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Horse racing tips: Tuesday 28 April

The Brian Ellison-trained Jimmy Crackle at Newcastle rates the nap of the day


How Eden Hazard rolled with the punches to become Chelsea’s big hitter

Criticised a year ago by José Mourinho for ‘not sacrificing himself for the team’ the Belgian has done that and more to be voted the PFA player of the year
• Eden Hazard delighted to win PFA award
• Six Chelsea players in PFA team of the year


Eibar press conference hits buffers as language barrier comes again to the fore

Eibar’s Gaizka Garitano answered Basque questions with Basque answers after defeat to Almería but encountered antiquated reactions from parts of the press


What John Carver must do for Newcastle to avoid relegation from Premier League

From enlisting the help of a psychologist to a change in formation, here are five things the Newcastle manager could do to try to avoid the drop
Carver vows to fight on but pressure mounts on Newcastle caretaker


Players’ body Fica sounded out over creation of rebel cricket project

• Umbrella group for player unions walked away from talks
• Essel Group sets up website domains that appear to be cricket boards
• IPL architect Lalit Modi says he decided against any involvement
Fears of split in cricket after ‘rival’ boards are registered


Mark Cavendish claims second straight stage win to keep Tour of Turkey lead

• Cavendish edges out Sacha Modolo to hold on to turquoise jersey
• ‘I knew before I even won I was feeling good,’ says Cavendish
• Cavendish starts Tour of Turkey with sprint win in Alanya


Love lost between Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics – what's next?

The Cavaliers will advance to the next round of the playoffs after defeating the Celtics in a very physical – and potentially very costly – Game 4


Bradford fire: Sir Oliver Popplewell defends 1985 inquiry – full interview

Sir Oliver Popplewell, who presided over the Bradford fire inquiry, speaks at length to the Guardian’s chief football correspondent about revelations in survivor Martin Fletcher’s book and why he sees no need for a fresh investigation
Sir Oliver Popplewell says new inquiry would find nothing sinister
Suggestion that Bradford fire was arson is nonsense – Popplewell’s letter


Italian football leaders should present a united front over crowd trouble

Regardless of which fans produced the bomb, violent crowd behaviour is a deep-rooted problem in Serie A and what should be in our memories is Torino’s jubilation at beating Juventus, not shattered glass and the flash of explosives
Juve’s Max Allegri: ‘only a madman would take kids to stadiums in Italy’
Lazio’s eagle mascot attacked by crow before kick-off
Juventus slip as Torino end 20-year wait


Franz Beckenbauer: Jürgen Klopp could succeed Bayern’s Pep Guardiola one day

• ‘Klopp is definitely an option at Bayern,’ says Beckenbauer
• ‘We often talked about him and believe he would fit very well’
Bayern want to extend Guardiola’s contract
Klopp to leave Dortmund at end of season
Bayern win Bundesliga as Wolfsburg lose


Marc Márquez: Valentino Rossi was my hero, now it’s a pleasure to fight with him

MotoGP world champion has not started the season well but his duel with the Italian veteran has the ingredients to become one of motorcycling’s great battles
• British trio aim to close gap on MotoGP maestro Márquez


Thomas Vermaelen declared fit eight months after joining Barcelona

• Belgian defender signed from Arsenal for £15m
• Centre-half yet to make competitive debut


High court ruling paves way for courts to decide whether bridge is a sport

English Bridge Union seeks to overturn Sport England’s refusal to recognise the card game as a legitimate sport


Daniel Sturridge may not play again this season, says Brendan Rodgers

• Liverpool manager has suggested he may sign new striker
• Liverpool and England striker forward out with hip injury
Rodgers casts doubt on Sturridge’s future


F1 team Williams remain upbeat despite reporting loss of £42.5m

• Williams paid staff £2m in bonus for third place in constructors’ table
• Figures misleading as it does not represent upturn in fortunes
• Symonds: Williams are close to Mercedes but no win in 2014 rankles



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