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Departing Andrés Iniesta the star as Barcelona cruise to Copa del Rey

• Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona• Suárez 14, 40; Messi 31; Iniesta 52; Coutinho 69 (pen)Andrés Iniesta chose the perfect stage for his last waltz, gliding across the grass as Barcelona sliced through Sevilla. A 5-0 victory brought their fourth consecutive Copa …

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Departing Andrés Iniesta the star as Barcelona cruise to Copa del Rey

• Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona• Suárez 14, 40; Messi 31; Iniesta 52; Coutinho 69 (pen)Andrés Iniesta chose the perfect stage for his last waltz, gliding across the grass as Barcelona sliced through Sevilla. A 5-0 victory brought their fourth consecutive Copa …

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Matildas’ Asian Cup defeat a setback that could prove a World Cup boon

Australia’s women’s national football team would have preferred silverware in Amman, but defeat could aid greater aspirations next year in FranceThere has been a swagger about the Australian women’s national team in recent months. And with a 13-game un…

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Matildas’ Asian Cup defeat a setback that could prove a World Cup boon

Australia’s women’s national football team would have preferred silverware in Amman, but defeat could aid greater aspirations next year in FranceThere has been a swagger about the Australian women’s national team in recent months. And with a 13-game un…

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Amir Khan stuns Phil Lo Greco with blistering first-round knockout

• Khan wins inside 39 seconds in his first fight for two years• British boxer delivers emphatic statement to Kell BrookAmir Khan made a blistering return to the ring by beating Phil Lo Greco by knockout inside 39 seconds at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.The 3…

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Antonio Conte believes FA Cup will be much harder to win than last year

• Conte: ‘I don’t play to enjoy, I play only to win’• ‘Last season Chelsea missed a great chance to win it’Antonio Conte believes Chelsea passed up “a great chance” to win the FA Cup last season and will find success this year far harder to come by as …

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Antonio Conte believes FA Cup will be much harder to win than last year

• Conte: ‘I don’t play to enjoy, I play only to win’• ‘Last season Chelsea missed a great chance to win it’Antonio Conte believes Chelsea passed up “a great chance” to win the FA Cup last season and will find success this year far harder to come by as …

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Tyson Fury: ‘Denzel Washington will have to play me in the movie of my life’

Boxing’s biggest character is on the way back after two years of battling his demons and has a showdown with Anthony Joshua in mind as the climax to a great comeback storyWhen Tyson Fury says: “Not everything in life is about money,” for once he is not…

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This is the one decision nobody is saying Arsène Wenger has got wrong | Daniel Taylor

His spellbinding peak is too long ago for anyone to still be in denial but as the Frenchman heads to the Arsenal exit it is time to cherish his best yearsThe saddest thing, perhaps, is that of all the thousands upon thousands of words that have been de…

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Gary Ballance guides Yorkshire to strong position over Nottinghamshire

• Ben Coad takes four wickets to bring visitors’ first innings to a close• James Hildred hits impressive century for SomersetAfter seven successive days of washed-out cricket at Headingley to start the summer this was the kind of contest they had been …

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Leinster take Ireland’s assault on European rugby to new heights | Michael Aylwin

Leo Cullen’s side’s dominance over Scarlets was total, and an all-Ireland final against Munster now feels inevitable – and highly appropriateThe grip of the Irish on European rugby tightens ever more mercilessly. Ireland won the grand slam on the back …

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José Mourinho says Manchester United players must ‘educate themselves’

• Mourinho calls for greater consistency after win over Spurs• ‘They have to face every game with the same mentality’José Mourinho praised the quality and desire his players showed in coming from behind to beat Tottenham in their FA Cup semi-final but …

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Paul Pogba surges to centre stage at Wembley with display of art and graft | Barney Ronay

Midfielder recovered from a shaky start against Spurs to showcase his silky creative gifts in the game’s pivotal momentsIt seems safe to say Paul Pogba won’t ever please everyone. Not least when so many of those watching seem so eager to be displeased:…

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Defending world champion Mark Selby knocked out in first round by Joe Perry

• Perry dominates world No 1 to win 10-4• Selby had won three of last four world titlesMark Selby suffered a huge shock on the first day of the world championship at the Crucible in Sheffield, losing 10-4 to Joe Perry.The Cambridgehire-based Perry…

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Trump ‘considering full pardon’ of Jack Johnson – thanks to Sylvester Stallone

President says Rocky star called about black world championObama did not respond to campaign for African American heroDonald Trump said on Saturday he is “considering a full pardon” for Jack Johnson, the great African American boxer who was a victim of…

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Sevilla v Barcelona: Copa del Rey final – live!

Copa del Rey final updates from the Wanda MetropolitanoFollow all the goals as they go in around EuropeAnd you can send Will an email or tweet @Will_Unwin 7.53pm BST Even winning the Copa del Rey and the league title might not making it a successful s…

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Woman who blazed a trail for equality in marathons hits London’s starting line

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially compete in the Boston marathon, will fire the gun on the elite raceThere are many differences between Sunday’s London marathon and the one run in Boston, Massachusetts last Monday, not least the weather.W…

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Manchester United’s Ander Herrera sinks Tottenham in semi-final

Once again Manchester United have the chance to end a season of many disappointments with a flash of the finest silver. Winners of this competition under Louis van Gaal in 2016, and of the League and Europa Cups under José Mourinho last year, they will…

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Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for peaceful protest

Organization gives former San Francisco 49ers star ambassador of conscience award for kneeling at games to protest racial inequalityAmnesty International on Saturday honored Colin Kaepernick with its ambassador of conscience award for 2018, lauding the…

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Sunderland relegated as Liam Boyce’s injury-time winner gives Burton hope

Hostile chants of: “Are you watching Ellis Short?” echoed around the ground as late goals from Darren Bent and Liam Boyce consigned Sunderland to a second successive relegation while offering Burton an, albeit extremely frayed, Championship lifeline.As…