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Biting, butting, spitting... what is football's deadliest sin?

BBC Sport - 4 hours 48 min ago
As Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans appear to spit at each other, BBC Sport grades on-field sins, from dives to leg-breakers.

Scotland showed the world - Coetzer

BBC Sport - 4 hours 51 min ago
Kyle Coetzer says Scotland "showed the world what we're capable of" despite their 12th straight World Cup defeat.

Talking Horses: Thursday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 4 sec ago
Cheltenham will start to water with dry, sunny weather predicted, but today’s meeting at Carlisle will favour those with form on heavy ground

As predicted here earlier in the week, Cheltenham will start to water but it is going to be sooner rather than later with the track’s clerk of the course, Simon Claisse, telling the Times that he will begin “selective watering” on Thursday if the forecast for predominantly dry weather is confirmed this morning.

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Admiral Bailey given another court date

Observer - 5 hours 18 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The case involving Jamaican deejay Admiral Bailey was today rescheduled when he appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court to answer to fraud charges.

Poyet charged with improper conduct

BBC Sport - 5 hours 20 min ago
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is charged by the FA with improper conduct following the match against Hull City on Tuesday.

Flying in to see the home of Mexico's fallen drug lord

BBC - 5 hours 23 min ago
Mexico basks in the capture of two top drug lords

Assessment on tobacco control being carried out by Health Ministry

Observer - 5 hours 30 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Health will be conducting an assessment on the economics of tobacco control in Jamaica.

Man's body found in bushes in St Thomas

Observer - 5 hours 38 min ago
ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The bullet-riddled body of a man was discovered in bushes here by the police Wednesday night.

Gus Poyet charged by FA after touchline row with Hull’s Steve Bruce

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 40 min ago

• Sunderland manager charged with improper conduct for kicking water bottle
• Bruce has been formally reminded of his responsibilities
Poyet plays down touchline clash with Bruce
Match report: Hull City 1-1 Sunderland

Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct over his touchline confrontation with Steve Bruce, the Football Association has announced.

The Sunderland manager has until 6pm on 9 March to respond to the charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a drinks holder and then arguing with Bruce after seeing Jack Rodwell booked for diving by the referee, Mike Dean.

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Australian Hunt banned over cocaine

BBC Sport - 5 hours 41 min ago
Queensland Reds full-back Karmichael Hunt is banned for six weeks by the Australian Rugby Union for cocaine possession.

Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships on the BBC

BBC Sport - 5 hours 58 min ago
BBC Sport will have live coverage of the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships from Germany.

BBC F1 coverage for the 2015 season

BBC Sport - 5 hours 58 min ago
BBC Sport offers 10 F1 races broadcast live on television and extensive coverage across its digital and radio coverage.

The best performances at the Cricket World Cups of the 1980s

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 58 min ago

India won their first Cricket World Cup in 1983 and Australia emulated their achievement in 1987. Here we look back at some of the players who excelled at the tournaments, including Duncan Fletcher, Viv Richards and Graham Gooch
By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Network

What was it with Duncan Fletcher annoying Australians at Trent Bridge? In 2005 the mere sight of the England coach sitting smugly on the balcony was the final straw that seemingly broke Ricky Ponting’s back. Twenty-two years before, the actions of the Zimbabwean on the field embarrassed Australia and did little to help the position of an Australian skipper struggling to keep his ship in order.

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Manchester United v Arsenal in the FA Cup, Rangi Chase and the Whirlwind | Classic YouTube

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 29 sec ago

Also featuring: Lukas Podolski misery, women’s rugby union, a time-wasting masterclass and more

1) It’s FA Cup quarter-final time. Arsenal are travelling to Manchester United, so no compendium would be complete without a mention of this Ryan Giggs effort from 1999. Of course that was a semi-final replay, this is the quarter-final, so maybe this is more apt, when a United team containing seven defenders swept past a full-strength Arsenal side. But perhaps nothing is more associated with a Cup clash between these two than the name Sunderland, and five minutes of utter, glorious madness.

2) If you thought that Giggs goal was a ruthless display of skill and efficiency with a ball check out what Rangi Chase can do with the oval variety.

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Why would you captain Pakistan?

BBC Sport - 6 hours 1 min ago
From burning kit to criticism from his own fans - Misbah-ul-Haq on life as Pakistan's skipper and best batsman.

Cricket World Cup: Windies vs India - five match facts

Observer Sport - 6 hours 5 min ago
PERTH, Australia — Here are five match facts for Friday's (today, Jamaica time) World Cup Pool B clash between India and West Indies at the WACA in Perth:

Blues want Roberts back - McIntosh

BBC Sport - 6 hours 7 min ago
Cardiff Blues caretaker coach Dale McIntosh says he wants to bring Wales and Racing Metro centre Jamie Roberts back to the region.

Senegal appoint former Birmingham City midfielder Aliou Cissé as coach

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 13 min ago
• Cissé captained Senegal at 2002 World Cup and played for Portsmouth
• Rare chance for black African to coach one of continent’s top teams
Birmingham fans open their hearts to Senegal’s grieving captain

Senegal have appointed the former Birmingham City and Portsmouth midfielder Aliou Cissé as coach, a rare chance for a black African to take charge of one of the continent’s top teams.

The Senegal Football Federation says Cissé, who captained Senegal to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002, has signed a four-year contract. His position will be evaluated in two years following the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

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VIDEO: England beat Finland in Cyprus Cup

BBC Sport - 6 hours 15 min ago
England open their Cyprus Cup campaign with a comfortable 3-1 Group B win against Finland.

Ticket resale websites face fresh clampdown to end profiteering

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 18 min ago

Competition and Markets Authority has undertakings from brokers in secondary market that they will improve transparency about fees and restrictions

Ticket resale websites such as Seatwave and Viagogo have been told they must be clear and upfront about their costs as part of a fresh clampdown on the £1bn sector.

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