético Madrid v Chelsea: Champions League, last-16 first leg – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offLive scoreboard | Follow Lazio v Bayern Munich hereAnd you can contact Simon by email or on Twitter 8.06pm GMT 3 mins: Nearly a giveaway goal for Atletico! Chelsea try to play the ball around in defence…

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Games can go on: why stick to Tokyo when a global Olympics would unite the planet? | Simon Burnton

Oddly prescient changes to the charter mean the Games can be held in different countries if needs be. And if not now, when?Careful, caution, achtung, cuidado, those of a nervous disposition please look away now and others please fasten your seatbelts a…

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Games can go on: why stick to Tokyo when a global Olympics would unite the planet? | Simon Burnton

Oddly prescient changes to the charter mean the Games can be held in different countries if needs be. And if not now, when?Careful, caution, achtung, cuidado, those of a nervous disposition please look away now and others please fasten your seatbelts a…

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Games can go on: why stick to Tokyo when a global Olympics would unite the planet? | Simon Burnton

Oddly prescient changes to the charter mean the Games can be held in different countries if needs be. And if not now, when?Careful, caution, achtung, cuidado, those of a nervous disposition please look away now and others please fasten your seatbelts a…

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Games can go on: why stick to Tokyo when a global Olympics would unite the planet? | Simon Burnton

Oddly prescient changes to the charter mean the Games can be held in different countries if needs be. And if not now, when?Careful, caution, achtung, cuidado, those of a nervous disposition please look away now and others please fasten your seatbelts a…

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‘A night you never forget’: when Barnsley stunned Chelsea in FA Cup

Thomas Tuchel’s side visit Oakwell on Thursday hoping for a better result than Avram Grant managed in a 2008 quarter-finalChelsea all but owned the FA Cup between April 2006, when Liverpool beat them in the semi-finals, and February 2011, when Everton …

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The Spin | ‘A scary time’: Graeme Fowler on his 201 in India amid turmoil

‘Foxy’ had a relatively brief Test career but, like Joe Root this month, laid the foundations of a stunning Chennai winThe sight of an Englishman scoring a double-century on the way to an emphatic victory in Chennai might have triggered certain memorie…

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England’s Ollie Pope to face India after slip rules out Zak Crawley

Crawley misses two Tests after ‘real freak accident’ on marble Dan Lawrence to bat at No 3, Pope returns after injuryZak Crawley will miss the first two Tests against India after scans showed that he sprained his right wrist in what Joe Root described …

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Liverpool v Brighton: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8.15pm GMT kick-offLive scores: goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.48pm GMT “I noticed that the kit man placed Mohamed Salah’s kit in Joe Gomez’s alcove,” writ…

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Wolves v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 6pm GMT kick-off at MolineuxLive scores: all the goals as they go in around UK and EuropeGet in touch! Email Simon here or tweet @Simon_Burnton 6.31pm GMT 30 mins: Arsenal break, the ball is played into the area and Saka…

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England set to play in front of 25,000 in second Test against India

First game with spectators for England for over a yearJack Leach raring to go against ‘best side in the world’England’s second Test in India is likely to be their first game in front of spectators for more than a year, with new guidelines covering spor…

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Southampton v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at St Mary’s StadiumThe 10 most improved players in the Premier League this season Get in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.41pm GMT That’s an extraordinary hat/snood combination there, is it not? 7.13pm GMT…

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Southampton v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at St Mary’s StadiumThe 10 most improved players in the Premier League this season Get in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.41pm GMT That’s an extraordinary hat/snood combination there, is it not? 7.13pm GMT…

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Manchester City v Sheffield United and more – live football clockwatch!

Updates from the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals around the UK and EuropeGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 2.27pm GMT La Provence are reporting that “several hundred” supporters are attacking Marseille’s training gro…

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Manchester City v Sheffield United and more – live football clockwatch!

Updates from the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals around the UK and EuropeGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 2.27pm GMT La Provence are reporting that “several hundred” supporters are attacking Marseille’s training gro…

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Rory Burns back for England and prepared for life in the bubble

The opener is in India armed with a fresh perspective thanks to his baby daughter and a new interest in psychologyAfter missing the Sri Lanka series to be present for the birth of his first child, Rory Burns is quarantining in India, where England’s fi…

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Newcastle United v Leeds United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 6pm (GMT) kick-offLive scores: all the goals from the games around the UKThe Fiver: on Newcastle, dark forces and moreGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 5.06pm GMT Newcastle bring in Fraser and Murphy for …

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Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes return to England squad for first two India Tests

Rory Burns also recalled after missing Sri Lanka seriesJonny Bairstow, Mark Wood and Sam Curran to be restedEngland have announced their squad for the first two Tests of their tour of India. Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Rory Burns join the group after …

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Football transfer rumours: Willian José to Wolves? Divock Origi to Inter?

Today’s tittle-tattle has done a Dave BeasantSam Allardyce wants a striker, but any deal will be complicated by a multitude of factors. First of all, Allardyce and West Brom will need to be convinced that the player will improve their squad, then the p…