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England’s Sam Curran felt ‘bleak’ before delivering Kane Williamson’s wicket

• England 353 all out; New Zealand 144-4• Williamson’s late dismissal gives tourists the edgeThe virtue of being an all-rounder means you are never out of the game. And so while Sam Curran felt “bleak” after the second golden duck of his Test career, i…

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Did Bradley Wright-Philips’ success show MLS’s weakness or its strength?

The Englishman routinely tore through defences in North America after a humdrum career in Europe. But his Red Bulls career was far from a jokeThierry Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robbie Keane, Wayne Rooney, David Villa … they all left their mark on Major…

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EFL appeal against ‘lenient’ Bolton punishment for failing to fulfil fixtures

• League One side had five-point deduction suspended• EFL ‘disappointed by conclusions’ of disciplinary commissionThe EFL has appealed against Bolton’s suspended five-point penalty for failing to fulfil two league fixtures, declaring the sanction “too …

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‘Hey, horsey!’: Harlequins prop Joe Marler goes viral – video

Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler has taken the internet by storm with a drawn-out horse metaphor in a training ground interview. After a heavy defeat against Clermont Auvergne last Saturday, he sent a message to the club’s fans in unique fas…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær: I feel no extra pressure at Manchester United after Pochettino sacking

• Norwegian insists he is not threatened by ex-Spurs manager• Solskjær: ‘I’ve got the best job in the world’Ole Gunnar Solskjær has insisted he is not threatened by Mauricio Pochettino now being out of work despite the Argentinian previously being a ca…

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‘I’m delighted José’s back’: Premier League managers react to Mourinho’s Spurs move – video

Premier League managers shared their thoughts about the appointment of José Mourinho as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor at Tottenham Hotspur. Brendan Rodgers said Mourinho is a ‘winner’ and Graham Potter called him ‘a top, top manager’.M…

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Premier League news and buildup to Euro 2020 play-off draw – live!

West Ham v Tottenham and Man City v Chelsea buildupPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendEmail Scott your thoughts or comment below the line 10.00am GMT Beep beep! What’s that noise? It’s Barry Glendenning, backing up with a truckload o…

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Transformation from nice to nasty is one Spurs must undergo to be winners | Eni Aluko

Hiring of José Mourinho shows Daniel Levy has changed his mindset and the players must do so too if they are to succeedTottenham have been a likeable club for such a long time. From David Ginola to Christian Eriksen they have had gifted players and all…

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Football transfer rumours: Mourinho to sign Ibrahimovic for Tottenham?

Today’s tell-all is more tangled Slinky than coiled spring Olivier Giroud isn’t happy with his bit-part role at Chelsea, where the emergence of Tammy Abraham as first-choice striker means the Frenchman has featured in just four Premier League matches t…

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Houston Texans take control of AFC South as DeAndre Hopkins burns Colts

Hopkins has 2 TDs, Texans beat Colts 20-17 to top divisionColts’ Jacoby Brissett throws for 129 yards in losing effortDetermined to bounce back from an embarrassing loss, the Houston Texans used big performances from Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins …

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Copa Libertadores final emerges from flames of unrest

The meeting between River Plate and Flamengo is a one-off affair for the first time in the competition’s history. It has had a troubled birthThe decision to play this year’s Copa Libertadores final, the first ever one-legged decider in the competition’…

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Critics such as me thought Jon Gruden’s Raiders were a joke. We were wrong

The veteran head coach appeared to be building a backwards-looking laughing stock. But now the team look like they have a bright futureThe Oakland Raiders are a playoff contender and Jon Gruden deserves the bulk of the credit.Twelve months ago, the Rai…

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Centurion David Warner clicks with Joe Burns as Australia take control of first Test

Opener rides luck at times on way to 151 not outPartner Burns falls just short of ton with 97 at GabbaAustralia have found their answer at the top, with centurion David Warner and Joe Burns hitting the team’s highest opening stand in four years in thei…

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England gain upper hand in first Test against New Zealand

England post 353 before taking four wickets Black Caps trail by 209 runs at stumps on day twoThe second evening of Mount Mauganui’s maiden Test match was another bathed in spring sunshine and for the supporters who lay back on the grass banks and drank…

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Sophie Molineux takes break from WBBL to focus on mental health

Renegades all-rounder will miss derby with StarsThree men’s internationals have also stepped awayAustralia and Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Sophie Molineux is the latest cricketer to take a break from the sport to focus on her mental health. The Ren…

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‘Hey horsey!’: England rugby star Joe Marler bucks trend of dull sporting interviews

It started out with the usual cliches. But then things took a turn for the bizarre …In a sporting world of such intense scrutiny where athletes are media trained to within an inch of their lives lest they say anything remotely interesting, the same old…

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‘Hey horsey!’: England rugby star Joe Marler bucks trend of dull sporting interviews

It started out with the usual cliches. But then things took a turn for the bizarre …In a sporting world of such intense scrutiny where athletes are media trained to within an inch of their lives lest they say anything remotely interesting, the same old…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Wilfried Zaha is a threat to injury-hit Liverpool, José Mourinho checks in at Spurs, and Chelsea can make a statementIt has been 50 weeks since the Sun led with the back-page headline “£40m to get Poch”, in which they detailed how Mauricio Pochettino w…

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Australia v Pakistan: first Test, day two – live!

Updates from the second day of play at the GabbaNew Zealand v England – live first Test coverage!Any thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 12.27am GMT 5th over: Australia 23-0 (Warner 7, Burns 12) Shaheen is the one not getting it right now. Just e…

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Charlie Martin: ‘Being visible as a trans woman at Le Mans – a lot of good can come from that’

Stonewall spokeswoman aims to become the first transgender driver to contest the French classic, seven years after facial and reconstruction surgeryCharlie Martin is a driver with grand ambition, her aspirations undaunted by anything the world of motor…