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Debutant Edinson Cavani comes close but United and Chelsea draw a blank

Edinson Cavani nearly scored with his first touch for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men fought out a goalless draw with Chelsea in the pouring rain.

Having lost this season’s previous Premier League home matches to Crystal Palace and Tottenham in chastening ...

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Zinedine Zidane savours Clasico triumph as Ronald Koeman rues VAR penalty call

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane reflected on a “perfect” victory after his side won El Clasico 3-1 at the Nou Camp – leaving Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman fuming again at VAR.

Both sides were out to respond on the back of shock defeats last weekend, which was ...

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Exeter are double winners after edging out battling Wasps at Twickenham

Exeter joined the ranks of English double winners after digging deep to end Wasps’ courageous resistance in treacherous conditions at Twickenham.

A week after edging Racing 92 to claim their first European title, the Chiefs emerged 19-13 winners from the Gallagher Premiership final ...

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Great deeds, memorable goals and big announcements – Saturday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from October 24.

VVV-Venlo had a day to forget.

87. We hebben een record te pakken… #VVVAJA | 0-13 ...

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Murder suspect in hospital after woman’s body found at beauty spot

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man, who is in hospital with serious injuries, on suspicion of the murder of a woman whose body was discovered at a National Trust estate.

Thames Valley Police found the body in woodland on the Watlington Hill estate, Oxfordshire, just before 6pm on ...

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Lucky number 13 for Ajax at VVV-Venlo as Real Madrid celebrate El Clasico win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record with a 13-0 away win at 10-man VVV-Venlo while Real Madrid claimed a 3-1 victory in El Clasico against Barcelona at an empty Nou Camp.

Lassina Traore scored five goals as Ajax shrugged off their midweek Champions League defeat by Liverpool to move back top ...

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Ireland camp ‘gutted’ as Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw during Italy victory

Garry Ringrose has suffered a broken jaw and will be sidelined for up to six weeks.

The Ireland centre trudged out of the first half of Saturday’s 50-17 Six Nations win over Italy, initially failing a head injury assessment.

But after the seven-try victory, Ireland head coach ...

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Leeds match £25,000 pledged by players to Marcus Rashford’s campaign

Leeds have announced they will match the £25,000 donation pledged by the club’s playing squad in support of Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals.

Hours after Leeds captain Liam Cooper revealed the players’ donation on Twitter, the club said they would ...

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City of Oxford College gets £2m for hospitality programmes

MORE than £2 million has been awarded to an Oxford college to create facilities for its hospitality and catering programmes.

Activate Learning announced the funding for the City of Oxford College on Wednesday.

Money was secured by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise ...

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Police make arrests at anti-lockdown protest in central London

Police have made a series of arrests at an anti-lockdown protest as large crowds gathered in central London.

Demonstrators made their way through the city with banners and placards, calling for “freedom” and an end to Covid-19 restrictions.

Police were deployed outside ...

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Mr Bojangles songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker dies aged 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song Mr Bojangles, has died aged 78.

Walker died on Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T Davis told The Associated Press.

“He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health ...

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Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to Portuguese pole position

Lewis Hamilton tamed the Portimao roller coaster to start his bid to become Formula One’s most victorious driver from pole position in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix.

After drawing level with Michael Schumacher’s all-time tally in Germany a fortnight ago, Hamilton stands ...

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Ireland hammer Italy to keep Six Nations title hopes intact

Ireland breezed past callow Italy 50-17 to tee up a tilt at a fourth Six Nations crown in seven years.

Hugo Keenan bagged a debut brace, with fellow newcomer Will Connors also on the score sheet.

CJ Stander, Johnny Sexton, Bundee Aki and Dave Heffernan all crossed too, with Edoardo ...

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Scott Parker determined to turn things around at Fulham

Fulham boss Scott Parker has vowed to give it his all to turn around his side’s dismal start to the season.

The Cottagers suffered a fifth defeat from six Premier League games as they went down 2-1 to Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage.

Parker’s men were in control of the ...

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Tim Wellens sprints to stage five win in Vuelta as Primoz Roglic remains in red

Tim Wellens edged a three-rider sprint to claim victory on stage five of the Vuelta a Espana in Sabinanigo as Primoz Roglic remained in the red jersey.

The Belgian racer held off the challenge of Guillaume Martin (Cofidis Solutions Credits) and Thyman Arensman (Team Sunweb) to take the win ...

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Watlington Hill murder: Body of woman found in National Trust park

POLICE believe a woman in her sixties who was found dead in woodland at the Watlington Hill National Trust park was known to the attacker.

At about 5.53pm yesterday, the body of the woman was found, with a murder enquiry launched.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on ...

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Tyson Fury announces London fight for December with opponent revealed ‘soon’

Tyson Fury has announced he will fight in London on December 5 and will confirm his opponent “very, very soon”.

Fury’s third heavyweight showdown against Deontay Wilder had been set for December 19.

However, the deadline was reportedly missed because of television ...

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Jairo Riedewald and Wilfried Zaha give Crystal Palace victory at 10-man Fulham

Crystal Palace continued their promising start to the Premier League season and heaped more misery on 10-man Fulham with a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage.

Goals in either half from Jairo Riedewald and Wilfried Zaha, who also notched an assist, did the damage by the Thames as Roy Hodgson’s ...

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Phil Foden goal rescues a point for Manchester City at West Ham

Manchester City fought back with a second-half goal from Phil Foden to earn a 1-1 draw at West Ham.

The Irons – who recovered from 3-0 down to draw against Tottenham with a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser from Manuel Lanzini – went in front after 18 minutes through an ...

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Real Madrid brush aside Barcelona and return to the top of LaLiga

Real Madrid returned to the top of LaLiga with a 3-1 win over Barcelona at an empty Nou Camp.

Both sides had suffered shock defeats last weekend, with Zinedine Zidane’s side then beaten 3-2 at home by Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League opener on Wednesday night.

Los ...

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Oxford United slip back into League One's bottom four

OXFORD United fell back into League One's bottom four after a Saturday where Karl Robinson's men were again left kicking their heels.

They had been due to take on Swindon Town, but the clash at the Kassam Stadium was postponed last night following multiple coronavirus cases in the ...

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