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Rugby World Cup 2019: top try and points scorers

Sevu Reece? Cheslin Kolbe? Owen Farrell? Who will score the most tries and kick the most points at the 2019 rugby world cup in Japan? Continue reading…

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Qatari goalkeeper’s howler leads to goal after just 10 seconds – video

Al-Shahania keeper Khalifa Al-Dosari misjudged a long ball to concede a goal inside the opening 10 seconds against Al Arabi in the Qatar Stars League. Mohammed Salah Al Neel capitalised on the mistake and scored twice to help Al Arabi to beat Al Shahan…

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Rugby World Cup 2019 stadium guide

All you need to know about the 12 match venues from the Sapporo Dome to Kumamoto Stadium Continue reading…

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Rugby World Cup 2019: fixtures, tables and results

Check out the full schedule and latest standings for Japan 2019 Continue reading…

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Woman becomes first person to swim Channel four times non-stop – video

Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, has become the first person to swim the Channel four times without stopping. The American, who arrived in Dover on Tuesday after swimming for just over 54 hours, dedicated her achievement to fellow breast ca…

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Klopp on Champions League: ‘We want to create more stories’ – video

Liverpool will be looking to continue their 100% start this season with an away victory against Napoli as they look to defend their Champions League title. The Liverpool manager believes victory over Tottenham in Madrid merely whetted his players’ appe…

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Ashes: Joe Root on Steve Smith, Jofra Archer and the tied series – video

The Ashes 2019 is over, and despite England winning the final Test of the series at the Oval the urn is staying in Australia. England were victors on Sunday, bringing the series level at 2-2. Root’s side won the fifth and final Test by 135 runs in…

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Jofra Archer says Steve Smith ‘didn’t look as nailed on as usual’ – video

Jofra Archer said he had a feeling something was not right with Australia’s Steve Smith on day two at the Oval. ‘It might just be my perception of it but he didn’t look as nailed on as he usually is’. When told by a journalist that Smith was flu-ridden…

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Tyson Fury: Wilder rematch talk can wait until I’ve finished partying in Vegas – video

Tyson Fury has dismissed talk about a rematch with Deontay Wilder, insisting he is entirely focused on his upcoming Las Vegas bout with Otto Wallin.Fury said he was more interested in ‘getting smashed in Las Vegas’ after the fight than arranging a date…

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Ashes captains on Joe Root’s role and the fifth and final Test – video

Ashes captains Joe Root and Tim Paine have spoken ahead of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Oval. England have made two changes with Sam Curran and Chris Woakes replacing Jason Roy and Craig Overton. Root insisted there was plenty still for his si…

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Ashes captains on Joe Root’s role and the fifth and final Test – video

Ashes captains Joe Root and Tim Paine have spoken ahead of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Oval. England have made two changes with Sam Curran and Chris Woakes replacing Jason Roy and Craig Overton. Root insisted there was plenty still for his si…

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Gareth Southgate: England were both ‘outstanding’ and ‘poor’ against Kosovo – video

Gareth Southgate admitted that he was concerned with England’s performance after they beat Kosovo 5-3 at St Mary’s in Southampton. The England manager said that ‘poor individual mistakes, a poor start to the game’ after Kosovo took the lead in under a …

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Trevor Bayliss on Joe Root’s captaincy: ‘I don’t see too many problems really’ – video

England coach Trevor Bayliss has defended his captain, Joe Root, saying, ‘Everyone goes through periods where they don’t score quite as many runs as they would like’. Root’s captaincy has been called into question after England lost the fourth Ashes Te…

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British woman, 77, becomes oldest person to sail around the world alone – video

Jeanne Socrates has sailed into the history books after navigating her 11.5-metre (38ft) boat around the world, alone and unassisted, in 320 days. Socrates, from Lymington, Hampshire, started and completed her journey in Victoria, CanadaBritish wo…

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David de Gea close to signing new Manchester United contract

Goalkeeper would earn similar wage to Paul PogbaDe Gea’s deal is due to run out next summerDavid de Gea is close to finally agreeing a new contract with Manchester United. The goalkeeper is on the verge of completing the details on terms in the region …

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Steve Smith the difference as Australia retain Ashes, say Root and Paine – video

Australia have retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs at Old Trafford in the fourth Test with Joe Root crediting rival batsman Steve Smith for costing the hosts the Urn. Smith, who made 211 and 82 in the match as he continued hi…

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Eleven cars skid into mass pile-up in Citroën DS3 Cup race – video

Drivers competing in the Citroën DS3 cup were caught off guard by a sudden downpour midway through their race. Eleven out of 16 competitors ended up in a mass pile-up after sliding off the track at the same corner. Ten drivers emerged from the crash wi…

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Speed climber takes on lift in six-storey sprint … and wins – video

Polish speed climber Marcin Dzienski beat an unlikely opponent in his latest race – sprinting up a 23m wall in just 12.12 seconds to prove he is officially faster than a lift. The 26-year-old, who was world speed climbing champion in 2016, clamber…

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‘I had some luck’: Australia’s Steve Smith on Ashes double century – video

Steve Smith said he ‘had some luck’ on his way to a double century against England at Old Trafford to put Australia in control of the fourth Ashes Test. Smith was caught on 118 but Jack Leach’s delivery was a no ball after he stepped over the crease. S…

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The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch – in pictures

‘For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature’ by Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria’s largest public art installation Continue reading…