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

17-02-2019 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.

Laura Muir smashes Kirsty Wade’s 31-year-old British indoor mile record

17-02-2019 • Scot smashes standard set in 1988 by five seconds • Teenage Ethiopian Samuel Tefera sets 1500m world recordNo sooner had Laura Muir obliterated the 31-year-old British indoor mile record by an astonishing five seconds than she started wrapping herself up in cotton wool. She knows the biggest threat to retaining her European 1500m and 3,000m titles in Glasgow could be the February flu rather than anything on two legs. She did not pose for selfies, as she usually does; instead her coach Andy Young handed fans autographed photographs.A smiling Muir said: “I signed 66 cards – so I hope that’s enough for everyone. I didn’t want to leave the fans without things but I’ve got to look after my own health.” Continue reading...

Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace in FA Cup fifth round

17-02-2019 Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp says the Eagles are "in a good position to get to Wembley" after he helps them beat Doncaster in the FA Cup.

David Beckham sees Salford City beaten on first visit since becoming co-owner

17-02-2019 • Salford lose in National League to struggling Dover Athletic• Beckham watching for first time since buying 10% stakeDavid Beckham saw Salford City suffer a surprise home defeat as he watched the National League club in action for the first time since becoming co-owner.Beckham last month followed his former Manchester United teammates Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt in securing a 10% stake in the club from Peter Lim, making the Class of 92 majority shareholders, with the Singapore businessman retaining 40%. Continue reading...

FA Cup: Daniel James gives Swansea lead against Brentford

17-02-2019 Swansea City's Daniel James scores "a wonderful solo goal" to give them the lead against fellow Championship side Brentford in the FA Cup fifth round.

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

17-02-2019 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?

Root joins Murray and Southgate in standing up for social tolerance | Tim de Lisle

17-02-2019 England captain has done cricket a great service – his reaction to a perceived homophobic remark was cool, calm, collected … and rightCricketers call it sledging, or chirping: the business of trying to undermine your opponent with verbal abuse. It’s a dismal habit that shows us sport at its most small-minded and should have been banned long ago. But this week it has done the world a favour.In the Test in St Lucia, the West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel was bad-mouthing the England captain, Joe Root. What Gabriel said the stump microphone did not catch but it did bring us Root’s reply: “Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.” Continue reading...

Gordon Banks on ‘the greatest save ever made’ – video obituary

17-02-2019 England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81. Banks played 73 times for England and was a key figure in Sir Alf Ramsey's legendary 1966 side. However it's Banks's twisting save from Brazilian superstar Pelé that he is often best remembered for, a save deemed 'one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping'Gordon Banks, World Cup winner with England in 1966, dies aged 81 Continue reading...

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

17-02-2019 This week's sport on the BBC includes snooker's Welsh Open, Premier League football and the Alpine Ski World Championships, plus much more.

Kilmarnock 0-1 Celtic: Scott Brown scores then is sent off

17-02-2019 Scott Brown's last-minute goal gives Celtic all three points as both sides finish with 10-men in a fascinating contest at Rugby Park.

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

17-02-2019 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.

Murray Wallace and Millwall put an end to AFC Wimbledon’s FA Cup fairytale

17-02-2019 Millwall reached their fourth FA Cup quarter-final in 15 years because they approached this game with the correct attitude. A tough physical examination held no fears for Neil Harris’s hardened players, who were never going to be fazed by the sight of the ball repeatedly sailing out of this tiny ground after a heavy touch or an agricultural hoof. There is nothing pretentious about Millwall and they found it easy to roll up their sleeves against AFC Wimbledon, who lacked the wit to inconvenience their wily Championship opponents.One goal was enough for the visitors to handle a limited challenge from League One’s bottom side. Murray Wallace grabbed it in the fifth minute and the left-back was a fitting hero given he also scored the winner when Harris’s team stunned Everton in the previous round. “He deserves the adulation and attention,” Millwall’s manager said. “I said to the lads that I needed a hero and someone had to step up. He did that.” Continue reading...

Stars implode to hand Renegades their first Big Bash title

17-02-2019 Melbourne Renegades 145/5 (20) defeat Melbourne Stars 132/7 (20)Relive the action as it happened - over-by-overThe Melbourne Renegades are BBL champions for the first time, with the Melbourne Stars suffering a stunning collapse of 7-19 with a maiden title in sight. Related: Big Bash League final: Stars capitulate to hand Renegades title Continue reading...