Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Category: Sports

Sané and Foden send City through as dogged Newport are finally downed

“We couldn’t, could we?” wrote Michael Flynn, Newport County’s manager, in the match programme. No was the answer but Newport gave it one hell of a go on a day that will live long in the memory for every one of their supporters. Ultimately, Manchester City’s class told as two goals from Phil Foden and […]

Brighton v Derby County: FA Cup fifth round – live!

FA Cup fifth-round updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-off Harry Wilson: ‘Rush phoned. I thought what do I call him?’ And feel free to email Gregg or tweet him @GreggBakowski 11.57am GMT I hope they’re not playing with those footballs in the main image. The one on the left looks like a 99p flyaway. Could […]

Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievance with NFL Parties have resolved grievances subject to confidentiality pact The NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced on Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed the league’s owners blackballed them because they had protested by kneeling […]

High Flying Bird shows athletes are more powerless and powerful than they know

Steven Soderbergh’s basketball drama probes the fraying covenant between white power brokers and their mostly black labor force Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird, written by the playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and available for streaming on Netflix, is the finest movie ever made about the business of professional sports, not for the answers it purports to […]

Sportswashing and the tangled web of Europe’s biggest clubs

Governments wield power over many Champions League clubs and the ties that bind owners, sponsors and Uefa are striking The game is about glory, a wise man once said. For many years it has been about money, too. Right now an updated version of Danny Blanchflower’s famous quote would point out something else: that the […]

Sports store that boycotted Nike over Colin Kaepernick ads forced to close

Stephen Martin stopped selling Nike goods in protest at Nike’s pro-Kaepernick campaign – but now he’s going out of business Last fall, the launch of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” advertising campaign, which starred ex-NFL star and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick, generated plenty of criticism. Vitriol poured on to social media; some disgruntled […]

Olivier Giroud’s backheel helps Chelsea see out first-leg win in Malmö

European competition has offered Maurizio Sarri some respite. Chelsea may not have dazzled in southern Sweden, and the Italian was infuriated by the late concession that has left the tie more delicately balanced than he would have hoped. But, in the context of the wounds inflicted recently upon his team at Arsenal, Bournemouth and Manchester […]

Malmö v Chelsea: Europa League last 32, first leg – live!

Live coverage of the 8pm GMT kick-off You can email Paul here or tweet him here Rösler sets sights on Chelsea after whipping Malmö into shape Live scoreboard: all Thursday’s latest scores and results 8.49pm GMT Barkley’s goal on the half hour, following a mistake at the back by Malmo, has put Chelsea in a […]