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MLS playoffs: Atlanta United set up Conference final with New York Red Bulls

More than 70,000 fans see United beat New York City FCSporting KC will play Portland in Western Conference finalThe fans showed their love for the coach before the game. Then Atlanta United’s players made sure Tata Martino has to stick around for at le…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/nov/11/mls-playoffs-atlanta-united-set-up-conference-final-with-new-york-red-bulls

Australia concede Twenty20 series to Pakistan with second consecutive loss

Pakistan 147-6; Australia 136-8 | Pakistan win by 11 runsMaxwell hits unbeaten half-century amid top-order failurePakistan have sealed victory in their T20 series against Australia with another comfortable win in Dubai.Although it was not quite as one-…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/oct/27/australia-concede-twenty20-series-to-pakistan-with-second-consecutive-loss

Europa League roundup: Celtic lose at RB Leipzig as Milan beaten by Betis

• German side win 2-0 to take control of Group B• Betis leapfrog Milan to top of Group F with victoryCeltic’s Europa League hopes took another bruising in a 2-0 defeat by RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena.It was always going to be tough for the Scottish…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/25/europa-league-roundup-celtic-rb-leipzig-defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus go on to beat Valencia

• Ronaldo may miss trip to Manchester United next month• Ajax defeat AEK Athens 3-0; Bayern Munich beat Benfica 2-0Cristiano Ronaldo may miss a return to Old Trafford with Juventus on 23 October after he left the pitch in tears following a red card for…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/19/cristiano-ronaldo-sent-off-valencia-juventus-ajax-aek-athens-champions-league-roundup

Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel paralysed after training crash

Vogel has spoken publicly for first time after crash in JuneWorld champion wants to be “source of motivation” for othersGermany’s double Olympic and world track sprint cycling champion Kristina Vogel has announced she has been left paralysed following …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/07/olympic-champion-cyclist-kristina-vogel-paralysed-after-training-crash

Vuelta a España: Alejandro Valverde takes stage eight to cut Rudy Molard’s lead

• Movistar rider pips Peter Sagan to take his second stage• Rudy Molard still has 37-second lead over ValverdeSpain’s Alejandro Valverde grabbed a second stage win of this year’s Vuelta a España by pipping Peter Sagan to the finish line in a thrilling …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/01/vuelta-a-espana-alejandro-valverde-wins-stage-eight-cut-rudy-molard-lead

Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios remain on course for US Open meeting

Federer eases past Yoshihito Nishioka in openerKyrgios complains of fatigue in win over Radu AlbotRoger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while Nic…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/29/roger-federer-and-nick-kyrgios-remain-on-course-for-us-open-meeting

Celtic score early but held to draw by Suduva while Rangers beat Ufa

• Suduva 1-1 Celtic• Rangers 1-0 UfaCeltic moved a step closer to the Europa League group stage with a 1-1 draw against Suduva in the first leg of the play-off in Lithuania, although their defensive concerns continue.Olivier Ntcham got the Hoops off to…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/aug/23/suduva-celtic-rangers-ufa

Wallabies make four changes as they look to improve Bledisloe Cup set-piece

Scrum and lineout key focus for Wallabies in AucklandScott Sio back, Allan Alaalatoa replaces Sekope KepuProps Tom Robertson and Sekope Kepu have paid the price for Australia’s poorly performing scrum by being dropped to the bench for the second Bledis…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/23/wallabies-make-four-changes-as-they-look-to-improve-bledisloe-cup-set-piece

Serena Williams roars back to form in crushing win over Daria Gavrilova

American loses just three sets in Cincinatti Open victoryFinal major of year, the US Open, starts in two weeksSerena Williams took just 65 minutes to beat Daria Gavrilova in the first round of the Cincinatti Open as she displayed ominous form just a fo…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/14/serena-williams-roars-back-to-form-in-crushing-win-over-daria-gavrilova

Keisuke Honda to coach Cambodia national team while playing in A-League

Honda signs two-year contract and won’t receive a salaryMelbourne Victory insist he won’t miss A-League matchesFormer Japan international Keisuke Honda has been named general manager of Cambodia’s national team just a week after signing for Melbourne V…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/aug/12/keisuke-honda-to-coach-cambodia-national-team-while-playing-in-a-league

Police accidentally use spray on peloton as farmers’ protest halts Tour de France

• Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Peter Sagan affected • Race director neutralised race for 15 minutesYellow jersey Geraint Thomas, team-mate Chris Froome and world champion Peter Sagan were among a number of Tour de France riders affected by a spray …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/24/tour-de-france-protestors-peloton-farmers

Richie Porte out of Tour de France after crash on stage nine

Porte crashed after 10km of stage nineThe Australian rider was taken to hospital Australian Richie Porte has pulled out of the Tour de France after damaging his shoulder in a crash 10 kilometres into the ninth stage, a 156.5-km ride from Arras on Sund…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/15/richie-porte-out-of-tour-de-france-after-crash-on-stage-nine

Thorbjorn Olesen finds his finish in the Italian Open to deny Molinari

• Dane shoots flawless 64 to finish a shot in front of Italian• Bryson DeChambeau takes Memorial after play-offItaly’s Francesco Molinari came up agonisingly short in his bid for back-to-back wins and a third Italian Open title as Thorbjorn Olesen held…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/03/thorbjorn-olesen-francesco-molinari-italian-open-brsyon-dechambeau-memorial

Roma president Jim Pallotta attacks violent ‘morons’ among club’s fans

• Pallotta criticises fans who are ‘destroying our history’• Alleged assault of Liverpool fan Sean Cox ‘disgusting stupidity’The Roma president, Jim Pallotta, has launched a furious attack on a section of the club’s fans, warning that a violent minorit…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/28/roma-president-jim-pallotta-fans-morons

Dimitri Payet orchestrates as Marseille open advantage over RB Salzburg

• Marseille 2-0 RB Salzburg• Thauvin 15, Njié 63Florian Thauvin put Marseille within touching distance of a place in the Europa League final with a controversial opener as his side beat Salzburg 2-0 at the Stade Vélodrome. Thauvin headed home in the 15…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/26/marseille-rb-salzburg-europa-league-semi-final-first-leg-match-report