• Soccer-'We've turned a corner' says embattled Inter Miami coach Neville
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    Soccer-'We've turned a corner' says embattled Inter Miami coach Neville

    Neville, who replaced Diego Alonso in the close season, is a friend of Miami co-owner David Beckham and has been feeling the heat due to the club's dismal record of two wins, three draws and eight losses having made the MLS playoffs in its inaugural season last year. "It feels as if we've turned a corner," Neville told reporters on Thursday. The road ahead for the Eastern Conference's last placed team begins on Saturday when Miami face Montreal, who defeated Miami in the club's two previous meetings this season.

  • Virgil van Dijk pays thanks to Liverpool and family after friendly comeback
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    Virgil van Dijk pays thanks to Liverpool and family after friendly comeback

    Virgil van Dijk pays thanks to Liverpool and family after friendly comeback• Van Dijk had been out since October with cruciate injury• Joe Gomez also made injury comeback against Hertha Berlin Andy Robertson puts the captain’s armband on Virgil van Dijk for the first time since October 2020. Photograph: Jan-Philipp Burmann/City-Press/Getty Images

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 live: Vicky Thornley goes for rowing gold before five GB swimmers race for glory
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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 live: Vicky Thornley goes for rowing gold before five GB swimmers race for glory

    Rowing: Vicky Thornley goes for gold in single sculls final at 1.33am before men's eight final at 2.25am BMX: Kye Whyte races at 2.03am in men's semi-final with Bethany Shriever's semi-final at 2.18am Swimming: Five GB finalists start with Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood (2.41am) Luke Greenback (2.50am), Anna Hopkin (2.59am) and Duncan Scott (3.16am) follow First athletics session of Tokyo 2020 begins including Dina Asher-Smith's heat Tokyo 2020 schedule: Start times and key events to watch

  • Olympics-A Tale of Two Cities: In the 'bubble' and the Tokyo outside
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    Olympics-A Tale of Two Cities: In the 'bubble' and the Tokyo outside

    The Tokyo Olympics is running a village for athletes and coaches where more than 80% are vaccinated against the coronavirus, testing is compulsory and movement is stringently curtailed. The athletes’ village and Olympic press centre represent a huge, strict COVID-19 control zone for the more than 50,000 competitors, coaches, staff and journalists. Meanwhile, outside the fence, host city Tokyo - despite labouring through its fourth coronavirus lockdown as infections spike to record highs - is leading something like life as pandemic-normal.