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Rory McIlroy aims dig at Greg Norman after retaining Canadian Open title

Rory McIlroy hit a superb final round of 62 to retain his RBC Canadian Open title before taking aim at Greg Norman, the figurehead of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series. McIlroy, who started the day in a share of the lead with Tony Finau, hit 10 birdies in his eight-under-par round to finish two shots […]

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The people making a difference: the football coach bringing generations together

In February 2015, Niyah Campbell was studying for a master’s degree in health psychology at Aston University in Birmingham. His supervisor suggested that, for his research project, he might like to carry out a study into whether walking football – which plays the game at a slower pace – made sport accessible for older adults. […]

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County cricket: Lancashire and Surrey on top as T20 Blast delivers thrills

Ball one: Roses match provides treats for everyoneLancashire stayed top of the North Group after a Headingley Roses match that (not for the first time) showcased exactly why the ECB was lauded for its imagination when it invented – OK, adapted from recreational cricket – the Twenty20 format in 2003. There was a big crowd, […]

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‘A proud day’: Erling Haaland completes £51.5m Manchester City move

Erling Haaland’s transfer to Manchester City has been confirmed by the Premier League champions, with the striker describing it as “a proud day for me and my family” and saying he has joined the perfect club. Haaland’s father, Alfie, played for City in the early 2000s and the 21-year-old has joined from Borussia Dortmund after […]

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Darwin Núñez: a rampaging bull who should be an ideal fit for Liverpool

If you think the pressure of a transfer to one of the world’s elite clubs for a fee that could reach £85m might weigh on Darwin Núñez, then you have a lot to learn about Liverpool’s new centre-forward. The Uruguayan, who completed his move to the club on Tuesday, was always ready for this. His […]

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Gaga Slonina: why the US teenager is prized by some of Europe’s top clubs

America has never had a problem producing quality goalkeepers. Tim Howard, Brad Friedel, Kasey Keller and Brad Guzan all enjoyed long spells in the Premier League and the next name to join that list may have emerged. Indeed, many expect Gabriel ‘Gaga’ Slonina, the Chicago Fire No 1 who has already started 25 MLS matches […]

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Kiera Austin returns to Diamonds squad for Commonwealth Games

Thirteen months after her knee gave way in a Super Netball game, Kiera Austin has reached her career’s highest point, headlining Australia’s gold-seeking netball team at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Melbourne Vixens shooter Austin, 24, is the only player who didn’t feature in January’s Quad Series triumph to crack the 12-player Diamonds squad, capping off […]