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Leeds v Liverpool: match preview

The man who made made way for Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United will be afforded quite a welcome party at Elland Road. The Wales winger Daniel James is expected to

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Woakes, Malan and Bairstow withdraw from IPL to prioritise England duty

Chris Woakes, Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow have withdrawn from the Indian Premier League, choosing to put England first before a busy winter that features the T20 World Cup and

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Daniel James can make real Marcelo Bielsa’s dreams of upstaging Liverpool

Imagine a procession of supermodels sashaying down a catwalk. One has been described as “capturing the essence of Leeds United” and is instantly identifiable. The artfully messed-up hair and the

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Odsonne Édouard’s debut double sees Crystal Palace sink 10-man Tottenham

How Patrick Vieira must have savoured this victory. Six games into his tenure at Crystal Palace, a brilliant performance inspired by Wilfried Zaha ended Tottenham’s 100% start to the season

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William Buick and Hurricane Lane storm to St Leger victory

In the 101 years since the first running of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, no St Leger winner has followed up in Paris a few weeks later. Since Nijinsky’s

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England’s summer of frustration does not augur well for unique Ashes series

During the discussions that preceded the postponement of England’s one-day series in South Africa last December, Tom Harrison is said to have sent an email to Ashley Giles, with their

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Valtteri Bottas wins F1 Italian GP sprint race but Max Verstappen takes pole

Valtteri Bottas won the sprint qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix but in a format that is looking unwieldy and turgid he is neither race winner nor does he claim

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