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Brentford turn up the heat on dismal Manchester United in 4-0 humiliation

Manchester United are in crisis. There can be little doubt. Beyond the bare statistics of becoming the first United manager to lose their first two matches since 1921 and presiding over the worst start to a Premier League season in 30 years, Erik ten Hag’s reputation is already tattered. He will need to be an […]

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All Blacks ease pressure on coach Ian Foster with away win over Springboks

David Havili and Scott Barrett scored late tries as New Zealand eased the pressure on their coach, Ian Foster, with a stirring comeback victory over the world champions in Johannesburg. The All Blacks captain, Sam Cane, who has also been under severe scrutiny back home after three successive defeats, and the hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho also […]

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Has Nottingham Forest’s sudden ascent led to too many changes?

When was it that alarm bells began to ring? Was it when Omar Richards arrived from Bayern Munich for £8.5m to become Nottingham Forest’s sixth summer signing? Was it Lewis O’Brien’s £6m switch from Huddersfield? Or perhaps Remo Freuler, signed this past week from Atalanta for £7.6m, was one signing too many – and that […]

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‘The starting point was zero’: Chelsea’s Emma Hayes marks 10 years of glory and growth

“I feel like I don’t need to shout the loudest any more,” says Emma Hayes. On Sunday, Hayes celebrates 10 years at Chelsea, and the manager has had to do a lot of shouting to push the development of the women’s game and grow her own team. When Hayes walked into the club’s Cobham training […]

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Championship roundup: QPR keeper scores last-gasp leveller at Sunderland

The QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng scored a stoppage-time equaliser to force a 2-2 draw at Sunderland in the Championship. Dieng headed home deep into time added on to complete a remarkable comeback by Michael Beale’s team. Sunderland were 2-0 up and coasting towards a win after first-half goals from Ross Stewart and Ellis Simms. But […]

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British rowing bounces back with four golds in European Championships

Glorious history placed a weighty burden on the shoulders of the UK’s rowers at the Tokyo Olympics. A measly return of one silver and bronze was as good as sinking without a trace. Tough questions were asked, and a refit undertaken. Four golds on a single sunny morning at the European Championships in Munich on […]

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Aleksandar Mitrovic denied from spot in Fulham’s goalless draw at Wolves

The Wolves goalkeeper José Sá ensured his side took a point by saving Aleksandar Mitrovic’s late penalty in a goalless draw against Fulhamat Molineux. Mitrovic, who scored twice last week in Fulham’s opening-day draw against Liverpool, was handed the chance to snatch all three points for his side in the 81st minute when the referee, […]