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Fans might return to stadiums in England in October

London, UK | XINHUA | Fans could return to stadiums in England in October if pilot events go well, announced the British government on Friday. All mass gatherings have been suspended here since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic before snooker, football, cricket and a few elite sport events resumed …

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LIVERPOOL are Premier League champions!

Chelsea 2 Man City 1 London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT |  Liverpool have won their first Premier League title, after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Thursday guaranteed them the Trophy. The Reds’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday night extended their lead in the table to 23 points, …

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Premier league restart, 4 lessons!

Four things from the Premier League restart London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The Premier League was immediately embroiled in a technology row as it made its comeback on Wednesday, while players showed their solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Manchester City breezed past Arsenal. AFP Sport looks at some …

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UK govt sets out phased plan to ease virus lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government on Monday published what it said was a “cautious roadmap” to ease the seven-week coronavirus lockdown in England, notably recommending people wear facemasks in some public settings. But the devolved governments in Scotland and Wales have opted for a more cautious approach, …

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England’s deprived areas suffer more virus deaths

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The death rate from coronavirus in England is more than twice as high among people in disadvantaged areas, according to official data published Friday. There were 55.1 deaths per 100,000 people involving coronavirus in the areas with the worst rankings for income, health, education and …

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Klopp revels in ‘insane’ 25-point lead for Liverpool

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp described his team’s 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League as “insane” after Sadio Mane struck to give Liverpool a 1-0 win at storm-hit Norwich on Saturday. The champions-elect were short of their fluent best in blustery conditions caused by …

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Abraham targets Euro glory after first England goal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tammy Abraham has set his sights on firing England to Euro 2020 glory after the Chelsea striker scored his first senior international goal in the demolition of Montenegro. Abraham came off the bench to wrap up England’s 7-0 victory at Wembley on Thursday as Gareth …

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Jones tells England to play with ‘no fear’ in World Cup final

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | England coach Eddie Jones has urged his side to “play with no fear” against South Africa in the World Cup final, despite the Springboks’ history of physical intimidation. The Springboks have played to their physically imposing forward strength during the 2019 World Cup — most notably …

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Don’t ‘arm-wrestle’ the Boks, Wilkinson warns England

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | England’s legendary World Cup-winner Jonny Wilkinson has warned against getting embroiled in a tight “arm-wrestle” against a “smothering” South Africa side in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final. The Springboks employed a tight game plan against Wales in the semi-final, using box kicks from scrum-half Faf de …

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