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Tayla Harris image takes out top sport prize again, this time in a boxing ring

Michael Willson is honoured a second time at the 2020 Women in Sport Photo Action awards – for another very different image of HarrisA year ago, the famous image of Tayla Harris taken by photographer Michael Willson, who captured the AFLW player’s dist…

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Internazionale confirm £36m signing of Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid

Moroccan full-back signs five-year contract at San SiroHakimi had spent last two seasons on loan at DortmundInternazionale have confirmed the signing of full-back Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid, reportedly for an initial €40m (£36m) fee with €5m (£4.5m…

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Sir Everton Weekes, spectacular Steffi Graf and Lothar Matthäus loses it

Plus: Gooch and Smith, a journey into the mind of Roy Keane, the best of Nate Diaz and the Fash FC saga in full1) On Wednesday, we will celebrate the return of Test cricket with England taking on West Indies. So here’s Sir Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge fla…

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MLS players left bemused as $65 meals turn out to be a sandwich and banana

Players are preparing for tournament at Disney WorldComparisons made between MLS and Fyre FestivalIt appears that it’s not only teams that are overvalued in MLS. Nutrition is crucial for players, so it made sense that the league wanted to make sure its…

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Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema named FWA women’s footballer of the year

Prize is from Football Writers’ AssociationForward got 16 goals in 14 Women’s Super League gamesArsenal’s Vivianne Miedema has been voted women’s footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association after a Women’s Super League season in which s…

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Have any songs been written about specific football matches? | The Knowledge

Plus: heavy defeats after taking the lead and players switching between the Championship and Premier LeagueMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Kirsty MacColl wrote a song specifically about England’s 2-0 win over Colombia at France ’98 (or…

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Pacers coach Nate McMillan says America has never been ‘great’ for black people

Indiana coach takes aim at Donald Trump’s famous sloganPacers will resume season at end of July in OrlandoIndiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has said he finds Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan insulting during an interview dealing with r…

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Derby’s Andre Wisdom in hospital after being stabbed and robbed in the street

Former Liverpool defender in stable conditionDerby confirm player was victim of ‘unprovoked attack’The former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is in hospital after being stabbed and robbed during a street attack. Related: Groundbreaking report reveals r…

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Valencia confirm sacking of coach Albert Celades after poor run of results

Decision follows 2-0 defeat by Villarreal on SundayCelades took over as club’s head coach in SeptemberValencia have sacked their head coach Albert Celades after a run of results during which the club have won just two of their past 13 games.Celades was…

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Barcelona set to exchange Arthur for Miralem Pjanic with Juventus

Brazilian joined Catalans from Gremio in 2018Buffon and Chiellini agree deals with JuveThe Barcelona midfielder Arthur will join Juventus at the end of the season in a deal worth an initial €72m (£66m), with Miralem Pjanic set to move in the opposite d…

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ECB gives green light for county cricket season to begin on 1 August

Men’s season to begin on 1 August, formats to be confirmedWomen’s cricket will also be played over the summerThe England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has given its approval for the professional men’s county cricket season to begin on 1 August.The form…

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AFL fixture in chaos due to rise in Victorian Covid-19 cases

Richmond’s round-five game against Eagles postponedLeague will consider implications for future roundsThe surge in Covid-19 cases in Victoria and strict new quarantine regulations issued by the Queensland government has further disrupted the recently-r…

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Cam Newton signs one-year contract with New England Patriots

2015 MVP signs one-year pact with six-time Super Bowl champsNewton, 31, will compete with Jarrett Stidham for starting role Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to a one-year contract with the New England Patriots, ESPN reported on Sunday night…

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Cam Newton signs one-year contract with New England Patriots

2015 MVP signs one-year pact with six-time Super Bowl champsNewton, 31, will compete with Jarrett Stidham for starting role Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to a one-year contract with the New England Patriots, ESPN reported on Sunday night…

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Andre Gray one of three Watford players dropped after lockdown party

Domingos Quina and Nathaniel Chalobah also miss Saints matchClub: players omitted from squad for ‘health and safety’ reasonsAndre Gray is one of three players to be left out of the Watford squad for the team’s vital match against Southampton on Sunday …

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‘Arjen, follow your heart’: Robben hopes to make comeback with Groningen

The Dutch winger retired from football in May 2019Robben says return will be ‘a tough physical challenge’Arjen Robben plans to come out of retirement to play next season for Eredivisie side Groningen, 18 years after he left the club to join PSV Eindhov…

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‘Arjen, follow your heart’: Robben hopes to make comeback with Groningen

The Dutch winger retired from football in May 2019Robben says return will be ‘a tough physical challenge’Arjen Robben plans to come out of retirement to play next season for Eredivisie side Groningen, 18 years after he left the club to join PSV Eindhov…

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Bubba Wallace understands Confederate protests but says police won’t ‘shoot them’

Nascar’s only black driver led campaign to ban Confederate flagFBI concludes that driver not victim of hate crime over nooseBubba Wallace says people have the right to peacefully protest against Nascar’s ban on the Confederate flag, but suggested polic…

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Bubba Wallace understands Confederate protests but says police won’t ‘shoot them’

Nascar’s only black driver led campaign to ban Confederate flagFBI concludes that driver not victim of hate crime over nooseBubba Wallace says people have the right to peacefully protest against Nascar’s ban on the Confederate flag, but suggested polic…

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Quiz: how much do you remember about Liverpool’s title-winning season?

See if you were paying attention as Liverpool stormed to their 19th league title by testing yourself with these questionsTrust, patience and work: how Klopp transformed LiverpoolWho scored Liverpool’s first goal of the season? Ben GodfreyJamal LewisGra…