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French rider Pierre Cherpin dies from injuries sustained in Dakar crash

52-year-old dies five days after accident on seventh stageCherpin had ‘no other ambitions than to live an adventure’French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin has died five days after crashing during the seventh stage of the Dakar rally, organisers said on…

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Bayern Munich dumped out of German Cup, Pochettino claims first PSG trophy

Bayern beaten on penalties by second-tier Holstein KielPSG beat Marseille 2-1 to win delayed French Super CupBayern Munich were dumped out of the German Cup by second-tier Holstein Kiel, who prevailed 6-5 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in extra time.In …

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Australian Open set to be pushed into February or March because of Covid-19

Victoria premier says ‘exact timing of it’ yet to be confirmedPlayers were expecting to arrive in Australia from 14 DecemberThe start of the Australian Open is set to be pushed back from January to February or March next year because of Covid-19 protoc…

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Pressure on Peter Lim as Valencia sell Coquelin and Parejo to Villarreal

Former Arsenal midfielder joins local rivals for fee of £7.2mValencia captain leaves for undisclosed fee after nine yearsValencia have sold midfielders Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo to local rivals Villarreal in a move that has increased criticism o…

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James McClean says he gets more abuse than any other player but no support

Stoke winger criticises racist abuse of Zaha and McGoldrick‘This isn’t a cry for sympathy … but what is the difference?’Stoke’s James McClean says he has received “more abuse than any other player” during his nine-year spell in England but has had no…

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James McClean says he gets more abuse than any other player but no support

Stoke winger criticises racist abuse of Zaha and McGoldrick‘This isn’t a cry for sympathy … but what is the difference?’Stoke’s James McClean says he has received “more abuse than any other player” during his nine-year spell in England but has had no…

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Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic suffers freak foot injury while training at home

Heel fracture discovered on striker’s return to training centreInjury adds to difficult first season in Spain for €65m signingThe Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic has suffered a foot injury while training at home and is unlikely to be fit for the potenti…

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Patriots passing on quarterbacks in NFL draft ‘not by design’ says Bill Belichick

Belichick says plan to draft signal-caller ‘didn’t work out’Saints reportedly close to signing free agent Jameis WinstonThe New England head coach, Bill Belichick, has said not taking a quarterback in the Patriots’ first post-Tom Brady draft “was not b…

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Former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed jailed over fixing scandal

Nasir Jamshed receives 17-month custodial sentenceBatsman was banned from cricket for 10 years in 2018Nasir Jamshed, the former Pakistan international cricketer, has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for his role in a fixing scandal involving T20 t…

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New ATP Cup team event is ‘pathetic’ and ‘unfair’, says US No 3 Reilly Opelka

Opelka: tournament is ‘pretty bad for the sport’‘Moldova qualified. Their No 1 is ranked behind me’Reilly Opelka has stoked the rivalry between the Davis Cup and the new ATP Cup team competition, describing the latter event as “pathetic”.Opelka, the cu…

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Motorcycle racer Afridza Munandar dies aged 20 after Asia Talent Cup crash

Indonesian killed in accident at Sepang circuit in MalaysiaMarc Márquez and Cal Crutchlow lead tributes to MunandarTributes have been paid to motorcycle racer Afridza Munandar after the Indonesian was killed in a crash at Malaysia’s Sepang Internationa…

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France players told to ‘kick the coaches out’ for Rugby World Cup success

• Toulon president tells players to take control• Reports in France suggests fall-out between captain and coachFrance players must “kick the coaches out” if they are to have any chance of winning the Rugby World Cup, according to the Toulon president, …

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Paul Pogba: ‘It could be a good time to have a new challenge’

• Manchester United midfielder suggests he wants transfer• Pogba has been linked with Real Madrid and JuventusPaul Pogba suggested on Sunday that he could be open to a move away from Manchester United, telling reporters in Tokyo that now “could be a go…

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F1 hires Fast and Furious composer to write new theme tune in revamp

‘What an honour to be chosen to compose theme,’ says Brian TylerLiberty Media looking to engage with younger audienceFormula One has hired the composer of several Fast and Furious movies to write a new theme tune for the motor racing organisation. Bria…

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Joachim Löw hopeful Mario Götze’s Germany goal will turn season around

• Head coach praises midfielder after 4-1 friendly win over Italy
• Götze has been linked with move away from Bayern Munich

Joachim Löw hopes Mario Götze’s goal and overall performance in Germany’s 4-1 victory against Italy on Tuesday will boost the attacking midfielder’s confidence as he struggles for playing time at Bayern Munich.

Götze, 23, has been largely overlooked by Pep Guardiola at Bayern since returning from a five-month injury break in February, with speculation over possible moves to Liverpool or back to Borussia Dortmund gaining traction in recent weeks.

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