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Europa League: Arsenal to play AC Milan in last 16

Arsenal will play seven-time European champions AC Milan in the Europa League last 16. The Gunners will travel to Italy for the first leg on 8 March, with the return match a week later. Milan, who are seventh in Serie A, beat Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad 4-0 on aggregate in the previous round. Arsene Wenger’s Gunners beat Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK 4-2 on aggregate in the last 32, despite a “complacent” performance in Thursday’s second leg. Wenger said his team “had no ideas with the ball” after they lost 2-1…

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Shape of Water: Oscar favourite accused of 'copying' 1969 play

Oscar favourite The Shape of Water has been hit by a copyright legal case, with claims it “brazenly” copied the story of a 1969 play. Director Guillermo del Toro and the Fox Searchlight studio are being sued by the family of late Pulitzer-winning playwright Paul Zindel. They denied the allegations about the film, which is up for 13 Oscars. The otherworldly film stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner who falls in love with an amphibious man. It has already won Golden Globes and its Oscar nominations include best director…

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England batsman Hales to play only limited-overs cricket

England ODI opener Alex Hales has signed a new deal with Nottinghamshire to play only limited-overs matches until the end of the 2019 season. He follows the path set by England team-mate Adil Rashid, who announced last week he will only play white-ball cricket for Yorkshire in 2018. Hales, 29, has played 58 one-day and 52 T20 internationals for England, but his last Test appearance was in 2016. “We respect Alex’s decision,” said Notts director of cricket Mick Newell. “He’s an outstanding white-ball player. He’s entitled to make himself available…

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FA Cup quarter-final draw: Manchester United to play Brighton

Manchester United will play Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals, in a repeat of the 1983 final. The winner of Tottenham’s match at Rochdale on Sunday will meet Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who will go to a replay after Saturday’s 0-0 draw. Southampton travel to the winners of Monday’s match between Manchester City and Wigan, while Leicester and Chelsea meet in another all Premier League tie. The ties take place from 16-19 March. Homework on the bus: The 16-year-old who could face Spurs Watch all of the latest FA Cup…

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FA Cup draw: Leicester to play Chelsea in FA Cup quarter-finals, Manchester United host Brighton

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in last season’s FA Cup final Saturday, February 17, 2018 Chelsea will travel to Leicester for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals in a draw that saw all the remaining top Premier League sides manage to avoid each other.  Manchester United, who booked their place in the quarter-finals after beating Huddersfield will face Brighton at Old Trafford.  Elsewhere, Premier League leaders Manchester City will host Southampton should they get past Wigan on Monday night, while Tottenham will go to Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea if they…

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Fashion Review: Carolina Herrera and Ralph Lauren Play the Generation Game

Advertisement There was something awfully appropriate about the fact that Michelle Obama’s official-for-posterity portrait by the painter Amy Sherald was unveiled smack in the middle of the New York shows. In it, the former first lady and great champion of the American fashion industry is depicted in a Thinker-like pose while wearing a halter-neck evening gown in a geometric print by the designer Michelle Smith, founder of the accessible luxury line Milly. Milly? The times they are a-changin’. During her tenure in the White House, Mrs. Obama was known for…

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Staging my debut play at 71 – with dementia

“When I get up in the morning, I always tell myself I’m going to have a good day. Some days it works, and some days it doesn’t.” Bob Fulcher was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease eight years ago. “I try to live within the day,” he says. “I don’t worry about tomorrow, because that’s not here yet.” Something that’s been making Bob’s days better recently has been working on the UK’s first festival of theatre and dementia at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in his home city of Leeds. The festival, which…

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