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Which NHL teams improved the most this summer? Ranking the work of all 32 GMs

Which NHL teams improved the most this summer? Ranking the work of all 32 GMs

Three weeks after free agency opened up, the dust has mostly settled and the majority of impact players have found a home — with one major exception. That gives us a decent idea of where teams are at for next season, giving us a good time to analyze which teams improved or declined most based …

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The new Premier League season is here and Micah Richards, in his third year as a Sportsmail columnist, has had his say on the big questions, from the title race to the winter World Cup

Premier League: Man United STILL have no chance of the title, insists MICAH RICHARDS

The new season is here and Micah Richards cannot wait for the action to begin.  Back for his third year as a Sportsmail columnist, his opinions have always been forthright and his observations perceptive.  Before a ball is kicked, we asked the former England and Manchester City star to discuss the big talking points, from the …

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Cesar Azpilicueta after Chelsea's 2021 Champions League win

Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea captain signs new two-year contract to quash Barcelona speculation

Cesar Azpilicueta has committed his future to Chelsea by extending his Blues contract until 2024. The Chelsea captain has added another two years to his west London stay, thwarting Barcelona’s long-running pursuit of the 32-year-old. The Spain full-back joined Chelsea from Marseille in 2012 and has swept the board of major club trophies since, with …

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Zimbabwe riding high after T20 triumph but reinforced Bangladesh a fresh challenge

Zimbabwe riding high after T20 triumph but reinforced Bangladesh a fresh challenge

Big picture Zimbabwe have enjoyed a month of rare success. After dominating the T20 World Cup qualification tournament, they registered a maiden T20I series win over Bangladesh. There was a lot of fun and partying at the Harare Sports Club. The focus though now has to quickly shift to the ODIs, a format in which …

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South Africa and Sri Lanka face race against time to bridge gap against top contenders

South Africa and Sri Lanka face race against time to bridge gap against top contenders

Catching up to the Commonwealth Games semi-finalists is the task that lies ahead for both South Africa and Sri Lanka, who finished in third and fourth place in Group B respectively. The two teams exit the Games without advancing to the medal-matches and have six months to improve their approach before the next major tournament, …

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2022-23 NBA lookahead: Zion Williamson, Ben Simmons, Anthony Edwards among 10 most intriguing players

2022-23 NBA lookahead: Zion Williamson, Ben Simmons, Anthony Edwards among 10 most intriguing players

If a dead time exists in the year-round NBA calendar, early August is it. As we all sit in a Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving-Donovan Mitchell holding pattern, all we can do right now is start to look ahead with the information currently available. So I’m going to list 10 players I’m most excited to watch in …

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Ariarne Titmus and Australia’s swimmers wrap up golden Commonwealth Games

Ariarne Titmus, Sam Short and the women’s 4x100m relay medley team picked up yet more gold for Australia as the Commonwealth Games swimming competition came to a close in Birmingham. A hugely successful campaign in the pool ended with the triple triumph on Thursday morning AEST to bring Australia’s golden tally to 25 by the …

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‘This is for her’: Johnson-Thompson follows family loss with heptathlon gold

After the sorrow and the suffering, the glory and the pain. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been through the wars over the past three injury-ravaged years, and last week she also lost her grandmother Mary. Yet in front of an adoring home crowd she summoned a performance of no little resolve to retain her Commonwealth Games heptathlon …

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