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Repentant Alex Hales determined to grab ‘chance to right the wrongs’

Alex Hales’ drive home from the England training camp in Cardiff in April 2019 felt like the longest journey of his life. That morning England’s former managing director, Ashley Giles, had told Hales he was being kicked out of England’s World Cup squad because he had failed a second recreational drugs test. Hales packed and […]

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Arsenal make perfect WSL start as Beth Mead punishes early Brighton red card

Curtain up. As the Women’s Super League season began on a freezing Friday on the fringes of London, the hazy sunlit pastures of Wembley felt a long way away. Perhaps this was for the best. There are new battles to be fought, new rivalries to nourish, and for Arsenal a new campaign that brings with […]

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Ange Postecoglou calls on Celtic fans to respect minute’s applause for the Queen

The Celtic manager, Ange Postecoglou, has called on away supporters to respect a minute’s applause in memory of the Queen before Sunday’s game at St Mirren. The Paisley club have confirmed they will hold a tribute before the game at St Mirren Park. Celtic are the subject of Uefa disciplinary proceedings after supporters displayed an […]

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F1 teams increasingly dissatisfied with FIA president after delays at Italian GP

Senior figures in motor racing have expressed a widespread sense of fatigue and dissatisfaction among Formula One teams with the sport’s governing body, the FIA. What is seen as an increasingly fraught relationship between the teams and the FIA was exacerbated further at last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, while the organisation’s president Mohammed ben Sulayem […]

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Taylor calls for patience after summer of change at Manchester City Women

Gareth Taylor says he understands the concern of Manchester City fans after a summer of change and has urged them to be patient as his new players get to grips with the league and setup. “Yeah, I can understand it,” the manager says. “I would ask them to be patient because we’ve really invested in […]

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Geelong book place in AFL grand final with thumping victory over Brisbane

Geelong are one win away from an elusive AFL premiership after banishing their preliminary final demons with a 71-point thumping of the Brisbane Lions at the MCG. Lifted by a heroic performance from star veteran Patrick Dangerfield, the Cats booked their second grand final appearance in three seasons by winning 18.12 (120) to 7.7 (49) […]

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Harlequins baffled after Marcus Smith is forced to miss Saracens match

Harlequins are frustrated at being unable to select Marcus Smith for Saturday’s match against Saracens, who have been cleared to pick five England internationals including Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola. All England players who toured Australia over the summer are mandated to 10 weeks off as part of player welfare protocols, meaning they […]