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Rhik Samadder tries … glassblowing: ‘My tendons are burning – and it’s nothing to do with the glory hole’

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My red-hot sausage is drooping dangerously. This isn’t an ’Allo ’Allo!-style wartime code; I’m turning a floppy oblong of molten glass on an iron stick, trying to stop it falling on the floor. The heat is intense, but...

The great Gerd Müller, Valentino Rossi magic and Paralympic glory

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1) The former Germany and Bayern Munich forward Gerd Müller died last weekend at the age of 75, prompting an outpouring of admiration for a player considered to be one of the best goalscorers of all time. Here’s an i...

Egan puts International Stakes glory above cash after York win atop Mishriff

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David Egan banked at least £500,000 when Mishriff won the Saudi Cup in February and perhaps a 10th as much when the same horse ran away with the International Stakes here on Wednesday, but the clear-eyed 22-year-old r...

Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall aims for Women’s Champions League glory

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The Arsenal women’s head coach, Jonas Eidevall, says he aims to win the Champions League during his time at the club, and that the challenge was fundamental in his decision to join from the Swedish club Rosengard. Ars...

The English manager at the heart of Canada’s Olympic football glory

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A deadly serious Canada manager Bev Priestman admitted she knew her team would go on to clinch Olympic gold after their quarter-final penalty defeat of Brazil. The route ahead meant a semi-final with a team they had n...

Beach volleyball: April Ross and Alix Klineman return US to sand-court glory

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As her opponent’s serve rippled the net, April Ross sank to the sand and hugged her partner, Alix Klineman. The beach volleyball stars embrace after every point, win or lose. But this clasp was a little tighter and a...

Camera operator gives cockroach a scurrying moment of Olympic glory

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It was a moment of the Tokyo Olympics just made for television. But the clip raising eyebrows on Tuesday wasn’t Simone Biles capturing a medal on her return to the gymnastics arena, or Novak Djokovic throwing a tantru...

Magic Monday: how the papers celebrated Team GB’s Olympic glory

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This morning’s giddy UK front pages are devoted to Team GB’s Olympic glory on Monday, after its athletes won gold medals for swimming, diving and mountain biking – and a flashy pair of silver medals, too, for triathlo...

Tears on Tokyo podium reflect Tom Daley’s long march to Olympic glory

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Two teardrops stood still for a moment and glistened on Tom Daley’s skin soon after he and Matty Lee had draped gold medals around each other’s necks. Earlier on Monday afternoon they had won the synchronised 10-metre...

Anna Kiesenhofer claims shock road race glory as Van Vleuten mistakes silver for gold

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Anna Kiesenhofer took a shock solo win for Austria in the women’s Olympic cycling road race as the peloton got their sums wrong in chasing down the mathematician. Kiesenhofer, who has not had a professional contract s...

Uzbek legend Oksana Chusovitina set for one final attempt at Olympic glory

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So much can happen in the sporting world across four years alone, but throughout the Olympic cycles in recent memory, during a period in which thousands of athletes have had long and fruitful careers before departing ...

Half-pipe dreams: girls on the edge of skateboarding glory

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In 2003, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Sunday Times selected 20 British under-21s who they believed would be multimillionaires by the year 2020. Some of the names on the “rich list” will be familiar: Keira Knight...

Fourth time lucky? England’s superfans dream of Euro 2020 glory

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Billy Grant knows the agony of being a lifelong England superfan. Part of the legion of hardcore followers who have travelled the length and breadth of the world supporting their country, he has watched England go out...

‘Ineffective striker’: Lewandowski’s struggles on the road to glory

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Daniel Kokosinski remembers walking off the pitch in a huff. In the summer of 2006 he was a defender for Znicz Pruszkow, building a career in Poland’s uncompromising third tier, but he knew a bit about finding the net...

Frank de Boer creates ‘team of friends’ in bid for Netherlands glory

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The Hotel Woudschoten sits amid a secluded clearing in the middle of a forest near the central Netherlands town of Zeist. Its bedroom balconies offer panoramic views but some locals wonder whether Frank de Boer will b...

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