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Football clockwatch: Leicester v Crystal Palace, Blackburn v Leeds and more!

Updates from the 3pm Premier League and Championship kick-offsNorwich v Brighton – live!Live scoreboard: the latest from all Saturday’s gamesHow they stand: the latest league tablesAnd you can get in touch with Tom by email or on Twitter 2.08pm BST Mea…

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My favourite game: Australia v England, fifth Ashes Test, Sydney 2003

The Test was a dead rubber but it was cricket at its most compelling and signified England’s greatness to comeThe dead-rubber England victory was something of a ritual during Australia’s long Ashes supremacy from 1989-2005, a feelgood finale signifyin…

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Football transfer rumours: Wolves or Everton to sign James Rodríguez?

Today’s tell-all is going againThe whole of football may be in doubt but the Mill is still churning and the transfer vultures still circling. And with Tottenham in apparent “crisis”, Premier League rivals are looking to pick off some prime cuts. And th…

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Football transfer rumours: Jack Grealish to Manchester United?

Today’s fluff isn’t sure what to do with this informationCock-a-hoop with derby success, and a rare few weeks free of world-weary criticism of his team, Ole Gunnar Solskjær is looking to spend big this summer, and on domestic talent too, lest the whole…

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Football transfer rumours: Saint-Maximin in, Jiménez out at Wolves?

Today’s fluff is repeating itself a second time as farceTime was when you could read the transfer runes by deciphering the off-the-cuff utterances of managers as they wound down their car windows; now, it’s all about players’ social media activity. Wha…

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England v South Africa: Women’s T20 World Cup – live!

Twenty20 World Cup updates from the game in PerthAustralia bamboozled as India cause upset in openerAnd feel free to email Tom or tweet him @tomdaviesE17 11.18am GMT Both openers gone now. Wyatt lazily slashes Kaka’s indifferent first ball to Lee who t…

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The Fiver | As big an affront to the nation’s morals as buying nice stuff for his mum

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Supporters of smaller clubs have all been there: a star forward excels over a period of time, incites gossip and interest from the game’s giants, attempts are made to “unsettle” them and before you kno…

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Football transfer rumours: Leicester to sign Liverpool’s Adam Lallana?

Today’s fluff wants a project to match its ambitionsAdam Lallana has been in and around the Liverpool team for what seems like decades, though in recent times he’s been more “around” than “in”, which has encouraged Leicester to think he might be worth …

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England recall Ben Foakes and Keaton Jennings for Sri Lanka Test tour

Jonny Bairstow and Jimmy Anderson omitted from squadEngland selectors stress ‘continuity’ after win in South AfricaEngland have recalled Ben Foakes and Keaton Jennings to their Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka next month, with Jonny Bairstow left o…

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Football transfer rumours: Juventus to prise Pep Guardiola from City?

Today’s fluff is stirring the potPep Guardiola has a four-year itch – the Catalan tending not to stay in charge of one club for more than four seasons – and Juventus are prepared to scratch it with an audacious swoop for the Manchester City manager. So…

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Football transfer rumours: Pope to take over as Chelsea’s No 1?

Today’s tittle-tattle is feeding off scrapsAfter all that huffing and puffing, appealing and small print-raking, Chelsea’s return to the transfer arena after their ban was all a bit of a damp squib, but they remain active in the gossip market … the onl…

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Football transfer rumours: Leroy Sané to Bayern Munich?

Today’s tell-all is looking for the last piece in the jigsawWe begin with some heartening fitness news for cash-strapped minnows Manchester City. Leroy Sané is back in full training and possibly in line for some Carabao Cup minutes on Wednesday night w…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to battle Spurs for Piatek signing?

Today’s fluff is a mix of wheat and chaffThat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-to-Barcelona rumour just won’t go away. Latest chatter is that Arsenal could be tempted to part with their star forward but would want £50m for him. The Gabon international has 18 …

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Football transfer rumours: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona?

Today’s tell-all has seen this movie beforeMikel Arteta isn’t anticipating major transfer activity involving Arsenal this month, but Barcelona have other ideas. The Spanish champions are keen to kickstart the Quique Setién era with a headline signing u…

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Football transfer rumours: Alexandre Lacazette to Atlético Madrid?

Today’s fluff is waiting by the phoneIt’s difficult to imagine Thomas Müller’s spindly legs careering in and around penalty areas crashing in goals for anyone other than Bayern Munich or Germany, but at the Theatre of Dreams they’re imagining it noneth…

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Football transfer rumours: Tottenham to sign Atlético’s Thomas Lemar?

Today’s tittle-tattle has bought into this projectJosé Mourinho’s public demeanour regarding the new transfer window has been about managing expectations and generally not promising the moon on a stick, but that hasn’t prevented a whirl of speculation …

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Football transfer rumours: Real Madrid to make move for Sadio Mané?

Today’s fluff is shaking off the cobwebsHe plays for the champions of Europe, the likely champions of England come May, and is in the form of his career, so what could possibly turn Sadio Mané’s head? Real Madrid, inevitably. That’s according to the Fr…

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Football transfer rumours: Timo Werner to join Chelsea?

Today’s tell-all isn’t getting ahead of itselfFrank Lampard’s Chelsea love all their bright young tyros who’ve shone so encouragingly this season, right? Sure they do, but splurging the cash is also in the club’s DNA and, having been denied the pleasur…

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Football transfer rumours: PSG to move for Liverpool’s Sadio Mané?

Today’s tell-all is committed to this projectWith Liverpool strolling towards the title without any of their rivals being able to lay a glove on them, Sadio Mané is being sized up for an enquiry as to whether a similar experience at Paris Saint-Germain…

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Football rumours: Patrick Vieira for the Arsenal hot seat?

Today’s tell-all is taking each game as it comesAnother day, another new Arsenal manager rumour. Thursday’s name in the frame is Patrick Vieira. The former Invincible, currently in charge at Nice, has impressed high-ups at the Emirates and is being ser…