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Ambitious Kipp Popert desperate for golf to become Paralympic sport

Reaching the esteemed position of a plus-three handicap is arduous enough without the challenges that have come the way of Kipp Popert. Multiple surgeries to make day-to-day life a little easier – never mind by way of assistance with the fulfilment of sporting aspirations – mean Popert has been denied a standard amateur career. Having […]

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‘He’s won everything’: Maguire excited by Varane arrival at Manchester United

Harry Maguire believes Raphaël Varane will provide Manchester United with the winning mentality they need as they attempt to end their four-year wait for a trophy. The World Cup winner completed his £41m move from Real Madrid on Saturday and was unveiled before United kicked off their season with a 5-1 demolition of Leeds. The […]

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Tyler Gilbert makes first MLB start at age of 27 … and throws no-hitter

Tyler Gilbert, an aspiring electrician, delivered a shocker for the history books on Saturday night as he threw a no-hitter on his first big league start. Gilbert struck out Trent Grisham and Ha-Seong Kim in the ninth inning before Tommy Pham lined out to center fielder Ketel Marte to clinch a 7-0 victory for the […]

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Nico Ali Walsh wears gift from grandfather Muhammad Ali in debut win

Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of former heavyweight champion and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, defeated Jordan Weeks by technical knockout in his professional boxing debut on Saturday. Middleweight fighter Ali Walsh is the son of Robert Walsh and Rasheda Ali Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s daughter. The 21-year-old signed a deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Boxing […]

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Australian cricketers free to play IPL after Afghanistan ODI series shelved

Australia’s scheduled one-day international series against Afghanistan in India has been postponed, the cricket boards of the competing countries said on Sunday, leaving players free to fulfil their Indian Premier League commitments. The three one-dayers were supposed to take place ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup but that tournament has now been moved to the […]

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Defiant Steve Bruce aims for Europe but knows Newcastle fans want thrills

It is early on Friday morning, Steve Bruce has just been asked about hope and he looks braced for combat. Can Newcastle’s manager offer the disenchanted and disengaged any reason for optimism? Does he expect to be greeted by rows of empty seats when Newcastle kick off against West Ham at St James’ Park on […]

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‘Each club has its own reality’: Pep Guardiola defends big spending

Pep Guardiola is the big spender whose greatest triumphs came on the cheap, even if it may not make him the poster boy for penury. As he cited his cut-price Champions League wins, the impression he gave is that he sees them as part of football’s rich tapestry. Guardiola is set to become the first […]