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Bayern Munich win German Cup as Buffon sets Serie A appearance record

Robert Lewandowski reaches 50 goals for the seasonBuffon passes Paolo Maldini’s record with 648 appearancesBundesliga champions Bayern Munich kept their hopes of a treble alive after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Satur…

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Leeds close on Premier League return after easing to victory over Blackburn

Leeds took a huge stride towards the Premier League as goals from Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich helped to secure a 3-1 win at Blackburn.The win moves the Championship leaders four points clear of second-placed West Brom, who will h…

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Major League Baseball cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

MLB cancels 14 July game at Dodger Stadium due to Covid-19Los Angeles will now host next available All-Star Game in 2022Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.The game scheduled for 14 July was canceled Fri…

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FedEx asks ‘the team in Washington’ to dump racist nickname as Nike pulls gear

FedEx asks team to change controversial Redskins nicknameNike appears to remove all Washington gear from online storeThe title sponsor of the home stadium for Washington’s NFL team wants the organization to change its name.“We have communicated to the …

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FedEx asks ‘the team in Washington’ to dump racist nickname as Nike pulls gear

FedEx asks team to change controversial Redskins nicknameNike appears to remove all Washington gear from online storeThe title sponsor of the home stadium for Washington’s NFL team wants the organization to change its name.“We have communicated to the …

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NFL to cut preseason in half as fans may be asked to sign waivers to attend games

NFL scraps first and last week of August preseason gamesFans may be made to sign waiver to attend games, per reportLeague still expects to kick off regular season as scheduleThe NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition p…

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Real Madrid go two points clear at the top of La Liga after defeating Espanyol

Casemiro slides home winner in CataloniaMilan get the better of Roma in the heat Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema produced an audacious back-heel assist for Casemiro to score as they beat Espanyol 1-0 away on Sunday to capitalise on Barcelona’s slip-up a da…

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‘We did it’: Joy and relief as Australia and New Zealand celebrate Women’s World Cup bid success

‘We freakin’ did it,’ says Matildas captain Sam KerrResult hailed as a ‘tremendous and exciting step forward’Australia and New Zealand were celebrating on Friday as the nations awoke to the news that their joint bid had won the race to host the 2023 Wo…

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Dylan Alcott hails victory after US Open backflip on wheelchair event

Wheelchair tournaments back on this year’s schedule‘A massive sign of progress,’ says two-time championDylan Alcott has praised the US Open’s U-turn on its decision to exclude a wheelchair tournament at this year’s grand slam in New York, following a w…

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Real Madrid go top of La Liga, Inter win and Atalanta bring joy to Bergamo

Real Sociedad fume after losing to Ramos and Benzema goalsInter edge past Sampdoria while Atalanta thump Sassuolo Real Madrid took control of the Spanish title race by beating Real Sociedad 2-1 away to move top of La Liga above Barcelona after a second…

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Grigor Dimitrov ‘so sorry’ after testing positive for coronavirus

Bulgaria’s world No 19 says he is recovering at home Adria Tour final featuring Novak Djokovic cancelled as a resultGrigor Dimitrov says he is “sorry for any harm I might have caused” after revealing he has tested positive for coronavirus.Dimitrov appe…

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Grigor Dimitrov ‘so sorry’ after testing positive for coronavirus

Bulgaria’s world No 19 says he is recovering at home Adria Tour final featuring Novak Djokovic cancelled as a resultGrigor Dimitrov says he is “sorry for any harm I might have caused” after revealing he has tested positive for coronavirus.Dimitrov appe…

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Grigor Dimitrov ‘so sorry’ after testing positive for coronavirus

Bulgaria’s world No 19 says he is recovering at home Adria Tour final featuring Novak Djokovic cancelled as a resultGrigor Dimitrov says he is “sorry for any harm I might have caused” after revealing he has tested positive for coronavirus.Dimitrov appe…

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Grigor Dimitrov ‘so sorry’ after testing positive for coronavirus

Bulgaria’s world No 19 says he is recovering at home Adria Tour final featuring Novak Djokovic cancelled as a resultGrigor Dimitrov says he is “sorry for any harm I might have caused” after revealing he has tested positive for coronavirus.Dimitrov appe…

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FFA strike deal with Fox Sports as A-League moves towards winter season

Revised contract reportedly worth about $32m to FFADeal agreed a month out from resumption of seasonThe remainder of the 2019-20 A-League season will be shown on Fox Sports after Football Federation Australia reached agreement on a reduced deal for the…

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Arsenal’s Arteta says David Luiz was rusty and Özil omission was tactical

Brazilian’s errors were costly in 3-0 defeat at Manchester CityGuardiola says Eric García conscious after Ederson collisionMikel Arteta said there was a reason why he did not select David Luiz from the start against Manchester City, after the Brazil de…

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Christian Coleman provisionally suspended over missed drugs test

100m world champion could miss Tokyo OlympicsColeman accuses AIU of setting a trap for himWorld 100 metres champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended and faces the prospect of missing next year’s Tokyo Olympics after he was accused of …

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Trump says he will no longer watch US soccer teams after anthem policy change

US Soccer repealed rule requiring players to stand for anthemMegan Rapinoe knelt in solidarity with Colin KaepernickDonald Trump says he will no longer watch the US national soccer teams after a 2017 policy requiring players to stand during the anthem …

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Haaland late show keeps Borussia Dortmund’s slim title hopes alive

Paderborn all but relegated after 5-1 thrashing by WerderUnion Berlin move a step closer to safety with 2-1 win at CologneBorussia Dortmund substitute Erling Braut Haaland headed a stoppage-time winner to give them a 1-0 victory at Fortuna Düsseldorf o…

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Haaland late show keeps Borussia Dortmund’s slim title hopes alive

Paderborn all but relegated after 5-1 thrashing by WerderUnion Berlin move a step closer to safety with 2-1 win at CologneBorussia Dortmund substitute Erling Braut Haaland headed a stoppage-time winner to give them a 1-0 victory at Fortuna Düsseldorf o…