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American Underdog and All Madden: holiday weepies bare the NFL’s heart
With a pair of major NFL-themed releases, America’s biggest sports league is taking aim at the NBA’s Christmas crown

Andrew Lawrence

24, Dec, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Talking Horses: Asterion Forlonge can grab King George prize for Irish
The grey runner looks overpriced to give Willie Mullins his second win in the big Boxing Day race, 20 years on from his first success

Greg Wood

24, Dec, 2021 @2:13 PM

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The year of the surprise package: five gifts the NFL gave us in 2021
With the festive season upon us, we reflect on reasons for football fans to be thankful as the year draws to an end

Graham Searles

24, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Carlsen faces test from rivals for chess speed titles in Warsaw on Boxing Day
The five-times US champion and fast-chess specialist, Hikaru Nakamura, plus the world No 2 and teen star, Alireza Firouzja, lead the challenge for the Norwegian’s rapid and blitz crowns

Leonard Barden

24, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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England need to invoke the spirit of Boxing Day 1998 and bat with belief | Mark Ramprakash
It’s lonely being on the wrong side of an Ashes mauling, but the visitors have to band together and draw on their inner strength

Mark Ramprakash

24, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Hawaii Bowl canceled after Hawaii pull out due to Covid outbreak in team
The Hawaii Bowl was canceled Thursday on the eve of the game after Hawaii withdrew because of Covid-19, season-ending injuries and transfers

Agencies

24, Dec, 2021 @5:08 AM

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Wasps’ Alfie Barbeary hopes moving back is the way forward with England | Gerard Meagher
The promising youngster’s relocation from hooker to back-row came after consultation with England coach Eddie Jones

Gerard Meagher

23, Dec, 2021 @10:00 PM

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England put recriminations aside and spy chance to put Australia in a ‘panic’ | Ali Martin
The tourists travel to MCG with both their batters and bowlers under pressure but Joe Root has a theory on how they can keep the series alive

Ali Martin in Melbourne

23, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Joe Root confident he can ‘bang out’ a hundred as England look to hit back
Joe Root has said he is ready to ‘bang out’ a seventh Test hundred in 2021 and has tipped England’s angry batting inquest to spark a wider response on Boxing Day in the third Test

Ali Martin in Melbourne

23, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Covid-ravaged Nets say they have enough players to play on Christmas
The Nets have enough players to fly to Los Angeles and play their Christmas showdown against the Lakers, though Kevin Durant might not be among them

Agencies

23, Dec, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Revived MCG pitch promises stage fit for a compelling Ashes contest | Geoff Lemon
If curators can produce something approaching last year’s lively pitch, the 70,000 expected in Melbourne could be in a for a Boxing Day treat

Geoff Lemon in Melbourne

23, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Wyomia Tyus: the original athlete activist hiding in plain sight
Wyomia Tyus made Olympic history and paved the way for athlete activists, but never became a household name

Allison Torres Burtka

23, Dec, 2021 @4:25 PM

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