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Rich tennis fans vie for five-year, £100,000 Centre Court tickets

Demand will far exceed supply for Wimbledon debentures going on sale next weekThe super-rich will begin battling it out next week for some of the most expensive and exclusive sports tickets in the world: five-year passes for every match on Wimbledon’s …

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Former Sunderland player Adam Johnson released from prison

Former England international had served half of sentenceJohnson was released from HMP Moorland on FridayThe disgraced former England international Adam Johnson has been released from prison after serving three years for child sex offences.The former Su…

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Football’s name-changing fetish shows the game’s infected with greed | Anthony Clavane

Renaming White Hart Lane station as Tottenham Hotspur is a blow to loyal fans and the neighbourhood’s historyWhat’s in a name? Everything, if you’re a football fan. The sport has always been driven by finance, but the post-1992 fetish for name-changing…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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London railway station to be renamed Tottenham Hotspur

TfL says change is subject to public consultation but football club appears to be telling partners decision is madeThe railway station near Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is to be renamed after the club lobbied the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, and his tr…

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Hillsborough lawyer calls prosecution ‘breathtakingly unfair’

Defence for former police commander says many people contributed to tragedyThe barrister defending the former South Yorkshire police match commander, who was on duty at Hillsborough in 1989, against a charge of manslaughter relating to the deaths of 96…

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Hillsborough trial: David Duckenfield ‘has not been singled out’

Former match commander had ultimate responsibility at 1989 match where 96 people were killed, says prosecutionThe former South Yorkshire police match commander at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, in which 96 people were killed, has not been …

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Hillsborough match commander will not testify at his trial

David Duckenfield’s lawyer says he will not call ex-officer at manslaughter hearingThe former South Yorkshire police officer who was match commander during the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 people died will not give evidence at his trial for mansla…

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Stabbed Manchester United fan recovering after surgery in Paris

• Man, 44, attacked after Champions League game• United hope fan can return home ealy next weekThe Manchester United fan who was stabbed on Wednesday night in Paris is recovering from surgery, with the hope being he can return home at the start of next…

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Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after PSG defeat

Man, 44, reportedly undergoes emergency operation after attack with ‘large blade’A Manchester United fan is being treated in hospital in France for a stabbing injury shortly after the English side knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League…

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Gordon Banks: crowds pay tribute to ‘greatest English goalkeeper’

Funeral in Stoke-on-Trent remembers ‘modest family man’ despite achievementsThousands of football fans, families and schoolchildren lined the streets of Stoke-on-Trent on Monday to celebrate the life of Gordon Banks, one of the world’s greatest goalkee…

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‘He was a superstar’: Sir Geoff Hurst delivers eulogy at Gordon Banks’ funeral – video

Thousands of fans joined luminaries of English football for the funeral of one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers, 1966 World Cup winner Gordon Banks.Sir Geoff Hurst delivered the eulogy for his former teammate saying he often looks at goals in the Pr…

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Sports stars weigh in on row over transgender athletes

Campaigners divided over whether trans women have an unfair advantage in sportFirst it was Martina Navratilova. Then Paula Radcliffe and Kelly Holmes. Now, almost with every passing day, there are more voices wading into the issue of whether transgende…

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I have been made a scapegoat over Sala crash, says Willie McKay

Former agent helped broker Cardiff deal for Argentinian striker before plane crash in JanuaryFormer football agent Willie McKay believes he and his son have been made scapegoats for the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala.The 28-year-old Argentinian …

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I have been made a scapegoat over Sala crash, says Willie McKay

Former agent helped broker Cardiff deal for Argentinian striker before plane crash in JanuaryFormer football agent Willie McKay believes he and his son have been made scapegoats for the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala.The 28-year-old Argentinian …

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Italian Roma fan pleads guilty to attack on Liverpool supporter

Sean Cox suffered severe head injuries in assault outside Anfield in 2018An Italian national has pleaded guilty to assaulting a Liverpool FC supporter, Sean Cox, outside Anfield stadium.Cox, 53, a father of three from Dunboyne in Co Meath, Ireland, suf…

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Endurance cyclist Mike Hall’s death avoidable, says Australian coroner

Hope expressed that fatal collision near Canberra will be ‘catalyst for change’The death of a renowned British endurance cyclist who was hit by a car while competing in a 3,500-mile race across Australia was avoidable, a coroner has concluded.Mike Hall…

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Hillsborough: father of teenage girls tells court of his ‘worst moment’

Trevor Hicks says he had to choose which daughter to stay with as disaster unfolded A father whose two teenage daughters were killed at Hillsborough has told a court that the worst moment of his life was having to decide whether to go in an ambulance w…

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Emiliano Sala plane fell thousands of feet in seconds – investigators

AAIB also queries whether pilot David Ibbotson was licensed to carry footballerThe plane that crashed in the Channel carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala fell thousands of feet in the space of 20 seconds after making a 180-degree turn, mi…