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Booing England players achieves nothing, argues Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson has said fans booing England’s players for taking the knee achieves nothing and proves the fight against racism is far from over. The row over the anti-racism action has threatened, in England, to overshadow the start of Euro 2020 and has led to Gareth Southgate’s players finding themselves on the end of an […]

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Jordan Henderson spurns Roy Keane’s scorn and targets Croatia revenge

Ever since the surgery, Jordan Henderson knew what he had to do. The Liverpool captain was always optimistic that he would be available for Euro 2020, the specialists and physiotherapists were positive, even if he and they were conscious of the timeframe. The groin injury had come against Everton on 20 February, the operation just […]

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Letesenbet Gidey breaks two-day-old 10,000m world record in super spikes

The extraordinary spate of athletics world records in the super spikes era continued on Tuesday as Letesenbet Gidey smashed the two-day-old women’s 10,000m best, set by Sifan Hassan on Sunday, by more than five seconds. It was the latest in a long line of staggering performances in the game-changing technology, which is reckoned to improve […]

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Phil Foden happy to be called the ‘Stockport Gazza’ after pre-Euros haircut

Phil Foden has said he does not mind being called the “Stockport Gazza” after inviting comparisons to the former England midfielder by dying his hair blond. Foden is one of the most exciting youngsters in England’s squad and he has done nothing to quell the hype by recreating Paul Gascoigne’s bleached look from Euro 96. […]

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ECB to take ‘appropriate action’ after more historical offensive tweets emerge

The England and Wales Cricket Board has pledged to take “relevant and appropriate action” after more historical tweets from England players emerged. Just days after the ECB suspended Ollie Robinson over racist and sexist tweets from 2012 and 2013, Jimmy Anderson was then dragged into the row over a deleted a tweet from 2010. The […]

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Tsitsipas rolls over Medvedev to set up French Open semi-final with Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas continues to play some of the best tennis of his life. For the third consecutive major tournament he will compete for a spot in his maiden final after defeating Daniil Medvedev, the second seed, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5. Tsitsipas, the fifth seed, will face another contemporary and rival, Alexander Zverev, in his second […]

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Rodri: the heir to Busquets now justifying the talent-spotters’ faith

Many great footballers are lost to the game before they are out of their teens. Their road to ruin seems always the same: full of potential, they rise through a club’s youth system and into the first team squad, where they experience something that happens to all people when they are truly thrown in at […]