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Romain Grosjean given Mercedes test run F1 swansong at French Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean is to make a final return to Formula One, just as he had hoped he might in the aftermath of the crash that ended his racing career in the sport. Grosjean was almost killed when his Haas was engulfed in flames during an accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix last November. The Mercedes […]

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Aubameyang aims to ‘give something back’ by firing Arsenal to final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he wants to “give something back” after a turbulent and regret-strewn season by firing Arsenal to the Europa League final when they face Villarreal on Thursday night at the Emirates Stadium. While Arsenal have struggled on the pitch during 2020-21, it has been a fraught campaign for Aubameyang in multiple areas. He […]

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England’s IPL players will complete return from India on Thursday

Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan are expected to depart India on Thursday, completing the return of all 11 England players at the Indian Premier League after the tournament’s Covid-related collapse on Tuesday. An initial contingent of eight England players landed in the UK on Wednesday morning, with Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, […]

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Brett Favre says his gut tells him Aaron Rodgers will not return to Packers

Brett Favre believes his successor as the franchise quarterback of the Packers will not be in Green Bay much longer. Reports emerged last week that Aaron Rodgers does not want to return to the team he has led since taking over from Favre in 2008. There has long been a feeling that the Packers have […]

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Reds should beat Brumbies in Super Rugby AU final – unless they drop the ball

The Queensland Reds are strong favourites to beat the Brumbies in Saturday night’s Super Rugby AU final in Brisbane, but one potentially fatal flaw could bring them undone. The Reds won the minor premiership, twice defeating the Brumbies in the regular season – albeit narrowly and coming from behind both times – and will play […]

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‘A money grab’: Rory McIlroy denounces Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour

Rory McIlroy has led the backlash against a breakaway golf tour that has shot back to prominence two weeks after football’s European Super League’s stunning collapse. McIlroy likened the scheme to a “money grab” while Amnesty International again castigated Saudi Arabia’s “sportswashing” attempts. Saudi Arabia hopes to entice the world’s best players away from the […]

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Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics

History and controversy is expected to be made at the Tokyo Olympics this summer after the transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was effectively guaranteed a place in the women’s super heavyweight category. While the 43-year-old has not yet been named in the New Zealand team, an International Weightlifting Federation insider confirmed to the Guardian that she […]