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Juventus shocked by Napoli while Real Madrid go clear in La Liga

• Zielinski and Insigne score in Napoli’s 2-1 win over Juve• Real Madrid win 1-0 at Real ValladolidSerie A leaders Juventus suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Napoli, with coach Maurizio Sarri returning to his former club for the first time, though Cristia…

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European roundup: Ashley Young notches assist on dramatic Inter debut

Ex-Manchester United winger supplies pinpoint cross for openerRadja Nainggolan equalises for Cagliari against parent clubInter Milan were held to a third successive 1-1 draw in Serie A after Radja Nainggolan, a player they loaned to Cagliari for this s…

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Zion Williamson delivers in NBA debut with 17-point fourth-quarter outburst

Williamson, 19, scores 22 in long-awaited debut after slow startNo 1 pick scores 17 straight during electric fourth-quarter stretchSpurs hold off Pelicans to spoil Duke product’s first NBA gameZion Williamson scored 22 points in his NBA debut, but LaMa…

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Griezmann the party pooper in Ibiza as injury-time winner spares Barça blushes

• Copa del Rey last 32: Ibiza 1-2 Barcelona• French forward scores two late goals, with one in injury timeAntoine Griezmann struck two late goals as Barcelona came from behind to beat third-tier UD Ibiza 2-1 and avoid an embarrassing Copa del Rey last-…

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Griezmann the party pooper in Ibiza as injury-time winner spares Barça blushes

• Copa del Rey last 32: Ibiza 1-2 Barcelona• French forward scores two late goals, with one in injury timeAntoine Griezmann struck two late goals as Barcelona came from behind to beat third-tier UD Ibiza 2-1 and avoid an embarrassing Copa del Rey last-…

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Serena Williams into Australian Open third round after testy win

American overcomes Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-3Frustrated Williams racks up unforced errorsSerena Williams overcame an erratic performance at the Australian Open on Wednesday to beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-3 and advance to the third round.The 38-…

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Real Madrid sign Flamengo playmaker Reinier Jesus for reported £25.6m fee

18-year-old is the club’s latest young Brazilian signingSheffield United near £1m deal for Forest’s Jack RobinsonReal Madrid have signed attacking midfielder Reinier Jesus from Flamengo. The 18-year-old joins the La Liga club on a six-year deal for a r…

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European roundup: Rebic grabs late Milan winner, Mallorca thrash Valencia

Rebic scores first Milan goals in 3-2 win at San SiroValencia’s Champions League hopes hit by 4-1 lossAnte Rebic broke his Milan duck with two second-half goals, including a stoppage-time winner as they beat Udinese in a five-goal thriller.Zlatan Ibrah…

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Erling Haaland hits hat-trick in 23 minutes to rescue Dortmund on debut

• Norwegian teenager turns game as Dortmund beat Augsburg 5-3• Lazio get 11th straight Serie A win by thrashing Sampdoria 5-1Borussia Dortmund’s new signing Erling Haaland scored a sensational hat-trick in 23 minutes on his debut to help his team come …

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India level ODI series against Australia despite Smith defiance

India 340-6; Australia 304; India win by 36 runsSeries heads for decider in Bengaluru on SundayIndia’s rejigged batting order fired on Friday as the hosts beat Australia by 36 runs in the second one-day international at Rajkot to level the three-match …

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Saracens face continuing uncertainty as threat of relegation intensifies

Premiership club facing scrutiny over salary capCEO confirms they are in talks with league officialsSaracens interim chief executive Edward Griffiths said no decision has been made on the club’s future amid reports that the club are on the verge of aut…

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Australia’s Warner and Finch smash tons to thrash India in first ODI

India 255; Australia 258-0Victory in Mumbai comes with 74 balls to spareAustralia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch both struck superb centuries to complement their bowlers’ inspired display as the touring side handed out a 10-wicket thrashing to In…

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Hellas Verona v Genoa delayed due to pitch markings not being straight

The game in Verona kicked off 15 minutes late Sampdoria thrash Brescia; Fiorentina edge past Hellas Verona’s Serie A match against Genoa at the Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi was delayed by 15 minutes on Sunday because the pitch lines were not straight….

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Portuguese motorcycle rider Paulo Gonçalves dies in Dakar Rally

• 40-year-old was found unconscious after crashing• Gonçalves was pronounced dead at a Saudi Arabian hospitalThe Portuguese motorcycle rider Paulo Gonçalves died after a crash in the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, organiser…

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Jos Buttler sorry for abusing Vernon Philander in England’s Cape Town win

• Wicketkeeper apologises but unhappy with microphones• England captain Joe Root misses training with stomach bugJos Buttler has apologised for his foul-mouthed verbal volley in the second Test against South Africa, but questioned whether television vi…

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Serena Williams ends title drought with victory in Auckland Classic final

• Serena Williams beats Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 in New Zealand• ‘It feels good, it has been a long time’ says 38-year-old AmericanSerena Williams won her first title since the 2017 Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Jessica Pegula at the Auck…

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European roundup: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores as Milan ease past Cagliari

• Swede hits second in 2-0 win on first start since rejoining club• Serie A leaders Inter and third-placed Lazio play laterZlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his first start since returning to Milan as his side earned a 2-0 win away to Cagliari on Saturday t…

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Novak Djokovic awaits Spain as Rafael Nadal sets up ATP Cup final against Serbia

• Rafael Nadal beats Alex De Minaur to put Spain in ATP Cup final• Novak Djokovic and Serbia await after their win over RussiaRafael Nadal secured a comeback victory against Australia’s Alex De Minaur at the ATP Cup in Sydney, propelling Spain into the…

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Verona fan receives five-year stadium ban for inciting racism against Balotelli

Verona supporter identified as initiating racist chantsBalotelli was abused by Lazio fans earlier this monthA 38-year-old Italian man has been handed a five-year stadium ban after being found guilty of directing racial abuse at Italian striker Mario Ba…

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Tokyo 2020 beds to be made from cardboard and recycled after Games

Mattresses will also be recycled into plastics after Tokyo 2020Organisers will make medals and torch from recycled metalsAthletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard, with mat…