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Manchester United agree initial £46m transfer fee for Lisandro Martínez

Manchester United and Ajax have reached an agreement for the transfer of Lisandro Martínez, with the transfer worth €55m (£46.8m) plus €10m in potential add-ons expected to be sealed in the coming days. The 24-year-old centre-back flew into Manchester on Friday and the Argentinian will be Erik ten Hag’s third signing of the summer subject […]

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England fans face minimum five-year wait for West Indies Test tour

England are poised to deliver a crushing blow to West Indies cricket and their own travelling supporters with no men’s Test tour of the Caribbean scheduled for at least the next five years. According to a draft of the future tours programme for the period May 2023 to February 2027 – seen by the Guardian […]

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Jonas Vingegaard crashes but retains lead as Jasper Philipsen wins stage 15

Jonas Vingegaard’s Jumbo-Visma team suffered another traumatic day on stage 15 of the Tour de France with the race leader losing two key climbing lieutenants, as the peloton raced through furnace-like conditions on the road to Carcassonne. Primoz Roglic, who had started the day as lead support rider to Vingegaard, and Steven Kruijswijk, both quit […]

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Cats are purring under Chris Scott as AFL’s fall guys finally land on feet

At the end of the 2018 season, following yet another cutthroat final that had gone belly-up in less than ten minutes, another final where the Cats had looked old, slow and ripe for a rebuild, Chris Scott addressed the players, staff, and sponsors. “We’re not giving up,” he told them. “We’re not playing it safe. […]

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My lack of sporting talent was surpassed only by my lack of interest, but now I am a sports dad

I didn’t set out to be a “sports dad”. None of the risk factors seemed to be present. Through my childhood and into my early 20s, watching or participating in sport struck me as a waste of time. Despite the presence of elite athletes on both sides of my family tree (a former Wallaby and […]

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Under-investigation sprint coach apprehended and cautioned in Eugene

A renowned US sprint coach who is under investigation for sexual misconduct has been cautioned by police in Eugene after gaining unauthorised access to the athlete warm-up area before the world 100m final on Saturday night. Rana Reider, coach of the British 200m star Adam Gemili, had successfully managed to gain access to Hayward Field […]

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Liverpool’s Ben Davies poised to join Rangers after Bassey heads for Ajax

The Liverpool defender Ben Davies is poised to join Rangers for about £4m to replace Calvin Bassey, who is signing for Ajax. Davies moved to Liverpool from Preston in February 2021 as cover when Jürgen Klopp was enduring an injury crisis in defence but has not made an appearance and spent last season on loan […]