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19-01-2019 The unapologetic feminism that turned Andy Murray into a global icon | Jacob Steinberg

Murray’s views on equality and the women’s game have had huge impact, exemplified by his decision to hire a female coach in Amélie Mauresmo in 2014Once the empty feeling subsides and the lump at the back of his throat stops threatening to leap from his mouth, perhaps it will console Andy Murray to consider how much he means to people from all walks of life. Even at this early stage of the healing process, with the emotions swirling and his heart shattered as he contemplates how brutally his body has given up on him in the past two years, it might raise his spirits to know he is showered with affection not only for his achievements on a tennis court but also for what he represents on a human level. Related: 'He’s an idol': Dunblane reacts to Andy Murray's impending retirement Continue reading...

19-01-2019 'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

19-01-2019 Roger Federer: Son Lenny steals the show after win at Australian Open

Roger Federer's son Lenny steals the show on court after the 20-time Grand Slam champion beats Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open.

19-01-2019 Paul Pogba: Man Utd is home for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United can achieve a top-four finish this season, and also discusses interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

19-01-2019 Andy Murray pulls out of Marseille tournament as he weighs up hip surgery

Murray’s team deny he has already decided to have operationMarseille statement said Scot would ‘undergo further surgery’Fevered speculation about Andy Murray’s retirement plans refuses to die down just days after his early exit from the Australian Open, and his team on Friday were forced to deny that he has already committed to having surgery on his hip.The former world No1 probably will have an operation to resurface the hip bone, using a metal implant, but organisers of the Marseille tournament from which he has withdrawn made the false assumption in an announcement that he had already decided to do so. Continue reading...

19-01-2019 Structural flaws in Australia’s World Cup defence exposed in series loss

This team just can’t score enough runs and the bowling attack has looked piecemeal in the one-day series against India“I honestly believe we should take confidence out of this series. India are a gun side and we got very close to them. We could have won tonight.” Related: MS Dhoni guides India home to complete ODI series win in Australia Continue reading...

19-01-2019 England's Eddie Jones: 'I don't expect, I prepare them to beat Ireland' – video

Eddie Jones has spoken before England’s Six Nations campaign, which begins in Dublin against Ireland. Dylan Hartley will miss the opener at the Aviva Stadium through injury, as well as Chris RobshawHartley left out of England’s initial Six Nations squad Continue reading...

19-01-2019 West Ham tested by second bid for unhappy Marko Arnautovic

• Guangzhou Evergrande bid £35.2m for player, who aims to leave• Manuel Pellegrini drops striker for Bournemouth tripWest Ham’s resolve to keep Marko Arnautovic has been tested by a €40m (£35.2m) offer from Guangzhou Evergrande.The Premier League club are furious with Arnautovic over behaviour that has led to the striker being dropped for the game at Bournemouth and apologising to his teammates, but are likely to hold out for a third bid from the Chinese Super League side, who had previously offered €35m. Continue reading...

19-01-2019 Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp wary of Crystal Palace after City shock

• ‘In counterattacks, at set pieces, it is clear they are good’• Klopp dismisses speculation of Anfield return for CoutinhoJürgen Klopp has said Liverpool must heed the warning of Crystal Palace’s recent victory at Manchester City to avoid a similar shock against Roy Hodgson’s side.Liverpool are unbeaten in 31 Premier League home matches since Palace recorded a third consecutive away win at Anfield in April 2017. The league leaders can re-establish a seven-point lead over City at the top, at least until Sunday, by extending that sequence to the second longest in the club’s history on Saturday. Continue reading...