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Retiring Phil Taylor can ensure it is all about him at World Darts Championship

Phil Taylor is hoping for a 17th world title and animosity could stir up again if he meets old foe Michael van Gerwen in the finalGreat sportsmen write their own scripts but they rarely have much input when it comes to the final scene. Donald Bradman, …

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Newcastle United v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offLive scores: follow all Saturday’s goals as they go inAnd feel free to email Rob with your thoughts 5.30pm GMT It’s the 125th anniversary of this magnificent football club, and even Rafa has a smile on…

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West Ham United v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offDavid Sullivan: ‘I haven’t done well enough. Nobody has’And feel free to email Rob with your thoughts 11.40am GMT Pre-match reading Related: David Sullivan: ‘I feel I haven’t done well enough. Nobody’…

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Ashes lessons so far: from Australia’s fab four to England’s failure to convert | Rob Smyth

Australia’s pacemen, supplemented by the late-blossoming Nathan Lyon, are dominant against England batsmen who are struggling to build on good startsEngland have not been pulverised as they were in 2013-14. Theirs is a different kind of pain, the torme…

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Arsenal v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offEmail Rob here with your thoughtsScoreboard: all Saturday’s results and latest scoresJonathan Wilson: Arsenal are flying but fear of lapses remains 4.44pm GMT Some pre-match reading Related: Have Arsenal finally…

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Chelsea v Newcastle United: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offYou can email Rob here with your thoughtsLive scoreboard: all the latest from Saturday’s matches 12.05pm GMT If this doesn’t get you in the mood for a festival of football, nothing will12 years to the day since…

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Ashes first Test talking points: Australia’s big guns take control by stealth | Rob Smyth

Steve Smith and David Warner outsmarted England’s attack in the first Test, the tourists will need clear heads and is Alastair Cook merely out of form?Stuart Broad said before the series that England would play on the egos of the Australia batsmen by d…

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Ashes first Test dos and don’ts: what England can learn from Gabba in 1986-87 | Rob Smyth

In Test cricket there is always a precedent to inspire hope. In this case it’s the first Test at the Gabba in 1986-87 when an England team given no chance won so emphatically all the doom was transferred to AustraliaThe last one-off Ashes Test took pla…

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‘Let him die of thirst’: Douglas Jardine and the long history of Ashes sledging

In an extract from his book of Ashes quotations, Rob Smyth tells how it is sometimes Australian spectators who deliver the hardest lines to England sides “Don’t give the bastard a drink. Let him die of thirst.”Douglas Jardine’s mission was almost compl…

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West Ham United v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offJürgen Klopp and Slaven Bilic back Lovren after death threatsAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Rob 4.34pm GMT West Ham (3-4-1-2) Hart; Reid, Kouyate, Ogbonna; Fernandes, Obiang, Noble, Cresswell;…

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Stoke City v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offTen things to look out for in the Premier League this weekendAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Rob 12.24pm GMT The players emerge from the tunnel on a

wet, windy
crisp, sunny afternoon i…

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Liverpool v Huddersfield, West Brom v Man City, Arsenal v Swansea – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the Saturday 3pm kick-offsLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeSend your thoughts to Rob via rob.smyth@theguardian.com 2.22pm BST Manchester United have beaten Spurs 1-0 in the early game at Old Trafford…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 16.00 BST kick-off at WembleyGet football notifications on the Guardian appListen to Nessun Dorma, a new podcast about 80s and 90s football Feel free to email Rob: rob.smyth@theguardian.com 4.14pm BST The move started …

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Ipswich Town v Norwich City: Championship – live!

Latest score and goals from the midday kick-offNext Generation 2017: the best young talents in world footballAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 11.12am BST Ipswich (4-4-2) Bialkowski; Spencer, Webster, Chambers, Knudsen; Waghorn, Skuse, A…

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Chelsea v Watford: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates as Chelsea host Watford, 12.30pm (BST)Conte says stretched Chelsea are in a rebuilding phaseIntroducing our new football notifications on the Guardian appEmail your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 11.34am BST Chelsea (3-4-…

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Internazionale v Milan: Serie A – live!

Updates from the Milan derby at the Stadio Giuseppe MeazzaLive scores: all the goals from the games around EuropeSend your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 1.41pm BST Hello there. Internazionale and AC Milan have had a disappointing time in recen…

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Derby County v Nottingham Forest: Championship – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the East Midlands derbyLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeSend your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 1.14pm BST The players are ready, the atmosphere is tremendous. Let’s do football! 12.24pm BST…

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Watford v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST game at Vicarage RoadIntroducing our new football notifications on the Guardian appAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 4.35pm BST Watford (4-2-3-1) Gomes; Femenia, Mariappa, Britos, Holebas; Douco…

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Liverpool v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League latest as Man Utd head to Anfield (12.30pm BST kick-off)Introducing our new football notifications on the Guardian appAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 11.24am BST Some pre-match reading Related: Jürgen Klopp: I’ll leave L…

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Ecuador v Argentina: World Cup 2018 qualifier – live!

12.25am BST

I’d like to apologise in advance for tonight’s coverage. Specifically:

all of it
I probably won’t have chance to check my emails that often, as I’m too old for this multi-game/permutations lark. It’s not you, it’s bloody well me!

12.23am BST

“The Universal is a great song,” says Simon McMahon. “Although when it comes to Scotland, it really really really couldn’t happen.”

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