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Giro d'Italia 2018: Froome and Dumoulin do battle on stage 20 final climb – live!
Giro d'Italia 2018: Froome and Dumoulin do battle on stage 20 final climb – live!

2.5km to go: Dumoulin is still going, whatever those difficulties were, but it seems as if his challenge is done. Froome has seen him off here, I’m sure of it!

2.9km to go: Dumoulin goes away again as they enter a tunnel ... Froome responds yet again, and you can’t really fault the leader’s sharpness here. He’s ready for everything Dumoulin is trying ... and Dumoulin may be in trouble now ... he’s shaking his head!

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Exeter Chiefs v Saracens: Premiership final – live!
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens: Premiership final – live!

Click-clack, click-clack … the players are in the Twickenham tunnel.

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England v Pakistan: first Test, day three – live!
England v Pakistan: first Test, day three – live!

And another one! A bit of inswing there, and it flies inside the bat to clip middle and off!

That’s edged, and two balls after drinks Malan has gone!

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What can Arsenal expect with Unai Emery? ‘He wanted to light a fire inside us’
What can Arsenal expect with Unai Emery? ‘He wanted to light a fire inside us’

Marco Andreolli played under Arsenal’s manager at Sevilla and says the Spaniard has all the skills to succeed in England

Arsenal have appointed a winner. That is something that is clear the moment you meet Unai Emery. He constantly thinks about winning and the trophies he has won during his coaching career speak for him. Even at Paris Saint-Germain, where they expected more in the Champions League than he was able to deliver, he proved he knew how to win.

Emery has one great quality: he is an extraordinary motivator. His speciality is preparing for matches, speaking at great length to his players. I remember when I was at Sevilla we had long squad meetings where he would first show various tactical videos and then motivational films. He wanted to really get us going, to light a fire inside us. More than once we stayed literally for hours in a room watching motivational videos, so when we got to the game we were really hungry for success.

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Sterling Brown and the tasing of the black American dream | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Sterling Brown and the tasing of the black American dream | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Milwaukee police didn’t just assault a basketball player, they damaged the hopes young people of color have of a better life

Another day, another black man violently assaulted by five rogue police officers for the ever-increasing crime of BWB (breathing while black). This time it was NBA player Sterling Brown. In January, the Bucks rookie was confronted by Milwaukee police at Walgreens for a parking infraction, which resulted in a compliant Brown being wrestled to the ground, handcuffed, tased, arrested – and given a parking ticket. The recently released police body-cam footage was called “disturbing” by Milwaukee’s mayor. Particularly in a city that Bucks president Peter Feigin once called “the most segregated, racist place I’ve ever experienced in my life”. The officers involved have since been disciplined. Now what? Bygones?

Related: After my experience with Milwaukee Police, I have to tell my story | Sterling Brown

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The Derby 2018: jumps start puts Oisin Murphy on path to breakthrough
The Derby 2018: jumps start puts Oisin Murphy on path to breakthrough

The 22-year-old is already one of Flat’s leading riders and Roaring Lion offers the chance to seal his first Group One win in the Classic

Which winning jockey in the Derby at Epsom also rode a winner of the Gold Cup at Cheltenham? It is a trick question, of course, but it will have a fair answer if Oisin Murphy can steer Roaring Lion to victory in the most celebrated Classic of all at Epsom next Saturday.

At only 22 Murphy is already established as one of the Flat weighing room’s leading riders and the No 1 jockey for Sheikh Fahad al-Thani’s Qatar Racing. His roots, though, are in jumping, both over National Hunt obstacles and in the show-jumping arena, and his first job in racing was as a stable lad and work rider with his “Uncle Jim” – better known to jump fans as Jim Culloty, one of four winning trainers in the Cheltenham Gold Cup who also won the race as a jockey.

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Pakistan batsmen build healthy Lord’s lead against frustrated England attack
Pakistan batsmen build healthy Lord’s lead against frustrated England attack

England 184; Pakistan 350-8
• Babar Azam top-scores with 68 but forced off injured

On a grey day at Lord’s the situation grew grimmer for the home side. The pattern of the game was sustained as Pakistan outplayed England by dint of solid, unspectacular, old-fashioned virtues. This is not how Pakistan are supposed to prevail. In the past the inspired, stream of consciousness cricket of Waqar and Wasim, Mushtaq and Qadir, and Anwar and Inzamam has enthralled and intimidated, depending on your vantage point .

But here for two sessions the Pakistan team was clinical and patient, dutifully grinding down an England side which contains three players who in recent times have been accustomed to spending only 20 overs in the field at any one time. Then in the final session they played a few more shots against a weary attack.

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Simon Yates shows guts to suggest future glory despite Giro collapse | William Fotheringham
Simon Yates shows guts to suggest future glory despite Giro collapse | William Fotheringham

The Briton’s breakdown raises questions of his team’s strategy but was a reminder that participants are human after all

It will come as little comfort to Simon Yates after losing the pink jersey of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, but he is not alone in his fate. The race has witnessed some epic collapses in its closing mountain stages in recent years. In 2016, Vincenzo Nibali, famously, took advantage of a catastrophic breakdown and crash by the Dutchman Stephen Kruijswijk en route to the French ski resort of Risoul with two days to go, while in 2002, the young Australian Cadel Evans cracked with four days remaining, slipping from pink jersey to an anonymous 14th overall.

It is the eternal fascination of stage racing, for the onlooker at least, that this sort of disastrous event can happen and occasionally does. In an era where fans and media have become used to the idea that everything can be predicted and dialled in, it is a welcome reminder that the participants are human beings, as frail as the rest of us for all the superhuman feats that they attempt, and usually achieve.

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Sergio Ramos set for one more epic display of leadership for Real Madrid | Sid Lowe
Sergio Ramos set for one more epic display of leadership for Real Madrid | Sid Lowe

He raps, has dozens of tattoos and knows nothing but Champions League success as Madrid’s captain

Sergio Ramos was born with golden balls. That’s what Sergio Ramos says, anyway – and, he adds, they’re right where they’re supposed to be. It’s no Ossie’s Dream and it’s not the Anfield Rap either, but this week Real Madrid’s captain released a cup final song of his own: a European Cup final song, offered up with the words “my house, some friends, a lot of magic and this is the result: my life in a song and lots of verses still to write”. With the usual rapper’s brag and bravado, SR4 tells his journey from the streets – well, the square in Camas, Seville – to the World Cup and close to another Champions League title. Already “a legend,” as the track has it, it would be his fourth.

Nothing was handed over free, runs one line; “his ‘testiculine’ is not for sale, it comes out as a Panenka” – that moment when, in the Euro 2012 semi-final, he dinked in a penalty. That was one of a handful of moments that define a player with a gift for the epic and the grand gesture, for goals too, late ones, important ones, who is almost a cartoon character at times. It was also two months since the European Cup semi-final when, during the shootout, he sent the ball sailing over and some, including Manuel Neuer, into fits of laughter. That night Ramos vowed he would show them. So he did.

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Aston Villa’s Steve Bruce seeks solace on pitch after torrid few months
Aston Villa’s Steve Bruce seeks solace on pitch after torrid few months

Both of the manager’s parents have died this year beating Fulham in the Championship play-off final might provide a little respite

When Steve Bruce is asked whether work on strengthening the team will start immediately if Aston Villa win promotion to the Premier League on Saturday, the first thought that comes into his head has nothing to do with new signings. “The one thing I need this year, more than any other year, is a holiday,” he says.

The Championship can be a grind at the best of times with all those Saturday-Tuesday fixtures and all the more so when a 46-game season is extended by another three weeks because of the play-offs, but Bruce is looking forward to a break for reasons that transcend football.

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Klopp v Zidane: the Champions League final in the managers' words – video
Klopp v Zidane: the Champions League final in the managers' words – video

Does the Champions League title mean more Liverpool or Real Madrid? Who is more crucial to their team – Mohamed Salah or Cristiano Ronaldo? And who is most likely to walk away from the final victorious?

Jürgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane on the fight for the Champions League crown in Kiev on 26 May.

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Sports quiz of the week: Unai Emery, Liverpool and a dirty mouth
Sports quiz of the week: Unai Emery, Liverpool and a dirty mouth

Who beat Real Madrid? Who can’t count? Who petitioned Fifa?

Who scored two goals against Real Madrid in the European Cup in the 1980-81 season, when Liverpool won the trophy?

Alan Kennedy 

Karl Kennedy

Susan Kennedy

Des Kennedy

Which of these players has won the Champions League with both Liverpool and Real Madrid?

Steve McManaman

Nicolas Anelka

Xabi Alonso

Álvaro Arbeloa

Fernando Morientes

Michael Owen

Zinedine Zidane is aiming to lead his club to three straight European Cups. Which other manager has achieved this feat?

Bob Paisley

Carlo Ancelotti

Pep Guardiola

Brian Clough

No one. He would be the first

Why was Stephen Curry’s mother Sonya unimpressed by his performance for the Golden State Warriors against the Houston Rockets this week?

He was caught swearing on TV

He did not wave to her in the crowd

He only scored 40 points

He “passed the ball to team-mates too much”

Unai Emery has won three European trophies. How many have Arsenal won?

None

Two

Four

Six

In which city will a man from Majorca and a woman from Riga start defending their titles on Sunday?

London

Paris

Melbourne

New York

Who said: "Right now I have a biological age of 23. I can keep playing until I'm 41”?

Rafa Nadal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Cristiano Ronaldo

Roger Federer

What request did France captain Hugo Lloris, Australia captain Mile Jedinak and Denmark captain Simon Kjaer make to Fifa this week?

To "show compassion" to an opponent who has been banned for taking cocaine

To change the times of their matches at the World Cup

To let them sing the full versions of their national anthems at the World Cup

To grant their fans more tickets for World Cup matches

What is notable about the Vegas Golden Knights’ appearance in the final of the Stanley Cup?

Their coach said he would ‘gamble every cent he owns on the strip’ if they made it this far

Every member of their squad is a teenager

The team are owned by Floyd Mayweather, who bought them for $1

This is their first ever season

The Women's Champions League final was goalless after 90 minutes. What was the score after 120 minutes?

Wolfsburg 1-4 Lyon

Wolfsburg 2-6 Lyon

Wolfsburg 4-3 Lyon

Wolfsburg 3-2 Lyon

3 and above.

Not great

4 and above.

Not great

5 and above.

Not bad

6 and above.

Not bad

7 and above.

Decent

8 and above.

Impressive

9 and above.

Very impressive

10 and above.

Perfection

2 and above.

Terrible

0 and above.

Terrible

1 and above.

Terrible

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The Fiver | Occasions like these are not to be missed
The Fiver | Occasions like these are not to be missed

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It has been a financial, logistical and physical nightmare but The Fiver has finally completed its journey and all that remains is to fritter away 24 hours or so before kick-off in Saturday’s Big Cup final. The overland trek was gruelling, there have been outrageous bribes, costly misunderstandings and a particularly heated argument over the state of our accommodation, not to mention of our personal hygiene, but all that matters is that when the players of Liverpool and Real Madrid stride out on to the pitch in Kiev’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium, The Fiver will be roaring them on from our favourite stool at The Lengthy Barf. Occasions like these are not to be missed! And where else would we be?

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Finals between leading four teams bring curtain down on bruising season | The Breakdown
Finals between leading four teams bring curtain down on bruising season | The Breakdown

The irresistible force meets the immovable object when Exeter play Saracens while Leinster are favourites against Scarlets

The season, domestically at least, ends this weekend. As it came in, so it goes out with players queuing for surgery. Artificial pitches have come under scrutiny after Jack Willis, John Barclay and Steffon Armitage suffered leg injuries in the last month that will keep them out of action for between six months and a year but other factors, such as fatigue, come into play.

It is not so much the number of matches players take part in but the cumulative effect of training. Mako Vunipola, who was with the Lions in New Zealand, will make his 32nd appearance of the campaign on Saturday when Saracens meet Exeter in the Premiership final.

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World Cup Fiver | The curious incident of the opossum and denied time
World Cup Fiver | The curious incident of the opossum and denied time

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News that Peru fans have been protesting in the streets against the doping ban imposed on the country’s captain, Paolo Guerrero, has got the Fiver looking forward to some thrilling attacking football from the South American side and wondering again about a vengeful marsupial. We may be extrapolating too much from the precedent set by Peru’s 1970 campaign but you knew the risks when you signed up for this guff. And the fact is that 1970 was Peru’s most successful World Cup and it, too, was preceded by popular rage against a perceived injustice – and followed by a curious incident of an opossum and denied time.

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Restless fretting about cricket’s health could be its great strength | The Spin
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Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli: ‘My project to reshape European football’
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli: ‘My project to reshape European football’

European Club Association chairman hits out at Gianni Infantino’s Club World Cup plan and wants more Champions League games for the elite and fewer domestic matches

European football’s gilded elite assembling for Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev will be more abuzz with intrigue than normal after Uefa’s public slapdown of the Fifa president Gianni Infantino’s effort to railroad through a new format for the Club World Cup. Increasingly influential in the thick of it will be Andrea Agnelli, fourth-generation scion of the famed Fiat- and Juventus-founding dynasty, chairman of Juve since 2010 and, since September, of the powerful European Club Association (ECA).

Trim in his grey pinstripe suit, talking assuredly at the Guardian offices this week while in London for a board meeting of Fiat Chrysler – turnover €111bn last year – the 42-year-old Agnelli came to bury Infantino’s grand plan. But, as he explains, it becomes clear that he sees this row as a mere squall in a six-year quest towards his own vision, which many in football may find more challenging, its ambition no less than “a big project in reshaping European football”.

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