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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 Articles written pre-August 2022 have been archived and don’t feature in this list, to avoid unnecessary clutter.

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2022

December
Hector Luis Garcia warns Gervonta Davis not to overlook him on Jan. 7 – as megafight lurks
Australian Open 2023: Berrettini to use United Cup as confidence boost for long Grand Slam run
Eubank Jr insists he wants once-cancelled Golovkin matchup in 2023, provided he beats Smith
#1 contender Manon Fiorot aims to avoid Murphy, Santos misstep before Shevchenko title shot
Ben Shalom, Richard Riakporhe, Frazer Clarke and more: BOXXER comments, before busy 2023
Emma Raducanu proud of her resilience during arduous year, hopes for injury-free new year
Who was Nick Bollettieri? Remembering the HOF tennis coach, who died aged 91 on Sunday
Fury feels 2023 will be his biggest career year, assesses contrasting matchups with Usyk, Joyce
UFC Orlando: Wonderboy refutes retirement talk before Holland main event matchup

World Cup: Nov. 20 to Dec. 18
Kolo Muani reflects on magical experience, while Morocco duo set to leave Angers
Portugal’s Fernando Santos is ninth manager to part ways post-tournament
Tagliafico praises Messi’s presence before semi-final — Messi masterful, Argentina into final
Mbappe puts Poles to the sword and Ramos runs riot against Swiss as all four quarter-finals set
Croatia draw sees Belgium crash out and Martinez depart, they must now rebuild
Belgium boss Martinez rubbishes negative news before crunch clash vs. Croatia
Christian Pulisic excited, determined to change the way the world sees US soccer
Anass Zaroury: Who is Burnley winger replacing Amine Harit in Morocco’s World Cup squad?

November
AUS OPEN 2023: Zverev, Norrie eager to ramp up preparations in Saudi Arabai event
Denzel Bentley vs. Hamzah Sheeraz: Both boxers open to possible future showdown
Indiana Pacers’ big man Myles Turner changes agents, as trade speculation intensfies
Carlos Alcaraz aware a difficult 2023 season awaits him with newfound favourite tag
Beterbiev-Yarde confirmed for January 28 at Wembley Arena after latter’s KO win over Koykov
After return to world’s top 50 and with wife’s blessing, Andy Murray plots busy 2023 schedule
UFC 281: Esparza keen to extinguish lingering criticisms vs. confident Weili in first title defence
Reports: Brighton, Leicester linked with Boga move while Tottenham targeting Edwards reunion
Steve Kerr addresses Warriors’ winless road trip as defending champs start year with 3-7 record

October
Lomachenko is the talk of the town at 135lbs, but has business to complete this weekend
John Ryder vs. Zach Parker media day: Who said what, ahead of Nov. 26’s main event?
Simona Halep drug suspension: What is Roxadustat, what’s next for the two-time Slam champ?
UFC 280: Makhachev-Oliveira, Sterling-Dillashaw and Yan-O’Malley on a packed PPV card
Tennis round-up: Swiatek seals 8th title of 2022, Bencic’s coaching change and Zverev update
Wilder calls out Usyk, Ruiz after sending Helenius to sleep with another blistering R1 KO
Haney feeling sharp, content with more activity before Kambosos Jr title rematch
Wilder talks up Helenius challenge before his long-awaited comeback on Oct. 15
Mbappe scores record-breaking goal in Benfica draw, as reports swirl he wants to leave PSG
Fritz downs Tiafoe in Japan while Djokovic, Mertens and Krejcikova seal titles on busy Sunday
Alcaraz, Ruud stunned in straight-sets, Kasatkina outwits Raducanu in Ostrava and more
Djokovic downs Cilic to clinch Tel Aviv title, Astana Open with Alcaraz and Medvedev awaits
Guardiola: Red-hot Haaland will be rested when time is right, after Manchester derby treble

September
Stevenson 1.6lbs overweight, loses 130lb world titles before Friday night’s Conceciao clash
NBA news: Zion progressing, Williams’ knee surgery, Wembanyama draft caution and more
Tennis: Federer retires, Siniakova stuns Rybakina while Fruhvirtova clinches Chennai title
Jorginho: Chelsea players to blame for Tuchel’s sacking; Campos linked to sporting director job
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban does u-turn on NBA’s in-season tournament plans
Redemption time? 76ers sign free agent big man Montrezl Harrell to two-year, $5.2m deal
NBA injury update: Gallinari diagnosed with torn ACL, Lonzo’s knee issues persist and more

August
Here we go again: Ruiz ends 16-month layoff against Ortiz this weekend, needing continuity
UFC FN Paris: Whittaker ponders 205lbs move, ahead of co-main event matchup with Vettori
Chet Holmgren injury: OKC GM Sam Presti stresses team won’t tank after Lisfranc diagnosis
UFC 278: Usman at peace with shock KO defeat, welcomes trilogy clash in England next year
Aston Villa’s Diego Carlos out until 2023, ruptured Achilles on home debut vs. Everton
Full steam ahead: Jarrett Allen excited before second full year with Cleveland Cavaliers
Serena’s swansong: 23-time Major champion confirms imminent retirement in Vogue magazine
Citi Open news: Venus’ comeback snappedRaducanu wins on returnBadosa, Jabeur too
Amid trade rumours, Miami’s Adebayo reaffirms desire to remain with Heat for his entire career


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Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates a point during his match against Jaume Munar of Spain on day seven of the 2021 AnyTech 365 Andalucia Open...

2022
Reports: Declan Rice has ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to leave West Ham in summer of 2023
Mallorca: Tsitsipas clinches maiden grass-court title, ousting Bautista Agut in three sets
Report: PSG agree €10m (£8.5m) fee for Nice’s Christophe Galtier as Pochettino successor
Paolo Banchero believes he’s top player in NBA draftOrlando take Banchero with No. 1 pick
Dubois keen for devastating finish vs. WBA titlist Trevor Bryan on Saturdayeases to R4 KO
Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery on torn ligaments after French Open semi-final fall
Atlanta, Detroit and Portland all early suitors in Deandre Ayton sweepstakes
Jaron Ennis predicts dominant, eventual KO win over Custio Clayton — does it in two rounds
Canelo: Patience key in weekend’s LHW title battle with Bivolsuffers first pro defeat since 2013
ATP calls Wimbledon’s impending ban of Russian, Belarusian players discrimination
He’s an angry, emotional power puncher: Van Heerden dismisses Benn then suffers R2 TKO
NBA news digest: Head coach movement, injury updates and more as playoffs inbound
Miami Open: Alcaraz ascends to rally past Ruud, wins historic maiden Masters 1000 title
“No perfect time, but this was mine” – Barty discusses shock retirement in press conference
Battle of south LDN: Buatsi-Richards set for May 21Buatsi wins UD12 in competitive tussle
After whirlwind 2021, Leylah Fernandez keen to defend her Monterrey title does exactly that!
Ahead of Catterall 140lb title defence, Taylor eyes 147lb moveedges dubious split decision
ATP Dubai: Vesely ousts Djokovic in quarters, Medvedev confirmed as new world no. 1
Tyrese Haliburton is point guard of our future, says Pacers’ president Kevin Pritchard
Keys, Badosa, Kokkinakis and Karatsev all clinch titles as warm-up events end
Warriors’ Klay Thompson to return — After 942 days out, he scores 17 vs. Cavs in special return

2021
Tennis coaches of 2021 revealed, Alcaraz and Tsitsipas target strong 2022
Kambosos Jr: Here to fight the best, but now? I’m the shot caller
Canelo Alvarez insists this weekend’s unification title fight vs. Caleb Plant is personal
No rush: UFC heavyweight prospect Tom Aspinall happy for gradual growth
Raducanu runner-up in WTA Chicago; Murray hails her potentialMats Wilander issues warning
Primetime: Gervonta Davis, Vasiliy Lomachenko earn contrasting knockout victories
French Open 2021: Djokovic, Federer and defending champ Nadal in same halfNovak wins RG
Euro 2020: Karim Benzema to make France return after six-year absence
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
Gianluigi Donnarumma renewal talks rumble on; Milan target Mike Maignanhe joins PSG
Jrue Holiday signs four-year, $160m maximum extension deal with Buckshelps Bucks win title
UFC 261: Usman-Masvidal 2 set to headline full crowd PPV in JacksonvilleUsman earns R2 KO
Qatar Open: Federer beats Evans in three-set thriller after 405 days outanother injury update
Exceeded expectations: Hornets chairman Michael Jordan praises rookie LaMelo Ball
Eddie Hearn insists Billy Joe Saunders is toughest test for Canelo Álvarezsuffers first pro loss
Australian Open 2021: Injuries pile up as warm-up events draw to close
Shawn Porter refusing to give up on Terence Crawford title boutfights valiantly, then retires
Sevilla signing Alejandro Gomez has no regrets, ready for new challenges
After Teofimo Lopez loss, Vasiliy Lomachenko keen to excel in 2021returns to the top table
Despite clay struggles, Medvedev backed for future greatness by Tipsarevicwins US Open

2020
Kubrat Pulev vows to expose Anthony Joshuagets knocked out in nine rounds
Joe Joyce believes he’ll outsmart Daniel Duboisultimately inflicts his first pro defeat
NBA Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves take Anthony Edwards with number 1 pick
Jannik Sinner beats Vasek Pospisil, becomes youngest ATP title-winner in 12 years
French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal concerned ahead of his Slam returnthen wins the title!
Kim Clijsters promises she still has ‘good tennis left’ in second retirement return
Barbara Schett: Dominic Thiem will be in good shape once tennis resumesclinches US Open!
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
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
Lautaro Martinez’s agent: Barca, Real, Chelsea & City have all called about him
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
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
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 talkingsoundly beats him
Conte admits his Chelsea side played with fear at Watford, lack character