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 Articles written pre-February 2020 have been archived and don’t feature in this list, to avoid clutter.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

October
Repeat or revenge? Lyndon Arthur vs Anthony Yarde 2 booked for December 4
Indian Wells: Cameron Norrie describes Dimitrov victory as the biggest of his career
Take two: Eubank Jr vows for spiteful display vs. Germany’s Wanik Awdijan
Devin Haney’s father Bill stresses his free agent status will help make big fights
After decimating Liam Taylor, David Avanesyan eyes Yordenis Ugas title fight
UFC Vegas 38: Thiago Santos finally feels 100% again after injury-plagued losing run

September
Build-up continues: Joshua better than before, but under pressure to deliver vs. Usyk
NBA news round-up: Shock Timberwolves sacking, Bulls contract extensions and more
UFC 266: Alexander Volkanovski insists Brian Ortega doesn’t deserve featherweight strap
Terence Crawford excited to silence his doubters vs. Shawn Porter on Nov. 20
Tsitsipas opens up on his struggles, Medvedev backed to avoid Thiem’s slump
Boxing round-up: Benn’s new deal, Usyk confident, Parker-Chisora 2 booked
Ashleigh Barty is exhausted and needs extended rest, per coach Craig Tyzzer
No rush: UFC heavyweight prospect Tom Aspinall happy for gradual growth
Conor Benn vows to produce big display against Adrian Granados on Saturday
Sure thing: Joseph Parker welcomes possible bout with title-chasing Joe Joyce
UFC 269: Dustin Poirier vs. Charles Oliveira lightweight title fight in the works

August
Raducanu finishes runner-up in WTA Chicago; Murray hails her future potential
Warriors, Nets interested in signing Paul Millsap; Klay Thompson injury update
Federer is out indefinitely, needs more knee surgeryThiem out until 2022, recurring wrist pain
Spurs coach Becky Hammon hopes it’ll be normal for women to get NBA jobs
Ricards Bolotniks raring to shock Joshua Buatsi in their weekend encounter
Multiple NBA teams targeting wantaway Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen
Improving: Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov confident for different reasons
Spence Jr warns Pacquiao 147 is his divisionUgas replaces him after retinal eye tear injury
UFC 265: Luque wants rankings boost, if he beats ChiesaLewis, Gane preview their title fight
Expect fireworks: Egidijus Kavaliauskas hyped for Vergil Ortiz fight on August 14

July
Lakers agree trade deal for Wizards’ Westbrook, will this latest gamble work out?
Naomi Osaka happy again, fulfilling a dream in Tokyo
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
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


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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
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
RB Leipzig sign Justin Kluivert on loan, option to buy inserted
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
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
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 talking
Conte admits his Chelsea side played with fear at Watford, lack character