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How long? Managers who created a legacy

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Wenger’s reign is finally coming to an end, so we look back at some of the managers in charge for a very, very long time...

Stan Calvert: Time for Change

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After a damaging defeat in the annual Stan Calvert competition, Sport Editor Tom Shrimplin and writer Rebecca Johnson discuss the issues with the event and how it could improve...

Sports stars who end up big news

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From stolen taxis, nightclub scuffles to dates, our sports writers look back on just a few of the times when sporting stars gained media attention for controversies outside of...

Unlucky Olympians

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The Courier reviews the top blunders, misfortunes and unlucky performances in past Olympic Games...

Spirit and energy not enough as Northumbria dominate in Badminton

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Rebecca Johnson reports on Newcastle's battling performances in Badminton at Sport Central...

VARious Points of View

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Our writers tackle the arguments for and against the use of VAR technology in football...

The long game: the legacy and successes of sporting legends

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At the upcoming ATP finals Roger Federer will play Sascha Zverev, who was literally a baby when Federer turned professional. We take a look at sporting careers that have just gone...

Are major sporting events worth hosting?

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Despite a bid that's "not fully compliant", Birmingham looks set to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. But do international sports events bring more problems than benefits to their...

Should Saido Mane have been sent off?

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James Harris and Rebecca Johnson tackle the debate around high-footed challenges in light of Mané’s challenge with Ederson....