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Cricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’

England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims he was subjected to a racial taunt from an unnamed Australian player during the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series Cricket Australia are to seek clarification from their English counterparts about an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called Osama by an unnamed Australian player during an Ashes test in 2015. Moeen, who is a Muslim, made the allegation in his autobiography, which is being during his Ashes debut in Cardiff. It was a great first Ashes Test in terms…

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Meet Nice Jos: Mourinhos radical rebrand is a welcome move | Barney Ronay

After the Special One and the Grumpy One the Manchester United managers new direction appears to be a popular one There may have been more rivetingly awkward televised football interviews in the last few seasons than Jos Mourinhos rivetingly awkward post-match exchange with the BBCs Juliette Ferrington on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday. But not many of them. And none as rivetingly awkward in quite the same way awkward to an end, pointedly awkward, awkward with a certain kind of gain in mind; and above all, just really…

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Mourinho says he is one of the great managers and quotes Hegel to prove it

Jos Mourinho has quoted the philosopher Hegel to demonstrate why he is one worlds finest managers and said finishing second with Manchester United last season was a great achievement Jos Mourinho has described himself as one of the greatest managers in the world and quoted the philosopher Hegel to defend the stance. He made the claim when asked what it meant to him to be in charge of Manchester United. I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world but I am also one of the…

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Aliz Cornet showed the most dangerous thing in sport is a woman’s body | Anya Alvarez

The recent incidents over how female players should dress at tournaments, exposes wider issues about how women express themselves When I was 15, I stepped foot onto a golf course where I had practiced throughout my junior career as I made my way towards the professional tour. It was a hot and humid summer in Oklahoma, so shorts were the only practical choice to wear that day. It wasnt long before I discovered that not everyone held that opinion. A staff member apologised and said I would have to call…

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How Roger Federer and Serena Williams came to see themselves in each other

Ahead of what will be their 18th US Open main draw appearance, Serena Williams and Roger Federer are far more than a warrior and a maestro A few weeks before this years US Open, Roger Federer turned 37. A few weeks after the tournament, Serena Williams will do the same. There is not much more that can be said about these two; the improbability of their now two-decade long reign over tennis has been exhaustively documented, as has the mixture of grace and grit with which theyve served as the…

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KSI v Logan Paul:was the YouTubers’ fight more than just hype?

The pairs boxing bout on Saturday drew a global audience of two million. For a fanbase used to fake online beef, it was a welcome next step To understand why millions of people watched two YouTubers duke it out in the Manchester Arena this weekend, you have to remember one thing: it had very little to do with boxing. KSI, real name Olajide William JJ Olatunji, and Logan Paul are better known for their antics online than they are for their boxing prowess. Yet, after months of online feuding, they…

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Rafael Nadal’s new opponent at the US Open: a 25-second shot clock

(CNN)Rafael Nadal will face a new challenge at the US Open: a 25-second shot clock in between points. The US Open, which starts on Monday in New York, is the first major to introduce a shot clock between points, counting down from 25 seconds between each serve. If a player hasn’t begun his service motion at the end of the countdown, the chair umpire can give him a time violation. Nadal wins in New York READ; Nadal’s secret weapon: the sea Nadal reaction In order to speed up the pace…

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Eden Hazard confirms he will not leave Chelsea this month

Eden Hazard has confirmed he will not leave Chelsea this month, describing rumours surrounding his future as stupidity Eden Hazard has confirmed he will not leave Chelsea this month, describing rumours surrounding his future as stupidity. Hazard has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for some time, and particularly so after strongly hinting last month, following Belgiums involvement at the World Cup, that his time in west London had come to an end. 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Saturday, Hazard insisted he is not going anywhere,…

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Wayne Rooney thrust into unfamiliar role in MLS: an out-and-out goalscorer

The former England captain has had a successful start to his career with DC United as he adapts to a new approach to the game across the Atlantic If ever there was a moment to illustrate all that is good about Wayne Rooney, it came in his winner against Liverpool also in 2005, when having taken abuse from the home crowd at Anfield, he fired home to give Manchester United three points. Rooney plays best with gritted teeth and a furrowed brow. This is the line along which Rooneys career…

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‘He had his chance’: Elway says Broncos won’t consider Kaepernick for No 2 role

The Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway insisted that Colin Kaepernick will not be considered The Denver Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway said on Thursday that Colin Kaepernick will not be considered for the job. Quarterbacks Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch are currently second and third on the depth chart behind starter Case Keenum, but Elway has not ruled out signing a veteran to play ahead of them. But…

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Tommy Fleetwoods Open winnings paid to namesake Florida teacher

Tommy Fleetwoods prize money from the Open, $154,480, has paid been to another Fleetwood, Thomas, a teaching pro based in Florida Red faces were the order of the day at the European Tour before the final major of the year the US PGA Championship after it emerged winnings due to Tommy Fleetwood for a 12th-placed finish at The Open were paid to another individual. Thomas Fleetwood, a teaching professional based in Florida, was astonished to see $154,480 deposited in his bank account this week. Despite the R&A running the Open,…

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Maurizio Sarri ready to lock horns with Guardiola even if Chelsea are not

Maurizio Sarri has barely had time to work with his Chelsea players but is keen to start strongly against the champions Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday Maurizio Sarri describes Pep Guardiola as a friend, somebody he respects as a person first and foremost and, as he prepared to cut his teeth in English football against Guardiolas Manchester City team in Sundays Community Shield, his mind went back to a meal they shared in mid-June. It was in Milano Marittima, the beach resort on Italys Adriatic…

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The weird world of football’s greatest conman Carlos Kaiser | Rob Smyth

In an extract from his new book Kaiser!, which accompanies the film of the same name, Rob Smyth looks at some of the tricks used by footballs greatest con artist Eri Johnson, one of Brazils most famous actors, will never forget the first time he met footballing royalty. The first time I saw Kaiser, he says, he was crossing the street with such swagger that I thought, That guy must be one of the best footballers in the world. As a big football fan, Johnson had no idea who Kaiser…

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Sombre Jos Mourinho looks a beaten man before the season even starts

Jos Mourinho should be enjoying the California sun but his constant complaining, valid or not, does not augur well for Manchester Uniteds chances in the months ahead An illustration of the pressure Jos Mourinho may be feeling, and the sombre mood he has been in during Manchester Uniteds tour of the United States, came at their UCLA training base this week. The manager was due to sit down with a TV reporter who had travelled to Los Angeles for a pre-arranged interview on behalf of a prominent broadcaster. Yet just…

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Team GB snowboarder Ellie Soutter dies aged 18

The British Olympic Association has paid tribute to Ellie Soutter after the snowboarder died at the age of 18 Tributes have been paid to one of the countrys best up-and-coming snowboarders, Ellie Soutter, after she died on her 18th birthday. In a joint statement announcing her death the British Olympic Association chairman, Hugh Robertson, and the athlete commission chairman, Ben Hawes, described Soutter as an incredibly popular and well-liked member of the team. Soutter won Team GBs only medal at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Turkey last year,…

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