Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea: Emery says win was important for Gunners fans

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says the club's fans can be "optimistic about the future" after his side earned an important 2-0 win against fourth-place Chelsea.

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Jamaica's racetrack warriors of Caymanas Park – in pictures

While spending time in Jamaica in the 1980s and 1990s, reportage photographer Wayne Tippetts developed a fascination with the Caymanas Park horse racing track in Portmore, the last remaining track on the island. In recent years he has revisited the track gaining behind-the-scenes access and we take a look at selection of these images Continue reading...

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Trevor Bayliss hopes for England Ashes and World Cup double before he quits

• Head coach confident team are prepared well to win both• On West Indies series: ‘It’s not easy playing away from home’Trevor Bayliss is confident he has readied England’s cricketers for the pressures of their World Cup and Ashes year, as the head coach enters the final stretch of his tenure in the relative calm of the Caribbean.The three-match Test series against West Indies that gets under way at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday sees Joe Root’s side begin favourites, a status expected to be bestowed on them come the summer’s dual campaigns at home. Continue reading...

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The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage

With the best of our sports journalism from the past seven days and a heads-up on the weekend’s action, you won’t miss a thingLet our team of editors be your guide to the best of the Guardian’s award-winning sport coverage from the past week. We’ll email you the stand-out features and interviews, insightful analysis and highlights from the archive, plus films, podcasts, galleries and more – all arriving in your inbox at 12pm every Friday. And we’ll tee you up for the weekend and let you know our live coverage plans so you won’t miss a thing. Continue reading...

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David Squires on ... the Socceroos' progress at the Asian Cup

Our cartoonist reflects on Australia’s late win over Syria – and the tournament’s outrageously large accreditation lanyardsTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...

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Wimbledon chairman criticises 'nonsense' tournament scheduling

Philip Brook is worried by scheduling that will see two important tournaments clashPhilip Brook, who retires in December after nearly 10 years as Wimbledon chairman, has made a rare foray into tennis politics, describing as, “nonsense” scheduling that will pit the Davis Cup against the new ATP world team competition.The competitions have already divided loyalties, with most of the leading players abandoning the 119-year-old Davis Cup – relaunched by the ITF in a fortnight-long team format in November in Madrid - in favour of more money, as well as ranking points, in the ATP’s World Team Cup, which will be held in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney ahead of the 2020 Australian Open. Continue reading...

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Manny Pacquiao beats Adrien Broner to retain WBA world title on points

Manny Pacquiao retains his WBA world welterweight title with a unanimous points win over Adrian Broner in Las Vegas.

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Dakar Rally 2019: Sand, sea, helicopters and canines – in pictures

After 10 stages and more than 5,000 kilometres of brutal racing on a giant loop rally-route entirely in Peru, 70% of which was across desert, we bring you some of our favourite images from this year’s Dakar RallyClick here to check out images of the rally from yesteryear Continue reading...

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Lleyton Hewitt says Bernard Tomic 'won't play Davis Cup again' – video

Lleyton Hewitt has responded to Bernard Tomic's astonishing broadside, accusing Tomic of threatening him and his family for more than 12 months and saying Tomic will never play Davis Cup tennis while he is involvedLleyton Hewitt accuses Bernard Tomic of threatening him and his family Continue reading...

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'I belong at the top': José Mourinho plots return after United sacking – video

A bullish José Mourinho insisted he will return to club management at the elite level despite his underwhelming spell at Manchester United. In his first major interview since leaving the club in December, he also claimed last season’s second-place finish was one of his ‘best achievements in football’. At 55, he said he was too young to retire from club managementJosé Mourinho says Manchester United not ready for modern football Continue reading...

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Manny Pacquiao overwhelms Adrien Broner in play for Mayweather rematch

Pacquiao beats Broner by unanimous decision – as it happenedFilipino politician dominates in first outing since 40th birthdayPacquiao defends his WBA regular welterweight championshipManny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he’s still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40.Whether Pacquiao’s dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answered another night. Continue reading...

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Football League: Sheffield United crash at Swansea as Porstmouth lose again

Lambert generosity goes unrewarded, Abraham on the markLuton crush Peterborough, debut double for SmithSheffield United blew the chance to put pressure on the clubs in automatic promotion positions when crashing to a 1-0 defeat at Swansea. After second-placed Norwich beat Birmingham 3-1 on Friday and leaders Leeds suffered a shock 2-1 loss at Stoke, Blades were blunt and were carved open by the smooth move that set up Oli McBurnie’s 65th minute winner. Derby clung to their sixth-placed play-off position with a 2-1 defeat of strugglers Reading. Duane Holmes scored his first senior goal before Harry Wilson’s deflected effort went in on the stroke of half-time. Sone Aluko got one back but Derby, tired after their midweek FA Cup win over Southampton, saw out the win. Continue reading...

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'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.

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Netball International Quad Series: England beaten by South Africa in London

Commonwealth Games champions England lose 48-45 to South Africa in their second Quad Series match at London's Copper Box Arena.

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Saracens into Champions Cup last eight as top seeds after beating Glasgow

• Pool 3: Saracens 38-19 Glasgow• Form of Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola gives England a liftOn the day Saracens announced the latest blow for England with the loss of Owen Farrell, they duly gave English rugby the sort of fillip only they are qualified to administer. A bonus-point win at home to Glasgow means Saracens qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup as unbeaten top seeds. And the form of their remaining England players is cause for celebration, never more so when three of them, forwards all, combined sweetly with an Aussie to score the bonus-point fourth, Maro Itoje galloping clear to claim the try and the man-of-the-match award.“It’s been a really good squad effort,” said their director of rugby, Mark McCall. “We’ve won games, including all three away, without some big names. To get 28 points [out of 30] in a competition like this is a big achievement.” Continue reading...

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