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Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood urged to ‘kick on’ after ending drought

Solskjær confident striker will produce going forwardMarcus Rashford available to face Sheffield UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjær has urged Mason Greenwood to “kick on” following his goal against Liverpool after the Manchester United forward failed to do so w…

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Bob Fisher, former world champion sailor and Guardian writer, dies aged 85

Fisher reported for the Guardian from 1958 to 2013‘He gave a huge amount to sailing,’ says Ben AinslieBen Ainslie has led the tributes to Bob Fisher, the former Guardian sailing correspondent known as “Mr America’s Cup”, who has died at the age of 85.F…

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Oscar: ‘I would like to return to Chelsea to end my career’

Oscar reminisces about playing with Didier Drogba, working with José Mourinho and making eight slide tackles in one gameBy Josué Seixas for Yellow and Green FootballOscar left home very early in his life for football. And the further he went in his car…

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Hiring and firing is the Eddie Jones way but at what cost to English rugby?

Blooding youngsters in training squads is positive in theory but the collateral damage for those discarded can be profoundIf Lord Sugar ever steps down from The Apprentice there is an obvious replacement available. Eddie Jones loves throwing callow wan…

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David Squires on … Chelsea’s sacking of Frank Lampard

A look back at Roman Abramovich’s ruthless, brutal treatment of a hard-working cartoonist. Oh, and Liverpool’s season melting awayDoing some online shopping? Buy a Squires cartoonAnd take a look through David’s archive treasure trove Continue reading…..

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Football transfer rumours: Real Madrid to move for Kylian Mbappé?

Today’s fluff is spinning plates, and dropping most of themIt’s been a busy old month at Arsenal, and latest murmurs suggest a swoop for Paris Saint-Germain’s old Mill favourite Julian Draxler with Matteo Guendouzi heading the other way. Draxler has fa…

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In Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea are pivoting to a kind of anti-Lampard | Barney Ronay

The tactical modernist is very different from his predecessor at Stamford Bridge but could be just what Chelsea need nowAccording to the Thomas Tuchel playbook, managing a football team is “something you need to learn and understand, not a thing you do…

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In Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea are pivoting to a kind of anti-Lampard | Barney Ronay

The tactical modernist is very different from his predecessor at Stamford Bridge but could be just what Chelsea need nowAccording to the Thomas Tuchel playbook, managing a football team is “something you need to learn and understand, not a thing you do…

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West Ham ready to clear way for Lingard loan by buying Benrahma this month

David Moyes interested in Manchester United midfielderBringing forward Benrahma deal would clear loan spaceWest Ham plan to bring forward the permanent transfer of Saïd Benrahma if they press ahead with a loan move for Jesse Lingard.Manchester United h…

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Where did all the fun go? Liverpool must rediscover risk-taking brilliance | Jonathan Liew

At some point last season, Jürgen Klopp’s side adopted a measured approach based around control and drilled patterns but they mislaid a part of themselves in the processWhat came first, the football or the fun? Does excellence on the pitch beget its ow…

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Where did all the fun go? Liverpool must rediscover risk-taking brilliance | Jonathan Liew

At some point last season, Jürgen Klopp’s side adopted a measured approach based around control and drilled patterns but they mislaid a part of themselves in the processWhat came first, the football or the fun? Does excellence on the pitch beget its ow…

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‘A culture of fear’: inside a shocking film on how cheerleaders are treated

In A Woman’s Work, a striking new documentary, NFL cheerleaders reveal the underbelly of an industry that leaves them underpaid and mistreatedMaria Pinzone thought she had landed her dream job when, in 2012, she successfully auditioned for the Jills, t…

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Margaret Court says she was not invited to this year’s Australian Open

Former tennis champion would not have attended anywayCourt’s Order of Australia award has drawn fierce criticismControversial tennis great Margaret Court has revealed she was not invited to this year’s Australian Open, and says her Order of Australia a…

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‘A can of worms’: questions over plan for Covid vaccine priority for NRL players

NRL supremo to ask government if players can jump the queue as health expert questions the ‘ethical or economic case’ for prioritising playersState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedNSW Covid hotspots; Queensland Covid hotspotsPfizer Co…

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Talking Horses: Bear Ghylls seeks Cheltenham glory for low-profile yard

Nicky Martin spent Monday fighting through snow so her star hurdler could get a bit of exercise before his toughest test yetThose who worry about the major stables hoovering up all the best prizes will be cheered to see Bear Ghylls is favourite for one…

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Talking Horses: Bear Ghylls seeks Cheltenham glory for low-profile yard

Nicky Martin spent Monday fighting through snow so her star hurdler could get a bit of exercise before his toughest test yetThose who worry about the major stables hoovering up all the best prizes will be cheered to see Bear Ghylls is favourite for one…

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Paula Badosa slams ‘lamentable’ quarantine conditions before Australian Open

‘I feel abandoned,’ says Spanish world No 67Badosa may not be able to return to training until 5 FebruarySpanish tennis player Paula Badosa has described her extended period of quarantine ahead of the Australia Open following a positive Covid-19 test a…

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Paula Badosa slams ‘lamentable’ quarantine conditions before Australian Open

‘I feel abandoned,’ says Spanish world No 67Badosa may not be able to return to training until 5 FebruarySpanish tennis player Paula Badosa has described her extended period of quarantine ahead of the Australia Open following a positive Covid-19 test a…

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Sport England announces ‘golden reset’ to transform fitness and tackle obesity

Additional £50m of support will be given to help grassrootsReport promises to help those traditionally left behindChildren and the most disadvantaged in society have been put at the heart of a “golden reset” for sport and activity, with Sport England a…

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Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to match relentless pace of last title win

Manager says his team need to match ‘incredible consistency’Guardiola: Sam Allardyce is ‘a genius’ for relegation escapesPep Guardiola has said Manchester City are aiming to match the consistency of their 2018-19 title triumph, when they won their last…