Clare Balding refuses to cover men’s football as it is ‘toxic’ for female hosts

Clare Balding says she refuses to cover men’s football because it is “toxic” for female hosts. The BBC veteran says women broadcasters suffer “vile abuse” when they offer opinions on male matches, which she blames for “the worst of tribal behaviour”. She said: “Any woman who pops up on a football programme offering expertise, or
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Eric Dier backs friend Dele Alli to rediscover his best form

‘Dele has the capacity, we all know his quality’: Eric Dier backs Tottenham team mate Dele Alli to rediscover his best form and force his way into Jose Mourinho’s plans Dele Alli has been left in the dark by Tottenham over his future at the club   The England international has been given little playing time
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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara tests positive for coronavirus

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus. The 29-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich earlier in the month, has exhibited ‘minor symptoms’ of the virus but is in ‘good health’, the Premier League club have said. Thiago missed Liverpool’s 3-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal on Monday evening through injury. Liverpool said
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Al Hilal kicked out of Champions League after naming 11-man squad due to COVID-19

Defending champions Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia have been kicked out of the AFC Champions League after naming only 11 players for their final group match due to a raft of COVID-19 positives in the squad, the AFC said on Wednesday. Al Hilal's official line-up had only nine players and two goalkeepers as substitutes after
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Morphettville races: Sky Punch scores upset win in Leon Macdonald Stakes

Murray Bridge trainer Michael Hickmott had an emphatic message for stable apprentice Jessica Eaton before the Leon Macdonald Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday. Hickmott, emerging as a highly-talented young mentor, told Eaton to forget about any other options she may have for the Listed race, previously known as the Penny Edition Stakes, and stay with
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Champions League: Pick your all-time XI from players in the tournament

The Champions League has seen so many legends since the European Cup was rebranded in 1992-93. But who do you think were the best XI? A panel of BBC Sport journalists has picked a shortlist. The only criteria were that players had to have 60 or more Champions League appearances and to have played in
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Inter to announce permanent Alexis Sanchez transfer from United

‘We took the time to get him back on track, so it’s only right that we are now able to reap the rewards’: Antonio Conte praises Alexis Sanchez ahead of permanent Inter Milan move as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers Manchester United flop his best wishes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will be leaving
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Texas Tech basketball abuse allegations show risk of wearable tech in sports

Amateur and professional sports leagues around the U.S. have rushed into an embrace of wearable technology in recent years, lured by the prospect of greater understanding of athlete bodies and the potential to detect illnesses earlier. The NBA, in fact, has touted wearable rings during its bubble restart in Orlando that the league and the
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Pep Guardiola’s not-so-subtle dig at Arsene Wenger in defiant defence of City

Pep Guardiola made an unexpected reference to former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during his fiery press conference on Tuesday. The Manchester City manager was speaking after it was announced that his club's appeal against a two-year European ban for breaching Financial Fair Play rules had been successful. A number of high-profile figures in the game,
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Dietmar Hamann backs Thiago Alcantara to make £30m Liverpool move

‘Jurgen Klopp could use a technician like him’: Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann backs Thiago Alcantara to make £30m Anfield move due to the amount of ‘workhorses’ in Reds’ midfield Thiago Alcantara has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer The Spanish midfielder has just 12 months remaining on deal at Bayern
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