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Virgil van Dijk pays thanks to Liverpool and family after friendly comeback

• Van Dijk had been out since October with cruciate injury• Joe Gomez also made injury comeback against Hertha BerlinVirgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have lifted Liverpool by making successful playing returns following their long-term injuries.The centre-…

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Manchester United cancel Preston friendly due to suspected Covid cases

Testing identifies several possible positive cases in camp‘Maintaining Covid security is a priority for us,’ say clubManchester United have cancelled their pre-season friendly with Preston on Saturday after a number of suspected coronavirus cases in th…

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Liverpool team and staff observe silence as tribute to 97th Hillsborough victim

Club pauses for 97 seconds at pre-season training base in Austria for Andrew Devine, who died this weekThe players and staff of Liverpool football club have observed 97 seconds of silence at their training base in Austria as a tribute to Andrew Devine,…

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José Mourinho out to prove he can rediscover art of winning at Roma

The Portuguese has downplayed the idea he can offer a quick fix but expectations are high for his return to ItalyHow many managers could inspire a mural before taking charge of their first game? José Mourinho was not even officially in the job yet at R…

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Manchester City open Jack Grealish transfer talks with Aston Villa

Decision on whether deal will happen expected in daysVilla want to hold on to Grealish and have offered new dealManchester City have stepped up their pursuit of Jack Grealish by opening negotiations with Aston Villa. The England playmaker is a key targ…

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Chelsea told by Sevilla to pay more for Koundé as West Ham eye Zouma deal

Sevilla want at least €45m plus Zouma for France defenderWest Ham’s £20m valuation of Zouma falls about £10m shortSevilla have told Chelsea to increase their offer for Jules Koundé, and the deal could run into further complications after West Ham enter…

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The Fiver | Wayne Rooney finds himself with some explaining to do

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Never accuse The Fiver of failing to offer past England players their dues. Big Phil Neville last week, Plain Old John Terry this – and, to complete the hat-trick of 2000s stars who have otherwise been…

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Solskjær: Sancho and Varane signings show Manchester United’s ambition – video

The Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær says the club has showed its ambition by agreeing deals to sign Jadon Sancho and Raphaël Varane. Sancho has completed his move from Borussia Dortmund, while Varane should soon follow from Real Madrid su…

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US ready to soar again in Netherlands quarter-final, insists Crystal Dunn

Team have ‘scratched surface of what we can do’ at OlympicsAndonovski says sacrifices must be made to execute his plansCrystal Dunn believes the US women’s national team have only “scratched the surface” of what they can achieve at the Tokyo Olympics b…

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Crystal Palace win race to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan

Gallagher prefers Palace to Leeds or NewcastleMidfielder spent last season on loan at West BromChelsea’s Conor Gallagher is set to sign for Crystal Palace on a season’s loan after turning down interest from Leeds and Newcastle.The England Under-21 midf…

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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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‘Tough mental preparation’ key to Team GB’s hopes against Australia

Manager Hege Riise has sought to instil resilience while also looking after players’ wellbeing at the OlympicsHege Riise spoke of the importance of managing the mental toll tournament football can take on players and described her whirlwind management …

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Perfect fit: the summer signing each Premier League club should target

With a fortnight to go before the season kicks off, we’ve suggested a new signing for all 20 clubs in the leagueBy Josh Wright for WhoScoredSigning another midfielder should be at the top of Arsenal’s list of priorities. With Granit Xhaka expected to l…

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West Ham close to signing goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan from PSG

Deal would include option to buy him next summerLille centre-back Sven Botman among others being looked atWest Ham are close to signing Alphonse Areola on loan with an option to buy the goalkeeper from Paris Saint-Germain next summer.David Moyes is kee…

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Team GB disappointed after television commentary gets players’ names wrong

References made to ‘Ellie White’ and ‘Abbie Miedema’Eurosport commentary done by Olympic Broadcasting ServicesTeam GB’s Kim Little and Rachel Daly have criticised “disappointing” commentary in which players have been misnamed, as they prepared to play …

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Team GB disappointed after television commentary gets players’ names wrong

References made to ‘Ellie White’ and ‘Abbie Miedema’Eurosport commentary done by Olympic Broadcasting ServicesTeam GB’s Kim Little and Rachel Daly have criticised “disappointing” commentary in which players have been misnamed, as they prepared to play …

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Team GB disappointed after television commentary gets players’ names wrong

References made to ‘Ellie White’ and ‘Abbie Miedema’Eurosport commentary done by Olympic Broadcasting ServicesTeam GB’s Kim Little and Rachel Daly have criticised “disappointing” commentary in which players have been misnamed, as they prepared to play …

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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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Wayne Rooney apologises to family and Derby over online images

‘I made a mistake,’ says Championship club’s managerImages appeared to show him asleep in room with young womenWayne Rooney has apologised to his family and Derby after images emerged on Sunday appearing to show the former England striker asleep in a h…

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European football clubs’ revenue declines by £3.4bn over pandemic

Combined revenue falls to £22bn, according to DeloitteBundesliga overtakes La Liga as second most lucrative leagueThe pandemic led to a rare decline in the financial firepower of European football during 2019-20, according to a report that charts how C…