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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Another handball horror show, Calvert-Lewin is benefiting from Ancelotti effect and sentiment alone will not save LampardOle Gunnar Solskjær said Manchester United had “three or four weeks to catch up to a few teams”, and how it showed. United could no…

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NFL great Joe Montana reportedly saves grandchild from kidnapping

TMZ reports incident happened on Saturday in Malibu homeWoman said to have been charged with kidnapping and burglaryIt appears that NFL hall of famer Joe Montana is a crimefighter as well as the winner of four Super Bowls.According to a TMZ report, the…

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From Rome to Rio: where fans are back in stadiums and where they are barred

A look at what is allowed in mainland Europe’s major leagues and selected other countries amid the coronavirus crisisThe government on Wednesday announced a reduction in the number of fans allowed in grounds. Initially 5,000 had been permitted but risi…

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Vintage skied penalties, BMX twin sisters and triathlon sportsmanship | Classic YouTube

This week’s highlights also include interloping cows, heartening sportsmanship and a 159ft putt from Michael Phelps1) Aylesbury United’s Ollie Hogg re-popularised an old classic on Monday night: the skied penalty. Here, see for yourself. It’s a beauty,…

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Chargers doctor reportedly punctured QB Taylor’s lung with pain-killing injection

Veteran quarterback was scratched from game at last minuteChargers head coach says Taylor will retain starting spotA Los Angeles Chargers doctor allegedly punctured the lung of the team’s starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, while attempting to give him…

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Has anyone crossed two bigger derby divides than Alex Greenwood? | The Knowledge

Plus: Premier League-scoring US university graduates, multiple goal-of-the-season award winners and fast debutant scorersMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Alex Greenwood has signed for Manchester City Women, which means she’ll have playe…

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Sport by sport: what new lockdown regulations will mean in UK

An extended period without spectators will leave many sports clubs and governing bodies facing an uncertain futureRugby union remains among the most vulnerable major sports if the pandemic continues to prevent spectators from attending major games. The…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Chelsea’s youngsters are back on the sidelines, former Blues defender Tariq Lamptey shines in win and Eddie Nketiah has his eye on goalsMuch of the praise heaped on Frank Lampard about this time last year focused on his apparent eagerness to find a pla…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Chelsea’s youngsters are back on the sidelines, former Blues defender Tariq Lamptey shines in win and Eddie Nketiah has his eye on goalsMuch of the praise heaped on Frank Lampard about this time last year focused on his apparent eagerness to find a pla…

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Gareth Bale returns to Tottenham and Liverpool land Diogo Jota

Spurs will pay about £20m to loan the WelshmanDiogo Jota moves to Liverpool from Wolves on long-term dealGareth Bale has completed his return to Tottenham from Real Madrid on a season-long loan. Spurs are believed to have paid around £20m, covering a l…

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Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open with hamstring injury

Turnaround between grand slams too tight for JapaneseUS Open champion joins Ash Barty in pulling outRecently crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open in another serious blow to organisers of the tournament in Paris.Osaka,…

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Edinson Cavani’s love of ballet, Cathy Freeman magic and a frisbee golf ace | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features memories of Pat Smullen and some cracking volleys of the footballing variety1) The death of nine-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen at the age of 43 has robbed Flat racing of one of its very best. He guided Harzand…

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WNBA star Maya Moore marries man she helped free from prison

Double Olympic champion fought for freedom of Jonathan IronsCouple fought for 13 years to free Irons over wrongful convictionWNBA star Maya Moore has married the man she helped free from prison.Moore was in the prime of her playing days when she paused…

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Which managers have had the longest breaks between spells at a club? | The Knowledge

Plus: multiple same-name scoring teammates, refs riding roughshod over rules, and an umbrella-holding goalscorerMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Eddie Niedzwiecki took temporary charge of Reading following the departure of Mark Bowen. E…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Roy Hodgson showed his ability to improvise, while Fulham and West Brom may well struggle without reinforcementsThe cameo lasted 10 minutes but Eberechi Eze looked, er, at ease as he made his debut for Crystal Palace against Southampton. Repeating an a…

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US Open champion Andreescu pays tribute to King and fellow trailblazers

Canadian writes open letter to pioneers of women’s tennisAndreescu unable to defend title due to foot injuryUS Open champion Bianca Andreescu has written an open letter to Billie Jean King and other pioneers who campaigned for the rights of female tenn…

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Premier League origins, 1980s fan footage and the great Gail Devers | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Andy Murray being a mensch and more1) The Premier League season begins this weekend, so here’s Sky’s Premier League launch from 1992, here’s Norwich beating Arsenal on the opening day, in front…

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Manchester United Women sign USA’s two-time World Cup winner Tobin Heath

Winger has also won two Olympics gold medals with USWNTCasey Stoney hails player’s experience and intelligenceManchester United have confirmed the signing of two-time World Cup winner Tobin Heath for the 2020/21 season.The 32-year-old winger has been a…

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In which matches have whistle-happy referees blown for time too early?

Plus: Swindon Town’s Kerry Mucklowe statue, Sheffield United’s symmetry and uncapped international substitutesMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Excluding abandonments, what examples are there of matches when the referee blew for time too…

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In which matches have whistle-happy referees blown for time too early?

Plus: Swindon Town’s Kerry Mucklowe statue, Sheffield United’s symmetry and uncapped international substitutesMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Excluding abandonments, what examples are there of matches when the referee blew for time too…