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‘Don’t disrespect my players’: Pochettino angry at media after Spurs defeat – video

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hit back at questions over his squad selection after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Internazionale, despite leading until the 86th minute. Christian Eriksen put Spurs ahead in the second half before Mauro Icardi’…

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Larry Fink’s black and white boxing photography – in pictures

In examining the tough and unsentimental subculture of boxing, Larry Fink’s photographs capture everything from rowdy rings to overheated locker rooms and all of the characters that inhabit them. His work is currently on show at the Philadelphia Museum…

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Running riot: a brief history of pitch-invading dogs – video

From non-league disturbances to World Cup pitch invasions, dogs have a long history of causing a stir at a variety of sporting events. Here’s a look back at some of man’s best friend’s most memorable moments on the pitchFrom the archives: have dogs got…

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Marathon world record smashed by Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin – video

Eliud Kipchoge produced an astonishing run to break the men’s world marathon record in Berlin.The Kenyan clocked two hours, one minute and 39 seconds, beating compatriot Dennis Kimetto’s mark – also set in Berlin in 2014- by one minute and 18 seconds.H…

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‘I hope the fan is happy,’ says Cheika after Lukhan Tui incident – video

Australian flanker Lukhan Tui says he no longer wants to play following an altercation with a fan after his sides 23-19 loss to Argentina.Wallabies coach Michael Cheika claimed that the incident occurred because the fan pushed Tui’s sister. Continue re…

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Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Álvarez: scuffle breaks out at weigh-in – video

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez both made weight on Friday ahead of their much-anticipated rematch for the world middleweight championship on the Las Vegas strip.Afterwards, Canelo quickly invaded Golovkin’s space when they came together for the tr…

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Borna Coric stuns Davis Cup crowd with tweener lob shot – video

Croatia’s Borna Coric delivered the perfect winning tweener lob shot in his straight sets victory over US player Steve Johnson in their Davis Cup tie on Friday.Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie land on centre stage for a Davis Cup finale Continue reading…

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Pep Guardiola says he isn’t aware of release clause in De Bruyne’s contract – video

Pep Guardiola has denied knowledge of a release clause in Kevin De Bruyne’s contract, following reports that the Belgian playmaker might be bought out for €250m (£223m).“I don’t know anything about that,” the Manchester City manager said. “Th…

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Jurgen Klopp hits back at Gary Neville over Champions League comments – video

Jurgen Klopp has ridiculed Gary Neville’s suggestion that Liverpool should improve their Premier League title prospects by treating the Champions League lightly.Last season’s Champions League runners-up open their campaign at home to Paris Saint Germai…

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Polish mountain biker lands world’s first quadruple tail whip – video

Dawid Godziek of Poland landed the world’s first quadruple tail whip trick on a mountain bike at an event in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany on Wednesday.’It was a really tough one,’ Godziek said after the successful jump. ‘My body is destroyed, but it was de…

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Usain Bolt floats to victory in zero-gravity race – video

Usain Bolt found it hard to match his usual pace while sprinting in zero-gravity conditions. He did however win a weightless race on board an aeroplane, normally used for scientific research Continue reading…

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England captain Joe Root praises Cook and Anderson after victory over India – video

England’s captain, Joe Root, praises Alastair Cook and Jimmy Anderson after their team completed a 4-1 series victory over India at the Oval with a 118-run win in the fifth and final Test. Record run scorer Alastair Cook finished his international…

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‘I would have been pulling for Serena too’: Naomi Osaka on her US Open win – video

Naomi Osaka said she is still coming to terms with her US Open victory a day after defeating Serena Williams in the final. “It still doesn’t really feel that real,” said Osaka. “I think right now what I’m feeling is very tired. So h…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Kelly Slater’s quest to create an ‘infinite’, ‘perfect’ wave – video

The world’s best surfers are converging in California but they are hundreds of kilometres away from the coast. The tiny inland town of Lemoore is hosting the Surf Ranch Pro in a man-made lake designed by surfing great Kelly Slater. It is the first time…

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‘He is the heartbeat of the team’: Sergio García wins Ryder Cup place – video

Sergio García will compete for Europe at the Ryder Cup in France later this month after Thomas Bjørn named the Spaniard among his captain’s picks.It was widely expected that García would get the nod alongside Henrik Stenson, Paul Casey and Ian Poulter …

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Tiger Woods ‘honoured’ to be named in US Ryder Cup team – video

The 14-times major champion, Tiger Woods, has been named as part of the playing team in this month’s Ryder Cup in Paris. US captain Jim Furyk named Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau in his team Continue reading…

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A look back at Alastair Cook’s record-breaking England career – video

Alastair Cook has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 33-year-old will make his last appearance for England in the final Test against India, which starts at the Oval on 7 September. Following Cook’s announcement thou…

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Joe Root praises ‘exceptional’ England after series win over India – video

Moeen Ali spun England to a 60-run victory over India in the fourth Test as the hosts sealed a series victory with a match to spare on Sunday. Set 245 for a series-levelling win, India were bowled out for 184 with Moeen taking four for 7…