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Stand and deliver: Fulham build on strong start to top-flight season

Craven Cottage’s Riverside Stand is some way off completion, the club’s official line being that it will be fully operational for the 2023-24 season, but it was for home fixtures such as Sunday’s against Manchester United that it was renovated. The structure’s towering exoskeleton has been a feature of the Thames in south-west London since […]

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Miami Heat’s home arena will get new name following FTX collapse

The arena where the Miami Heat play will soon have a new name, after the team and Miami-Dade County decided Friday to terminate their relationship with FTX on the same day the cryptocurrency exchange filed for bankruptcy. The building had been called FTX Arena since June 2021, and a 19-year, $135m sponsorship agreement between FTX […]

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Basketball Australia withdraws Boomers from Iran qualifier due to player safety concerns

Basketball Australia has cited player safety concerns for its decision to withdraw the men’s national team from an upcoming World Cup qualifier in Iran. Following the defeat of Kazakhstan that sealed their spot in next year’s tournament, the Boomers had been due to travel to Tehran and meet Iran on Tuesday (AEDT). Instead, the side […]

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England fans ‘must not worry’ about Harry Kane’s fitness, insists Conte

Antonio Conte has played down concerns over Harry Kane’s fitness levels for the World Cup, having said on Wednesday that the England captain was “very, very tired” after starting 21 games in a row for Tottenham. The Spurs manager backed the forward to enjoy a “fantastic” tournament and defended his decision to keep playing Kane […]

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Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool need more investment to compete for best players

Jürgen Klopp believes Fenway Sports Group’s search for fresh investment is necessary to allow Liverpool to compete for the best talents on the market. The Liverpool manager, who will miss today’s meeting with Southampton after being handed a one-match ban for his red card against Manchester City last month, has welcomed the decision of the […]

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Mikel Arteta calls on referees to better protect Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka

Mikel Arteta has warned that the target on Bukayo Saka’s back is growing after some heavy treatment from opponents in recent weeks and urged referees to protect the in-form forward. Saka hobbled off before the half-hour in last month’s win over Nottingham Forest and appeared to be accused of diving by Graham Potter when Arsenal […]

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Everton look to January signings amid Dominic Calvert-Lewin injury worries

Frank Lampard has said Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s fitness problems will intensify Everton’s efforts to strengthen their attack in January. Everton have scored only 11 goals in 14 Premier League games and, after reinforcing central defence and midfield in the summer, improving his forward line was always the next stage in Lampard’s rebuilding plans. But he admits […]