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Yorkshire racism hearing to be held in public after request from Azeem Rafiq

The impending Yorkshire racism hearing is to be held in public after the Cricket Disciplinary Commission acceded to a request for transparency from Azeem Rafiq, the central witness in the case. Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, is among seven individuals who were charged by the CDC in June following Rafiq’s high-profile allegations of racism […]

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Chilwell to miss World Cup with hamstring injury after Zakaria scores

Graham Potter has admitted Ben Chilwell’s hopes of being fit for the World Cup appear bleak after the England defender pulled up with an injury which marred Chelsea’s victory against Dinamo Zagreb. Chilwell appeared to pull his hamstring during injury time at Stamford Bridge and with England’s first match against Iran on 21 November it […]

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Joy for Rico Lewis as Manchester City recover to see off Sevilla

Rico Lewis should long remember a first ever Manchester City start because the boy from Bury fired in a sparkling equaliser on his full debut to become the second-youngest Englishman at 17 years old and 346 days to score in the Champions League. Lewis, on the books at the club since he was eight, followed […]

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Jillaroos kick off Women’s Rugby League World Cup title defence with 74-0 win

Australia’s defence of the Rugby League World Cup is off to an impressive start with co-captain Sam Bremner scoring four tries in a 74-0 thumping of the Cook Islands. The 31-year-old fullback, who was playing her first Jillaroos Test since 2018 following the birth of her two children, was at her devastating best as the […]

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Jake Jarman holds his nerve for Great Britain to secure team bronze

After two rotations of the men’s team final at the world gymnastics championships in Liverpool, it would have been fair to conclude that Great Britain’s medal hopes were kaputt. Faced with a clear opportunity to snatch a medal, they headed to the dreaded pommel horse – the apparatus that exposes nerves, ruins dreams and takes […]

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Son Heung-min a doubt for World Cup after fracturing eye socket

Son Heung-min is set to undergo surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye – putting his World Cup with South Korea in jeopardy. The Tottenham forward was injured during his team’s Champions League win at Marseille on Tuesday night which secured their qualification to the knockout phase of the competition. Son jumped midway […]

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Celtic’s Champions League campaign ends with Real Madrid humiliation

Celtic missed a penalty and conceded from two as their Champions League campaign ended with a 5-1 defeat. Luka Modric and Rodrygo scored from the spot after two handball decisions before Josip Juranovic saw his effort from 12 yards saved. Second-half goals from Marco Asensio, Vinícius Júnior and Federico Valverde took the game well beyond […]