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Liverpool's Henderson Crowned Football Writers' Player of the Year

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was named the Football Writers' Association player of the year on Friday for leading the Reds to their first league title in 30 years.

The 30-year-old beat Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and teammates Virgil Van Dijk and Sadio Mane to the prize.

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Tyson to Make Boxing Comeback at 54 against Roy Jones, 51

Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion who retired in 2005, said Thursday he will make a comeback at age 54, fighting Roy Jones Jr. on September 12 in Los Angeles.

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FIA Chief Todt Hails Hamilton, Stresses Need for 'Freedom' in Anti-Racism Fight

International Automobile Federation chief Jean Todt has hailed Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton's strong anti-racism stance, but said that all drivers must be free to decide whether to demonstrate their support.

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Arrests Made in Liverpool, Leeds after Fans Gather to Celebrate Trophy Lifts

A total of 13 arrests were made in Liverpool and Leeds as thousands of fans gathered outside stadiums on Wednesday night to celebrate their clubs' title triumphs despite warnings to stay at home.

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English Football Finances 'Unsustainable', Say Lawmakers

British lawmakers called for a reset of English football finances following the coronavirus pandemic, proposing an end to parachute payments and salary caps for the lower leagues.

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NBA Pulls Out of Xinjiang Project

The National Basketball Association has severed ties to a training center in China's western Xinjiang region, where Beijing faces growing international condemnation over its treatment of minorities.

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Tokyo Marks One Year until Olympics with Subdued Ceremony

Japan marked a year-to-go until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a subdued ceremony Thursday as the raging coronavirus pandemic fuels fears about whether the Games will go ahead at all.

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Former Arsenal Boss Emery Named as New Villarreal Coach

Villarreal announced on Thursday that former Arsenal and Sevilla boss Unai Emery is taking over as the La Liga club's coach from the sacked Javi Calleja.

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Virus Vaccine Key for Olympics Go-Ahead in 2021, Says Tokyo Chief

The development of a coronavirus vaccine or treatment will be key to allowing the postponed Tokyo 2020 games to open in a year's time, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday.

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Solskjaer Defends 'Mentally Strong' De Gea after Errors

David de Gea is mentally strong enough to deal with fierce criticism following a series of costly goalkeeping blunders for Manchester United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday.

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