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Why the IOC ban on protests at Tokyo Games is breathtaking hypocrisy | Emma John | Sport

In a memoir published a few months after Arthur Ashe’s death the tennis champion reflected on one of the most famous demonstrations in sporting history. Tommie Smith and John Carlos made their Black Power salute at the Mexico Olympics in 1968, the year that Ashe won the first US Open. …

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‘I didn’t know where to run’: Chelsea’s Champions League win over Bayern revisited | Football

The two teams walk out before kick-off.

When Chelsea take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, first leg on Tuesday it will recall their meeting in the 2012 final, the most glorious night in their history. It had not been an easy season for Chelsea, who had made Roberto Di Matteo caretaker manager after …

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Tyson Fury expects Deontay Wilder rematch rather than Joshua showdown | Sport

Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth.

Tyson Fury is “almost sure” he will face Deontay Wilder for a third time rather than Anthony Joshua in an all-British four-belt unification fight that would crown an undisputed heavyweight champion for the first time in two decades. Fury administered a shocking beatdown of the favoured American knockout merchant to …

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Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder to win WBC heavyweight championship | Sport

Tyson Fury completed the greatest comeback in modern sports history on Saturday night when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in the seventh round to add the WBC’s version of the world heavyweight championship to his own lineal claim to the title. The Gypsy King made good on his promise to …

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The Fiver | As big an affront to the nation’s morals as buying nice stuff for his mum | Football

It’s a two-for-one deal.

A STERLING EFFORT Supporters of smaller clubs have all been there: a star forward excels over a period of time, incites gossip and interest from the game’s giants, attempts are made to “unsettle” them and before you know it they’re posing suggestively with potential suitors’ memorabilia. So sympathy, please, for …

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Olivier Giroud enlivens Chelsea and Tottenham’s mediocrity derby | Jonathan Liew | Football

There was still plenty to love, of course. There always is in this fixture: whatever the standard, whatever the stakes. Here, it was Chelsea’s two smartly taken left-footed goals, the first a sharp chance for the irrepressible Olivier Giroud, the second a thunderous finish by Marcos Alonso, a player who …

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Patrick van Aanholt’s stunner fires Crystal Palace to victory over Newcastle | Football

This stadium has never been a particularly happy hunting ground for Steve Bruce. Almost 20 years since he walked out on Crystal Palace when they were top of the table in the Championship so he could rejoin Birmingham, a stunning free-kick from former Sunderland player Patrick van Aanholt condemned 10-man …

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Pep Guardiola asks: ‘Do you still doubt us?’ after win at Leicester | Football

There had been suggestions that Manchester City had slightly lost their focus as the gap to Liverpool increased to unmanageable proportions, but after their dogged victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, Pep Guardiola insisted he had never questioned the spirit in his side. “Ask me …

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Old Trafford picked to stage grand opening of Women’s Euro 2021 | Football

The Football Association and Uefa are making an ambitious attempt to break the women’s European Championship attendance record in next year’s opening game by holding England’s first match at Old Trafford. The Lionesses will step out in the 76,000-capacity venue on 7 July, in 500 days’ time, before completing their …

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Justin Thomas leads clutch of top names into final round in Mexico | Sport

It is doubtful that stirring Saturdays are essential as mainstream golf seeks to swat aside the threat from a breakaway tour. Still, they cannot do any harm. As debate rages about whether the sport’s uppermost echelon in current form carries enough appeal, Mexico City provided the backdrop to some timely …

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