• Lauren Williams reflects on injury history after taking Olympic taekwondo silver
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    Lauren Williams reflects on injury history after taking Olympic taekwondo silver

    The Blackwood 22-year-old was denied by a last-gasp burst by Croatian world number one Matea Jelic.

  • ‘Room to improve’ as number of black and ethnic minority bosses equals record
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    ‘Room to improve’ as number of black and ethnic minority bosses equals record

    Patrick Vieira’s appointment by Crystal Palace earlier this month made him the eighth manager of colour among the 92 clubs.

  • Manchester United in final negotiations to sign Raphaël Varane for around £40m
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    Manchester United in final negotiations to sign Raphaël Varane for around £40m

    Manchester United in final negotiations to sign Raphaël Varane for around £40mDefender won four Champions Leagues at BernabéuVarane expected to become United’s third summer signing Raphael Varane celebrates scoring for Real Madrid against Espanyol in 2019. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock

  • Olympics-Gymnastics-Japan's men regret silver, but turn sights to Paris
    Reuters

    Olympics-Gymnastics-Japan's men regret silver, but turn sights to Paris

    The Japanese men's gymnastics team, all Olympic novices on a team without "King Kohei" Uchimura for the first time since 2008, lost to Russia by a whisker on Monday and said that while they regretted it, they were already turning their sights on Paris 2024. Japan, who took gold in 2016, have won either gold or silver in the team competition since Athens in 2004, but gymnastics watchers were unsure whether a team made up of novices would be able to hold off both Russia and a China, both out to revenge their loss in 2016. The group got a further shock on Saturday when Uchimura, a two-time Olympic champion in the individual all-around, fell from the horizontal bar, ending his storied Olympic career.