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Ticket rises 'will mean tourist fans'

BBC Sport - 4 hours 8 min ago
Stadiums will be filled with "tourists" if ticket prices rise further, says Football Supporters' Federation chairman Malcolm Clarke.

Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp complains about referee in Cup defeat to West Ham

Guardian Sport - 4 hours 10 min ago
• Klopp says free-kick leading to decisive goal should not have been given
• Slaven Bilic also criticises referee Roger East

Jürgen Klopp rued the awarding of a late free-kick which resulted in West Ham scoring the dramatic extra-time winner to knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

Liverpool had fought their way back into a pulsating fourth-round tie but were undone in the dying seconds by Angelo Ogbonna’s header, when a penalty shoot-out was just moments away. Klopp, returning to the touchline having missed the Sunderland defeat at the weekend after appendix surgery, praised his team’s performance but was visibly frustrated in defeat.

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FA Cup win 'one of West Ham's best'

BBC Sport - 4 hours 18 min ago
West Ham's FA Cup victory over Liverpool was one of the best in the club's history, says manager Slaven Bilic.

The Guardian's guide to playing netball - part one: wing attack

Guardian Sport - 4 hours 19 min ago

In the first part of a new series, we look at how to play the position of wing attack, with some tips and tactical advice from some of the game’s best

Speed, smarts, selflessness, creativity, quick hands, ability, balance and control – these are the characteristics of a good wing attack, whose role it is to constantly set up play through passing and positioning, as well as setting the game’s tempo.

A wing attack is usually the key feeder of the ball into the goal shooters. They are adept at taking the centre pass, aware of the location of other players at all times – including around the goal circle edge – and able to transition the ball from defence to attack.

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GTT presents $4M for children’s costume parade

Stabroek - 4 hours 36 min ago
GTT is onboard with the Jubilee Children’s Costume parade which is set for Saturday, February 20, a release from GTT said today.

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President provides help to mother who last home

Stabroek - 4 hours 40 min ago
President David Granger, through his Public Information and Press Services Officer, Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett, today, provided $100,000 in initial support to Cidel Hector, a 22 year old security guard,...

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Jagdeo in Rome for forestry meeting

Stabroek - 5 hours 5 min ago
Former President Bharrat Jagdeo was in Rome on Monday 8th, February to chair the Steering Committee of COFO in preparation for its 23 session in July , 2016.

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VIDEO: Klopp sees a 'lot of good' despite loss

BBC Sport - 5 hours 6 min ago
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sees "a lot of good" from his side despite losing 2-1 after extra-time to West Ham in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Adelaide United tumble out of Asian Champions League with defeat to Shandon Luneng

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 12 min ago
  • Adelaide United 1-2 Shandon Luneng
  • Marcelo Carrusca misses penalty for Reds

Adelaide United have been tossed out of the Asian Champions League by China’s Shandon Luneng, who banked a 2-1 victory in Tuesday night’s playoff game in Adelaide.

Adelaide conceded two first-half goals and star Marcelo Carrusca missed a penalty in the second stanza, before Sergio Cirio offered a glimmer of hope with an 89th minute header.

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VIDEO: Game will go down in history - Bilic

BBC Sport - 5 hours 23 min ago
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says the 2-1 extra-time FA Cup replay win over Liverpool at Upton Park will "go down in the club's history".

David Pocock considers 12-month break from rugby to study in England

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 40 min ago
  • Wallabies World Cup star weighing up sabbatical at Oxford or Cambridge
  • Brumbies chief executive says such a move would create ‘all sorts of problems’

Australia international David Pocock is expected to decide within the next 10 days whether to take a sabbatical from Australian rugby in 2017 to study.

The Brumbies back-rower is locked in an Australian Rugby Union contract until the end of this season, but is said to be weighing up a year-long move overseas to pursue interests outside of the game.

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VIDEO: Late West Ham winner sinks Liverpool

BBC Sport - 5 hours 48 min ago
Watch highlights of the FA Cup fourth-round replay, with West Ham beating Liverpool 2-1 after extra-time thanks to a last-minute Angelo Ogbonna header.

Angelo Ogbonna heads West Ham past Liverpool in FA Cup replay

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 50 min ago

Of all the ways to win a Cup game, this was cruel and joyous in equal measure. This had almost been the last such tie at this old ground, but Angelo Ogbonna rose after 121 long minutes to head West Ham into the fifth round – they will play at Blackburn – and break the young hearts of Liverpool.

In a week where the cost of football has been in acute focus, it is fair to say that both sets of fans got their money’s worth on a night of dynamic drama. Liverpool will be glad of Daniel Sturridge’s impressive return, but the profligacy of Christian Benteke late on ensured an exit for a fledgling side that had performed admirably in the face of a high-octane display by the Hammers.

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Dortmund fans protest at ticket prices

BBC Sport - 5 hours 51 min ago
Borussia Dortmund fans boycotted the start of their 3-1 German Cup win at Stuttgart in a protest against ticket prices.

Technical difficulties being experienced at Diamond Well Station

Stabroek - 5 hours 54 min ago
The Guyana Water Inc said that due to technical difficulties at the Diamond Well Station, East Bank Demerara which occurred yesterday, customers of Diamond Housing Scheme, Kaneville and Diamond...

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Borussia Dortmund fans disrupt match as ticket-price row hits Germany

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 55 min ago
• Visiting supporters angered by Stuttgart prices
• Tennis balls thrown on to pitch in bizarre protest

Borussia Dortmund progressed to the DFB-Pokal semi-finals on a night when their players temporarily became ball boys after disgruntled fans threw dozens of tennis balls on to the pitch in Stuttgart.

Dortmund supporters made their anger about the hosts’ ticket prices known in the build-up Tuesday’s cup tie, and that led to an unusual interruption midway through the first half.

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Arsenal ‘nicked’ the wrong scout from Leicester, says Gary Lineker

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 3 min ago
• Leicester fan Lineker says Steve Walsh deserves praise for recruitment
• ‘He’s done a brilliant job and that’s been the large key to Leicester’s success’

Gary Lineker has suggested Leicester City’s title rivals Arsenal “nicked the wrong scout” after the man credited with helping to sign two of Claudio Ranieri’s star performers in Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kanté left the Premier League leaders.

Ben Wrigglesworth announced this week on social media that he is joining Sunday’s opponents after more than three years at Leicester. The Leicester assistant manager, Steve Walsh, was also linked with a move to Arsenal in December but the former England striker and Match of the Day host Lineker, who says his boyhood club’s achievements so far this season have been “magical”, believes Walsh is the man who deserves most credit for recruitment at the club.

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Michael Owen warns Premier League clubs more fans could stage walkouts

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 3 min ago
• Owen: ‘You’ve got to admire Liverpool fans’
• Harry Redknapp: ‘Fans should be getting the biggest slice’

Michael Owen has warned that supporters of other Premier League clubs could follow fans of Liverpool in staging organised walkouts from matches in protest against “extortionate” ticket prices.

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool will heed “the sign” from supporters after around 10,000 left Anfield after 77 minutes of their 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Saturday, while the Football Supporters’ Federation is looking into how to respond to the failure of a scheme to cap away ticket prices at £20.

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Sold! Texas's legendary Waggoner ranch bought by Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 7 min ago

Private transaction between Waggoner estate and Kroenke – a rancher who also owns NFL’s Los Angeles Rams – marks first time ranch has ever been sold

Stan Kroenke, billionaire and owner of the Los Angeles Rams and the Premier League’s Arsenal, has agreed to purchase the legendary WT Waggoner ranch in Texas, representatives for the property announced on Tuesday.

The ranch spans about 800 square miles across six counties in north Texas, making it about two-thirds the size of Rhode Island. Thought to be the largest ranch behind one fence, the Waggoner was listed at $725m, the highest-priced estate in the world.

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