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Short ready to give away Sunderland for free

Owner Ellis Short is prepared to give Sunderland away for free if a buyer can be found to take on the Championship club's substantial debt.Short has said he is open to offers for the relegation-threatened club, but has failed to find a buyer.Reports

Serena Williams: Former world number one says she almost died giving birth

Former world number one Serena Williams said she almost died giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr in September.The American, 36, made her competitive return earlier in February when she teamed up with sister Venus for the United States

‘When I saw the Man City line-up, I did not give Wigan a chance’

Media playback is not supported on this device Wigan's win over Manchester City was an amazing game to witness and it has to go down as one of the greatest FA Cup shocks of all time.When the Latics

Johanna Konta beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Dubai Duty Free Championships

British number one Johanna Konta reached the last 16 of the Dubai Duty Free Championships with a straight-set win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Konta, the world number 12 and seventh seed, beat the Russian 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 to become the first British wo

‘Devil incarnate’ Barry Bennell sentenced to 30 years

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been jailed for 30 years at Liverpool Crown Court for 50 counts of child sexual abuse. Bennell, described as the "devil incarnate" by the judge, was convicted of abusing 12 boys aged eight to 15 between 1979 and 19

Kvitova returns to top 10 by winning Qatar Open

Petra Kvitova will return to the world's top 10 after recording her 13th consecutive victory by beating Garbine Muguruza to win the Qatar Open.The Czech 16th seed came from a set down in Doha to win 3-6 6-3 6-4 for her second title of 2018 after triu

Homework on the team bus – the 16-year-old who could face Spurs

FA Cup fifth round: Rochdale v Tottenham HotspurVenue: Spotland Date: Sunday, 18 February Kick-off: 16:00 GMTCoverage: Watch live on BBC One & the BBC Sport app from 15:35 GMT, live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sport and follow text updates on

Kvitova shocks Wozniacki in Doha semi-final

Petra Kvitova recovered from losing the first set to shock world number one Caroline Wozniacki and reach Sunday's Qatar Open final.The Czech won 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 to earn her 12th successive win and set up a final against Spain's Garbine Muguruza.It

Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to become oldest world number one

Media playback is not supported on this device Roger Federer says becoming the oldest world number one in tennis history - 14 years after he first topped the rankings - is a "dream come true".The 3

West Bromwich Albion investigate after four players involved in ‘incident’

West Brom are investigating after four senior players were involved in what the club describe as an "incident" on their training trip to Spain this week.The club say the players - who have not been named - will be "subject to the full rigours of our

Wozniacki complains about opponent’s ‘disturbing’ grunting

World number one Caroline Wozniacki has complained about Monica Niculescu's "disturbing" grunting after beating her in the third round at the Qatar Open.The Australian Open champion won 7-5 6-1 but accused the Romanian of making too much noise and sp

Bennell convicted of seven more offences after abusing boys ‘on industrial scale’

Former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of seven further sex offences, bringing the total number he has been convicted of to 43.Bennell, who worked with Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra's youth teams, has been convicted of abusin

Qatar Open: Johanna Konta beats Carla Suarez Navarro to make last 16

Great Britain's Johanna Konta reached the last 16 of the Qatar Open with a straightforward 6-2 6-2 victory over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in Doha.The British number one, who beat Bernarda Pera in the first round, lost her only service game of the

‘Not many teams dominate Juve’ – just how impressive was Spurs’ comeback?

Tottenham's comeback from 2-0 down to draw away to Juventus helped get the Champions League knockout stages off to an exciting start.Few teams leave Juventus' Allianz Stadium with a goal to their name, let alone a draw - and Spurs did it the hard way

ATP investigates Harrison racism claim at New York Open

American Ryan Harrison will be investigated after allegations of "racial prejudice" during a match against Donald Young, the Association of Tennis Professionals has confirmed.The chair umpire intervened during the pair's first-round meeting at the Ne

Hull midfielder Mason forced to retire at 26 after fracturing skull

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been forced to retire at the age of 26 as a result of the fractured skull he suffered against Chelsea in 2017.Mason, who won one cap for England in 2015, had to have surgery after a clash of heads with defender Gar

Argentina Open: Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund withdraws through illness

Great Britain's Kyle Edmund has pulled out of this week's Argentina Open because of a throat infection.The 23-year-old British number two was due to play in Buenos Aires in his first competition since reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open.T

Why Mourinho was wrong: Newcastle did not get lucky – Shearer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was totally wrong when he said Newcastle played for a draw and relied on luck to beat his side on Sunday.The only thing Mourinho was right about in his post-match interview was that the Magpies players worked i

Skupski brothers win first ATP World Tour title together

British brothers Ken and Neal Skupski won their first ATP World Tour team title by beating Ben Mclachlan and Hugo Nys in the Open Sud de France doubles.The Liverpool pair took 75 minutes to win 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 against Japan's Mclachlan and France's Nys

‘Unassuming off the pitch, but brilliant on it’ – football pays tribute to Miller

Media playback is not supported on this device Liam Miller was an "unassuming man off the pitch but a brilliant player on it," Celtic legend Pat Bonner said.The ex-Celtic, Manchester United and Rep

Fed Cup: Watson and Konta lead GB closer to World Group II play-offs

Johanna Konta and Heather Watson led Great Britain a step closer to the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs with victory over Estonia in a round-robin tie in Tallinn.Watson beat Katriin Saar 6-1 6-1 in their Pool B match.Konta survived a scare before se

Michael O’Neill signs contract to remain Northern Ireland manager

Michael O'Neill's four-year contract extension as Northern Ireland manager has been formally announced at a media conference in Belfast.The 48-year-old recently turned down the chance to succeed Gordon Strachan as Scotland boss.Instead O'Neill opted

English players may be ‘masters’ of diving – Wenger

English players may be the "masters" of diving, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.Tottenham's Dele Alli was booked for diving in Sunday's draw at Liverpool.Team-mate Harry Kane was accused of diving by Reds defender Virgil van Dijk in winning a pena

GB start Fed Cup campaign with 3-0 win

Great Britain made a winning start to their Fed Cup campaign with victory over Portugal in Tallinn, Estonia.Heather Watson and Johanna Konta won their respective singles matches, before a straight-set victory in the doubles ensured a 3-0 win.Britain

Guddoomiyaha X/S/K/Cagta oo u socdaalay xarunta FIFA

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