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Bournemouth win on top-flight return as Lerma and Moore sink Aston Villa

Perhaps Scott Parker’s frank forewarning was a feat of kidology. Bournemouth’s manager did not sugarcoat his words in the buildup to their first Premier League game in two years, saying his squad was under-resourced and weaker than the one promoted from the Championship. The reality is Bournemouth totally outsmarted an Aston Villa team fresh from […]

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Schär and Wilson strike to give Newcastle winning start against Forest

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for NUFC and we’re feeling good,” read a giant banner unfurled in the Gallowgate End before kick off. Nottingham Forest’s initial obduracy would test the optimism of the legions of Newcastle fans buying into that message but, well before 5pm, Fabian Schär’s superlative […]

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Lionesses’ legacy at risk as school PE fails girls, experts warn

Twelve years of Tory government have had a disastrous impact on girls’ sport in schools, experts have said, warning that last weekend’s women’s Euro victory will be squandered unless drastic action is taken. In the past 10 years, 42,000 hours of PE lessons have been lost in secondaries – with girls the most affected – […]

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Brenden Aaronson inspires Leeds to comeback victory over Wolves

Brenden Aaronson’s only disappointment from his Premier League debut is that he will not be attributed with the winner, not that he will accept it was an own goal. Jesse Marsch made the American his first Leeds signing, getting his compatriot to join six days after they scraped Premier League survival. The forward showed everything […]

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Australia outclass England to reach Commonwealth Games netball final

England surrendered their Commonwealth Games title after falling 60-51 to the world No 1s, Australia, in the semi-final. It was a repeat of the gold-medal match from four years ago, but this time the Diamonds came out on top. They seized the game from start and never relinquished their grip, leaving England to now tackle […]

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Ashleigh Buhai closes in on Women’s Open title after taking five-shot lead

Just when a glimmer of hope had been provided to the field, Ashleigh Buhai slammed the door shut in the style of a champion. Buhai’s third shot to Muirfield’s par-five 17th had sailed long of the green. She had a dicey chip remaining. Not content to trickle her ball towards the hole and save par, […]

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Jorginho on the spot to earn Chelsea hard-fought opening win at Everton

It was not a statement performance to launch a new season under ambitious new owners yet Chelsea found rare encouragement at Everton nevertheless. “Maybe it was not the most exciting game in the history of the Premier League,” Thomas Tuchel massively under-stated; “But a win is a win is a win.” A potentially significant one, […]