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Anderson pleads for England to focus on red-ball cricket after Ashes debacle

Jimmy Anderson wants English cricket to row back on its aggressive push towards the white-ball formats in recent years and has insisted it is now down to the senior players

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2021: Harry Kane scores against Germany

When Harry Kane scores, he tends to jump up in celebration before performing a low fist pump. It is controlled, fuss free, the modern-day interpretation of the Alan Shearer outstretched

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Wilson or Carroll? The crucial choice facing Seattle after a disastrous 2021

After a period of unprecedented, sustained success, the Seahawks have bottomed out. Now, they’re at a crossroads. Defeat to the Bears last Sunday dropped the Seahawks to 5-11 on the

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Paulo Sousa leaves Poland job to take over as Flamengo manager

The Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa signed a deal to manage the Rio de Janeiro club Flamengo late on Wednesday, shortly after the Polish Football Association terminated his employment as national

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Liverpool and Chelsea are still title contenders, says Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola refused to write off the title credentials of Chelsea and Liverpool, despite his Manchester City team extending their commanding lead at the top of the Premier League. City’s

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‘I missed it’: Kyrie Irving ‘grateful’ to return to Brooklyn Nets practice

Kyrie Irving doesn’t know when he’ll get his first playing time of the season. The fact that it’s sooner than later is good enough for him right now. Irving returned

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Chris Silverwood to pay price for Ashes failure while Joe Root backed

Chris Silverwood looks set to pay the price for England’s Ashes debacle and, to continue a chastening tour, now faces 10 days of isolation following the emergence of a seventh

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