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Impasse on the Tyne: how Newcastle and Ashley ended up in limbo

Act in haste, repent at leisure. In 2007 Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United in a rush but soon found himself struggling to sell his rich man’s toy turned unwanted extravagance.

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History beckons as Matildas prepare to face familiar foes at Tokyo Olympics

It was as if the script had already been written; the characters, the setting, the rising and falling action already mapped out. In April, as the Matildas’ group-stage games for

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Panorama’s shocking tale raises urgent questions for racing

In a 24-race career for Nicky Henderson between May 2014 and April 2019, Vyta Du Roc won seven races including the Grade Two Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot, two Grade Twos

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Stuart Hogg in line to start for British & Irish Lions in first South Africa Test

Warren Gatland is ready to go for broke on Wednesday when he names his first‑Test side to face South Africa, with the Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg among some fascinating potential

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Chris Jordan hits winning runs as England clinch thrilling Pakistan series

England ended their white-ball summer with yet another series victory after clinching a final-over thriller in this T20 decider against Pakistan by three wickets. Eoin Morgan’s team are the favourites

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Celtic rue missed Odsonne Édouard chance after Nir Bitton’s red card

Ange Postecoglou’s tenure as Celtic boss began with an incident-packed 1-1 draw with Midtjylland as both sides ended the Champions League qualifier with 10 men. New Hoops signing Liel Abada,

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