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One of the articles I sub-edited for the Daily Mail, during the 2019 Women’s World Cup

This page will continue updating over time! This is the bulk of my best news-related articles across all sports and categories, sorted by ascending order in a monthly format. Articles written pre-February 2020 have been archived and don’t feature in this list, to avoid clutter. 

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2021:

May

That was quick: Jose Mourinho agrees Roma deal, replacing Paulo Fonseca in July

April

Gianluigi Donnarumma renewal talks rumble on; Milan target Mike Maignan

Welcome back: Jaren Jackson Jr describes return as a big win, despite Clippers loss

Andy Ruiz Jr: I let a lot of people down but now? More motivated than ever

Usman: Masvidal win left me unsatisfied, why I called for UFC 261 rematch

Demetrius Andrade: Ready to show I’m the best, after Liam Williams victory

UFC 266: Jan Blachowicz to defend his LHW title vs. Glover Teixeira on September 4

Monte Carlo 2021: Daniil Medvedev withdraws after positive COVID-19 test

Patience is the key: Jaron Ennis looking ahead after impressive Lipinets win

French Open 2021: Alize Cornet blasts decision to postpone Grand Slam by a week

Best of the best: Karl-Anthony Towns believes Anthony Edwards is Rookie of the Year

Jrue Holiday signs four-year, $160m maximum extension deal with Bucks

Oklahoma State’s star freshman Cade Cunningham declares for 2021 NBA draft

March

Back to work: Lakers win Andre Drummond race after he agrees buyout

Coming out of retirement, former UFC champion Miesha Tate returns on July 17

Juan Martin del Potro undergoes fourth knee surgery, targeting Olympics return

Lakers’ LeBron James sidelined for 3-4 weeks with right ankle sprain

Weigh-ins complete, Lawrence Okolie vs. Krzysztof Glowacki is official

UFC 262: Chandler-Oliveira announced for vacant lightweight title

Jury is out: Milwaukee Bucks acquire PJ Tucker in four-player trade deal

David Benavidez itching for more activity, having eased past durable Ronald Ellis

UFC 261: Usman-Masvidal 2 set to headline full crowd PPV in Jacksonville

Qatar Open: Nikoloz Basilashvili’s dream comes true, topples Federer in three sets

Qatar Open: Roger Federer beats Dan Evans in three-set thriller after 405 days out

Hearn planning May PPV with Chisora-Parker headliner, Eubank Jr return

Rotterdam 2021: Kei Nishikori confident he can return to tennis’ top 10 rankings

Exceeded expectations: Hornets chairman Michael Jordan praises rookie LaMelo Ball

Alexa Grasso motivated, targeting top-10 ranked flyweight opponent next

Eddie Hearn insists Billy Joe Saunders is toughest divisional test for Canelo Álvarez

February

Multiple teams interested in Cavaliers’ available center Andre Drummond

Angelino’s Leipzig loan deal set to be made permanent for £17.5m

Australian Open 2021: Injuries pile up as warm-up events draw to close

Eden Hazard sidelined for 4-6 weeks with yet another muscular injury

Shawn Porter refusing to give up on potential Terence Crawford title bout

Serena Williams reveals Australian Open delay helped Achilles injury recovery

January

Sevilla signing Alejandro Gomez has no regrets, ready for new challenges

Australian Open 2021: Johanna Konta grateful, reflecting on quarantine period

After Teofimo Lopez loss, Vasiliy Lomachenko ready to leave no doubts in 2021

Stefano Pioli: Fikayo Tomori has interesting qualities, but needs time to settle

Post-fight comments: McGregor humble but upsetPoirier uninterested in Chandler fight

Lucas Pouille discusses recovery after elbow surgery, comeback plans for 2021

Joe Joyce eyes Oleksandr Usyk rematch next, according to manager Sam Jones

Adrien Broner to return after two-year layoff vs. Pedro Campa next month

Despite clay struggles, Janko Tipsarevic tips Medvedev for future world no.1 and Slam titles

Garbine Muguruza: Excited for new tennis season, reassured of safety in Australia

2020:

December

Ryan Garcia: I’m not worried about Luke Campbell, here to conquer the lightweight division

Italian clubs circle around Atalanta’s unsettled star Alejandro Gomez

Australian Open 2021: Roger Federer withdraws, while Andy Murray given wildcard

UFC Fight Island 7: Overlooking me is a mistake, Calvin Kattar warns Max Holloway

Australian Open 2021: Gavrilova headlines first wildcards revealed ahead of Feb. 8 start

Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu: I see a bright future, he can win more Slams

Crawford’s trainer Brian McIntyre: Pacquiao or Spence, the purse must be split evenly

UFC 259: Nunes-Anderson featherweight title bout rescheduled, will headline March 6 card

Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large

Australian Open 2021: Roger Federer doubtful to play, knee recovery not 100%

UFC Vegas 17: Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev to be rescheduled for 2021

November

NBA Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves take Anthony Edwards with number 1 pick

Joe Joyce believes he’ll outsmart powerhouse Daniel Dubois this weekend

Kubrat Pulev vows to expose Anthony Joshua, like Ruiz did last year

NBA Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves take Anthony Edwards with number 1 pick

UFC 255: Cynthia Calvillo under no illusions ahead of Katlyn Chookagian bout

Crawford: I proved why I’m considered boxing’s P4P best against Brook

Jannik Sinner beats Vasek Pospisil, becomes youngest ATP title-winner in 12 years

Felix Auger-Aliassime says his first ATP title will come when it’s deserved

UFC 256: Amanda Nunes withdraws from title defence with undisclosed injury

Kevin Holland to replace injured Darren Till, faces Jack Hermansson on Dec. 5

October

Jessica Andrade reveals her willingness to wait for flyweight title bout

UFC 256: Petr Yan to face Aljamain Sterling in first bantamweight title defence

Teofimo Lopez refuses to mince words ahead of Vasiliy Lomachenko title bout

RB Leipzig sign Justin Kluivert on loan, option to buy inserted

September

 Serena Williams withdraws from Roland Garros with Achilles heel injury

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal voices concerns ahead of his Slam return

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa exchange final pre-fight words

Povetkin’s promoter: After Whyte rematch, we’re pursuing Tyson Fury next

Tyron Woodley confirms he’s not retiring, despite yet another UFC loss

August

Talks advancing to schedule Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook for mid-November

US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic ‘felt responsible’ as a top player to feature

Eddie Hearn believes Joshua Buatsi is ready to fight for world titles in 2021

Kim Clijsters promises she still has ‘good tennis left’ in second retirement return

Barbara Schett: Dominic Thiem will be in good shape once tennis resumes

July

Dortmund complete £23m signing of Birmingham City wonderkid Jude Bellingham

Leeds promoted to the Premier League, after Huddersfield Town stun West Brom

Klopp and Mourinho respond to City’s UCL verdict, Guardiola demands apology

Manchester City’s two-year UCL ban lifted by court of arbitration for sport

Achraf Hakimi secured, Inter now linked with move for free agent Malang Sarr


Timeless archives – headline stories, news from the past

Mick Schumacher celebrates the second place in the second race and wins the European Formula 3 Championship 2018 after the final race of the Formula...

2020
Bayern Munich agree £54.8m deal to sign Manchester City’s Leroy Sane
Aguero undergoes successful knee surgery, no timescale for his return
Chelsea activate Timo Werner’s £49m release clause, close to dealhe explains decision to join
Andy Ruiz’s new coach Eddy Reynoso warned: watch him closely or he’ll be lazy
Pacers, Victor Oladipo’s $80m extension talks reached impasse before 19-20 season
Lautaro Martinez’s agent: Barca, Real, Chelsea & City have all called about him
AC Milan, Inter and Roma interested in Dortmund midfielder Mario Götze
COVID-19
Coronavirus intensifies across sport as events, matches cancelled or postponed
NBA suspends season indefinitely, after Jazz’ Rudy Gobert contracts COVID-19
Premier League, EFL both suspended until April 4th at the earliest
2020 Tokyo Olympics suspended until summer of 2021
NBA ‘angling’ to cancel 2019-20 season, preparing for scenarios
McLaren boss Zak Brown warns F1 could lose four teams unless big changes are made
Aguero reveals players are scared, despite proposed Premier League restart
Pre-pandemic
Borussia Dortmund close to €35m move for Birmingham City wonderkid Jude Bellingham
Arsenal to hold contract extension talks with teenage star Bukayo Saka, as interest increases
Karl Robinson on Dan Agyei, an angry second-half and Oxford’s spirited effort at Burton
Sergio Aguero breaks Henry and Shearer’s PL records as City thrash Aston Villa 6-1
Kevin Love increasingly unsettled as reports of discontent, team row emerge

2019
Mikel Arteta announced as new Arsenal manager
Barca, Liverpool target Amine Harit signs new Schalke deal until 2024
Confirmed: Impressive start sees Blazers guarantee Carmelo Anthony’s contract
Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino, preparing Jose Mourinho as replacement
Oleksandr Usyk eyeing big guns in 2020 ahead of heavyweight debut
Manchester United splash world-record £80m for Leicester defender Harry Maguire
Arsenal complete £72m club-record signing of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe
Fulham midfield wonderkid Harvey Elliott set for Liverpool move
Chelsea bypass transfer ban, complete £40m Mateo Kovacic signing
Manchester United agree £50m deal with Crystal Palace for Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Ribery and Robben score in fitting finale, Bayern clinch Bundesliga on final day
New Orleans primed for Zion Williamson after winning no.1 pick in NBA Draft Lottery
Everton lead European clubs interested in unsettled Chelsea talent Daishawn Redan
Bayern Munich to sign Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez for record £68m
English youth products overtaken Bundesliga and German talents, says Dortmund director Zorc

2018
Julian Draxler nowhere near his potential, says former coach
Toto Wolff tips Mick Schumacher for greatness after teen wins Formula 3 Championship
Raheem Sterling praises Jadon Sancho as teenager settles quickly with England
England squad announced: Maddison, Mount and Sancho earn first call-ups
Kurt Zouma insists despite Everton loan, his Chelsea career not over
Roma complete £23.8m move for Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi
Thibaut Courtois completes £35m Real move, Kovacic loaned to Chelsea
Tearful Andres Iniesta confirms he will leave Barcelona at season’s end
Lukaku believes he deserves more respect for his goalscoring record
Groves: Eubank Jr will pay for too much pre-fight talking
Conte admits his Chelsea side played with fear at Watford, lack character