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Which is the most prolific division-hopping club in consecutive seasons? | The Knowledge

Plus: more players who retrained as keepers, eliminating two teams from the same city and lower-league managerial greatsMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“If, as seems increasingly likely, Fulham are relegated, next season will be the fif…

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Scottie Pippen’s eldest son Antron dies at the age of 33

NBA star describes his son as a ‘beautiful soul’Former Bulls star also suffered death of daughter in 1994Scottie Pippen says his eldest son, Antron, has died at the age of 33. The former Chicago Bulls star described his son as a “beautiful soul”.Pippen…

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Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch joins ownership group of Oakland Roots SC

Five-time Pro Bowler joins ownership group of Oakland clubOakland Roots SC play in second tier of US men’s soccerLynch to bring financial literacy program to Bay Area studentsFormer NFL star Marshawn Lynch has joined the ownership group of Oakland Root…

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Aidy Boothroyd to leave FA after second early England Under-21 finals exit

Coach has been with FA for seven yearsHis team failed to get out of group again last monthAidy Boothroyd is to leave his role with the Football Association when his contract expires this summer after failing to guide England’s Under-21s beyond the grou…

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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Has a player played more games in a league season than their team?

Plus: retrained goalkeepers, more kits inspired by musicians, and grounds named after long-dead folkMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Beitar Jerusalem midfielder Yarden Shua has made 27 league appearances this season, even though Beitar …

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

Rodgers prizes discipline over principle, Martinelli cheers up Arsenal while Guardiola’s reserves let him downManchester United are highly familiar with a José Mourinho team riding their luck against them. A key moment in his rise to prominence was Por…

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Classic YouTube | Masters memories, a mighty football miss and the great Claressa Shields

This week’s roundup also features an Alec Stewart bouncer, late MotoGP drama and Grand National fun1) The Masters starts on Thursday, less than five months on from the 2020 edition, delayed by Covid-19. Here’s a film on the 1997 competition, when Tiger…

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Which football teams have played in kits inspired by musicians? | The Knowledge

Plus: top-flight ‘pay footballers’, the biggest international upsets and an engraving error at Upton ParkMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Recently, the Seattle Sounders released a Jimi Hendrix-inspired kit,” writes Rashaad Jorden. “Have…

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New York Jets trade Sam Darnold to Carolina Panthers for three draft picks

Jets will receive picks in second, fourth and sixth round of draft23-year-old never lived up to promise at JetsThe Sam Darnold era at the New York Jets is over with news that the quarterback is being traded to the Carolina Panthers in return for a sixt…

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

Fabinho the key to Liverpool’s improvement, Pereira parades his talent and Saints regain their cutting edgeThe post-match talk was of Trent Alexander-Arnold ramming it down the throat of Gareth Southgate. But Liverpool’s performance also spelled out wh…

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

Fabinho the key to Liverpool’s improvement, Pereira parades his talent and Saints regain their cutting edgeThe post-match talk was of Trent Alexander-Arnold ramming it down the throat of Gareth Southgate. But Liverpool’s performance also spelled out wh…

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Rosberg and Button face off at Extreme E Desert X Prix – in pictures

Extreme E is a new, sustainable racing series which aims to showcase the performance of electric vehicles with events in countries affected by climate change. The first event, the Desert X Prix, took place in Saudi Arabia this weekend Continue reading…

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Former Olympic wrestler Khetag Pliev loses finger during MMA fight

Middleweight’s left ring finger was torn off mid-fightPliev, 37, represented Canada at the 2012 OlympicsInjury occurred during co-main event of CFFC 94Khetag Pliev, the former Olympic freestyle wrestler turned professional MMA fighter, lost a finger du…

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Utah Jazz feared ‘this might be the end’ after plane engine caught fire

Team’s plane was forced into emergency landing after bird strikeStar Donovan Mitchell did not travel to following gameThe Utah Jazz have spoken of the fear they experienced when a bird strike on their plane caused an engine fire and forced an emergency…

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Utah Jazz feared ‘this might be the end’ after plane engine caught fire

Team’s plane was forced into emergency landing after bird strikeStar Donovan Mitchell did not travel to following gameThe Utah Jazz have spoken of the fear they experienced when a bird strike on their plane caused an engine fire and forced an emergency…

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Classic YouTube | Nascar gets dirty, lost UK racecourses and a Line of Duty shoot-out

This week’s roundup also includes shock football qualifying results, full-length Wimbledon classics and April Fool’s gold 1) These days it is better known for darts but 99 years ago, horses raced around the Alexandra Palace’s Frying Pan (more footage h…

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What are football’s biggest wins or comebacks by teams with 10 men? | The Knowledge

Plus: apt soundtracks, the ill-fated 2016 FA Cup last four and goalkeeper scoring recordsMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Bayern beat Stuttgart 4-0 last weekend despite having a man sent off with the score at 0-0,” tweets Dan Almond. “W…

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Kevin Durant apologizes to Michael Rapaport after homophobic rant

Rapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterNBA star appears to confirm authenticity of offensive messagesDurant, 32, has history of responding to criticism on social mediaA heated back-and-forth between NBA star Kevin Durant and the act…