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‘Things need to change’: Zidane reacts to Real Madrid’s shock defeat to Shakhtar – video

Zinedine Zidane admitted it was ‘a bad match and a bad night’ after his Real Madrid side lost at home to Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League Group B opener on Wednesday. The Ukrainian team had been depleted by coronavirus cases and were playing …

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Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta: ‘I feel that I have failed with Mesut Özil’ – video

Mikel Arteta has said he must bear the brunt of responsibility for Mesut Özil’s demise at Arsenal after the midfielder was left out of the team’s 25-man Premier League squad. The Gunners’ head coach said he felt he had not been able to get the best out…

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Liverpool highly critical of Everton challenges in Merseyside derby – video

Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum has criticised the ‘completely stupid’ tackle made by Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby last weekend. A heavy challenge in the second half saw Van Dijk sustain a long-term injury. ‘Accidents can …

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Ancelotti and Klopp look ahead to the Merseyside derby – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Everton counterpart Carlo Ancelotti have been talking before this weekend’s Merseyside derby.Saturday’s fixture marks exactly 10 years since Everton beat Liverpool and the blue half of Merseyside will hope they can co…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær on Manchester United’s poor start to the season – video

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær has admitted his side has started the new season badly and vowed that performances will improve.United have one win and two losses in their three Premier League games so far this campaign, including a humil…

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’91 wins, it doesn’t get easier’: Hamilton equals Schumacher’s record – video

Lewis Hamilton has equalled Michael Schumacher’s 91 Formula One wins after victory at the  Nürburgring. The world champion started from second on the grid but took the lead early in the race and remained untouchable out front. Red Bull’s Max Verst…

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‘Everybody went crazy in Poland’: Swiatek celebrates French Open win – video

Iga Swiatek has become the first Polish player to win a grand slam after beating American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 at the French Open. The 19-year-old spoke the day after her victory saying that the success is ‘still pretty overwhelming for me … I’m happ…

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‘Absolutely unacceptable’: go-karter throws bumper at rival mid-race – video

An unbelievable moment from the FIA championships when one of the drivers risked chaos by throwing a broken bumper at a rival who was racing round the track. Luca Corberi crashed in the KZ final before waiting at the side of the track to launch his kar…

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‘A beautiful feeling’: Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP with Lewis Hamilton third – video

Lewis Hamilton was denied the chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race victories after his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi. ‘I consider myself a bit lucky … it’s a beautiful feeling,’ Bottas said af…

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Frank Lampard supports financial aid for EFL and non-league clubs – video

Chelsea manger Frank Lampard has said that it is important for the Premier League to support EFL clubs financially, as many lower-tier teams continue to struggle through the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League and EFL are in talks regarding a suppo…

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Javi Martínez’s extra-time header wins Super Cup for Bayern against Sevilla

Bayern Munich 2-1 SevillaBavarian club complete a quadruple under Hansi FlickBayern Munich defeated Sevilla 2-1 in extra time on Thursday to lift the Super Cup and complete a quadruple under their head coach, Hansi Flick, in the first European game pla…

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‘An era is over’: emotional Luis Suárez bids farewell to Barcelona – video

Luis Suárez bid a teary farewell to Barcelona on 24 September, before his move to La Liga title rivals Atlético Madrid.Suárez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014 after making global headlines for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup, w…

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A Herro will rise: Heat one win from NBA finals as rookie burns Celtics in Game 4

Tyler Herro scores career-high 37 in 112-109 win over BostonHeat take commanding 3-1 lead in best-of-seven East finalsThe youngest player on the floor helped the Miami Heat move a game away from the NBA finals.Tyler Herro, still just 20 years old, scor…

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Parrot lands on head of Brazilian footballer during practice match – video

A Brazilian women’s national team practice match was halted after a parrot landed on the head of one of the players. Defender Bruna Benties had a macaw standing on her head before an assistant coach was brought in to try and get the bird off her head w…

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McIlroy: DeChambeau is the ‘opposite of what US Open champion does’ – video

Bryson DeChambeau collected his first major championship in his own unique style, securing US Open victory at Winged Foot, New York. DeChambeau finished six under, with a half-dozen stroke victory over Matthew Wolff. DeChambeau’s style has been a big t…

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‘Do they bite?’: alpaca invades pitch at non-league football match – video

An alpaca brought a non-league football match between Carlton Athletic and Ilkley Town to a standstill after it ran across the pitch causing a 20-minute delayWatch more from the amazing world of sport series Continue reading…

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‘An absolutely exceptional player’: Thiago signs for Liverpool – video report

Liverpool have signed Thiago Alcântara from Bayern Munich, bringing in one of the world’s most technically gifted players to add another dimension to their midfield.The 29-year-old ended his seven-year spell at Bayern, where he won seven Bundesliga tit…

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‘Am I allowed to see my nan?’: Chris Wilder bemused by football fans’ return – video

Chris Wilder has spoken vehemently about the decision to allow a small section of fans into stadiums for some fixtures this weekend. ‘We can have 1,000 people in the ground but I can’t go and have a pint with my mates unless there’s only six of us’, th…

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Going for gold: looking back at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, 20 years on – in pictures

The torch relay, Fatso the wombat, Cathy Freeman’s winning sprint and an opening ceremony that stopped the nation: these photographs capture a golden moment Continue reading…

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‘Holding doesn’t know’: Archer hits back and says England supports BLM – video

Jofra Archer has fired back at Michael Holding, insisting England have ‘not forgotten’ the spirit of the Black Lives Matter movement. Saying that Holding had not done his research when criticising the team’s decision to stop taking a knee. The Sky pund…