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Billy McNeill, captain of Celtic’s European Cup-winning team, dies aged 79

‘Lisbon Lion’ was first British player to lift European Cup in 1967Managed Celtic in two spells and played 29 times for Scotland Billy McNeill, the first British player to lift the European Cup as captain of the Celtic side that won the trophy in 1967,…

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Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi out for rest of season after rupturing achilles

• Teenager suffers injury in draw against Burnley• Hudson-Odoi set to miss England’s Nations League semi-finalCallum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed he ruptured his achilles during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday night, with the teenager set to be …

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Rodrigo de Lima: UFC fighter killed at 26 after alleged dispute with rideshare driver

Father of two victim of alleged hit-and-run in Brazil‘Monstro’ had 9-3-1 record in mixed martial artsFormer UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed on Sunday following a dispute with an rideshare driver, according to one of his friends. According to aut…

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

Sigurdsson remains central to Everton, Deulofeu poses a threat to Man City and is it time for an extra concussion sub?There is an argument that Raheem Sterling should walk the PFA player of the year award, let the alone the young player of the year pri…

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Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ comeback is ‘the greatest I’ve ever seen’

Woods won Masters at weekend after decade of struggleJordan and Woods’ friendship forged on sporting greatnessMichael Jordan, who famously came back from retirement to add to his haul of NBA titles, has paid tribute to Tiger Woods’s return to the peak …

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Jofra Archer hits the target, own-goals and Richie Benaud’s road safety tips | Classic YouTube

This week also features a goal of the season contender, Victor Campanaerts’s hour heroics and Fed Cup highlights1) It’s been quite the week for spectacular goals, and some pretty striking own-goals too. There was heartache for Chelsea’s Magdalena Eriks…

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Which footballers have won player of the year awards at relegated clubs? | The Knowledge

Plus: teams ‘winning’ the 20th century, John Fashanu on Gladiators and more. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Has a player ever won his league’s player of the season award when playing for a relegated club?” tweeted Lucy Keating.Jim McEleny was on han…

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Which footballers have won player of the year awards at relegated clubs? | The Knowledge

Plus: teams ‘winning’ the 20th century, John Fashanu on Gladiators and more. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Has a player ever won his league’s player of the season award when playing for a relegated club?” tweeted Lucy Keating.Jim McEleny was on han…

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Paul Scholes charged by FA for allegedly placing 140 bets on football matches

• Bets alleged to have been placed from 2015-19• Misconduct charge does not relate to time as Oldham managerPaul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after allegedly placing 140 bets on football matches.The former Manche…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Billy Vunipola needs Farrell’s ruthless focus, Cipriani’s patience boosts Gloucester and Saints reaping rewards of faith in youthOne topic did rather dominate the conversation at Ashton Gate. And the booing. This looks as if it will be a new reality fo…

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

Neil Warnock cuts out the moaning, Jordan Henderson scythes through Chelsea and injuries may leave Spurs’ midfield bluntedThe Dozen: our pick of the weekend’s best photosAfter 76 minutes, when he was withdrawn to a deafening ovation, Jordan Henderson’s…

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European roundup: PSG hammered by Lille while Bayern go back to top

• Thomas Tuchel’s side suffer humbling 5-1 defeat at Lille• Kingsley Coman double gives Bayern 4-1 win over DüsseldorfParis St-Germain must wait to secure the Ligue 1 title after a humbling 5-1 defeat to second-placed Lille on Sunday.Second-half goals …

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Spal shock Juventus to put eighth successive Serie A title on hold

Juventus’ hopes of wrapping up the earliest ever Serie A title were dealt a blow after they fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Spal. Max Allegri’s side could yet see their title confirmed this weekend but it would require Napoli to drop points at…

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Spal shock Juventus to put eighth successive Serie A title on hold

Juventus’ hopes of wrapping up the earliest ever Serie A title were dealt a blow after they fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Spal. Max Allegri’s side could yet see their title confirmed this weekend but it would require Napoli to drop points at…

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Winx equals Phar Lap and bows out with Elizabeth Stakes win

Winx bows out of horse racing with 33rd consecutive winThe mighty mare, Winx, has blown away an international field to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and equal Phar Lap’s record of 37 career wins, bowing out of racing with a 33-race winning streak dati…

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Have you witnessed racism in English football?

Whether you are a fan, player, parent or coach, we want to hear about your experiences of racism in footballFootball is facing a crisis. Already this month Chelsea fans have been filmed singing a racially abusive song about Mohamed Salah; a non-league …

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England’s Dan Robson out for three months with deep vein thrombosis

• Wasps scrum-half expected back in full training in July• Injury could complicate Eddie Jones’s World Cup plansThe England and Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson will be out for three months as he recovers from a deep vein thrombosis in what could prove a pr…

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Masters magic, memorable misses, lucky penalties and Moore’s miracle | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Ian Bell at his best, fishing in a football ground moat and an assistant ref’s marriage proposal1) It’s the Masters week at Augusta, and time once again to consider those devilishly tough putting greens. Last year’s wi…

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Masters magic, memorable misses, lucky penalties and Moore’s miracle | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Ian Bell at his best, fishing in a football ground moat and an assistant ref’s marriage proposal1) It’s the Masters week at Augusta, and time once again to consider those devilishly tough putting greens. Last year’s wi…

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Pogba says Manchester United saw ‘a Barcelona team we can beat’

• Midfielder believes United must be ‘killers in front of goal’• Pogba feels triumph in Paris likely to play on Barça mindsPaul Pogba has backed Manchester United to win at Barcelona and progress to the Champions League semi-finals if they can be “kill…