Sports Personality of the Year 2018: Three Lions performed by The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner

Watch as The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner reunite to perform a special rendition of Three Lions at Sports Personality of the Year at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.

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Jose Mourinho: 'Hard to see him at Man Utd next season'

Jose Mourinho's job might not be in imminent danger but it's hard to see him at Manchester United past this season, says Phil McNulty.

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Spurs, saves, Street Fighter and Atlanta United – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Lars Sivertsen to discuss Spurs and Liverpool squeaking through in the Champions League, easy but great saves, Italian strife, Atlanta United and Street FighterJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the last few days of football, starting with Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Camp Nou, which in combination with Inter’s draw with PSV was enough to see Mauricio Pochettino’s side qualify for the round of 16. Continue reading...

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Southampton 3-2 Arsenal: Ralph Hasenhuttl pleased with 'special' Southampton win

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says ending Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run on his home debut is a "fantastic moment".

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Charlie Austin rises highest as Saints sink Arsenal in five-goal thriller

There is hope at St Mary’s. Southampton’s home has been a despondent place since the last time they won three points here, back in April, but at the final whistle of this pulsating victory over Arsenal they could be happy again. More tangibly this was their first Premier League win since 1 September and hauls them out of the relegation zone with the new manager Ralph Hasenhüttl’s influence clearly evident in a vibrant display capped by Charlie Austin’s winner five minutes from time. Related: Free beers for fans … three cheers for Southampton, says Hasenhüttl Continue reading...

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Lisa Ashton goes to the oche and the nuns go wild at the PDC World Darts

Ashton took the opening leg in style but her first visit to Alexandra Palace ended in defeatBy 6pm the fairground outside Ally Pally is just beginning to wind down, the ferris wheel has stopped going, the merry-go-round is slowing and there is a sign outside the grotto promising that Santa will be back again tomorrow. So, at that time of night, it’s little kids this way and big kids that, up the hill and on beyond the fair to the Great Hall for the opening night of the PDC World Championship. For a lot of people the trip is a winter tradition now, a little less solemn than the carol service at St Paul’s, a little less sobering than swimming in the Serpentine on Christmas morning.The Championship has junked one of its own old rituals. The walk-on girls are gone. The PDC chairman, Barry Hearn, says he was forced into it by the TV companies. “It’s out of my control,” he said. “We’re living in changing times – the PC brigade, the liberal brigade are out in strength.” Continue reading...

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Smart footballs, winter layers and Ashes reminders: best sporting gifts of 2018

From Rugby World Cup T-shirts to stylish caps, feast on our wide-ranging Christmas present ideas for this monthThe Women’s World Cup takes place in France in the summer and there is the chance to bag a bargain to show support for England with a range of gear from prodirectsoccer.com – all currently reduced. Scotland fans can also grab a free flag when ordering a home shirt from JD Sports. Away from the main stage the delightfully esoteric range from top retro manufacturer copafootball.com this year includes a selection of unique socks celebrating classic moments including Rafael van der Vaart’s backheeled goal against Feyenoord, Zinedine Zidane’s head‑butt and René Higuita’s scorpion kick. Set them off with a classic old‑school beanie: England 1982, Peter Schmeichel and Socrates among them (18). Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup next year and the tournament already has some really nice, stylised Japanese and English language T-shirts for every competing nation for just £25. Cricket fans, meanwhile, can remind the Aussies of happier times before the sandpaper saga: their Ashes nightmare with Punk Cricket’s lovely Pomicide T-shirt, celebrating the 60 all-out demolition at Trent Bridge in 2015. Continue reading...

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Tottenham’s Eric Dier ruled out until 2019 after surgery to remove appendix

• Midfielder did not play against Burnley after abdominal pain• Spurs thank NHS after Dier’s treatment for appendicitisEric Dier has had surgery to remove his appendix and has been ruled out of action until the new year.The Tottenham midfielder came off the bench against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday but missed Saturday’s win over Burnley after contacting the club with acute abdominal pain, later diagnosed as appendicitis. Continue reading...

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Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the Premier League, the Olympia Horse Show and Australia v India in day four of the second test.

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Blog: ‘Why my fiancee and I are creating a new joint surname when we marry’

In his second weekly blog, Alexi Duggins explains how he’s making sure his upcoming marriage will be a genuine, equal partnershipIn two months’ time, I get married. It’s a big occasion for many reasons: I’ll be making a lifelong commitment to the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met, it’s the most expensive thing I’ve ever done, and it will also be the first time that my family have seen me cry in public since an ill-advised midnight screening of Ghostbusters II. Continue reading...

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Liverpool 3-1 Man Utd: Shaqiri goals put Klopp's men top

Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scores two late goals as Liverpool beat Manchester United to return to the top of the Premier League.

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Rangers top the Premiership after Hibernian stun champions Celtic

Rangers returned to the top of the Scottish Premiership on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 win over Hamilton at Ibrox. Celtic’s surprise defeat by Hibernian at Easter Road earlier in the day had left Kilmarnock in top spot but Steven Gerrard’s side took advantage to move a point clear of their Old Firm rivals.Gerrard has seen his side now score just one goal from open play in the last six games but it was enough on this occasion for an important three points after Daniel Candeias netted in the third minute. Continue reading...

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Edinburgh have firm grip on Pool Five after victory at Newcastle

• Newcastle 8-21 Edinburgh• Edinburgh complete double over FalconsMuch has rightly been made of Newcastle’s rise under Dean Richards but this match underlined the excellent work being done by another former Leicester legend as Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh claimed a famous and deserved victory.Both men enjoyed glittering careers during their spells at Welford Road and both ended up being sacked. While Richards went on to Harlequins and pitched up at Newcastle in 2012 after a three-year ban from rugby for his part in the Bloodgate scandal, Cockerill has similarly been forced to reinvent himself elsewhere. Continue reading...

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Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas beats Lewis Hamilton and Harry Kane to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018.

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World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

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Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Canelo and conspiracies

Who was big? Who doubted? Who scored Liverpool’s penalties?What offer did basketball player Stephen Curry receive this week?President Trump offered him the job of coaching USA’s Olympics basketball teamMarvel offered him a role as a baddie in their next superhero moviePhil Mickelson offered him a winner-takes-all round of mini-golfNasa offered him a tour of the lunar lab at their space centre in HoustonMichael “Rocky” Fielding fights Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez in New York this weekend. Why was Rocky given his nickname?He starred in Creed 2 as young Rocky’s body double He was born in Ballyrock He has never watched any Rocky films and vows he never willHe weighed 10lb when he was born On a similar theme, what does “canelo” mean?ChampChopperCinnamonChilledAll four English clubs in the Champions League have qualified for the knockout stages. Which of them did so with a negative goal difference in their group?Manchester United LiverpoolTottenham HotspurManchester CityVinicius Junior was just 18 years and 152 days old when he made his Champions League debut for Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Which player was even younger when he started for Real against Ajax in the competition in September 1995?Iker CasillasRaúlGutiLuis Enrique Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Who scored two penalties for Liverpool the last time they beat United in the league? Luis SuárezDanny MurphySteven GerrardFernando TorresTeam Sky, whose future is in doubt, have won six of the last seven editions of the Tour de France. Which cyclist won the other one?Vincenzo NibaliNairo Quintana Rigoberto Urán Romain Bardet The new Formula E season begins in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Which innovation has been introduced for this season?Attack mode, which gives drivers a temporary speed boost like in Mario KartTag-team mode, which gives teams a chance to sub in a Formula 1 driver for one race of the season Water mode, which permits teams to soak the track in one race of their choice Petrol mode, which permits teams to use non-electric cars for one race of their choiceEngland played Belgium twice in the football World Cup earlier this year (and lost twice). The two countries are meeting in the semi-finals of which tournament this weekend?Men's Hockey World CupChess World CupCurling World CupWomen's Volleyball World CupIn which city are Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lisa Ashton competing at the minute?RiyadhLondonNew York CityMelbourne1 and above.Oh dear. That's a bad score2 and above.Oh dear. That's a bad score3 and above.Oh dear4 and above.Not bad but not great5 and above.Not bad but not great6 and above.Nice work. Enjoy your weekend7 and above.Superb scoring. Enjoy your weekend9 and above.Superb scoring. Enjoy your weekend8 and above.Superb scoring. Enjoy your weekend0 and above.Poor show10 and above.You are a genius. Enjoy your weekend Continue reading...

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