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    Celtic draw Zenit, Arsenal to face Ostersunds in Europa League last 32

    Celtic have been drawn against Zenit St Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League while Arsenal will face Swedish club Ostersunds. Celtic, who finished third in their Champions League group, will host the Russian club in the first leg on 15 February.Arsenal, who won their Europa League group ... Read More

    Man City streets ahead of everyone & fight is now for top four – Shearer analysis

    There are still five months of the season to go, but the title race is over - I do not see anyone stopping Manchester City from winning the Premier League now.It was not just the result the leaders got at Old Trafford on Sunday that was significant, it was the ... Read More

    Watch: Bills and Colts play through blizzard

    Best bits from the crazy Buffalo Bills NFL blizzard gameIf you thought the snow was bad in the UK on Sunday, spare a thought for the players and fans of NFL teams the Buffalo Bills and the Indianapolis Colts.Their match - at New Era Field in New York - took ... Read More

    ‘I could never say ‘I am the greatest’ – O’Sullivan modest after matching two more records

    Davis & Parrott on 'genius' O'SullivanRonnie O'Sullivan says he could never call himself "the greatest", despite matching two snooker records by winning the UK Championship on Sunday.O'Sullivan, 42, equalled Steve Davis' tally of six UK titles and Stephen Hendry's record of 18 victories in 'Triple Crown' events - the UK ... Read More

    Mourinho has water & milk thrown at him during tunnel row

    Manchester City's players celebrated in front of their fans at full-timeManchester United manager Jose Mourinho had water and milk thrown at him and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta suffered a cut head during a post-match row.United were upset at what they viewed as an excessive City reaction to Sunday's 2-1 ... Read More

    Chelsea drawn against Barcelona in Champions League

    Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 to lift the Champions League trophy last seasonChelsea have been drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham will face Italian champions Juventus.Premier League leaders Manchester City will play Switzerland's Basel, Manchester United face La Liga side Sevilla and Liverpool ... Read More

    Why Lukaku could be ‘most important player’ in Manchester derby

    Romelu Lukaku has scored just two goals in his past 13 gamesManchester United v Manchester CityDate: 10 December, 2017 Time: 16:30 GMT Venue: Old TraffordCoverage: BBC Radio 5 live commentary plus live text updates onlineManchester United's Romelu Lukaku could be the most important player on the pitch in Sunday's Manchester ... Read More

    DeGale to ‘go back to the drawing board’ after being stunned by Truax

    Truax (left) gained real impetus in the fifth roundJames DeGale says he will "go back to the drawing board" after his shock defeat by American Caleb Truax at London's Copper Box Arena.DeGale lost his IBF world super-middleweight title as Truax won 114-114 115-112 116-112 on the cards.The Briton was as ... Read More

    Saracens’ Champions Cup game off – WSL 1 & racing also affected

    A summary of the UK snow and ice risk warnings caused by Storm CarolineSaracens' Champions Cup match against Clermont Auvergne at Allianz Park has been postponed after succumbing to the wintry conditions in the UK.The club say the game is off because of the "adverse weather conditions surrounding the ground".Amber ... Read More

    I was misinterpreted over Spurs ‘self-destruct’ comments – Clattenburg

    Spurs blew a two-goal lead against Chelsea in May 2016, ensuring the title went to LeicesterEx-Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says his comments about "allowing Tottenham to self-destruct" in a game at Chelsea in May 2016 have been "misinterpreted".Spurs needed to win to retain any hope of winning the league ... Read More

    ‘We’re all grown men’ – England players know behaviour must improve, says Moeen

    Moeen Ali scored 47 for England in the second innings against a Cricket Australia XIEngland v Cricket Australia XI, Perth (day two):England: 314-9 dec & 130-3 decCricket Australia XI: 151-4 dec & 269-8Match drawnScorecardEngland's players know their off-field behaviour must improve, says all-rounder Moeen Ali.Batsman Ben Duckett was dropped from ... Read More

    ‘I don’t think I would be allowed’ – Mourinho on Guardiola’s ‘political message’

    Pep Guardiola has said the people of Catalonia should be allowed a vote to decide whether they want to stay as part of SpainManchester United boss Jose Mourinho does not think he would be allowed to make a political statement on the touchline like Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.Guardiola has ... Read More

    UK snow: Aintree & Chepstow racing on but Scottish football affected

    Louise Lear explains the potential impact of Sunday's forecast snowSaturday's racing at Aintree, Wolverhampton, Sandown and Chepstow is on despite weather warnings for snow and ice across large parts of the UK.Conditions are expected to ease through Saturday, with the heavier snow forecast overnight into Sunday.Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Falkirk ... Read More

    ‘An incredible feat’ – Sports Personality contender Jonathan Rea

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017Date: Sunday, 17 December Time: 18:45 GMT Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool Coverage: BBC One, Radio 5 live, BBC Sport websiteWe are showcasing each of the 12 contenders in the run-up to the Sports Personality of the Year award on 17 December. Today - Jonathan ... Read More

    Double Olympic champion Jones’ ex-coach joins USA Taekwondo

    Jade Jones (left) and Paul Green celebrate after the former won gold at Rio 2016Coaches Paul Green and Gareth Brown have been recruited by USA Taekwondo less than a month after resigning from the British programme.Green guided Jade Jones to two Olympic titles before helping Bianca Walkden defend her world ... Read More

    Ballance fails to press England case as he fails in Perth

    Mark Wood bowled six overs for 21 runs on the first day against a Cricket Australia XIEngland v Cricket Australia XI, Perth (day one):England: 314-9 dec (Jennings 80, Curran 77 not out)Cricket Australia XI: 62-1ScorecardTom Curran made an unbeaten 77 but the batsmen in England's Ashes squad failed to push ... Read More

    Suspended Duckett poured drink over Anderson

    Ben Duckett has been suspended pending a disciplinary investigationBen Duckett was dropped from Saturday's Ashes tour game after pouring a drink over England bowler James Anderson's head in a Perth bar.The 23-year-old batsman, part of the England Lions squad, was due to play against a Cricket Australia XI as a ... Read More

    63 goals and counting: The team outscoring Man City

    'It's nice to be compared to Man City'They boast record-breaker Sergio Aguero, assist king Kevin de Bruyne and free-scoring Raheem Sterling in their ranks.They are top of the Premier League, unbeaten and eight points clear of all-comers - but you may be surprised to hear Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are ... Read More

    DeGale & Selby aim to improve on painful 2017 campaigns

    Road warriors: DeGale (left) last fought in the UK in 2014, the same year Selby (right) last boxed in WalesLee Selby v Eduardo Ramirez & James DeGale v Caleb TruaxVenue: Copperbox Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Date: Saturday, 9 December Live commentary: 21:00 GMT 5 live Sports Extra and ... Read More

    ‘Great strength of character’ – Sports Personality contender Elise Christie

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017Date: Sunday, 17 December Time: 18:45 GMT Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool Coverage: BBC One, Radio 5 live, BBC Sport websiteWe are showcasing each of the 12 contenders in the run-up to the Sports Personality of the Year award on 17 December. Today - Elise ... Read More

    Plane racing, darts and the people’s champion – Hatton v Mayweather 10 years on

    Ricky Hatton interviewed the day after his fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2007."Floyd was offering the pilot money to overtake us. Crazy. But that's Floyd Mayweather for you."Ten years on, Ricky Hatton is reflecting on his fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on 8 December 2007.There is frustration, yes, ... Read More

    Premier League takes on Saturday prime-time in new TV rights package

    The new deal wil replace the record £5.136bn deal struck with Sky and BT Sport in 2015Eight Premier League games will be played in a new 19:45 slot on Saturdays under the terms of a new broadcast package from the 2019-20 season.Broadcasters will bid for rights to show 200 live ... Read More

    Bairstow will ‘take matters further’ if sledging ‘crosses the line’ again

    Bairstow has made 110 runs from his four innings during this Ashes series so farEngland's Jonny Bairstow says he will "take matters further" if Australia's sledging in the Ashes "crossed the line" again.Wicketkeeper Bairstow, 28, said he was targeted during the first Test in Brisbane but did not reveal the ... Read More

    ‘Best of the best’ – Sports Personality contender Chris Froome

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017Date: Sunday, 17 December Time: 18:45 GMT Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool Coverage: BBC One, Radio 5 live, BBC Sport websiteWe are showcasing each of the 12 contenders in the run-up to the Sports Personality of the Year award on 17 December. Today - Chris ... Read More

    Lomachenko v Rigondeaux: Bob Arum, Roy Jones Jr & Freddie Roach on a super-fight

    Roy Jones Jr has called Lomachenko-Rigondeaux "the best professional fighter ever made".Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko is the "greatest fighter since Muhammad Ali", believes legendary promoter Bob Arum.On Saturday, Lomachenko will defend his WBO world super-featherweight title against Guillermo Rigondeaux, holder of the WBO super-bantamweight crown.The Madison Square Garden fight is the ... Read More

    ‘I jumped and closed my eyes’ – why a goal from a keeper has lit up Serie A

    Benevento won promotion to Serie A through the play-offsThe same instincts that led Massimo Taibi to make many saves throughout his career meant he immediately sensed what must have happened. His phone was ringing off the hook."It was like I'd scored all over again," he wrote in La Gazzetta dello ... Read More

    Stokes called up to England ODI squad but unlikely to play

    Ben Stokes scored 34 for Canterbury on WednesdayBen Stokes and Alex Hales have been named in England's one-day squad for the five-match series against Australia in the new year.Stokes, 26, has not played since being arrested following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.He is not available for selection ... Read More

    English teams dominate Champions League – can one win it? Vote now

    Tottenham equalled the highest number of points picked up by an English side in the Champions League group stage (16)Premier League clubs have created Champions League history, with five qualifying for the knockout stage.Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have all progressed, making England the first country to ... Read More

    Teams will not ‘jump with happiness’ at facing Man Utd

    Romelu Lukaku netted his 13th goal of the season for Manchester UnitedJose Mourinho says teams will not be "jumping with happiness" if they are drawn to face Manchester United in the Champions League knockout stage after his side beat CSKA Moscow to win their group.United had to come from behind ... Read More

    Serena Williams has entered Australian Open, says tournament director

    Serena Williams won her seventh Australian Open in January while newly pregnantSerena Williams has entered the Australian Open in January, tournament director Craig Tiley has said.The 36-year-old won this year's event in Melbourne while in the early weeks of pregnancy and gave birth to a daughter in September.Tiley told the ... Read More

    Pint-sized Ashes: Best TMS moments as England slump to defeat

    England slump to defeat on the final day of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide as Australia take the remaining six wickets in the first session to go 2-0 up in the series.MATCH REPORT: England slump to defeat in second TestDownload the latest TMS podcast hereAvailable to UK users only ... Read More

    Letting clean Russians compete is right – GB bobsleigher Jackson

    John Jackson and the GB men's bobsleigh team originally finished fifth at the Sochi GamesAllowing clean Russians to compete at the Winter Olympics under a neutral flag is "fair and justifiable", says former Great Britain bobsleigher John Jackson.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned Russia from February's Games in Pyeongchang, South ... Read More

    England trail 2-0 in Ashes after Adelaide defeat

    Pint-sized Ashes: Best TMS moments as England slump to defeatSecond Ashes Test, Adelaide Oval (day five of five)Australia 442-8 dec (Marsh 126*) & 138 (Anderson 5-43, Woakes 4-36)England 227 (Lyon 4-60) & 233 (Root 67, Starc 5-88)Australia won by 120 runs; take lead 2-0 in seriesScorecardEngland's fightback in the second ... Read More

    Cavendish to race in Tour de Yorkshire, as 2018 route revealed

    Mark Cavendish won Olympic silver on the track in Rio last yearMark Cavendish is set to race in next year's four-day Tour de Yorkshire, which will finish in Leeds.The 2018 race, a legacy of the Tour de France Grand Depart Yorkshire hosted in 2014, will take place from 3-6 May ... Read More

    Meet ‘the Arabian Messi’ – the best footballer you’ve never heard of

    Omar Abdulrahman and NeymarHe has almost a million Instagram followers, shared the front cover of a computer game with Neymar and once had a trial with Manchester City.They call him "the Arabian Messi" and his trademark hair has been copied by fans all over the region.Is Omar Abdulrahman the best ... Read More