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Dakar Rally 2021: Dust, sand and stunning desert vistas – in pictures

This year’s rally returned to Saudi Arabia where the competitors traversed a total of 7,646 kilometres over 12 stages, starting and finishing in Jeddah, and passing through the capital of Riyadh. Here we bring you some of our favourite images from this…

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Colin Bell – a life in pictures

The ‘King of the Kippax’ has died aged 74 after a short illness – we take a look back at the career of the legendary Manchester City midfielder‘One of the greatest’: Colin Bell dies at the age of 74Simon Hattenstone on Bell and his favourite ever goal …

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Mountains and masks: Tour de France 2020 – in pictures

After 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams – over a distance of 3,483 km – this year’s Tour has come to an end in Paris. Here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeksThis year’s edition of the Tour de France was due to sta…

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Happy Hammers: revisiting West Ham’s 1980 FA Cup triumph – in pictures

With the coronavirus pandemic putting paid to the plans of 90,000 fans packing out Wembley in this year’s FA Cup final, we’ve had a rummage through the archives to check out West Ham’s win over Arsenal 40 years ago Continue reading…

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Happy Hammers: revisiting West Ham’s 1980 FA Cup triumph – in pictures

With the coronavirus pandemic putting paid to the plans of 90,000 fans packing out Wembley in this year’s FA Cup final, we’ve had a rummage through the archives to check out West Ham’s win over Arsenal 40 years ago Continue reading…

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Norman Hunter – a life in pictures

The former Leeds and England defender Norman Hunter has died at the age of 76 after contracting coronavirus. Here we take a look at one of English football’s most feared, and revered, centre-backs Continue reading…

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Sir Stirling Moss – motor racing legend’s life in pictures

Stirling Moss, arguably the greatest driver never to have won the F1 drivers’ championship, has died. We take a look back at his lifeStirling Moss dies at the age of 90 Continue reading…

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Non-league football carries on as coronavirus threat deepens – in pictures

With the coronavirus sending elite football into shutdown, fans still have had the opportunity to get their fix of the beautiful game at non-league grounds around the country Continue reading…

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The best images of sport around Europe this week – in pictures

As part of the This is Europe series, a look at some of our favourite sporting images from recent days Continue reading…

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Bikes and bruises: 2020 Track Cycling World Championships – in pictures

As the riders head home after the Berlin tournament, we take a look back at some of our favourite images from five days of exciting, high-speed racing Continue reading…

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Maria Sharapova: her career in pictures

As one of tennis’s biggest stars retires, we take a look back at the career of the five-times grand slam champion and former world No 1 Continue reading…

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Serves, sunsets and koalas: Australian Open 2020 – the tournament’s best photos

As the 2020 Australian Open comes to a close, we take a look at some of our favourite images from Melbourne Park Continue reading…

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Dakar Rally 2020: sand, flames and camels – in pictures

This year’s rally is the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition held in Saudi Arabia. The 12 stages took competitors across 7,500 km, 75% of which will be over sand – from the shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, around the canyons and mountains o…

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Finger flickin’ good: Subbuteo through the ages – in pictures

With Father Christmas’ visit imminent, no doubt many a christmas list he received will have featured Fifa 20 but in yesteryear it was Subbuteo that was the must-have football game for youngsters across the country Continue reading…

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Bob Willis – a life in pictures

One of England’s most famous bowlers, Bob Willis, has died aged 70. The fast bowler captained England in both Tests and one day internationals and took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984. He later put his knowledge and experience to good use whe…

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Stand-in keepers: outfield players between the posts – in pictures

After Kyle Walker’s stint between the sticks in Manchester City’s Champions League match against Atalanta, we take a look at some other times that outfield players have donned goalkeepers’ gloves Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Overhead kicks, serenity and scarves in this week’s roundup of the best top-flight pictures Continue reading…

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Blood, rain and cheers: Tour de France 2019 – in pictures

With 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams – over a distance of 3,480km – this year’s Tour comes to an end in Paris, so here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeksThe race brings highs and lows for the riders, both in the…

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Champions League final 2019: Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool – in pictures

The best images from Madrid after Liverpool beat Tottenham to win their sixth European CupSalah says picture of Kyiv pain inspired him to scoreAndy Hunter: Klopp sheds nearly-man image Continue reading…

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Champions League final 2019: Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool – in pictures

The best images from Madrid after Liverpool beat Tottenham to win their sixth European CupSalah says picture of Kyiv pain inspired him to scoreAndy Hunter: Klopp sheds nearly-man image Continue reading…