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Premier League clubs soar into profit with record £4.5bn revenues

The first year of the Premier League’s record £8.4bn television deals, combined with financial regulations aimed at preventing the bulk of the money being paid to players and agents, has transformed England’s top 20 clubs overwhelmingly into profit. The Guardian’s analysis of the clubs’ most recently published accounts, for the 2016-17 season and financial year, found …

Klay Thompson is not the most famous Warriors player, but he is among the most important.

Reggie Miller was asked on a radio interview recently which NBA player he would entrust to educate young players on shooting form. “Klay Thompson”, he said without hesitation. There was no second thought to his response, a concept Thompson is familiar with when he catches a pass beyond the three-point line. A compliment from Miller …

We’ve done enough to merit good turnout, should not beg: Constantine

Coach Stephen Constantine says the Indian football team has done enough in the last few years to merit a decent crowd turnout, and begging for support was one thing it did not deserve. Constantine was asked about skipper Sunil Chhetri’s impassioned plea urging people to come and cheer the team in the ongoing Intercontinental Cup. Chhetri’s video post struck …

Gopichand training Saina, Sindhu at separate venues.

There can’t be two swords in a sheath, goes the saying. That’s quite the issue confronting National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand as he grapples with the task of training Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu at different venues as they are no longer comfortable training together. Ever since the team came back from CWG after winning a gold , Gopichand has been training them separately. …