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Australia’s surfers seek to justify Olympic selection after rocky start to WSL

The day after Sally Fitzgibbons watched Cathy Freeman win the 400m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics, the nine-year-old donned her wetsuit and sprinted around town. Wearing neoprene in place of Freeman’s iconic space-age suit, Fitzgibbons imagined herself representing Australia at the Olympics. “It sounds bizarre, because there was no pipeline for representing Australia in […]

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Anwar El Ghazi strike lifts Aston Villa and dents Everton’s European hopes

The story of Everton’s season can be told in their last two games. After the historic away win came a demoralising home defeat. After progress came regression. After an opportunity was created, it was wasted. Everton have triumphed at Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal but they have a solitary win in 10 league outings at Goodison […]

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Giovani Lo Celso: ‘Losing the way we did in Zagreb hurt everyone a lot’

For Tottenham, the dream remains alive. Never mind the scorn, they are still on course to force their way into a startup European club competition next season. OK, not that one. Rather – cue the jazz hands – the Uefa Europa Conference League. Giovani Lo Celso knows it is a possibility. If Spurs finish seventh […]

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Hayes dreams of women’s and men’s Champions League double for Chelsea

Emma Hayes believes it would be special for Chelsea’s men’s and women’s teams to enjoy success in their Champions League semi-finals since her club is “all about winning things, not just getting here”. The women host Bayern Munich on Sunday and must overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit, while Chelsea’s men welcome Real Madrid to Stamford […]

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is hopeful Paul Pogba will sign a new contract so Manchester United will not be forced to sell the club’s record signing this summer. The 28-year-old’s terms end in July 2022 and his standout display in Thursday’s 6-2 Europa League semi-final first-leg win over Roma continued Pogba’s best spell of form since […]

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Karen Carney reveals abuse on social media led her to suicidal thoughts

Karen Carney has revealed she contemplated taking her own life after receiving abuse on Twitter. The former England international described how abuse she received in December affected her mental health. Carney had praised Leeds while working on Amazon Prime during their 5-0 win against West Brom but said she was concerned they could “blow up […]

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European roundup: Atlético survive late Elche scare, Real keep up chase

Real Madrid’s Brazilian duo Eder Militão and Casemiro struck in the second half to secure a 2-0 home win over stubborn Osasuna on Saturday and keep the heat on the La Liga leaders, Atlético Madrid. Militao finally prised open the visitors by heading home from a corner in the 76th minute for his first league […]