Phil Mickelson’s spectacular fall and golf’s infighting over Saudi riches | Phil Mickelson

It may be a stretch to say Phil Mickelson profited from the demise of Tiger Woods. Nonetheless, when Woods became embroiled in a 2009 infidelity scandal Mickelson,…

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Premier League and Carabao Cup final: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Football

1) A planned impromptu drinks break Although it may be coincidence, someone far more observant than this column recently noticed that Southampton appear to have devised a…

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AusCycling says sorry for snapped handlebar debacle at Tokyo Olympics | Cycling

AusCycling has apologised for the snapped handlebar debacle that cost the men’s team pursuit squad its chance of a Tokyo Olympics gold medal. A damning report released…

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How Ben Youngs became England’s ‘squadfather’ on verge of caps record | England rugby union team

When Ben Youngs got married in 2015, his best man, Tom Croft, pulled together a collection of his favourite things Youngs had come out with in the…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan reveals he gets ‘snooker depression’ after matches | Ronnie O’Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan revealed he gets “snooker depression” for a couple of hours following matches after he booked his place in the second round of the European Masters…

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Uefa could strip Russia of Champions League final over Ukraine crisis | Uefa

Uefa is ready to drop St Petersburg as the venue for this year’s Champions League final as the military crisis in Ukraine deepens. The final of Europe’s…

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Novak Djokovic returns to action with solid win over Lorenzo Musetti in Dubai | Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic returned to competition for the first time since his deportation from Australia last month. He played at a high level as he defeated the wildcard…

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Leeds join call for temporary substitutions after Robin Koch head injury | Leeds United

Leeds insist they followed the Premier League’s concussion protocol after Robin Koch sustained a head injury in Sunday’s home defeat by Manchester United and have called for…

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Manu Tuilagi braced to kick up a storm in England’s Wales showdown | England rugby union team

If there is one man England are keen to see back fit and singing the anthems at Twickenham, it is Manu Tuilagi. With the possible exception of…

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The shocking rise of disorder at matches: why is it happening and what can be done? | Football violence

If there’s one thing everyone in English football can currently agree on, it’s that there are unnerving levels of disorder at matches this season. Rules are being…

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