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The best pictures from this weekend's sporting action

The best pictures from this weekend's sporting action
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Manchester City kept their quadruple bid alive as they defeated Everton to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

Wales were agonisingly denied the Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam by a last-gasp France try while England collapsed to their joint worst finish in the competition's history after losing in Ireland.

Manchester City kept their quadruple bid alive as they defeated Everton to reach the FA Cup semi-finals where they will face Chelsea at Wembley next month after the Blues overcame Sheffield United.

Leicester beat Manchester United to reach the last four for the first time in 39 years and the Foxes will play Southampton, who made light work of neighbouring Bournemouth.

Tottenham rebounded from their Europa League exit by beating Aston Villa to keep their top-four hopes alive but the pressure has intensified on Steve Bruce after Newcastle's heavy defeat at Brighton.

Virat Kohli's 80 not out and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's two for 15 proved decisive as India claimed a Twenty20 series victory over England after prevailing in a high-scoring decider.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the best pictures from the sporting weekend.

France v Wales – Guinness Six Nations – Stade de France
Wales were pipped at the post by France in a thriller in Paris (David Niviere/PA)
England were outclassed by Ireland in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)
England were outclassed by Ireland in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)
Scotland put Italy to the sword (Jane Barlow/PA)
Scotland put Italy to the sword (Jane Barlow/PA)
Ilkay Gundogan, right, opened the scoring for Manchester City as they defeated Everton in the FA Cup (Jon Super/PA)
Ilkay Gundogan, right, opened the scoring for Manchester City as they defeated Everton in the FA Cup (Jon Super/PA)
Kelechi Iheanacho, right, bagged a brace as Leicester defeated Manchester United to reach the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1982 (Ian Walton/PA)
Kelechi Iheanacho, right, bagged a brace as Leicester defeated Manchester United to reach the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1982 (Ian Walton/PA)
Tottenham bounced back from their Europa League humiliation by beating Aston Villa (Rui Vieira/PA)
Tottenham bounced back from their Europa League humiliation by beating Aston Villa (Rui Vieira/PA)
Steve Bruce is under more pressure after Newcastle's defeat at Brighton (Clive Rose/PA)
Steve Bruce is under more pressure after Newcastle's defeat at Brighton (Clive Rose/PA)
Alfredo Morelos scored his first Old Firm derby goal for Rangers (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Alfredo Morelos scored his first Old Firm derby goal for Rangers (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Gemma Evans, centre, helped Bristol City move off the bottom of the WSL after a 1-1 draw at Tottenham (Kieran Cleeves/PA)
Gemma Evans, centre, helped Bristol City move off the bottom of the WSL after a 1-1 draw at Tottenham (Kieran Cleeves/PA)
Lionel Messi bagged a brace on his record-breaking 768th appearance for Barcelona (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)
Lionel Messi bagged a brace on his record-breaking 768th appearance for Barcelona (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)
Virat Kohli was in scintillating form in India's deciding T20 against England (Ajit Solanki/AP)
Virat Kohli was in scintillating form in India's deciding T20 against England (Ajit Solanki/AP)
Gavin Henson, centre, experienced a low-key debut in rugby league as his West Wales Raiders team suffered a 58-4 defeat by Widnes in the first round of the Betfred Challenge Cup (David Davies/PA)
Gavin Henson, centre, experienced a low-key debut in rugby league as his West WalesRaiders team suffered a 58-4 defeat by Widnes in the first round of the BetfredChallenge Cup (David Davies/PA)

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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

TRAMPOLINE
· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

CANOE SLALOM
· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

FOOTBALL
· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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