Happy Gilmore, Smith’s leaves and grandad Keane – Wednesday’s sporting social

PA Sport Staff
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Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from February 17.


A TIMEly recognition for Marcus Rashford.

Who’s the birthday girl? It’s……… Rebekah Vardy

Grandad Roy was doing some mentoring.

The Rooneys got some fresh air.

Gary Neville was an early riser.

Raheem Sterling and Lucy Bronze’s generosity was remembered.

Jack Grealish stuck up for under-fire referee Darren Drysdale.

Dele Alli headed for Austria.

Liverpool’s captain celebrated a big win.

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo headed for a happy hunting ground.


Johanna Konta’s back on the court.

Daniil Medvedev turned his attention to the semi-finals.

Ash Barty was upset to let her home crowd down.

Sofia Kenin vowed to return stronger after surgery.

Jessica Pegula was grateful to compatriot Jennifer Brady.


Steve Smith was at it again.

What a photo!

Stunning day off for Sophie Ecclestone.

James Anderson put the work in.

Some new faces were out of quarantine.

Faf Du Plessis quit Test cricket.

Happy birthday, Adil Rashid.


Time for a Happy Gilmore sequel?

Chelsea and Leicester pitched spin-offs.

Rugby Union

Jason Robinson reflected on the start of his England career, on this day 20 years ago.

John Barclay was not happy with rugby’s disciplinary inconsistency.


James Harden guided Brooklyn Nets to a late comeback win over Phoenix.


Conor McGregor showed off his fists.

Khabib Nurmagomedov enjoyed a night in Barcelona.


Raymond Van Barneveld regained his PDC tour card.

His old rival congratulated him.