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Football League: Sheffield United go second but Portsmouth slip up

Reading give Gomes first win against nine-man ForestBury mount epic late comeback to beat MK DonsAfter Leeds – spying row and all – extended their lead on Friday night, a late equaliser from Norwich’s Jordan Rhodes in a 1-1 draw at West Brom meant it w…

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Football League: Leeds sink to shock defeat as Portsmouth win thriller

The top three hit the rocks in the ChampionshipLincoln sail clear at the top of League TwoNone of the top three were able to record a win on a rollercaoster afternoon in the second tier. Leeds could not repeat their Boxing Day heroics during the visit …

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Football League: Norwich draw after stunning comeback, Portsmouth lose

A 98th-minute leveller shook Carrow Road, while bums squeak at the foot of League One and Sol Campbell secures a vital winWith leaders Leeds making a dramatic comeback against Blackburn, second-placed Norwich produced an equally riveting display by bat…

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Championship at halfway: from fearless Leeds to Ipswich ignominy

We assess how every club is shaping up as another vibrant season for the second tier enters its second halfSteaming clear at the summit are Norwich and Leeds, who have spent the past five months making a lie of the received wisdom that climbing out of …

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Fulham v West Ham: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the game at Craven CottageLive scores – follow all Saturday’s resultsEmail your thoughts to Alex here | Tweet @A_Hess 5.00pm GMT Up front for Fulham, then, not just one handful but two: Aleksandar Mitrovic + Aboubakar Kama…

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Championship: Norwich reclaim top spot, Preston sunk by Rudd howler

Norwich overturn early deficit in 3-1 defeat of RotherhamDeclan Rudd clanger helps Birmingham see off PrestonAfter Leeds took themselves top with a lunchtime win at Sheffield United, Norwich reclaimed their place at the Championship summit by coming fr…

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Championship: Norwich reclaim top spot, Preston sunk by Rudd howler

Norwich overturn early deficit in 3-1 defeat of RotherhamDeclan Rudd clanger helps Birmingham see off PrestonAfter Leeds took themselves top with a lunchtime win at Sheffield United, Norwich reclaimed their place at the Championship summit by coming fr…

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Vuelta a España: final stage – live!

Vuelta a España updates with Simon Yates set to seal historic win And feel free to email Alex or tweet him to get in touch 3.54pm BST Half an hour until the glutes start pumping under the Alcorcón sun. Before then, treat yourself to William Fotheringha…

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US Open 2018: Nadal v Basilashvili, Thiem v Anderson and more – live!

Latest updates from the men’s last 16 singlesFederer hands Nick Kyrgios a lessonFeel free to email Alex or tweet: @A_Hess 3.49pm BST Amid all that, fourth seed Alexander Zverev became the biggest casualty of the tournament so far last night, beaten in …

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England meet defeat in Women’s U-20 World Cup as Japan march into final

• England 0-2 Japan• Japan to face France or Spain in Friday’s finalEngland are out of the Under-20 Women’s World Cup after falling to a 2-0 semi-final defeat by an imperious Japan side at the Stade de la Rabine.The teams met as the two highest scorers…

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Six World Cup breakaway goals to rival Belgium’s against Japan

Nacer Chadli crowned a lightning team move to settle Monday’s thriller. How does it compare with efforts of World Cups past?Some eyebrows were raised, it’s fair to say, when Roberto Martínez looked at his bench, his Belgium side 2-0 down to Japan and d…