FA Cup: Josleu puts Newcastle 3-2 up against Blackburn in extra time with controversial goal

A controversial goal from Joselu is allowed to stand as Newcastle take a 3-2 lead against Blackburn in extra time of their FA Cup third-round replay.

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World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

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Hillsborough police chief guilty of 'extraordinarily bad' failures, court told

Prosecution says David Duckenfield breached duty of care to spectatorsThe South Yorkshire police officer in charge of the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in 1989 was responsible for “extraordinarily bad” failures that were “a substantial cause” of the crush on the Leppings Lane terrace that killed 96 people, a court has been told.Opening the prosecution’s case against David Duckenfield for manslaughter by gross negligence, Richard Matthews QC told the jury: “David Duckenfield’s criminal responsibility for the deaths ... flows from his gross failure to discharge his personal responsibility as match commander.” Continue reading...

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Harry Kane: Who will score the goals for Spurs with the striker out injured?

Who will step up and score the goals now Spurs are without the injured Harry Kane? BBC Sport takes a look at some suggestions.

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

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?

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Wigan’s Lenagan attacks ‘stupid’ RFL bond demand from Catalans Dragons

• Deposit of £500,000 sought from Challenge Cup holders• ‘It’s a poor decision and an ill-thought-out decision’The Rugby Football League’s decision to demand the Challenge Cup holders, Catalans Dragons, pay a bond to enter this year’s competition has been branded “stupid” by one of the most prominent club owners in Super League.Catalans have been asked by the RFL to provide a £500,000 deposit, in light of a poor attendance in last year’s final, when just over 50,000 people watched Dragons defeat Warrington at Wembley to win the cup for the first time. Continue reading...

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Sports quiz of the week: excellence, excuses, exits and exemptions

Who was schooled? Who is going global? Who stayed at home?Who has launched an athletics team and hopes to enter the Olympics for the first time?San Marino Vatican CityGibraltarSomalilandWho is the only manager still working in English football who has won the FA Cup?Pep GuardiolaRafa BenítezRoberto MartínezTony PulisArsenal and Manchester United will meet in the fourth round of the FA Cup. What was unusual about the last time they met in the final of the competition?United scored twice in the last five minutes but still lostIt was the first FA Cup final decided by a penalty shootoutIt was the first final with a red cardIt was the first final at the new WembleyPádraig Harrington will captain Europe at the Ryder Cup next year, becoming the second Irishman to take the job after Paul McGinley. What do the two men have in common?Neither won the Ryder Cup as a playerThey were born on the same dayThey both won three majorsThey went to the same school in DublinThe Australian Open begins on Monday. In which of these years was the tournament not played?1969198619972000Why was Venus Williams given a point penalty at the Australian Open 20 years ago?She shouted the words “stupid person” at herself after a bad shotSome of her hair beads came loose and scattered on to the courtShe changed her shirt, which she had put on back to frontShe stood in front of a line judge and stared at her for 20 secondsMo Salah was crowned African player of the year this week. Who else won the award while playing for Liverpool?Sadio Mané El Hadji Diouf Kolo Touré Rigobert Song Why did Finland forward Riku Riski refuse to play in a football match against Sweden this week?He was born in Sweden and said facing them would be “ultimately self-defeating” He was at the Golden Globes, where he was nominated for best original song His brother plays for Sweden and he promised his mother they would never face each otherThe game was held in Qatar and he declined to travel due to “the ethical reasons”Who reacted to a cup exit by saying: “The wind didn’t help. Players struggled to control the ball”?Marcelo Bielsa Claude Puel Jürgen KloppClaudio Ranieri Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday as they lost to Guingamp in Paris. When had PSG last lost a game in one of France's two cup competitions?Last SundayLast JanuaryTwo years agoFive years ago1 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score2 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score3 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score4 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score5 and above.Nicely done. Enjoy your weekend6 and above.Nicely done. Enjoy your weekend7 and above.You've smashed it. Enjoy your weekend8 and above.You've smashed it. Enjoy your weekend9 and above.You hero. Enjoy your weekend10 and above.You hero. Enjoy your weekend0 and above.Oh dear. Continue reading...

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Johanna Konta fired up for Muguruza clash as Serena Williams eases through

British No 1 has good record against second-round opponentWilliams talks of putting family before media commitmentsJohanna Konta could be the last of eight British players left in this Australian Open by the weekend, but she views her second-round match against Garbiñe Muguruza on Thursday with the same equanimity as she would an opponent from outside the top 100.Having lost to too many outsiders in big tournaments in the past, she is aware that danger lurks in every match. Her memories of Muguruza are clear and largely encouraging, however. Continue reading...

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Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

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Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in OctoberWhen, early last June, the Italian football league agreed a €20m deal to play three of the next five Italian super cups in Saudi Arabia, it provoked very little controversy. This is, after all, a trophy that has frequently been decided on foreign soil, sometimes in quite unlikely locations.In 2002, the year that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi bought 6.4m shares in Juventus, the Supercoppa brought the Turin side to play Parma in Tripoli. Since then the match has been hosted once by the United States, twice by Qatar and four times by China. Wednesday’s game between Milan and Juve in Jeddah will be the sixth time in 10 years that the Supercoppa has been decided outside Europe. Continue reading...

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Masters 2019: Neil Robertson knocks out world champion Mark Williams - best shots

Neil Robertson battles back from 3-1 down to beat world champion Mark Williams 6-3 in the first round of the Masters.

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Victory over France can propel Wales to Six Nations glory, says Gatland

• Gatland believes opening match in Paris will be ‘our toughest’• ‘The whole thing about the Six Nations is momentum‘Warren Gatland won his first Six Nations in charge of Wales in 2008 and believes he will have an excellent chance of repeating the feat in his final year with the men in red if they win in Paris on the opening night of the tournament next month.France lost at home to Fiji in their final match of last year’s autumn series but Gatland predicts they will provide Wales’s toughest match of the tournament. The closest the 2018 grand-slam winners Ireland came to defeat was at the Stade de France when Jonathan Sexton’s drop goal with the countdown clock at zero pinched victory. Continue reading...

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