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Arjen Robben: ‘If you ask what is the worst stadium for me, it’s Liverpool’

In his tenth and final season at Bayern Munich the Dutchman talks about his extraordinary decade in Bavaria and burning desire to avenge Champions League traumas at Anfield“‘Enjoy it, enjoy it,’ that’s what you say to young players.” Arjen Robben is wr…

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Adama Traoré: ‘I am self-critical, I need to do better in the final third’

Wolves’ Spanish winger tells Paul Wilson about leaving Barcelona as a teenager and why he slowed down to improve his game“A massive difference,” Adama Traoré says when invited to compare the tactics of Nuno Espírito Santo with those of Tony Pulis. “At …

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European roundup: Barcelona edge to win; Pizarro is oldest Bundesliga scorer

• Lionel Messi penalty enough for leaders against Valladolid• Pizarro breaks record with last-gasp goal for Werder BremenA first-half penalty from Lionel Messi was enough to give Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid to preserve their comfortabl…

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Wales will hit emotional peak for England game, says Ken Owens

Veteran hooker says training ‘will be a bit tasty’ before Saturday’s Six Nations clash but their experienced players will keep a lid on the squad’s emotionsWales’s experienced players will ensure Warren Gatland’s Six Nations pacesetters reach their emo…

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England’s Kyle Sinckler promises to keep his cool in white-hot Cardiff

The prop insists he is not the only player who should take the blame for the French furoreKyle Sinckler is adamant he does not have an anger problem. So adamant that he seems a bit angry about it. Take England’s last match against France. In the second…

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Phil Foden ‘brilliant’ for Manchester City against Newport, says Pep Guardiola

• Manager praises 18-year-old’s influence in hard-fought win• ‘He’s a player who is ready – ready to play’Pep Guardiola praised Phil Foden for producing a “brilliant” performance against Newport County after the 18-year-old scored twice to help Manches…

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The NFL’s Kaepernick settlement should just be the start of making amends | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hopefully the league can now support the values of the US constitution rather than pandering to those who mistake parochialism for patriotismIn one of my favorite sports movies, Vision Quest, the varsity wrestling coach tells his students they can chal…

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Sané and Foden send City through as dogged Newport are finally downed

“We couldn’t, could we?” wrote Michael Flynn, Newport County’s manager, in the match programme. No was the answer but Newport gave it one hell of a go on a day that will live long in the memory for every one of their supporters. Ultimately, Manchester …

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David Beckham sees Salford City beaten on first visit since becoming co-owner

• Salford lose in National League to struggling Dover Athletic• Beckham watching for first time since buying 10% stakeDavid Beckham saw Salford City suffer a surprise home defeat as he watched the National League club in action for the first time since…

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Laura Muir smashes Kirsty Wade’s 31-year-old British indoor mile record

• Scot smashes standard set in 1988 by five seconds • Teenage Ethiopian Samuel Tefera sets 1500m world recordNo sooner had Laura Muir obliterated the 31-year-old British indoor mile record by an astonishing five seconds than she started wrapping hersel…

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How Swansea City went from model club to desperate cautionary tale | Stuart James

Chaotic transfers and incompetence at the top have put the club into a downward spiral with no obvious source of salvationAs the clock ticked down on transfer deadline day last month, and chaos reigned behind the scenes at Swansea City, Connor Roberts …

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West Brom keep pace after win at Aston Villa as Blades carve up Reading

Sheffield Wednesday leave it late to draw at RotherhamPortsmouth throw away 3-0 lead for point at SouthendWest Brom did the damage in the five minutes before the break to stay firmly in the promotion hunt with a 2-0 win at Midlands rivals Aston Villa. …

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Blunt Rangers lose ground on Celtic after St Johnstone stalemate

Rangers risk losing further ground in the title race after being frustrated at home by St Johnstone. The 0-0 draw with Tommy Wright’s men may mean Rangers have trimmed Celtic’s lead at the top back to five points for 24 hours but Brendan Rodgers’ reign…

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Newcastle remain rock bottom after directionless defeat at Bath

• Bath 30-13 Newcastle• Hosts score four tries in comfortable victoryNewcastle’s hold on the bottom position in the table is becoming that bit securer by the week, but there was little suggestion in their fourth consecutive league defeat that they were…

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David Strettle try helps Saracens to the top of Premiership

• Saracens 33-10 Leicester• Tigers overwhelmed in second halfSaracens needed a bonus-point win to retake their position at the top of the table, so that was what they took. For the majority of the match a bonus point, at least of the attacking variety,…

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Teemu Pukki scores twice for rampant Norwich in thrashing of Bolton

As ways of responding to a setback go, this ranked pretty highly. Norwich delivered the kind of performance that doubles up as a statement, scored three times inside 34 minutes, recorded their joint biggest win of the season and reclaimed the lead of t…

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Murray Wallace and Millwall put an end to AFC Wimbledon’s FA Cup fairytale

Millwall reached their third FA Cup quarter-final in seven years thanks to a resilient victory over AFC Wimbledon.Neil Harris’s side produced a solid performance to survive a physical test against the bottom team in League One, who lacked the wit to su…

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Newport County v Manchester City: FA Cup fifth round – live!

FA Cup fifth-round updates from the tie at Rodney ParadeNewport County: inside story of a club that rose from the deadAnd feel free to email Gregg or tweet @GreggBakowski 4.40pm GMT Here’s what the Newport manager, Michael Flynn, has to say having just…

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Clan Des Obeaux underlines Gold Cup hopes with imperious Ascot win

• Odds-on favourite powers clear to win Denman Chase• Coneygree retired by connections after pulling up in raceClan Des Obeaux cemented his Cheltenham Gold Cup claims with a facile success in the Betfair Denman Chase at Ascot.This recognised trial for …

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Paul Farbrace to step down as England assistant coach after Caribbean tour

• Farbrace to join Warwickshire as their new sporting director• Blow for England at the start of World Cup and Ashes yearPaul Farbrace will stand down as England’s assistant coach at the end of their Caribbean tour. The 51-year-old announced on Saturda…