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‘More than 2,000’ amateur referees to strike over abuse

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Spat at and punched’ – life as a referee More than 2,000 amateur referees will go on strike this weekend, according to a teenage official who says he has been “headbutted, spat at and punched”. Ryan Hampson set up a campaign on Facebook calling on officials across […]

Lawro’s predictions: Cricket legend Gower backs Leicester revival

Lawro’s predictions: Cricket legend Gower backs Leicester revival

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson will be making a prediction for all 380 Premier League games this season against a variety of guests. Lawro’s opponent for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures is former England cricket captain David Gower. Gower became a commentator after retiring but is currently on a tour of the country in […]

Torres ‘conscious and lucid’ after head injury in Atletico draw

Torres ‘conscious and lucid’ after head injury in Atletico draw

Fernando Torres has scored five goals for Atletico this season Atletico Madrid say striker Fernando Torres is “stable, conscious and lucid” in hospital after suffering a head injury in the 1-1 draw with Deportivo. The ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker fell heavily after an 85th-minute aerial challenge with Alex Bergantinos. He will remain under observation but […]

Torres ‘conscious and lucid’ after head injury in Atletico draw

Torres ‘conscious and lucid’ after head injury in Atletico draw

Fernando Torres has scored five goals for Atletico this season Atletico Madrid say striker Fernando Torres is “stable, conscious and lucid” in hospital after suffering a head injury in the 1-1 draw with Deportivo. The ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker fell heavily after an 85th-minute aerial challenge with Alex Bergantinos. He will remain under observation but […]

Carrick could retire if he is not offered a new deal

Carrick could retire if he is not offered a new deal

Carrick has scored 24 goals in over 400 appearances for United in his 11 years at the club Michael Carrick has said he would “probably” retire if he is not offered a new contract by Manchester United in the summer. Carrick, 35, has been at Old Trafford since joining from Tottenham in July 2006 and […]

Lisbon Lion Gemmell dies aged 73 – tributes to European Cup final scorer

Lisbon Lion Gemmell dies aged 73 – tributes to European Cup final scorer

Gemmell has passed away following a long illness Celtic have paid tribute to Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell, who has died aged 73 following a long illness. Former defender Gemmell scored in the 2-1 victory against Inter Milan in 1967 when Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup. “Our thoughts are with […]

Highlights & report: Man City into FA Cup quarter-finals

Highlights & report: Man City into FA Cup quarter-finals

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Man City 5-1 Huddersfield Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals after fighting back to beat much-changed Championship promotion hopefuls Huddersfield in their fifth-round replay. After a 0-0 draw in the original tie, the visitors led when Harry Bunn’s shot went through Claudio Bravo’s legs. […]

Highlights & report: Man City into quarters with 5-1 win

Highlights & report: Man City into quarters with 5-1 win

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Man City 5-1 Huddersfield Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals after fighting back to beat much-changed Championship promotion hopefuls Huddersfield in their fifth-round replay. After a 0-0 draw in the original tie, the visitors led when Harry Bunn’s shot went through Claudio Bravo’s legs. […]

Enrique to step down as Barca boss at end of season

Enrique to step down as Barca boss at end of season

Luis Enrique is in his third and final season as Barcelona boss Barcelona boss Luis Enrique will step down at the end of the season, saying he needs to “rest”. The 46-year-old, in his third season in charge of Barca, was speaking after their 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon. He won the Champions League as […]

Dembele scores twice as Celtic thump Inverness

Dembele scores twice as Celtic thump Inverness

Scott Sinclair curled in his 17th goal of the season just before half-time Celtic cruised to their 22nd straight Scottish Premiership victory to move 27 points clear at the top and within seven points of a sixth straight title. Celtic dominated possession but had to wait until the 43rd minute before Scott Sinclair curled home […]