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Rafael Benítez puts clubs on alert after leaving job in China

Covid-19 pandemic cited as reason for exit from Dalian ProSpaniard’s Newcastle successor Steve Bruce under pressureRafa Benítez has left the Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro, saying that the Covid-19 pandemic was a factor in his decision.The former…

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Sinckler and injured Mako Vunipola out of England’s Six Nations squad

Odogwu, Randall and Obano three uncapped names in line-upJones: ‘ A really tough squad to pick with a lot disappointed’England will go into the Six Nations without both their first choice World Cup final starting props after suspended Kyle Sinckler and…

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PM labels Cricket Australia’s inclusivity drive on Australia Day ‘pretty ordinary’

Cricket Australia makes changes in run-up to 26 JanuaryInitiative to create inclusivity backed by BBL clubs The primer minister, Scott Morrison, has labelled a Cricket Australia initiative to promote inclusivity on 26 January as “pretty ordinary”.The g…

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European roundup: Diaby terrorises Dortmund to end Leverkusen slump

French winger dazzles as 2-1 win lifts Leverkusen to secondBono’s injury-time penalty earns Sevilla victory in La LigaMoussa Diaby scored one goal and set up the winner for Florian Wirtz as Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to move into secon…

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Sarah Thomas to become first woman to officiate at Super Bowl

Sarah Thomas named to officiating crew for Super Bowl LVThomas first joined league as full-time game official in 2015Sarah Thomas will cap her sixth NFL season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in the league’s history.Thomas, a d…

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Mets fire general manager who sent explicit texts to female reporter

Jared Porter sent the uninvited images in 2016, when at CubsESPN says texts ended with photo of ‘erect, naked penis’The New York Mets have fired their general manager, Jared Porter, after he confirmed an ESPN story that he sent graphic, uninvited text …

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Mets fire general manager who sent explicit texts to female reporter

Jared Porter sent the uninvited images in 2016, when at CubsESPN says texts ended with photo of ‘erect, naked penis’The New York Mets have fired their general manager, Jared Porter, after he confirmed an ESPN story that he sent graphic, uninvited text …

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US Figure Skating Nationals 2021: Nathan Chen and Bradie Tennell light up Las Vegas

Nathan Chen and Bradie Tennell reasserted their places at the summit of American figure skating at the US Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas Continue reading…

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Lazio dominate Roma in derby, PSG’s Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19

Luis Alberto double seals comfortable Rome derby winPSG manager to miss two Ligue 1 games after positive testLazio boosted their hopes of another top-four finish and dented Roma’s title ambitions as Luis Alberto’s double sealed a dominant 3-0 victory i…

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James Harden reportedly traded to Brooklyn Nets in blockbuster deal

Rockets trade disgruntled superstar to Brooklyn on WednesdayHarden, 31, will team with Kevin Durant and Kyrie IrvingThe Brooklyn Nets have agreed to acquire three-time scoring champion James Harden from the Houston Rockets, a deal that reunites him wit…

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Atlético Madrid sign Dembélé on loan, Fosu-Mensah joins Bayer Leverkusen

Lyon and Atlético agree future fee as Islam Slimani joins LyonTimothy Fosu-Mensah leaves Manchester United for BundesligaAtlético Madrid have confirmed the signing of the Lyon forward Moussa Dembélé on an initial loan deal.The La Liga leaders will pay …

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Ex-Steelers fullback Tim Lester dies from Covid-19 complications aged 52

Former NFL fullback dies of complications from Covid-19Lester played eight years with Rams, Steelers and CowboysFormer NFL fullback Tim Lester has died of complications from Covid-19. He was 52.The City of Milton, Georgia, announced Lester’s death and …

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Mikaela Shiffrin reasserts dominance with first slalom win in 13 months

American earns 100th career World Cup podium in FlachauShiffrin wins first slalom since 2019 following tumultuous yearMikaela Shiffrin claimed her first slalom win in 13 months on Tuesday under the lights in Flachau, Austria.Racing in light snowfall, t…

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FA Cup: Manchester United drawn against Liverpool in fourth round

Chorley get Premier League tie with Wolves after win over DerbyEverton could meet Spurs if both teams progress to fifth roundManchester United will host the Premier League champions Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round.Monday night’s draw pitched Unite…

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‘We live in two Americas’: LeBron blasts ‘shameful’ Trump in scathing appraisal

James delivers withering rebuke of Trump after Lakers’ lossLakers star: ‘[Trump] cares about nobody besides himself’Spurs coach Popovich says Trump ‘enjoyed’ DC insurrectionLeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates were already upset after a Wi…

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Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter ‘stable’ after being taken to hospital

‘He’s getting better but needs time and rest,’ says daughterBlatter under criminal investigation over two mattersThe former Fifa president Sepp Blatter is reportedly in a stable condition after being admitted to a Swiss hospital.“My father is in hospit…

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Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons take knee on court after opening tip-off

Bucks and Pistons take knee after tip-off of Wednesday gameCeltics and Heat knelt for national anthem before their gameThe Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons took a knee following the opening tip-off of their game on Wednesday night at the Fiserv Foru…

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Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons take knee on court after opening tip-off

Bucks and Pistons take knee after tip-off of Wednesday gameCeltics and Heat knelt for national anthem before their gameThe Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons took a knee following the opening tip-off of their game on Wednesday night at the Fiserv Foru…

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Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons take knee on court after opening tip-off

Bucks and Pistons take knee after tip-off of Wednesday gameCeltics and Heat knelt for national anthem before their gameThe Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons took a knee following the opening tip-off of their game on Wednesday night at the Fiserv Foru…

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Jets, Jaguars and Chargers fire their head coaches on NFL’s Black Monday

End of regular season sees teams making changes at topJaguars set to take Trevor Lawrence with No 1 overall pickThe NFL’s Black Monday, when underachieving teams traditionally fire their head coaches at the end of the regular season, saw the New York J…