Chelsea 3-0 Arsenal: Women's FA Cup fifth round – as it happened

18-02-2019 Two goals from Bethany England and another from Jonna Andersson ensure an error-prone Arsenal are knocked out of the Women’s FA Cup 3.55pm GMT Thanks for joining me. Until we meet again. Goodbye! 3.53pm GMT A pretty atrocious afternoon at the office for Arsenal who just couldn’t compete with Chelsea today. The fact they were second best was mainly down to a defence that fell well short of expectations. The goalkeeper gifted one goal, Mitchell another and the third was certainly avoidable but Arsenal just could not cope with the concept of defending a ball over the top. Chelsea took their goals well and could have scored more but stopped at three to be polite. Continue reading...

Maurizio Sarri: I haven't spoken to Abramovich for three weeks – video

18-02-2019 Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted he has not spoken with club owner Roman Abramovich since his side's record-breaking 6-0 loss to Manchester City – or for the weeks leading up to that result.The Italian has come under pressure after a string of poor results that has seen Chelsea slip to sixth in the league. Continue reading...

Colin Kaepernick wants NFL return and Patriots may be interested, says lawyer

18-02-2019 Former 49ers quarterback settled case with NFL on FridayMark Geragos says his client is still staying in shapeColin Kaepernick’s lawyer says his client still wants to play in the NFL, and believes he would fit in well at the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.On Friday, Kaepernick and his former teammate Eric Reid settled a complaint of collusion against the NFL. Reid and Kaepernick claimed the league’s owners blackballed them because they had protested against social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. The terms of the agreement are confidential. Continue reading...

'The whole village is united': Warnock attends Emiliano Sala's funeral – video

18-02-2019 The Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock, has attended the funeral of Emiliano Sala in the town of Progreso, Argentina. Sala was killed when the aircraft he was flying in crashed on 21 January, en route to Cardiff from Nantes, the player having signed with the Premier League club days earlier Continue reading...

American Nelly Korda wins Women's Australian Open in Adelaide

18-02-2019 American Nelly Korda continues her family's remarkable success in Australia by winning the Women's Australian Open in Adelaide.

Everything’s a little too cosy in football’s game of family fortunes | Daniel Taylor

18-02-2019 Why do managers keep signing their sons and using them as agents? And just what persuaded Cardiff to give contracts to Willie McKay’s twins?By now, I expect you might have seen that old video clip of the time Harry Redknapp was hosting a question-and‑answer session at West Ham and taking a bit of heat from someone in the audience who seemed to suspect they might have taken their reputation as a family club a little too far.The irate fan didn’t seem to care when Redknapp said the 18‑year‑old sitting to his right was destined for the “very, very top”. That player was a young Frank Lampard. “Not good enough,” complained the punter. Why, he wanted to know, was Lampard getting a game? Why had the manager’s nephew been fast-tracked into the team when a better player by the name of Scott Canham had been let go for peanuts? Continue reading...

England in West Indies: Joe Root & Jason Roy hit centuries in warm-up win

18-02-2019 England cruise to a 171-run win in their only warm-up match before the one-day series in the West Indies.

Jeffrey Schlupp sets Crystal Palace on path to last eight against Doncaster

18-02-2019 Crystal Palace are in the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in four seasons while Doncaster Rovers must wait another year at least to reach the sixth round for the first time, falling in the fifth on the fifth occasion after an ultra-professional display from their PremierLeague visitors.Victory for Roy Hodgson’s team was set up by Jeffrey Schlupp’s fine individual opening strike – “a wonderful goal”, according to the manager. By the end of Manchester United’s visit to Chelsea on Monday night Palace will be one of six top-flight sides in the sixth-round draw. Hodgson, though, is not yet dreaming of Wembley success. Continue reading...

Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'sure' Alex Sanchez form will improve

18-02-2019 Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Manchester United will see the best of forward Alexis Sanchez by the end of the season.

Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column

18-02-2019 In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Hakeem al-Araibi arrives home in Melbourne – video

18-02-2019 Former Socceroo Craig Foster welcomes home refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi at Melbourne airport, where he is greeted by an enthusiastic throng. Al-Araibi was released from prison in Bangkok after a Thai court dropped Bahrain's deportation case that would have sent him back to his native country, where he says he was tortured Continue reading...

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

18-02-2019 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.

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

18-02-2019 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...

Maurizio Sarri must be given more time to adapt Chelsea, says Gianfranco Zola

18-02-2019 Stamford Bridge assistant gives backing to his manager as they prepare to face Manchester United in the FA CupMaurizio Sarri has made subtle adjustments to his preferred style of play in an attempt to adapt to the demands of the English game with Chelsea and, according to his assistant, Gianfranco Zola, should be granted the same patience afforded Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Related: Manchester United and Chelsea seek some salvation in a Wembley return | Paul Wilson Continue reading...

FA Cup: Goalkeeper Frank Fielding nearly scores last-gasp goal against Wolves

18-02-2019 Bristol City goalkeeper Frank Fielding comes up for a corner late in injury time but his effort is saved by John Ruddy as Wolves hang on win.

FA Cup Magic, fifth round: Fantastic Foden, nose 'splattering' saves & cabbage-patch pitches

18-02-2019 Watch the quirkier moments from Manchester City's FA Cup fifth-round victory against Newport County, including a cabbage-patch playing surface and Joe Day's "nose splattering" save.