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Leicester will not be ‘exploited’ despite transfer unrest, insists Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has insisted Leicester will not be “exploited” as Premier League rivals continue to chase their players. Chelsea intend to test Leicester’s firm stance that Wesley Fofana is not for sale and Newcastle plan likewise with James Maddison, having had a bid rejected last week of about £40m. Rodgers said that “might just cover […]

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First Europe, next the world: Lionesses set their sights on global domination

The Lionesses have set their sights on winning the World Cup next August after securing England’s first major trophy since 1966. With the silver confetti barely settled on the Euro 2022 triumph, Chloe Kelly, whose goal earned England a historic 2-1 win over Germany, said: “One is not enough – we want more.” Shortly after […]

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‘It will help with equality’: fans revel in England women’s Euro win

Thousands of England supporters old and new poured into Trafalgar Square on Monday, chanting and waving flags after the Lionesses won the Euro 2022 tournament in a victory described as a turning point for women’s football. For Nev Walters, who was with his three daughters in the crowd – his eight-year-old, Tess, propped on his […]

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Australia to lead cycling nations in push for improved safety after shocking crash

Australia is leading a group of cycling nations pushing for better safety measures to prevent a repeat of the horror crash at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, when the English rider Matt Walls was catapulted over the velodrome railings and into the crowd. The AusCycling performance director, Jesse Korf, who is in Birmingham for the […]

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‘A different unit’: England white-ball cricket coach Mott asks for patience

The England white-ball coach, Matthew Mott, has told the team’s fans not to live in the past and asked for “a little bit of patience and a bit of perspective”. Mott said the squad is “a very different unit” to the side that won the World Cup in 2019 under Eoin Morgan and was narrowly […]

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Chelsea close to £50m deal for Manchester City target Marc Cucurella

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Marc Cucurella after telling Brighton they are willing to pay £50m for the left-back. Manchester City’s reluctance to meet Brighton’s asking price for Cucurella, who handed in a transfer request last week, has given Chelsea hope. Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of the Spaniard and Chelsea […]

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Pure joy and a sports bra: the photo that encapsulates England Women’s Euros win

No other word will do but joy. The image of 24-year-old Chloe Kelly whirling her shirt above her head after scoring the Lionesses’ tournament-winning goal against Germany, pursued across the Wembley turf by exultant teammates Jill Scott and Lauren Hemp, exudes – and inspires – a sunny burst of delight. The celebratory shot perfectly captures […]