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Uefa hits out with damning critique of European Super League’s status

The impeccably groomed world of football administration was host to an intemperate spat on Tuesday, after Uefa accused the company behind the European Super League of “disrespect” and having fewer supporters in 2022 than the UK has had prime ministers. In an unmistakably forthright communication, European football’s governing body hit back as its meeting with […]

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Cokayne ready for school reunion in heat of Rugby World Cup final battle

For one secondary school in rural Manawatu to be supplying three players in the same Rugby World Cup final is notable in itself. Even more remarkable is the fact that one of the trio, Amy Cokayne, will be wearing a white jersey, aiming to be “the villain” who dashes her friends’ childhood dreams of Eden […]

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Jones worried about Lawes’ health with player likely to be out until Six Nations

Eddie Jones has admitted he is worried about Courtney Lawes’s health due to a head injury and does not expect to see the Northampton flanker return to the England fold before next year’s Six Nations. Lawes has not played for Northampton since sustaining a head injury on 24 September and though he was named in […]

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Ben Stokes fires up England for ‘do or die’ World Cup showdown with India

Ben Stokes says England will be bold in attack when they face India in their T20 World Cup semi-final, with the allrounder insisting that no one will take a backward step in what is set to be a full-throttle, high scoring encounter. Though Adelaide sits mid-table when the grounds in this tournament are ranked by […]

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FIA president condemns death threats against race steward Silvia Bellot

The president of the FIA Mohammed ben Sulayem has condemned death threats made against a Formula One race steward and warned that the toxic abuse directed at FIA staff and volunteers threatens to “destroy” the sport. As F1 reels under an onslaught of often poisonous online abuse between fans of different drivers, Ben Sulayem revealed […]

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FSG’s eye for investment in ‘best interest’ of Liverpool, insists Lijnders

Pep Lijnders says Fenway Sports Group is acting in Liverpool’s best interest by seeking new investors for the club, with the assistant manager insisting Jürgen Klopp’s team are not distracted by the news. On Monday the Boston-based company said Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley had been instructed to attract fresh investment. Lijnders, speaking before Wednesday’s […]

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Sri Lanka Cricket investigating ‘various alleged incidents’ during T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka Cricket is investigating “various alleged incidents” at the T20 World Cup following Danushka Gunathilaka being accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Sydney last week. Gunathilaka was arrested at the Sri Lanka team hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning and charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent following a […]