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Manchester United 1-0 FC Rostov (Agg: 2-1)

Juan Mata scored with his first shot of the game Manchester United edged a nervy encounter with Russian minnows FC Rostov at Old Trafford to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Juan Mata got the decisive goal for United when he stabbed in from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s flick, but Rostov threatened to take the game to extra ... Read More »

A week in Breitbart Sports: anger, annoyance, and an ESPN obsession

The late founder of Bretibart News, Andrew Breitbart, is seen on a T-shirt at CPAC. Like countless other sites on the cluttered web, Breitbart’s sports page just yells to its choir. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Sport can unite people from all walks of life. It can bring together all races, colors, creeds and orientations; it can bridge the gap between ... Read More »

BC shouldn’t be this bad in big-time sports, and other picked-up pieces

Conte Forum was mostly empty for this men’s basketball game against Virginia Tech.–WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE 2016 Picked-up pieces from Houston, Fort Myers, and everywhere in between . . . Boston College is looking for an athletic director in the wake of the failed five-year regime of Brad Bates, who was never a good fit for the job. ... Read More »

LISTEN: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla and more discussed on La Liga Weekly podcast

Jon Driscoll and Terry Gibson return from La Liga’s winter break to discuss Neymar’s poor form in front of goal, plus Real Madrid’s hot streak – and you can listen here. The Sky Sports duo look back at a busy weekend of Spanish action, as table-topping Real Madrid extended their lead over Barcelona, who dropped to third following a 1-1 ... Read More »

Barcelona could be nearing end of the Luis Enrique era says Guillem Balague in his latest column

Guillem Balague says Barcelona could be nearing the end of the Luis Enrique era and reflects on the growing strength of Real Madrid in his latest column.   Man City will not be launching a bid to sign Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, according to Sky sources. Guillem reflects on the latest developments in Spain and answers your questions in his column… ... Read More »

Peter Crouch signs new Stoke City contract

Stoke City forward Peter Crouch has signed a new one-year contract with the club to remain at the bet365 Stadium until 2018. Crouch, 35, joined Stoke in 2011 for a then club-record fee of £10m and was due to be out of contract at the end of the season. Crouch has made 186 appearances for the Potters and netted 49 goals ... Read More »

Coventry youngster Cian Harries impresses during trial match for Liverpool’s U23s

Coventry City youngster Cian Harries played the full 90 minutes in a 6-0 win for Liverpool U23s against Bangor City on Wednesday. The teenager has a reputation for being a left-footed ball-playing centre-back and joined Liverpool on trial on Tuesday. Coventry academy graduate Harries, 19, is a Wales youth international, who penned his first professional contract with the Sky Blues ... Read More »

Bristol City v Fleetwood preview

Bristol City are waiting on international clearance to hand debuts to Jens Hegeler and Milan Djuric against Fleetwood in the FA Cup. German midfielder Hegeler and Bosnian striker Djuric signed two-and-a-half-year deals on Wednesday and could see immediate action at Ashton Gate. City are seeking a lift after losing eight of their last nine games, and Robins boss Lee Johnson ... Read More »

Swindon v Shrewsbury preview

Swindon’s Jordan Stewart is pushing for a start as they welcome Shrewsbury in Sky Bet League One on Saturday. The striker has been out of the side since September due to a serious knee injury but was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw with Southend on Monday. Nathan Thompson is expected to be available, but will face a late ... Read More »

Koeman to stick with experience until youngsters step up

Everton manager Ronald Koeman will continue to stick with his veteran first-team players because the club’s academy graduates are not ready to make the step up into the Premier League. For last weekend’s loss at Southampton, Koeman selected five players over 30 and only striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Ross Barkley were under 27. “We have young players but when ... Read More »