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Euro 2020 qualifiers: Hendrick gives McCarthy a winning start to his return as Republic manager

David McGoldrick reacts to a missed chance on a frustrating evening for the Republic of Ireland Jeff Hendrick got the only goal as Mick McCarthy’s second spell as Republic of Ireland manager began with a laboured victory against Gibraltar in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier. Hendrick’s low 49th-minute shot was all the Republic had to show for their efforts at the Victoria Stadium as they struggled to convert their dominance into goals in a swirling gale. It was the Republic’s first competitive win in almost 18 months but it will…

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Golden Globe winning actress Katherine Helmond dies at 89

Image copyright Reuters Image caption She won two Golden Globes for her roles in sitcom Who’s the Boss? and the spoof series Soap Hollywood actress Katherine Helmond has died at the age of 89. Her talent agency confirmed that she passed away at her home in Los Angeles on 23 February due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She won two Golden Globes for her roles in sitcom Who’s the Boss? and the spoof series Soap. The seven-time Emmy Award nominee also starred in several other films and TV shows, including…

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Jason Kenny says winning, not breaking records, is his motivation

Jason Kenny won individual and team sprint gold at the Rio Olympics as well as the keirin title Cycling – World Track Championships Venue: Pruszkow, Poland Dates: 27 Feb-3 Mar Coverage: Wed 27 Feb: 17:00-20:45 – BBC Red Button, Sport website and app, connected TVThu 28 Feb: 17:30-20:30 – BBC Red Button, Sport website and app, connected TVFri 1 Mar: 17:30-21:15 – BBC Red Button, Sport website and app, connected TVSat 2 Mar: 13:15-15:00 – BBC One, 16:00-19:15 – BBC Red Button, Sport website and app, connected TVSun 3 Mar:…

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NHL roundup: Stars snap Blues’ winning streak

Jamie Benn recorded his second two-goal game of the season, and the Dallas Stars ended the visiting St. Louis Blues’ franchise-record, 11-game winning streak with a 5-2 decision Thursday. Feb 21, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) shoots against Buffalo Sabres center Casey Mittelstadt (37) and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (26) during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Blues had not dropped a game since a 4-3 loss at Los Angeles on Jan. 21. Radek Faksa and Tyler Seguin…

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Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea manager says winning is ‘only solution’

Maurizio Sarri joined Chelsea from Napoli in July Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said winning matches is the “only solution” as he faced questions about his future. The Blues were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United on Monday and have dropped to sixth in the league after three straight away defeats. After Thursday’s Europa League second leg against Malmo, they face Manchester City in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. “I have to think that I will be the manager of Chelsea for a long time, otherwise I cannot work,”…

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Heather Knight column: ‘We’d like to make history by winning in India’

India v England: Women’s international series ODIs: Mumbai (22, 25 & 28 February) T20Is: Guwahati (4, 7 & 9 March) Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app It was nice to have a few weeks at home and to get back training with the England squad before we headed off to India. Our last outing as a team was the ICC Women’s World T20 final in the West Indies, which has now had…

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Gordon Banks: World Cup winning goalkeeper dies aged 81

Watch: Banks makes wonder save to deny Pele at 1970 World Cup England’s 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81. Regarded as one of the game’s greatest in his position, Banks was named Fifa goalkeeper of the year six times and earned 73 caps for England. He is perhaps best known for his wonder save from Pele during the 1970 World Cup against Brazil. Born in Sheffield, he won the League Cup with Stoke and Leicester, before retiring in 1973. “It is with great sadness that we…

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss is used to winning with offside goals – Manuel Pellegrini

Klopp and Pellegrini have come up against each other six times during their careers Manuel Pellegrini has another offside goal against a Jurgen Klopp side to add to his list of gripes. Pellegrini’s West Ham drew 1-1 with Klopp’s Liverpool to deny the Reds the chance to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League. James Milner was in an offside position before setting up Sadio Mane’s opener – and Divock Origi should also have been flagged off when he missed a last-second chance to win the…

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Woman accused of buying winning lotto ticket with stolen credit card

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lottery tickets in Toronto, Canada A winning lotto ticket in Canada will likely not be paid out because it was bought with a stolen credit card. The woman who allegedly bought the ticket was arrested by police while on her way to the lottery offices. Police were following up on a report of a stolen wallet and discovered the victim’s credit cards had been used to buy lottery tickets. The suspect was identified with security footage from the Newfoundland store where the tickets were…

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Octavian: The rapper who went from homelessness to winning the BBC Music Sound of 2019

Image copyright Black Butter Records Image caption Octavian: “My music is weird, man.” “My mum, the last thing she told me before I left was, ‘You’re either going to be in prison or you’re going to be big.’” Octavian – who has just got a step closer to the big time after being named winner of BBC Music’s Sound of 2019 – is recalling the day, at the age of 14, that he was thrown out of his mother’s house. “She was bare angry at me, so it was weird…

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