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European roundup: Haaland sends Dortmund top, Lazio stun Inter

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scored twice on his return from injury to help his team beat Mainz 3-1 and go top of the Bundesliga table. The Norwegian forward, who had been out since late September, scored in the 54th minute with a spot kick following a lengthy VAR review over a hand ball and […]

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‘Big shoes to fill’: Marika Koroibete to miss Wallabies’ spring tour

Star winger Marika Koroibete will miss the Wallabies’ entire northern hemisphere spring tour after opting to stay in Australia following the birth of his third child. Coach Dave Rennie said Koroibete needed precious family time before linking with Japan’s Panasonic Wild Knights next season on a lucrative multi-year contract. “We’ve been discussing it for a […]

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Roses, sharks and diving belts: Paul Gascoigne’s battle to save his career

In modern-day football the medical team of Premier League and Championship clubs can be made up of a large number of staff, but back in the late 1980s and early 90s it was a completely different story. Tottenham’s medical staff consisted of Dr Brian Curtin, myself, my assistant, Dave Butler, and a couple of part-time […]

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Becky Downie’s world championships place a triumph of supreme resilience

Even for the rare competitors who progress seamlessly throughout their careers, gymnastics is an unfathomably difficult sport. It pounds down on muscles and joints, it requires singular focus for success and because there are so few major meetings four years of unbridled discipline can be undone with a misjudgment by a millimetre or less. Over […]

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Cameron Norrie sweeps Grigor Dimitrov aside to reach Indian Wells final

For the first time in the history of the ATP, all semi-finalists in a Masters 1000 tournament were ranked outside the top 25 as the final four men’s players took to Stadium Court at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday. Of the four players, Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie was the highest ranked, an outcome that […]

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‘Innocent act’: Lazio’s Luiz Felipe sorry for jump on Inter’s Correa after win

The Lazio defender Luiz Felipe has apologised after jumping on the back of Internazionale’s Joaquín Correa, a former teammate, as he celebrated after the final whistle in a 3-1 victory for the Rome club on Saturday. Correa reacted angrily, with a melee ensuing between opposing players, and Luiz Felipe was consequently sent off at the […]

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Lane Kiffin pelted with bottles of ‘brown stuff’ as Ole Miss beat Tennessee

Mississippi held off Tennessee 31-26 on Saturday night after Rebels coach Lane Kiffin was forced to dodge golf balls as Volunteers fans pelted the field with objects in the chaotic final minutes. Ole Miss stopped Tennessee a yard shy of a first down on a fourth-and-24 pass with just over a minute left. After that […]