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

Ljungberg and Trossard make instant impact, Wilson has Liverpool quality and Rodgers leaves ‘young Frank’ on back footThe inclusion of Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson against Burnley a week after they became the first pair of teenagers to start a Premier …

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Rangers to face Legia Warsaw for place in Europa League group stage

• Steven Gerrard’s side complete win over FC Midtjylland• Aberdeen knocked out; Celtic to meet AIK of StockholmSteven Gerrard’s warning to his Rangers side not to take Europa League opponents FC Midtjylland lightly was heeded, with the Light Blues crui…

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Plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr and wife crashes in Tennessee

Earnhardt Jr hospitalized with minor injuries after plane crashAn airplane carrying retired Nascar driver Dale Eanrhardt Jr and his wife and daughter crashed near at an airport in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.The plane, a Cessna Ci…

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‘We won’t accept anything less’: Megan Rapinoe firm as equal pay talks break down

US women’s team are suing their own governing bodyMediation talks had been aimed at avoiding showdown in courtMegan Rapinoe says the onus is on her employer after mediation talks between the US women’s national team and US Soccer broke down on Wednesda…

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‘We won’t accept anything less’: Megan Rapinoe firm as equal pay talks break down

US women’s team are suing their own governing bodyMediation talks had been aimed at avoiding showdown in courtMegan Rapinoe says the onus is on her employer after mediation talks between the US women’s national team and US Soccer broke down on Wednesda…

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Farewell Amla and Steyn, thrilling padel rallies and Biles at her best

This week’s roundup also features a great team own goal, the ultimate teasing cross and new young diving sensation Sereda1) The best goals are team goals, where the ball is knocked about effortlessly, before the coup de grace is administered. With that…

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Team USA coach Gregg Popovich praises ‘patriotic’ Colin Kaepernick

Coach says exiled quarterback is trying to make US betterTeam USA are preparing for World Cup in ChinaAs Team USA prepare to represent their country at the Fiba World Cup, their coach, Gregg Popovich, has given his thoughts on patriotism and how some h…

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Could an English club really play 94 competitive games in a single season? | The Knowledge

Plus: mixed-gender top-tier football, scoring in the same minute as your shirt number and hypnotismMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“What’s the maximum number of games that an English league club could theoretically play in one season,” …

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Porto dumped out, Ajax edge through on night of Champions League drama

Porto beaten by Russia’s Krasnodar on away goalsDusan Tadic penalties help Ajax squeeze past PAOKPorto were dumped out of the Champions League by Russian side Krasnodar on a dramatic night of qualifiers, with Ajax coming from behind to edge out PAOK Sa…

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Scottish runner Eilish McColgan hits out at people who describe her as ‘skinny’

• ‘Go body shame elsewhere’ says 5000m silver medallist• Not first time the 28-year-old has been outspokenScottish middle-distance runner Eilish McColgan has hit out at people who describe her as “skinny”, telling them to “go body shame elsewhere”.McCo…

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‘They came in with guns’: Fortnite world champion Bugha ‘swatted’ during livestream

16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf won $3m in JulyPolice surrounded home on Saturday after hoax callBarely two weeks after winning $3m at the Fortnite World Cup, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf was “swatted” in the middle of a livestreaming session.The 16-year-…

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Liverpool’s Alisson set to be out for ‘next few weeks’, confirms Klopp

• Goalkeeper injured calf in 4-1 win over Norwich• Klopp hoping Alisson can recover quicklyLiverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has confirmed goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s calf injury will rule him out for “the next few weeks.”The Brazilian was taken off in th…

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

Lampard must hope Chelsea youngsters can step up, promoted trio look up for the fight and Zaha finds home comfort at PalaceEddie Howe has a quality problem when it comes to goalkeepers. In the end it was the 21-year-old Aaron Ramsdale, who has been cap…

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Israel Folau’s social media accounts deleted before Rugby Australia court hearing

Instagram and Twitter pages unavailable on MondayFormer Wallaby is seeking $10m in damages Israel Folau’s social media accounts appear to have been deleted on the eve of a court hearing into his sacking by Rugby Australia.The former Wallaby’s Twitter a…

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Canadian teen Andreescu wins Toronto title after tearful Serena Williams retires

19-year-old Bianca Andreescu takes Rogers Cup titleAmerican forced out of final with back injury while trailing 3-1Worry for Williams with US Open just two weeks awayBianca Andreescu delivered Canada a home champion at the Rogers Cup in Toronto but her…

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Canadian teen Andreescu wins Toronto title after tearful Serena Williams retires

19-year-old Bianca Andreescu takes Rogers Cup titleWorry for Williams with US Open just two weeks awayAmerican forced out of final with back injury while trailing 3-1Bianca Andreescu delivered Canada a home champion at the Rogers Cup in Toronto but her…

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Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 top scorers 2019-20

Keep up with the top scorers in European football’s leading five leagues, updated throughout the season3 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) Continue reading…

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Arsenal withdraw Özil and Kolasinac due to ‘further security incidents’

• Duo will not feature against Newcastle on Sunday• Özil and Kolasinac were targeted by car-jackersMesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac will not play for Arsenal at Newcastle on Sunday after concerns about their security caused the club to withdraw them from …

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England replace Moeen Ali with Jack Leach for second Ashes Test

Left-arm spinner Leach named in a 12-man squad for Lord’sOlly Stone ruled out of facing Australia due to a back injuryEngland have dropped Moeen Ali for the second Ashes Test with the all-rounder to be replaced in the squad for Lord’s by the Somerset l…

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Transfer window: team-by-team guide to the Premier League summer deals

Arsenal had a busy deadline day with the signings of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney to strengthen the defence, while Aston Villa spent £146m on 13 new players, Brighton invested shrewdly and Manchester City had reason to be pleased with their businessWh…