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17 Nov 5:30pm Wayne Rooney: some ex-players cannot come to terms with this England team
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• Rooney says some ex-teammates bitter about successes
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17 Nov 5:30pm Dele Alli: ‘We don’t look back on the Iceland defeat with such anger now’
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The Spurs forward experienced first-hand the despondency after England’s Euro 2016 disaster. The feeling couldn’t be more different as their Nations League decider against Croatia loomsThe situation for England on Sunday afternoon is somewhat strange, with both sides involved in the summer’s World Cup semi-final now capable of topping their Nations League group above Spain or being relegated to a lower level, though it certainly achieves the objective of providing a competitive fixture. Dele Alli shrugs and smiles. The last couple of years have been odd, full of ups and downs. He is used to it. “It is a strange one, but it’s another stepping stone for us,” the Tottenham forward says. “
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17 Nov 5:30pm Gareth Southgate using Croatia’s ‘favourites’ claim against them
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• England need Wembley win to reach Nations League finals
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17 Nov 5:09pm Portugal hold Italy to become first team to reach Nations League semi-finals
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• Rui Patrício the Portugal hero in goalless draw at San Siro
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17 Nov 3:00pm Will anyone prevent Manchester City from retaining their title? | Paul Wilson
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Only 11 teams have done it, and only Manchester United and Liverpool have done it more than a couple of times, but Pep Guardiola’s men look a good bet to join the club this season Only 11 clubs have ever done it, and one of the first was called the Wednesday. The official retitling of Sheffield Wednesday only happened in 1929, just in time to see it achieved again in 1930. Aston Villa managed it during the Boer war, Huddersfield between the wars and Portsmouth and Wolves during the cold war. The first time it occurred was in 1890, when Vincent van Gogh was still alive, just, and the most recent occasion was in 2009, when a frustrated Rafa Benítez famously came up with a list of “facts” about Sir Alex Ferguson’s supposed influence over referees. The subject under discussion is the retention of the English title, which has happened on 25 occasions in the 130-year history of organised league football. Manchester United can claim a record seven of those feats, six coming under Ferguson’s stewardship, and with five, mainly in the 70s and 80s, Liverpool are the only other team with more than a couple of back-to-back wins.
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17 Nov 2:09pm Nat Sciver credits risky change for success as England face West Indies
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All-rounder and coach Mark Robinson worked on adjustment to Sciver’s bowling action before she thrived in World Twenty20It was a punt but one the England coach, Mark Robinson, thought was worth taking. During the home summer, he identified an increasingly troubling technical flaw with Nat Sciver’s bowling action and decided there had to be an intervention. Specifically, the tall right-armer was over-rotating in her delivery stride, meaning that she was losing momentum with the ball coming from too far behind her, hurting her accuracy and rhythm. By any measure, straightening up Sciver’s action – which Robinson acknowledges was a risk, coming as it did in the two months between the end of the season and the World T20 – has worked. In
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17 Nov 1:53pm Co-captain Owen Farrell helps navigate England through choppy waters | Gerard Meagher
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When Farrell came off the bench against a dangerous Japan Eddie Jones’s side were given directionEddie Jones recently explained that Owen Farrell is not the kind of player to be wrapped in cotton wool. He may want to think again. If
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17 Nov 12:55pm Baron Alco and Jamie Moore grind Cheltenham rivals into submission
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• BetVictor Gold Cup winners lead from the front
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17 Nov 12:52pm Josh Maja spares Sunderland blushes with late equaliser against Wycombe
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A new word has entered the north east football lexicon. “Rossolution” derives from Wearside, a cousin of Newcastle’s “Rafalution” and refers to the manner in which Jack Ross is revolutionising Sunderland. As if to prevent everyone getting completely carried away, this renaissance hit a bump in the road as Wycombe not only deservedly denied Ross’s team a ninth straight win but prevented them rising to the top of League One.
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17 Nov 12:35pm Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic to speak to Dejan Lovren after Ramos elbow brag
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• Lovren appeared to hint he deliberately elbowed Sergio Ramos
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17 Nov 12:03pm Aleksandar Mitrovic goal helps Serbia to Nations League win over Montenegro
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• Fulham striker and Adem Ljajic deliver a 2-1 victory for the hosts
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17 Nov 9:25am Danny Willett challenging for redemptive victory with lead in Dubai
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• Patrick Reed shares lead at DP World Tour Championship
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17 Nov 6:08am Sri Lanka v England: hosts seven down chasing 301 to win second Test – live reaction!
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Four wickets from Jack Leach and some spectacular fielding moved England within sight of a famous series victory in Sri Lanka
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17 Nov 6:02am Gordon Taylor, football’s fattest cat, must go if PFA is to modernise | Daniel Taylor
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Benevolent payments to ex-players are a fraction of Gordon Taylor’s salary and on issues from dementia to the abuse scandal the PFA’s leader has failed to lead What would your reaction be if I were to point out that in the past week Gordon Taylor has quietly passed the 40th anniversary since he took his place at football’s top table and set about the process of transforming himself from a barrel-chested inside‑forward at Bury, from the puddles and potholes of the old Third Division, into a life of establishment wealth? If you could put aside any cynicism, try not to dwell too long on the deficiencies of his organisation and overlook that it is traditionally he, not Richard Scudamore, who is the real Bagpuss of football’s fat-cat culture, it might even be possible to manage some grudging admiration for such a feat of longevity.
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17 Nov 5:00am Rainbow corner flags and armbands arrive to welcome LGBT fans
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• Football among sports in Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign
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17 Nov 4:23am Impressive England thrash South Africa to reach World T20 semi-finals
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• South Africa 85, England 87-3; England win by seven wickets
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16 Nov 7:02pm Impressive England thrash South Africa to close in on World T20 semi-finals
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• South Africa 85, England 87-3; England win by seven wickets
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16 Nov 7:01pm Talking Horses: Rather Be can lift BetVictor Gold Cup for Henderson
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The first major race of the new jumps season can fall to the champion trainer The first major race of the new jumps season can fall to champion trainer Nicky Henderson, who has not won the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham since Fondmort landed him the prize in 2003. The Lambourn handler has a fine chance with
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16 Nov 7:01pm How can Renato Sanches be so bad at one club and so good at another? | Stuart James
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The midfielder is rebuilding his career at Bayern and is clearly a huge talent, which makes his failed spell at Swansea so baffling
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