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Ott Tanak walks away after dramatic crash in Monte Carlo Rally – video

Reigning World Rally champion Ott Tanak flipped his car at high speed and crashed spectacularly during the Monte Carlo Rally. Tanak and his co-driver Martin Jarveoja managed to leave their car unassisted and suffered no major injuries. ‘It wasn’t the s…

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‘That is ridiculous’: brilliant bowls shot lights up World Indoor Championships – video

‘About six inches between the two bowls, so there is just room,’ were the words of England’s Greg Harlow as his partner Nick Brett approached a shot. Harlow’s words were met with laughter by the audience at the World Indoor Bowls Championships. However…

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Brawl breaks out at the end of Kansas college basketball game – video report

A fight broke out at the end of the US college basketball game between rivals Kansas State and University of Kansas on Tuesday. Despite the university side being comfortable 81-60 winners one of their players taunted the state player DeJuan Gordon afte…

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Arteta praises Arsenal’s ‘spirit, fight and leadership’ after coming back to draw at Chelsea – video

Mikel Arteta was delighted with Arsenal’s spirit as they twice recovered from a goal down to snatch a point against Chelsea, whose failure to take advantage of David Luiz’s early red card infuriated Frank Lampard. ‘When someone makes a mistake, wh…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: penny farthing racing

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryImagine the perils of riding a penny farthing at high speed while …

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‘We were outstanding’: Joe Root delighted after England thrash South Africa in third Test – video

England moved 2-1 up in the Test series against South Africa after a superb performance in Port Elizabeth, winning by an innings and 53 runs. Despite the flattering scoreline England were made to work for the final wicket which fell at a partnership of…

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Fair play: futsal player refuses to score after opponent goes down injured – video

A moment of sportsmanship from a futsal match in Spain when Cartegena’s Solano chooses to put the ball out of play – despite having an open goal. After Zaragoza’s Javi Alonso goes down injured, the ball is squared to Solano to tap in, but instead …

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Australian Open: Players discuss air quality concerns before tournament – video

The biggest names in tennis, including Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova, have admitted to concerns about the impact of the bushfires and air quality at the Australian Open before it begins on Monday. There were concerns about the health and wellbeing o…

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Australian Open: Players discuss air quality concerns before tournament – video

The biggest names in tennis, including Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova, have admitted to concerns about the impact of the bushfires and air quality at the Australian Open before it begins on Monday. There were concerns about the health and wellbeing o…

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‘If something happens I’ll be here’: McGregor hints at Khabib rematch – video

Conor McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246 on Saturday night. Speaking after his return to the octagon, McGregor teased a rematch with bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor McGregor destroys Donald …

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‘I’m not worried’: Roger Federer plays down air quality concerns at Australian Open – video

Roger Federer has been forced to defend himself against suggestions he has not done enough to help his fellow tennis professionals deal with the issue of bad air quality in Australia. The six-times Australian champion played down the dangers to the pla…

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‘I want to do something different’: Wozniacki on retiring after the Australian Open – video

Caroline Wozniacki is preparing herself for an ‘emotional’ farewell at the Australian Open. The 29-year-old announced last month that the tournament, which brought her a long-awaited first grand slam title in 2018, would also mark the last chapter of h…

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Mets’ Beltran out before managing a single game in wake of Astros scandal

42-year-old was only appointed by Mets in NovemberBeltran was key figure in Houston cheating scandalCarlos Beltran is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scan…

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Conor McGregor says personal troubles ‘shaped me as a man’ before UFC return – video

Conor McGregor has admitted he has ‘been through certain things’ since his 2018 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor said he had given up drinking before his 18 January fight with Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone after making promises to his team. McGregor was…

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‘I was really scared’: Jakupovic on her collapse because of Australian Open air quality – video

Dalila Jakupovic has spoken about her collapse at the Australian Open after she suffered a coughing fit because of the poor quality of air in Melbourne. Australia is currently dealing with its worst bushfires in decades and that is having a drastic imp…

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‘Yesterday I was walking with cows’: Quique Setién unveiled as Barcelona coach – video

Quique Setién has been unveiled as the new coach of Barcelona. At his presentation Setién talked of a whirlwind 24 hours in which he went from walking with cows in the countryside to taking Barcelona’s top job. ‘Yesterday, I was walking around my home …

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Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury II: war of words before heavyweight title rematch – video

Two of the biggest names in boxing go toe-to-toe again in a highly anticipated heavyweight title fight on 22 February in Las Vegas. Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will be looking to beat WBC champion Deontay Wilder after a thrilling draw in Dec…

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Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury II: war of words before heavyweight title rematch – video

Two of the biggest names in boxing go toe-to-toe again in a highly anticipated heavyweight title fight on 22 February in Las Vegas. Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will be looking to beat WBC champion Deontay Wilder after a thrilling draw in Dec…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Olga Korbut seeks perfection

The latest of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryOlga Korbut’s performance on the uneven bars at the 1972 Olympics …

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Novak Djokovic leads Serbia to victory over Spain in ATP Cup – video

‘I’ll remember this for the rest of my life’ were the words of Novak Djokovic after he inspired Serbia to ATP Cup glory against Spain in Sydney. The world No 2 took on Spain’s Rafael Nadal, clinching victory 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to level to tie after Roberto…