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Europa League draw: Arsenal face Rennes and Chelsea play Dynamo Kiev

Arsenal boss Emery (right) won the Europa League with Sevilla in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Arsenal will play French side Rennes and Chelsea face Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League. The Premier League sides have both been drawn to play at home in their first leg, which will take place on 7 March. The return ties will be held on 14 March. Chelsea won the competition in 2013, while Arsenal boss Unai Emery led former club Sevilla to victory in the Europa League in the…

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Man Utd: Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial could face Liverpool

Lingard suffered a hamstring injury in the defeat by PSG Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial will be fit for Sunday’s game against Liverpool. Lingard, 26, injured his hamstring in the Champions League defeat by Paris St-Germain 10 days ago and was expected to be out for up to three weeks. France forward Martial, 23, could also return from the groin injury he picked up in the first half against PSG. “Jesse is looking OK. I hope with Anthony,” said Solskjaer. “Anthony’s was…

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University of Cambridge reveals ‘changing face of UK’ in aerial photos

Image copyright University of Cambridge Image caption The archive includes this aerial image of Dorchester-on-Thames in Oxfordshire on 26 July 1948 A collection of aerial photographs described as the “historical Google Earth” has been made available online by the University of Cambridge. RAF pilots were asked to capture the bomb-scarred post-war period to the emergence of motorways and new cities. The collection dates back to 1945, with more recent images captured in 2009 for a university project. Prof Martin Millett said the images “let you travel back in time to…

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Six Nations 2019: Anscombe edges out Biggar to face England

Gareth Anscombe has started for Wales in 12 of his 23 appearances and come off the bench on 11 occasions Six Nations: Wales v England Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, S4C, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. Gareth Anscombe has edged out Dan Biggar to be Wales fly-half against England in their crunch Six Nations encounter in Cardiff on Saturday. Wales coach Warren…

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Tottenham: Harry Kane could face Burnley after ankle injury

Kane has 14 Premier League goals this season – three behind Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero Tottenham striker Harry Kane is likely to face Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday after returning to training ahead of schedule. The England captain, 25, injured an ankle in the defeat by Manchester United on 13 January. It was initially thought he would not be fit to train until early March. In Kane’s absence, Spurs have won all four league games and beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Champions…

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AI fake face website launched

Image copyright thispersondoesnotexist.com Image caption A selection of faces from the website A software developer has created a website that generates fake faces, using artificial intelligence (AI). Thispersondoesnotexist.com generates a new lifelike image each time the page is refreshed, using technology developed by chipmaker Nvidia. Some visitors to the website say they have been amazed by the convincing nature of some of the fakes, although others are more clearly artificial. And many of them have gone on to post some of the fake faces on social media. Nvidia developed a…

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FA Cup quarter-final draw: Man Utd face Wolves in last eight

FA Cup: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United highlights Manchester United’s reward for beating holders Chelsea in Monday’s final fifth-round tie is an FA Cup quarter-final trip to Wolves. Premier League champions Manchester City are at Championship side Swansea City, with another second-tier side Millwall at home to Brighton. Watford host Crystal Palace in the other last-eight tie. The quarter-final games will be played from 15-18 March, with winning clubs receiving £720,000 in prize money. United saw off Chelsea with a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. FA Cup quarter-final draw in full…

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Women’s FA Cup quarter-final draw: Chelsea play Durham, Man City face Liverpool

Bethany England scored twice in Chelsea’s fifth-round win over Arsenal on Sunday Holders Chelsea will travel to Championship side Durham in the quarter-finals of the Women’s FA Cup. Durham produced the shock of the fifth round by beating Bristol City on Sunday – and their reward is a match against the two-time winners. Women’s Super League leaders Manchester City will play Liverpool, Championship side Manchester United travel to Reading, and Aston Villa – also of the second tier – host West Ham. The ties will be played on 17 March.…

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Singapore says soccer star could face jail after missing enlistment

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s first soccer player signed to the English Premier League has missed his compulsory military service and now faces charges that carry up to three years in jail, the city-state’s defense ministry said on Monday. Singapore’s refusal to allow Ben Davis, 18, to defer his national service sparked a debate last year over whether the country’s rigid conscription law is stifling its youth from pursuing their dreams. Davis signed a two-year contract with London club Fulham to become the first player from the Southeast Asian nation to…

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Shamima Begum: IS runaway teen ‘could face prosecution in UK’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Begum was 15 when she left the UK in 2015 A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has been told she could face prosecution if she returns home. Speaking from a Syrian refugee camp, Shamima Begum, now 19, told the Times newspaper she had no regrets but wanted to come back to the UK as she was nine months pregnant. In Syria, she married an IS fighter and had two children, who have both…

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