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Australia v Fiji: Rugby League World Cup 2017 semi-final – live!

Updates from the first semi at Suncorp Stadium in BrisbaneTonga the last obstacle to England’s first final in 22 yearsGet in touch with Richard on email with your musings 9.57am GMT 37 mins: The Kangaroos race up the other end and aaaalmost get a try, …

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge to join Milan?

Today’s fluff is keeping it realWith the stock of Keylor Navas at Real Madrid having plummeted in recent weeks, the under-performing Spanish side remain in the market for a new goalkeeper. The Costa Rican has made quite the name for himself since signi…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Will an old boy return to haunt Chelsea again? Can Burnley gatecrash the top six? And how long does Wayne Rooney’s romantic reunion have left? Related: Liverpool’s leaky defence, expected goals and expectant wives – Football Weekly Extra Continue read…

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Smith stands tall to keep first Ashes Test in balance after England apply pressure

• First Test, day two: Australia 165-4; England 302• Captain Smith helps stabilise hosts after England take four early wicketsThe grim-faced Australian captain battled away to prevent England from gaining a first innings lead in a Test match that has, …

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Tonga the last obstacle to England’s first World Cup final in 22 years

James Roby is approaching every World Cup game as if it is his last and is one of seven men in the team beaten by New Zealand in the 2013 semi-finalJames Roby is succinct and to the point when asked for his memories of England’s last World Cup semi-fin…

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Tennis Australia refuse to gift Bernard Tomic Australian Open wildcard spot

Tomic invited to play playoff tournament next monthPlayer has plummeted from N017 in world to 143 Bernard Tomic will have to fight for an Australian Open wildcard, with Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt saying he needs to see more from the controversial…

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Brad Fittler confirmed as NSW State of Origin coach

Former NSW assistant beats Michael Maguire to the positionFittler takes on a team that has won just one of the last five OriginsBrad Fittler has been appointed NSW coach, with the former captain taking the reins after a three-month search for Laurie Da…

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Wallabies to unleash powerhouse Taniela Tupou on Scotland

Queensland Reds player breaks down in tears upon learning of selectionStephen Moore named as starting hooker in his final international appearanceTaniela Tupou is set to make his international debut against Scotland, just a week after the prop complete…

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Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England first Test, day two – live!

Over-by-over updates from the second day at the GabbaAli Martin: James Vince avoids pitfalls of Ashes pastAdam Collins: Gabba fails to live up to reputation 11.27pm GMT Ah. It’s for the groundsman. FFSThat’s right, a farewell for Kevin Mitchell Jr who …

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Liverpool’s defensive problems do not begin and end with Alberto Moreno | Jonathan Wilson

The Reds have let in three or more goals four times this season but the main problem is not just in defence but more the lack of a proper holding playerAt around 10 to 10 local time on Tuesday Liverpool were leading Sevilla 3-0. The home side were pres…

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Chelsea did not give Mohamed Salah his chance to make it, claims Eden Hazard

• Liverpool the latest beneficiary of Egyptian forward’s eye for goal• Hazard intends to swap shirts when the teams meet at Anfield on SaturdayEden Hazard has conceded Mohamed Salah “did not get his chance at Chelsea” as the former club-mates prepare t…

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Swansea’s manager Paul Clement is confident the owners are supportive

• ‘They are not the sort of people to be bullied into making a decision’• Swans face lowly Bournemouth after six league defeats from sevenPaul Clement is confident his job is not on the line when Swansea City take on Bournemouth at home on Saturday and…

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Atalanta run Everton ragged on sorry Europa League night for David Unsworth

Everton did not pick the most auspicious day to announce they have just signed the land contract for a new stadium at Bramley Dock on the Mersey waterfront.Nearing the end of their doomed European non-adventure, a dead rubber against almost qualified A…

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Minnesota Vikings hold off Detroit Lions’ rally for seventh straight win

Keenum throws three touchdowns as Vikings tighten grip on NFC NorthVikings hold off rally to take three-game lead over Lions in division raceMinnesota’s Everson Griffen announces birth of baby on shirt after sackCase Keenum threw for two touchdowns and…

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England have right morals, says Jo Potter as Eni Aluko fallout continues

• Midfielder responds after Aluko accused former team-mates of lack of support• Potter maintains recent upheaval will not stop them qualifying for World CupJo Potter has said she and her England team-mates “know we have the right morals” as the fallout…

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Sam Whitelock to captain All Blacks against Wales in Kieran Read’s absence

• Whitelock beats Beauden Barrett to role after Read ruled out through injury• ‘I don’t think All Blacks are ever vulnerable,’ says Wales’ Warren GatlandSam Whitelock will captain New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday after Kieran Read was ruled out of th…

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Sam Whitelock to captain All Blacks against Wales in Kieran Read’s absence

• Whitelock beats Beauden Barrett to role after Read ruled out through injury• ‘I don’t think All Blacks are ever vulnerable,’ says Wales’ Warren GatlandSam Whitelock will captain New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday after Kieran Read was ruled out of th…

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Sam Whitelock to captain All Blacks against Wales in Kieran Read’s absence

• Whitelock beats Beauden Barrett to role after Read ruled out through injury• ‘I don’t think All Blacks are ever vulnerable,’ says Wales’ Warren GatlandSam Whitelock will captain New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday after Kieran Read was ruled out of th…

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Sam Whitelock to captain All Blacks against Wales in Kieran Read’s absence

• Whitelock beats Beauden Barrett to role after Read ruled out through injury• ‘I don’t think All Blacks are ever vulnerable,’ says Wales’ Warren GatlandSam Whitelock will captain New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday after Kieran Read was ruled out of th…

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Sam Whitelock to captain All Blacks against Wales in Kieran Read’s absence

• Whitelock beats Beauden Barrett to role after Read ruled out through injury• ‘I don’t think All Blacks are ever vulnerable,’ says Wales’ Warren GatlandSam Whitelock will captain New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday after Kieran Read was ruled out of th…