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Agnelli’s Super League insights suggest battles with Uefa are not over

Though now conceding defeat for the breakaway, Juventus’ chairman earlier spoke of football facing a fight for relevanceOn Wednesday morning two of Italy’s biggest newspapers – La Repubblica and Corriere dello Sport – ran a joint interview with the Juv…

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American fans love European football precisely because it isn’t like US sport

US owners were at the forefront of the push for the European Super League, even if they risked alienating fans on both sides of the AtlanticAs an American sports fan, I’ve enjoyed following the Premier League for the exact reason that it is not so Amer…

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Juventus chairman Agnelli admits Super League cannot go ahead – video

The European Super League founder and Juventus chairman, Andrea Agnelli, has said that the breakaway can no longer go ahead after six English clubs withdrew. Asked whether the project could still happen after the exits, Agnelli told Reuters: …

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‘At the peak of his powers’: Robinson gets Gillespie’s backing for England

Former Yorkshire coach believes Sussex’s forensic wicket-taking workhorse could be a great Ashes addition for EnglandJason Gillespie was Yorkshire’s head coach when Ollie Robinson was let go by the club due to a lack of professionalism but, seven years…

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‘The greed was crushed’: Ian Wright emotional after Super League collapse – video

Ian Wright has spoken passionately about the decision by the six English clubs to withdraw from the European Super League. Speaking via Instagram, the former professional footballer said: ‘Isn’t it amazing what people can achieve when they come togethe…

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‘I’ve let you down’: Liverpool’s Henry apologises after Super League withdrawal – video

The principal owner of Liverpool FC, John W Henry, has issued an apology video after his side’s involvement in the European Super League. Henry said ‘the project put forward was never going to stand without the fans’, adding: ‘I hope you’ll understand …

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Talking Horses: British Flat racing greats to be celebrated in hall of fame

The first names, chosen by an independent panel of horse racing experts, will be announced next weekBritish Flat racing will have a hall of fame to celebrate the equine and human greats of the sport. The first names, chosen by an independent panel of h…

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Women’s football set for huge increase in viewing figures globally

Survey says there could be an increase of 360% in the EUWSL broadcast deal will enable more people to watch gamesA new report has found that an increase in the accessibility of women’s football could lead to viewing figures shooting up by more than 350…

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John W Henry apologises to Liverpool fans for Super League attempt

Henry says sorry to Jürgen Klopp, staff and players‘I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity’Liverpool’s principal owner John W Henry has apologised for his part in the proposed European Super League.In a video posted by the club on social…

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John W Henry apologises to Liverpool fans for Super League attempt

Henry says sorry to Jürgen Klopp, staff and players‘I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity’Liverpool’s principal owner John W Henry has apologised for his part in the proposed European Super League.In a video posted by the club on social…

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UK minister promises to look at football governance after Super League fiasco

‘We will not have our national game taken away from us for profit,’ says Oliver DowdenEuropean Super League plans in tatters as clubs withdraw – live updatesThe withdrawal of six English Premier League clubs from the European Super League highlights th…

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Which is the most prolific division-hopping club in consecutive seasons? | The Knowledge

Plus: more players who retrained as keepers, eliminating two teams from the same city and lower-league managerial greatsMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“If, as seems increasingly likely, Fulham are relegated, next season will be the fif…

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European Super League: updates after Premier League clubs withdraw – live!

Keep track of all the latest developmentsSuper League on brink as ‘big six’ walk awayCompetition organisers vow to ‘reshape’ planAnd you can email Jonathan, tweet or comment below 6.38am BST “I’ve seen a lot of coverage of the huge backlash against the…

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European Super League vows to ‘reshape’ after English clubs pull out

Six Premier League clubs bow to pressure and withdrawESL puts out statement insisting proposal is legally soundThe European Super League has vowed to “reshape the project” after its plans were left in tatters following the withdrawal of the six English…

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Mark Allen pays tribute to departing Barry Hearn after sealing Crucible win

World Snooker Tour chairman handing role over to son EddieStuart Bingham edges out Ding Junhui in final-frame shootoutMark Allen beat Lyu Haotian 10-2 in the world championship first round, and then paid tribute to the outgoing World Snooker Tour chair…

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Bundesliga: Schalke relegated as Bayern close on title with win over Leverkusen

Schalke’s 33-year Bundesliga run ends after 1-0 loss to BielefeldBayern open 10-point gap at top as Leipzig lose in CologneSchalke have been relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in 33 years on Tuesday after losing 1-0 to fellow strugglers A…

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England’s big six pull out of European Super League: what they said

Arsenal went furthest in their statement, apologising to fans, but there were only brief announcements from Liverpool and Manchester UnitedThe six Premier League clubs who had signed up to become members of a European Super League pulled out on Tuesday…

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PM sides with fans in Super League outcry – but will he stay with them? | David Conn

Analysis: Mindful of ‘red wall’ voters, Johnson protested, but the question remains whether he can give the game long-term helpThe spectacle of Boris Johnson, acme of an old Etonian rugby man, weighing in on the side of football fans against the breaka…

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England’s big six have backed down but Super League fight isn’t over | Barney Ronay

The energy of football’s outrage over the Super League has been heartening, but this is just a retreat, a ceasefireAs the sun dipped below the roof-line of Stamford Bridge something strange began to happen. The birds flew backwards through the sky, the…

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Watford take giant step to Premier League return with win at Norwich

Dan Gosling winner puts Watford nine points clear in secondBrentford held by Cardiff, Swansea beaten at home by QPRWatford took a giant step towards automatic promotion from the Championship as they beat the promoted leaders Norwich at Carrow Road. Dan…