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Goals, assists, versatility: why Chelsea want to sign Christopher Nkunku

The transfer window closed a little over a month ago and Chelsea are already making moves in the market for next year. It’s rarely straightforward with Chelsea, who relieved Thomas Tuchel of his duties after spending a record £266m in the summer window, but the decision to move early for Christopher Nkunku is one that […]

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‘Like the Titanic’: Diamond dismayed as ruling terminates Worcester contracts

English rugby’s administrators have been accused of not doing enough to protect Worcester on the day the stricken club’s players and staff lost their jobs and their Premiership fate was all but sealed. The Warriors captain, Ted Hill, publicly took aim at Premiership Rugby’s chief executive while Steve Diamond, the director of rugby, likened his […]

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Ben Stokes back as England’s specialist superhero for T20 World Cup

Shut your eyes and it’s not hard to picture the enduring images of Ben Stokes’s England career. In Test cricket he’s almost certainly leaning back, arms in the air at Headingley, roaring after he’s just cut away, cut away for four. In ODIs he’s probably decked out in baby/powder blue, arms aloft once again but […]

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Sydney United 58 fan gets life ban for Nazi salute at Australia Cup final

A Sydney United 58 fan caught performing a Nazi salute during the Australia Cup final has been slapped with a lifetime ban from the governing body. National Premier Leagues NSW side and former National Soccer League club United were the first non-A-League Men team to reach the tournament decider. But their achievement was overshadowed by […]

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Aaron Judge makes history with 62nd home run to break AL record

Aaron Judge put a definitive stamp on one of the great single-season performances by any hitter in baseball history on Tuesday night, smashing his 62nd home run of the year to eclipse Roger Maris’s long-standing American League record and topple one of the most hallowed numbers in all of sports. Before a crowd at Globe […]

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Jürgen Klopp praises forwards and Darwin’s evolution in ‘surprise setup’

Jürgen Klopp praised Darwin Núñez and Liverpool’s new-look attack as his team comfortably eclipsed Rangers to strengthen their Champions League qualification hopes at Anfield. Liverpool’s victory arrived courtesy of a Trent Alexander-Arnold free‑kick plus a Mohamed Salah penalty but it was the understanding between a reshaped forward line that enabled Klopp’s team to dominate Rangers, […]

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Hans Niemann probably cheated in more than 100 chess games, investigation finds

The latest bombshell in the scandal that has rocked the chess world to its foundation dropped on Tuesday when an investigation into the games of Hans Niemann found the American grandmaster has cheated far more frequently than previously disclosed. The 72-page report, conducted by Chess.com and initially reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, found that […]