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Sadio Mané: ‘I wanted to build a hospital to give people hope’

A new documentary shows how much the Liverpool striker was influenced by his father’s early death and why he is funding a hospital back in SenegalOf all the remarkable stories in the new documentary about Sadio Mané, there is one that stands out. From …

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Better to play behind closed doors than not at all, says Uefa president

Ceferin warns competitions must be completed by SeptemberUefa also considering postponing FFP for a yearThe Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, believes it is a “better option” to conclude this season’s Champions League and Europa League behind closed …

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Jonathan David: the in-demand striker with his sights on the very top

Gent and Canada goalscorer is among the world’s most wanted youngsters and says he would love a Premier League chance“I don’t think I would have been here otherwise, to be honest,” admits Jonathan David. The Canada forward was six when his parents emig…

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Football faces endless conundrums when the game finally restarts | Ed Aarons

The coronavirus crisis has instilled a spirit of unity among football’s leaders – but the sport’s calendar has been shreddedAs Gareth Southgate put it so eloquently, this is hardly the moment for football to take centre stage. Yet after a week in which…

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Football faces endless conundrums when the game finally restarts | Ed Aarons

The coronavirus crisis has instilled a spirit of unity among football’s leaders – but the sport’s calendar has been shreddedAs Gareth Southgate put it so eloquently, this is hardly the moment for football to take centre stage. Yet after a week in which…

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Coronavirus and sport – a list of the major cancellations

From major club and international football to the golf and tennis tours, Covid-19 has decimated the sporting calendar. Here is an updating list of what has been affected so farLatest• Premier League shuts down until 4 April, Football League until 3 Apr…

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Uefa to consider postponing Euro 2020 until next summer over coronavirus

Governing body will hold meeting on TuesdayUefa to discuss options for Champions LeagueUefa is considering postponing the European Championships until next summer as it attempts to deal with the escalating coronavirus pandemic.European football’s gover…

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Europa League thrown into coronavirus chaos as two last-16 ties are shelved

Sevilla v Roma and Inter Milan v Getafe first legs postponedSpanish authorities refuse landing permission for Roma’s flightThe knockout stages of the Europa League have been thrown into disarray after two of the last-16 fixtures were postponed the day …

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Agent Jorge Mendes’ homes searched in money laundering investigation

Portuguese authorities also search offices of Benfica and PortoInvestigation relates to alleged tax evasion since 2015The Portuguese attorney’s office has confirmed that they conducted dozens of searches on Wednesday in connection with their investigat…

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Norwich City v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeAnd feel free to email Ed here or tweet @ed_aarons 7.48pm GMT Perhaps they could do with some kryptonite at the back, suggests Richard T. W. Arthur …

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Norwich City v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeAnd feel free to email Ed here or tweet @ed_aarons 7.48pm GMT Perhaps they could do with some kryptonite at the back, suggests Richard T. W. Arthur …

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Football Leaks’ Rui Pinto in prison with hard-drive passwords in his head

Website provided evidence that led to Manchester City’s ban but Pinto has more information and ‘authorities are afraid’ Lisbon’s Judiciary Police prison is situated just down the road from Eduardo VII Park, one of the Portuguese capital’s most popular …

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Chris Froome facing coronavirus test after UAE Tour is cancelled

Two Italian participants in race contracted Covid-19Froome and other riders confined to rooms in Abu DhabiChris Froome and Mark Cavendish are among riders who will be tested for the coronavirus after the UAE Tour was cancelled on Thursday when two part…

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Top sporting events at risk as coronavirus continues to spread

Ireland Six Nations matches the first events to fallGiro d’Italia, Cheltenham festival and Olympics under threat A large number of the year’s prestigious sporting events are at risk as the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, with the orga…

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Top sporting events at risk as coronavirus continues to spread

Ireland Six Nations matches the first events to fallGiro d’Italia, Cheltenham festival and Olympics under threat A large number of the year’s prestigious sporting events are at risk as the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, with the orga…

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Tottenham’s Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus video on social media

England midfielder has until next week to answer chargesAlli posted video on Snapchat mocking Asian manTottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged with misconduct over his social media post regarding the coronavirus outbreak, the Football Associati…

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Why Premier League clubs are turning to an Australian bank in big numbers

Teams in England’s top two divisions are taking sizeable loans from Macquarie, at times mortgaged against future TV earningsIt was once dubbed the “vampire kangaroo” and accused of “feasting on Britain’s creaking infrastructure” after investing in comp…

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‘It wasn’t funny’: Tottenham’s Dele Alli apologises over coronavirus video

• England midfielder appeared to mock Asian man• ‘I let myself down and the club’Dele Alli has apologised for a video posted on his Snapchat account in which the Tottenham and England midfielder appeared to mock an Asian man and joke about the coronavi…

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Cheikhou Kouyaté: ‘If you lose in training, we come to your home for food’

The Crystal Palace midfielder on Africa Cup of Nations anger, why Jordan Ayew is like Maradona and his post-career dream‘We don’t like that,” Cheikhou Kouyaté frowns. “But what can we do? They never listen to us players.” Having just completed a sessio…

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Cheikhou Kouyaté: ‘If you lose in training, we come to your home for food’

The Crystal Palace midfielder on Africa Cup of Nations anger, why Jordan Ayew is like Maradona and his post-career dream‘We don’t like that,” Cheikhou Kouyaté frowns. “But what can we do? They never listen to us players.” Having just completed a sessio…