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Joey Evison inspires Kent to Royal London Cup glory against Lancashire

Kent fans can rest assured they may be losing Darren Stevens, but a ready-made replacement is in place in the form of Joey Evison. On a day when it came to bidding farewell to the departing 46-year-old all-rounder, it was 20-year-old Evison who inspired Kent to Lancashire glory with a stellar all-around display in a …

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Son’s fast highs lift Tottenham and expose Leicester’s fragility

Son Heung-min was the last to leave the pitch, match ball under his arm, the goalscoring drought well and truly over. An afternoon that began with last season’s Golden Boot co-winner almost inevitably demoted to the bench – Antonio Conte had little choice after eight games without a goal – ended with a hat-trick of …

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Alexander Isak penalty secures Newcastle point against Bournemouth

Five points from three games is the kind of tally that, given the right context, can help interim coaches land more permanent managerial positions. Add three very decent unbeaten performances since Gary O’Neil took over as interim manager of Bournemouth following the sacking of Scott Parker and it’s easy to imagine the Las Vegas-based consortium …

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Jos Buttler and England aware of their debt to Pakistan on their first tour since 2005

Jos Buttler doesn’t remember much of England’s last trip to Pakistan. It was 2005 and he was a teenager playing for the Somerset Under-15s. He could tell you a lot about England’s victory at the Ashes that summer – “probably the best series ever” – but he only knows bits and pieces of the tour …

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Erling Haaland on target again as Manchester City punish Wolves to 10 men

There doesn’t seem to be a problem in the Erling Haaland machine. The Manchester City striker took his tally to 11 league goals in seven games and 14 in nine in all competitions, after scoring with robotic precision in a procession against Wolves. A one-sided contest was booked by strikes from Jack Grealish and Phil …

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Champions Leicester beat Newcastle for the first victory

Nemani Nadolo’s two tries against Newcastle were his first of the season Leicester Tigers: (26) 36 Try: Cronin, Nadolo 2, Ashton, Cracknell The inconvenients: Goperth 4 Pens: Gopperth Newcastle Falcons: (14) 21 Try: barton, McGuigan, Carreras The inconvenients: Connon 3 Champions Leicester Tigers overcame Newcastle Falcons for their first Premiership victory of the season. Tries …

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