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Liverpool transfer report: Barcelona and Bayern Munich join Reds in race to sign Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins

Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins is wanted by a host of European giants Thursday, February 22, 2018 Barcelona and Bayern Munich are interested in landing Liverpool target Gelson Martins before his £53million release clause expires this summer. Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the 22-year-old winger, who has scored five goals in 21 league games for Sporting Lisbon so far this term. As talkSPORT told you last month, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo rates Martins so highly that he even advised his employers Real Madrid to land him…

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The race is on to save Disney's classic (but fading) cartoons

Original drawings from Disney cartoons like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White could soon be lost to fading and decay. The individual hand-painted sheets that were used to make the films have become distorted and cracked over time. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is working with Disney to try to save the beloved pictures that led to some of the world’s most iconic animations. They have been analysing the sheets, known as cels, to find out their composition and how to restore them. British scientist Tom Learner, of the GCI,…

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Manchester City FC transfer news: Pep Guardiola's side enter race to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

Emre Can is expected to leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the season Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Manchester City have joined the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, who is also wanted by Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus. The Germany international is expected to leave Anfield in the summer when his contract expires, with the 24-year-old hotly tipped to join Juve. However, with no agreement in place with the Italian giants, Can’s next move remains unclear. And, according to Tuttosport, Real Madrid, Manchester City and…

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What the Baftas tell us about the Oscar race

Sunday’s Bafta Film Awards saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri beat The Shape of Water to the best film prize. The two go head to head again at the Academy Awards on 4 March. Will Three Billboards triumph once more, or will it be the turn of Guillermo del Toro’s film to shine? Here’s our take on how things are looking as we near the business end of the current film awards season. Does Three Billboards’ Bafta win mean the Oscar’s in the bag? Absolutely not. The Baftas and the…

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Froome planning to race Giro & Tour even if adverse drugs test is unresolved

Chris Froome says he is prepared to race the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France even if the investigation into his adverse drugs test is unresolved. Froome competes in the Ruta del Sol this week in his first race since the case became public in December. The Team Sky rider, 32, is targeting a third straight Grand Tour title at the Giro in May. “I hope it doesn’t get that far but I’m still allowed to race now and I don’t see why not,” he told BBC Sport. The four-time…

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Pulling power: WEC race weekend moved just so Alonso can compete

Fernando Alonso will take part in all rounds of the World Endurance Championship this year after a race was moved to accommodate him. The two-time F1 world champion is dove-tailing his F1 commitments for McLaren with racing for Toyota in the WEC. The Japanese race clashed with the US Grand Prix but in a sign of Alonso’s pulling power it has been moved a week earlier than the F1 race in Texas. The race at Fuji Speedway will now take place on 14 October. The move was officially requested by…

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Watch skier Henrik Kristoffersen get pelted by snowballs during World Cup race

Press play on the video above to see the incredible footage Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Norwegian skier Henrik Kristoffersen claimed a second-placed finish in Schladming at the Alpine Skiing World Cup, despite being pelted by snowballs. The event, held in Austria, saw British rider Dave Ryding finish in 12th place, while home favourite Marcel Hirscher won the race. However, the most controversial moment of the World Cup came on Tuesday when 23-year-old Kristoffersen came down the Planai Mountain, all whilst a flurry of snowballs careered past his head. The Norwegian…

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