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Haircuts to a kit-off: how Premier League clubs are filling void for fans | Football

Dele Alli, left, and Son Heung-min feature in Tottenham’s offering, playing foot golf.

Friday is Fernando Torres’s birthday but forget about Chelsea’s Twitter feed celebrating that goal against Barcelona (cue Gary Neville’s “oooooooooooooooohhhhh!” co-commentary) and meet Sheldon Edwards, proprietor of HD Cutz, a “professional barber” and star of this week’s episode of Out of the Blue. The YouTube show may be the current …

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The Fiver | In need of leadership and guidance as we ‘work’ from home | Football

Rebekah Stott and Steph Catley of Melbourne City with the flamin’ W-League trophy.

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE Day six. With our three emergency ideas long since used up and the world’s favourite football email’s “lodger”, Freeloader Mate Who Claimed It’ll Only Be For A Few Days Nine Years Ago Fiver, reclining on the sofa in his tracky-bees, unironically working his way through that five-year …

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‘B-U-M-M-E-R’: National Spelling Bee called off due to coronavirus outbreak | Sport

The Scripps National Spelling Bee won’t be held as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus. Scripps announced the decision Friday morning, citing recommendations against large gatherings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ongoing state of emergency in Maryland. The bee was scheduled to start on …

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Tokyo Olympics should be postponed, says UK Athletics chairman | Sport

The chairman of UK Athletics, the sport’s national governing body, has become the most senior British figure yet to call for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo to be postponed because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Nic Coward, who has also held senior roles at the Premier League, Football …

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English football should prepare for a new financial reality after coronavirus | Football

Ruben Loftus-Cheek poses with fans after Chelsea’s match against Everton in the Premier League 2.

The decision of Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous to lay off all non-playing staff at the club may look drastic, but he is unlikely to be the last owner to voluntarily lower his club’s status. English football is going to have to press the reset button in light of the coronavirus …

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‘Excited, humble and hungry’: Tom Brady signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Sport

Todd Gurley

Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, saying he is embarking on a “new football journey”. The 42-year-old quarterback who spent the first 20 years of his career with the New England Patriots announced his decision Friday in an Instagram post …

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Rob Chakraverty stands down as England men’s team doctor | Football

The England football team doctor Rob Chakraverty has quit his role at the Football Association. His resignation comes less than a month after his position came under intense scrutiny after questions were raised about a controversial infusion given to Mo Farah during Dr Chakraverty’s previous job at UK Athletics. Documents …

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The Joy of Six: football pantomime villains | Paul Doyle | Football

Danny Tiatto

1) Pepe A distinction must be drawn between “football pantomime villains” and real-life villains associated with football, such as Uday Hussein, Robert Maxwell or Lee Hughes, men who have committed misdeeds too grave for any enjoyment to be had from contemplating them. What we are dealing with here, then, is …

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Serie A clubs, players and fans raise millions of euros to fight coronavirus | Football

Italian football clubs, players and fans have raised millions of euros to support the country’s stretched health system amid the devastating coronavirus outbreak. Thursday was one of the bleakest days in Italy’s battle against Covid-19 as the death toll rose to 3,405, overtaking China as the highest number of fatalities …

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My favourite game: Costa Rica v Brazil, 2002 World Cup | Sport

A toilet-shaped house built by sanitation activist Sim Jae-duck in order to celebrate the establishment of the World Toilet Association in 2007. It houses Haewoojae museum, in Suwon, south of Seoul and he named it Haewoojae, which means “a house to relive one’s concerns”, a term used in temples when referring to the toilets

What is your happiest memory? Go on, comb those memory banks, give them a good sift, see what falls out. Now, hold that thought. Though I have seen many more football matches on television than I have live (but there have been a few of those), the idea of picking …

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