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Reece James and the thrilling rise that Chelsea might have blocked

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It turns out that Chelsea had no reason to spend any money on strengthening their right flank last summer. There was no need to rival Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Achraf Hakimi when they already had Reece ...

Smith’s last-gasp kick gives England thrilling victory over South Africa

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Nothing can entirely erase England’s disappointment at losing the 2019 World Cup final but their future is looking ever rosier. Turning over the world champions in the final seconds of a stirring contest in front of a...

Matildas let slip two-goal lead as Brazil fight back in thrilling draw

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When Australia’s women’s national team play football there is often a devil on the observer’s shoulder. It has one of those irritating invisible voices which warns, even when they are a goal or two up, that a disaster...

Scott McTominay’s late strike caps Scotland’s thrilling win over Israel

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So much for tight, grim affairs between Scotland and Israel. A seventh meeting in three years broke the mould of anything that had come before. This was a breathless encounter, a game for the ages, as befitting the lo...

Manchester City make spitting complaint after thrilling Liverpool draw

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Manchester City made an official complaint to Liverpool after a fan allegedly spat at their bench during the second half of an enthralling draw that saw Kevin De Bruyne cancel out Mohamed Salah’s stunning solo goal. L...

Liverpool held to thrilling draw at Brentford after Wissa grabs his chance

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At the final whistle, Jürgen Klopp could not stop shaking his head in disbelief. Somehow his Liverpool side had contrived to throw away victory against a Brentford side that simply never stopped believing. While Klopp...

Europe retain Solheim Cup after thrilling victory over USA

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“Good times never seemed so good,” chanted Europe’s delirious players. You bet they didn’t. Just a second Solheim Cup win for those in blue and yellow on United States soil. This one arrived minus a travelling support...

Galal Yafai guaranteed at least silver medal after thrilling Olympic boxing win

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Galal Yafai will fight for an Olympic gold medal on Saturday after a thrilling flyweight semi-final victory over Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan at the Kokugikan Arena. “It’s insane, its like a dream,” Yafai told the B...

Chris Jordan hits winning runs as England clinch thrilling Pakistan series

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England ended their white-ball summer with yet another series success after clinching a thrilling T20 decider against Pakistan by three wickets. Eoin Morgan’s team are seen as among the favourites for the World Cup la...

The Invisible Hand review – thrilling tale of money lust and morality

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A frequent critique of financial markets – where billions are bet on ups and downs of commodities and currencies – is that greed is rewarded by ignoring consequences for employees or populations. The chilling ingenuit...

Martin Eden review – Jack London’s thrilling tale of hollow success

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The terrible loneliness of success is the subject of this absorbing movie, equal in some strange way to the loneliness of failure; it’s also about the secret and shameful feeling that failure is the one truthful state...

British teenager Emma Raducanu extends thrilling Wimbledon debut

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In the 44 years since Virginia Wade became the most recent British woman to win Wimbledon, there have been many excellent performances from outstanding prospects at the All England Club. Not all of them have gone on t...

Hollywood Bulldogs review – thrilling tales from heroically stupid stuntmen

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Remember when Indiana Jones slashed through a rope bridge with his sword to escape racistly conceived, scimitar-wielding, Kali-worshipping Thuggee warriors who were after him because he nicked some precious stones for...

Ronaldo’s penalties take Portugal through after thrilling draw with France

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The European champions were out of the Euros at the precise moment Cristiano Ronaldo faced Hugo Lloris for the second time from the penalty spot on a captivating night in Budapest. He also had the small matter at his ...

Philly DA: Breaking the Law review – a deeply thrilling, hopeful show to devour

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Such is the tenor of our times that the first thing I did before embarking on the docuseries Philly DA: Breaking the Law (BBC Four) was research its subject, Larry Krasner. Because there has to be a catch, right? An e...

Cannes makes up for lost time with a thrilling auteur-packed lineup

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So, after its unprecedented break last year, Cannes is back, like Euro 2020, although this is, of course, a whole new set of fixtures. Last year’s notionally selected films were simply allowed out on to the world’s st...

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