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Tottenham hang on to beat Vitesse in Antonio Conte’s furious first match

Three goals to the good inside 28 minutes, it felt as though Antonio Conte was set fair to enjoy himself in his first game in charge of Tottenham. But that

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Mason Greenwood opted out of England selection until next year, says Southgate

Gareth Southgate has revealed that Mason Greenwood asked not to be considered for selection by England during the first half of this season and Jude Bellingham requested that he be

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Eddie Jones retains same ingredients but promises new flavour for England

Since assuming control – and control has been very much the operative word – as England’s head coach, Eddie Jones has experimented with a variety of different selectorial flavours. Vanilla,

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Sanders inspires as Australia storm into Billie Jean King Cup semi-finals

Storm Sanders says that inspiring Australia to seal a shock berth in the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup – the World Cup of women’s tennis – is like

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Australia’s feelgood factor returns as crushing win strengthens T20 World Cup position

If Australia’s Twenty20 team and World Cup campaign were each flat after being steamrolled by England a few nights ago, they each received a fair amount of reinflation by Thursday’s

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Michael Vaughan denies accusations of racism made by Azeem Rafiq

The former Yorkshire and England captain Michael Vaughan has revealed he has been accused of racism by Azeem Rafiq but strongly denies the claim. Vaughan, writing in his column for

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Antonio Conte arrives and gets first view of Tottenham the pantomime

Buongiorno, Antonio. On Tuesday the official Spurs Twitter account had briefly provoked online mirth by greeting their new head coach in Spanish, before hastily correcting the error and acclaiming him

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