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Wayne Rooney: why is this game happening?

So what do we make of this Rooney scenario? This is one of those obscure sporting stories that seems to genuinely divide opinion. So here goes with both sides of the argument. The No, No, No Gang A close friend of mine thought this could

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Who will win the World Cup 2018 in Russia?

Russia beckons. The world holds its breath. By the end of July, will we be discussing football or human rights? Security or Penalty? I sincerely hope that football is the winner, that new players emerge on a World stage to break through the Messi /

The best view in Sport

There are not many people who would agree on an answer to this question! Perhaps a better question would be “What is the best view you have had personally?” A quick poll from those around me reveals: Trackside at Le Mans during the 24 hour

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Steven Gerrard: the last in a dying breed?

As Steven Gerrard stepped off the pitch at Anfield last Saturday night, the congregation gathered stood to a man to worship their talisman, the one-club hero who may well go down in folklore in Liverpool as the best they ever had. But why? What is it

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Manu Tuilagi: Bad boy of rubgy

Why couldn’t Kevin Pietersen have taken a leaf out of Manu Tuilagi’s book? England rugby fans are facing the prospect of a World Cup on home soil without their battering ram of a centre after he pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting a police officer,

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The Kevin Pietersen debacle Part 2

I am cross. I have already written an article about Kevin Pietersen and I don’t want to have to write another one. But I must. I didn’t really realise it until this morning, but I have cared deeply about English cricket since before I met Clive