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    F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2024: Start time, stream, TV channel, race schedule as Hamilton eyes fast start in season opener

    F1 racers are gearing up for the opening 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix – and Lewis Hamilton has one final shot at becoming champion once again behind the Mercedes wheel.The British legend shocked the world when it was revealed that he’ll be making the switch to Ferrari in 2025.
    This will be Lewis Hamilton’s final season driving for MercedesCredit: AFP
    And over two years on from winning his last race, Hamilton will be determined to get off to the perfect start in Bahrain.
    However, 2023 champion Max Verstappen is certainly looking to ruin the party by continuing his incredible hot streak.
    Furthermore, the Red Bull racer has a goal of his own – to become only the fourth driver to win FOUR championships in a row.
    When is the F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2024?

    The F1 Bahrain Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 2.
    It is expected to get underway from 3pm UK time – 6pm local time.
    Bahrain International Circuit is the allocated track for this opening race and it can host approximately 70,000 fans.
    Max Verstappen got off to a winning start at this exact circuit in 2023.

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    What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

    The Bahrain Grand Prix will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports F1.
    Subscription members of Sky Sports can stream the entire action on the Sky Go app or Sky Sports website.
    The race will also be available to NOW TV users via all mobile devices and tablets.
    Alternatively, SunSport will have lap-by-lap coverage of the whole race including podium reaction.

    FULL race schedule
    Friday, February 29

    Practice One – 11:30am
    Practice Two – 3pm

    Saturday, March 1
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    Practice Three – 12:30pm
    Qualifying – 4pm

    Sunday, March 2

    Grand Prix – 3pm

    All times are in the GMT

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    Who is Olivia Attwood’s husband Bradley Dack and when did they get married?

    OLIVIA Attwood has been a well known reality star since appearing on Love Island in 2017.She is now married to footballer Bradley Dack. Here’s what we know about him.
    Dack has been married to Olivia Attwood since 2023
    Who is Olivia Attwood’s husband Bradley Dack?
    Bradley Dack is a professional footballer for Championship side Sunderland.
    Born in Greenwich on December 31 1993, Dack rose through the ranks at Charlton Athletic before signing for Gillingham in 2010 on a three-year scholarship deal.
    He signed his first professional contract in May 2012, where he made his breakthrough for Gills in the 2012/13 season – where he was named as the young player of the year after a one-month loan spell at Braintree Town.
    Two years later he cemented himself as one of the top players in the third-tier, netting 15 times in 44 games as he won the League One player of the season.
    In 2017, he signed for Blackburn in a deal believed to be in the region of £750,000.
    In his time at Blackburn, he cemented himself as one of the sides most important players, helping them to promotion back to the Championship in his first season with the club, scoring 18 goals to help Rovers to a 2nd place finish in League One.
    After six seasons at Blackburn, helping the club consolidate their Championship status, Dack signed for Sunderland on a free transfer in July 2023.
    When did Olivia Attwood and Bradley Dack get married?
    Attwood and Dack got married on June 3, 2023.
    The run up to the big day was documented on the ITVbe show, Olivia Marries Her Match.
    This followed the couple as they prepared for the big day, and the ceremony itself was shown on the show.
    The pair got engaged in 2019, but had to twice delay their wedding due to injuries sustained by Dack whilst playing football.
    It is thought that Dack and Attwood have been dating since 2018.
    They had previously dated before Attwood’s appearance on Love Island.
    What is Bradley Dack’s net worth?
    It hasn’t been confirmed exactly what Dack’s net worth is, but according to FreshersLIVE, it is thought to be around £3.9million.
    According to Capology, he earns a salary of around £780,000 at Sunderland, which is around £15,000 per week, without including bonuses.
    This was a rise from his last season at Blackburn in the 2022/23 season, where it is thought he earned £590,000, which is around £11,000 a week.
    His wife’s net worth is thought to be around the £2million mark. More

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    Who is Oliver Glasner’s wife Bettina and do they have any children?

    OLIVER Glasner is an Austrian football manager who has managed in Germany as well as his homeland.He is married to Bettina. Here’s what we know about her.
    Oliver Glasner has been married to Bettina since 2007
    Who is Oliver Glasner’s wife Bettina?
    Bettina Glasner is the wife of Oliver, with the pair marrying in 2007.
    Whilst Oliver has experienced success as a football manager, Bettina has chosen to keep her life private.
    She has been pictured alongside he famous husband at a number of events over the years.
    Bettina was spotted next to Oliver as he was serving a suspension, watching on from a VIP box in May 2023 in a 3-0 win for Frankfurt against Mainz.
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    Do they have any children?
    The couple have three children, who are named Julian, Niklas, and Alina Glasner.
    It is unknown how old the children are.
    It is thought that Julian is his eldest, and is from a previous relationship.
    What clubs has Oliver Glasner managed?
    Glasner has managed a number of teams over the course of his managerial career.
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    He began his coaching career at SV Ried in 2014, a team he used to represent as a player.
    He then joined LASK for the 2015/16 season, helping them achieve promotion in his second season.
    He then led the side to Europa League qualification in 2017/18, before leading them to the Champions League qualifying round in his last season at the club in 2018/19.
    He would then make his first steps in German football, joining Wolfsburg.
    He would lead the team to European qualification in both his seasons in charge, qualifying for the Champions League in 2021.
    His greatest success would come in his time in charge of Eintracht Frankfurt, who he joined for the 2021/22 season.
    He led the team to their first win away from home against Bayern Munich for 21 years, and despite an inconsistent league campaign, Frankfurt thrived in the Europa League.
    A run to the final in Seville saw them knock out European giants Barcelona at the Camp Nou and Premier League side West Ham.
    The final itself pitted them against Scottish side Rangers, and in a gruelling match, which was level at 1-1 after extra time, a 5-4 win on penalties saw the Germans pick up the trophy for the first time since 1980.
    By winning, they also qualified for the Champions League for the first time.
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    Glasner’s second season saw them reach another cup final, but this time they lost 2-0 to RB Leipzig in the DFB Pokal final.
    The Austrian left at the end of the 2022/23 season. More

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    Man City vs Chelsea preview: Blues look to stop the Treble winners’ scintillating streak in a Premier League blockbuster

    ALL eyes will be on the Etihad this weekend as Treble winners Manchester City host Chelsea in a Super Saturday special – and it could go either way.Pep Guardiola’s men find themselves on a blistering winning run having won ELEVEN consecutive matches in all competitions.
    Man City are on an incredible run of formCredit: PA
    Chelsea left it late to beat Crystal PalaceCredit: Alamy
    And Bernardo Silva’s flick followed by Phil Foden’s late strike kept City’s streak alive as they ran out 3-1 winners in a gruelling Champions League League last 16 first leg clash against Copenhagen.
    Elsewhere, life is starting to look a lot better for Mauricio Pochettino as his Chelsea side goes into this game off back-to-back 3-1 triumphs against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.
    Furthermore, the Blues should feel well-rested after not having to participate in any European action this week.
    But Chelsea will need to dig deep if they are to take three Premier League points from City – something which they have failed to achieve in their last five attempts.
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    When is Man City vs Chelsea?

    Manchester City and Chelsea’s mouthwatering match will take place on Saturday, February 17.
    It is scheduled to get underway at 5:30pm in the UK.
    The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City is the scheduled arena for this huge encounter and it can host approximately 53,400 fans.
    Cole Palmer’s stoppage-time penalty earned Chelsea a draw in a 4-4 thriller when the sides last met in November 2023.

    What TV channel is it on can it be live streamed?

    Manchester City vs Chelsea will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
    Coverage is expected to commence from 5pm GMT on both channels – 30 minutes before kick-off.
    Fans can stream the action online through NOW TV.
    Alternatively, SunSport will have minute-by-minute coverage of the entire match.

    What is the team news?
    Manchester City’s win against Copenhagen was overshadowed by a double injury blow to Jack Grealish (groin) and Bernardo Silva (ankle).
    Josko Gvardiol’s knock is reportedly set to keep him out until mid-March, while Mateo Kovacic’s muscular injury will be assessed before Saturday’s blockbuster.
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    Elsewhere, Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping to get some key names back for the trip to the Etihad.
    But as it stands; Benoit Badiashile (muscle), Reece James (hamstring), Lesley Ugochukwu (muscle), Marc Cucurella (ankle), Robert Sanchez (knee), Rome Lavia (thigh), Thiago Silva  (groin), and Wesley Fofana (ACL) are all huge doubts for the match. 
    What are the odds?

    Man City to win 1/3
    Draw 9/2
    Chelsea to win 7/1

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    What football team did Bob Marley support?

    BOB Marley is best known to us as a music legend, but he had one other love.The Reggae icon, who died at 36 following a battle with cancer, loved to play and watch football.
    Bob Marley spent much of his career performing in the UKCredit: Redferns
    And his influence on the sport is still felt today.
    Ajax famously sing Marley’s smash hit Three Little Birds at games.
    The Eredivisie team also made Bob Marley-inspired limited edition football kits in the 2021/22 season.
    At Selhurst Park during Chelsea’s win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League, Three Little Birds was played during half-time, and Blues fans proceeded to sing it in unison for the entirety of the second half.

    What football team did Bob Marley support?
    Marley spent much of his time away from the music studio on a football pitch.
    He said in 1980: “I love music before I love football. If I love football first it maybe can be dangerous. I love music and then football after.
    “Playing football and singing is dangerous because the football gets very violent.
    “I sing about peace, love and all of that stuff, and something might happen you know. If a man tackle you hard it bring feelings of war.”
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    Marley was a fan of TWO teams, including Premier League side Tottenham.
    Bob Marley supported Santos FC, who Brazilian football legend Pele played forCredit: Getty
    The One Love singer was a huge fan of Spurs midfielder Ossie Ardiles, who spent 10 years in North London.
    Marley, who passed away in 1981, also liked to watch Brazilian side Santos FC, who legend Pele played for.
    Ajax are probably the club most closely-related to Marley now, however.
    Since 2008, Ajax have sung Three Little Birds, after a Cardiff City stadium announcer played the anthem at a pre-season fixture. More

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    Burnley vs Arsenal: Mikel Arteta’s Gunners eye five straight wins as they travel to Premier League strugglers

    ARSENAL travel to Premier League strugglers Burnley on Saturday afternoon.The Gunners have been in fantastic form of late, scoring 16 goals in their last four games.
    Arsenal beat West Ham 6-0 last time outCredit: GETTY
    Burnley lost 3-1 at Liverpool last weekendCredit: GETTY
    Last time out, Arsenal thrashed London rivals West Ham 6-0 on their own patch as Mikel Arteta’s side put themselves firmly in the title race.
    The Gunners are aiming to go one better than last campaign and claim their first Premier League title since the 2003/04 season.
    Meanwhile, Vincent Kompany’s Burnley haven’t lived up to expectations on their return to the top flight and are in a dogfight to stay in the league.
    The Clarets are seven points from safety and are without a win since before Christmas.
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    When is Burnley vs Arsenal?

    Burnley vs Arsenal will take place on Saturday, February 17.
    Kick off will be at 3pm GMT.
    Turf Moor will host.

    What TV channel is Burnley vs Arsenal on and can it be live streamed?

    Burnley vs Arsenal will not be broadcast on live TV in the UK.
    This is due to the 3pm blackout rule.
    You can keep up to date with all the action from Turf Moor by following SunSport’s live blog.

    Team news
    For Burnley, centre-back Jordan Beyer could return after missing the last four games with a thigh injury.
    Long-term absentees Nathan Redmond and Luca Koleosho will remain unavailable.
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    Mikel Arteta will be hoping Jorginho has fully recovered from a foot injury after he was left on the bench for the 6-0 win at West Ham.
    Takehiro Tomiyasu returned from the Asian Cup with a slight problem but is expected to be available for the trip to Burnley.
    Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Jesus and Emile Smith Rowe are all doubts for Saturday’s match.
    What are the odds?
    Match result

    Burnley – 8/1
    Draw – 9/2
    Arsenal – 2/7

    *Odds courtesy of Paddy Power and are correct at the time of publication. More

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    Luton vs Man Utd: Ten Hag’s side look to continue good Premier League form against relegation-threatened Hatters

    MANCHESTER UNITED travel to London to face Luton Town on Sunday afternoon.United will be looking to continue their momentum following their dramatic 2-1 away win over Aston Villa.
    Rasmus Hojlund and Scott McTominay were on the scoresheet against Aston VillaCredit: GETTY
    Luton were beaten 3-1 by Sheffield United last time outCredit: GETTY
    Erik Ten Hag’s side has been on a good run of results in the Premier League recently, having won three in the last four games.
    Luton Town come into the game one point above the relegation zone after they lost 3-1 at home to Sheffield United last time out.
    Despite their home defeat, the Hatters have been known to give the top six sides tough games on their own patch, running close games against the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
    When is Luton vs Man Utd?

    Luton Town vs Manchester United will take place on Sunday, 18th February.
    Kick off will be at 4.30pm GMT.
    Kenilworth Road will host the fixture.

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    What TV channel is Luton vs Man Utd on and can it be live streamed?

    Luton Town vs Manchester United will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event/ Premier League.
    Sky Sports customers can live stream the match via the NOW app.
    Alternatively, you can follow SunSport’s live blog to keep up to date with all the action from Kenilworth Road.

    Team news
    Luke Shaw is an injury concern for United after coming off at half-time at Villa Park last Sunday.
    The likes of Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount, Anthony Martial, Tyrell Malacia, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are long-term absentees.
    For Luton, Mads Andersen and Marvelous Nakamba are unavailable for this fixture.
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    New January signing Daiki Hashioka could feature for the first time for the Hatters this weekend.
    What are the odds?
    Match result

    Luton – 3/1
    Draw – 14/5
    Man Utd – 3/4

    *Odds courtesy of Paddy Power and are correct at the time of publication. More

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    Crystal Palace vs Chelsea LIVE RESULT: Connor Gallagher scores TWICE against ex-club as Blues come from behind to win

    CONOR GALLAGHER scored twice against his former club as Chelsea came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-1.Chelsea skipper Gallagher had not scored in the Premier League this season but made it three from two after his strike in the FA Cup against Aston Villa last week.
    Jefferson Lerma unleashed a thunderbolt to put Crystal Palace ahead in the first-half – it was also his first goal for the club.
    After an awful first 45 the Blues hit back immediately after the break, Gallagher volleying home a Malo Gusto cross.
    Gallagher then scored the vital goal bang on 90 minutes before Enzo Fernandez sealed the deal with a breakaway goal.

    Match result: Crystal Palace 1-3 Chelsea
    Crystal Palace XI: Henderson, Munoz, Andersen, Richards, Mitchell, Lerma, Wharton, Ayew, Hughes, Franca, Mateta.
    Chelsea XI: Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Chilwell, Caicedo, Enzo, Gallagher, Madueke, Jackson, Palmer.

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    Victory papers over cracks for Blues
    Chelsea still have a lot to work on to get to where they want to be.
    Victories against sides in the bottom half of the table are much needed but the true test of the capabilities of this team will be when facing tougher opposition.
    With games against Man City, Tottenham and Liverpool coming up Pochettino will want to see a lot more from his side.
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    Mauricio Pochettino will breath a sigh of relief with that result.
    The three points moves them up to tenth in the table, two points behind Newcastle in seventh spot.
    Chelsea have a tough run of fixtures coming up over the next five games.

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    Conor Gallagher put in a man of the match performance with his second half brace for Chelsea.
    The player who spent a season out on loan at Crystal Palace, had the last laugh at Selhurst Park.
    You could see how much scoring meant to him as he celebrated wildly, despite his previous connections to The Eagles.

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    A brace from Conor Gallagher takes The Blues to victory.
    Enzo Fernandez added the icing to the cake deep into added time.
    Pochettino will be pleased with his side’s second half display.

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    The referee brings the game to an end with an away win.
    Fortunately for Hodgson there are no boos from the home fans as they seem to have already gone home.
    Cruel defeat for The Eagles, conceding so late on.
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    90+6. Chelsea continue to come forward looking for more.
    The ball is played to Nkunku in the box who swivels and looks to get a shot away.
    His effort deflects away for a corner with the home ends looking empty at Selhurst Park now.
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    90+4. As Palace send players forward trying to get an equaliser, they get caught out on the counter attack once again.
    Palmer runs into acres of space before threading a ball into the path of Fernandez.
    He lifts the ball into the net, beating Henderson at his near post.
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    90+2. Sterling sets Palmer away down the right wing.
    He cuts inside and holds the ball up, waiting for some support and spots Gallagher just inside the box.
    Gallagher hits the ball first time and into the bottom corner of the goal.
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    90. It is amazing how many free kicks are given for a player kicking the boot of an opponent.
    Both sides are looking to find a late winner here.
    Palace come forward but a loose pass gifts the ball back to the visitors to get on the counter attack.
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    88. Chelsea look more disjointed in defence since the changes.
    When Crystal Palace come forward, they look like they can get something out of The Blues.
    We are almost at last chance saloon time now.
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    86. Eduoard strides forward and lays it into the path of Mateta.
    Colwill is look to get to the ball before him but as the Palace striker looks to get to it first, he stands on the foot of the defender.
    The referee awards The Blues a freekick.
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    84. What a chance for Chelsea to win the game.
    Palmer plays a sublime ball through The Eagles’ defence to Sterling.
    He takes a touch before getting a shot away but takes too long on the ball and allows the Palace defence to close him down.
    Eduoard comes on for Franca for the hosts.
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    82. You would have to say that a goal for either side now wins this game.
    It does not feel there would be enough time for a reply should Crystal Palace or Chelsea concede now.
    Pochettino’s side look the more likely to get that winning goal.
    Copy linkCopiedView from SunSport’s Jack Rosser at Selhurst Park
    Chelsea have such an array of attacking talent on the pitch, now joined by Sterling, but are still struggling open up big gaps to cause Palace real problems.
    Those in front of the Eagles defence are working double time to keep it tight, with Wharton – on his full debut – particularly impressive.
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    80. Ahamada comes on for Hughes.
    Chelsea bring Sterling on for Jackson.
    Both managers looking to freshen things up in the final stages of this game.
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    78. As we enter the final fifteen minutes of the game, it is difficult to call a winner in this game.
    Chelsea are still seeing more possession but The Eagles look dangerous on the break.
    Palmer picks the ball up and runs into the box, checking onto his left foot and getting a shot away.
    It is straight at Henderson and a routine save for the keeper.
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    76. Chance for Crystal Palace.
    Franca picks the ball up in the middle and strides towards goal.
    As he gets near the edge of the box he fires off a shot but Petrovic is able to parry the ball back out.
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    74. When Palace do venture forward, they seem to lack options in the box.
    All too often crosses are easily cleared by the Chelsea defence.
    Eduoard seems to be warming up on the touchline, maybe Roy Hodgson is thinking the same thing.
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    72. Gusto is getting forward more in this half and linking up well with Palmer on the right flank.
    His cross towards Nkunku sees Andersen tower over him and win the header.
    Chelsea appeal for a penalty but the referee is not interested at all.
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    70. Gallagher whips a ball into the box which finds Jackson.
    His glancing header is not troubling the keeper or the goal.
    Has to go down as a chance for the Chelsea forward.
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    68. The one thing is with this Chelsea team, when the ball is played into them, they always seem to take a touch before looking to get the ball forward.
    One touch football can open teams up, not something that Pochettino’s side seem to employ.
    The game is finely poised now, a draw does neither team any favours.
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    66. One thing is for sure, since the goal it would appear that somebody has put ten pence in the Chelsea fans.
    On the other hand, the home fans have gone a bit quiet.
    That is, apart from the constant drum being played.
    I wonder who the first person was to decide that taking a drum or trumpet to a game was the way forward.
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    64. Palmer seems to be playing in a wider position now with Nkunku on the pitch.
    He looks far more effective on the right wing and is seeing a lot more of the ball.
    Palace counter and Lerma finds Ayew, looking to slot it in for Munoz.
    The full back looks to cut it back from the byline but Petrovic collects.
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