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Let the Games commence: Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot Miraitowa receives his own personal security guard (sort of). Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/AP

Image of the week: Tokyo countdown With Tokyo in a state of emergency, it is fair to say that enthusiasm in Japan for the Covid Olympics has waxed an(...)

Stephen Nolan: one of the highest paid presenters at the BBC. Photograph: BBC

BBC Radio Ulster broadcaster Stephen Nolan remains among the highest on-air earners at the BBC, according to its 2020-2021 annual report, with the pre(...)

England’s Jordan Henderson celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal against Ukraine. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/AP

Ukraine 0 England 4 Harry Kane struck twice as England thrashed Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday to reach their first European Championship semi-final since 1(...)

England’s Bobby Moore kisses the Jules Rimet Cup following his team’s defeat of West Germany in the World Cup Soccer Championship, July 30th, 1966. (Original Caption). Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

Will you be watching England in the soccer this weekend? They are playing Ukraine in the European soccer championship. I love the soccer, me. Soccer, (...)

 England supporters celebrate their win over  Germany at Wembley. Photograph: Getty Images

Jürgen Klinsmann did his best to calm the BBC lads down, urging them not to get carried away because there was still a long, long way to go, but they (...)

England manager Gareth Southgate during squad training in Burton-Upon-Trent on Friday.  Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Is Gareth Southgate the saving grace of English public life? Set against the megalomaniacal strangeness of Boris and the other political stars of Brex(...)

French fans cheer before the Portugal v France match at the in Ferenc Puskas Arena in Budapest. Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/EPA

It was back in 2012 that a group of 400 Athletic Bilbao fans chartered a flight to take them to the Europa League final between Bilbao and Atlético Ma(...)

England midfielder Jack Grealish in action against Scotland defender Kieran Tierney during the game at Wembley. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Image

Day Eight and, at last, the game we’d all been waiting for: Sweden v Slovakia. If Ger Canning and Aine O’Gorman don’t get a joint gong at the 2021 Peo(...)

 Des Lynam’s smooth delivery and an accent difficult to place made him universally liked. Photograph: Allsport

“Hello, it’s June 30th and we’re at Wembley for the European Championship final, England against Scotland. Well, we can dream can’t we?” So began the(...)

The big screen at Wembley displays a message for Christian Eriksen. Photo: Justin Tallis - Pool/Getty Images

After what we witnessed in Copenhagen on Saturday afternoon it was hard to imagine anyone ever getting worked up about a football-related matter again(...)

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