Bryant tributes, Klich’s graffiti and Murray returns – Sunday’s sporting social

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Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from August 23.


Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich is a wizard with graffiti too, producing this artwork at Elland Road.

Blackburn are fed up of hearing about Robert Lewandowski’s failed move to Ewood Park.

Another pre-season for Wayne Rooney.

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⚪️⚫️? @dcfcofficial

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Rio Ferdinand felt for the linesmen in the showpiece with pace demons on show.

Former France striker Thierry Henry had a message for Paris St Germain.

England unveiled another Lionheart.

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Welcome to our squad of #Lionhearts, @daniel_sukula! ?

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Pre season on the way!

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⚽️ @avfcofficial

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His Manchester City team-mate Sergio Aguero was in the gym.

Dimitar Berbatov was being humble.

Aston Villa remembered last year’s win over Everton – their first victory on their Premier League return.

Manchester City also looked back on a win over Everton.

An Eden Hazard goal was Chelsea’s flashback.

Declan Rice was full of praise for Toni Kroos… and Toni Kroos was grateful for the positive feedback.


Andy Murray enjoyed his first ATP Tour win of 2020.

Feels good to be back ? ATP Tour Castore Sportswear#AMC

Posted by Andy Murray on Saturday, August 22, 2020


Keep your eye on the off stump.

What a catch!

Eleven years since Andrew Flintoff did this…

Next stop England!


The NBA remembered Kobe Bryant on what would have been his 42nd birthday.

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Remembering Kobe ?? 8.23.78

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— NBA TV (@NBATV) August 23, 2020

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HBD Mamba ?? #mambaweek #rip

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— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) August 23, 2020

LeBron James enjoyed his latest head-to-head with Carmelo Anthony.

Another member of the NBA’s draft class of 2003 was impressed with his former team-mate’s display.


Tony Bellew backed Dillian Whyte to bounce back from Saturday night’s knockout.

Eddie Hearn signed off from Fight Camp.

Rival promoter Bob Arum stuck the knife in after Whyte’s shock defeat.


Conor McGregor enjoyed a night out.

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Date night with my Fiancé ❤️

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Ian Poulter remembered his 2003 Wales Open win.

Motor Sport

Damon Hill was on the grid ahead of the Indy500 in the United States.


Glen Durrant was all set for the return of the Premier League.

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