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Leon Bailey earns Aston Villa point after Haaland strikes for Manchester City

Aston Villa may have been unable to halt Erling Haaland but Steven Gerrard’s side prevented the striker from running riot and Manchester City taking victory. Stopping Haaland was a daunting prospect in itself but, given the way City have eviscerated opponents of late, this represented an impressive retort by Villa, who levelled through Leon Bailey’s […]

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Serena Williams found it difficult to say goodbye: the elite of the elite usually do

Maybe the first clue that retirement was going to be difficult for Serena Williams came in her first-person essay in Vogue, where she couldn’t even bring herself to say the word. Then there were the interviews throughout her month-long valedictory leading up to and during the US Open, where she deftly sidestepped direct questions and […]

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Championship roundup: Norwich sweep Coventry aside to go top

Norwich made it five consecutive league wins to go top of the Championship with a 3-0 win against Coventry. Teemu Pukki fired his side into the lead 15 minutes into the game before Josh Sargent scored his fifth goal of the season to double the lead. The substitute Kieran Dowell capped off a strong afternoon […]

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Marizanne Kapp guides Invincibles to victory over Brave in Hundred final

Anyone who thinks that short-format cricket is a batter’s game might want to check in with the record crowd of 20,840 at Lord’s on Saturday: 12 wickets fell and nobody managed to score more than 37 runs. That honour went to Marizanne Kapp, who somehow dragged Oval Invincibles across the line against Southern Brave to […]

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‘It’s been a fun ride’: tears and tributes as Serena Williams ‘evolves’ out of tennis

Serena Williams doesn’t much like the word “retirement”. The 40-year-old athlete thinks it sounds old-fashioned. She prefers to say that she is in “transition”, although she’s well aware that’s a sensitive concept in 2022, so generally when she’s asked about what’s next for her, Williams settles on “evolution”. Whichever term she chooses, the undeniable facts […]

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Virgil van Dijk should have seen red for Onana tackle in derby, says Lampard

Frank Lampard claimed Virgil van Dijk should have been sent off for serious foul play as Everton and Liverpool drew for the ninth time in 12 Premier League games at Goodison Park. The Liverpool defender was only booked for a 76th minute foul that caught Everton midfielder Amadou Onana high on the shin. VAR, having […]