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VIDEO: Roger Millward: 'One of the greats'

BBC Sport - 1 hour 8 min ago
BBC Sport looks back at the life and career of former Great Britain, Castleford and Hull KR stand-off Roger Millward, who has died at the age of 68.

Sri Lanka ponder tapping into Jayawardene’s inside knowledge of England

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 35 min ago
• Mathews: ‘There will be a couple of tactical ideas which Mahela can put in’
• ‘There are no secrets in international cricket. We have a lot of video footage’

Mahela Jayawardene is used to being compared with the classiest batsmen of the modern generation but at Lord’s on Friday he was being linked with those famous double agents Guy Burgess and Kim Philby – at least Jayawardene was a better cricketer than Philby, who played for Westminster School with only modest success.

The Sri Lanka team are in England to play three Test matches and five ODIs and it was suggested to their captain Angelo Mathews and coach Graham Ford that they might have a word with their recently retired former captain Jayawardene, who will be commentating on the series for Sky Sports.

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Stoney calls for ban on plastic pitches

BBC Sport - 1 hour 44 min ago
Arsenal and England defender Casey Stoney says Women's Super League players should not have to play on artificial pitches.

King sits second on Badminton debut

BBC Sport - 1 hour 56 min ago
Emily King impresses in the dressage on her Badminton Horse Trials debut to lie second behind German Michael Jung.

Rugby ups and downs: welcome Maro Itoje, fond farewell to Charlie Hodgson | Dean Ryan

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 35 min ago
A rollercoaster season for rugby union spanned England’s calamitous World Cup and a grand slam triumph under Eddie Jones – we look at the memorable moments, new dawns and golden goodbyes

This season has been a tumultuous one for European rugby: from England’s World Cup debacle to their grand slam triumph and from Wales’s and Scotland’s World Cup highs to the failure of any Celtic teams to get out of the European Champions Cup pools. It has been a bumpy ride that has seen new dawns and final curtains. As the regular seasons in the Premiership and Pro 12 come to an end this weekend, here are my pick of the ups and downs from international and domestic campaigns.

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Brazil committee backs Rousseff trial

BBC - 2 hours 35 min ago
A senate committee in the Brazilian congress votes in favour of President Dilma Rousseff facing trial for breaking budget laws.

Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O’Connor over Prince drug accusations

Stabroek - 2 hours 37 min ago
NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Comedian Arsenio Hall has filed a defamation lawsuit against the singer Sinead O’Connor, who accused him of supplying drugs to music legend Prince, whose death on...

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Trotman makes payment to NIS

Stabroek - 3 hours 14 min ago
Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman today made a payment to the National Insurance Scheme consequent upon a news item appearing in today’s edition of Stabroek News. 

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Doyle wins Diamond League opener

BBC Sport - 3 hours 17 min ago
Great Britain's Eilidh Doyle wins the women's 400m hurdles in a world-leading 54.53 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Doha.

Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini targets vital top-four finish

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 19 min ago
• Manchester City host third-placed Arsenal on Sunday
• Pellegrini: ‘I want to finish in the best way in this season’

Manuel Pellegrini has said it is vital for him to leave Manchester City having secured Champions League football for next season. The manager also rejected suggestions he was prepared to risk a top-four place in the Premier League to pursue this term’s European challenge.

City lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday and, as Pellegrini is being replaced by Pep Guardiola in the summer, whether they compete in the competition next season is of no personal consequence. But, as fourth-placed City prepare for Sunday’s game at home to Arsenal, Pellegrini said he is still motivated for Premier League games.

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Kent pace bowler Coles suspended

BBC Sport - 3 hours 25 min ago
Kent bowler Matt Coles is suspended for two County Championship games for throwing the ball in a "dangerous manner".

Sunderland v Chelsea: match preview

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 37 min ago

Sunderland really need to win this to keep their survival hopes intact but considering they have not scored in their last three home games and how they have historically struggled against last season’s champions – winning only two of the past 24 meetings – it will not be easy. Sam Allardyce’s team will also know Norwich’s result by the time they get under way, too, potentially adding more pressure. Alan Smith

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

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Greats rate Amir Khan’s guts, but not his chances against Canelo Álvarez

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 40 min ago
Bernard Hopkins has praised Amir Khan for ‘daring to be great’ but, like other former fighters and the bookmakers, does not think he will beat Canelo Álvarez

It was the best hour of an otherwise ordinary week, four of boxing’s all-time greats sharing a stage and their thoughts on what will either be a night of triumph or disaster for Amir Khan here on Saturday.

Evander Holyfield went as far as predicting the Bolton underdog may beat the middleweight champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, and Oscar De La Hoya – his promoter’s grin never far from showing off his perfect white teeth – also gave due praise to the challenger for moving up two weight classes and “daring to be great”.

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West Ham sign video game player

BBC Sport - 3 hours 41 min ago
West Ham become the first club in the UK to sign a professional video game competitor by employing esports player Sean Allen.

Horse racing tips: Saturday 7 May

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 47 min ago
Outrage (2.40) at Nottingham rates the day’s best bet

1.55 Reach High 2.30 Duretto 3.05 Torcedor 3.40 Light And Shade 4.15 Hold Tight 4.45 The Big Lad

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Panama Papers source breaks silence

BBC - 3 hours 59 min ago
The source behind the leak of the Panama Papers speaks for the first time, offering to help with prosecutions in return for immunity.

Aston Villa v Newcastle United: match preview

Guardian Sport - 4 hours 1 min ago

Three points are a must for Newcastle to stay ahead in the race to avoid relegation. Rafael Benítez has provided United with a new-found confidence and, unbeaten in four, they should really have the measure of a Villa side whose embarrassing run of defeats now stands at 11. While they scored twice in their past two games, a shambolic defence has shipped four and three in the process. Alan Smith

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

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Norwich City v Manchester United: match preview

Guardian Sport - 4 hours 22 min ago

Alex Neil felt last weekend’s defeat at Arsenal was their best away performance against one of the bigger teams this season but the clock is ticking at speed now and three consecutive defeats – with no goals scored – have come at the worst possible time. Another home game in midweek against Watford is an opportunity to pick up points but they cannot afford to have fallen further adrift by then and something is surely required from an upbeat Manchester United. Nick Ames

Kick-off Saturday 12.45pm

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Pick Vince over Compton - Vaughan

BBC Sport - 4 hours 25 min ago
England should pick James Vince to bat at number three in the first Test against Sri Lanka, according to former captain Michael Vaughan.

Chester Dee Stakes winner Dartmouth heads to Royal Ascot for the Queen

Guardian Sport - 4 hours 29 min ago
• Sir Michael Stoute-trained victor now 7-1 for Hardwicke Stakes
• Stable have an excellent record with late-maturing runners

The Queen has not seen her colours carried to victory at the Royal meeting since Estimate’s victory in the 2013 Gold Cup, but her trainers will doubtless be doing all they can to give her a 90th birthday present at Ascot next month and Dartmouth, the winner of the Group Three Ormonde Stakes here on Friday, could be the horse to do it.

Related: Estimate wins thrilling Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for the Queen

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