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‘A formidable partnership’: player ratings for Chelsea’s WSL title winners

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Ann-Katrin Berger 9 Her performances should see her considered one of the world’s best goalkeepers. The 30-year-old won the golden glove with 12 clean sheets. Chelsea have conceded just 10 goals in 22 games but Berger...

‘A very intelligent player’ – Arsenal complete Albert Sambi Lokonga deal

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Arsenal have completed the signing of the Belgium Under-21 international Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht. The 21-year-old midfielder made his debut for Anderlecht in 2017 and has gone on to make 78 appearances fo...

‘He is the best’: Klopp hails Salah as the world’s premier player

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Jürgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah as the best player in the world after the latest wonder goal and masterful performance from the Liverpool forward, who was almost unplayable in their 5-0 win at Watford. Salah scored ...

‘Imperious campaign’ – player ratings for Manchester City’s title winners

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The epitome of the modern goalkeeper, his passing is more important than his shot-stopping for Pep Guardiola. The Brazilian even managed an assist for Ilkay Gündogan in the win over Spurs. His 18 clean sheets should n...

‘This isn’t right’: Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson voices player welfare fears

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Liverpool’s captain, Jordan Henderson, is concerned that player welfare is not being taken seriously enough. The Premier League announced on Monday its intention to continue with the scheduled matches over the Christm...

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, Phillies’ Bryce Harper win Most Valuable Player awards

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Shohei Ohtani’s two-way season was so incredible, MVP voters filled out the top of their ballots only one way. Ohtani was a unanimous winner of the American League MVP award Thursday for a hitting and pitching display...

Azeem Rafiq apologises for antisemitic messages sent to another player in 2011

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Azeem Rafiq has apologised after it was revealed he had sent antisemitic messages to a fellow cricketer more than a decade ago. The former Yorkshire spin bowler has won widespread praise for his resolve and courage in...

Brazilian player charged with attempted murder after attack on referee

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A Brazilian footballer has been charged with attempted murder after he brutally kicked a referee in the head during a lower league game in the south of the country. The player, William Ribeiro of Sport Club São Paulo,...

Cristiano Ronaldo offers support to Perth-based football player in coma

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Manchester United stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Dean Henderson have offered support to a Perth-based football player who was critically injured in an alleged unprovoked attack. English striker Danny Hodgson, who plays f...

Damage found after late AFLW player Jacinda Barclay donates brain for concussion research

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AFLW player Jacinda Barclay, who died last year, has become the first contact sportswoman in Australia to donate her brain to the Australian Sports Brain Bank, where researchers have uncovered neurological damage that...

Eight arrests made over racist online abuse of Tottenham player

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Eight men have been arrested by police and four others interviewed under caution following an investigation into the racist abuse of a Tottenham Hotspur player. The player was the subject of online attacks during Spur...

England 0-1 New Zealand: player ratings for the Test series

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Joe Root: 97 runs at an average of 24; one wicket at 99; one catchDid anything go right for him? With the “resting” policy yielding a shallow pool of talent and experience from which to pick his XI (and one can only i...

England 1-0 Croatia: player ratings from Euro 2020 Group D opener

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Jordan Pickford (GK) The Everton goalkeeper did not have much to do. His back four shielded him well. 6 Kyle Walker (RB) Sloppy in possession at first. But he defended well and was involved in Sterling’s goal. 6 John...

England player ratings from the friendly win over Austria

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Jordan Pickford (GK) Denied Baumgartner and Sabitzer. But he almost gifted Austria a last-minute equaliser with a rash error. 6 Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) Almost grabbed an early goal but his passing lacked accuracy....

Every England player facing USA can make shirt their own, says Eddie Jones

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England host the United States at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon on US Independence Day, but it is Eddie Jones’s side for whom new beginnings loom. With a bit of luck a sense of freedom too because, while this is a va...

Ex-star player tells buoyant Italy: beware the Wembley effect

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If Italy had the chance to get rid of one player from the opposition before the Euro 2020 final, it would choose the 12th man: the 50,000-plus English fans who are expected to attend the match at Wembley. “In a neutra...

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