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Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black at party

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 6 min ago
• Atlético Madrid forward deletes photo he posted on Sunday
• Griezmann criticised by Labour MP David Lammy

Antoine Griezmann has apologised for any offence caused after posting an image of himself on social media with his face painted black as part of an NBA party costume on Sunday.

The Atlético Madrid forward was also wearing a wig and holding a basketball in the photo which had “NBA 69 ALLSTARS” on the jersey. The photo on his official Twitter account was accompanied by the message “80’s Party” followed by basketball and laughing emojis.

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Wimbledon in party mode but Wigan's visit ruins the mood | Jeremy Alexander

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 12 min ago

League One leaders win 4-0 to puncture euphoria at Wimbledon AFC after club was cleared to return to their spiritual home of Plough Lane

Emotions ran high at Kingsmeadow on Saturday, when Wimbledon got their celebrations in first and Wigan Athletic went home with a 4-0 win, emphasising their right to top League One and sending AFC from 20th to 23rd.

Wimbledon’s celebrations were nothing to do with the match but rather the news that, barring a judicial review, for which there is a six-week window, the club have cleared the last hurdle on their way back to Plough Lane, their spiritual home for 100 years. The plan is for a £25m, 11,000-seat ground 250 yards down the road, on the site of the greyhound stadium that closed this year. They have greyhounds in their squad and hope to unleash them there in 2019.

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Once- and future- president

BBC - 1 hour 46 min ago
Chile's president, Harvard-trained economist and billionaire Sebastian Piñera returns to power.

Ashes: Australia thrash England in third Test to regain urn – video report

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 50 min ago

Australia have regained the Ashes after taking an unassailable 3-0 series lead over England in Perth. The hosts won the third Test at the Waca by an innings and 41 runs on Monday and now look to complete a second straight home whitewash with Tests in Melbourne and Sydney to come

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New York and New Jersey surf culture – in pictures

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 53 min ago

‘We found ourselves thinking of New York as a surf city’. In their book Ice Cream Headaches Ed Thompson and French photographer Julien Roubinet document surf culture in New York and New Jersey, profiling the professionals and local characters of the unforgiving north-east surfing scene and the challenges of lives lived with an obsession for the ocean

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Joe Root admits England were outclassed by Australia in Ashes defeat

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 10 min ago
• Tourists slump to unassailable 3-0 defecit after heavy defeat in Perth
• Root targets improved performance in next week’s fourth Test

Joe Root admitted England have been outclassed by Australia as they surrendered the Ashes before Christmas following a comprehensive innings-and-41-run defeat in Perth.

England needed to bat for most, if not all, of the final day to keep the series alive but Josh Hazlewood hastened their demise with five for 48 as the tourists lurched from an overnight 132 for four to 218 all out.

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True sporting heroes are those who have the courage to tackle authority | Sean Ingle

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 12 min ago
My stars of the year have been people prepared to risk the wrath of presidents, such as Colin Kaepernick and Grigory Rodchenkov, in order to right outrageous wrongs

For much of the evening the atmosphere was akin to a vast revivalist meeting, with the great and the good of British sport lauded and applauded. It is always the way with the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award. But – with the greatest respect to Anthony Joshua, Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton and the other candidates – my sporting heroes in 2017 are not to be found in a ring, on a track, or in a high-performance car, but in the firing line.

Think of many of the biggest stories of the year. The IOC decision to exclude the Russian Olympic Committee from the Winter Olympics. The protests from NFL players against police brutality and Donald Trump. The mounting concerns over cultural problems in British Olympic and Paralympic sport. And, last week, Chris Froome’s positive drug test.

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Ashes: Moment Australia beat England to regain urn

BBC Sport - 2 hours 29 min ago
Listen to the moment Australia regain the Ashes with an innings-and-41-run win over England in the third Test in Perth.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 43 min ago

Rafael Benítez and Chris Hughton need to turn their ailing teams around but David Moyes can take credit for what he has done with Marko Arnautovic

Related: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

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Ashes: Australia thrash England in Perth to regain urn

BBC Sport - 3 hours 5 min ago
Australia regain the Ashes with an innings-and-41-run win over England in the third Test in Perth.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs interested in Carolina Panthers

BBC Sport - 3 hours 11 min ago
American rap star Sean 'Diddy' Combs says he wants to buy NFL franchise Carolina Panthers.

Horse racing: Top chaser Douvan out for season

BBC Sport - 3 hours 13 min ago
Douvan is to miss the whole of the jump racing season with trainer Willie Mullins taking a "conservative approach" to his recovery from injury.

Australia reclaim Ashes with final-day victory over England in third Test

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 22 min ago
  • Hosts take unassailable 3-0 series lead with an innings and 41-run win
  • Play on day five delayed until lunchtime after covers leaked overnight

England’s efforts at keeping their interest in this Ashes series alive turned into a squib as damp as the unseasonal Perth weather that delayed the start of play until after lunch on the final day at the Waca. Once the rain abated and the wicket had dried to the liking of the match umpires, Australia needed just one session to take the final six wickets they required to win the third Test by an innings and 41 runs and regain the urn.

Related: Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day five – live!

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Football transfer rumours: Jonny Evans back to Manchester United?

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 26 min ago

Today’s fluff is full of meat and potato

José Mourinho knows a thing or two about allowing players to leave a Premier League club only to watch them turn into incredibly influential footballers elsewhere. Isn’t that right Kevin, Mo, Romelu and Nemanja? He hopes to redress the balance slightly – but not by rectifying one of his own mistakes. No, he’ll fix his moody stare on Louis van Gaal, who allowed Jonny Evans to join West Brom for £6m in 2015, as he attempts to pip Manchester City and Arsenal to the centre-back’s signature in the hope he can slot him into the Eric Bailly-shaped hole that exists in his Manchester United back line since the Ivorian’s ankle injury. Mourinho got a good first-hand look at what the 29-year-old can do in Sunday’s 2-1 win at The Hawthorns and believes he’s more than capable of parking a Manchester United bus instead of a West Brom one.

Chelsea will rummage through the ash-strewn remains of Monaco’s squad in January until they find Thomas Lemar, at which moment they’ll leave £50m and a bewildered Michy Batshuayi on the steps of Stade Louis II before whisking the 22-year-old away to Stamford Bridge. And it says here that Juventus are willing to bring the hammer down on the highest bidder for defender Alex Sandro, who Chelsea wanted in the summer. But they’ll face stiff competition from Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG for the £60m-rated player. Wilfried Zaha’s name has also been whispered around Stamford Bridge in recent weeks.

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Raheem Sterling: Police investigate 'hate crime' against Manchester City winger

BBC Sport - 3 hours 33 min ago
Police are investigating after Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is the subject of what they are treating as a "hate crime".

Celtic's 69-game unbeaten run by the numbers

BBC Sport - 4 hours 8 min ago
A look back at Celtic's 69-game unbeaten run in 69 seconds after Hearts became the first team in 70 attempts to beat them.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Sir Mo Farah 'shocked' to win

BBC Sport - 4 hours 12 min ago
Sir Mo Farah says he was shocked to be voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 and "never thought I would win having come so close before".

Exxon pact should be rejigged to give 7% royalty –Goolsarran

Stabroek - 4 hours 54 min ago
Former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran says that the agreement between Guyana and ExxonMobil should be renegotiated to give this country a royalty of 7% on oil produced instead of the current 2% and...

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Meten-Meer-Zorg man dies after `Chic Chic’ mayhem

Stabroek - 4 hours 55 min ago
-ex-cop in custody At least two men are reportedly in critical condition and one has died, after they were attacked and struck down at an event at the Tarla Dam tarmac, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West...

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Charlestown baker Humphrey passes away

Stabroek - 4 hours 56 min ago
Popular Charlestown bakery owner, Winston George Humphrey died yesterday after a period of illness at a city hospital.

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