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India’s winning bubble firmly intact, while England have let theirs burst

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The core of the Indian team that beat England 3-1 has been in a bio-bubble since August. Life in the gilded cage began in the United Arab Emirates for the Indian Premier League, moved to Australia for the tour that ne...

Manchester United ‘suffered’ to end City’s winning run, says Solskjær

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær praised Manchester United’s relentless workrate as his side halted Manchester City’s record run of consecutive wins at 21 and their 28-game unbeaten sequence with a 2-0 victory in the derby at the ...

Mourinho’s plan of sitting deep and winning with a rabona comes unstuck

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They may have finished with no points, 10 men and a familiar sense of entropy reasserted. They may have spent the opening quarter of this game in a state of neurotic all-out defence that looked at times like a brillia...

USA continue winning run with victory over weakened Northern Ireland

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USA picked up their eighth win in nine matches after a 2-1 victory over Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Sunday.Gio Reyna opened the scoring with a deflected strike before Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic doubled their ...

Freewheelin Dylan creates history winning Irish Grand National at 150-1

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Freewheelin Dylan created history on Monday at Fairyhouse when winning the Irish Grand National at 150-1, the longest-priced winner ever of the famous race first run in 1870. Trained by Dermot McLoughlin and ridden by...

Ryan Mason makes winning start at Tottenham thanks to Son’s penalty

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After everything they have lived and brought upon themselves in recent times, from the slow death of José Mourinho’s tenure to the ill-judged scramble to join the ultimately doomed European Super League, this was a fl...

Ronan O’Gara’s winning mentality lifts La Rochelle bid to rule Europe

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Victor Vito, La Rochelle’s influential former All Black, laughs as he identifies the biggest change at the club since he first pitched up on France’s Atlantic coast five years ago. “When I got here guys were smoking r...

Tasmanian election: Liberals one seat away from winning third term as counting continues

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The Liberal party was one seat away from an unprecedented third straight election win in Tasmania as voting continued on Saturday night, with Labor’s vote having fallen significantly. The Liberals, led by the premier ...

Andy Murray makes winning doubles return with Liam Broady in Rome

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Andy Murray eased back into competition for the first time since early March as he and his fellow Briton Liam Broady pulled off an excellent 5-7, 7-6 (5), 10-6 victory against the Australian pair Luke Saville and Max ...

Egan Bernal takes overall Giro d’Italia lead after winning ninth stage

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Egan Bernal stormed to victory on the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia to take the leader’s pink jersey. The Colombian rider ended the stage, Castel di Sangro to Campo Felice, seven seconds clear of Giulio Ciccone and...

Footballers winning their league’s Golden Boot and suffering relegation

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“Giorgos Giakoumakis has finished as the Eredivisie’s top scorer (by some margin) yet his team, VVV-Venlo, have been relegated,” writes Willem Cleven. “Has any Golden Boot winner suffered such an ignominious fate befo...

Thomas Tuchel: inside the mind of an obsessive with the winning touch

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Christian Heidel laughs as he remembers a story that sums up Thomas Tuchel’s obsessive attention to detail. “We were in a training camp in Austria and had a match against Olympiakos,” Mainz’s sporting director says. “...

At the Euros, winning teams can start badly. It’s how they respond that matters

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In an ideal world you would start a tournament perfectly and go through it winning everything. That’s what every team at the Euros wants to do. It is the pressure and expectation around that desire for perfection that...

Dina Asher-Smith continues winning streak with dominant Florence victory

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First Dina Asher-Smith sent an ominous warning to her Olympic rivals on the track by sauntering to the third-quickest 200m time of her career. Then she did it again with six well-chosen words and a smile: “I definitel...

Local hero Raheem Sterling gets England off to winning start

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Raheem Sterling grew up so close to Wembley Stadium he describes it as his “back garden”. On Sunday afternoon, under blazing sunshine and in front of a crowd that got decisively behind Gareth Southgate’s team, it was ...

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