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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 Articles written pre-February 2020 have been archived and don’t feature in this list, to avoid clutter.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:

July
Gilbert Burns targets October/November return, names Leon Edwards as top choice
Lonzo Ball, Dennis Schroder among Chicago Bulls’ free agency guard targets
Tokyo Olympics update: Gauff, Berrettini withdraw with COVID and injury issues
NBA Draft to be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on July 29
UFC 266: Volkanovski-Ortega, Shevchenko-Murphy and Nick Diaz’s return on Sept. 25
Frank Warren: Arthur-Yarde rematch is next, despite their contrasting situations
Devin Booker unapologetic on criticism of Suns’ injury-impacted NBA Finals run
Teofimo Lopez’s assistant coach: Beat Kambosos Jr, then Devin Haney next?
UFC 264: Stephen Thompson believes he is Kamaru Usman’s worst matchup
Close to complete: Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson in advanced talks
Mario Barrios vows to return better than ever after Gervonta Davis defeat

June
Serena Williams withdraws from Wimbledon mid-match, sustains ankle injury
Primetime: Gervonta Davis, Vasiliy Lomachenko earn contrasting knockout victories
Detroit Pistons win top pick in draft lottery, Cade Cunningham expected
Jermall Charlo still gunning for Gennady Golovkin and co after Montiel win
Donovan Mitchell: Game 6 loss to Clippers will eat at me for a long time
Wimbledon 2021: Venus Williams, Andy Murray given wildcardsNadal, Osaka withdraw
Teofimo Lopez tests positive for COVID-19, Kambosos Jr fight rescheduled for August 14
Shakur Stevenson issues Jamel Herring warning, ahead of his own Nakathila fight
UFC 263: Leon Edwards eyeing big weekend win over Nate Diaz
Report: Tottenham in advanced talks with Gladbach forward Marcus Thuram
French Open 2021: Naomi Osaka withdraws after being fined for media no-show

May
French Open 2021: Djokovic, Federer and defending champion Nadal in same half
Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez set to headline UFC’s July 17 card
French Open 2021: Cancer-free, Carla Suarez Navarro to make unlikely return
Dare to be great: Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr set for August 21
Dillian Whyte return mooted for August-September, Chris Arreola linked
Euro 2020: Karim Benzema to make France return after six-year absence
French Open 2021: Simona Halep likely out after innocuous calf tear
Progress: Joshua Buatsi excited to showcase his USA-based improvements
Frustration continues: Andy Murray plotting return after another injury setback
Time will tell: Canelo welcomes ring size change as Saunders gets his wish
Don’t compare exciting teen Carlos Alcaraz to Rafael Nadal, warns Juan Carlos Ferrero
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


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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
Dortmund complete £23m signing of Birmingham City wonderkid Jude Bellingham
Leeds promoted to the Premier League, after Huddersfield Town stun West Brom
Man City’s two-year UCL ban lifted by Court of Arbitration for sport
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