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Paul Parker: ‘I’d bring the lager. Rocky would bring Brandy and Babycham’

Thirty years on from starring in Italia 90, the full-back talks David Rocastle, Manchester United and his experiences with racismPaul Parker is getting goosebumps. He has spoken in the preceding hour and a half about the racism he faced in the 1970s an…

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Paul Parker: ‘I’d bring the lager. Rocky would bring Brandy and Babycham’

Thirty years on from starring in Italia 90, the full-back talks David Rocastle, Manchester United and his experiences with racismPaul Parker is getting goosebumps. He has spoken in the preceding hour and a half about the racism he faced in the 1970s an…

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Who is the greatest male tennis player of the last 50 years?

Last week we reminisced about the great female players of the last half century. Now it’s the turn of the menPicking the greatest female player of the last 50 years was tough. Last week, five of our writers made the case for the leading candidates – St…

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Kemar Roach: ‘I’m a better bowler now and it’s time to reap the rewards’

West Indies paceman who took five for four in 27 balls against England 18 months ago cannot wait to go to work in a bowler’s ‘paradise’A good number of the West Indies side defending the Wisden Trophy have career-best performances against England and t…

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Talking Horses: Ghaiyyath can trump Enable in classy Eclipse Stakes

The exuberant front-runner may prevail in Sandown’s big race, the highlight of seven Sunday races to be shown on ITVAfter the shock of Saturday’s Derby, Sunday brings another big race in which the front-runner may not be caught. In the case of Ghaiyyat…

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Klopp’s Dortmund double can help guide Liverpool’s second album

Critics are already out in force after Liverpool lost to City but the German is well practised in ignoring knee-jerk judgmentsLiverpool have lost three games in the past two Premier League seasons, but as the most recent defeat was by four goals it has…

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Moussa Sissoko believes Tanguy Ndombele can repay Spurs’ faith

The Tottenham midfielder on working with José Mourinho, his first major injury and helping France teammate Tanguy Ndombele settle in his first year in north LondonMoussa Sissoko is considering the situation of Tanguy Ndombele. “Maybe because I am like …

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Olivier Giroud puts Chelsea on path to comfortable win over Watford

At a chilly, damp, echoey Stamford Bridge Chelsea had too much guile and craft for an eager but limited Watford team.Goals from Olivier Giroud and Willian towards the end of the first half were enough to overwhelm opponents who spent much of the openin…

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Bayern Munich win German Cup as Buffon sets Serie A appearance record

Robert Lewandowski reaches 50 goals for the seasonBuffon passes Paolo Maldini’s record with 648 appearancesBundesliga champions Bayern Munich kept their hopes of a treble alive after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Satur…

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Masahiro Tanaka hit in head by line drive in scary Yankee Stadium scene

Yankees star hit by line drive in frightening scene in practiceTanaka helped to his feet and walked off the field with helpYankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting …

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The 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is a rare chance for sport to shape a better world | Craig Foster

The tournament in 2023 presents a unique opportunity to address equality, racism and Indigenous culture, and climate changeThe announcement of hosting rights for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is serendipitous not just for Australian football or the c…

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Ben Stokes: will the shackles be on or off for England’s new captain? | Vic Marks

Against a backdrop of tight biosecurity and an empty stadium attention will centre on how the barnstorming all-rounder copes with being in charge against West IndiesAt last a Test match to preview. How do we go about that? It’s the clash of the great a…

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David Moyes’s sorry Sunderland saga bodes ill for West Ham | Jonathan Wilson

The Hammers may survive this season but the prospects for the next one do not look good – just ask fans of the Wearside club now in League OnePerhaps this time the Ferryman will not accept the fare. Wednesday’s unlikely victory over Chelsea, allied to …

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Bukayo Saka hooks home to cast new hope for Arsenal at Wolves

Three days after pledging his future to Arsenal by signing a new contract, the 18-year-old Bukayo Saka brightened the club’s outlook even further by scoring his first Premier League goal. That, and a gritty collective performance crowned by Alexandre L…

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Derby favourites are reminded that shock results are all part of the game

Serpentine’s unexpected success in Saturday’s Derby shows punters everywhere that results like this are part of racingTricky things, pacemakers. In theory, they sacrifice themselves for the good of everyone else, setting an even tempo through the first…

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Lee Johnson sacked by Bristol City as Cardiff defeat proves last act

Danny Ward’s winner left City nine points off play-offsJohnson’s team had lost all four matches since restart Lee Johnson has been sacked as Bristol City head coach after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Cardiff left the club adrift of the race for promotion.T…

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Chelsea v Watford: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at Stamford BridgeScoreboard: Saturday’s results and latest scoresHow they stand: the latest Premier League tableAnd you can get in touch with Rob here 7.04pm BST Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; James, Christensen, Zouma…

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Chelsea v Watford: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at Stamford BridgeScoreboard: Saturday’s results and latest scoresHow they stand: the latest Premier League tableAnd you can get in touch with Rob here 7.04pm BST Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; James, Christensen, Zouma…

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Leeds close on Premier League return after easing to victory over Blackburn

Leeds took a huge stride towards the Premier League as goals from Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich helped to secure a 3-1 win at Blackburn.The win moves the Championship leaders four points clear of second-placed West Brom, who will h…

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Lewis Hamilton unhappy with some F1 drivers’ ‘complicit silence’ on racism

Briton says ‘some don’t understand what is happening’World champion Hamilton beaten to pole by teammate BottasQualifying had a familiar air as Formula One got back on track for the opening race of the delayed season at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes…