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Real Betis v Barcelona – story of the match

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez produced a finishing masterclass as Barcelona launched a second-half blitz at Real Betis to extend their lead at the top of the LaLiga table to 11 points.

Tim Southee

New Zealand continue short-form dominance over Pakistan with win in first T20

New Zealand thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 international in Wellington.

Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Hungary?s Marton Fucsovics

Roger Federer maintains perfect record to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

Roger Federer maintained his record of not having dropped a set at the Australian Open with a straightforward victory over Marton Fucsovics to reach the quarter-finals.

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Spencer Dinwiddie gives Brooklyn Nets late win over Detroit

Spencer Dinwiddie held his nerve, netting a one-handed jumper with just one second on the clock to lift the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Mauricio Pochettino gestures on the touchline during the match at St Mary's

Illnesses no excuse as Tottenham’s Pochettino expresses disappointment at draw

Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham’s players were hit by a virus last week but insisted that was no excuse for their sloppy display against Southampton.

Kyle Edmund has formed a promising partnership with coach Fredrik Rosengren

Coach Fredrik Rosengren: Kyle Edmund has to have fun out on court

Bringing out the fun side of Kyle Edmund has been key to his Australian Open breakthrough, according to coach Fredrik Rosengren.

Simona Halep was a comfortable winner over Naomi Osaka

Plain sailing for Simona Halep

World number one Simona Halep avoided the dramas of her third round to ease into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Naomi Osaka.

Dominic Inglot (pictured) and Marcus Daniell have reached the men's doubles quarter-finals

Doubles success for Dominic Inglot

Britain’s Dominic Inglot is through to his first grand slam quarter-final since 2015 after victory with Marcus Daniell in the men’s doubles at the Australian Open.

Kyle Edmund will play Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday

5 things about Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund will play Grigor Dimitrov in his first grand slam quarter-final at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Tennys Sandgren is through to the quarter-finals on his Australian Open debut

Tennys dream continues for Sandgren

Tennys Sandgren became one of the most unlikely grand slam quarter-finalists of all time with a stunning upset of fifth seed Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Arsenal are readying to pull out all the stops to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and club bosses have flown to Germany for talks with Borussia Dortmund, according to the Daily Mirror. The Gunners are keen to replace Alexis Sanchez with a star recruit, so could be willing to pay more than the £52 million splurged on Alexandre Lacazette in 2017, the newspaper says. Dortmund are said to have suggested a swap involving Olivier Giroud, however a straight cash deal is still being pursued.

Jimmy Armfield has died

Football mourns ex-England captain Jimmy Armfield

World Cup winner, ex-England captain and Blackpool great Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82.

Kyle Edmund's former tennis teacher has backed him to succeed

Former teacher believes Kyle Edmund can thrive as future British number one

Kyle Edmund can handle the pressure of becoming British number one in the future, according to his former tennis teacher.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen overcomes Kyren Wilson to claim maiden Masters title

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Angelique Kerber quelled her frustration to defeat Hsieh Su-wei and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals

Angelique Kerber battles into Australian Open quarter-finals

Title favourite Angelique Kerber withstood the unique challenge of Hsieh Su-wei to move into the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield has died

Gentleman Jim – The Blackpool Rock

Few footballers can claim to have conquered quite so many aspects of the sport as Jimmy Armfield, the former England captain who is marked for greatness by his legacy as player, manager, broadcaster and ambassador for the game he loved.

Chris Smalling helped Manchester United keep another clean sheet at Turf Moor (Richard Sellers/EMPICS)

Smalling hails Mourinho effect as United keep it tight at the back

Centre-back Chris Smalling believes Jose Mourinho has instilled a defensive solidity at Manchester United after they recorded their 14th clean sheet of the Premier League season at Burnley.

Everton defender Ashley Williams admits they cannot afford to think they are safe (Peter Byrne/PA).

Williams wary of Everton thinking they are safe from relegation

Defender Ashley Williams admits Everton cannot afford to think they are safe this season having already flirted with relegation.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been pleased by the reaction of his players to defeat at Liverpool

Pep Guardiola impressed by Manchester City character

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City proved against Newcastle their title charge will not be derailed by complacency.

Napoli?s Dries Mertens earned his side three points against Atalanta

Napoli extend Serie A lead after beating Atalanta

Napoli moved four points clear at the Serie A summit on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Atalanta in Bergamo.

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