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PSG v Marseille – LIVE video stream

Watch LIVE action from PSG v Marseille as Beckham and Barton square up again in the French Cup

PUBLISHED:

16:53 GMT, 27 February 2013

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UPDATED:

17:45 GMT, 27 February 2013

David Beckham is back in action tonight as his Paris St Germain side take on Joey Barton's Marseille in the French Cup.

Kicking off at 7.55pm (UK time), readers in the UK and Ireland can watch all the action live from the Parc des Princes – for FREE.

Simply click on the video player that appears below, sit back and enjoy the match action as Beckham and Barton go head-to-head…

Euro diary: Ireland fans sleep off hangover at Poznan train station

Euro diary: Irish fans sleep off massive hangover at Poznan train station

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UPDATED:

22:24 GMT, 11 June 2012

Such was the desperation of Irish fans to get to their game in Poznan on Sunday that thousands travelled without hotels or tickets.

Hence the sea of green at the town's main railway station on Monday morning as hundreds slept under flags and scarves.

Drink it up: The Irish fans have got their drinking boots firmly on

Drink it up: The Irish fans have got their drinking boots firmly on

Not quite made it

Nobody from the city of Donetsk will have been surprised to see the Donbass Arena far from full for England's opener.

As recently as last Thursday, workmen were still Tarmacking roads and finishing off the airport runways.

A big thumbs up for…

Regular diary readers will be aware of the hilarity my surname is causing among officials and volunteers over here.

Give thanks, then, for UEFA website journalist Ian Holyman. Maybe he feels my pain.

Give us a smile! Ukrainian officials have proved to be very stern

Give us a smile! Ukrainian officials have proved to be very stern

A big thumbs down for…

The Ukrainian police who steadfastly refuse to break into a smile for anybody.

Maybe I will try tickling one of them the next time I encounter one of their baffling road blocks. Or maybe not…

Bearly interested

The fight to become Paul the Octopus's successor has already begun, with Fred the Ferret predicting results in Kharkiv.

Sadly, Siberian bears Misha and Masha – famous in Russia for predicting sporting scores – have so far refused to get involved. Probably too busy dancing.

Local flavour

Kiev's hot summer weather has already attracted thousands of supporters to the city's Fan Zone near Independent Square.

More than 2km of sausages were devoured there over the weekend. Don't ask me how much beer….

Tweet success: News of Lescott's goal arrived via internet before TV

Tweet success: News of Lescott's goal arrived via internet before TV

Trigger fingers

Those
who like to tweet and watch the football at the same time are being
caught out by the delay on the TV transmission from east to west.

Some
viewers saw news of Joleon Lescott's opening goal against France flash
up on their phones before they saw it on their screens.

Play of the day

What a night for Andiy Shevchenko and what a header for his first goal against Sweden.

The Dynamo Kiev man may be 35 but he hung in the air beautifully to power a header into the corner from a cross by clubmate Andriy Yarmolenko. Textbook.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

'No. Do you know what you will write on Thursday'

Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni when asked if he knew his team for the Spain game in two days' time.

Short shrift: Trapattoni was in candid mood for the press

Short shrift: Trapattoni was in candid mood for the press

WIN McCoy"s Premier League Darts Final tickets

WIN tickets to see the McCoy's Premier League Darts Final at the O2 Arena

UPDATED:

13:08 GMT, 15 May 2012

WIN tickets to see the McCoy's Premier League Darts Final at the O2 Arena

Sportsmail has teamed up with McCoy’s, the ultimate ‘man crisps’ and the official snack of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT Final of the McCoy’s Premier League Darts at the O2 Arena on Thursday, May 17.

WIN tickets to see the McCoy's Premier League Darts Final at the O2 Arena

McCoy’s is celebrating its sponsorship of the 2012 McCoy’s Premier League Darts and to win tickets, answer this simple question:

Which of these players will play Phil 'The Power' Taylor in Thursday’s second semi-final

A) James WadeB) Simon WhitlockC) Raymond Van Barneveld

E-mail your answer, along with your name, address and contact number to:

[email protected]

to arrive by 11am on Wednesday, May 16.

PLEASE NOTE: You must validate your entry with the words MCCOYS DARTS in your subject box; the tickets are for HOME FANS ONLY and do not include travel to/from the ground, accommodation or hospitality; normal Associated Newspapers terms and conditions apply – the Editor's decision is final.

McCoy’s are asking men all over the UK,
‘Are you Man Enough’ by giving ‘real men’ the chance to win tickets to
future McCoy’s Premier League Darts events plus the chance to win other
great Darts prizes.

To get involved, visit: www.mccoys.co.uk and step up to the McCoy's online darts challenge.

London 2012 Olympics: WIN chance to set personal best at Olympic Stadium with Powerade

WIN the chance to set your personal best in the Olympic Stadium – courtesy of Powerade
WIN the chance to set your personal best in the Olympic Stadium - courtesy of Powerade

UPDATED:

07:56 GMT, 5 April 2012

Sportsmail has teamed up with Powerade to offer two lucky readers a chance of a lifetime to set their personal best at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

On Thursday May 3, 2012 Powerade will be giving a select group of people access to run the 100m on the track at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, with the fastest runners setting their own ‘Personal Bests’ in the stadium that will host the track and field events at this summer’s eagerly awaited Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Their Olympic Stadium experience, courtesy of Powerade, will include a tour of the track, the opportunity to get a unique insight into preparation and training plus coaching expertise from Jessica Ennis’s coach Toni Minichiello, and the chance to run 100m on the same track that athletes will be competing on during the Games in July and August.

Furthermore, this incredible prize includes one night’s stay at a hotel in London, a welcome letter from Jessica Ennis, a bespoke Powerade shirt and a goody bag including an image of you running on the track and a unique medal. The prize will also include the opportunity for you to bring a friend/family member to cheer you on during the session.

Powerade will be hydrating Team GB and ParalympicsGB during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. All participants will be given their own Powerade Olympic Games Sports Bottle, the same bottle that will be used by the athletes during the Games. The bottle is also available for free with every promotional bottle of Powerade ION4 and Zero purchased between now and the Games.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Which event will Jessica Ennis be competing in at the Olympics
A) Heptathlon
B) Swimming
C) Handball

E-mail your answer, along with your name, address and contact number to:

[email protected]

to arrive by 3pm on Wednesday April 11.

PLEASE NOTE: You must validate your entry with the words POWERADE COMP in your subject box; normal Associated Newspapers terms and conditions apply – the Editor's decision is final. UK residents only. Entrants must be 16-year-old and over. Full terms and conditions from the provider are listed below.

For more information about the competition, follow @PoweradeGB on Twitter.

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WIN the chance to set your personal best in the Olympic Stadium - courtesy of Powerade

Powerade London 2012 Olympic Stadium Experience Competition
Full Terms and Conditions

‘LOCOG’ means The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited.

1. This promotion is open to residents of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), the Isle of Man and Channel Islands only, excluding employees of Coca-Cola Great Britain, Coca-Cola Enterprises Limited, their agents and anyone else professionally connected with this Promotion and/or with the London 2012 Olympic Games.

2. All entrants must be aged 16 years or over. Winners under 18 years of age will need to be accompanied to the Powerade Olympic Stadium Experience by an adult.

3. Closing date for entries is Wednesday April 11. There are a total of 2 Olympic Stadium Experience places available to be won.

4. All winners will be awarded a place at the Powerade Olympic Stadium Experience on 3rd May. Winners must be available to attend on 2nd and 3rd May. Winners will also be allowed to bring one guest to the event. Guests will attend as spectators only, and will not take part in the activities on the track in the Olympic Stadium.

5. Winners who are chosen and contacted will be required to provide the Promoter with information including their name, a valid GB, IoM or CI home address, phone number and other contact details, proof of ID, notification of any medical conditions, notification of any assistance that may be needed when attending the Olympic Stadium, emergency contact details and consent to LOCOG and selected third parties (including Local Authorities and LOCOG’s Customer Relationship Management Provider, whose servers are based in the United States of America) contacting them regarding their participation in and/or for the purpose of organising the Powerade Olympic Stadium Experience. This may involve background and security checks, including Criminal Records Bureau check.

6. Winners are responsible for providing correct contact details and information for themselves if and when requested. Inaccurate information may result in the prize being forfeited if the Promoter is unable to contact the winner.

Participation:

7. The Olympic Stadium Experience event will take place on Thursday 3rd May at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium in London. Winners will need to arrive in London in the afternoon on Wednesday 2nd May, so should ensure they are available on both days. Hotel accommodation will be provided for winners and their guests on the night of Wednesday 2nd May – this will be a twin room.

8. Winners will be provided with a 100 total contribution towards travel to and from London for themselves and their guest. Winners and guests will need to make their own travel arrangements to and from London.

9. Winners and guests will need to arrive at the designated hotel in East London by 15:00 on Wednesday 2nd May. The Promoter will arrange reasonable meals, snacks and transfers from this point.

10. The Olympic Stadium Experience will end at approximately 13:30 on Thursday 3rd May. After this time, winners and guests will be responsible for making their own way home from the hotel.

11. The Olympic Stadium Experience event will include a briefing and informational talk from a qualified athletics coach, demonstrations by a professional athlete, the opportunity for the winners to run the 100m on the Olympic Stadium track, photos of the event, and gift bags for winners. Please note: Jessica Ennis will not appear in person at any point during the Olympic Stadium Experience.

12. Full details of the event will be communicated directly to winners once chosen.

13. No cash alternative to the prize is available.

14. In the event of unforeseeable circumstances outside of its control, the Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize or reward as close to the Olympic Stadium experience as possible.

General

15. The Promoter's decision is final in all matters pertaining to the promotion, and no correspondence will be entered into.

16. For any further information, or promotional queries, please contact the consumer helpline on 0800 227711.

17. For a list of winners’ names and their counties, please send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Powerade ‘Olympic Stadium Experience’, BD Network, Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PQ. This will be available for 3 months from the closing date of the promotion.

18. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions, or any underhand or malpractice or activity in conflict with the spirit of the promotion, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion refuse to accept an entry. The Promoter will be the final arbiter in any decisions and these will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter may at its absolute discretion disqualify any entrant found to be tampering with the entry process or operation or to be acting in any manner disruptive to the promotion.

19. Limitations of liability: insofar as permitted by law, neither the Promoter nor the promotional parties assume any responsibility or liability for:-

i. Any incorrect or inaccurate entry, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions;
ii. Communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilised in any aspect of this promotion;
iii. Inaccessibility or unavailability of the internet or the website or any combination thereof;
iv. Any injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the promotion;

Promoter: Coca-Cola Great Britain, 1 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9HQ.
Entries should not be sent to this address.

Spurs v Chelsea FA Cup semi-final ticket competition

WIN FA Cup semi-final tickets to see Spurs v Chelsea – courtesy of Budweiser

UPDATED:

15:49 GMT, 4 April 2012

WIN FA Cup tickets to see QPR v Chelsea - courtesy of Budweiser

Sportsmail has teamed up with Budweiser, lead partner for The FA Cup, to offer TWO lucky readers the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see the semi-final tie between Chelsea and Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday April 15.

We have a pair of tickets in each end for the lucky fans, who could see their side book their place in next month's FA Cup Final.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply answer the following question:

What was the score when these sides met at Stamford Bridge earlier this season
A) 0-0
B) 2-2
C) 3-3

E-mail your answer, along with your name, your club, address and contact number to:

[email protected]

to arrive by 11am on Wednesday, April 11.

PLEASE NOTE: You must validate your entry with the words FA CUP CHELSEA/SPURS (SELECT YOUR CLUB) in your subject box; the tickets do not include travel to/from the ground, accommodation or hospitality; normal Associated Newspapers terms and conditions apply – the Editor's decision is final.

Competition is open to over 18’s and UK residents only

Please ensure you read full terms and conditions of the promotion available at http://budweiser.co.uk/termsandconditions/dailymail before entering the promotion

WIN FA Cup tickets to see QPR v Chelsea - courtesy of Budweiser

For further information about The FA Cup with Budweiser and chances to win more tickets and official FA Cup match balls visit: www.facebook.com/budweiseruk

www.drinkaware.co.uk

Mario Balotelli linked to Wayne Rooney"s alleged prostitute

Balotelli admits fling with prostitute linked to Rooney before 2010 World Cup

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UPDATED:

14:23 GMT, 4 April 2012

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has had a 'brief involvement' with a woman previously linked to Wayne Rooney while his wife was pregnant.

Balotelli’s involvement with Jennifer Thompson occurred during a time when women were 'targeting' the player to earn money by selling their stories, Mino Raiola, who represents the Italian, said.

Max Clifford, who is representing Miss Thompson, said his client has been pursued by tabloid newspapers following the 'alleged friendship'.

Brief involvement: Mario Balotelli has admitted a fling with Jennifer Thompson

Brief involvement: Mario Balotelli has admitted a fling with Jennifer Thompson

Miss Thompson was working as an escort when she and another call girl were linked with Rooney before England’s World Cup campaign in 2010.

Mr Raiola said in a statement: 'Mario is a young and impulsive football player and as such he is an easy target for tabloids looking for stories and people seeking to benefit from being associated with him.

'Lately I feel that the chase has become more purposeful and women, in particular, are targeting Mario looking to make money from him directly or by selling stories to newspapers that relate to situations which they have intentionally pursued.

'It now seems that one of these women has succeeded and the newspapers have their story.

Coming out: Balotelli trained today having arrived with girlfriend Rafaella Fico

Coming out: Balotelli trained today having arrived with girlfriend Rafaella Fico

'In this regard, we therefore wish to
confirm that Mario has had a brief involvement with Miss Jennifer
Thompson, a well-known figure amongst tabloid readers in England.

'Mario
prefers to admit what has happened, has refused any means on offer to
try to keep the matter silent and will deal with any consequences his
actions bring in the way of public attention.

Limelight: Jennifer Thompson achieved notoriety when she was linked to Wayne Rooney

Limelight: Jennifer Thompson achieved notoriety when she was linked to Wayne Rooney

Limelight: Jenny Thompson achieved notoriety when linked to Wayne Rooney

'However, he prefers to deal with his
personal life in private and had told those close to him about this
situation prior to any suggestion of this matter becoming public.'

The
agent added that the 21-year-old was 'becoming aware of the modern
practices operated by some newspapers' and was determined to avoid
'certain types of people'.

Mr Clifford said Miss Thompson approached his PR firm and discussions over the sale of her story were ongoing.

Not again: Balotelli already caused controversy during Manchester City's weekend draw with Sunderland when he clashed over the taking of a free-kick

Not again: Balotelli already caused controversy during Manchester City's weekend draw with Sunderland when he clashed over the taking of a free-kick

'She has been pursued by the tabloids over an alleged friendship with Balotelli and asked us to represent her. We represented her some time ago when she was linked to Wayne Rooney.'

Miss Thompson was working as an escort when she and another call girl were linked with Rooney before England's World Cup campaign in 2010.

WIN Cheltenham Gold Cup tickets and a 100 bet

WIN Cheltenham Gold Cup tickets and a 100 bet on the big race – courtesy of Paddy Power

Paddy Power

Sportsmail has teamed up with top bookie Paddy Power to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets each to the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

You could experience the unique atmosphere of the Cheltenham Festival as Paddy Power will provide you with club badges for Friday, March 16 and a 100 bet to spend on the Gold Cup.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize answer the following question.

How many times has Kauto Star won the Cheltenham Gold Cup

TwoThreeFour

E-mail your answer, along with your name, address and contact number to:

[email protected]

to arrive by 9am on Monday, March 12.

PLEASE NOTE:
You must validate your entry with the words PADDY POWER CHELTENHAM in your
subject box; you must be over 18 to enter; prize is for Friday March 16 and does not include travel to or from the racecourse. Normal
Associated Newspapers terms and conditions apply – the Editor's
decision is final.

Look out as well for Paddy Power’s latest betting on Cheltenham as well as their Money-Back Special on the first day of the meeting where Paddy Power will refund losing bets in The Arkle Chase if favourite Sprinter Sacre wins the race. For more information click HERE.

WIN tickets to the Cycling World Cup at the Velodrome

WIN tickets to the Cycling World Cup at the Velodrome – courtesy of Samsung

Sportsmail has teamed up with Samsung – presenting partner of the eight UCI Track Cycling World Cup events and worldwide Olympic partner for wireless communications equipment – to give two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the World Cup in London on Saturday, February 18.

The London stage of the UCI World Cup takes place between February 17-19 and will act as the official test event for the state-of-the-art Velodrome ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

Velodrome Cycling

To be in with a chance, answer the following question:

How many UCI Track Cycling World Cup events
are Samsung presenting partner for
A) 6
B) 7C) 8

E-mail your answer, along with your name, address and contact number to:

[email protected]

to arrive by 11.30pm Sunday, February 12.

PLEASE NOTE: You must validate your entry with the words CYCLING COMP in your subject box; the tickets do not include travel to/from the ground, accommodation or hospitality; tickets are for the evening session only (6.30pm-9.39pm); the prize carries no cash value, are non-transferable and may not be substituted by the winner; normal Associated Newspapers terms and conditions apply – the Editor's decision is final.

Click here for full terms and conditions

Samsung is the presenting partner for the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Track Cycling World Cup 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons. This includes the London Prepares series event, which sees the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Velodrome in advance of the Olympics. The partnership reaffirms Samsung's dedication to sport in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, marking their 15th year as worldwide wireless communication partner.

Cycling