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Mikel Oyarzabal’s late winner for Spain crushes England’s Euro 2024 dream

If football is going home, it is only because it belongs to Spain. A record fourth European Championship title was their reward for ­beautiful ­passing, outstanding wing play and ruthless finishing, even though there was a brief spell when it seemed another illogical escape act from England was on the cards in Berlin.

For Gareth Southgate, whose 102nd game in charge of England could be his last, the reality is that anything other than a 27th consecutive win for a Spanish team in a men’s final would have been a travesty. It was a ­drubbing in all but scoreline. Spain had threatened to run riot after going 1-0 up when their lightning-quick wingers combined, Lamine Yamal setting up Nico ­Williams, and their response to Cole Palmer’s ­equaliser – more passing, more imagination – meant it was no surprise when the substitute Mikel Oyarzabal turned in Marc Cucurella’s cross in the 86th minute.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2024 21:03:15 GMT
England left nursing regrets after falling agonisingly short once more | Barney Ronay

Football is coming home … but it turns out that home is in Spain, the dominant football culture of the age

And fade to red. The Euro 2024 trophy will not, it turns out be coming back with the players to England after all. The parade can be scaled back, the beds turned down, the welcome basket stashed. Monday will be a day for hangovers and regrets, which is in its own way English football’s own safe place.

But it is at least headed to a very good home as England’s footballers were eased aside in Berlin’s Olympiastadion by a supremely coherent and gifted Spanish team. A 2-1 victory, the winner coming painfully late, means Spain are now four time winners of Europe’s elite competition.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2024 22:03:04 GMT
‘Heartbreak once again’: fans in Manchester crushed by Euros final loss

As 16,000 devotees piled into the AO Arena for England v Spain, the tide turned for Southgate and supporters dared to dream

For all the questions that surrounded Gareth Southgate’s England team this summer, there was only one that mattered come kick-off in Berlin: did you dare to dream?

Despite the negativity aimed at the Three Lions over the last six weeks – at times, it felt like kicking the manager became its own national sport – there were good reasons to believe.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2024 22:02:01 GMT
‘The Lions weep tonight’: what the papers say about England’s Euros final loss

Heartbreak, shattered dreams and more waiting for England’s football fans after disappointment at the 2024 European Championship final against Spain

Though the aftermath of the assassination attempt on Donald Trump took up some of the headlines, most of the UK papers focused on England’s 2-1 loss to Spain in the finals of the European Championship in Berlin.

The Guardian’s main picture was of Jude Bellingham slumped on the pitch in defeat under the headline, “Agony for England”. “Spain dashes hopes for Southgate’s team with late winner,” the paper added.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2024 00:34:14 GMT
Biden gives Oval Office address after assassination attempt on Trump: ‘Politics must never be a killing field’ – latest updates

Suspect, named as Thomas Matthew Crooks, killed in shooting at Pennsylvania rally; Trump and Biden reportedly had ‘good conversation’

Before Saturday’s attempt on Donald Trump’s life, there have been multiple assassinations of US presidents.

Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated, shot by John Wilkes Booth on 14 April 1865, as he and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, attended a special performance of the comedy Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, the AP writes.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2024 02:01:18 GMT
UK government adviser warns assassination attempts becoming more likely

Exclusive: John Woodcock, who has written to home secretary about election violence, says Trump shooting highlights danger

The UK government’s adviser on political violence said the growth of a “toxic, dangerous environment” in public life increased the risk of there being an assassination attempt on a British politician, as he called on the home secretary to launch an investigation into the intimidation of candidates in the election.

John Woodcock wrote to Yvette Cooper on Friday expressing his concern that a series of incidents in the election campaign could have been a “concerted campaign by extremists” that “underlined the gravity of the threat to our democracy”.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2024 13:27:43 GMT
Carlos Alcaraz blows past Novak Djokovic to retain Wimbledon title

In the short amount of time he has spent at the top of his sport, Carlos Alcaraz has already enjoyed a career with few comparisons. He has won big titles at a faster rate than all but a couple of 21-year-olds in history and he has barely scratched at the surface of his talents. With every new triumph, he is closer to becoming the dominant force in his sport.

That moment may have just arrived. A year after wresting the Wimbledon title from Novak ­Djokovic’s grasp in five breathless sets, Alcaraz produced an incredible performance under pressure to dismantle the seven-time champion Djokovic 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4) and triumph at Wimbledon for a second year in a row. Alcaraz is now four-time grand slam title winner and he joins Roger Federer as the only men to win their first four grand slam finals.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2024 15:37:59 GMT
Shannen Doherty, Heathers and Beverly Hills 90210 star, dies at 53

The actor, also known for roles in Charmed and Little House on the Prairie, has died of cancer

Shannen Doherty, star of Beverly Hills 90210 and Heathers, has died at the age of 53.

A statement from her publicist Leslie Sloane, cited by People magazine, said: “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of actress Shannen Doherty. On Saturday, July 13, she lost her battle with cancer after many years of fighting the disease.”

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Sun, 14 Jul 2024 13:18:34 GMT
Number of agreed UK house sales over past month ‘up 15% on 2023’

Buyers not fazed by election or Euro 2024, says Rightmove, as ‘gamechanging’ interest rate cuts anticipated

The number of agreed house sales over the past month was 15% up on this time last year, according to Rightmove, as buyers anticipate “gamechanging” interest rate cuts they hope could come as early as August.

Britain’s biggest property website said homebuyers largely shrugged off the “distractions” of the general election and the Euro 2024 football tournament to keep transactions well above this time last year.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2024 23:01:02 GMT
Scientists make DNA discovery that could help find pancreatic cancer cure

Hope for new treatments after researchers find spread of disease is aided by shutting down of molecules in key genes

Scientists have made a crucial DNA discovery that could help cure one of the deadliest cancers.

A team of researchers from the UK and US have found that pancreatic cancer is able to shut down molecules in one of the body’s most important genes, helping the disease to grow and spread rapidly.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2024 23:01:02 GMT

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