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Eric Cantona's kung fu-kick at 20: Guardian reports from the archive

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Eric Cantona's kung fu-kick at 20: Guardian reports from the archive
Twenty years ago today, Eric Cantona stunned the football world as he launched himself feet first at a fan who he claimed had baited him. Here’s how the Guardian covered the dramatic story Having been sent off in the 48th minute in a match against Crystal Palace, the Manchester United striker Eric Cantona launched himself at Matthew Simmons before the pair traded punches. In his match report for the Guardian, David Lacey said Cantona went ‘beserk.’ He also questioned whether ... more

‘Fifty miles out we could smell the pollution’: sailing amid the ocean litter

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‘Fifty miles out we could smell the pollution’: sailing amid the ocean litter
Justin Chisholm asks the sailors racing around the world about the state of the seasDrowning in plastic: the world’s next ecological emergencyFor the majority of landlubbers, the fact that the world’s oceans are clogging up with the detritus of a rampant consumer society can easily be ignored. For most, the watery expanses beyond our coastlines might just as well be another planet.Not so for the crews of the fleet of high-speed ocean racing yachts currently competing in the Volvo Ocean ... more

New Zealand claim series victory with comfortable win over Sri Lanka

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New Zealand claim series victory with comfortable win over Sri Lanka
Kumar Sangakkara ties record for most ODI dismissalsKane Williamson makes 97, Ross Taylor out on 96Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson fell agonisingly short of centuries but New Zealand’s imposing total ensured they beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in the sixth one-day international to take an unassailable 4-1 lead in their seven-match series. Both batsmen fell in their 90s after combining in an 117-run partnership that powered New Zealand to 315 for eight wickets. Continue reading...

Socceroos plan to exploit 'lazy' Omar Abdulrahman in Asian Cup semi-final

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Socceroos plan to exploit 'lazy' Omar Abdulrahman in Asian Cup semi-final
Star of the tournament Abdulrahman ‘not the hardest worker’Socceroos play UAE on Tuesday for a place in final The Socceroos have branded United Arab Emirates star Omar Abdulrahman as lazy and promised the playmaker a torrid time in their Asian Cup semi-final.The Australians have noted the mop-topped Abdulrahman’s arrogance and believe they can exploit his lack of work ethic. Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury says the Australians, wary of Abdulrahman’s quality, will get in his face in Tuesday night’s fixture in ... more

Rohan Dennis holds off Richie Porte to win Tour Down Under

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Rohan Dennis holds off Richie Porte to win Tour Down Under
Dennis pips Porte to overall victoryDutchman Wouter Wippert wins final stageAustralian cyclist Rohan Dennis has won the Tour Down Under, beating compatriot Richie Porte by two seconds. The pair did not feature at the front of the finish of the last stage, meaning there was no change to the overall standings.Dutch rider Wouter Wippert, riding for Australian team Drapac, won the stage with a well-timed sprint. He took out the stage ahead of newly-crowned Australian road champion Heinrich Haussler. Continue ... more


Aldridge Returns, Blazers Top Wiz

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Aldridge Returns and Blazers Beat Wizards 103-96

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LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds ... more

Hayward Has 24 as Jazz Roll Over Reeling Nets 108-73

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Trey Burke started on the bench again but was hard to miss once he got in the game.

The Roundup—Jazz 108, Nets 73

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The Roundup—Jazz 108, Nets 73
By Matt Payne, utahjazz.com  Well, that was easy.
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Without Teletovic, the Nets Lose 108-73 in Utah

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Without Teletovic, the Nets Lose 108-73 in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY – The Brooklyn Nets suffered a blowout loss Thursday night in Los Angeles that they have been able to put in the ... more
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Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Future of Deion Sanders’s School Is Weighed

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The board of a Texas charter school co-founded by the Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is set to vote Monday on whether to surrender its ... more

Sherman, Seahawks Take the Trash-Talk Lead Over Patriots

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Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago.

As Brady, Gronk Know, Pre-Super Bowl Injury Talk Always Big

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Perhaps already annoyed by the attention to his left elbow ahead of the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman used a quip to answer ... more

Footballs Fair Game at Bill Belichick’s Practices

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Footballs Fair Game at Bill Belichick’s Practices
Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said he makes it hard on his team by making the pigskins “as bad as they can be” during training.

Sports of The Times: Booted by Patriots, Pete Carroll Has Chance to Strike Back

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Sports of The Times: Booted by Patriots, Pete Carroll Has Chance to Strike Back
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll, set to face New England, can join Weeb Ewbank and Jon Gruden as the only coaches to win the Super Bowl ... more

After Long Hiatus, World Cup Will Return in 2016 With a Wrinkle

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The tournament, once known as the Canada Cup and last held in 2004, will also feature two multinational teams in 2016.

Minor League Affiliate Steeps Players in the Ways of the Islanders

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Minor League Affiliate Steeps Players in the Ways of the Islanders
Communication between the A.H.L.’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers and their N.H.L. counterparts has been credited as a reason for success.

Sports Briefing | Hockey: Sidney Crosby Will Miss All-Star Game

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was given an injection to deal with an unspecified lower-body injury.

Zemgus Girgensons Thrust Into All-Star Game by Latvian Fans

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Zemgus Girgensons Thrust Into All-Star Game by Latvian Fans
Zemgus Girgensons of the Sabres earned a spot in the N.H.L. All-Star Game because of the support he received in the league’s fan voting competition, ... more

Sports Briefing | Hockey: Blackhawks Win in Shootout

published Wed, Jan 21 2015 23:07 GMT
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane beat Marc-Andre Fleury in a shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2.

Robert Manfred Is Determined to Steer Young People Toward Baseball

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Robert Manfred Is Determined to Steer Young People Toward Baseball
Robert Manfred wants M.L.B. to be more of a presence at the amateur level and also has an interest in reaching out to fans “with ... more

M.L.B. Defends Fred Wilpon and His Financial Role

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Though he was a victim of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, the Mets’ majority owner, Fred Wilpon, was viewed as the right man for the ... more

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Ex-Pitcher Charged With Fraud

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The former Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud.

Reaction to the Death of Chicago Cubs Great Ernie Banks

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Reaction to the death Friday night of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks:

'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks Dies at 83

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Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died on Friday at the age of 83, the Cubs said in a statement.

Rafael Nadal thrashes Kevin Anderson to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

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Rafael Nadal thrashes Kevin Anderson to reach Australian Open quarter-finals
STUART FRASER IN MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal negotiated a tricky test against Kevin Anderson to reach his 28th Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open on ... more

Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard set for another mesmeric clash in Melbourne 

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Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard set for another mesmeric clash in Melbourne 
MIKE DICKSON: Strong minded and individual as they are, neither Eugenie Bouchard nor Maria Sharapova particularly enjoy the comparisons that are inevitably made between them.

Tyson Fury buoyed by father's imminent release from prison

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Tyson Fury buoyed by father's imminent release from prison
Tyson Fury says his father's release from prison next month will further inspire him to win the world title this year. 'Gypsy' John Fury has ... more

Eugenie Bouchard reaches last eight at Australian Open

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Eugenie Bouchard reaches last eight at Australian Open
STUART FRASER: Eugenie Bouchard recovered from a second-set collapse to become the first player to progress to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.

Maria Sharapova makes short work of Shaui Peng to reach Australian Open last eight

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Maria Sharapova makes short work of Shaui Peng to reach Australian Open last eight
STUART FRASER IN MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova beat Shaui Peng in straight sets on Sunday to set up a mouthwatering Australian Open quarter-final clash with Eugenie ... more

England pair Wood and Parling injured

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Tom Wood and Geoff Parling have both suffered injuries before England's Six Nations opener against Wales on 6 February.

Solomons proud of Edinburgh progress

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Head coach Alan Solomons thinks Edinburgh have made great strides since he inherited a "basket case".

Seymour not chicken ahead of Bath match

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Tom English hears of the childhood terror of Glasgow winger Tommy Seymour, and of his love for his club.

Clermont Auvergne v Saracens (Sun)

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Preview and team news as Clermont Auvergne host Saracens in Sunday's European Champions Cup fixture at Stade Marcel-Michelin (15:15 GMT)

Northampton v Racing Metro (Sat)

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Preview and team news as Northampton host Racing Metro in Saturday's European Champions Cup fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT)

Sports Briefing | Golf: Four Players Share Lead in California

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Sports Briefing | Golf: Four Players Share Lead in California
Matt Kuchar stumbled late in the third round of the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif., on Saturday, handing the lead to Erik Compton, Bill ... more
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Jimenez, Mediate Share Lead in Champions Tour Opener

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Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 in windy conditions Saturday for a share of the lead with Rocco Mediate in the Champions Tour's season-opening ... more
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Rusty Short Game Costs Mickelson a Chance to Go Low

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Phil Mickelson has been a little rusty with his usually renowned short game in his first PGA Tour event in four months and he squandered ... more
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Pacesetting Kuchar Slips Back With Messy Finish

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Overnight leader Matt Kuchar surprisingly dropped three shots in his last four holes to finish the third round of the $5.7 million Humana Challenge one ... more
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Phil Mickelson to Skip Favored Events in Favor of Family

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Mickelson will skip the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the Northern Trust Open next month.
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ICC to rule on Amir's cricket return

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Mohammad Amir could return to first-class cricket next month if the ICC relaxes the Pakistani's five-year spot-fixing ban.

More to come from Bell - Collingwood

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Paul Collingwood says opener Ian Bell "thoroughly deserves" to overtake him to become England's highest ODI run-scorer.

Plot was not distraction - Morgan

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Eoin Morgan says revelations of a blackmail plot did not distract him from his job of captaining England.

England beaten by Smith's century

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Captain Steve Smith makes a composed century to lead Australia to a thrilling three-wicket tri-series win over England.

New Zealand pair break ODI record

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New Zealanders Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliott break the world record for a sixth wicket ODI partnership in Dunedin.
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