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Roma president Jim Pallotta attacks violent ‘morons’ among club’s fans

• Pallotta criticises fans who are ‘destroying our history’• Alleged assault of Liverpool fan Sean Cox ‘disgusting stupidity’The Roma president, Jim Pallotta, has launched a furious attack on a section of the club’s fans, warning that a violent minorit…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/28/roma-president-jim-pallotta-fans-morons

Dimitri Payet orchestrates as Marseille open advantage over RB Salzburg

• Marseille 2-0 RB Salzburg• Thauvin 15, Njié 63Florian Thauvin put Marseille within touching distance of a place in the Europa League final with a controversial opener as his side beat Salzburg 2-0 at the Stade Vélodrome. Thauvin headed home in the 15…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/26/marseille-rb-salzburg-europa-league-semi-final-first-leg-match-report

Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts dies after heart attack in Paris-Roubaix

• Goolaerts died in Lille hospital after crash, says statement• 23-year-old was part of the Véranda’s Willems-Crelan teamThe Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts has died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix raceThe 2…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/08/michael-goolaerts-paris-roubaix-cpr-hospital-peter-sagan

Roger Federer to skip clay-court season after shock loss to Thanasi Kokkinakis

• Federer to lose world No 1 ranking after second consecutive defeat• Australian qualifier Kokkinakis is ranked No 175 in the worldRoger Federer lost his second consecutive match and his world No 1 ranking on Saturday night as the big-serving Australia…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/25/roger-federer-thanasi-kokkinakis-miami-open-shock

South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada cleared to face Australia after ban is overturned

Fast bowler can play in third Test after two-match ban rescindedRabada’s lawyer argues clash with Steve Smith not deliberateThe South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been cleared to play in this week’s third Test against Australia by the Internati…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/20/south-africas-kagiso-rabada-cleared-to-face-australia-after-ban-is-overturned

Juan Martín del Potro beats Roger Federer at Indian Wells for first Masters title

Argentinian wins in three sets for world No1’s first loss of seasonNaomi Osaka wins first title of career with victory in women’s finalJuan Martín del Potro rallied from three match points down in the third set and beat top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/18/juan-martin-del-potro-roger-federer-naomi-osaka-indian-wells

Europa League roundup: Dortmund and Lyon crash out but Atlético march on

• Borussia Dortmund exit 2-1 on aggregate after 0-0 draw at Salzburg• Lyon lose 3-2 at home to CSKA Moscow to go out on away goalsAtlético Madrid won comfortably at Lokomotiv Moscow to progerss to the last eight but Borussia Dortmund drew 0-0 with Red …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/15/europa-league-round-up-atletico-madrid-into-quarter-finals-borussia-dortmund-salzburg

Warren Gatland shrugs off Eddie Jones’ remarks and tells him to focus on results

• Gatland says Jones remarks should not rule him out for Lions• Alun Wyn Jones returns for Wales as Bastareaud captains FranceWarren Gatland believes Eddie Jones’s insulting remarks about Ireland and Wales should not hamper his chances of taking the Li…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/15/wales-six-nations-rugby-union-warren-gatland-dan-biggar

Russia’s Olympic membership restored by IOC after doping ban

Ban lifted after no further negative drugs test in PyeongchangHead of Russia’s Olympic Committee hails ‘important decision’Russia’s Olympic ban has been lifted by the International Olympic Committee after no more doping violations were found at Pyeongc…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/28/russia-says-ioc-reinstated-membership-after-doping-allegations

Australian Open women’s draw: Maria Sharapova draws Tatjana Maria in first round

Top seed Simona Halep draws Destanee AiavaJohanna Konta, seeded ninth, faces Madison BrengleMaria Sharapova will face Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open as she returns to the tournament at which she failed a drugs test in 2016.The …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/11/australian-open-womens-draw-maria-sharapova-tatjana-maria-first-round-tennis

Johanna Konta beats Madison Keys in Brisbane for first win since August

• Konta starts 2018 with 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 comeback victory over US Open finalist• Maria Sharapova opens new year with straight-sets win at Shenzhen OpenJohanna Konta began the new year with an impressive win over Madison Keys at the Brisbane International…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/01/johanna-konta-2018-victory-madison-keys-brisbane-tennis

Sevilla sack Eduardo Berizzo a week after returning from cancer surgery

• Berizzo sacked a week after successful surgery to treat prostate cancer• Sevilla set to face Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions LeagueManchester United’s Champions League opponents Sevilla have sacked their coach Eduardo Berizzo exactl…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/22/sevilla-eduardo-berizzo-manchester-united-champions-league

Champions League roundup: Bayern end PSG’s 100% record but come second

• Kylian Mbappé goal stifles German champions attempts to oust French club• Wins for Barcelona and Juventus, while Roma finish top of Group CBayern Munich ended Paris Saint-Germain’s 100% record in Group B but their 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena was…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/05/bayern-munich-psg-barcelona-roma-champions-league

Champions League roundup: Borussia Dortmund face early exit

• 2013 finalists miss chances and draw 1-1 at home against Apoel Nicosia• Important home wins for Sevilla and PortoBorussia Dortmund’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League were virtually extinguished when they could only draw 1…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/02/champions-league-round-up-borussia-dortmund-face-early-exit-aubameyang-apoel

Caroline Wozniacki battles through to WTA final against Venus Williams

• Dane beats Karolina Pliskova 7-6(9), 6-3 in their semi-final• Williams comes from a set down to defeat Caroline GarciaCaroline Wozniacki stood her ground in the face of some testing early pressure before pulling away from Karolina Pliskova to eke out…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/28/wta-finals-caroline-wozniacki-reaches-final-karolina-pliskova-singapore

Champions League round-up: Messi hits 100th European goal as 10-man Barça win

• Barcelona beat Olympiakos 3-1 despite Gerard Piqué’s first-half sending off• Basel shock CSKA Moscow with a superb 2-0 away victoryLionel Messi scored his 100th European goal as Barcelona maintained their 100 % winning start in Champions League Group…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/18/champions-league-lionel-messi-century-barcelona-basel-juventus