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Guardian Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:50
• Equatorial Guinea’s defeat of Tunisia sparks chaotic scenes
• Huddersfield defender Tommy Smith stable following collision

Javier Balboa scored twice as Equatorial Guinea produced an Africa Cup of Nations shock by eliminating Tunisia 2-1 after extra time in a quarter-final marred by violent scenes, with the referee attacked at the end of the game.

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'Zouma reminds me of Desailly'

BBC Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:48
Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy on how young Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma stood out in the draw against Manchester City.

‘I won’t lie or break the law’

Express - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:46
“Take one for the team.”

Ko, 17, is youngest world number one

BBC Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:27
Lydia Ko becomes the youngest world number one in golf history after reaching the top of the women's rankings aged 17.

Sunday's gossip column

BBC Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:06
Premier League strugglers eye Lambert, Anderson set for Brazilian move, Reus wants to work with Wenger, plus more.

Andy Murray and Amélie Mauresmo: win or lose, they are already on a winner

Guardian Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:05
If Andy Murray becomes the Australian Open champion, it will be a victory over all those who doubted Amélie Mauresmo because of her gender

Andy Murray’s clash with Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open tennis tournament is the fourth time he’s made it to the ultimate round in Melbourne. On the past three occasions he lost – and he is the favourite to do so again. But whatever the result, the 27-year-old Scotsman has already scored a historic victory – for women.

After his semi-final victory over the Czech number seven seed, Tomas Berdych, Murray made an impressive speech in which he paid tribute to his coach, Amélie Mauresmo, and hailed the progress of female coaches in a sport that can sometimes appear reluctant to leave its colourfully sexist past behind.

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Conservation Corps pays tribute to Black Stalin

Express - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:56
Civilian Conversation Corps (CCC) trainees, perform during their calypso and ole mas competition titled ‘A Tribute to the Black Stalin’ at St John’s Ambulance Hall, Wrightson Road Extension, Port of Spain, on Friday. Leroy Calliste is the calypsonian Black Stalin.

Manning has a right to go up for elections

Express - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:55
FORMER prime minister Basdeo Panday says he sees no problem with Patrick Manning’s decision to offer himself as a nominee tobe screened for the San Fernan­do East seat he has held since 1971.

Man caught with ‘stolen lemons and limes’ fined $5,000

Express - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:53
A MAN who was caught scaling a fence with several lemons and limes was last Wednesday ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

‘Body found may be of missing fisherman’

Express - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:52
POLICE believe a body found off the coast in Cedros yesterday, may be one of two fishermen who went missing last Thursday.

Jazz and Blues 2015 - Fans go wild for Charlie Wilson aka Uncle Charlie

Observer - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:44
FLORENCE HALL,Trelawny-Charlie Wilson had the audience cheering as he performed a string of love songs at Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival now on at the Trelawny Stadium.

Clinical Mitchell stops Estrada

BBC Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:43
Kevin Mitchell stops Mexico's Daniel Estrada in the eighth round to win the WBC silver lightweight title.

Said & Done: Barcelona’s brand; Dinamo Minsk; and Satan’s nun

Guardian Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:40
Also featuring: José Mourinho on Juan Cuadrado; David Ginola’s emotions; and why footballers are hard to like

Barcelona – ready to drop Qatar as its shirt sponsor due to the reputational brand damage – but not to bring back Unicef instead. “It’s Utopian for Unicef to be on the jersey again. We have to be competitive.”

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Cristiano: balón o puño de oro?

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LV Cup round-up: Scarlets secure first win while Bath edge Harlequins

Guardian Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:35
• Gloucester maintain winning run with Ospreys defeat
• Leicester remain on course for semi-finals by beating Saints
The Breakdown: Premiership benefits at Pro 12’s expense

Scarlets captain Ken Owens was delighted with the way his side came back from behind to win their first LV Cup match of the campaign at Parc y Scarlets.

The hosts battled from 13-6 behind at the interval to topple London Irish 27-18, although both teams cannot now qualify for the knockout stages.

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Stamp was not on purpose - Costa

BBC Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:30
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says there was no malicious intent behind his stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Chelsea’s Diego Costa: I’m no angel but didn’t deserve to be banned

Guardian Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:28
• Striker denies he stamped on Liverpool’s Emre Can
• Costa says he will not change the way he plays

Diego Costa has denied he deliberately stamped on Liverpool’s Emre Can in the Capital One Cup semi-final but admitted: “I am no angel.”

The Chelsea striker was banned for three games for treading on Can’s ankle in the second leg, a decision that enraged José Mourinho and his club. The Brazilian-born Spaniard, who contested the FA’s retrospective charge, was suspended for the leaders’ game on Saturday against Manchester City which ended 1-1.

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Laird three shots ahead in Phoenix

BBC Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:22
Scotland's Martin Laird holds a three-stroke lead going in to the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Chile proposes to end abortion ban

BBC - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:01
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Title race - all you need to know

BBC Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 17:57
BBC Sport picks out some of the key statistics as Chelsea and Manchester City battle for the Premier League title.

Toro Rosso set fifth-place target

BBC Sport - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 17:48
Toro Rosso take the wraps off their new STR10 car as they target fifth place in the 2015 constructors' championship.

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