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Thompson and Curry star as Golden State Warriors win on the road again

The Golden State Warriors won their 14th away game on the bounce as they held off the Chicago Bulls 119-112.

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Maria Sharapova beat her US Open conqueror Anastasija Sevastova to reach round three

Australian Open revenge for Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova avenged her US Open loss to Anastasija Sevastova to move into the third round of the Australian Open.

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Pundits question VAR system following controversial FA Cup clash

Football pundits were left to question the value of the video assistant referee after Chelsea’s controversial penalty shoot-out win over Norwich in their FA Cup third-round replay.

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Josh Hazlewood out of action for Australia, Tim Paine doubtful

Josh Hazlewood out of action for Australia, Tim Paine doubtful

Australia are without seamer Josh Hazlewood for Friday’s second one-day international against England, with wicketkeeper Tim Paine also doubtful.

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Barcelona lost to rivals Espanyol (John Walton/EMPICS)

Valverde confident Barcelona can bounce back after first loss since August

Barcelona manager Esterno Valverde is confident his side can overturn a 1-0 loss to Espanyol in the Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg.

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Phil Neville confirms interest in England Women job

Phil Neville has confirmed he wants to be the next manager of England Women.

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Ben Stokes is set to rejoin the England squad next month

Stokes ‘delighted’ to rejoin England squad

Ben Stokes says he is “extremely delighted” to be back in the frame for England selection.

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Johanna Konta was unable to emulate her superb runs in Melbourne in 2016 and 2017

Johanna Konta takes the positives from shock Australian Open loss

Johanna Konta insisted her Australian Open loss to lucky loser Bernarda Pera was not a “massive catastrophe” as she contemplated an early flight home.

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Arsenal v Bayern Munich ? UEFA Champions League ? Round of 16 ? Second Leg ? Emirates Stadium

Sam Allardyce thrilled to land Theo Walcott

Sam Allardyce believes new Everton signing Theo Walcott will bring “excitement” to Goodison Park.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero saves a penalty (Tim Goode/EMPICS)

Video Assistant Referee branded a ‘shambles’ in Chelsea’s FA Cup win

Chelsea survived a scare to advance in the FA Cup at the expense of Norwich on a night which heaped scrutiny on the Video Assistant Referee system which was labelled a “shambles”.

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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi scores against Norwich

Chelsea and Norwich go the distance before Blues squeeze through on penalties

Chaotic Chelsea ended a five-hour scoring drought before advancing in the FA Cup with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Norwich.

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Could Andy Carroll ditch the claret and blue? (Steven Paston/EMPICS)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Chelsea are looking to make a move for West Ham’s Andy Carroll, and the striker has told the Irons he is injured and unable to train, according to the Daily Mirror. The paper said that Carroll, 29, is wanted by the Stamford Bridge club owing to his height with Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke also among the options being considered.

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ICC honour Ben Stokes with team of the year double

ICC honour Ben Stokes with team of the year double

Ben Stokes has been named in the International Cricket Council’s Test and one-day teams of the year.

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Johanna Konta suffered a surprise defeat

Johanna Konta stunned by lucky loser

Johanna Konta’s Australian Open campaign ended in a hugely disappointing second-round loss to lucky loser Bernarda Pera.

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Chelsea?s Eden Hazard celebrates the win over Norwich (Tim Goode/EMPICS)

Antonio Conte critical of VAR as Chelsea see off Norwich in FA Cup replay

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was furious at the failure of the Video Assistant Referee to intervene when Willian was shown a yellow card instead of being awarded a penalty in Wednesday night’s FACup win over Norwich.

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Alvaro Morata sees red

Three Chelsea players cautioned for simulation

Chelsea had three players booked for simulation in their FA Cup penalty shoot-out win against Norwich – with Alvaro Morata’s yellow quickly turning to red due to his reaction.

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Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers ? Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay ? Liberty Stadium

Jordan Ayew’s hard work paid off with great goal – Carlos Carvalhal

Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal hailed Jordan Ayew’s moment of brilliance after his team sealed their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Wolves.

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Wigan Athletic v AFC Bournemouth ? Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay ? DW Stadium

Paul Cook admits luck was on Wigan’s side in FA Cup win over Bournemouth

Paul Cook admitted everything fell Wigan’s way as they defeated Bournemouth in a third-round replay again to evoke memories of their 2013 FA Cup triumph.

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Laura Robson has called for a rethink over the naming of the Margaret Court Arena

Laura Robson: Margaret Court Arena should be renamed

Laura Robson became the first current player at the Australian Open to advocate renaming Margaret Court Arena.

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Manchester City v Barcelona ? UEFA Champions League ? Group C ? Etihad Stadium

Messi misses penalty as Espanyol end Barcelona’s unbeaten run

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Barcelona’s 29-match unbeaten record came to a shuddering halt at rivals Espanyol.

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