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‘A slap in the face’: NFL hits Washington with $10m fine after misconduct probe

The NFL has fined the Washington Football Team $10m (£7.27) and owner Dan Snyder is stepping away from day-to-day operations for several months after an independent investigation found the organization’s workplace “highly unprofessional”, especially for women. The team was not stripped of any draft picks and no formal suspensions were handed out as part of […]

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Haitian football in turmoil as chairman of Fifa-appointed committee quits

Jacques Letang has resigned as the chairman of the normalisation committee appointed by Fifa to restore order to the Fédération Haïtienne de Football (FHF). Letang, the president of Haiti’s bar federation who has worked for Unicef, was appointed as chairman of the committee at the start of February by Fifa’s ethics committee after former FHF […]

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Joe Marchant tips Harlequins teammate Marcus Smith to shine for England

Not so long ago there was a regular reminder from Eddie Jones and his players that England wanted to put smiles on people’s faces amid the hardship of the pandemic. It was clearly a well-intentioned message but the problem was the quality of England’s performances last autumn and most of this year’s Six Nations did […]

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British teenager Emma Raducanu extends thrilling Wimbledon debut

In the 44 years since Virginia Wade became the most recent British woman to win Wimbledon, there have been many excellent performances from outstanding prospects at the All England Club. Not all of them have gone on to have big careers but in Emma Raducanu, we may just have uncovered the genuine article. The 18-year-old […]

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Roger Federer coasts past Richard Gasquet as crowd savour his presence

The Wimbledon crowd gave Roger Federer his first standing ovation of the day just for making it safely out on to court, and his second, one hour and 53 minutes later, for making it safely off again. In between he defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets, 7‑6 (1), 6-1, 6-4. It was not one of […]

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UK residents have tickets cancelled for England’s Euro 2020 Rome quarter-final

England fans resident in the UK who had precious tickets for the Euro 2020 quarter-final have seen them cancelled at the request of the Italian government. Fears that fans would travel to Italy for the match against Ukraine on Saturday and ignore a five-day Covid quarantine period led authorities to ask Uefa to take back […]

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‘Normal’ Jack Grealish revelling in role as England fans’ favourite

Jack Grealish saunters over, a little tousled, looking as if he has just woken, which he confirms he has. It is 4.30pm at St George’s Park, the England midfielder is late for his media interview – actually he is really late – and, deadlines being deadlines, his audience is shifting uncomfortably. “Yeah, every day, I […]