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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

José Mourinho will want to make a point at Stamford Bridge while Chris Hughton returns to a chaotic St James’s ParkIn Manchester United’s last match, against Newcastle, José Mourinho demonstrated some of the audacity with which he made his name. He mad…

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Dai Young calls for overhaul after ‘ridiculous’ ban for Nathan Hughes

• The Wasps forward has been banned for six weeks• Hughes will miss three of England’s internationalsThe Wasps director of rugby, Dai Young, has described Nathan Hughes’s six-week ban – which rules him out of three of England’s four autumn internationa…

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Eddie Jones splits captaincy between Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell

• England role shared during the autumn internationals• ‘I’ll be sacked if we don’t win at least one game,’ Jones saysEddie Jones has claimed the England captaincy has become too big for one man after taking the surprise decision to split the role betw…

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Harry Maguire: Leicester defender remains focused and 'ambitious'

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Just when England rugby needs clarity the waters have been muddied | Robert Kitson

Eddie Jones was at his complicated best as he shared the thinking behind his 36-man squad for the autumn internationalsThe big problem with coaching England, believes Eddie Jones, is the media. In a nutshell they ask too many questions. “Anywhere else …

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Serena Williams coach advocates change in rules after US Open controversy

Patrick Mouratoglou says in-match coaching would help tennisWilliams was given violation for being coached at US OpenSerena Williams’s coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity.Patrick Mouratoglou, who admi…

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Lewis Hamilton hails Formula One ‘Godfather’ Juan Manuel Fangio

• Hamilton is on the verge of matching Fangio’s five world titles• The British driver can clinch the championship in TexasLewis Hamilton says Juan Manuel Fangio is the Formula One “Godfather” as he stands on the verge of history by matching the Argenti…

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Should José Mourinho be punished for his foul-mouthed tirade? | Paul MacInnes

The Manchester United manager has been charged by the FA for using ‘abusive, insulting or improper language’ but it seems reasonable to raise the question: was it really offensive?In this week’s episode of the José Mourinho show the Manchester United m…

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Scottish cyclist smashes round-the world record

Jenny Graham arrives in Berlin after cycling 18,000 miles across four continents in 124 days A British adventurer has become the fastest woman to cycle around the world. Jenny Graham circumnavigated the globe in 124 days, knocking nearly three weeks of…

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‘It’s changed their lives’ – England amputee team target World Cup glory

Owen Coyle Jr and his team have high hopes for the tournament next week with the Manchester City player Rhyce Ramsden explaining how much the sport means for the players“It all started about a year and a half ago,” remembers Rhyce Ramsden in his thick …

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‘It’s changed their lives’ – England amputee team target World Cup glory

Owen Coyle Jr and his team have high hopes for the tournament next week with the Manchester City player Rhyce Ramsden explaining how much the sport means for the players“It all started about a year and a half ago,” remembers Rhyce Ramsden in his thick …

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Christian Eriksen set to return for Tottenham at West Ham

• Mauricio Pochettino says midfielder will either start or be sub• Eriksen’s agent plays down comments by Denmark managerChristian Eriksen will be available for Tottenham’s visit to West Ham on Saturday, according to Mauricio Pochettino, despite the un…

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Two police officers could be charged over Dalian Atkinson death

File passed to CPS following investigation into death of 48-year-old footballer, who was shot with stun gunTwo police officers could be prosecuted over the death of the former footballer Dalian Atkinson, who collapsed after being shot by a stun gun.The…

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A-League 2018-19: end the hand-wringing, the green shoots are there | Richard Parkin

With a propensity towards doom and gloom, Australian football needs an occasional narrative resetLike the ancient serpent ouroboros, Australian football has a seemingly infinite capacity for auto-cannibalism. With a grassroots participation base that i…

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Clare Connor and Nathan Leamon may vie to be ECB’s director of cricket

• Head of women’s game and lead analyst have impressed• Andrew Strauss to assist in search for his successorThe search for the new director of England cricket officially starts on Friday with Clare Connor, head of the women’s game, and Nathan Leamon, t…

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David Squires on … the glorious return of the A-League

Our resident cartoonist can barely hide his delight on the day the A-League gets back underwayView all of David’s Australian sport cartoons here Continue reading…

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Roma fan cleared of inflicting GBH on Liverpool supporter

Filippo Lombardi jailed for three years for violent disorder before Champions League tieA Roma fan has been cleared of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a Liverpool supporter but has been jailed for three years for violent disorder.Filippo Lombardi, 2…

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Shaun Marsh departs early as Australia face second Test defeat to Pakistan

• Day three: Pakistan 282 & 400-9d; Australia 145 & 47-1• Marsh out early after Australians were set 538 to win In the early evening Abu Dhabi sunlight, in a wash of warm mango colour that lit up the grass and the grandstands of the Sheikh Zaye…

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Salah and Van Dijk back in full Liverpool training after injury scares

• Players set to face Huddersfield after missing internationals• Mané and Keïta are doubts for Saturday’s matchMohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are expected to be fit for Liverpool’s visit to Huddersfield Town on Saturday despite missing recent intern…

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Hart has nothing to prove on Man City return – Dyche

Joe Hart has “nothing to prove” when he returns to Manchester City as an opponent for the first time on Saturday, says Burnley boss Sean Dyche.The goalkeeper won two Premie…