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Virgil van Dijk has once again been imperious at the heart of the Liverpool defence. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Arsenal: 9th A dismal season for Arsenal ended with green shoots of revival - Unai Emery limped through to the end of November - with four of th(...)

When you step back and see the brain and body thinking together, the old distinction between reason and emotion doesn’t seem to make sense. Photograph: Getty Images

This has been a golden age for brain research. We now have amazing brain scans that show which networks in the brain ramp up during different activiti(...)

Manchester United made Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the world. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal Whisper it but Arsenal have completed a transfer window more or less to their satisfaction. Nicolas Pépé and Kieran Tierney are signings of t(...)

Middlesbrough’s Robbie Keane and Jonathan Woodgate during a pre-season friendly against  Hartlepool United  at Victoria Park, Hartlepool. Photograph:   Mark Fletcher via Getty Images

It is long, gruelling and unpredictable. It contains ambition, excitement, desperation and conniving. There are prizes, parachutes, sackings and somet(...)

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(...)

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