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Wallaroos edge Wales to book place in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

The Wallaroos have booked themselves a World Cup quarter-final berth after stampeding through Wales 13-7 in Whangarei to secure their second-successive win of the tournament and lock themselves into the tournament’s final eight. Iliseva Batibasaga’s first-half try, eight points from Lori Cramer’s boot and a dominant display at the breakdown were the cornerstones of the […]

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Pep Guardiola apologises for Manchester City fans’ chants at Anfield

Pep Guardiola has apologised for chants about the Hillsborough and Heysel disasters from Manchester City supporters during their loss to Liverpool last Sunday but says he did not hear them. The match at Anfield was marred by the songs from the away end and City fans scrawling graffiti inside the stadium in relation to the […]

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Ten Hag warns Ronaldo must meet ‘certain standards’ or face backlash

Erik ten Hag believes Manchester United fans would be justified in turning on Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward refused to come on as a substitute and walked off down the tunnel during Wednesday’s win over Tottenham. Ten Hag has suspended the 37-year-old from Saturday’s trip to Chelsea and ordered him to train with the club’s […]

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Antonio Conte says Tottenham players need to ‘waste time’ when suffering

Antonio Conte wants his Tottenham players to use the dark arts to manage periods of suffering during matches. The manager, who is preparing for Sunday’s home game against Newcastle, has had time to reflect on Wednesday’s sobering 2-0 defeat at Manchester United. Conte did not feel that the first half was as negative as he […]

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin can help Everton’s goal threat, says Lampard

Frank Lampard believes a fit-again Dominic Calvert-Lewin will help Everton address the lack of goals and creativity that has hindered his team this season. The England international, 25, made his first start of the campaign at Newcastle on Wednesday, when Everton suffered a third successive Premier League defeat. Lampard’s team did not have a shot […]

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Klopp awaits punishment for improper conduct at Manchester City game

Jürgen Klopp will discover the severity of his punishment for being sent off against Manchester City next week after responding to a Football Association charge of improper conduct. The Liverpool manager did not disclose his response to the FA when asked at a press conference on Friday but is understood to have accepted the charge […]

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Australia rip through Scotland in 84-0 Rugby League World Cup thrashing

One of Coventry’s best-known historical figures is Lady Godiva who, as legend tells it, famously rode through the English city naked on horseback in protest at high taxes in the 11th century. On Friday night it was the Kangaroos who stormed through the town, fully dressed of course, and caught the eye as they slaughtered […]