Updated: 09:14 EST

Lewis Hamilton unveils new Mercedes Formula One car

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff (pictured, centre, at today's unveiling of the new Mercedes with drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas) does not like the car his team are set to use in the new F1 season. Hamilton helped launch the W09, which features a cockpit halo to protect the driver, today. While the halo will improve driver safety by acting as a crass barrier, director Wolff branded it ugly at the Silverstone launch.

Sol Campbell say he is ‘one of greatest minds in football’

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has suggested clubs are scared of hiring 'one of the greatest minds in football' after missing out on the Oxford job. Campbell, a former England international defender, was one of the candidates that spoke to Oxford about replacing former boss Pep Clotet, but they are expected to turn to Craig Bellamy. Bellamy has been coaching at Cardiff City, while Campbell has little experience of working with footballers following his retirement, aside from a stint as Trinidad and Tobago assistant coach.

Several hours before David De Gea’s lightning save thwarted Sevilla on Wednesday night, Real Madrid supporters had watched their own team’s keeper Kiko Casilla flap at an early corner.

Raheem Sterling's future at Manchester City is under increasing doubt after talks over a new contract failed to materialise. Sterling has scored 20 goals in a stunning season so far.

From an £89m midfielder losing his way at Man United to local pitches disappearing under water - with an American winning a gold medal for Britain on skis in between. It's all in 5 POINTS.

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards was the first person to represent Great Britain in the Olympic ski jumping when he competed at the Calgary Games in 1988, becoming a household name in the process.

The legendary batsman made the announcement via his Instagram account, saying the T20 tournament, which begins on Thursday and finishes on March 25, would be his last as a player.

Nathan Hughes will start at No 8 for England when they take on Scotland in NatWest 6 Nations on Saturday, as Eddie Jones makes just one change from the starting XV that beat Wales.

Welshman Dale Evans, who was involved in a fatal fight with Mike Towell in 2016, has announced his retirement from boxing, saying he has lost his hunger.Towell suffered a brain injury in the fight.

Mourinho gives Pogba tactical instructions on touchline

Paul Pogba's struggles were highlighted on Wednesday night as pictures emerged of Jose Mourinho giving him detailed tactical instructions before sending him on in the goalless draw with Sevilla. A chastening few weeks for the French midfielder culminated in him being left on the bench for the Champions League stalemate in the south of Spain. But he was offered a reprieve just 17 minutes into the game as Ander Herrera was forced off the pitch with a hamstring injury.

Manchester United stars arrive home after Sevilla draw

Manchester United players arrived home a little bleary eyed after travelling back to the UK overnight after their draw with Sevilla. Jose Mourinho's men arrived back at Manchester airport around 3am after holding their Spanish opponents to a 0-0 draw, giving them the upper hand in the last-16 tie. They had David de Gea to thank for keeping Sevilla at bay, the Spanish No 1 producing a sensational stop to keep out Luis Muriel's first-half header.

With the first legs of the Champions League last-16 stage now complete, it is not out of the question to think that all five Premier League clubs could make it through to the quarter-finals.

CHRIS WHEELER AT ESTADIO RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN: This wasn’t Huddersfield at home. This was the first leg last 16 of the Champions League away to Sevilla in Spain.

Feuds like this do not just go away, this is a wound that won't heal in a hurry. Pogba and manager Mourinho both have big egos, but one of them is going to have to relent.

Sevilla 0-0 Man Utd: David de Gea shines in UEFA UCL draw

MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN STADIUM: No, it most certainly wasn’t vintage Manchester United in Europe. Sevilla dominated, Sevilla should have won. There were precious few chances for the visitors and no away goal. After the fireworks of recent English sorties it was without doubt underwhelming. And yet, they soaked it up, came away with a draw, and will fancy their chances at home. So this was a good night for Manchester United, in many ways. A clean sheet, the beginning of the rehabilitation of Paul Pogba, who came on as a 17th minute substitute and improved the team, another furiously energetic display from Alexis Sanchez.  This was never going to be the sort of game that the English team wins by four or five away goals. Sevilla are much better than Basle or Porto. Between them, these two clubs have won the last four Europa League finals, Sevilla accounting for three of them. They know what they are about at the European knockout stages.

'Can I hug you? Thank you, that's a question': United boss Mourinho's loved-up moment with TV reporter after being asked about McTominay... rather than Pogba!

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho - being interviewed by BT Sport's Des Kelly - was keen to talk about McTominay's display, rather than the fact that he took the place of £89m midfielder Paul Pogba, who started on the bench.

Pogba was left out of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United lineup for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Sevilla, although he only had to wait 17 minutes to come on.

Paul Pogba is 'confused and doesn't know what is going on' under Jose Mourinho's management, Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed. The £89 million man started on the bench against Sevilla.

Rio Ferdinand has revealed the Manchester United dressing were left unconvinced by David de Gea when he first arrived at Old Trafford and gave credit to those who stuck by him.

Scott McTominay continues to impress Jose Mourinho with his non-fussy performances for Manchester United. So what does the future hold for the 21-year-old midfielder?

CHRIS WHEELER IN SEVILLE: Jose Mourinho was unhappy with Manchester United’s medical staff after Ander Herrera limped out of the goalless draw with Sevilla in Spain.

F1 ace Hamilton gets behind the wheel with Billy Monger - the young racer who lost both his legs in crash - as Mercedes unveil new car at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton has been joined on the Mercedes launch day by young driver Billy Monger as he unveils his team's new car ahead of the new Formula One season. Hamilton, 33, is at Silverstone as he and team-mate Valtteri Bottas unveil their car which will be used for the first time in a competitive race when the new campaign begins in Melbourne next month. He was accompanied by Monger, who lost both lower legs in a crash in a Formula 4 race ten months ago, as they oversaw final preparations and then took a spin in a luxurious car.

Lewis Hamilton says he hopes to sign a contract extension with Mercedes before the new season starts. The 33-year-old has been with the German team since 2013 and has three world titles there.

Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown returned to answer more of your questions after a big week of Champions League action. The ex-Arsenal man also looked ahead to the Carabao Cup final.

Mkhitaryan, who joined the Gunners from Manchester United in January, likes to operate in a similar position to the Germany international. But he is adamant the two No 10s can play together.

Former Tottenham and Middlesbrough striker Mido is close to agreeing a deal to become the new head coach of Paris Saint-Germain's Under 19 side, the man himself has claimed.

Leeds revealed a new design last month that was heavily criticised both by supporters and by football fans across social media. There were suggestions it looked like a Pro Evolution Soccer team's badge.

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has stopped working with his agent of 10 years Cezary Kucharski and joined forces with Pini Zahavi.

'No sun... just rain, pain and sand grains':  Joshua digs deep in the pit as he prepares for heavyweight showdown with Parker

Anthony Joshua has the fame and the fortune required to train anywhere in the world, but he has chosen to continue his preparations in dreary old England as the winter takes one last sharp bite. With the mercury plunging, it would have been no surprise to see the heavyweight champion of the world head to warmer climes in this final month before he faces Joseph Parker. But he remains in place at his Sheffield training camp and posted a picture of his latest sparring session, which took place in a sand pit of all places. Far from a tropical beach, Joshua appeared to revel in the bleak conditions.

Firing out lyrics that have 'too much Klaas like Dave', Bolasie freestyles about 16 of his Everton team-mates

Everton were just glad to get Yannick Bolasie back on the pitch after his extended absence through injury. The Congolese winger has provided skills and drive on the flank since he returned from his horrific cruciate ligament injury in December at the end of last year. But it seems as though Bolasie's presence will also be a positive for the dressing room at Goodison Park. 

The Lyon-born star has had a difficult season for Real Madrid, scoring just three league goals for the Santiago Bernabeu club, but that has not damaged interest in him from sides in France.

KIT HOLDEN: Pierre-Emerick who? If Borussia Dortmund had post break-up blues after losing their star striker to Arsenal last month, they are now enjoying quite the rebound.

It came after Bayliss said T20 internationals should be scrapped and he would be happy to stand down as short-form coach. We asked Sportsmail's experts Nasser Hussain and David Lloyd what they thought...

England stars prepare at Pennyhill Park for Scotland clash

England face arguably their toughest task of this season's NatWest 6 Nations on Saturday, and Eddie Jones is taking no chances when it comes to ensuring his side are ready. The Six Nations holders travel to Edinburgh this weekend to face Scotland at Murrayfield, with their sights still firmly set on the Grand Slam. However, they are likely to face a stern test against the Auld Enemy, with the Scots having won each of their last five Six Nations clashes at home, with New Zealand the only side to have won there since 2016.

Why Gregor Townsend is Scotland's Glenn Hoddle

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I see Gregor Townsend as the Glenn Hoddle of British rugby union. Hoddle was an incredibly gifted player who was ahead of his time in many ways. He then set about transforming the misfiring England team when he became manager. He was the perfect role model as coach because he saw the bigger picture in terms of skills needed and players required to make England a force at international level. He had the respect of the players for what he’d achieved during his own career and had the added benefit of being English!

Calcutta Cup diplomacy was briefly abandoned as Scotland cast doubt on the legality of England’s defence, just as their own scrum was coming under similar scrutiny south of the border.

The two players will line up at inside centre on Saturday in the latest instalment of the Calcutta Cup as the NatWest Six Nations reaches the third round on Saturday afternoon.

Fly-half Dan Biggar is ready to breathe new life into Wales' Natwest 6 Nations challenge, after spending 10 days in an oxygen chamber in order to speed up his recovery from a shoulder injury.

Andrew Porter will be confirmed as only the sixth player to ever wear the Ireland No 3 jersey in the Six Nations championship.

Remi Lamerat, Arthur Iturria, Anthony Belleau, Louis Picamoles and Jonathan Danty were questioned as potential witnesses in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Edinburgh.

USA end Canada's ice hockey reign after dramatic shootout

The United States won a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the women's final to strike gold and end Canada's Winter Olympics ice hockey reign in Pyeongchang. USA took the lead in the first period through Hilary Knight. But Canada, chasing a fifth consecutive Olympic gold, turned it around in the second period drawing level through Haley Irwin before Marie-Philip Poulin fired them ahead.

Alexander Krushelnitsky finished third in the event representing the Olympic Athletes of Russia with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova, but now the medal will likely be reallocated by the IOC.

Victory was needed to advance to a semi-final bout with Sweden on Thursday evening, and Kyle Smith's rink began well, only for the Swiss to claim the ninth end 5-0.

From Pendle to Pyeongchang, Dave Ryding became the first British alpine skier to crack an Olympic top 10 in 30 years, then immediately set his sights on greater glory.

Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely the final race of her Winter Games career.


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Salah enjoys fish and chips and kite-flying as Liverpool star is filmed in heart of the city for advert during break from football

While enjoying a short break from his football duties, in-form Egyptian star Mohamed Salah was seen filming an advert in the heart of Liverpool on Wednesday. Salah had plenty of cameras and filming crew following him around during the week as he took on some unfamiliar acting duties.

Sergio Ramos celebrates reaching 550 Real Madrid matches

Sergio Ramos celebrated reaching 550 Real Madrid appearances with a goal and a commemorative shirt, presented to the Spaniard by his team-mates. Ramos sealed Madrid's 3-1 La Liga victory over Leganes on Wednesday night with a 90th-minute penalty in what was his 550th Los Blancos match in all competitions.  And after the match Ramos was handed a special shirt with his name and No 550 on the back and posed for a photo alongside his team-mates in the dressing room. 

The Brazil international clashed with Everton defender Holgate during the FA Cup third round tie at Anfield on January 5. After an exhaustive 47-day process, the FA finally released a statement.

Jermain Defoe is back in training with the Bournemouth first-team and is in contention for a return to the substitutes' bench when Eddie Howe's side take on Newcastle this weekend.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Manchester City were the most unlikely club to complain about the TV camera in the tunnel at Wigan that captured a raging Pep Guardiola.

With regular starter Alan Martin out injured, the 19-year-old was on the bench for Gary Naysmith's side in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Morton, with Jack Leighfield deputising between the sticks.

The European champions are desperate for an upgrade on current goalkeeper Keylor Navas and have their eyes set on the Premier League duo.

Potter, a former West Bromwich Albion player, has linked up with UK-based agency Key Sports Management in a move which implies his determination to break into the Premier League.

Tottenham unveil 'Heroes of White Hart Lane' artwork

Tottenham have put a limited edition piece of artwork paying tribute to 11 club legends up for auction. 'Heroes of White Hart Lane' depicts a former manager delivering a half-time team-talk in a reworking of an iconic image that adorned the players' tunnel wall at the club's home ground. Alongside the man who delivered Spurs' last league title back in 1961 are a selection of club legends selected by fans in a recent poll.

Harry Kane presents BRIT award with Camila Cabello

Tottenham star Harry Kane enjoyed a night at the BRIT Awards with his fiancee Katie Goodland on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old was not able to just watch the events of the night unfold as he presented one of the awards with singer Camila Cabello. But the Premier league top goalscorer did not get a pleasant introduction from Arsenal fan and host Jack Whitehall. 

Eyebrows were raised ahead of kick-off as it was confirmed Jose Mourinho had chosen to leave Paul Pogba on the bench in favour of the inexperienced Scott McTominay.

Eden Hazard has revealed where he feels his best position on the pitch is. The Belgian has been deployed as a false nine in recent weeks by Antonio Conte after injury to Alvaro Morata.

Striker Vinicius told Globo that he will continue to do his utmost at club level in a bid to earn call-up for Russia 2018. And Vinicius is feeling optimistic after a conversation with Brazil legend Ronaldinho.

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: Former Spurs head of recruitment Mitchell has been appointed to a similar role at the Bundesliga club.

Weighing in with an estimated price tag of £1.1billion, the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg is believed to be the most expensive football stadium on the planet.

Swedish side Ostersunds play the second leg of their Europa League tie against Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.

Cavendish quits Abu Dhabi tour after crash just FIVE kilometres into first stage caused by race director's car slowing down

Mark Cavendish has abandoned the Abu Dhabi Tour after crashing in the neutral zone on stage one. The Manx rider, who won the opening stage of last year's race, hit the deck shortly after setting off from Madinat Zayed. The crash was caused after the race director's car slowed down in front of the pack forcing the bunch of riders to brake and crash.

David Haye makes vow ahead of Tony Bellew rematch

David Haye believes both himself and rival Tony Bellew will put on even better performances than their tight contest in March 2017.  The experienced Haye suffered an achilles injury during the original fight but managed to get through 11 rounds before he was forced to withdraw. However Haye believes he will be back to his best when they go head to head again on May 5. 

O'Sullivan trailed 3-2 to the 18-year-old before going through 4-3 in Preston. He later told ITV: 'I think there are only four or five players on the circuit who have got any bottle.

Wasps played six loan players, against the permitted three, in the round-three match on January 27, which they lost 66-7. They have been given a £2,500 fine.

Ahead of their May 5 rematch, the Hayemaker — whose named his son Cassius after the Louisville Lip — is eyeing a clash with AJ and his own place in boxing folklore.

Sir Bradley Wiggins believes Team Sky's dominance on the road and the controversies surrounding the team have led to a 'negative' atmosphere building within cycling.

Leg-spinner Sodhi was a lynchpin part of the Kiwis' Twenty20 Tri-Series team which lost in Wednesday's final against Australia in Auckland on Wednesday.

Rory McIlroy believes he is close to a first win since September 2016 ahead of this week's Honda Classic, an event which has been either 'feast or famine' for the four-time major winner.

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's meetings at Huntingdon, Southwell, Sedgefield and Chelmsford City.

Ellison initially indicated a National decision would be made after the Gold Cup. But he said on Tuesday: 'If he come out of the Gold Cup he is more likely to go for the Betway Bowl Chase at Aintree.

Willian proved to Chelsea why he is key on the big stage

After hitting the woodwork twice against Barcelona, the third time really was the charm for Willian. To finally get his goal on Tuesday, he used the same trademark move that he has practised to perfection at Chelsea's Cobham training ground. Willian received the ball outside of the box, paused, accelerated to the right then put it past a static Marc-Andre ter Stegen. At last, the warrior had his reward.

ROB DRAPER'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COLUMN: Just Manchester United to go and we can tick off a full house of impressive performances by the five English clubs.

KIT HOLDEN: From the moment Thomas Muller swivelled on a sixpence, Bayern Munich had the game in the bag. They laboured against Besiktas and then he opened the floodgates.

IAN LADYMAN AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Strange as it sounds, we are reaching that time when there will only be so many chances left to watch Lionel Messi.