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Non-league football carries on as coronavirus threat deepens – in pictures

With the coronavirus sending elite football into shutdown, fans still have had the opportunity to get their fix of the beautiful game at non-league grounds around the country Continue reading…

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The best images of sport around Europe this week – in pictures

As part of the This is Europe series, a look at some of our favourite sporting images from recent days Continue reading…

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Bikes and bruises: 2020 Track Cycling World Championships – in pictures

As the riders head home after the Berlin tournament, we take a look back at some of our favourite images from five days of exciting, high-speed racing Continue reading…

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Maria Sharapova: her career in pictures

As one of tennis’s biggest stars retires, we take a look back at the career of the five-times grand slam champion and former world No 1 Continue reading…

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Serves, sunsets and koalas: Australian Open 2020 – the tournament’s best photos

As the 2020 Australian Open comes to a close, we take a look at some of our favourite images from Melbourne Park Continue reading…

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Dakar Rally 2020: sand, flames and camels – in pictures

This year’s rally is the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition held in Saudi Arabia. The 12 stages took competitors across 7,500 km, 75% of which will be over sand – from the shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, around the canyons and mountains o…

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Finger flickin’ good: Subbuteo through the ages – in pictures

With Father Christmas’ visit imminent, no doubt many a christmas list he received will have featured Fifa 20 but in yesteryear it was Subbuteo that was the must-have football game for youngsters across the country Continue reading…

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Bob Willis – a life in pictures

One of England’s most famous bowlers, Bob Willis, has died aged 70. The fast bowler captained England in both Tests and one day internationals and took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984. He later put his knowledge and experience to good use whe…

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Stand-in keepers: outfield players between the posts – in pictures

After Kyle Walker’s stint between the sticks in Manchester City’s Champions League match against Atalanta, we take a look at some other times that outfield players have donned goalkeepers’ gloves Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Overhead kicks, serenity and scarves in this week’s roundup of the best top-flight pictures Continue reading…

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Blood, rain and cheers: Tour de France 2019 – in pictures

With 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams – over a distance of 3,480km – this year’s Tour comes to an end in Paris, so here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeksThe race brings highs and lows for the riders, both in the…

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Champions League final 2019: Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool – in pictures

The best images from Madrid after Liverpool beat Tottenham to win their sixth European CupSalah says picture of Kyiv pain inspired him to scoreAndy Hunter: Klopp sheds nearly-man image Continue reading…

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Champions League final 2019: Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool – in pictures

The best images from Madrid after Liverpool beat Tottenham to win their sixth European CupSalah says picture of Kyiv pain inspired him to scoreAndy Hunter: Klopp sheds nearly-man image Continue reading…

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What a night part two! Spurs’ stunning comeback against Ajax – in pictures

Just 24 hours after Liverpool defeated Barcelona, Tottenham defied the odds by staging their own amazing turnaround, coming back from three goals down on aggregate at half-time in the second leg to go through on away goals Continue reading…

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‘Lisbon Lion’ Billy McNeill – a life in pictures

The former Celtic captain and manager has died aged 79. We take a look at the career of the man who in 1967 became first British player to lift European Cup. Continue reading…

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‘Lisbon Lion’ Billy McNeill – a life in pictures

The former Celtic captain and manager has died aged 79. We take a look at the career of the man who in 1967 became first British player to lift European Cup. Continue reading…

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100 years of boxing at the Royal Albert Hall – in pictures

As Championship boxing returns to one of the UK’s most treasured buildings, for the first time in 20 years, we take a look back through the archives as the Albert Hall, which has hosted many of boxing’s biggest names, celebrates a centenary of fight ni…

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Skiing and soaring: 2019 Nordic World Ski Championships – in pictures

The best images from Austria after the biennial event’s 11 days of competition closed where athletes competed in nordic skiing’s three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping and nordic combined Continue reading…

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F1 2019: A look at the cars for the new season

With the 2019 season starting next month, the teams have unveiled their new cars prior to testing in Barcelona Continue reading…

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Yokozuna, controversies and a ‘Dump Truck’: a sumo history – in pictures

The origins of sumo date back 2,000 years and it was from the 17th century that saw its rise as a spectator sport. However, viewing figures and homegrown participants have declined over the past two decades with the sport also under the spotlight due t…