17-01-2019 World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 22-28 October

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

17-01-2019 'I observed all the rivals we played': Marcelo Bielsa's 'spygate' presentation – video

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted that he has spied on all of his sides opponents this season. One of Bielsa's staff was recently caught observing Derby County prior to their match in the Championship. 'So why did I send someone to watch them?' said Bielsa. 'I wasn't violating the norm.' The Argentinian also gave a lengthy PowerPoint presentation to a room packed with journalists outlining the extensive analysis he does on each opponent Continue reading...

17-01-2019 Jo Pavey, 45, targets record sixth Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020

British distance runner Jo Pavey is targeting a record-equalling sixth Olympic Games next year, when she will be 46.

17-01-2019 Why Hakeem al-Araibi's plight is a test of the Olympic movement itself | Nikki Dryden

The IOC cannot watch from the sidelines as an Australian athlete risks a return to tortureIn the 50 days since Hakeem al-Araibi has been held in a Bangkok jail, global events for Olympic sports have continued. The Hockey World Cup and the World Swimming Championships were held and the Handball World Championships, football’s Asian Cup and tennis grand slam the Australian Open have begun. The Winter X Games and Super Bowl will also be under way soon. Yet one of our fellow Australian athletes, Hakeem al-Araibi, a former international footballer, remains in jail, awaiting the worst fate of any asylum seeker or refugee: extradition back to the country that persecuted him, the country he fled in fear for his life. Continue reading...

17-01-2019 Solskjær's joy of six, Liverpool's grind, Declan Rice and spies – Football Weekly

Melissa Rudd, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Wilson discuss Manchester United’s win at Wembley, Mike Ashley’s money, Declan Rice’s future, Burnley’s 2-1 win without a shot on target and SpygateJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We look back at the weekend of football just gone, starting with Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Spurs at Wembley, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s sixth victory in his six games in charge. Continue reading...

17-01-2019 Pep Guardiola on Manchester City's 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves – video

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...

17-01-2019 Martin O’Neill wants Roy Keane to join him at Nottingham Forest

• Pair worked together with Republic of Ireland• O’Neill says he will go if club not promoted this season or nextMartin O’Neill has said he would like to bring in Roy Keane as his assistant at Nottingham Forest. The pair, both former Forest players, worked together with the Republic of Ireland.“I would dearly like him to join us,” O’Neill said. “Since this has happened very quickly he has a number of things to sort out himself. There’s a spot open for him and I hope it happens. It may not, as he has a few things to sort out himself both personally and professionally. Continue reading...

17-01-2019 Masters Snooker 2019: Mark Selby beats Stephen Maguire to progress in Masters

Watch the best shots from three-time Masters champion Mark Selby's 6-2 win over Stephen Maguire as he progresses to the quarter-finals.

17-01-2019 'Rugby's like a chessboard with 120kg pieces' - how virtual reality could transform training

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

17-01-2019 Juventus beat Milan to Supercoppa Italiana after Cristiano Ronaldo winner

• Juventus 1-0 Milan (Ronaldo 61)• Gonzalo Higuaín, linked with Chelsea, comes on for MilanCristiano Ronaldo’s goal secured the Supercoppa Italiana for Juventus after a 1-0 win over 10-man Milan. The Portugal international struck with a second-half header as Juventus, runners-up in the previous two seasons, got their hands on the trophy for the first time since 2015. It was also a first piece of silverware for Ronaldo since he swapped Real Madrid for Juventus last summer.Juve dominated the first half with Douglas Costa firing a shot across goal and narrowly wide before João Cancelo also missed the target. Continue reading...

17-01-2019 Reece Prescod: ‘I want to run sub-10 seconds for the 100m at every meet’

The fast-finishing sprinter has record-breaking ambitions for 2019 which all begin with work he has done to improve his start“I don’t wake up to be average,” says Reece Prescod, as he outlines his plans to go global in 2019. “And if I don’t aim for great things, then I won’t achieve anything.” And then it all tumbles out. His ambition to topple Linford Christie’s 25-year-old British 100m record. His intention to break 20 seconds in the 200m. And – for good measure – to finish off the year by taking gold at the world championships in Doha. Related: Calls for ‘warts and all’ examination into UK Athletics after chairman goes Continue reading...

17-01-2019 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...

17-01-2019 Dylan Hartley left out of England’s initial Six Nations squad with injury

• Hartley will miss England’s opener against Ireland next month• Cowan-Dickie, Singleton, Thorley, Robson and Earl in squadDylan Hartley has been omitted from England’s Six Nations squad due to injury and will miss their opening fixture against Ireland next month.Hartley has not played for Northampton since 21 December because of a knee problem and Eddie Jones has revealed he will not travel to England’s training camp in Portugal next week as a result. Continue reading...