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Mark Williams defends controversial break-off after first-round win

Three-time world champion beat Sam Craigie 10-4 at CrucibleWilliams criticises decision to canvas opinion on techniqueMark Williams blasted a bid to ban his controversial break-off technique after cruising into the second round of the World Snooker Cha…

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Championship: Bournemouth up to third after thrashing Millwall

Dominic Solanke’s goal completes a seventh straight winLoss to Middlesbrough deepens Rotherham relegation fearsBournemouth maintained their fine recent form as they thrashed Millwall 4-1 at the Den to move up to third in the Championship, and closer to…

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John W Henry apologises to Liverpool fans for Super League attempt

Henry says sorry to Jürgen Klopp, staff and players‘I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity’Liverpool’s principal owner John W Henry has apologised for his part in the proposed European Super League.In a video posted by the club on social…

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John W Henry apologises to Liverpool fans for Super League attempt

Henry says sorry to Jürgen Klopp, staff and players‘I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity’Liverpool’s principal owner John W Henry has apologised for his part in the proposed European Super League.In a video posted by the club on social…

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Mark Allen pays tribute to departing Barry Hearn after sealing Crucible win

World Snooker Tour chairman handing role over to son EddieStuart Bingham edges out Ding Junhui in final-frame shootoutMark Allen beat Lyu Haotian 10-2 in the world championship first round, and then paid tribute to the outgoing World Snooker Tour chair…

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Watford take giant step to Premier League return with win at Norwich

Dan Gosling winner puts Watford nine points clear in secondBrentford held by Cardiff, Swansea beaten at home by QPRWatford took a giant step towards automatic promotion from the Championship as they beat the promoted leaders Norwich at Carrow Road. Dan…

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John Higgins blames Crucible pressure for struggling to defeat Tian Pengfei

Four-times champion fights back from 7-4 behind to win 10-7Anthony McGill and Kyren Wilson John Higgins blamed the suffocating Crucible pressure for his poor performance despite battling his way into the second round of the World Snooker Championship w…

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Sky reporter Michelle Owen reveals online abuse over red card mistake

Owen: ‘This happens too often to too many people’Jeff Stelling ‘distraught’ by social media abuse of reporterMichelle Owen has shared some of the abuse she received online over her reporting for Sky’s around-the-grounds coverage, and called on social m…

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Formula One to stage inaugural Miami Grand Prix next year

Ten-year deal sealed for Hard Rock Stadium to host race Prospective 24-race season would be new recordFormula One has announced an agreement to stage a race in Miami from next season. A Miami Grand Prix has been in the pipeline for a number of years fo…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan through but rattled by encounter with ‘boozed-up’ fan

‘It was so busy and this geezer was a nightmare’Champion fires three consecutive centuries against Mark JoyceRonnie O’Sullivan gave the returning Crucible fans a treat by firing three consecutive centuries to wrap up a first round win over Mark Joyce –…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan through but rattled by encounter with ‘boozed-up’ fan

‘It was so busy and this geezer was a nightmare’Champion fires three consecutive centuries against Mark JoyceRonnie O’Sullivan gave the returning Crucible fans a treat by firing three consecutive centuries to wrap up a first round win over Mark Joyce –…

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Women’s FA Cup: Kelly hits hat-trick as Manchester City thrash Aston Villa

Manchester City got their Women’s FA Cup defence off to a fantastic start as they thrashed fellow Women’s Super League side Aston Villa 8-0.Chloe Kelly netted a hat-trick as the hosts eased past an unthreatening Villa outfit to reach the fifth round. T…

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Dan Evans’ Monte-Carlo Masters run ended by Tsitsipas in semi-final

World No 5 eases to 6-2, 6-1 win over British playerEvans will equal his career-high world ranking on 26 on MondayDan Evans’ brilliant run at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters came to an end with a comprehensive defeat by the world No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas….

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Wayne Rooney rages at referee after Derby’s survival bid hit at Blackburn

Manager angry after ‘clear’ penalty turned down in 2-1 lossReading’s play-off hopes stall in draw with CardiffWayne Rooney slammed “unacceptable” refereeing after his Derby side suffered a damaging 2-1 defeat at Blackburn.Tom Lawrence’s second goal of …

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New 36-team Champions League format set for final Uefa approval on Monday

Plans move forward after ECA and Uefa meetings on FridayFans’ groups label plans ‘serious threat to the entire game’The Champions League’s controversial new 36-team format from 2024 is set for final approval by Uefa’s executive committee on Monday.A de…

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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John Dawes, Wales and British & Irish Lions legend, dies aged 80

Captained Lions to only series victory over New Zealand in 1971Also captained and coached Wales to grand slam gloryWales and British & Irish Lions legend John Dawes has died at the age of 80 following a period of ill health.Dawes famously led the L…

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Dan Evans follows up Djokovic win by reaching semi-finals in Monte Carlo

British No 1 defeats David Goffin 5-7 6-3 6-4Evans to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in last fourDan Evans followed up his brilliant upset of Novak Djokovic at the Monte-Carlo Masters by beating David Goffin to reach the semi-finals.The British No 1 stunned w…