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Sunisa Lee steps up in Biles’s absence to win Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around

Athlete is first Hmong American to represent US at OlympicsBrazil’s Rebeca Andrade wins silver, GB’s Jessica Gadirova is 10thSunisa Lee produced a brilliant performance to secure gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around on Thursday in Tokyo.The 18-yea…

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Marc Skinner confirmed as Manchester United Women’s head coach

Former Birmingham manager joins from Orlando PrideSkinner praised by club for ‘incredible drive and ambition’Marc Skinner has been confirmed as the head coach of Manchester United Women on a two-year contract with the option for a further year.The 38-y…

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Seoul boxing memories, Serie A’s heyday and the great Sally Gunnell | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features the 1948 London Olympics, Mike Atherton’s leg spin and a dancing dartist1) The Olympic boxing is in full swing, so let’s have a look back to the memorable 1988 edition. Here’s the great Roy Jones Jr losing his gold med…

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Australia’s Fox takes canoe slalom gold with silver for Team GB’s Franklin

Jess Fox powered through to win first ever C1 Olympic goldMallory Franklin only second British woman to win canoe medalHot favourite Jess Fox finally won the Olympic gold she craved after a thrilling final run in the canoe slalom.The Australian, widely…

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Team GB Olympic roundup: Karriss Artingstall secures at least boxing bronze

British featherweight certain of a medal in TokyoEmma Wilson remains on course for windsurfing goldGreat Britain’s Karriss Artingstall secured at least an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s featherweight boxing with a narrow win against Australia’s Sk…

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Team GB Olympic roundup: Karriss Artingstall secures at least boxing bronze

British featherweight certain of a medal in TokyoEmma Wilson remains on course for windsurfing goldGreat Britain’s Karriss Artingstall secured at least an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s featherweight boxing with a narrow win against Australia’s Sk…

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Major heading restrictions agreed for English football at all levels this season

Up to 10 higher-force training headers a week for professionalsGuidance for adult amateurs is up to 10 training headers a weekThe amount of heading allowed by players in training across the adult game in English football is to be severely restricted fr…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day four – in pictures

The best images from the fourth day’s action in Tokyo including mountain biking, basketball, diving and hockey Continue reading…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day four – in pictures

The best images from the fourth day’s action in Tokyo including mountain biking, basketball, diving and hockey Continue reading…

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The Knowledge | Which footballers have competed at the summer Olympics in other sports?

Plus: missing two penalties in a shootout, more managers crossing derby divides and low-scoring Golden Boot winnersMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“We all know of footballers who played cricket, but have any ever competed at the Olympic…

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Refugee Team’s Kimia Alizadeh stuns GB’s double Olympic champion Jade Jones

Jones, 28, suffers shock first-round defeat in taekwondoBriton still has medal lifeline by chance of bronze in repechageThe Refugee Team athlete Kimia Alizadeh caused a stunning shock on the second morning of the Tokyo Games, knocking out Great Britain…

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Jadon Sancho seals £73m Manchester United move from Dortmund

Winger joins on contract to 2026 with option for further yearSancho describes moves as ‘a dream come true’Jadon Sancho has completed his transfer to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund for an initial £73m. The 21-year-old winger has signed a five-…

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Jadon Sancho seals £73m Manchester United move from Dortmund

Winger joins on contract to 2026 with option for further yearSancho describes moves as ‘a dream come true’Jadon Sancho has completed his transfer to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund for an initial £73m. The 21-year-old winger has signed a five-…

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Football Manager reveals plan to add women’s leagues to game

Sports Interactive: work has started on ‘multi-year project’It states it will cost millions but is ‘the right thing to do’The maker of Football Manager has announced that it will be adding women’s leagues to the simulation video game. Sports Interactiv…

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The first Tokyo Olympics, pre-season fighting and Liam Livingstone | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features the most spectacular knockout ever, 20 minutes of Maradona and plenty more1) The Olympics have both already started and start again on Friday. This is the second time Tokyo has hosted the event, the first being in 1964…

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The first Tokyo Olympics, pre-season fighting and Liam Livingstone | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features the most spectacular knockout ever, 20 minutes of Maradona and plenty more1) The Olympics have both already started and start again on Friday. This is the second time Tokyo has hosted the event, the first being in 1964…

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Which football managers have crossed acrimonious derby divides? | The Knowledge

Plus: playing for three national teams, winning big with a nation you never played club football in and more Mail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benítez’s appointment at Everton was surprising. Is there a more…

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Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse offences

Greater Manchester Police arrested the player last FridayHe is on police bail pending further inquiriesA Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse offences. The player was arrested last Friday and interviewed by pol…

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Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse offences

Greater Manchester Police arrested the player last FridayHe is on police bail pending further inquiriesA Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse offences. The player was arrested last Friday and interviewed by pol…

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Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse offences

Greater Manchester Police arrested the player last FridayHe is on police bail pending further inquiriesA Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse offences. The player was arrested last Friday and interviewed by pol…