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Man jailed for head-butting Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp at football match

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A man has been jailed for 24 weeks after pleading guilty at Nottingham magistrates court to assaulting the Sheffield United captain, Billy Sharp, at Tuesday’s playoff semi-final at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground. Rob...

Chelsea match Liverpool but Jürgen Klopp’s side have sense of destiny

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Sometimes a miss really is as good as a mile. Wembley was a fevered place at the end of this gruelling, apparently endless FA Cup final. As the Liverpool players capered at the eastern end of the ground, lost in a fog...

Vaccines are no match for long Covid. Treating it is science’s next great challenge

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Whatever your standpoint on whether the pandemic is over, or what “living with the virus” should mean, it is clear some manifestation of Covid-19 will be with us for some time to come. Not least for the estimated 1.7 ...

Maradona’s shirt from ‘hand of God’ England match expected to sell for £4m

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Diego Maradona’s infamous “hand of God” goal made footballing history and cemented the legendary status of the Argentinian superstar. Now the shirt he wore when he scored that goal at the 1986 World Cup is estimated t...

Aged care bodies and unions demand Coalition match Labor’s pledge to fund potential wage rises

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Aged care industry bodies and unions have criticised the Morrison government for failing to commit to fully fund any pay increases ordered as a result of the sector’s work value case. Aged and Community Services Austr...

Cate Blanchett and Star Trek would be a match made in heaven – please make it happen

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Every now and then, a mooted movie project just sounds so right that you can almost touch it, even if it has about as much chance of actually being shown in multiplexes as Vladimir Putin does of winning the Nobel peac...

Steve Borthwick hails Saracens’ ability before mouthwatering match

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The Rugby Football Union’s decision this week to in effect ringfence the Premiership is disappointing to those fans who value a bit of jeopardy in their sport. By denying Ealing and Doncaster access to the top tier be...

Joe Chan’s try for Catalans edges messy match to keep Leeds winless

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Leeds will have to defy history if they are to win the Super League title after labouring their way to a third successive defeat to start the new season, this time coming unstuck against Catalans Dragons on a frustrat...

Emma Raducanu retires as Daria Saville reigns in longest match of WTA season

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Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been forced to retire after playing the longest match of the WTA season in her first competitive outing since bowing out at the Australian Open. The No 1 seed was forced to ...

Kell Brook stops Amir Khan in sixth round to win grudge match

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Twenty years since they first met in the ring as amateurs, and after more than a decade of simmering animosity between them, Kell Brook finally gained the sweet vindication he has craved for so long when he stopped Am...

Rescheduled Arsenal v Liverpool match will cost me £356

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Rescheduled match will cost me £356 I bought three tickets for this month’s Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool from Seatsbay.com. The fixture has been postponed, and since we live in Germany, we can’t ...

Chess: Carlsen loses hard-won rating points in a single Oslo club match

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Magnus Carlsen’s vintage performance at Wijk aan Zee gained the world champion three rating points in his quest for a world record 2900. A week later the Norwegian, 31, gave them all back with interest on a Saturday n...

‘I’m not God. I can’t win every match’: Osaka upbeat after Australian Open exit – video

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Naomi Osaka was upbeat despite her three-set defeat by Amanda Anisimova.  For all the contention around her dislike of press conferences, the Japanese four-time major champion sat in one for 15 minutes and spoke expan...

Novak Djokovic v Australia is a grudge match for our polarised age

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First they came for the multi-millionaire tennis players with pictures of border form infractions on their Instagram page. And I did not speak out. Actually, no, it’s not quite that. The decision to re-cancel Novak Dj...

Ashley Cole: police investigate claim of racial abuse at Swindon match

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Police are investigating allegations that racial abuse was directed at former England footballer Ashley Cole during an FA Cup third round tie. Cole, 41, who played for Arsenal and Chelsea during a lengthy top-flight c...

Oh crikey, it’s Leicester: Tigers out to match their own winning streak

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Comparing different sides from two wildly different eras, nearly 40 years apart and straddling the shift from amateurism to professionalism, is never easy. Yet Ian Smith, the captain of Leicester Tigers for the 1983-8...

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