16-02-2019 Why the Jones and Gatland rivalry will fuel passion for Cardiff showdown | Ugo Monye

The England and Wales head coaches, who share a huge amount of success and respect for each other, are likely to provide much entertainmentEddie Jones and Warren Gatland are going to have some fun next week. So far we’ve heard them both desperately vying to be the underdog – it’s the only time coaches ever compliment each other – but when we get into Test week we’ll see a few grenades launched from each side of the border.Personally, I love it. It’s two coaches who have huge respect for each other casually flirting in public. It’s hollow – because what they are saying publicly and what they are saying privately are two completely different things – but it’s great entertainment. We don’t have to encourage it, just sit back and enjoy it. Too often in sport coaches and players do not tell us what they think so Eddie and Warren should be applauded. Continue reading...

16-02-2019 FA Cup: How Liverpool and Everton were stunned by Oldham's Matt Smith

BBC Sport meets striker Matt Smith, who combined studying for a university degree whilst playing non-league football, before a move to League One Oldham saw him face Liverpool and Everton in the 2013 FA Cup.

16-02-2019 Olivier Giroud’s backheel helps Chelsea see out first-leg win in Malmö

European competition has offered Maurizio Sarri some respite. Chelsea may not have dazzled in southern Sweden, and the Italian was infuriated by the late concession that has left the tie more delicately balanced than he would have hoped. But, in the context of the wounds inflicted recently on his team at Arsenal, Bournemouth and Manchester City, any victory away from home, however workmanlike, is to be cherished.Malmö’s late reward, taken neatly on the gallop by Anders Christiansen as he burst away from Mateo Kovacic and on to Markus Rosenberg’s pass, will pep Swedish belief in next week’s return leg. Sarri was still cursing that collective sloppiness when, in stoppage time, Ross Barkley was caught in possession and the home fans briefly, tantalisingly, even sensed they might pull level. That opportunity was snuffed out by a mess of yellow-shirted bodies, though the head coach, a man on edge, made his exasperation very clear. Continue reading...

16-02-2019 Gazprom v Abu Dhabi: an alternative guide to the Champions League ties

Other states, hedge funds and a tax haven also feature in our look at how club owners and partners stack up in the last 16Schalke 04 Continue reading...

16-02-2019 Chris Smalling says Manchester United are once again a team to be feared

• Defender says team playing their best since Alex Ferguson era• United away to Chelsea in FA Cup on MondayChris Smalling can draw on his own challenging childhood when talking to the pupils of Salford City Academy. He is there as the new patron of Football Beyond Borders, a charity that hopes to provide stability and hope for disadvantaged youngsters. Smalling’s glittering career shows how difficult beginnings can be overcome. The 29-year-old lost his father as a child and was raised on a council estate, the family requiring social security. Related: Kylian Mbappé’s teleportation device leaves Manchester United floundering | Barney Ronay Continue reading...

16-02-2019 David Squires on … Chelsea's humiliation at Manchester City

Our resident cartoonist on Maurizio Sarri’s dismay, Mike Dean and a man trying to wear trousers as a jumperTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...

16-02-2019 Winx: Australian mare wins 30th straight race in track record time at Randwick

Australian racehorse Winx makes history as she extends her own record of consecutive wins with a 30th straight victory.

16-02-2019 Genesis Open: Justin Thomas and Adam Scott tied for lead at Genesis Open

Justin Thomas and Adam Scott are tied for the lead on 10 under at the Genesis Open but both failed to complete their second rounds in California.

16-02-2019 FA People's Cup: Romance FC - the female five-a-side football collective

Meet Romance FC - the collective of creative women from East London who are playing in this year's FA People's Cup.

16-02-2019 '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?

16-02-2019 Leigh Halfpenny ruled out of facing England in Six Nations after setback

• Full-back Halfpenny will miss Scarlets’ Pro14 match• England urge Moon and Genge to seize latest chanceThe full-back Leigh Halfpenny will not be considered by Wales for their crucial Six Nations match against England in Cardiff next weekend after his planned comeback for the Scarlets at Treviso on Saturday, three months after he suffered concussion, was aborted.Halfpenny returned to full training last week and was released to the Scarlets by Wales on Wednesday in the hope that he would play in Treviso. However, the following day the medical teams of both the region and Wales agreed that his return should be delayed. Continue reading...

16-02-2019 The Breakdown | Bold England are contenders for World Cup but don’t write off Ireland

Eddie Jones’s positive selection and tactics in Dublin showed his side have hunger and desire, while Joe Schmidt’s team have overcome adversity beforeEddie Jones has been around long enough to appreciate that destiny lies at the end of a road blighted with potholes and misleading signposts. After his greatest triumph on Saturday he was gracious in victory, 11 months after he had been booed by some home supporters at Twickenham after Ireland had secured the Grand Slam there.“They are a top team,” he said of Ireland, the world’s form country in 2018 who had been systematically taken apart by England. And they are. Just as England found last year after two years of barely uninterrupted success under Jones, nothing feeds the appetite of an ambitious team like a setback. Continue reading...

16-02-2019 'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

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.

16-02-2019 FA Cup: Newport hoping to pull off biggest FA Cup shock of all time

Newport County manager Mike Flynn tells Football Focus reporter Mark Clemmit that his side hope to pull off the "biggest FA Cup shock" of all time when they take on Man City.

16-02-2019 FA Cup fifth round: AFC Wimbledon looking to write a new chapter against Millwall

League One AFC Wimbledon have much to be optimistic about before their FA Cup fifth-round tie with Millwall, despite sitting bottom of League One.

16-02-2019 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.