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Manchester City begin their defence of the title away to West Ham. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Manchester City will start the defence of their Premier League title at West Ham. The 2019-20 fixtures, announced on Thursday morning, handed Pep Gua(...)

Gareth Bale missed a golden chance to give Wales the lead in their 1-0 defeat to Hungary. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Ryan Giggs absolved Gareth Bale of any blame after Wales’ Euro 2020 qualification hopes were dented by a 1-0 defeat in Hungary. Bale, who has not sco(...)

Gareth Bale after his team’s defeat to Hungary at the Groupama Arena in Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images

Hungary 1 Wales 0 Gareth Bale’s misery continued as he missed a gilt-edged chance and Wales were beaten by a late Hungary goal in their European Cha(...)

Wales’ Ethan Ampadu reacts at the end of the match as Croatia players celebrate their Euro 2020 qualifier win. photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Croatia 2 Wales 1 Ryan Giggs’s Wales side suffered a Euro 2020 setback as Croatia beat them 2-1 on a scorching afternoon in Osijek. A 17th-minute Ja(...)

Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League win over Bournemouth at St Mary’s Stadium. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Southampton 3 AFC Bournemouth 3 Callum Wilson’s smart Bournemouth double denied Southampton the south coast bragging rights, but Saints still sealed (...)

David Brooks: America needs to resist the growth of tribalism – what he calls ‘a bad attempt to create community’

You can tell the sort of guy David Brooks is from his Twitter feed. A polite comment about women’s sport being better to watch than men’s is condemned(...)

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and Gareth Bale celebrate their win over Slovakia at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales 1 Slovakia 0 It was anything but convincing and there were plenty of anxious moments for Wales to endure on an afternoon when Slovakia will won(...)

  Chelsea   manager Maurizio Sarri looks on during his side’s 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The clamour around Chelsea is for change. If not, within the club at least, in terms of the management. There are no first-team delegations primed wi(...)

 Bournemouth’s Joshua King celebrates scoring their third goal as Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga and team-mates look dejected. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0 All it took to erode all the positivity whipped up by domestic cup successes was a trip to the south coast. Chelsea were humi(...)

Shane Duffy scores Brighton’s second goal during the Premier League game against West Ham at the  London Stadium. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

West Ham 2 Brighton 2 Marko Arnautovic’s quickfire double rescued West Ham from another defeat by bogey side Brighton. The Hammers were staring at a(...)

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