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Mumbai secure back-to-back IPL titles

Mumbai Indians made history last week as they won their fifth Indian Premier league title by sweeping aside Delhi Capitals in the final. They also become only the second team after Chennai Super Kings to win back-to back titles. Such dominance is all the more extraordinary in a league that was only founded 13 years […]

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Swiatek and Nadal triumph at French Open

On Saturday 10th October, Iga Swiatek caused a major upset by winning the French Open and becoming the youngest champion at Roland Garros since Rafael Nadal in 2005. The 19-year-old world number 54 beat fourth seed Sofiah Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the final, thereby becoming the first Polish player ever to win a Grand Slam, […]

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Premier League – where are all the goals coming from?

The early-season Premier League goal rush is showing no sign of letting up. The back of the net has been rippled an unprecedented 144 times in the first 38 fixtures of this season – 40 more than at this point last year. Last weekend saw some of the most extraordinary results so far, including an […]

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With the return of test cricket, the magic of sport is back

Sport is brilliant. It inspires us, takes our breath away, and gives us a sense of belonging. Sometimes it can be cruel, even heart-breaking. But we always come back, desperately hoping that this time, it will be our team that comes out on top. The suspension of elite-level cricket these past six months has only […]

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Jack Leach is a national hero, so why isn’t he in the England team?

The Ashes, Headingley, 2019. Jack Leach polishes his glasses. The evening sun glints in the lenses. England needs two to win. Leach takes his guard. Ben Stokes can’t watch; the fans are on the edge of their seat. Pat Cummins roars in as he bowls. A short ball! A push into the leg side, it […]