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The Ronaldo phenomenon: how one player became a tyranny of numbers

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In the aftermath of Cristiano Ronaldo’s shock return to Manchester United last week, there was a good deal of feverish speculation about whether he would reclaim the famous No 7 shirt once worn by United legends such ...

Former Miami football player arrested in 2006 murder of teammate Bryan Pata

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A former University of Miami football player was arrested Thursday in connection with the 2006 fatal shooting of his teammate Bryan Pata. Rashaun Jones, 35, of Lake City, was arrested in Marion County on a first-degre...

Lions player ratings: how the tourists fared in South Africa series

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Stuart Hogg (Exeter, Scotland) Thrilled to make the Test team – at last – on his third Lions tour. Will not recall the second Test with massive pleasure, unfortunately. ★★ Anthony Watson (Bath, England) Looked sharp ...

Streaming: the pick of the Arrow Player

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The advent of streaming has been a testing time for specialist DVD labels. Some have stuck steadfastly to physical media, counting on cinephiles’ attachment to hard copies and bonus features – not to mention the spott...

Montreal Canadiens choose player with 31st pick who asked not to be drafted

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The Montreal Canadiens stunned the rest of the NHL on Friday night by taking Logan Mailloux with the second-to-last pick in the first round of the draft. Mailloux, who was criminally convicted in Sweden last year for ...

‘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...

Predators’ Luke Prokop becomes first player on NHL contract to come out as gay

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Nashville Predators defenseman Luke Prokop has become the first active player under NHL contract to announce he is gay. The 19-year-old made the announcement in a statement posted to social media. “It has been quite...

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...

Ukraine 0-4 England: player ratings from the Euro 2020 quarter-final

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Georgiy Bushchan (GK) The goalkeeper was horribly exposed by a dismal defence. He made good saves from Kane and Rice but was unable to stop England’s goals. 6 Illia Zabarnyi (RCB) He had a stinker. England repeatedly...

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...

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...

From No 41 to No 1: Nikola Jokic becomes lowest-drafted player to win NBA MVP

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Nikola Jokic was selected with the 41st draft pick when he entered the NBA seven years ago. Now, by overwhelming consensus, he’s No 1. The Nuggets’ big man was revealed on Tuesday as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for...

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....

Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea: player ratings from the Champions League final

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Ederson The Brazilian denied Werner but was left exposed by his defence when Havertz gave Chelsea the lead. His challenge wasn’t enough to save City. 6 Kyle Walker The right-back threatened with his speed, almost fre...

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...