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Australia v Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at Trent BridgeTalking points after the first half of the tournamentAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.29am BST Morning all! Or other times of day depending where you are. It’s morning at Trent Bri…

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Australia v Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at Trent BridgeTalking points after the first half of the tournamentAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.29am BST Morning all! Or other times of day depending where you are. It’s morning at Trent Bri…

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Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 4: Brandi Chastain in 1999

The 1999 World Cup games were watched by 660,000 fans and will for ever be associated with USA defender celebrating the winning penalty by ripping off her shirtThe Rose Bowl, Pasadena – a virtual cauldron on a typically sweltering Californian summer’s …

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Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 4: Brandi Chastain in 1999

The 1999 World Cup games were watched by 660,000 fans and will for ever be associated with USA defender celebrating the winning penalty by ripping off her shirtThe Rose Bowl, Pasadena – a virtual cauldron on a typically sweltering Californian summer’s …

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Cricket’s Superman, a history of women’s football and bad unveilings

This week’s roundup also features legendary commentary, England in cricket World Cup finals and green baize antipathy1) The Women’s World Cup is heating up, so let’s have a look at some history. Here’s a documentary celebrating 50 years of the Donny Be…

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EFL fixtures: Luton face Middlesbrough and Salford play Stevenage on day one

• EFL fixtures for the 2019-20 season announced• Woodgate’s first game in charge of Boro is on 2 AugustJonathan Woodgate’s managerial debut will be the first match of the 2019-20 EFL season. Middlesbrough installed the 39-year-old former England intern…

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Football transfer rumours: David Brooks to Manchester United?

Today’s nonsense didn’t get a cakeManchester United “have agreed to pay £55m” to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. After weeks of negotiating a fee for the scorer of one of the finest own goals you’ll ever see, they’ve finally done it. Ed Woo…

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USA women face Sweden in first true test with chance to exorcise Rio ghosts

Three years after Sweden handed the US women their earliest ever exit from a major tournament, the Americans can score revenge while making a statement in their first true World Cup testMegan Rapinoe insists that she has moved on from the 2016 Olympics…

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Fernando Alonso bows out unbeaten as Le Mans looks to the future | Giles Richards

Spaniard joins an illustrious list but leaves endurance racing as organisers are eager to revitalise and level playing fieldAfter victory on Sunday at the Le Mans 24 hours Fernando Alonso left the Circuit de la Sarthe having joined a very select club. …

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Lionel Messi penalty salvages Copa América point for Argentina

Spot kick cancels out Richard Sánchez opener Colombia qualify for quarter-finals with win over QatarLionel Messi scored from the penalty spot to salvage a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay in the Copa América as his side rode their luck to cling …

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Plenty of room for improvement as Matildas turn attention to Norway | Richard Parkin

Nothing but a complete performance – in defence, midfield and attack – will be enough in the World Cup knockout stageIn terms of the spectacle, you could not have asked for more from Australia’s 4-1 win over Jamaica. A pulsating end-to-end clash, enliv…

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Talking Horses: Stradivarius can win second Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

The selection can outclass Dee Ex Bee and Cross Counter, whose globetrotting exploits, while impressive, still leave him something to prove hereSome interesting new opponents line up against Stradivarius in this Gold Cup, suggesting the chestnut is sti…

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Neville looks forward to ‘business end’ of World Cup as England cruise through

• Manager will not compromise on style or rotation tactics• England to face a third-placed team in last 16 on SundayPhil Neville looked forward to the “business end” of the World Cup insistent that England’s new possession-based approach will not be co…

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Georgia Stanway and Rachel Daly seize chance to impress Neville

Phil Neville has been keen on rotation throughout the World Cup and Stanway and Daly – both making their World Cup debuts – certainly justified their selectionKnown as a bit of a tinkerman, even those most used to Phil Neville’s mix-it-up style baulked…

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Scotland out of Women’s World Cup as Argentina make dramatic comeback

Scotland crashed out of the World Cup in dramatic style after throwing away a three-goal lead against Argentina. They looked to be cruising but a five-minute capitulation that saw Milagros Menéndez score and Lee Alexander deflect the ball into her own …

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Ellen White’s double sinks Japan and seals top spot in group for England

It was not quite a flawless performance but England head north to Valenciennes for Sunday’s round of 16 game trailing a perfect record. Three wins out of three dictates that Phil Neville’s side top Group D, clearing the way for a meeting with one of th…

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Colorado police looking for man in brawl at baseball game involving 7-year-olds

Authorities investigating fist fight during youth baseball gameFour people involved have been cited for disorderly conductColorado authorities say they are investigating a fist fight between adults over a teenage umpire’s calls during a youth baseball …

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‘We’ve learned a lot from him’: Luis Rubiales after Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach – video

Spain coach Luis Enrique stood down on Wednesday for “personal reasons” after 11 months in charge. The former Barcelona coach will be replaced by his assistant Robert Moreno, who has been in temporary charge since March when Enrique was granted absent …

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Kane Williamson guides New Zealand to narrow World Cup win over South Africa

• South Africa 241-6; New Zealand 242-6• Willamson’s century ensures his team survive nervy finishThe World Cup’s first gripping finish ended with the result that may well have sewn up the top four with 20 group games still to come, as a Kane Williamso…

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World Rugby scraps plans for Nations Championship due to lack of support

• Project dead after ‘lack of consensus on key issues’• Six Nations unions resistant to idea of promotion and relegationGlobal rugby union is braced for fresh turmoil after the governing body announced it had discontinued plans to introduce a Nations C…