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‘Gutted’ Kieran Tierney cursing luck and desperate to face England

It was not supposed to be this way. When Scotland qualified for Euro 2020, Kieran Tierney was earmarked as one of the stars of the team. The nation’s return to a major tournament was viewed as Tierney’s latest chance to display his talents on a grand stage. Instead, when Scotland took on the Czech Republic […]

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Diplomatic Rashford relishing ‘strange’ England reunion with McTominay

Ruling out becoming prime minister, discussing Barack Obama and leadership, professing confidence his philanthropy will one day cause societal change, and, oh, how England are scared of “no team” at Euro 2020. Welcome to the vibrant orbit of the impressive Marcus Rashford, who 48 hours before the meeting with Scotland on Friday discourses easily on […]

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Renato Sanches’ career rehabilitation highlighted by Portugal cameo

It was only a glimpse, 14 minutes and 42 seconds to be exact, but a late cameo in Portugal’s defeat of Hungary nevertheless amounted to another important step in the rehabilitation of Renato Sanches. Portugal’s defence of the title will be strengthened further should his career come full circle at Euro 2020. After an increasingly […]

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Australian swimming’s ‘incredible’ depth of talent showcased in Olympic trials

Emma McKeon admits being surprised by her stunning ascension as Australia’s top 100-metre freestyler. McKeon has taken the mantle from Cate Campbell, whose emotions ranged from relief to ecstasy at making her fourth Olympic team. McKeon has beaten Campbell three times in the past two months – the latest on Wednesday night at Australia’s Olympic […]

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Battered Paul Gallen weighs up boxing career after falling to Justis Huni onslaught

Battered, broken and beaten for the first time, Paul Gallen admits he may have had his last professional fight after suffering a savage belting from budding heavyweight star Justis Huni. Boxing commentators are calling for Gallen to put away the gloves for his own health and wellbeing after Huni put the 39-year-old through a 10-round […]

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Olympic champion Simone Manuel fails to make 100m freestyle final at US trials

In the biggest surprise yet at the US swimming trials, reigning Olympic champion and two-time defending world champion Simone Manuel failed to advance from the semi-finals in the 100m freestyle Thursday night. Manuel – who made history in Rio when she became the first African American woman to win an individual swimming gold medal, then […]

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Grieving Matt Wilson gets late reprieve to make Australia’s Olympic swimming team

Matt Wilson says he is struggling to come to terms with his selection for the Australian swimming team after an emotional roller-coaster ride at the Olympic trials culminated in a last-minute reprieve and a place in the squad for the Tokyo Games. Wilson, a former world record holder, cut an emotional figure in the pool […]