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Torres finding happiness at Manchester City key to good form, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has revealed that Ferran Torres’s form suffered when the Manchester City forward became “upset at the world” but after changing his mindset the Spaniard is back to his best. After being signed last summer for €27m (£24.5m) from Valencia, Torres scored in each of his opening three Champions League matches but struggled to […]

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Casual, practical, inspirational: Australia’s uniform for Tokyo Olympics unveiled

Australia’s Olympians will sport a casual but practical uniform at the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Games in a design that has avoided some of the fashion faux pas witnessed in previous years. Athletes who will parade around the Olympic stadium when the delayed Games officially open on 23 July have been spared the same […]

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Australian bowlers insist they had no knowledge of Cape Town ball tampering

Australia’s bowling group from the Cape Town Test match in 2018 has responded after comments made by teammate Cameron Bancroft, insisting they had no knowledge of the ball tampering which resulted in bans for Bancroft, David Warner and Steve Smith. Speaking to the Guardian last week, Bancroft was asked directly if Australia’s bowlers knew about […]

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Roy Hodgson to leave Crystal Palace and retire as a manager at end of season

Roy Hodgson is preparing for an emotional farewell after deciding “the time is right” to step down from Crystal Palace at the end of the season and retire as a manager. Hodgson, who began his coaching career in Sweden in 1976 and went on to manage England between 2012 and 2016, will take charge of […]

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Mets’ Kevin Pillar given CT scan after taking 95mph fastball to face

The New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar appeared to escape serious injury on Monday night after taking a 95 mph fastball to the face during his team’s victory over the Atlanta Braves. With the bases loaded in the seventh, Pillar was hit square in the face by the fastball from Jacob Webb. The veteran outfielder […]

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Mikel Arteta sad to see David Luiz leave Arsenal at end of season

Mikel Arteta feels “sadness” at the prospect of losing David Luiz, who will depart Arsenal at the end of June after two seasons. The 33-year-old has agreed to leave when his contract expires, marking the first step in what is expected to be an extensive revamp of Arsenal’s squad. Arteta suggested the decision to part […]

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Serena Williams’ French Open preparations hit by defeat in Parma

Serena Williams’s preparations for the French Open suffered another blow with defeat by Katerina Siniakova in the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma. The former world No 1 took a wild card into the tournament to give her more matches on clay after defeat by Nadia Podoroska in her first match in the Italian Open in Rome […]