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Emma Raducanu wins the US Open

One of the greatest ever sporting moments in British history took place last night as the 18-year-old qualifier Emma Raducanu, in only her fourth senior tournament, beat Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open, the first time a British woman has won the event since Virginia Wade in 1968. At...
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Posted Sep. 12, 2021

Emma Raducanu makes US Open final

In a turn of events that is on its way to matching Team GB’s Olympics and England’s Euros as the highlight of Britain’s sporting summer, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu continued her fairy-tale American journey by making the US Open final last night, after a straight sets victory over Maria Sakkari. Sakkari,...
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Posted Sep. 10, 2021

A return to team sports after Covid-19

What’s this running thing that everybody at uni keeps talking about? And who is Joe Wicks? Unless you have been quite literally living under a rock for the past 14 months, you can probably answer both of these questions. Most likely you, or someone in your immediate family, have tried...
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Posted Aug. 20, 2021

Premier League returns with a bang

It was as if it has never been away. After a hiatus of a few months, where we were entertained adequately by the Euros, the thrills and spills of the Premier League are back. Whether you are a fan of one of the top flight’s clubs, and were desperately following...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2021

Leamington season kicks off against Gateshead

Leamington FC’s Vanarama National League North season will finally get underway this weekend with a fixture against Gateshead, with the primary hope among players and supporters that this season, unlike the previous two, will be completed. The two previous seasons have been null and voided at various stages in their...
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Posted Aug. 14, 2021

Coventry set for Ricoh return in Championship opener

After a couple of years away at Birmingham’s St Andrews Stadium, with their game against Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, the University of Warwick’s most local league club, will return to their home city. The newly renamed Coventry Building Society Arena, formerly the Ricoh, has undergone a tumultuous 16 years of...
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Posted Aug. 8, 2021

Lionel Messi: end of an era

After 778 appearances and 672 goals, just like that, it was over. With one short statement on Thursday evening, Barcelona announced that their best ever player, and the best of all time, had left the club. This announcement was out of the blue. Only a couple of months ago, it...
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Posted Aug. 7, 2021

The Invincibles triumph in electric opening night for the Hundred

After all the controversy surrounding cricket’s newest competition, the Hundred got off to a flying start in the women’s iteration of the competition, as the Oval Invincibles triumphed over the Manchester Originals. Debate in the run-up to the Hundred’s start had been dominated by the viability of the competition, with...
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Posted Jul. 23, 2021

Team GB search for further success at Tokyo 2020

After a year’s delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Olympics are finally getting underway in Tokyo, albeit in completely different circumstances then were expected when Japan was declared as the hosts of the Games in 2013. Debate in the build-up to the competition has largely been focused away from...
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Posted Jul. 22, 2021

Italy triumph over England in Euro 2020 final

After a tournament that united a nation, England’s dream of a first major international title since 1966 was dashed by Italy following a penalty shoot-out. A tense game, which Italy edged, came to its conclusion with the score locked at 1-1, but Gianluigi Donnaruma’s heroics ensured victory for the Azzurri,...
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Posted Jul. 12, 2021

England vs Italy: team news, talking points and quotes

England and Italy go head-to-head on Sunday for the European Championship trophy in a game that is undoubtedly the Three Lions’ biggest in 55 years. After an underwhelming start, the team has grown into the tournament, as their last three performances against Germany, Ukraine and Denmark has created a wave...
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Posted Jul. 11, 2021

England face Denmark for a place in the final

For the second time in three years, England have made it to a major tournament semi-final, this time facing off against Denmark at Wembley for a place in the Euro 2020 final. This is arguably the greatest chance, perhaps even since 1966, for England to triumph on the world stage,...
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Posted Jul. 7, 2021