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Australian Open 2020: Barty v Riske, Fucsovics v Federer and more – live!

Updates from Day 7 at the Australian Open in MelbourneKyrgios beats Khachanov in five-set rollercoasterYou can email Daniel here or tweet @DanielHarris 8.26am GMT Back on the Melbourne Arena, Fognini isn’t going anywhere. It’s 2-2 in set three, but San…

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The sorry tale of Saracens still leaves questions hanging in the air

The Premiership report may have been leaked but we are in the dark about the men in blackThere is nothing like a salary-cap crisis for holding the mirror up to each and every one of us. In a not-dissimilar effect to that of Brexit, our opinions on the …

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South Africa v England: fourth Test, day three – live!

Over-by-over updates from JohannesburgWood dominates with bat and ball to put England on topStokes escapes ban over ‘obscenity’ in row with supporterGet in touch! Email Rob with your thoughts 3.14pm GMT Morning. Even the pessimists think this is a done…

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Grenada pair hoping Shrews can help tame the big beasts of Liverpool | Paul Wilson

Grenada internationals, Aaron Pierre and Omar Beckles, look forward to Shrewsbury’s giantkilling Cup attempt at New Meadow“I just went for it,” Aaron Pierre says modestly of the winning goal against Bristol City that earned Shrewsbury a fourth-round ti…

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Solskjær hopes FA Cup win at Tranmere can finally kick-start United’s season | Paul Wilson

Defiant manager looks for spirited performance that will set his team on the road to a grace-saving appearance in the finalThe good news for Manchester United supporters seeking a little uplift at the end of a depressing week is that Ole Gunnar Solskjæ…

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Solskjær hopes FA Cup win at Tranmere can finally kick-start United’s season | Paul Wilson

Defiant manager looks for spirited performance that will set his team on the road to a grace-saving appearance in the finalThe good news for Manchester United supporters seeking a little uplift at the end of a depressing week is that Ole Gunnar Solskjæ…

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Eddie Jones: ‘When England show togetherness we are powerful’

Coach believes finding ways of playing with greater urgency can shrug off any World Cup hangoverEddie Jones was not at his most accommodating at this week’s Six Nations launch, his patience frayed by the barrage of questions about salary cap-breaching …

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Wayne Pivac set to give Wales more exciting style of Six Nations play | Paul Rees

Head coach gets underway with licence to foster a more expansive type of game over the next few weeksThe last time Wales hired a former policeman as head coach he used the skills he had learned on the beat in New Zealand to trap a player who claimed to…

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Footballer dies after assault in Nottinghamshire

Jordan Sinnott was discovered with a suspected fractured skull and died on SaturdayA non-league footballer has died in hospital after being assaulted.Jordan Sinnott, who played for Matlock Town, was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull fo…

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Scott Parker: ‘I don’t see as much resilience in players any more’

Fulham’s manager has old-school values but understands the effects toxic social media can have on his players“I used a psychologist when I was playing,” Scott Parker says. “It’s one of the most powerful things: how you can have a concrete head and not …

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Helping England win series would make up for injury woes, says Mark Wood

• Wood excels on day two of fourth Test against South Africa• ‘I want to affect England games, it would mean a hell of a lot’Mark Wood has said helping England to a series victory in South Africa would make up for years of injury heartbreak after he st…

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Behind every noble-sounding idea is the global elite’s desire for more money | Jonathan Wilson

The Spanish Super Cup in Jeddah and the proposed Club World Cup are just more ways of the rich becoming richerTippi Hedren sits on a bench outside the school. Behind her, crows gradually settle on a climbing frame. She smokes, distracted. By the time s…

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The new faces who can make an impact at the 2020 Six Nations

Four of the sides have a change of coach and there are plenty of new players waiting to make an impactGeorge Furbank (England) Continue reading…

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Michy Batshuayi takes his chance in Chelsea’s nervy win at Hull

The last two men to win the FA Cup as both player and manager have tasted Wembley glory with Chelsea. There is a long way to go before Frank Lampard emulates Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Di Matteo but his much-changed team progressed into the last 16 as…

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Olyroos end barren streak, but risk trailing rising Asia | Richard Parkin

Australia’s men’s football team are back at the Olympics – now the challenge is to stay thereAs Mohammed Abdulla’s whistle sounded around the Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok, Australia’s players slumped to their knees – exhausted, relieved, delighted.Th…

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Olyroos end barren streak, but risk trailing rising Asia | Richard Parkin

Australia’s men’s football team are back at the Olympics – now the challenge is to stay thereAs Mohammed Abdulla’s whistle sounded around the Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok, Australia’s players slumped to their knees – exhausted, relieved, delighted.Th…

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David Moyes wanted to make more than three substitutions in West Ham’s defeat

• The Premier League club lost at home to West Brom • Moyes desperate to make signings this weekDavid Moyes said he wanted to make more than three substitutions at half-time after West Ham were knocked out of the FA Cup by 10-man West Bromwich Albion, …

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David Moyes wanted to make more than three substitutions in West Ham’s defeat

• The Premier League club lost at home to West Brom • Moyes desperate to make signings this weekDavid Moyes said he wanted to make more than three substitutions at half-time after West Ham were knocked out of the FA Cup by 10-man West Bromwich Albion, …

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Football League: Ipswich top League One while Peterborough fan officiates

Linesman injury means supporter becomes fourth official Stoke dent Swansea’s Championship play-off pushStoke pulled away from the relegation places as Sam Clucas scored against his former club en route to a 2-0 win over Swansea. Clucas powered home 10 …

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FA Cup roundup: Alleged racist chanting taints Reading draw with Cardiff

• Incidents overshadow 1-1 stalemate with Cardiff• Burnley lose all-Premier League tie against NorwichReading and Cardiff played out a scrappy fourth-round 1-1 draw that was overshadowed by alleged racist and homophobic chanting at Madejski Stadium.Car…