20-02-2019 Wales turn England changing room into a theatre for Ray Gravell play

• Squad sees actor called Gareth Bale play the late Wales centre• ‘It reminded you of the reasons some of us play rugby’Wales have turned to Gareth Bale to ensure they maintain their winning start to the Six Nations against England at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. They were at the ground on Monday night to hear his impassioned one-man performance of one of the Welsh game’s most lauded figures, the late Ray Gravell.Not the Wales and Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale, but an actor of the same name who has taken Grav, Owen Thomas’s play on the Llanelli and Lions centre, around the country for the last four years. Most of the Wales squad and management watched the performance in the dressing room England will change in this weekend. Continue reading...

20-02-2019 FA Cup: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United highlights

Watch highlights as Manchester United cruise past Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

20-02-2019 England must pick Jofra Archer - Nasser Hussain

England should pick Jofra Archer once he becomes qualified as they build up to hosting this summer's World Cup, says Nasser Hussain.

20-02-2019 Paul Pogba drives Man Utd into FA Cup quarter-finals with 'magnificent' display

A "magnificent" performance from Paul Pogba, who made one and scored one, drives Man Utd to a 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their FA Cup fifth round tie.

20-02-2019 Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Hosts frustrated in Champions League

Liverpool's Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich remains finely poised after a goalless draw in the first leg at Anfield.

20-02-2019 RFU appoints BOA's Bill Sweeney as new chief executive

Sweeney replaces interim CEO Nigel Melville‘This is the only opportunity I would have left the BOA for’The Rugby Football Union has appointed Bill Sweeney as its new chief executive. Sweeney has spent five and a half years as the British Olympic Association’s chief executive and, while he has little rugby experience, does have a proven commercial track record and will be charged with guiding the RFU out of financial turmoil.Sweeney replaces Steve Brown, whose shock resignation after 14 months in the job last November came amid growing criticism of the RFU’s parlous financial state. Shortly before his departure the RFU announced a £30.9m loss following 62 redundancies. Continue reading...

20-02-2019 Tyson Fury insists Deontay Wilder rematch still on cards despite ESPN deal

• Talks thrown into doubt by ‘exclusive’ broadcasting deal• Fury adamant fight is ‘more makeable now than ever’A proposed rematch with Deontay Wilder has been thrown into doubt after Tyson Fury announced a deal with ESPN that makes it the “exclusive” broadcaster of his fights in the US.Negotiations for a rematch, following December’s controversial draw in Los Angeles, were expected to conclude in an agreement for Fury and Wilder to fight in the US in May but they are now likely to end in frustration given Wilder has a deal with the network Showtime. Continue reading...

20-02-2019 NBA: Jayson Tatum's 'spectacular drive & finish' in NBA's top 10 plays

Watch the best plays from last week's NBA games including a spectacular finish from the Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum.

20-02-2019 Proposed testosterone limit ’flawed’ and ‘hurtful’, say Caster Semenya’s lawyers

• Day two of challenge against IAAF’s revised eligibility rules• Regulations ‘do not empower anyone’, say lawyersCaster Semenya’s lawyers have hit back at the IAAF on day two of their hearing at the court of arbitration for sport, claiming the world governing body’s proposed testosterone limit for women is “flawed” and “hurtful”.The two-time Olympic 800 metres champion is challenging the IAAF’s revised eligibility rules for female athletes at the Lausanne-based tribunal in a landmark case for intersex and transgender women in all sports. Continue reading...

20-02-2019 Presenting Percy may run this weekend despite owner’s caution

• Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite could run at Fairyhouse• Philip Reynolds being ‘ultra, ultra careful’ with the horseThe need to be “ultra, ultra careful” with the horse of a lifetime was behind the late decision not to run Presenting Percy last weekend but there is still a 50% chance, according to his owner, that the rarely sighted Magners Gold Cup favourite could run this weekend. Philip Reynolds dismissed any suggestion of a problem affecting his star on the same day that another horse he owns, Tin Soldier, was dramatically cut in the market for another Cheltenham Festival race, the Pertemps Final.Along with the reclusive Athenry-based trainer Pat Kelly, Reynolds has been a winner at the last three Festivals, thanks to the efforts of Mall Dini and Presenting Percy. It is an incredible record at the sport’s biggest race meeting for previously low-profile connections and they now appear to have bright prospects of extending that run in three weeks’ time. Continue reading...