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Cycling World Championships 2019: women’s elite road race – live!

Updates from the women’s 150km showpiece in YorkshireDutch challenge looms large to block path of local hero DeignanEmail Tom or tweet him with your thoughts on the race 1.45pm BST The Cycling World Championships may be in Yorkshire but all roads for t…

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Japan v Ireland: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Argentina’s 28-12 win over Tonga a tale of two halvesAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Tom or tweet him with your thoughts on the game 9.10am BST Japan have Ireland on the ropes as the first half ticks into extra time, putting togeth…

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Barcelona v Valencia: La Liga – live!

La Liga updates from the evening kick-off at the Camp NouReal Madrid hold on for 3-2 win over LevanteAny comments? Find Tom on Twitter or get in touch via email 6.35pm BST Valencia arrive at the Camp Nou in a state of turmoil after their owner, Peter L…

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Football League: Forest end Swansea’s unbeaten run as Bolton thrashed again

QPR win thriller against Luton, Stoke lose at homeCoventry top of League One, Exeter lead League TwoLeague leaders Swansea saw their unbeaten start come to an end as a smash-and-grab raid from Nottingham Forest snatched all three points at the Liberty …

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St Helens v Warrington: Challenge Cup final 2019 – live!

Challenge Cup final updates from the 3pm BST kick-offAaron Bower: childhood friends to collide in showpieceAnd you can email Tom here or tweet at @Tbassam 4.33pm BST 57 mins: A great little step from Theo Fages causes a miss in the Wire defence. Coote …

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Football League: Wednesday win again and embattled Bolton earn point

Charlton’s sink Stoke, Vassell denies LutonSunderland deny Ipswich; Plymouth on topEarly league leaders Sheffield Wednesday were ahead in double-quick time with the debutant Jacob Murphy firing home his first goal for the club after just 100 seconds. S…

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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…