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Buy a classic sport photograph: ‘Gone swimming!’

The seventh of a new 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 deliveryA shallow depth of field focused on the tips of the swimmer’s…

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‘Don’t ask me, ask the referees’: Pep Guardiola on Liverpool defeat – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was visibly upset after his side’s 3-1 defeat away at Liverpool. He was asked about the first goal of the game, a long-range effort from Liverpool’s Fabinho that came after the ball hit Trent Alexander-Arnold’s han…

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KSI vs Logan Paul 2: big-money YouTube boxing rematch explained – video

Controversial YouTubers Logan Paul and Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji are set to trade blows in front of a sellout audience in Los Angeles. Dismissed by many in the boxing world as a farce, the fight is nonetheless expected to draw a worldwide audience of…

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‘We have to be brave’: Liverpool will hold nothing back against Manchester City, says Klopp – video

Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have been speaking to the media ahead of their top-of-the-table clash on Sunday. ‘Everyone in the stadium has to be in top shape,’ Klopp said. ‘The guys who sell hot dogs have to be in top shape.’Meanwhile, Guardiola desc…

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Santos forward Marinho performs VAR celebration after scoring – video

Santos’ Marinho celebrated a long-range strike against Botafogo by imitating the referee making a VAR decision. The player could be seen miming the VAR signal, holding his hand to his ear, and pretending to listen through an earpiece before pointing to…

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Browns waive Jermaine Whitehead after expletive-laden ‘cracker’ tweet

Safety threatened member of team’s radio networkIncident followed another disappointing loss for ClevelandThe Cleveland Browns have released safety Jermaine Whitehead after he directed a threatening, expletive-laced post at an analyst on the team’s rad…

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Browns waive Jermaine Whitehead after expletive-laden ‘cracker’ tweet

Safety threatened member of team’s radio networkIncident followed another disappointing loss for ClevelandThe Cleveland Browns have released safety Jermaine Whitehead after he directed a threatening, expletive-laced post at an analyst on the team’s rad…

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‘A humbling experience’: Lewis Hamilton seals sixth Formula 1 world title – video

Lewis Hamilton wrote his name into the pantheon of Britain’s all-time sporting greats by winning his sixth Formula One world championship in Austin, Texas.The 34-year-old moved ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio and within striking range of Michael Schumacher…

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Ashleigh Barty claims biggest prize money pot in tennis history at WTA Finals – video

Ashleigh Barty said it was a “bizarre” feeling to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and claim the biggest winner’s cheque in tennis. Barty outclassed defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 in the US$4.42m (A$6.4m) Shenzhen final to become t…

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Japan ‘probably the greatest’ tournament, says World Rugby chief Beaumont – video

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont believes the Japan tournament will ‘probably be remembered as the greatest Rugby World Cup’.“We’ve broken records at every level,” said Beaumont a day after South Africa sealed Rugby World Cup glory in Yokohama. “…

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‘I don’t know why we didn’t play well today’: Eddie Jones on England’s final defeat – video

Eddie Jones has commended England’s efforts in the Rugby World Cup final, but accepted his team were not at their best in the 32-12 defeat. When questioned about his future as England head coach Jones  left things in the balance, saying ‘the only …

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South Africa captain Siya Kolisi: ‘we can achieve anything if we work together’ – video

The South Africa captain, Siya Kolisi, speaks passionately after his side’s 32-12 win over England, saying ‘we have a lot of problems in our country. But this team is from so many different backgrounds and races and we came together to achieve one goal…

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Rugby World Cup: South Africa crowned champions as England fall short – video highlights

South Africa have won the Rugby World Cup in a stunning 32-12 victory over Eddie Jones’s England. The Springboks are champions for a third time after Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe added tries to Handré Pollard’s 22 kicked points. A strong performa…

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England’s Eddie Jones coaches Japanese youth side before World Cup final – video

The England head coach, Eddie Jones, and his coaching staff took a break from their Rugby World Cup final preparations to coach a local youth rugby team.Having coached in Japan for six years, including leading the national side to the 2015 World Cup, J…

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Jonny Wilkinson visits England training before Rugby World Cup final – video

England captain Owen Farrell got some goal-kicking tips from Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson on Friday, a day ahead of the final against South Africa.Wilkinson scored the drop goal that won England their first ever World Cup in 2003 in the last …

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Ex-MLB star Josh Hamilton charged with assault of 14-year-old daughter

Former AL MVP arrested on felony charge of injury to a childHamilton, 38, turned himself Wednesday in Fort Worth, TexasFormer All-Star slugger Josh Hamilton has been charged with injury to a child after his 14-year-old daughter told his ex-wife that he…

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Xhaka is ‘devastated and sad’, says Emery after display of anger at fans – video

Unai Emery revealed that his Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka is ‘devastated and sad’ after he was booed by fans when substituted against Crystal Palace. The Swiss international was loudly jeered off the pitch. He responded by swearing at the fans, cupping…

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‘Bring it on’ says Billy Vunipola ahead of Rugby World Cup final with South Africa – video

England No 8 Billy Vunipola has welcomed South Africa’s promise to fight fire with fire by telling them to ‘bring it on’ ahead of their World Cup final clash on Saturday. Speaking after the Springboks victory against Wales, second row Lood de Jager sai…

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‘Enjoy the third-place play-off’: Eddie Jones makes dig at Wales’ Gatland – video

Eddie Jones has hit back at Warren Gatland after his comments about England ahead of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final. The Wales head coach had said: “We have seen in previous World Cups that teams sometimes play their final in semi-finals and don’t al…

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‘Enjoy the third-place play-off’: Eddie Jones makes dig at Wales’ Gatland – video

Eddie Jones has hit back at Warren Gatland after his comments about England ahead of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final. The Wales head coach had said: “We have seen in previous World Cups that teams sometimes play their final in semi-finals and don’t al…