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Birmingham dismayed by ‘ridiculous’ gap between Women’s FA Cup ties

Blues face Everton on Wednesday after Sunday’s extra-time win‘It’s an injustice,’ says manager Carla Ward before the semi-finalBirmingham’s manager, Carla Ward, has branded as “ridiculous” the decision to give her team only two clear days between their…

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The Fiver | Fulham and the need to post criticism on Social Media Disgrace Twitter

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Even in the immediate aftermath of Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League, Scott Parker seemed strangely forlorn. As if he realised that, in masterminding unlikely victory over a strangely subdued Br…

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Salomón Rondón: ‘If I have a chance to sign again for Newcastle I will do it’

Dalian Pro striker on working with Rafa Benítez and being confined to a Chinese hotel for two months with barely a day offSalomón Rondón remembers his hairs standing on end when, wearing Newcastle’s No 9 shirt for the first time, he ran on to the St Ja…

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Salomón Rondón: ‘If I have a chance to sign again for Newcastle I will do it’

Dalian Pro striker on working with Rafa Benítez and being confined to a Chinese hotel for two months with barely a day offSalomón Rondón remembers his hairs standing on end when, wearing Newcastle’s No 9 shirt for the first time, he ran on to the St Ja…

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Amnesty lambasts ‘irony’ of Ladies European Tour events in Saudi Arabia

Ladies European Tour calls events a ‘landmark moment’Amnesty urges golfers to show solidarity with jailed activistsAmnesty International has voiced deep concern after the Ladies European Tour announced it will stage two events in Saudi Arabia in Novemb…

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West Ham keen on Slavia Prague’s Vladimir Coufal to fill right-back gap

Coufal is a 28-year-old Czech Republic internationalFirst-choice right-back Ryan Fredericks injured against WolvesWest Ham are interested in the Slavia Prague right-back Vladimir Coufal after confirming that Ryan Fredericks will be out until after the …

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French Open 2020: Pliskova v Sherif, plus Djokovic in action – live!

Roland Garros updates from the third day in ParisCourier joins defence of Murray after Wilander remarksAnd feel free to email Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol 11.23am BST Karolina Pliskova looks like she is back on track. The second seed has cut out her un…

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The Klopp-Keane exchange tells us much about how football has changed | Jonathan Wilson

Liverpool are not so much sloppy as playing the popular high-risk game that late-period Alex Ferguson eschewedFootball has changed. Most disagreements between managers and pundits are tedious affairs, rooted in complex and broadly impenetrable codes of…

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Rugby players fear for future as Covid ‘typhoon sweeps through sport’

Rugby Players’ Association has warned the pandemic threatens to crumble rugby union’s professional structure in monthsThe Oxford dictionary definition of a crisis is a time of danger. Alternatively just listen to the words of Damian Hopley, chief execu…

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David Squires on … being trapped in a Premier League fever dream

Armpits! Penalties after full-time whistles! Everton! Our cartoonist is struggling to wake up right nowBuy a copy of this cartoon in the Guardian print shopAnd take a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Lazio sign Andreas Pereira on loan and Leeds edge closer to Cuisance signing

Manchester United player to join Lazio with option to buyLeeds have offered €20m for Bayern Munich midfielder Lazio have agreed a deal with Manchester United to sign Andreas Pereira on loan for the 2020-21 season with an option to buy the midfielder fo…

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The Spin | Somerset v Essex was a final that evoked their glory days of the 80s

In the era of Richards, Botham, Fletcher and Gooch, football had yet to swamp cricket and humour pervaded the rivalry The two best teams in county cricket battled for the Bob Willis Trophy at Lord’s. Despite the absence of spectators it was an earnest,…

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Football transfer rumours: Bayern to rival Barcelona for Max Aarons?

Today’s tittle-tattle believes in this projectWith Chelsea’s porous defence perpetually under the microscope, it might be better for a Blues defender to be out of their team than in it. Perhaps that’s what Antonio Rüdiger reckons anyway, having been le…

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Deadly Dychonomics: Premier League clubs won’t care if EFL teams go under | Jonathan Liew

Why would English football’s elite worry about propping up a system they have spent years actively seeking to obliterate?One by one, they lined up to condemn the madness. “It’s certainly destroying my enjoyment of the game of football,” said Roy Hodgso…

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Mahomes mastery helps Chiefs beat Ravens in clash of NFL heavyweights

Super Bowl MVP throws four TDs in Monday night winKansas City Chiefs 34-20 Baltimore RavensPatrick Mahomes put on a scintillating show while outperforming Lamar Jackson, and the Kansas City Chiefs deftly played the role of defending Super Bowl champion…

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Tony Gustavsson: Swede to be named Matildas coach by Football Federation Australia

Former USWNT assistant set to succeed Ante MilicicFour major tournaments in as many years await MatildasTony Gustavsson, the experienced former US women’s national team assistant coach, is set to lead the Matildas to a World Cup on home soil with Footb…

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Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars in Game 6 to claim Stanley Cup

Lightning claim first NHL title since 2004Season ended inside bubble due to Covid-19 pandemicThe Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Mond…

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Ellyse Perry to sit out rest of New Zealand series after latest injury blow

Allrounder sustains minor hamstring strain in trainingCautious approach taken due to player’s recent historyStar Australian allrounder Ellyse Perry will miss the rest of Australia’s T20 and ODI series against New Zealand after re-injuring her right ham…

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AFL’s beaten brigade: where now for the clubs that got it wrong in 2020? | Scott Heinrich

From those who can build on this season’s disappointment to those for whom it cannot get any worse, we look at the clubs already planning for next yearWhile eight teams prepare for finals this weekend, there are another 10 with an early finish and plen…

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NRL set for bunker changes next season after successful final-round trial

Significant results gleaned from two weekend gamesLeague will meet in off-season to make decisionThe NRL could implement a new bunker policy as soon as next year after they declared their final-round experiment a success.Under protocols trialled in two…