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Klinsmann received $3.35m settlement after he was fired by US Soccer

Coach was fired after string of disappointing resultsUSA failed to reach World Cup 2018 after poor campaignJürgen Klinsmann received a $3.35m settlement of his contract with the US Soccer Federation, according to the USSF’s tax filing. His replacement,…

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RFU appoints BOA’s Bill Sweeney as new chief executive

Sweeney replaces interim CEO Nigel Melville‘This is the only opportunity I would have left the BOA for’The head of the British Olympic Association, Bill Sweeney, has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the sport…

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Maurizio Sarri set to be in charge for Chelsea's game against Malmo

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is set to be in charge for the Europa League game against Malmo on Thursday.The Italian’s future has come under increasing scrutiny since a 6-0 …

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Maurizio Sarri set to be in charge for Chelsea's game against Malmo

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is set to be in charge for the Europa League game against Malmo on Thursday.The Italian’s future has come under increasing scrutiny since a 6-0 …

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The Fiver | Sarriball, a philosophy now critiqued in the intense colloquial style

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Maurizio Sarri rolled out of bed on Tuesday morning, then rolled his first cigarette of the day. Then he rolled his second and third, before lighting the first one. That’s standard practice, ensuring t…

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Proposed testosterone limit ’flawed’ and ‘hurtful’, say Caster Semenya’s lawyers

• Day two of challenge against IAAF’s revised eligibility rules• Regulations ‘do not empower anyone’, say lawyersCaster Semenya’s lawyers have hit back at the IAAF on day two of their hearing at the court of arbitration for sport, claiming the world go…

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Chelsea stick with Maurizio Sarri for now but manager on thin ice

• Sarri to take charge of Thursday’s game with Malmö• Roman Abramovich will decide whether to sack ItalianMaurizio Sarri will take charge of Chelsea’s match at home to Malmö on Thursday and is set to continue as manager for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final b…

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Rugby Union – Scotland hit by Russell injury absence

Fly-half Russell Finn will miss Scotland’s Six Nations encounter against France in Paris on Saturday because of concussion.

The 26-year-old was forced out of his club side Racing 92’s 34-29 defeat by Top 14 leaders Toulouse on Sunday because of a hea…

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Formula 1 – Wolff praises Hamilton’s ‘super’ shape

Lewis Hamilton appears to be in the best shape ever and is in a “super mental state” ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 season, according to Mercedes’ team boss Toto Wolff.

The 34-year-old British driver returned to the track in Barcelona on Monday and put …

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Soccer – Gundogan stresses CL win requirement

Ilkay Gundogan has warned Manchester City that they will only be considered an elite team in Europe by winning the Champions League.

European success is the only thing that has eluded the Citizens since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover in 2008 and it has ar…

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Wales gladiator Alun Wyn Jones rages against the dying of the light | Robert Kitson

With his 132nd Test on Saturday the captain will move within 16 caps of Richie McCaw – and England should expect to be hit by an elemental forceSome statistics in rugby are barely worth collating. The “most carries” column, for example, does not necess…

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The Spin | Questions facing England in West Indies 100 days out from World Cup

A new-ball partner for Woakes, whether Wood has a role and back-up batting at the top of the order are among the issuesEngland play 11 one-day internationals and two warm-up internationals before the World Cup starts on 30 May, but this five-match seri…

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Refereeing of women’s football needs work. Here is the plan to tackle it | Suzanne Wrack

Full-time officials for Women’s Super League and a fast-track pathway for female referees are among the ideasConsider these three incidents: the Chelsea midfielder Drew Spence cynically scything down Arsenal’s Kim Little, breaking one of Little’s legs,…

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Millie Bright misses out on SheBelieves Cup squad through injury

Chelsea defender Millie Bright has been ruled out of Phil Neville’s England squad for the SheBelieves Cup because of injury.Manchester City defender Gemma Bonner replaces B…

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Scotland lose injured Finn Russell as France drop Lopez and Parra

Coach Brunel denies backlash after criticism from half-backsRussell is ruled out after failing to pass head injury protocolsFinn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations clash with France on Saturday after failing to recover from a…

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David Squires on … Tottenham’s grand designs for their new stadium

Our cartoonist looks at Spurs and their protracted renovations to move back into their groundTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Bradford’s Lewis O’Brien: ‘I used Twitter critics as a drive to show who I am’

Loan from Huddersfield was greeted with some disdain but he has impressed with his dynamism – and his singingIt can be one of the most nerve-racking times of a young footballer’s career – the moment when he is asked to stand on a chair and sing to the …

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Bradford’s Lewis O’Brien: ‘I used Twitter critics as a drive to show who I am’

Loan from Huddersfield was greeted with some disdain but he has impressed with his dynamism – and his singingIt can be one of the most nerve-racking times of a young footballer’s career – the moment when he is asked to stand on a chair and sing to the …

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Chelsea fans don’t often have time to turn on a manager – this felt decisive | Jonathan Wilson

Maurizio Sarri is serving up predictable, sterile football and some choices are hard to fathom but Chelsea share the blame for this messChelsea fans don’t often turn on their manager. They don’t usually have time. But there, distinct in the cool Februa…

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Too old and porous? Bayern Munich face Liverpool amid serious doubts

The German champions have been sluggish for much of the season and the problems may run to the very top“Maybe they are slowly becoming part of the problem,” mused Stefan Effenberg in November. The former Bayern Munich midfielder was referring to Karl-H…