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Carli Lloyd says she hit ‘rock bottom’ during last World Cup cycle

Player says diminished role with USWNT affected her37-year-old wants to make impact at 2020 OlympicsCarli Lloyd won her second World Cup with the US women’s national team this summer but it’s safe to say she did not enjoy the experience as much as her …

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Homeward bound: The lesser known lights who shone in World Cup pool stages

From flying Fijians and huge Tongan props to diminutive Uruguayan flankers, seven players who lit up the group phaseThe most destructive outside back of the tournament so far would make any backline in the world. Radradra, the former rugby league playe…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Russia and Poland qualify as 10-man Germany win

• Emre Can sent off in Estonia in 3-0 victory• Georginio Wijnaldum scores twice for NetherlandsGermany went level on points at the top of Group C despite having Emre Can sent off early in the first half in Estonia, for bringing down Frank Liivak when h…

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Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running sub two-hour marathon

• Kenyan runs unofficial time of 1hr 59min 40sec in Vienna • World record holder was assisted by 41 pacemakers and lasersEliud Kipchoge made history in Vienna by running the first-ever sub two-hour marathon in a time of 1hr 59min 40sec. Cheered on by t…

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Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running sub two-hour marathon

• Kenyan runs unofficial time of 1hr 59min 40sec in Vienna • World record holder was assisted by 41 pacemakers and lasersEliud Kipchoge made history in Vienna by running the first-ever sub two-hour marathon in a time of 1hr 59min 40sec. Cheered on by t…

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Boxer Tyrone Spong faces charges over escape of ‘extremely dangerous’ cougar

Cat was found wandering in Florida suburbs in JanuarySpong faces 23 charges over failure to care for big cat The heavyweight boxer Tyrone Spong has had 23 charges filed against him over the escape of an “extremely dangerous” cougar in Florida.According…

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Boxer Tyrone Spong faces charges over escape of ‘extremely dangerous’ cougar

Cat was found wandering in Florida suburbs in JanuarySpong faces 23 charges over failure to care for big cat The heavyweight boxer Tyrone Spong has had 23 charges filed against him over the escape of an “extremely dangerous” cougar in Florida.According…

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José Mourinho rejects Lyon approach because ‘he has chosen another club’

Lyon president says Mourinho did not accept offer to meetMourinho out of management since Manchester United sackingJosé Mourinho turned down an approach from Lyon because “he has already chosen another club”, according to the French team’s president, J…

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A try for the ages, Schweinsteiger’s flicks and Simone Biles brilliance | Classic YouTube

Also featuring, bad free-kicks, a self-driving race car and a timelapse of Tottenham’s NFL transformation1) Let’s start by saying farewell to Bastian Schweinsteiger’s career. His best goals were either free-kicks or clever flicks. See for yourself. He …

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Tigres to ban ‘pseudo fan’ who allegedly groped USA player Sofia Huerta after game

Man appeared to grope midfielder while posing for selfieMexican media say man has been identified and lawsuit filedMexican club Tigres says it intends to ban a supporter for life after he appeared to grope USA international Sofia Huerta after a friendl…

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Which former pros have played Sunday league football after retiring? | The Knowledge

Plus: dull Match of the Day highlights, theoretically playing more than 100 games in a season and a hat-trick of cornersMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“I recently stumbled upon this article about Tony Hibbert signing for an unbeaten Su…

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Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement from football at age of 35

Midfielder made final appearance in 5-2 win for Chicago FireGerman won World Cup and Champions league during careerThe former Bayern Munich, Germany and Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from football at t…

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Sunderland sack Jack Ross as James Fowler takes temporary charge

• Ross’s contract terminated after 17 months in charge• Chairman Stewart Donald: decision ‘made with a heavy heart’Jack Ross has been dismissed as Sunderland manager after 17 months in charge.The League One club announced on Tuesday afternoon that they…

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Neil Black to stand down from UK Athletics role amid Salazar fallout

• Performance director to leave at the end of October• Black will still oversee Mo Farah’s run at Chicago marathonNeil Black will stand down as UK Athletics performance director at the end of October, the governing body has announced.Black, who had sai…

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Barnsley sack manager Daniel Stendel

Tykes languishing 23rd in Championship after 11 gamesClub ‘separate’ from manager with immediate effectBarnsley have sacked manager Daniel Stendel, with the club currently 23rd in the Championship.Stendel, who led the Tykes to an impressive promotion f…

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Barnsley sack manager Daniel Stendel

Tykes languishing 23rd in Championship after 11 gamesClub ‘separate’ from manager with immediate effectBarnsley have sacked manager Daniel Stendel, with the club currently 23rd in the Championship.Stendel, who led the Tykes to an impressive promotion f…

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Dario Gradi retires from Crewe role three years after FA suspension

• Gradi suspended in connection with sexual abuse investigation• Former manager found in August not to have reported offenderCrewe Alexandra have announced that Dario Gradi has retired as the club’s director of football at the age of 78.Gradi has been …

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

City need De Bruyne fit, Connolly is a rising star at Brighton and Everton’s Silva should beware the international breakThe Dozen: our pick of the weekend’s best imagesUnai Emery, in his programme notes for the game against Bournemouth, spoke about the…

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First British eRacing champion banned for using bot to gain unfair advantage

• Cameron Jeffers suspended for six months• Title awarded to James Phillips insteadProfessional cycling has been infamously dogged by cheating in previous years but the sport broke new ground on Friday when the inaugural winner of the British eRacing C…

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England call up Tomori and Abraham but not Alli, Lingard or Walker

• Oxlade-Chamberlain also left out by Gareth Southgate• Squad is for Euro 2020 qualifiers in Czech Republic and BulgariaChelsea’s Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have been called up by England for the Euro 2020 qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulg…