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Liverpool set to sign Ibrahima Konaté for £30.5m from RB Leipzig

Liverpool are set to sign the French central defender Ibrahima Konaté from RB Leipzig, having fought off competition from several other Premier League clubs to agree a five-year deal with the 21-year-old. Jürgen Klopp has followed the former Sochaux player for some time now and Liverpool are ready to pay defender’s release clause of €35m […]

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Rachael Blackmore’s Plan of Attack could be foiled by El Presente

Rachael Blackmore returns to Britain for the first time since winning the Grand National to ride Plan Of Attack in the Bet365 Gold Cup on Saturday afternoon, and the eight-year-old seems likely to start favourite with his rider’s historic success at Aintree still fresh in the memory. The drying ground is an unknown for Henry […]

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‘Absolutely disappointed’: Australian divers slam Fina over Tokyo qualifier

Diving Australia pulled out of the 1-6 May World Cup for safety reasons, meaning Smith and her partner Maddison Keeney will not have the chance to qualify for the Olympics in the synchronised three-metre springboard event. “To have our team’s opportunity to qualify in remaining events removed, due to decisions that oppose one of the […]

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David Moyes calls for Rangers and Celtic to join unified British league system

The West Ham manager, David Moyes, has called for a unified British league pyramid, with Rangers and Celtic in a two-tier Premier League that allows other Scottish clubs a pathway to the English top flight. After England’s big six clubs were forced into a humiliating U-turn after agreeing to join the breakaway tournament, speculation has […]

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Roman Abramovich apologises for Chelsea joining European Super League

Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board “deeply regret” their decision to join the European Super League. Chelsea issued a lengthy statement, on behalf of the “Owner and Board”, laying bare their reasoning for joining the short-lived project. The Blues have admitted their error in joining the Super League on Sunday, only to withdraw on Tuesday […]

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Chelsea’s Emma Hayes prefers WSL and Champions League to breakaway

“I love the Champions League and competing in this competition,” says a relaxed Emma Hayes beforeas she prepares for Chelsea’s semi-final first leg at Bayern Munich on Sunday. The club’s manager is referring candidly to the collapsed European Super League, which threatened to colour the critical fixture. “There’s only one super league, and it’s the […]

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Bristol City’s Mastrantonio levels late at Villa to keep WSL relegation fight tight

Ella Mastrantonio’s last-gasp equaliser rescued a 2-2 draw for Bristol City and denied fellow strugglers Aston Villa a crucial Women’s Super League victory. The hosts opened the scoring in the third minute as Freya Gregory’s inswinging cross found Shania Hayles, who saw her effort saved by Sophie Baggaley but deflected into the net by Meaghan […]