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Ed Woodward’s Manchester United legacy is chequered but title is in sight again

Executive is seen as a ‘puppet’ of the Glazers but will leave with the club better placed to challenge than when he arrivedEd Woodward, Manchester United’s most powerful executive: was he a success or failure in his time in the role that began in May 2…

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‘Way more work to do’: Athletes give cautious welcome to Floyd verdict

White police officer guilty of murder of 46-year-old black manSports world says systemic racism still an issue in the USThe sports world welcomed the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, while cautioning that there is still work to do a…

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Premier League fixtures: BBC to show Wolves v Brighton

Wolves’ home game against Brighton will be shown live on BBC One in the next batch of Premier League fixtures to be moved for television coverage.Wolves will host Brighton at Molineux on Sunday, 9 May (12:00 BST).Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United h…

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Liverpool owner John W Henry apologises for European Super League proposal

Last updated on 1 hour ago1 hour ago.From the section LiverpoolLiverpool owner John W Henry has apologised to the club’s supporters for the “disruption” caused by the proposed European Super League (ESL).Henry took sole responsibility for the “unnecess…

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Going forward: why Kai Havertz is Chelsea’s best option to lead the line

Thomas Tuchel has mended Chelsea’s leaky defence. Now he should build their misfiring attack around HavertzBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredThe formation of the European Super League, and the decision of the six Premier League clubs involved to pull out of …

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Football – McAllister talks up Rangers duo

Rangers’ assistant manager Gary McAllister insists skipper James Tavernier and Nathan Patterson could play in the same side.

Tavernier is closing in on a return to the first team following injury but McAllister insists both players can play their par…

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European Super League: Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli says project cannot proceed

Last updated on 2 hours ago2 hours ago.From the section FootballJuventus chairman Andrea Agnelli says the European Super League (ESL) project cannot proceed as AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid joined the six Premier League clubs in withdrawing…

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Golf – Aussie pair with point to prove

Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith will be playing with “a point to prove” when they tee it up together at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week.

The Aussie duo will join forces in the PGA Tour’s unique pairs event, which starts at TPC Louisiana o…

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Agnelli’s Super League insights suggest battles with Uefa are not over

Though now conceding defeat for the breakaway, Juventus’ chairman earlier spoke of football facing a fight for relevanceOn Wednesday morning two of Italy’s biggest newspapers – La Repubblica and Corriere dello Sport – ran a joint interview with the Juv…

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American fans love European football precisely because it isn’t like US sport

US owners were at the forefront of the push for the European Super League, even if they risked alienating fans on both sides of the AtlanticAs an American sports fan, I’ve enjoyed following the Premier League for the exact reason that it is not so Amer…

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The history of women’s rugby (and why it is finally having its moment)

From Victorian pitch invasions, bans and moral outrage to a prime BBC slot, women’s rugby is finally getting the recognition it deserves. But, says legendary player Danielle Waterman, there’s more to be doneDanielle Waterman can tell you just how far w…

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HIIT, ice and PCR: a week in the life of England women’s rugby camp with Shaunagh Brown

With the Women’s Six Nations underway, England prop Shaunagh Brown shares the story of her route into professional rugby, plus her diary of a week in the Red Roses’ training campShaunagh Brown didn’t play rugby properly until she was 25, but is now in …

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‘As soon as I picked up the ball I just loved it’: Wales winger Jaz Joyce on her journey to representing the nation

As she takes the field for the Women’s Six Nations, Jasmine Joyce reflects on fulfilling her childhood dream of playing for Wales and the path towards professionalism in the women’s gameJasmine Joyce – known as “Jaz” by all – is a sure starter in most …

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Cricket – Smith predicts bright future for England

Outgoing national selector Ed Smith believes England have the right leaders in place to give them the best chance of success in all formats.

The former Kent, Middlesex and England batsman took on the role of chief selector in early 2018 but the ECB’s…

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From grassroots games to the Women’s Six Nations: how Poppy and Bryony Cleall became rugby stars

Prison officer turned one-half of the world’s first professional female rugby twins, England’s Poppy Cleall talks inequality, investment and making the world take women’s rugby seriously“We want to play for England,” announces an eight-year-old Poppy C…

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Juventus chairman Agnelli admits Super League cannot go ahead – video

The European Super League founder and Juventus chairman, Andrea Agnelli, has said that the breakaway can no longer go ahead after six English clubs withdrew. Asked whether the project could still happen after the exits, Agnelli told Reuters: …

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‘At the peak of his powers’: Robinson gets Gillespie’s backing for England

Former Yorkshire coach believes Sussex’s forensic wicket-taking workhorse could be a great Ashes addition for EnglandJason Gillespie was Yorkshire’s head coach when Ollie Robinson was let go by the club due to a lack of professionalism but, seven years…

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‘The greed was crushed’: Ian Wright emotional after Super League collapse – video

Ian Wright has spoken passionately about the decision by the six English clubs to withdraw from the European Super League. Speaking via Instagram, the former professional footballer said: ‘Isn’t it amazing what people can achieve when they come togethe…

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‘I’ve let you down’: Liverpool’s Henry apologises after Super League withdrawal – video

The principal owner of Liverpool FC, John W Henry, has issued an apology video after his side’s involvement in the European Super League. Henry said ‘the project put forward was never going to stand without the fans’, adding: ‘I hope you’ll understand …

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Women’s football set for huge increase in viewing figures globally

Survey says there could be an increase of 360% in the EUWSL broadcast deal will enable more people to watch gamesA new report has found that an increase in the accessibility of women’s football could lead to viewing figures shooting up by more than 350…