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Australia men’s cricket team set to tour Pakistan for first time in 24 years

Australia’s men’s cricket team are set to tour Pakistan for the first time since 1998, to play a series of three Test matches, three one-day internationals and one T20 international game in March and April 2022. The Tests will form part of the ICC World Test Championship and will be played in Karachi, Rawalpindi and […]

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Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and City approved for safe standing trial

Five football clubs will take part in a safe standing trial from 1 January 2022, the sports minister Nigel Huddleston has confirmed. Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea in the Premier League, and Cardiff City in the Championship, are the clubs whose applications to operate licensed safe standing areas have been approved. The trial marks […]

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Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Patience is a virtue – but how much is there at Everton?The new Everton manager Jean-Luc Vasseur’s appeal for patience following his team’s 1-0 defeat by Brighton might be seen as optimistic. “The project is long and we need to be patient”, he said. One league game is not enough time to get a team […]

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England’s Jason Roy ruled out of T20 World Cup due to torn calf muscle

England have suffered their second major injury blow at the T20 World Cup after confirmation that Jason Roy has torn a calf muscle and will play no further part in the tournament. Roy limped out of England’s final match of the Super 12 stage against South Africa on Saturday and, as the team prepare to […]

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Rennes hammer Lyon and take aim at Champions League places

On a weekend when the other teams in the mix for the European places stumbled – draws for Monaco and Marseille, a defeat for Nice – Sunday night fixture looked like an appealing one, with Lyon traveling to Rennes. It was no shock that the match would feature so much attacking play but it was […]

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Eddie Jones faces backlash for ‘unfair’ remarks about Emma Raducanu

The England rugby union head coach, Eddie Jones, has received criticism after claiming that Emma Raducanu has been burdened by “distractions” that have affected her form on the court. Jones, who was speaking after England defeated Tonga in the Autumn Nations Series on Saturday, used Raducanu as a cautionary example when discussing the need for […]

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‘They’re in tears’: Northumberland FA acts after abuse of young referees

Spectator abuse of referees has reached such proportions that the officials in one league this weekend staged a wildcat strike and if the bad behaviour continues then playing behind closed doors might be next. The football teams involved all play in an under-10s league and are officiated by younger referees, many of them aged 14-15. […]