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Foden thunderbolt puts Manchester City in semis after Dortmund scare

Manchester City ended in ecstatic mood and with mission accomplished: a semi-final berth where they meet Paris Saint-German and which keeps alive their tilt at an unprecedented quadruple. This is the furthest City have journeyed under Pep Guardiola and only a second appearance in the Champions League last four, following the defeat by Real Madrid […]

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Liverpool rue missed chances as Real Madrid end Champions League hopes

Ultimately the Anfield factor was not the vital missing ingredient from Liverpool’s attempted rescue mission against Real Madrid. It was the finish. Jürgen Klopp’s side performed with the energy of 55,000 fans seemingly behind them but a wasteful night in front of Thibaut Courtois’s goal enabled the Spanish champions to escape the punishment that has […]

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Norwich seal Premier League return after Brentford and Swansea are held

Norwich City’s top-flight return was guaranteed before they lost 3-1 to Bournemouth after Brentford and Swansea both failed to win. Norwich took an early lead through Emi Buendía, but a 17th-minute red card for Dimitris Giannoulis left them exposed. Bournemouth took the points with goals from Sam Surridge, Arnaut Danjuma and Lloyd Kelly. Earlier on […]

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Kyle Chalmers and Ariarne Titmus win at Australian swimming championships

The king and queen of Australian swimming have both delivered confidence-building performances on the first day of finals at the national championships on the Gold Coast. Ariarne Titmus made the most of fastest qualifier Emma McKeon’s withdrawal to claim the women’s 200m freestyle title on Thursday at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Olympic 100m champion […]

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Hockeyroos stars win appeal over axing but Olympics selection no guarantee

The Olympic hopes of Hockeyroos stars Rachael Lynch and Georgina Morgan remain up in the air despite winning the appeal over their controversial axing from the 2021 squad. Hockeyroos players threatened to strike after Lynch, the 2019 international goalkeeper of the year, and former captain Morgan were left off the 2021 contract list. An independent […]

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Wimbledon set to have new 8,000-seat show court from 2030

A new 8,000-seat show court will be part of Wimbledon’s expansion into neighbouring parkland. The second consultation document on plans for the All England Club’s use of the 73-acre site sets out a broad picture of how it will look. The new show court, which will have a retractable roof and be set within a […]

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Footballers’ unions say concussion trial has jeopardised some players’ safety

The Professional Footballers’ Association and Fifpro, the global players’ union, have called on football’s lawmakers to consider launching trials into temporary concussion substitutes to better protect players who sustain head injuries. In December the game’s rule-making body Ifab gave the go-ahead for trials of permanent concussion substitutes following which the Premier League and Women’s Super […]