It’s time to ignore the sceptics and take delight in this Tottenham team | Barney Ronay

While the doom merchants point out they have yet to win anything, most fans would like to see their own team built, and play, like Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham players mob Christian Eriksen after his 71st-minute equaliser from a free-kick against Juventus. Photograph: Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images The last time a Premier League team produced a stirring …

Dawid Malan delighted with return of Ben Stokes to the England setup

• All-rounder expected to join squad in Wellington on Friday• ‘You know that you have got a match-winner there,’ says Malan Dawid Malan is looking forward to the return of Ben Stokes for the New Zealand leg of their winter’s work. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images Dawid Malan is relishing the chance to line up alongside …

French aid group MSF says it dealt with 24 abuse cases last year

Médecins Sans Frontières confirms 19 staff were fired over sexual harassment or abuse Médecins Sans Frontières is one of the world’s largest aid organisations. Photograph: Pierre Andrieu/AFP/Getty Images International aid group Médecins Sans Frontières acted on 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse last year and fired 19 employees, it has revealed, as the British …

The British empire’s role in ending slavery | Letters

Paul Martin says the British have plenty to be proud about. Rosie Turner, Roger Downie and Bernie Evans disagree Africans on the deck of an 18th-century slave ship. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Whatever you think of the Treasury tweet (The Treasury’s tweet shows slavery is still misunderstood, 13 February), we do have a lot to be …

Does the Reading/Leeds lineup prove rock is dead? (No)

The bill at this year’s festival has revived the argument that guitar bands are over. But newbies, from Starcrawler to the Sherlocks – and some old favourites – offer hope Shame, ‘Britain’s most exciting new band’ ‘That lineup is absolutely shocking!” “I’m putting my ticket up for sale for 17 pence because that’s all the …

Has North Korea’s week at the Winter Olympics diminished the nuclear threat?

Kim Jong-un’s decision to send his sister Kim Yo-jong and a 200-strong cheerleading squad to the Winter Olympics has been seized upon by some as a sign of North Korea coming in from the cold to seek peace and even reunification. But are there really grounds for such optimism? All smiles … North Korean cheerleaders …

Shaun White finds Olympic redemption isn’t so easy in the #MeToo age

Past harassment allegations cropped up after the American won his third Olympic gold. And such questions can no longer be brushed off by athletes Shaun White was involved in a tense press conference after his Olympic victory on Wednesday. Photograph: Francois-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images On the surface Shaun White’s redemption song, a four-year fightback from rock …

What the Premier League TV deal means for you: key questions answered

Will subscriptions become cheaper? Will BT customers miss out? What will happen with the unsold packages? A guide to the new deal The Sky Sports presenters Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Kelly Cates. Sky has secured four of the best five packs for 2019-22. Photograph: Catherine Ivill – AMA/Getty Images How does the Premier League …