FA Cup predictability, trouncings and wild finales – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and James Montague discuss the opposite of thrills and spills in the FA Cup, ownership at Old Trafford, a 20-0 shellacking, the Champions League and Folkestone funJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the weekend of football just gone, starting with an FA Cup fifth round which saw the first seven ties won by the team highest up in the league pyramid. There were good moments despite the predictability: Phil Foden staking a claim for a starting place, Daniel James running incredibly fast and Toni Leistner with one of the misses of the season. Continue reading...

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Caster Semenya’s lawyers accuse the IAAF of underhand tactics

• Claim that naming witnesses broke confidentiality• Runner is challenging revised eligibility ruleCaster Semenya’s lawyers have accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of using underhand tactics to gain public support at the start of their contentious dispute at the court of arbitration for sport in Lausanne. Related: Court has Semenya’s career in its hands – and decision could affect all of sport | Sean Ingle Continue reading...

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Jurgen Klopp: Crowd can take Liverpool 'from 100% to 140%'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Anfield crowd can take his side "from 100% to 140%" against Bayern Munich

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FA Cup quarter-final draw: Manchester sides kept apart

• Manchester City face Swansea, United go to Wolves• Millwall v Brighton and Watford v Crystal PalaceThe Manchester clubs were kept apart in the draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals, made shortly after United’s 2-0 defeat of Chelsea. Manchester City will make another trip to south Wales, this time to play Swansea, after beating Newport County in the fifth round. And United will travel to Wolves.Brighton face a daunting trip to Millwall while there is an all-Premier League tie at Vicarage Road where Watford will host Crystal Palace. Continue reading...

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'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.

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Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column

In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

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FA Cup Magic, fifth round: Super solo goals, Maupay's miss & 'everything but the kitchen sink'

Watch the quirkier moments from the FA Cup fifth round, including last-gasp goalkeeping antics, a solo goal from Swansea's Daniel James, and a contender for miss of the round.

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Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United: player ratings from Stamford Bridge

Marcus Rashford a joy to watch and a constant menace while Eden Hazard must be running low on patienceKepa Arrizabalaga 5 No chance with first goal but should have done better to prevent Pogba’s header creeping in. Continue reading...

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The weekend's top five Scottish Premiership goals

Inch-perfect set pieces, curled shots in to the top corner and even an odd volley poked in to the back of the net featured among the best goals from this weekend's action.

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Talking Horses: Dan Skelton crosses fingers as vaccinated runners return

The trainer isn’t expecting vaccinations to affect Cheltenham Festival runs, but this week’s prep races may be a different storyAfter a weekend of flu-affected action, jump racing will return to something like a level playing field this week and Dan Skelton is one of many trainers hoping his horses will be able to run to their best despite an unscheduled round of vaccinations. The new rule requiring runners to have had a recent vaccination came in last Monday night, since when the normally prolific Skelton has had just five runners, but it will be a different story this week; lots of his horses got their jabs and will be eligible to run from Tuesday.The Warwickshire trainer told me of his concern that some of those vaccinated last week, at his yard and at many others, may not run to form right away. “You are going to get horses this week and possibly the week after that seem OK at home but don’t run as well as expected. Some are going to feel no different and some are going to feel a bit down and you can’t tell until you get to the business end of a race. Continue reading...

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Adil Rashid to play to his strengths against Chris Gayle and West Indies

• Leg-spinner is key part of Eoin Morgan’s ODI attack• Moeen Ali believes Rashid can still be ‘world beater’ in TestsThere are 101 days to go until England’s World Cup campaign gets under way against South Africa at the Oval and one player who should thrive during the team’s exclusive diet of limited-overs matches until then is Adil Rashid.Rashid’s 19 Test caps have returned fleeting success and after a low-key outing in Barbados last month – a defeat he might have sat out had England not bungled their selection – the leg-spinner returned home for the birth of his second son. This departure came with talk that his time in the longer format may be up. Continue reading...

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FA Cup: Vote for best goal of fifth round

Watch our selection of the best goals from the FA Cup fifth round and then choose your favourite.

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Tyson Fury signs ESPN fight deal worth reported £80m

British heavyweight Tyson Fury signs a fight deal with a United States television network worth a reported £80m.

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