Women's FA Cup quarter-final draw: Durham v Chelsea, Man City v Liverpool

19-02-2019 Holders Chelsea will travel to Championship side Durham in the quarter-finals of the Women's FA Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ribs Alan Shearer about 1999 FA Cup final defeat

19-02-2019 Manchester United's caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reminds Alan Shearer about the 1999 FA Cup final in which both men played, when the Red Devils beat Newcastle United 2-0.

Laureus World Sports Awards: Simone Biles and Novak Djokovic win top honours

19-02-2019 Gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Novak Djokovic win the top prizes at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.

'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

19-02-2019 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea manager 'done' after FA Cup exit - Chris Sutton

19-02-2019 Maurizio Sarri will be sacked by Chelsea before their next game, said ex-Blues striker Chris Sutton after their FA Cup exit to Man Utd.

FA Cup predictability, trouncings and wild finales – Football Weekly

19-02-2019 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...

'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

19-02-2019 The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

Mercedes enjoy constructive winter but Williams sleep through alarm | Richard Williams

19-02-2019 Formula One has come out of hibernation with some teams looking in better shape than others and questions over marketing activitiesA few days ago a man called James Allison made Formula One feel like something other than a lost cause. In a short promotional film the technical director of the Mercedes team – the winner of the last five world championships – explained what it takes to create and build a new grand prix car. His enthusiasm dispelled a lot of the scepticism surrounding the sport’s future.Allison made a compelling argument that F1’s core activity has not really changed over the decades. What his colleagues were doing over the winter as they assembled the new W10, which made its debut in the first day of testing in Barcelona this week in the hands of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, was essentially the same as their earliest predecessors were doing more than 100 years ago. Continue reading...

Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

19-02-2019 After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

John Motson apologises for calling Millwall’s Tom Elliott ‘big, black and brave’

19-02-2019 • Motson made remarks on TalkSport before FA Cup tie• TalkSport says it has treated matter ‘very seriously’John Motson has personally apologised to the Millwall striker Tom Elliott after describing him as “big, black and brave” on TalkSport.The 73-year-old broadcaster, who came out of retirement last summer to join TalkSport after 50 years with the BBC, made his remarks before Millwall’s FA Cup fifth-round win at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. Continue reading...

Scotland are hopeful Finn Russell will be fit to face France in Paris

19-02-2019 • Fly-half hurt playing for Racing 92• Stuart Hogg will not be availableFinn Russell has given Scotland hope that he may face France on Saturday despite going off with a head injury in Paris on Sunday.The fly-half failed an initial head injury assessment after going off just before the break in a Top 14 encounter for Racing 92 against Toulouse. But he was symptom-free after he arrived in Edinburgh on Monday morning and observed a light, mainly tactical training session at Scotland’s camp. Continue reading...

Nicky Henderson out of sync with ‘bizarre preparation’ for Cheltenham

19-02-2019 • Local freeze-up and Kempton gallop ban annoy trainer• Henderson upbeat over Buveur D’Air’s Festival prospectsNicky Henderson has complained that his team is having “a bizarre preparation” for Cheltenham, having to cope with an unexpected round of vaccinations, missed prep-runs, localised bad weather and other interruptions to his usual regime. Still, the champion trainer seemed to be keeping his sense of humour as he hosted his annual pre-Festival media morning and evidently still expects to do very well at the race meeting where his 60 career wins is a British record, with Buveur D’Air and Altior heading a long list of classy contenders.“We have got thrown out of sync here,” said Henderson, reflecting on the rule requiring a recent vaccination, introduced in the middle of one night last week. It was “a nuisance”, he added, requiring him to stop exercising most of his string for three or four days, with Cheltenham a month away. Continue reading...

Tyson Fury signs ESPN fight deal worth reported £80m

19-02-2019 British heavyweight Tyson Fury signs a fight deal with a United States television network worth a reported £80m.