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How Spain's Sergio Ramos became football's Panenka expert

In 2012, Sergio Ramos missed the penalty that cost Real Madrid a trip to the Champions League final. Since, he's been unstoppable from the spot.

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The future: Debutants who impressed on international duty

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been limited at Chelsea, but he's already an England star, and one of five players who shone on their international debuts.

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Harden's workload is through the roof -- what does it mean for the playoffs?

James Harden's usage rate raises red flags, but Houston Rockets believe The Beard's reputation for fading deep in the postseason is overblown.

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Lowe: De'Aaron Fox is speeding up the Kings' timeline

For the first time in forever, Sacramento appears to have a sustainable basketball future.

Stephen A.: Harden is the MVP


Giannis: MVP is for players who win


Manchester United


Sources: United to reject any bids for Pogba

Paul Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane returned to the club as manager.

Nike fined over Utd, Barca merchandise sales

The EU fined Nike $14.4m for blocking cross-border sales of merchandise of clubs such as Manchester United, Barcelona, Juventus and Roma.

Man United desperate to keep De Gea -- but at what cost?

David De Gea has just 15 months left on his Man United contract, and the folly of signing Alexis Sanchez is set to cost the club dear.

Ultimate Fighting Championship


MMA fighters react to Conor McGregor's retirement tweet

Conor McGregor announced on Twitter late Monday night that he was retiring from MMA. After the social media post, fighters expressed their opinions about the decision.

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Stephen A. questions McGregor's dedication to winning


Cerrone: McGregor's retirement a 'ploy to stay relevant'


Rousey: 'We'll see how permanent' McGregor's retirement is



International Friendlies

Formula One

What's at stake in F1's crucial 2021 meeting on Tuesday?

F1 faces a crucial meeting this week to determine what its long-term future looks like. Laurence Edmondson looks at the key issues which need addressing before 2021.

How did a great team like Williams produce a fundamentally flawed F1 car?

The Australian Grand Prix showed just how far off the pace Williams' car is at this stage of the season. But the problems go deeper than just a failure in design.

Mick Schumacher to test for Ferrari in Bahrain

Mick Schumacher, son of Ferrari legend Michael, will test for the Italian team at one of the two days of testing taking place after this weekend's Bahrain GP.

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Thirteen years since son Kiyan was murdered, Mark Prince's message has rarely been more needed

Steve Bunce talks to Mark Prince about his work helping to raise awareness of knife crime in London.

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Michelle Waterson is fighting for her daughter

MMA is a violent and unforgiving sport. But instead of shielding her young daughter from her career, Michelle Waterson is bringing her along every step of the way.

How college basketball's unique non-American coach broke the mold

Scotland's Donna Finnie is leading the way for a new generation of coaches from Europe.

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    Our fourth annual ranking of the biggest names in sports and the moments, as measured by Google Trends, that got them there.

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    Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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