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Boris Johnson opposes ban on Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Rugby union chiefs are reviewing historical context of popular terrace anthemBoris Johnson has said rugby fans should not be banned from singing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot as the sport’s governing body reviews the historical context of the song.The prime…

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All Blacks great Dan Carter makes surprise return to New Zealand rugby

Dual World Cup winner signs for Blues in NZ Super Rugby38-year-old was a free agent since Top League shut downFormer All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter has made a surprise return to New Zealand domestic rugby after an absence of five years by joining the Au…

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Krzysztof Piatek pegs back RB Leipzig with late penalty for Hertha Berlin

RB Leipzig’s faint title hopes fade further in drawDusseldorf win increases pressure on Schalke’s David WagnerRB Leipzig’s faint title hopes faded further after Krzysztof Piatek’s late penalty earned Hertha Berlin a point at an empty Olympiastadion on …

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Krzysztof Piatek pegs back RB Leipzig with late penalty for Hertha Berlin

RB Leipzig’s faint title hopes fade further in drawDusseldorf win increases pressure on Schalke’s David WagnerRB Leipzig’s faint title hopes faded further after Krzysztof Piatek’s late penalty earned Hertha Berlin a point at an empty Olympiastadion on …

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Bundesliga roundup: Jadon Sancho cameo keeps Dortmund’s hopes alive

Sancho sets up second in 2-0 win at WolfsburgKai Havertz scores twice as Leverkusen beat GladbachJadon Sancho came off the bench to help boost Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga title hopes with a 2-0 win at Wolfsburg, while Borussia Mönchengladbach slippe…

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Bundesliga roundup: Jadon Sancho cameo keeps Dortmund’s hopes alive

Sancho sets up second in 2-0 win at WolfsburgKai Havertz scores twice as Leverkusen beat GladbachJadon Sancho came off the bench to help boost Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga title hopes with a 2-0 win at Wolfsburg, while Borussia Mönchengladbach slippe…

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Giants’ DeAndre Baker surrenders to police on armed robbery charges

NFL player’s lawyer says client is innocent of all chargesSeahawks’ Quinton Dunbar also faces charges over incidentNew York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker turned himself in to police in Florida on Saturday morning to face four counts of armed robbery …

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Giants’ DeAndre Baker surrenders to police on armed robbery charges

NFL player’s lawyer says client is innocent of all chargesSeahawks’ Quinton Dunbar also faces charges over incidentNew York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker turned himself in to police in Florida on Saturday morning to face four counts of armed robbery …

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Troy Deeney voices fears over football’s return: ‘I won’t put my family at risk’

Watford captain ‘not even talking about football at the moment’Deeney unbothered if he loses money: ‘I’ve been broke before’Watford’s Troy Deeney says he will put his family’s health before football and has raised concerns about the Premier League’s pl…

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No guarantee Tour de France will go ahead, says French sports minister

Roxana M?r?cineanu made the comments to France TelevisionGiro d’Italia and Vuelta a España will overlap in OctoberThere is no guarantee that the Tour de France will go ahead this year because of the Covid-19 crisis, the French sports minister Roxana M?…

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Former golfer Doug Sanders, four-time major runner-up, dies aged 86

American came close to winning the Open in 1970Sanders enjoyed 20 wins on the PGA TourAmerican Doug Sanders, who was three feet away from beating Jack Nicklaus and winning the 1970 Open at the home of golf, has died of natural causes aged 86.Sanders su…

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Brescia president Cellino threatens to forfeit games if Serie A restarts

Former Leeds owner says it would be ‘madness’ to continueClub are bottom but Cellino adamant relegation is no concernCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageMassimo Cellino, the president of bottom-of-the-table Brescia, has said …

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Frank Warren rejects farmer’s allegation over Tyson Fury’s drug test history

Farmer alleges he was paid £25,000 to lie about wild boar meatPromoter Warren calls story ‘total bullshit’Tyson Fury’s reign as world heavyweight champion faces fresh scrutiny with new allegations concerning his drug-testing history. Related: Caroline …

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Fourth-division Saarbrücken make history by reaching German Cup semis

Goalkeeper Daniel Batz saved five Düsseldorf penaltiesTobias Jänicke scored decisive penalty in 7-6 shootoutSaarbrücken became the first fourth-division team to reach the German Cup semi-finals with a 7-6 penalty shootout win over top tier opponents Fo…

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Nicolas Portal, Team Ineos sporting director, dies of heart attack

The Frenchman, 40, died at home in AndorraPortal suffered cardiac arrhythmia during careerChris Froome has led the tributes to Nicolas Portal after the sporting director at Team Ineos died on Tuesrday aged just 40.The Frenchman, a former cyclist who ro…

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Chaos in Italy as more Serie A matches suspended over coronavirus

Sport in affected regions suspended until 8th MarchInter and Juventus are among the sides concernedItalian football was thrown further into chaos on Sunday after the government issued a new decree extending the suspension of all sporting events in regi…

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Athletes must consider their own health before travelling to Olympics, says Ian Thorpe

Swimming great ‘definitely concerned’ by coronavirusIOC fully committed to starting Games on 24 JulyOlympic great Ian Thorpe is urging Australia’s athletes to consider their long-term health before deciding to compete at the Tokyo Games. As concerns mo…

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Neymar hits out at PSG after ‘suffering’ in defeat at Borussia Dortmund

Forward says club were too cautious over rib injuryNeymar wanted more match time in buildupParis Saint-Germain were plunged into fresh turmoil after their 2-1 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday with Neymar criticising the club for …

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European football roundup: Juventus ease past 10-man Brescia

Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado score for JuventusCologne 1-4 Bayern Munich Goals from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado earned Juventus a 2-0 win over 10-man Brescia on Sunday. Brescia striker Florian Aye picked up two yellow cards in three minutes near t…

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Late Kristoffer Ajer winner forces Celtic past plucky Aberdeen

Goals from Callum McGregor and Kristoffer Ajer saw leader Celtic battle their way to a 2-1 victory over a resilient Aberdeen side at Pittodrie. Ash Taylor had levelled for Aberdeen on an afternoon which tested Celtic’s mettle, but eventually the champi…