Josh Gray

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Can Balotelli restore his reputation at Liverpool?

After last season saw Liverpool come agonisingly close to emulating their former glories by lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time, their sluggish start to this season will have come as something of a shock. Nowhere will the sense of disappointment have been more harshly felt than in the contribution of former Manchester…

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Will the Saints march into the Champions League?

After starting their season with an impressive six match unbeaten run, Southampton shocked the Premier League with their unexpected assault on a coveted top four place – having initially been widely tipped for relegation. Losing captain Adam Lallana to Liverpool and manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs in the close season was hardly ideal preparation, but…

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Wasps move – natural progression or the end of an era?

A decade on from the high-profile dissolution of crisis-stricken Wimbledon FC into the newly formed Milton Keynes Dons, Rugby Union seems set to follow the NFL franchise model. Six-time Aviva Premiership winners the London Wasps last week announced a controversial move from their current home in High Wycombe to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Local…

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Liverpool off and running amid difficult start for Premier League teams

The 2014-15 UEFA Champions League group stages began with a whimper for the Premier League sides, with only returnees Liverpool winning their opening encounter against Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad as Manchester City suffered last minute- heartbreak away to Bayern Munich, Arsenal were outclassed by Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea were held to a draw by Schalke….

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Nibali victorious in gruelling Tour de France

The 101st edition of the Tour de France was an attritional race like no other that saw 34 of the 219 riders pull out through injury. Vincenzo Nibali triumphed on the famous Champs-Élysées with a lead of more than 7 minutes, the largest winning margin since 1997. The Grand Depart of the world’s most famous…

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