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Kubrat Pulev apologises for Anthony Joshua ‘tan’ comment as fight date is set

World title fight to take place at 02 Arena on 12 DecemberPulev apologises for saying Joshua’s ‘tan is better than mine’Anthony Joshua will defend his heavyweight world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the 02 Arena in London on 12 December, his first fig…

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Kubrat Pulev apologises for Anthony Joshua ‘tan’ comment as fight date is set

World title fight to take place at 02 Arena on 12 DecemberPulev apologises for saying Joshua’s ‘tan is better than mine’Anthony Joshua will defend his heavyweight world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the 02 Arena in London on 12 December, his first fig…

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Weak at the Pyrenees: England Under-21s held to shock 3-3 draw in Andorra

Stoppage-time goal means England drop first qualifying pointsBoothroyd says artificial pitch a factor and result a ‘warning’England Under-21s’ perfect record in Euro 2021 qualifying ended in ignominious fashion on Wednesday when they were held to a 3-3…

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Nations League: Duffy rescues point for Republic of Ireland against Bulgaria

Group B4: Bulgaria 1-1 Republic of IrelandUkraine 2-1 Switzerland; Russia beat Serbia 3-1Republic of Ireland captain Shane Duffy left it late to ensure Stephen Kenny’s first game in charge did not end in defeat as his side fought back to secure a 1-1 N…

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Mark Allen and Shaun Murphy crash out of world championship on day of shocks

No4 seed Allen beaten by world No89 Jamie ClarkeMurphy loses 10-4 to Thailand’s Noppon SaengkhamMark Allen, the No4 seed, joined Shaun Murphy in crashing out of the World Snooker Championship on a day of major shocks at the Crucible.Allen, widely regar…

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‘I couldn’t refuse’: England striker Jodie Taylor joins Lyon for rest of year

Taylor has been with OL Reign, Lyon’s sister club in the USFormer Arsenal player eligible for Champions LeagueEngland’s Jodie Taylor has joined Lyon until the end of 2020, the club have announced.The 34-year-old former Arsenal striker has been playing …

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Barrow promoted to League Two and National League to hold play-offs

Barrow back in Football League after 48 yearsKing’s Lynn and Wealdstone promoted to National LeagueBarrow are heading back to the Football League for the first time in 48 years after National League clubs voted to decide final standings on an unweighte…

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Watford reveal one player and two staff tested positive for coronavirus

Club have publicly raised concerns regarding restart plansSix Premier League players and staff have tested positiveWatford have said one of their players and two staff members tested positive for coronavirus. The trio are among six individuals across t…

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FA case against Fifa over Chelsea transfer ban verdict to be heard in June

FA found guilty by Fifa of violations relating to caseCourt of arbitration to hear FA appeal on 26 JuneThe Football Association has challenged Fifa’s ruling that it violated regulations in relation to Chelsea’s transfer ban and its appeal is to be hear…

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Norwich want Championship promotion scrapped if season curtailed

Promotion ‘needs to be settled on the pitch’Stuart Webber makes clear Norwich’s positionPromotion to the Premier League should be scrapped if Championship clubs fail to complete their season, according to the Norwich sporting director, Stuart Webber.We…

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Aston Villa join opposition against finishing season at neutral grounds

Christian Purslow: idea would increase relegation risk‘We’re a club that prides itself on home form’Aston Villa have joined Brighton and West Ham in publicly opposing the idea of completing the Premier League season at neutral venues as their chief exe…

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Alun Wyn Jones insists Dan Biggar will start for Wales against England

Wales captain says Biggar trained on Friday and ‘is going to play’Biggar injured his knee on club duty for Northampton last weekThe Wales captain, Alun Wyn Jones, tried to dampen down injury concerns over Dan Biggar by insisting the fly-half will play …

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Alun Wyn Jones insists Dan Biggar will start for Wales against England

Wales captain says Biggar trained on Friday and ‘is going to play’Biggar injured his knee on club duty for Northampton last weekThe Wales captain, Alun Wyn Jones, tried to dampen down injury concerns over Dan Biggar by insisting the fly-half will play …

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Cycling and golf events cancelled as coronavirus continues to hit sport

Tirrenno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo, Tour of Sicily postponedKenya Open and Royal’s Cup 2020 also suspendedCycling authorities have postponed this month’s Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo races because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move, which wi…

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Cycling and golf events cancelled as coronavirus continues to hit sport

Tirrenno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo, Tour of Sicily postponedKenya Open and Royal’s Cup 2020 also suspendedCycling authorities have postponed this month’s Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo races because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move, which wi…

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Chris Froome among cyclists cleared to leave UAE after coronavirus scare

Riders quarantined since UAE Tour cancelled on ThursdayMichael Morkov cleared to race at track worlds in BerlinChris Froome and his Team Ineos colleagues are among those who have now been allowed to leave their hotel and travel home from the UAE Tour.O…

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Manchester City claim Uefa ban ‘less about justice and more about politics’

Ferran Soriano hopes appeal will be finished before summer Chief executive describes allegations as ‘simply not true’ Manchester City’s chief executive, Ferran Soriano, has denied claims that the Premier League champions broke the rules over financial …

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Derby charged by Football League with breaching financial fair play rules

• EFL concludes club’s losses exceeded permitted amount• Birmingham docked nine points last year for breaching FFP rulesDerby have been charged by the EFL with recording losses in excess of the permitted amounts under financial fair play rules.Followin…

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Rory Burns to miss England’s tour of Sri Lanka after undergoing ankle surgery

• ECB say batsman is aiming to return for county season in April• Burns returned to London for operation on ruptured ligamentsRory Burns will miss the Test tour of Sri Lanka in March after undergoing surgery on his left ankle, the England and Wales Cri…

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Crewe beat Accrington as chaotic FA Cup tie ends without assistant referee

Crewe won 2-0 at Accrington in an extraordinary, delayed FA Cup first-round tie which ended with just one assistant referee after two referees were injured.The first referee, Neil Hair, limped off in the 22nd minute and was replaced in the middle by fo…