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‘A perfect analogy for cricket’: Tudor, Atherton and Jonassen on Test 99s

Numbers come with their own individual baggage. Lucky seven and unlucky 13. Three is a magic number, but also a crowd. Sixteen is sweet and life begins at 40. History

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Southgate needs to find right moments to let England’s young stars off leash

Gareth Southgate has arguably the most exciting array of young English talent available to a national team manager at a major tournament in recent memory. Others might get overexcited with

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The beautiful chaos of the USA-Mexico rivalry has returned

The final of the Concacaf Nations League did not have the most auspicious build-up. Delayed for several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic – and awkwardly wedged between the end

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End-of-season ratings emphasise Ireland’s dominance of jumps season

Ireland’s recent dominance of National Hunt racing was underlined once again on Tuesday when the official ratings for 2020-21 revealed that six of the top eight chasers last season, and

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Zidansek and Pavlyuchenkova reach French Open semis after epic battles

Never before in the open era history of women’s tennis, an unpredictable sport even in regular times, had six of the final eight players at a major all been first-time

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‘A deep thinker’: Robert Page, the accidental manager of Wales at Euro 2020

Robert Page has not savoured the array of trophies Ryan Giggs did across a glittering playing career but there is no doubting his pride at leading his country at a

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Aaron Rodgers’ rift with Packers deepens as QB skips mandatory training camp

Aaron Rodgers wasn’t with the Green Bay Packers for their first mandatory minicamp session Tuesday, the latest chapter in the standoff between the team and their MVP quarterback. Rodgers also

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