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Arsenal Women appoint Jonas Eidevall and vow to invest ‘much more than ever’

Arsenal Women have appointed Jonas Eidevall as manager and announced an overhaul that will bring increased investment, matches at the Emirates Stadium and a new home for the team at London Colney. The 38-year-old Eidevall joins from the Swedish club Rosengård, who reached the quarter-finals of the Women’s Champions League last season, and succeeds Joe […]

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Kirkland Laing obituary

Kirkland Laing, who has died aged 66, is often regarded as the best British boxer never to have won a world title, largely because of an extraordinary win he posted in 1982 when he outpointed the great Panamanian Roberto Durán by a split decision in a ten round non-title bout in Detroit. In truth, it […]

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Super Netball caught napping with slow and opaque response to cancelled match

The strained refrain “but they started it” has been heard by every exasperated parent while trying to deal with squabbling siblings in the wake of a fight. The temptation to just let them battle it out can be strong, but good parents know when a conflict arises, cool-headed reason and swift decision-making are the only […]

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Jack Draper gives Novak Djokovic brief Wimbledon scare before pressure tells

Jack Draper was milling around Wimbledon’s practice courts at Aorangi Park on Friday morning, unaware that the draw was taking place, when the 19-year-old caught a glimpse of his name in the top section and realised his first ever grand slam match would be against Novak Djokovic, the best player in the world, on the […]

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Frances Tiafoe stuns Stefanos Tsitsipas in first-round upset at Wimbledon

It could be tempting to suggest that Stefanos Tsitsipas’s early exit from the men’s singles was an example of bad luck arriving in threes. He walked on to court as the No 3 seed and also the third-favourite with the bookies, and succumbed to Frances Tiafoe in three very one-sided sets. Tempting, perhaps, but also […]

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Spain’s Álvaro Morata finds something extra to beat Croatia in thriller

This was a scoreline from another age and a match for the ages, a wild, thunderous and implausible afternoon that went from the ridiculous to the sublime and back again. It left the people up here as exhausted as the players were down there, struggling to remember everything that had happened but certain that they […]

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Scott Parker joins Bournemouth as manager after leaving Fulham

Scott Parker has been confirmed as Bournemouth’s new manager after leaving Fulham by mutual consent. The 40-year-old’s departure from Craven Cottage was swiftly followed by confirmation that he will succeed Jonathan Woodgate at the south coast club on a three-year deal. “I believe this is the perfect fit for both parties,” Parker told Bournemouth’s website. […]