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Premier League clubs’ best players of the decade

Our writers name the outstanding performer during the past 10 years for each of the current 20 top-flight sidesIt took the midfielder over a year to recover from the injury he suffered in a tackle from Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross in February 2010 but Arsène…

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UK Sport confident of breaking GB Olympic medal record at Tokyo 2020

• Team GB finished second overall in Rio with 67 medals• Warr says ‘bases are loaded’ when it comes to medal potentialUK Sport is “quietly confident” that the Tokyo Olympics will be the best ever for British athletes, surpassing the record-breaking me…

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Forest Green launch investigation after racial abuse delays Scunthorpe game

• Club have identified supporter involved in reported incident• Fan will be handed lifetime ban if found guilty of racist abuseForest Green Rovers have launched an investigation and promised to take stringent action following a reported incident of rac…

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UK Athletics risks cut in £27m funding, warns UK Sport’s Sally Munday

• We have a responsibility, Munday adds• Zara Hyde Peters left UK Athletics before taking up her postThe UK Sport chief executive, Sally Munday, has warned UK Athletics it risks having a cut in its £27m funding if it fails to address the problems that …

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Freeman case is great theatre but is it a couple of bad apples – or a barrel? | Sean Ingle

Neither Shane Sutton nor Dr Richard Freeman comes out well from the GMC tribunal but it invites wider questions about the whole culture of British Cycling and UK SportEveryone who has met Shane Sutton has a story. Here’s one of mine. During a UK Sport …

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Stefanos Tsitsipas fights back to overcome Dominic Thiem and secure ATP Finals

• Greek becomes youngest winner of event since 2001• The 21-year-old wins 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4)Three years ago, Stefanos Tsitsipas arrived in London as a wide-eyed teenager, happy to offer his services as a hitting partner for Dominic Thiem, whom he kn…

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‘Groundbreaking’ gene test to detect doping may be ready for Tokyo 2020

• Tests would allow blood doping to be identified for months• Ground-breaking test pioneered at University of BrightonA “groundbreaking” new method of using gene testing to catch doping cheats could be ready in time for next year’s Olympic Games in Tok…

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‘Offensive’ Divock Origi banner also displayed at Champions League final

Photo shows banner at the Estadio Metropolitano in JuneClub condemn those who displayed it prior to 4-1 win over GenkThe “highly offensive and inappropriate” banner of Divock Origi that was removed from the Liverpool section before the team’s 4-1 victo…

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Vuelta a España: Roglic extends lead as Pogacar takes thrilling 13th stage

• Slovenian duo’s breakaway at summit takes victory• Roglic now two minutes ahead in overall standingsPrimoz Roglic extended his overall lead in the Vuelta a España as fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar took victory on a thrilling but brutal stage 13 in Ca…

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England’s Jason Roy ruled out of Cricket World Cup match against Australia

• Opener has not recovered from hamstring injury• Roy hopes to be fit for India match on SundayJason Roy has been ruled out of Tuesday’s World Cup match against Australia at Lord’s. Related: Bangladesh v Afghanistan: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live! Con…

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Mauricio Pochettino still buzzing after Tottenham’s dramatic win

Spurs manager had hardly any sleep after ‘an amazing, crazy and unbelievable night’ but is ready to do it all again at Manchester City on SaturdayIt was a gloriously warm afternoon in Enfield. The sun was out and the air was still, and it made for a pa…

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‘Dereliction of duty’: Fabian Schär plays on for Swiss after being knocked out

• Newcastle’s Schär says he cannot remember incident• Brain injury charity calls on Uefa to investigateThe brain injury charity Headway has called for a Uefa investigation after Newcastle’s Fabian Schär played on for Switzerland despite having been kno…

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Haydock deplores crowd fights in which mother holding child surrounded

• Haydock says those involved in mass brawl will be banned• ‘We’ve never experienced this ever before,’ says motherOfficials at Haydock racecourse have deplored the crowd trouble that marred Saturday’s racing at the Merseyside track, when a mother hold…

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FA Cup fifth round: match previews for the weekend’s games

The team news for Saturday, Sunday and Monday matches as clubs bid for a place in the quarter-finals Continue reading…

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UK Sport to relax ‘no compromise’ approach to funding after Tokyo 2020

• Boost for sports which lost funding in previous Olympic cycle• Focus still on winning medals, says Katherine GraingerUK Sport is to soften its controversial “no compromise” approach to elite sport, which led to millions being funnelled into the best …

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Jess Varnish: I lost, but my stance has exposed a culture of fear

• Cyclist lost landmark case against British Cycling and UK Sport• ‘They’ve changed their structure, policies and personnel’Jess Varnish insists she has emerged as a winner despite losing her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Spor…

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Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

• Varnish had hoped to sue governing body• 28-year-old to consider her optionsFormer Great Britain track cyclist Jess Varnish has lost her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport which had threatened to overhaul the way Olympic at…

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Pep Guardiola on Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Wolverhampton – video

Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City beat 10-man Wolves 3-0 on Monday to cut Liverpool’s title advantage to four points. Pep Guardiola said despite the win, his team’s movement in the final third could have been better after the…

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Danielle van de Donk hits double as Arsenal survive West Ham scare in WSL

After falling behind at Rush Green, two goals from Danielle Van de Donk and a debut goal from Janni Arnth helped Arsenal make up for their defensive fragility to earn a testing 4-2 win over West Ham. Related: West Ham v Arsenal: Women’s Super League – …

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Olympian Jess Varnish accuses British Cycling of ‘extreme control’

Employment tribunal hears athlete allege she was punished for minor transgressionsThe Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish has accused British Cycling of exercising “extreme control” over her and other athletes in her long-running legal attempt to sue the orga…