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Player fakes being hit by object in Guatemalan football match – video

A Guatemalan third-division game produced one of the most blatant attempts to dupe a referee we’ve seen in a while. Batanecos FC player Rosbin Ramos picked up an object which had been thrown on to the pitch by fans, then hit himself in the face and col…

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Referee accidentally blocks goal-bound shot in Mexican football match – video

A referee in a Mexican football match made an accidental and potentially game-changing block during Liga MX’s game between Cruz Azul and Toluca. Cruz Azul were pushing for their third goal, after a looped ball over the top they were through on goal onl…

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Referee accidentally blocks goal-bound shot in Mexican football match – video

A referee in a Mexican football match made an accidental and potentially game-changing block during Liga MX’s game between Cruz Azul and Toluca. Cruz Azul were pushing for their third goal, after a looped ball over the top they were through on goal onl…

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‘Age is just a number’: Djokovic vows to stay at the top after ninth Australian Open title – video

Nine-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic suggests he is not done quite done yet. Speaking after another superb performance in a this year’s straight sets final victory over Daniil Medvedev, the world No 1 said: ‘Age is just a number, so I don…

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‘They can make me look good’: Mourinho upbeat on Spurs players – video

José Mourinho says he trusts his players’ instincts after Gareth Bale pulled out of the FA Cup tie at Everton, and Harry Kane decided it he needed more time to recover. But Mourinho is optimistic for the future, saying he hoped his players would have a…

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‘I can’t believe it, but yes’: Liverpool’s Klopp concedes title after loss at Leicester – video

Jürgen Klopp admitted after Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Leicester City that the Reds cannot retain the Premier League title this season. Liverpool led after Mohamed Salah’s goal in the 67th minute, but found themselves behind after three goals in seven min…

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Leicester manager Rodgers says win against Liverpool was ‘a measure of team’ – video

After seeing his Leicester City side defeat the Premier League champions Liverpool 3-1, Brendan Rodgers described the match as a ‘good measure of the development of the team’. All the goals fell within seven minutes, with James Maddison scoring first, …

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Pep Guardiola: modern managers are in a ‘weak’ position – video

Pep Guardiola believes all managers are in a ‘weak’ position and that despite success with Manchester City, and previously at Bayern Munich and Barcelona, he cannot survive on reputation alone. ‘We don’t have time – you have to win and get results, and…

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‘I can’t let that slide’: Anthony Watson hits out at ‘double standards’ of kneeling critics – video

The England winger Anthony Watson has condemned the ‘double standards’ of social media users who have criticised players for taking the knee before matches. Watson speaking after responding to a critic on Twitter on Wednesday who said he could not care…

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Super Bowl hero Tom Brady tosses Lombardi trophy across water to teammate Cameron Brate – video

Super Bowl hero Tom Brady has reminded fans he has the best arm in the business by tossing teammate Cameron Brate the Lombardi trophy between two boats. Brady, who won his seventh title on Sunday and first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joined his team…

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‘We can’t speak about an injury’: Mourinho ‘surprised’ Bale missed Everton tie – video

José Mourinho admitted he was ‘surprised’ by Gareth Bale asking for a scan on a muscle problem ahead of Tottenham’s FA Cup tie at Everton. The manager said Bale wanted time to strengthen the area but that it ‘was not an obvious or clear injury’, leadin…

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Johanna Konta in ‘state of shock’ after injury at Australian Open – video

Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Australian Open through injury in her first match of this year’s competition. Speaking after being forced to retire the British No 1 said she felt ‘in a state of shock’. Konta was leading 6-4, 0-2 against Kaja Juvan…

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‘Shall I leave?’: Australian Open crowds laugh as Tsitsipas gives awkward interview – video

Stefanos Tsitsipas sent crowds into fits of giggles at the Rod Laver Arena after he gave a very honest account of his straight-sets victory over Gilles Simon. The world No 5 was asked about his performance in the opening round. ‘I obviously wasn’t expe…

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Kyrgios criticises Djokovic: ‘Partying with his shirt off in a pandemic … as bad as it gets’ – video

Nick Kyrgios has bitten back to Novak Djokovic after the world No 1 said he didn’t have respect for the Australian off the court. Speaking after his victory on the opening day of the Australian Open, Kyrgios said ‘someone that’s partying with his …

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Leon Spinks, former world heavyweight champion – a life in pictures

The boxer, who has died aged 67, pulled off one of the greatest shocks in boxing history by beating Muhammad Ali in February 1978“He was a good soul” – Leon Spinks dies aged 67 Continue reading…

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Novak Djokovic: ‘I don’t have respect for Nick Kyrgios off the court’ – video

World No 1 Novak Djokovic has reignited his feud with Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios. Speaking at a press conference before the Australian Open the Serbian said: ‘My respect goes to him for the tennis he’s playing … off the court I don’t have mu…

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Ben Stokes on Joe Root’s ‘phenomenal’ double century in India – video

Speaking after England’s strong first-innings showing against India, Ben Stokes said that his teammate Joe Root’s phenomenal form with the bat has left the rest of the team feeling ‘pretty rubbish’ because he makes it look so easy. Root scored 218, bec…

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‘He knows it’s not true!’: Guardiola questions Klopp’s claim that City had two-week break – video

Pep Guardiola says he expected better from Jürgen Klopp than to apparently indulge in mind games before Manchester City’s trip to Liverpool on Sunday. Klopp, referring to City’s postponed game against Everton after a Covid-19 outbreak at the …

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‘Very special’: Joe Root delighted after hitting century in 100th Test – video

Joe Root expressed his delight after marking his 100th Test with a century in Chennai. The England captain hit 128 not out to lead his side to 263-3 after the first day of the series opener against India.Root century in 100th Test gives England perfect…

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Palmeiras players pour ice over manager during Libertadores celebrations – video

Palmeiras players stormed the press conference after they won the Copa Libertadores by beating Santos 1-0, the winner coming eight minutes into stoppage time. The joyous squad celebrated by dousing manager Abel Ferreira in iced water. Palmeiras wi…