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Young Manchester United fan writes to Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp and gets reply

Ten-year-old Daragh Curley wrote to the Liverpool manager asking him if he could make his team lose a few gamesThe Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, has said he was so charmed by the sheer cheek of a young Manchester United fan who wrote to ask whether …

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IOC insists Tokyo Olympics will go ahead despite coronavirus

Meetings in F1 and athletics have already been cancelled‘The IOC is in contact with the World Health Organisation’It is the ultimate sporting get-together: 11,000 athletes from 200 countries all striving to live up to the Olympic motto – faster, higher…

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F1 figures pledge safety first over Vietnam GP if coronavirus spreads

McLaren chief Zak Brown will not put personnel at riskChinese GP was postponed on WednesdaySenior figures in Formula One believe the sport would be right to once more put its participants first if it had to postpone or cancel the Vietnam Grand Prix as …

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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F1’s Chinese GP set to be called off due to coronavirus with Vietnam race at risk

Race unlikely to be rescheduled due to busy calendarInaugural Vietnam GP on 5 April also in doubtThe Chinese Grand Prix is expected to be postponed after the outbreak of the coronavirus. There is a possibility that the race, which is due to take place …

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F1 risks sportswashing boost with Saudi Arabia GP, says human rights group

• Track near Riyadh could be ready to host race in 2023• Human Rights Watch urges F1 to consider its positionPlans to stage a Formula One grand prix in Saudi Arabia would serve only to further the gulf state’s process of “sportswashing” and help legiti…

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F1 risks sportswashing boost with Saudi Arabia GP, says human rights group

• Track near Riyadh could be ready to host race in 2023• Human Rights Watch urges F1 to consider its positionPlans to stage a Formula One grand prix in Saudi Arabia would serve only to further the gulf state’s process of “sportswashing” and help legiti…

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Tokyo Olympics chief says coronavirus could disrupt Games

Toshiro Muto ‘seriously worried’ about spread of virus with 170 days to goA senior Olympic official in Japan has warned that the coronavirus outbreak could “throw cold water” on preparations for Tokyo 2020, although organisers insist that there are no …

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Dramatic police chase gatecrashes Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade

Two people taken into custody after chase on city streetsThousands of fans gather to celebrate Kansas City’s titleKansas City Chiefs fans waiting in freezing temperatures for their team’s Super Bowl victory parade got some unexpected action on Tuesday….

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Does Fifa Ultimate Team risk turning players into gambling addicts? | Tom Usher

A French lawsuit filed against EA argues that the video game’s controversial card packs should be classified as gamblingMy mum doesn’t know it, but she’s actually incredibly lucky she didn’t have me 10 years later. First because she would’ve been well …

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Vanessa Bryant speaks for first time of loss of Kobe and Gianna

Basketball superstar’s widow posts about devastation of losing husband and daughterThree days after the Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash, his wife, Vanessa, has spoke…

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Kobe Bryant death: NBA star’s helicopter lacked recommended warning system

NBA champion and eight others were killed on SundayEarly warning system may not have prevented crashThe helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to the ground but it is unclear it woul…

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World Indoor Athletics and Chinese Grand Prix at risk over coronavirus outbreak

• Team GB expected to pull out of next month’s championships • F1 race on 19 April in Shanghai at risk, says virus expertThe Chinese Grand Prix has joined the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing as being under threat unless the coronavirus …

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World Indoor Athletics and Chinese Grand Prix at risk over coronavirus outbreak

• Team GB expected to pull out of next month’s championships • F1 race on 19 April in Shanghai at risk, says virus expertThe Chinese Grand Prix has joined the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing as being under threat unless the coronavirus …

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World Indoor Athletics and Chinese Grand Prix at risk over coronavirus outbreak

• Team GB expected to pull out of next month’s championships • F1 race on 19 April in Shanghai at risk, says virus expertThe Chinese Grand Prix has joined the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing as being under threat unless the coronavirus …

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‘Devastating’: America mourns Kobe Bryant after death in helicopter crash

Trump and Obama send condolences to Bryant familyDaughter Gianna, 13, among nine people killed in CaliforniaAmerica remains in shock over the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash on Sunday.It emerged on Monday that the hel…

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Top footballers to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with anti-racism video

Video featuring Harry Kane and Stef Houghton to be shown at this weekend’s FA Cup matchesLeading football players and managers have taken part in a video to be shown at fourth-round FA Cup matches this weekend urging people to stand up against hatred a…

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Emiliano Sala’s family urge faster progress in crash investigation

Footballer newly signed for Cardiff City died in a plane crash off Guernsey a year agoThe family of the footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash a year ago, have claimed his death was preventable and called for air investigators to speed up …

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Australian Open 2020: day one – live!

Updates from a star-studded day of tennis at Melbourne ParkAsh Barty can buck trend of home pressureAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 11.52pm GMT This promises to be the final sighting of Caroline Wozniacki on court at the Australian Open. The 2…