Barry Glendenning

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Tour de France 2018: Peter Sagan powers to stage five win – as it happened

Peter Sagan secured his second win (and fourth podium finish) in five stages as the peloton’s heavyweights fought out an exciting finishRead Jeremy Whittle’s report from Quimper 4.52pm BST Jeremy Whittle is at the Tour for the Guardian and these are h…

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Tour de France 2018: Fernando Gaviria wins stage four in sprint – as it happened

A four-man breakaway led from the gun to the flamme rouge, but ultimately it was Fernando Gaviria who prevailed in a bunch sprintRead Jeremy Whittle’s stage report from Sarzeau 5.35pm BST Jeremy Whittle was in Sarzeau to see Team Quick Step’s Colombia…

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Tour de France 2018: BMC win team time trial, Froome reduces deficit – stage three as it happened

Froome makes up for lost time as Sky miss out on third stageTour de France diary: night boats and Froome’s gloom 5.20pm BST Chris Froome made up a chunk of time lost in Saturday’s crash, while BMC’s Greg van Avermaet took the yellow jersey in today’s t…

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Two sides to the crying game on display at the Champions League final | Barry Glendenning

Paul Scholes was mystified at Karius, Carvajal and Salah’s tears but the former Manchester United midfielder’s past suggests a sympathetic soul lurks beneath the gruff exteriorA week on from a Champions League final that proved remarkable on many diffe…

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Giro d’Italia: Froome wins stunning stage 19 to take pink jersey – as it happened

On one of the most extraordinary days in Giro d’Italia history, Chris Froome produced a performance that ripped the breath away and put him in the maglia rosa with just two stages remainingFroome’s solo salvo lands pink jersey on extraordinary stageSig…

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Premier League 2017-18 review: manager of the season

Sean Dyche, David Wagner and Roy Hodgson have worked commendably, but it’s hard to look beyond the title winnerWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2017-18 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is just …

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Brighton 1-0 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened

Pascal Gross’s header squeezed over the line to secure Brighton’s Premier League survival with a deserved win against a dreadful United side 10.26pm BST More from Jose: Having told Geoff Shreeves that he thinks some of his players don’t care whether Ma…

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Stoke and Southampton still have reasons for hope as relegation looms | Barry Glendenning

There is precedent for survival when all appears lost with Sunderland’s relegation escape under Gus Poyet in 2014 a beacon for fans of the Premier League clubs facing the dropLike the hapless Brian Stimpson, so splendidly portrayed by John Cleese in th…

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Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid: Champions League semi-final first leg – as it happened

In a game low on quality and inexplicably high on slapstick, Real Madrid emerged victorious … to nobody’s great surpriseRead Sid Lowe’s match report from the Allianz Arena 10.10pm BST Sid Lowe was our man typing his fingers to the bone in the Allianz…

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Mick McCarthy has been forced out by ungrateful Ipswich fans

Manager leaves the club in far better shape than when he arrived but that is not enough for someAfter announcing two weeks ago that he would be leaving his post at the end of the season, Mick McCarthy could be forgiven for thinking Ipswich fans might f…

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The cockle-warming sight of home manager Neil Warnock

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!While flamboyant, bespectacled piano-thumping crooner Reginald Kenneth Dwight has long espoused that Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting), recent events at Leckwith Road suggested that Friday night …

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Manchester United 2-0 Swansea, West Ham 3-0 Southampton and more – as it happened

West Ham thrashed Southampton in the mother of all six-pointers, while there were wins for Manchester United, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leicester and BurnleyView the Premier League table 5.30pm BST Premier League: Louise Taylor was at St James’s Park to se…

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Liverpool 0-0 Porto (agg: 5-0): Champions League – as it happened

The deadlock remained unbroken on an uneventful night at Anfield, but Liverpool advanced on the back of their easy first leg win Read Andy Hunter’s match report from Anfield 10.03pm GMT Related: Porto’s Iker Casillas rolls back the years to deny Liver…

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Spurs 2-0 Huddersfield, Watford 1-0 West Brom and more: clockwatch – as it happened

Spurs strengthened their top four position, as Swansea thrashed West Ham and West Brom slumped to another defeat 5.32pm GMT That’s all for today: We’re going to wrap up this report for today, but you can follow Liverpool’s match against Newcastle with…

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Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: Champions League – as it happened

Real Madrid came from behind to take a two-goal lead to Paris in a helter-skelter match that was strangely low in quality Read Sid Lowe’s match report from the Bernabeu 10.02pm GMT Sid Lowe was the Guardian’s man typing his fingers to stumps at the Ber…

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Skeleton: how to hurtle down an ice-track on a ‘tea tray’ – Winter Olympics video

Skeleton is a winter sport in which competitors hurl themselves head-first down an ice track on a sled resembling a tea tray and back in the news again thanks to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Before the 2014 Games, Barry Glendenning visited the U…

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