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Everton manager Willie Kirk leaves role after shaky start to WSL season

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Everton have announced the departure of their manager, Willie Kirk, after their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal left them with six points from five games going into the international break. Kirk left his role as assistant to Ca...

Match-fixing suspicions raised in 1,100 cases since pandemic’s start

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Potential match-fixing has been detected in more than 1,100 sports matches since April 2020, according to research conducted by a global sports technology company. Sportradar Integrity Services, a partner to more than...

A new start after 60: ‘I set sail round the world on my own at 66 – and stayed at sea for six years’

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Chris Ayres was 66 when he moved aboard his yacht “with a circumnavigation in mind”. He had read about people setting off on adventures. “I thought, let’s try it. I liked the idea that you could just get on a boat and...

Rip it up and start again: Frost numbs the senses with spoiled teenager act

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You have to hand it to Lord Frost. He sure knows how to lose an audience. Not that the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator had much of one to start with. There were only a few dozen people in the British embassy in Lisbon an...

Jimmy Gopperth steers Wasps to victory to end Northampton’s unbeaten start

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It has been a weekend for fly-halves coming off the bench and having a decisive say and if Jimmy Gopperth is at the opposite end of the career spectrum to Marcus Smith, the veteran New Zealander proved every bit as im...

A new start after 60: ‘I had the most dishonest dark hair imaginable. So at 65 I shaved it all off’

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For her first 65 years, Marsha Coupé had dark hair. She wore it in a blunt pageboy style, with red lipstick. She was wedded to her look, she says. Six weeks ago, she got a No 1 shave. Afterwards, she looked at the flo...

Napoli’s perfect start overshadowed as racist abuse rears its ugly head

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Kalidou Koulibaly ought to have been celebrating. Napoli’s brilliant centre-half had just helped his team to extend their perfect start in Serie A with a seventh consecutive win. This had been one of their most impres...

Adrenaline, injuries and tempo: reasons for Leeds’ rocky start

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Records are there to be broken but some are more coveted than others. Should Leeds fail to beat Watford at Elland Road on Saturday it would leave them with the unwanted distinction of having failed to win any of their...

A new start after 60: ‘I started sketching at 72 – and graduated with a fine art degree at 96’

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Archie White says he would like to retire, but I’m not sure I believe him. This summer he made headlines when he graduated with a fine art degree from East Sussex College. He was 96 years and 56 days old – a few month...

Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen review – a fine start to a family trilogy

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The times are a-changing in solid, respectable New Prospect, Illinois, where Christmas 1971 arrives in a whirl of sex, drugs and folk music, while the Vietnam war grinds on off stage. Inside the First Reformed church,...

A new start after 60: I became a priest at 63 – after 44 years as a soldier and a teacher

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At 66, Diana Johnson has just embarked on her third career. She has moved to a different part of the country and become a priest with her own parish. The “thread” that brought her to this point runs right back to her ...

Jadon Sancho’s station uncertain in shadow of Ronaldo’s shining start

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One of Borussia Dortmund’s English prodigies scored in the Champions League this week. It wasn’t Jadon Sancho. One of Manchester United’s summer signings struck on his first appearances in the Premier League and in Eu...

England pick apart North Macedonia to give Sarina Wiegman perfect start

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England’s World Cup 2023 qualifying campaign and the manager Sarina Wiegman’s tenure began ruthlessly as the Lionesses put eight past an exhausted North Macedonia at St Mary’s. Back in front of fans for the first time...

A new start after 60: ‘I was fired at 64 – so I faced my fears and started my first company’

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When Paul Tasner was 64, he was called to a meeting with the chief executive of Method cleaning products where he worked as senior director of operations – only to find that the meeting was an exit interview. It was s...

Romelu Lukaku gets champions Chelsea off to perfect start against Zenit

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Romelu Lukaku had been the subject of suffocating attention from a well-organised and robust Zenit St Petersburg central defensive three. Everywhere he turned, it felt as though a door was slammed in his face and, as ...

Small beginnings: 10 ways to get your business off to a good start

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Maybe the pandemic made you reassess your lifestyle and work, or maybe you already had considered going it alone and have been waiting to take the plunge. Either way, if you have decided to start your own business you...

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