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Martínez is now standing tall after a difficult start at Manchester United

First Gianluca Scamacca shot from 10 yards and Lisandro Martínez’s body was in the way, then the two darted for the looping ball, the Italian striker with a raised right boot and the centre-back head first. Martínez won the race to end the attack. His reward was a boot in the face, not that he […]

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England almost certain to face Papua New Guinea for place in semi-finals

England will almost certainly face Papua New Guinea in the Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals after a day when the lineup of the other three last-eight ties was finalised, including a mouthwatering showdown between heavyweights Tonga and Samoa. Shaun Wane’s side have won all three of their games so far to finish top of Group […]

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Denver Broncos edge past Jaguars as quality takes backseat to passion

Marino is ready for the snap, he stands, surveys the field, the pass soars through the Wembley mist and Jerry Jeudy makes the grab. Marino is delirious. The Broncos are about to snatch a 21-17 win from the jaws of defeat. Marino is a teenage Miami fan in the stands? Confused, good. Welcome to the […]

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Alex Goode sets record as Saracens defeat Sale in top of the table clash

Alex Goode’s enduring brilliance was acclaimed by his director of rugby, Mark McCall, as he celebrated making a record 339th appearance for the unbeaten leaders Saracens by inspiring them to victory over Sale. Goode ran in a devastating solo try to help break Sale’s early control and produced an array of influential touches in attack, […]

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Marcus Rashford brings up century as Manchester United beat West Ham

Marcus Rashford’s 100th Manchester United goal was a majestic header that propelled them to the points and came before a watching Gareth Southgate. If the England manager can be grateful to Erik ten Hag for revitalising the forward before the World Cup, the main story here concerned how the Dutchman continues to elevate United. Rashford […]

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Wasps’ administrators confirm consortium’s offer has been accepted

Wasps’ joint administrators have confirmed that an offer has been accepted from a consortium including members of the Wasps Legends. The Coventry-based club – who have won the Premiership four times and the European Cup twice, went into administration on 17 October. The Rugby Football Union made a statement on Friday confirming Wasps’ suspension from […]

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Coventry reach HMRC agreement to cover stadium cashflow shortfall

Coventry have reached a “Time to pay” agreement with HM Revenue & Customs following “cashflow imbalances” caused by early-season match postponements. The first four games of the Sky Blues’ campaign were affected when the pitch at the Coventry Building Society (CBS) Arena was deemed “unsafe and unplayable”, with three games postponed and a Carabao Cup […]