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Jimmy Anderson ready for New Zealand battle with eye on record England cap

Jimmy Anderson approaches the latest milestones of his record-breaking career with an acknowledgment of his good fortune regarding injury and an insistence that his preference has always been to do it the hard way. Anderson’s 19th summer as a Test cricketer begins with him one cap from equalling Alastair Cook’s England record of 161, while […]

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Ivan Toney, Brentford’s smooth operator, leads the way at Wembley

The last time Brentford played in the top flight, the future Queen Elizabeth II had yet to announce her engagement to Philip Mountbatten; Charlie Chaplin was being threatened with deportation from the United States for suggesting that capitalism caused wars; and Derby County were about to make Billy Steel the subject of British football’s first […]

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Thomas Frank hopes Brentford’s promotion helps other clubs to dream

Thomas Frank said Brentford’s fairytale promotion to the Premier League should encourage clubs across the world to dare to dream, after they returned to the top flight for the first time in 74 years. Brentford’s victory over Swansea City in the Championship play‑off final is worth £178m but Frank said they will not stray from […]

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Eating disorders and energy deficiency: athletes straddle fine line in pursuit of goals

When cyclist Shannon Malseed stood atop the podium, victorious after winning her first Australian National Road Race Championships in 2018, she was grinning with the taste of success and the leanest she had ever been. But on the inside, Malseed was hurting, and often starving hungry. “I just thought that that’s what I needed to […]

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Chelsea win Champions League after Kai Havertz stuns Manchester City

When Thomas Tuchel was given the job of reviving Chelsea at the end of January, he wanted to return them to next season’s Champions League via a top-four Premier League finish. The notion that he might actually win the thing for only the second time in the club’s history was ludicrous. Not any more. On […]

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Crazed conductor Pep Guardiola sees Champions League dream fall apart

At the final whistle in the Estádio do Dragão, as the air whooshed out through the stadium roof and the night sky crackled with a weird, irresistible energy, Pep Guardiola wandered off into a patch of green space and stood watching. He edged away from the capering figures skirting him tactfully like a hazard in […]

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Miami Heat swept out of playoffs by Bucks one year after NBA finals run

There was no raucous celebration. No histrionics, no big on-court party when the final horn sounded and Milwaukee had officially vanquished its playoff loss to Miami from last season. Put simply, the Bucks expected to win. And the last four games showed exactly why. The Bucks-Heat rematch was a mismatch, and Milwaukee became the first […]