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Matildas’ Ante Milicic to coach new A-League side Macarthur FC

Expansion club to enter competition in 2020-21New club’s logo and colours unveiled alongside MilicicLess than a week after signing an extension to his Matildas contract, Ante Milicic has been unveiled as the inaugural coach of A-League expansion club M…

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Matildas’ Ante Milicic to coach new A-League side Macarthur FC

Expansion club to enter competition in 2020-21New club’s logo and colours unveiled alongside MilicicLess than a week after signing an extension to his Matildas contract, Ante Milicic has been unveiled as the inaugural coach of A-League expansion club M…

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Julian Williams stuns Jarrett Hurd for unified junior middleweight title

Williams outpoints previously unbeaten Hurd for 154lb titlesHurd suffers first knockdown of career in first professional lossJulian Williams sprung a shocking upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight …

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Vladimir Putin scores at least eight goals in hockey exhibition, then falls on face

Putin takes spill after scoring eight (or 10) goals in Friday gamePresident was playing in annual exhibition with ex-NHL starsRussian president Vladimir Putin scored at least eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey game with former National Hockey Leag…

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NRL star Dylan Walker found not guilty of assaulting his partner

Manly centre set to return for Sea Eagles next week‘I touched her shoulder, she fell to the ground’The NRL star Dylan Walker has been found not guilty of domestic violence charges after the magistrate presiding over the case said she was not satisfied …

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David Warner fires as he and Steve Smith make unofficial return to Australian side

Warner overcomes nervous start to make 39Smith hits 22 after pulling off acrobatic catch in fieldAllan Border Field on Monday played host to a familiar sight, if one not seen for over a year, as Steve Smith and David Warner were both warmly welcomed ba…

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Championship roundup: Norwich take title, Boro and Bristol City miss play-offs

• Leeds United take third despite losing to bottom club Ipswich• Middlesbrough win and Bristol City draw but both miss top sixNorwich City have won the Championship title after winning 2-1 away at Aston Villa, while rivals Sheffield United were held to…

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Bolton say proposed takeover of club by Laurence Bassini is off

• Wanderers will not enter into further discussions with Bassini• Brentford match to be played after end of seasonThe proposed takeover of Bolton Wanderers by the former Watford owner Laurence Bassini is off after the club issued a statement saying “no…

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Cricketer James Faulkner’s social media post about boyfriend ‘misinterpreted’

All-rounder posts photo of ‘dinner with the boyfriend’29-year-old’s ‘courage’ praised by cricket worldThe Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has attracted widespread attention after appearing to come out as gay in social media posts, only for Cricket…

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Euro roundup: De Ligt scores in Ajax win as Barcelona edge closer to title

• Barca beat Alavés 2-0, with Luis Suárez on scoresheet• Ajax move three points clear at top after 4-2 winBarcelona and Ajax both moved closer to winning their domestic league titles as they picked up morale-boosting victories before their Champions Le…

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Joey Barton denies allegations over Barnsley tunnel incident

Fleetwood’s Barton said to have confronted Daniel StendelPolice on Wednesday made an arrest over incident at OakwellThe Fleetwood manager, Joey Barton, says he “emphatically denies all the allegations” made following an incident in the tunnel after his…

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Robert Kraft massage parlor video to be released to public, prosecutors say

State attorney’s office cites obligation under public records lawsLawyer for Kraft had lobbied to bar release of surveillance videoKraft, 77, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of soliciting sexA surveillance video that led to New England Patriots o…

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Jofra Archer receives England call-up but left out of initial World Cup squad

• Newly qualified fast bowler can put himself into frame in ODIs• Archer features in squads named to face Pakistan and IrelandJofra Archer has been left out of England’s initial 15-man World Cup squad but could be given an opportunity to prove himself …

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Barnsley complain to EFL and FA over alleged Joey Barton tunnel incident

League One club lodge complaint with Football League and FAFleetwood’s Barton said to have confronted Daniel StendelBarnsley have lodged a formal complaint with the English Football League and the Football Association relating to an alleged incident be…

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Atlético Madrid’s Diego Costa handed eight-match ban for insulting referee

• Costa sent off for dissent during defeat to Barcelona• Striker will miss rest of domestic seasonDiego Costa has been suspended for eight matches after insulting the referee during Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 defeat by Barcelona on Saturday. Related: Barcel…

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Apologetic Dustin Martin fined by AFL for offensive gestures

Richmond star hit with $7,500 fineMartin admits behaviour was ‘not a good look’Dustin Martin has apologised for the offensive hand gestures he made during the weekend’s game against Greater Western Sydney that resulted in a $7,500 fine for the Richmond…

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Bolton’s fixture with Ipswich in doubt due to ‘critical’ IT failure

• Club working to fix issue ahead of Saturday’s game• Laurence Bassini says he is ‘very close’ to takeoverBolton have announced their home game against Ipswich on Saturday is in doubt because of a “critical” IT failure.The troubled Championship club ha…

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Bolton’s fixture with Ipswich in doubt due to ‘critical’ IT failure

• Club working to fix issue ahead of Saturday’s game• Laurence Bassini says he is ‘very close’ to takeoverBolton have announced their home game against Ipswich on Saturday is in doubt because of a “critical” IT failure.The troubled Championship club ha…

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Legendary UNC basketball coach faces probe over racially insensitive remarks

Report alleges Sylvia Hatchell made racist remarks to playersHatchell, 67, accused of forcing players to compete while hurtLongtime UNC coach was enshrined in Hall of Fame in 2013Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is under investigat…

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European roundup: Barça in 4-4 thriller while Juve’s Kean takes on racists

• Villarreal 4-4 Barcelona: last-gasp Luis Suárez rescues point• Cagliari 0-2 Juventus: Moises Kean scores after enduring abuseBarcelona’s Lionel Messi came off the bench to help the La Liga leaders battle back from 4-2 down in stoppage time to snatch …