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Dave Hannigan with his sons Charlile and Finn.

Some months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks I was driving three Muslim lads through the outskirts of New York City when my battered Honda Accord shud(...)

Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber is in hospital with coronavirus. Photograph: Damien Meyer/Getty/AFP

Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber has been taken to hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus and is currently in a “critical period”, h(...)

Premier League leaders Liverpool are also the current Champions League holders. Photograph: PA

Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Young Boys on Thursday ensured that all nine British teams have qualified for the knockout phase of European competition. A sig(...)

 Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal against Braga. Photograph: Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Braga 3 Wolves 3 Wolves reached the Europa League knockout stages with a game to spare despite blowing a two-goal lead in Braga. Nuno Espirito Santo(...)

Vitoria’s Bruno Duarte scores with an overhead kick against Arsenal. Photograph: AP

Vitória Guimarães 1 Arsenal 1 It will probably not matter to Arsenal’s Europa League campaign but they found another cruel and unusual way to self-im(...)

 Stephanie Frappart awards a penalty in the Women’s World Cup final. Photograph: Reuters

Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a major European men’s game when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup between Liverpool an(...)

 Celtic will play against Valencia in the round of 32 of the Europa League. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal and Chelsea will fancy their chances of progressing in the Europa League after being drawn against Bate Borisov and Malmo respectively in the (...)

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes holds his head after being hit by a missile during a Turkish Cup semi-final against Fenerbahçe. Photograph: Stringer/AFP

An Istanbul derby is like no other experience in sport. Outside the stadium before kick-off there’s the smoke and smell of kofte meat burgers wafting (...)

Bayern Munich  celebrate after  Thiago Alcantara (No 6) scored their  opening goal in the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Besiktas in Istanbul. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Besiktas 1 Bayern Munich 3 (Bayern Munich 8-1 win on agg) Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes said his side were hungry to complete a treble this se(...)

Manchester City’s   Sergio Agüero scores the opening goal past Newcastle’s Karl Darlow at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola can seem to concentrate more on the aesthetics than statistics. While he has assessed formidable figures in his managerial career, they (...)

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