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Steve Bruce is proving everyone wrong, says Newcastle’s Andy Carroll

• ‘At the beginning he wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea’• Newcastle have taken seven points from three gamesAndy Carroll has admitted Steve Bruce is proving his sceptics wrong after a week that has seen Newcastle pick up seven points in three games to lift…

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Australia find stability with unchanged team for New Zealand Test

Justin Langer plans same side for third Test in a rowThree-Test series begins at Optus Stadium on ThursdayJustin Langer is eyeing a return to the stability of Australia’s Test side from his playing days as the hosts prepare to face New Zealand with an …

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Sydney-Hobart lead-up race scrapped as other sport affected by bushfire smoke

Big Boat Challenge called off for safety reasonsSheffield Shield game at SCG blanketed in haze Sydney’s smoke issues have forced the cancellation of the traditional Sydney to Hobart lead-up race for safety reasons, while a Sheffield Shield cricket matc…

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Rohan Dennis to make debut in Australia after signing for Team Ineos

World champion likely to feature at Tour Down UnderAustralian cycling star has endured tough yearWorld time trial champion Rohan Dennis is a confirmed signing with the powerful Ineos team, ending a tumultuous few months for the Australian cycling star….

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Pépé caps a lightning revival to give Freddie Ljungberg glimmer of hope | Nick Ames

Forward scored vital goal against West Ham when Arsenal’s frontline offered a glimpse of stand-in manager’s visionOne flourish of the left foot and, for a few days at least, everything else could be forgotten. Nicolas Pépé’s adaptation to the Premier L…

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Jesse Marsch: ‘At Salzburg, I’m not treated like an American coach’

The Wisconsin-born coach went viral with his half-time rant at Anfield but his star will rise higher still if his team can eliminate LiverpoolIt was a typical scene, really.The players sit stoically in the visitors’ dressing room, watching their coach …

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Freddie Ljungberg hands Arsenal a warning after West Ham win

• Interim manager celebrates his first victory in charge• Manuel Pellegrini admits he is worried about HammersFreddie Ljungberg warned his players not to get carried away after a spectacular comeback against West Ham boosted the Swede’s hopes of landin…

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Marcus Rashford can be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo, says Solskjær

• Rashford having his most prolific season at Manchester United• Solskjær: ‘It’s very easy to compare the two of them’Ole Gunnar Solskjær has encouraged comparisons between Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo and admitted the England forward has the …

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Fans must take it upon themselves to resist football’s politics of hate | Barney Ronay

As poison drips from parliament, racism in football has surged. Clearly our leaders cannot be trusted to set the right toneGary Neville was right. It might have struck a jarring note in the post-match Sky Sports studio, sandwiched between the unsmiling…

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Martinelli and Pépé spark Arsenal comeback victory against West Ham

Rarely can one small step in the right direction have felt so satisfying. At half-time the grim post-mortems were being prepared. Arsenal had been booed off by supporters who were starting to wonder if their team were sliding into a relegation battle a…

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Martinelli and Pépé spark Arsenal comeback victory against West Ham

Rarely can one small step in the right direction have felt so satisfying. At half-time the grim post-mortems were being prepared. Arsenal had been booed off by supporters who were starting to wonder if their team were sliding into a relegation battle a…

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Jürgen Klopp gets his game face on for a match Liverpool dare not lose | Andy Hunter

Manager in no mood for joking as he landed in Salzburg with his side’s Champions League campaign hanging in the balanceThe Austrian media who were expecting a bit of light-hearted banter with Jürgen Klopp at the Red Bull Arena were to be disappointed. …

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Strasburg signs largest deal for pitcher in history with $245m Nats contract

Sources say Nationals agree seven-year deal with 31-year-oldStrasburg helped Washington to first World Series in 2019World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals, agreeing to a record $245m, seven-year contract, according…

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Strasburg signs largest deal for pitcher in history with $245m Nats contract

Sources say Nationals agree seven-year deal with 31-year-oldStrasburg helped Washington to first World Series in 2019World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals, agreeing to a record $245m, seven-year contract, according…

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Liverpool ‘will go for everything’ in key Salzburg game, says Jürgen Klopp

• Defeat in Austria could eliminate holders Liverpool• Klopp: ‘We are still ambitious like crazy’Jürgen Klopp has warned Salzburg that Liverpool “are still ambitious like crazy” and will not be stopped from achieving their aims by the most intense sche…

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Liverpool ‘will go for everything’ in key Salzburg game, says Jürgen Klopp

• Defeat in Austria could eliminate holders Liverpool• Klopp: ‘We are still ambitious like crazy’Jürgen Klopp has warned Salzburg that Liverpool “are still ambitious like crazy” and will not be stopped from achieving their aims by the most intense sche…

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

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Pete Frates, baseball player and inspiration for ice bucket challenge, dies at 34

Former baseball player helped spread of charity driveChallenge has raised $220m for research into ALSPete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with motor neuron disease helped inspire the ice bucket challenge, has died at the age of 34…

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Pete Frates, baseball player and inspiration for ice bucket challenge, dies at 34

Former baseball player helped spread of charity driveChallenge has raised $220m for research into ALSPete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with motor neuron disease helped inspire the ice bucket challenge, has died at the age of 34…