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Leicester v Tottenham: match preview

Leicester must beat Tottenham and realistically hope Liverpool fail to beat Crystal Palace to qualify for the Champions League. A disappointing state of affairs after allowing Jürgen Klopp’s side to sneak ahead and, when compared to a first FA Cup finally sitting in the trophy cabinet, ending up in the Europa League will not sting […]

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Sergio Agüero agrees to join Barcelona on two-year contract

Sergio Agüero has agreed to sign for Barcelona on a two-year contract when his Manchester City deal expires next month. The striker’s preference was to move to the Camp Nou and he has accepted a lower salary than was available elsewhere but will receive a bonus if the team win the Champions League. Agüero, who […]

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Wolves v Manchester United: match preview

What may have been a nothing game against Manchester United now has huge significance for Wolves and those lucky to be attending Molineux. Nuno Espírito Santo is waving goodbye to Wolverhampton. Yes, its bye-bye Black Country, auf wiedersehen West Midlands. The M54 beckons to pastures that may be distinctly based in north London. But enough […]

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Cricket Australia should have opened sandpaper wound and flushed it out

It was telling that it took so little. A few vague words, a verbal half-shuffle that wasn’t evasive enough, and the whole story lit up like bonfire night. As part of a wider-ranging interview with the Guardian, Australian batter Cameron Bancroft called it “self-explanatory” that tampering with a cricket ball benefits bowlers, in the context […]

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Fifa to look at the possibility of staging World Cups every two years

Fifa is to explore the possibility of staging the men’s and women’s World Cups every two years after it was raised at the governing body’s annual congress on Friday. Although a study does not guarantee the changes will be implemented, it will be seen by many as the latest action in a global struggle for […]

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Sha’Carri Richardson may be the most exciting sprint star since Usain Bolt

Sha’Carri Richardson is the most exciting, compelling, and intriguing sprinter since Usain Bolt. The world just doesn’t know it yet. It’s not only that the 21-year-old has sonic boom speed – last month in Florida she ran 100m in 10.72 sec, the sixth quickest time in history – and mesmerising acceleration. It’s everything else, too. […]

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Leicester edged out by Montpellier in thrilling Challenge Cup final

Leicester’s wait for another major title goes on after Johan Goosen’s second-half try for Montpellier inflicted the narrowest of defeats but the Tigers displayed enough defiance in defeat to suggest it may not be too much longer. Leicester gave their more heralded opponents an almighty run for their money with a performance built on forward […]