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Agüero up front but no room for Eriksen: my Premier League team of the season | Paul Wilson

This will not be the PFA’s team of the season, though hopefully it can be agreed that each member has had a significant season worthy of recognitionThe players themselves vote for the PFA player of the season, which is why it is generally considered th…

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Manchester City weigh up bid for Benfica’s €60m-rated midfielder Florentino Luís

• 19-year-old has only played four times for Benfica first team• Paris St-Germain have already had one bid turned downManchester City are considering making an offer for Benfica’s defensive midfielder Florentino Luis.The 19-year-old defensive midfielde…

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Paralympics GB stunned after Yokohama hotels demand payment for accessibility

• Paralympics GB team hit with ‘huge headache’ for training camp• Senior figure says hotels have shown a ‘total lack of interest’British Paralympic officials say they were left stunned when hotels near their training camp for the 2020 Games demanded th…

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Stéphanie Frappart to make history as Ligue 1’s first female referee

Referee will take charge of Amiens v StrasbourgFrappart selected to prepare her for ‘World Cup conditions’A French top-flight match will be refereed by a female official for the first time when Stéphanie Frappart takes charge of Amiens’ Ligue 1 home ma…

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Lillard’s 37-foot buzzer-beater seals Blazers’ NBA playoff series over Thunder

Portland send Oklahoma City out of postseason in five games76ers and Raptors also seal playoff series on Tuesday nightDamian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers elimin…

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Football’s pathetic omertas only serve to benefit those with real power | Marina Hyde

The elastic and corrosive concept of ‘respect’ is rife in football – the one set of people this cosy approach never serves is the fansWith barely a column inch or broadcast second devoted to the fallout of Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat to Everton on S…

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ATP Finals to switch to Turin in 2021 after 12 years in London

• Indoor PalaAlpitour stadium will replace London’s O2 Arena• Italian government to invest €78m in staging prestigious eventTurin will host the ATP Finals from 2021 through to 2025 as the season-ending competition heads to Italy after 12 years in Londo…

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Jamie Cureton of Bishop’s Stortford joins Xavi and Raúl in the 1,000 club | Ben Fisher

Striker and co-manager is still topping scoring charts at 43 and also trying to unearth a new generation of forwards at ArsenalOne thousand games not out, and Jamie Cureton has no plans to hang up his boots anytime soon. The 43-year-old, whose name is …

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Women’s World Cup: former England players on the threat of Scotland

Avoid the hype and then Phil Neville’s side can go far in France, say Rachel Yankey and Kelly SmithWith almost 250 England caps and a staggering 38 domestic trophies between them, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey know the women’s game in England like few …

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Are Liverpool or Manchester City on course for a record runner-up season? | The Knowledge

Plus: long streaks in Europe, lengthy spells on loan and what happens when a club chooses to play without a manager for an extended time? Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Liverpool could finish on 97 points this season and finish second to Manchester …

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15 months on from Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics struggles to find its way

The disgraced doctor is behind bars after abusing dozens of youth athletes. But the effects of the scandal are still being felt across the sportGymnastics, on the surface, is thriving in the USA. Millions of kids participate. At the 2018 World Champion…

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15 months on from Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics struggles to find its way

The disgraced doctor is behind bars after abusing dozens of youth athletes. But the effects of the scandal are still being felt across the sportGymnastics, on the surface, is thriving in the USA. Millions of kids participate. At the 2018 World Champion…

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo demands Juve spending spree?

Today’s tattle is going tit for tatCristiano Ronaldo has issued Juventus with a six-man list of transfer targets, according to the Mirror, seemingly unaware the main reason Juventus won’t be able to buy those players is because they pay him too much mo…

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo demands Juve spending spree?

Today’s tattle is going tit for tatCristiano Ronaldo has issued Juventus with a six-man list of transfer targets, according to the Mirror, seemingly unaware the main reason Juventus won’t be able to buy those players is because they pay him too much mo…

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo demands Juve spending spree?

Today’s tattle is going tit for tatCristiano Ronaldo has issued Juventus with a six-man list of transfer targets, according to the Mirror, seemingly unaware the main reason Juventus won’t be able to buy those players is because they pay him too much mo…

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Talking Horses: BHA commits £1m to get out in front of gene doping

The BHA’s investment is part of an international effort by major racing nations to head off the threat of gene dopingThe British Horseracing Authority has said that while it does not believe gene doping has been or is currently being used to corrupt th…

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Robbie Fowler to run rule over Brisbane’s battlers in final A-League game

Legendary Liverpool strikers attends trainingBrisbane Roar players have last chance at contractsInterim coach Darren Davies admits most members of his Brisbane Roar team will be playing for their futures in their final A-League game of the season.Davie…

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Raheem Sterling says racism stance is about protecting future generations

• ‘We’re trying to make a change for younger players’• Sterling: player of year award would mean nothing without titleRaheem Sterling’s defiant stance against the scourge of racism has been emboldened by his desire to protect future generations from ab…

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Euro roundup: De Ligt scores in Ajax win as Barcelona edge closer to title

• Barca beat Alavés 2-0, with Luis Suárez on scoresheet• Ajax move three points clear at top after 4-2 winBarcelona and Ajax both moved closer to winning their domestic league titles as they picked up morale-boosting victories before their Champions Le…

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Pep Guardiola hits back at Ole Gunnar Solskjær over ‘foul’ accusations

• United manager claims City foul early to avoid yellow cards• Guardiola says opposite number might be trying to sway refereePep Guardiola has reacted to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s suggestion that Manchester City’s players will push the boundaries in Wednes…