Masters 2019: Barry Hawkins proves too strong for Shaun Murphy at Masters - best shots

16-01-2019 Barry Hawkins beats former world champion Shaun Murphy 6-2 to reach the quarter-final of the Masters.

Hillsborough trial: Fans 'failed by match chief'

16-01-2019 David Duckenfield's failures contributed to the deaths of "wholly innocent" Liverpool fans, jurors hear.

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

16-01-2019 This week's sport on the BBC includes the Premier League, Australian Open and Masters snooker, plus much more.

FA Cup third round: Stoke 2-3 Shrewsbury

16-01-2019 Watch highlights as League One Shrewsbury come from two goals down to beat Championship Stoke and reach the FA Cup fourth round.

Pep Guardiola on Manchester City's 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves – video

16-01-2019 Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City beat 10-man Wolves 3-0 on Monday to cut Liverpool's advantage at the top of the Premier League to four points. Pep Guardiola said his team could not afford to worry about what Liverpool did in their games, but could only control their own performances. Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not pay £100m for Wolves’ Rúben Neves Continue reading...

'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

16-01-2019 Painstaking research, virtual reality and holding the tackle bags in training... an insight into how a top rugby analyst operates.

Has a goalkeeper ever been substituted for playing badly? | The Knowledge

16-01-2019 Plus: a job lot of early substitutions, and more towns that can fit their whole populations (and more) into their football grounds. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Has a goalkeeper ever been substituted for not playing well enough?” wonders Mitch Mitchell.Well, here’s a quick answer Mitch: yes, loads. “I’m sure scores of Leeds fans immediately thought of Paul Rachubka who was substituted at half-time in the 5-0 loss to Blackpool in 2011,” begins Jamie O’Hare, one of several to suggest this one. “Rachubka was not a great success at Leeds, he’d been signed that summer following his release from Blackpool. He didn’t play again for Leeds.” Continue reading...

FA Cup third round: Stoke City 2-3 Shrewsbury

16-01-2019 League One Shrewsbury come from two goals down to beat Championship Stoke and reach the FA Cup fourth round.

Sri Lanka v England: Pick your England team for first Test

16-01-2019 Who do you think should be in the England side for the first Test against Sri Lanka? Choose your XI and share it with your friends.

Mick Schumacher: Ferrari driver academy spot for son of seven-time champion Michael

16-01-2019 Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, has joined the Ferrari driver academy, sources close to the team say.

'Thank you Andy Murray': Australian Open players pay touching tribute – video

16-01-2019 Andy Murray was shown an emotional tribute video featuring a host of tennis stars following his Australian Open exit.Murray, who plans to retire this year due to chronic hip pain, said he would be content if his five-set defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut was his final match.After the match a video was shown in the stadium with tributes from players including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova.The unapologetic feminism that turned Andy Murray into a global icon Continue reading...

Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe's top five leagues

16-01-2019 All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading...

Sports quiz of the week: excellence, excuses, exits and exemptions

16-01-2019 Who was schooled? Who is going global? Who stayed at home?Who has launched an athletics team and hopes to enter the Olympics for the first time?San Marino Vatican CityGibraltarSomalilandWho is the only manager still working in English football who has won the FA Cup?Pep GuardiolaRafa BenítezRoberto MartínezTony PulisArsenal and Manchester United will meet in the fourth round of the FA Cup. What was unusual about the last time they met in the final of the competition?United scored twice in the last five minutes but still lostIt was the first FA Cup final decided by a penalty shootoutIt was the first final with a red cardIt was the first final at the new WembleyPádraig Harrington will captain Europe at the Ryder Cup next year, becoming the second Irishman to take the job after Paul McGinley. What do the two men have in common?Neither won the Ryder Cup as a playerThey were born on the same dayThey both won three majorsThey went to the same school in DublinThe Australian Open begins on Monday. In which of these years was the tournament not played?1969198619972000Why was Venus Williams given a point penalty at the Australian Open 20 years ago?She shouted the words “stupid person” at herself after a bad shotSome of her hair beads came loose and scattered on to the courtShe changed her shirt, which she had put on back to frontShe stood in front of a line judge and stared at her for 20 secondsMo Salah was crowned African player of the year this week. Who else won the award while playing for Liverpool?Sadio Mané El Hadji Diouf Kolo Touré Rigobert Song Why did Finland forward Riku Riski refuse to play in a football match against Sweden this week?He was born in Sweden and said facing them would be “ultimately self-defeating” He was at the Golden Globes, where he was nominated for best original song His brother plays for Sweden and he promised his mother they would never face each otherThe game was held in Qatar and he declined to travel due to “the ethical reasons”Who reacted to a cup exit by saying: “The wind didn’t help. Players struggled to control the ball”?Marcelo Bielsa Claude Puel Jürgen KloppClaudio Ranieri Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday as they lost to Guingamp in Paris. When had PSG last lost a game in one of France's two cup competitions?Last SundayLast JanuaryTwo years agoFive years ago1 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score2 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score3 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score4 and above.Oh dear. A fine effort but not a great score5 and above.Nicely done. Enjoy your weekend6 and above.Nicely done. Enjoy your weekend7 and above.You've smashed it. Enjoy your weekend8 and above.You've smashed it. Enjoy your weekend9 and above.You hero. Enjoy your weekend10 and above.You hero. Enjoy your weekend0 and above.Oh dear. Continue reading...

Wimbledon without surgery is ‘option B’ but Murray has a plan to ponder | Kevin Mitchell

16-01-2019 Andy Murray has two choices: to rest and sign off at Wimbledon in five months or, his preferred option, to have an operationThere was a moment of tranquillity after the tumult for Andy Murray as speculation swirled around Melbourne Park about where he would go from here, in what capacity and what state of mind.Gone midnight, a few hours after losing as bravely as he ever has done – in five sets to Robert Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open – Murray crept on to the unattended Rod Laver Arena, where he had lost five finals, and took out the camera on his phone. He swung it around, to no obvious end, and brought it back to settle on his sad features. He has rarely looked so sad. He lifted his right hand and, silently, waved goodbye. Continue reading...

Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

16-01-2019 After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

FA Cup: Luton Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday highlights

16-01-2019 Watch highlights as Atdhe Nuhiu scores Sheffield Wednesday's first goal in their last four FA Cup games to beat Luton Town and book a place in the fourth round.

FA Cup: Darragh Lenihan levels for Blackburn with 'thumping' header against Newcastle United

16-01-2019 Darragh Lenihan scores on the stroke of half-time as Blackburn come from two goals down to level with Newcastle United in their FA Cup third-round replay at Ewood Park.

Thierry Henry won't like Patrick Vieira for a 'little bit' during Monaco v Nice – video

16-01-2019 Monaco head coach Thierry Henry has joked that he and former teammate Patrick Vieira 'won't like each other for a little bit' when the Ligue-1 strugglers play Nice on 16 January.Henry played alongside Vieira, who now manages eighth-place Nice, for Arsenal from 1999 to 2005, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups along the way. The pair also lifted the World Cup together with France in 1998.'We played with each other, battled with each other, in the national team and with Arsenal. But, it's going to be Monaco versus Nice. That's the most important thing,' Henry told the media ahead of the match at the Stade Louis II Cesc Fàbregas leaves Chelsea to reunite with Thierry Henry at Monaco Continue reading...