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Wisden 2020 offers plenty of scope for cricket-loving self-isolators | Vic Marks

The little yellow monster is coronavirus-free and references the summer of Ben Stokes and the much-missed Bob WillisHere is a timely arrival for cricket lovers. What better way to self-isolate than to escape into some of the 1,536 pages of this year’s …

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My favourite game: Italy v Brazil, 1982 World Cup

Two classic teams in two classic kits played out a classic match with John Motson’s excitement a perfect accompaniment“Socrates scores a goal … That sums up the philosophy of Brazilian football!” Even during John Motson’s mid-80s pomp, I was always mor…

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Golf must be force for good when it makes long-awaited return | Ewan Murray

Game is in a unique position to lay down a marker in a sporting world that will be reshaped after fighting Covid-19The release of a revised majors schedule arrived like a beacon of light. One isn’t scraping barrels of insensitivity to point out that th…

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‘Baptism of fire’: meet two female footballers working in hospitals

Portsmouth’s Rosie McDonnell, a nurse, and London Bees’ Hayley West, a physio, on life in the coronavirus crisis“It’s been an absolute baptism of fire,” says the nurse and Portsmouth left-back Rosie McDonnell. “I was told it was going to be hard but I …

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Crystal Palace v Liverpool: 1990 FA Cup semi-final – live!

Live updates from the FA Cup semi-final at Villa ParkAs it happened: look back at our retro match rebootsAnd you can email Scott here 11.10am BST Crystal Palace: Nigel Martyn, John Pemberton, Richard Shaw, Andy Gray, Gary O’Reilly, Andy Thorn, Phil Bar…

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Crystal Palace v Liverpool: 1990 FA Cup semi-final – live!

Live updates from the FA Cup semi-final at Villa ParkAs it happened: look back at our retro match rebootsAnd you can email Scott here 11.10am BST Crystal Palace: Nigel Martyn, John Pemberton, Richard Shaw, Andy Gray, Gary O’Reilly, Andy Thorn, Phil Bar…

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Talking Horses: seeking a venue for a Derby behind closed doors

Epsom, home of the Derby for centuries, would not be the right place to stage the Classic if spectators are not allowedCould the Derby take place somewhere other than Epsom? The starting pistol has been fired on that discussion by a piece in the Racing…

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Talking Horses: seeking a venue for a Derby behind closed doors

Epsom, home of the Derby for centuries, would not be the right place to stage the Classic if spectators are not allowedCould the Derby take place somewhere other than Epsom? The starting pistol has been fired on that discussion by a piece in the Racing…

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What’s the latest a season has been cancelled and then annulled? | The Knowledge

Plus: which player has won the most different competitions and Aldo’s Ireland goal droughtMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“What’s the latest that the entire season of a league has been cancelled and annulled (before 2020)?” wonders Yes,…

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#breakfastwithnige: how Nigel Adkins is bringing calm to the masses

The former Hull and Southampton manager is tweeting daily video diaries. Here he talks porridge, music and routinesThe perils of technology deprived Twitter users of Nigel Adkins’s daily video diaries this week, his #breakfastwithnige pick-me-ups – poc…

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Catches, tea and nets: Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year – in pictures

This year’s competition saw 650 entries from around the globe, depicting a wide variety of portrayals of the game from a wonderful year of cricket. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers, aims to promote excellence and r…

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England’s Ben Stokes named as leading cricketer in the world by Wisden

Stokes feted for heroics in World Cup final and Headingley TestJofra Archer chosen as one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the yearWisden has named Ben Stokes as its leading cricketer in the world and urged the government to ensure that at the next globa…

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What does coronavirus mean for upcoming international sports events in Australia? | Kieran Pender

Even if government funding remains in place there are question marks over sponsorship dollars In late March, Basketball Australia chief executive Jerril Rechter was preparing to fly to Geneva to meet with the board of Fiba, the game’s governing body. R…

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Sadio Mané: ‘I wanted to build a hospital to give people hope’

A new documentary shows how much the Liverpool striker was influenced by his father’s early death and why he is funding a hospital back in SenegalOf all the remarkable stories in the new documentary about Sadio Mané, there is one that stands out. From …

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Jimmy Greaves in hospital as fears grow for England World Cup winner’s health

Tottenham confirm news about their record goalscorerGreaves suffered a severe stroke in May 2015Tottenham’s all-time top scorer Jimmy Greaves is currently receiving treatment in hospital, the club have confirmed.Nobody has scored more top-flight goals …

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Remembering Raddy Antic: a hero from Atlético Madrid to Luton

He was the only man to manage Real, Barcelona and Atlético but will be remembered most for his goal that sent David Pleat skipping across the pitch like a kangaroo in 1983Radomir Antic made a lot of people very happy, and David Pleat was just one of th…

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‘It’s maths for dummies’: how wages debate is viewed inside the game

With discussion raging over player pay, players, chairmen and an agent reveal what they’re really thinkingPremier League player: Ryan Bertrand SouthamptonWe’ve heard a lot about this figure of 30% – the cuts that the Premier League would like players t…

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José Mourinho and Tottenham players break coronavirus rules to train

Manager seen with Tanguy Ndombele on London commonDavinson Sánchez and Ryan Sessegnon shown jogging togetherCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJosé Mourinho and members of his Tottenham squad have been pictured on Hadley Common…

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World Cup likely to stay in Qatar despite new bribery accusations in US

US prosecutors say three Fifa officials took bribes during votingQatar supreme committee denies any allegations of wrongdoingThe 2022 World Cup is highly unlikely to be moved from Qatar despite the latest criminal indictment by the US Department of Jus…

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World Cup likely to stay in Qatar despite new bribery accusations in US

US prosecutors say three Fifa officials took bribes during votingQatar supreme committee denies any allegations of wrongdoingThe 2022 World Cup is highly unlikely to be moved from Qatar despite the latest criminal indictment by the US Department of Jus…