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AFLW coaches demand more games at Marvel Stadium after popular opener

Rival coaches Bec Goddard and Natalie Wood have called for more AFLW matches to be played at Marvel Stadium after their expansion sides put on an entertaining contest under the roof. Wood’s Essendon produced a 26-point win over Hawthorn in the round-one encounter, which was moved from the far smaller ETU Stadium – better known […]

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European roundup: Abraham snatches draw at Juventus; Gladbach hold Bayern

The Roma striker Tammy Abraham scored late in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw at Juventus, cancelling out an early sensational free-kick by Dusan Vlahovic as Jose Mourinho’s side remained unbeaten after three games in Serie A. Juve kept Roma’s dangerous frontline at a safe distance for the majority of the game but […]

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Kyle Edmund happy to be back at US Open after gruelling spell on sidelines

In the two years since Kyle Edmund last contested a grand slam singles match, he has been through the wringer. Years of pain in his left knee eventually led Edmund to undergo surgery at the end of 2020. Two more operations followed, the most recent a cleanup of the joint in May, and in total […]

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Ben Stokes praises England’s ‘amazing team performance’ against South Africa

A beaming Ben Stokes hailed England’s bouncebackability after thrashing South Africa by an innings in less than three days in the second Test at Old Trafford, just a week after losing by the same amount at Lord’s. “It was an amazing team performance all round,” he said. “The way in which we bounced back from […]

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Scott Parker and Bournemouth ‘shell-shocked’ after losing 9-0 to Liverpool

Scott Parker described Bournemouth’s 9-0 loss at Liverpool as the most painful experience of his career but also a taste of things to come for his promoted team unless new signings arrive in the final days of the transfer window. Bournemouth suffered a record-equalling defeat in the Premier League as Jürgen Klopp’s side registered their […]

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The making of Matheus Nunes: ‘He has a gift. We saw something special’

It was in Ericeira, a coastal resort 50km north-west of Lisbon renowned as a staple on the world surfing circuit, that Matheus Nunes, Wolves’ club-record £38m signing and one of the Premier League’s most exciting talents, learned to graft. Faced with rejection in his pursuit of turning professional, an 18-year-old Nunes juggled playing for fifth-tier […]

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David Moyes’s bubble is in danger of bursting at downbeat West Ham

Individually, none of West Ham’s first three Premier League games of the season have been that bad. They were extremely unfortunate to lose at Nottingham Forest, there’s little shame in losing to Manchester City, and Brighton can be awkward opponents for any side, but especially West Ham, who now haven’t beaten them in 11 attempts. […]