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Tour de France 2019: stage eight – live!

Rolling report on the 200km stage from Mâcon to Saint-ÉtienneGroenewegen sprints to win as Brailsford cools Bernal hypeEmail Tom with your thoughts on the stage or find him on Twitter 11.18am BST A quick update, Tejay van Garderen is out of the Tour. T…

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Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem: French Open semi-final – live!

French Open semi-final continues after rain delayNadal ousts Federer in straight sets to reach finalAnd feel free to email Tom with your thoughts 11.29am BST Third set: *Djokovic 2-6, 6-3, 4-4 Thiem (*denotes server): Thiem’s groundstrokes are just not…

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Football League: Norwich grind out win to stay top of Championship

Aston Villa win fourth on the bounce, beating Boro 3-0Oxford beat Bradford after farcical finale in League OneKenny McLean gave Norwich the lead on the stroke of half-time at Rotherham but they were pegged back shortly after the restart by Semi Ajeyi. …

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Italy v France: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-off in RomePaul Rees: Gatland and Schmidt hope for happy endingEmail Tom or tweet @Tbassam with your thoughts 1.08pm GMT 31 mins: Italy deal with the French threat well and we’re back in midfield. 1.06pm GM…

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West Brom keep pace after win at Aston Villa as Blades carve up Reading

Sheffield Wednesday leave it late to draw at RotherhamPortsmouth throw away 3-0 lead for point at SouthendWest Brom did the damage in the five minutes before the break to stay firmly in the promotion hunt with a 2-0 win at Midlands rivals Aston Villa. …

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Australian Open 2019: Simona Halep sweeps past Venus Williams – live!

Updates from the day six night session in MelbourneNovak Djokovic regains calm to see off ShapovalovAnd feel free to mail Tom with your thoughts 9.40am GMT We’ll now turn our attention to Zverev v Bolt on Rod Laver. The German leads the Australian chal…

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England v Belgium: men’s hockey World Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the 11am GMT bully-off in Bhubaneswar, IndiaEngland stun favourites Argentina to reach semi-finalsEmail Tom or tweet @tbassam with your thoughts 11.26am GMT 39 min Van Aubel heads to the bin for two minutes after a foul on Ansell. Can Engl…

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England v Belgium: men’s hockey World Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the 11am GMT bully-off in Bhubaneswar, IndiaEngland stun favourites Argentina to reach semi-finalsEmail Tom or tweet @tbassam with your thoughts 11.26am GMT 39 min Van Aubel heads to the bin for two minutes after a foul on Ansell. Can Engl…

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England v Australia: rugby union international match – live!

Updates from the 3pm GMT kick-off at TwickenhamAustralia make U-turn as David Pocock is ruled outEmail Tom or tweet @Tbassam with your thoughts 1.58pm GMT My Guardian colleague Robert Kitson’s fair assessment is that England are one win short of a good…

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Wales v Scotland: rugby union international – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the game in CardiffWales in no mood for ‘festival rugby’ against ScotlandSend your emails to Tom here, or tweet @TBassam 2.15pm GMT George North spoke to Paul Rees ahead of today’s game about the motivations behind his dec…

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Football League and Non-League Day clockwatch – live!

Portsmouth head to Wimbledon fresh off their first League One defeatNon-League Day: devotion, loyalty and commitment – in picturesLive scores, all the goals as they happenGet in touch with Tom via email or on Twitter @tbassam 2.17pm BST Lincoln City ar…

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France v Ireland: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 4.45pm GMT kick-offFrance’s Jalibert ends 50-year wait for teenaged No 10Ireland can challenge for title but must beware FranceEmail Tom here or tweet him here, if you fancy 4.25pm GMT We have had one game already and in ty…

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Wales v Scotland: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations 2018 opener, kick-off 2.15pm GMTMilestone for Gatland but Wales need rebootJohn Barclay: ‘There’s expectation, that’s exciting’Email Tom here or tweet him here, if you fancy 2.47pm GMT 29 mins Another Scottish wasted chance. A Russell kick …

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Football League: Jed Wallace seals epic late win for Millwall at Leeds

Millwall gave up a 2-0 lead at Leeds to trail, before winning 4-3Shrewsbury slipped to third in League Two • Despite the shock at the top of the table, the game of the day in the second tier was at Elland Road where 10-man Leeds came from 2-0 down to l…

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Liverpool hold off Birmingham as Niamh Charles’ delightful lob earns win

• Niamh Charles got the only goal of the game as Liverpool beat Birmingham 1-0• Everton got first win of the season, beating Yeovil 2-0 at Huish ParkLiverpool moved up to third in WSL 1 with a 1-0 win over Birmingham that came courtesy of Niamh Charles…

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England v Lebanon: Rugby League World Cup 2017 – live!

Rugby League World Cup updates from the Pool A match in SydneyAlex Walmsley’s rise from Yorkshire fields to World CupAnd feel free to email Tom or tweet @Tbassam with your thoughts 9.14am GMT 5 mins: First scrum and it’s great field position for Englan…

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Football League: Wolves survive Preston fightback to stay top of Championship

• Wolves, Cardiff and Sheffield United all win at Championship summit• Shrewsbury take victory in 89th minute as Forest Green stun Stevenage• Wolves got themselves into a commanding position against in-form Preston but nearly squandered it and were gra…

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Football League: Bristol Rovers hammer Northampton whilst Forest Green upset table-toppers Notts County

• Bristol Rovers hit six at Sixfields to beat Northampton in League One
• Exeter go top of League Two as Notts County are held by Forest Green Rovers

• If Bristol Rovers could defend as well as they can attack they might be threatening the upper reaches of League One. They hit six goals at Sixfields to thrash Northampton and become the top scorers in the division, sadly for Darrell Clarke’s side it meant their goal difference only returned to zero. Billy Bodin, Ellis Harrison (twice), Liam Sercombe, Rory Gaffney and Dominic Telford all filling their boots as Rovers moved up to 12th.

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Cycling World Championships: women’s road race – live!

1.37pm BST

Penton remains 40 seconds off the front of the peloton with Great Britain’s Dani King and Hannah Barnes sitting near the front as the Swede completes the second lap. GB rider Melissa Lowther has headed off in pursuit of Penton and has now joined the leader two form a two woman group.

1.20pm BST

Less than a month ago Lizzie Deignan was looking very good for a second tilt at the World Championships. A season spent dominating the UCI Women’s Tour alongside side Boels–Dolmans teammate Anna van der Briggen had culminated in victory Grand Prix de Plouay before a near-rupturing of the appendix took the 2015 rainbow jersey winner off the bike and threw her participation into doubt.

She’s in Bergen but whether Deignan now has the legs to compete remains to be seen. The course remains such a mystery as to what kind of race it will produce and whether Deignan can challenge depends partly on what unfolds around her.

Related: Lizzie Deignan: ‘I don’t want to let the sickness I’ve had get the better of me’

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Football League: Cardiff grab late draw but can’t stop Wolves going second

• Bristol City beat Derby 4-1, Birmingham lose again and sack Redknapp
• Shrewsbury continue flying start, Exeter still top of League Two

Cardiff missed an opportunity to go to top of the Championship after a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Hooper headed the visitors in front and Neil Warnock’s side left it very late to find a way through the Owl’s obdurate defence. It was the 95th minute when Sol Bamba poked home after Lee Westwood spilt Lee Tomlin’s free-kick into the path of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. Diogo Jota’s brace at the City Ground saw Wolves earn a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest and leapfrog the Bluebirds into second. The Portuguese Under 21 scored either side of a Mustapha Carayol 30-yard stunner.

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