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Soccer – Solskjaer expects Pogba and Rashford to have ‘bigger’ roles

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits it is a plus that both Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba will have “bigger” roles to play for Manchester United this season.

The Red Devils had been set to be without the star pair for the majority of the run-in to the conclu…

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Horse Racing – Hughes already plotting title defence

Brian Hughes says he’ll be doing everything he can to hang on to his Britain’s champion jumps jockey title next season after picking up the crown for the first time on Monday.

The 34-year-old became only the third different jockey in the last 25 year…

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Soccer – Schmeichel expects United to stick by De Gea

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says it is too early for his old club to replace current No.1 David de Gea with young shot stopper Dean Henderson.

Henderson has caught the eye with a string of fine performances for loan side Shef…

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Soccer – Muller signs Bayern extension

Thomas Muller says playing for Bayern Munich, who are 1/3 with bet365 to win this season’s DFB Pokal, remains his “passion” after signing a contract extension with the Bundesliga champions.

Having been sidelined by previous head coach Niko Kovac, Mul…

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Better to play behind closed doors than not at all, says Uefa president

Ceferin warns competitions must be completed by SeptemberUefa also considering postponing FFP for a yearThe Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, believes it is a “better option” to conclude this season’s Champions League and Europa League behind closed …

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Jamie Vardy’s shot at golden boot is one of season’s great unfinished subplots | Barney Ronay

Spare a thought for the Premier League’s current top scorer, whose own season is one of the great unfinished subplotsThere have been a lot of lists doing the rounds this week of the best foods to boost your immune system. These seem to be mainly things…

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Soccer – Wilson not happy with Bournemouth showings

Callum Wilson says he will need to improve his form in front of goal if he is to play a part in Bournemouth avoiding relegation this season.

The 28-year-old enjoyed his best return in a Cherries shirt last term, netting 14 times in the Premier League…

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Cricket – Morgan line ups two more T20 World Cups

England captain Eoin Morgan says he plans to play in the next two editions of the Twenty20 World Cup.

England will head to Australia later in the year looking to become the first nation to hold both the 50-over world title and the T20 crown and are 4…

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Rugby Union – Jones extends England contract

Eddie Jones says he wants to make England the greatest team in the world after signing a contract extension to remain as head coach until the end of the 2023 World Cup.

The Australian’s deal with the RFU was due to expire next August but he has now c…

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From marble racing to balcony marathons: the sports that are filling the void | Andy Bull

Amateur pastimes provide fair entertainment when the alternative is staring at the wall or, worse, watching the newsIf you know one thing about CB Fry, it’s that he was a man of many talents. He made a Test century against Australia, tied the world lon…

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‘Our players are afraid’: Nicaraguan football ploughs on amid the crisis

Diriangén are unhappy games continue in a nation where sport represents a vision of stability for strongman president OrtegaOn Wednesday night the players of Diriangén, the oldest club in Nicaragua, will put on their face masks before they line up for …

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Soccer – Sigurdsson admits to early Ancelotti surprise

Gylfi Sigurdsson has revealed he wasn’t sure Carlo Ancelotti was serious when the Everton manager asked him to take up a new role as a holding midfielder.

Ancelotti’s arrival at Goodison Park in December has coincided with Everton’s rise up the Premi…

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Soccer – Wright tips Kane to stay at Spurs

Former Three Lions striker Ian Wright believes current England, 5/1 with bet365 to win Euro 2021, captain Harry Kane will remain at Tottenham next season.

Kane’s future has become the subject of speculation after he said he wants to win trophies and …

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Soccer – Mount earns Messi praise

Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has drawn praise from none other than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, with the Argentinian ace predicting a big future for the England international.

Mount, who spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Derby under current Chelsea…

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Jack Grealish apologises for ‘stupidly’ ignoring lockdown to visit friend

Aston Villa captain feels ‘deeply embarrassed’Grealish disciplined and fined by ‘deeply disappointed’ clubJack Grealish, the Aston Villa captain, has apologised for breaking the government lockdown after being pictured at the scene of a road accident o…

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Soccer – Kane could leave Tottenham

Harry Kane has refused to rule out leaving Tottenham after revealing his frustrations at the club’s failure to win trophies.

Kane, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury, is contracted to Spurs until 2024 but in an Instagram live with Ja…

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Soccer – Pickford: Everton improving under Ancelotti

Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford believes the Toffees are improving under Carlo Ancelotti as they aim to push up the Premier League table.

The Merseysiders, 12th in the Premier League, still have ambitions of finishing the season strong…

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Horse Racing – Nicholls happy with his lot

Paul Nicholls is contented with how things went for his Ditcheat yard despite a slightly shortened jumps season.

Nicholls is set to surrender his champion jumps trainer title to old rival Nicky Henderson next month but that doesn’t make it a poor cam…

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Juventus players waive four months’ wages due to coronavirus outbreak

Maurizio Sarri also agrees to reduction in payClub will save €90m as Serie A suspension stretches onJuventus players have agreed to waive four months’ wages due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates, along with the manager, M…

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When football played on during world war one and inflamed a London derby

The 1914-15 season, which was played out to the backdrop of a world war, is one of the most controversial in historyBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkThese are unprecedented times, but the Football League also had to face the prospect of …