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‘Patriotism and nationalism are different’: NFL players react to new anthem policy

Doug Baldwin calls Trump ‘an idiot’ over reaction to protestsTeams will now be fined if players ‘do not respect the flag’If the NFL hoped its new national anthem policy would settle the debate about players protesting before games, the league may be di…

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Simon Yates has Giro d’Italia lead halved by Tom Dumoulin’s late burst

• Dutch rider reduces Briton’s advantage to only 28 seconds• Maximilian Schachmann claims breakaway victory on stage 18Simon Yates saw his lead in the Giro d’Italia halved after a late burst from his main rival, Tom Dumoulin, on stage 18, while there w…

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Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur

• Manager commits long-term future to Premier League club• Pochettino hails ‘one of the most exciting jobs in world football’Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur, committing him to the Premier League club until 2…

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Liverpool v Real Madrid, MotoGP magic and cycling in the snow | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Andrés Iniesta, French Open memories and some AB de Villiers brilliance1) There have been plenty of memorable Liverpool versus Real Madrid, including the 1981 European Cup final, with Alan Kennedy settling it, but if t…

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Roger Federer: Serena Williams may well be best overall tennis player ever

20-time grand slam winner pays tribute to fellow championSwiss says he does not have any immediate plans for retirementRoger Federer believes Serena Williams’ achievements are enough to merit a place as the greatest tennis player of all time.In an inte…

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Arsenal confirm appointment of Unai Emery as club’s new manager

• Spaniard replaces Arsène Wenger • Emery has won trophies with Sevilla and PSGArsenal have confirmed the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new manager.Emery emerged on Monday as a surprise choice to replace Arsène Wenger, after the former Arsena…

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Stoke City appoint Gary Rowett as their new manager on three-year contract

• Rowett leaves Derby after clubs agree compensation package• 44-year-old replaces Paul Lambert who left club last weekStoke City have appointed Gary Rowett as their new manager on a three-year contract after agreeing a compensation package with Derby …

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Has one league ever dominated European football like La Liga? | The Knowledge

Plus: the team that hit the woodwork seven times in a game; and did Real Madrid really sack a manager after winning the European Cup? Mail us here or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Atlético Madrid’s win against Marseille in the Europa League final means eight …

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Harry Kane named as England captain for World Cup

Gareth Southgate announced news in meeting on MondayTottenham striker will lead nation in Russia this summerGareth Southgate has announced the Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will captain England at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.The 24-year-ol…

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Chelsea forward Álvaro Morata left out of Spain’s World Cup squad

• Morata sends team good luck message on Twitter• Belgium include Christian Benteke in 28-man squadÁlvaro Morata has paid the price for an indifferent season at Chelsea after being left out of Spain’s 23-man World Cup squad.The striker has become a per…

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Chelsea forward Álvaro Morata left out of Spain’s World Cup squad

• Morata sends team good luck message on Twitter• Belgium include Christian Benteke in 28-man squadÁlvaro Morata has paid the price for an indifferent season at Chelsea after being left out of Spain’s 23-man World Cup squad.The striker has become a per…

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QPR appoint Steve McClaren as new manager on two-year contract

• 57-year-old ‘excited by challenge’ after replacing Ian Holloway• McClaren’s most recent role was in Israel with Maccabi Tel-AvivQueens Park Rangers have appointed Steve McClaren as the club’s new manager, replacing Ian Holloway who departed after the…

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Paul Lambert leaves position as Stoke City manager

• Scot unable to stop club being relegated to Championship• Stoke plan to appoint replacement ‘as soon as possible’Paul Lambert has left his position as Stoke City manager by mutual consent, the club have announced.Lambert replaced Mark Hughes at the b…

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Carlos Carvalhal loses job as Swansea manager after relegation

• Portuguese’s deal has not been renewed after five months• Östersund’s Graham Potter is among candidates to succeed himCarlos Carvalhal has left Swansea City following their relegation from the Premier League. The manager was appointed in December on …

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Klinsmann says USA could have ‘realistically’ made World Cup 2018 semi-finals

Former USA manager said club would have rebounded in RussiaKlinsmann was fired in 2016 after USA’s flat start in qualifyingUnited States failed to reach World Cup for first time in 32 yearsThe United States national team will be watching the World Cup …

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Golfer hits first-ever hole-in-one at age of 93 then retires from game

Ben Bender had been playing golf for 65 years at time of his feat‘It seemed the Lord knew this was my last round’Ben Bender decided to go out on top. The 93-year-old from Ohio had been playing golf for 65 years when he hit his first-ever hole-in-one la…

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Pep Guardiola signs two-year Manchester City contract extension

• Manager had one season remaining on his deal• Guardiola due to spend at least five years with CityPep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City, taking him to the end of the 2020-21 season.If Guardiola sees out the contrac…

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Sam Bennett motors home at Imola for second stage win at Giro d’Italia

• Irish rider bursts clear on home straight to win stage 12• Simon Yates retains advantage as leader in pink jerseySam Bennett sped away from the chasing pack to win stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia in a sprint finish on the famous motor racing track at I…

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Lomachenko’s masterclass, a slippery snake and an own goal screamer | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Chris Froome prepping for the Giro’s Zoncolan, an FA Cup preview and the best alley-oops1) Manchester United and Chelsea meet in the FA Cup Final once again. The first final at the new Wembley involved both teams and D…

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Katie Ledecky smashes first world record since Rio in dream pro debut

Ledecky breaks own mark in 1500m freestyle by five secondsOlympic hero was making professional debut at Pro Series meet Katie Ledecky broke her first world record since the Rio Olympics on Wednesday in her professional debut at a Pro Series meet in Ind…