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Frankie Dettori ‘buzzing’ that Enable will race on with 2020 Arc in mind

• Jockey gets one more year with ‘world’s favourite horse’• ‘Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe remains an important target’Frankie Dettori is “absolutely buzzing” following the surprise announcement that Enable is to race on next year at the age of six, a reac…

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Randwick connection surfaces as Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones renew rivalry | Bret Harris

Sibling rivals from the same rugby nursery, the Australia and England coaches have much to prove in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finalBonded by a common background, torn apart by raging ambition, the coaching rivalry between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jon…

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Randwick connection surfaces as Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones renew rivalry | Bret Harris

Sibling rivals from the same rugby nursery, the Australia and England coaches have much to prove in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finalBonded by a common background, torn apart by raging ambition, the coaching rivalry between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jon…

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Carli Lloyd says she hit ‘rock bottom’ during last World Cup cycle

Player says diminished role with USWNT affected her37-year-old wants to make impact at 2020 OlympicsCarli Lloyd won her second World Cup with the US women’s national team this summer but it’s safe to say she did not enjoy the experience as much as her …

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Tour de France 2020 hogs the south and favours day-to-day climbers | William Fotheringham

Route described as ‘the toughest’ by Chris Froome as race organisers plan to use all the mountain ranges and include only one time trialThe Tour de France’s search for novelty and excitement in recent years has taken it in one direction: hillier, short…

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Ireland have new plans for All Blacks in quarter-final, says Cian Healey

• ‘We have some new stuff we have not done before,’ says prop• Ireland wait for report on Aki ban before considering appealPreparing to face New Zealand tends to keep defence coaches up all night. Since the last World Cup, the holders have scored 267 t…

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Socceroos hammer Taiwan to maintain perfect start to World Cup qualifying

Australia beat Taiwan 7-1 in KaohsiungJamie Maclaren scores fourth international goal in a weekAustralia have continued their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 7-1 hammering of a spirited Taiwan side in Kaohsiung. Adam Taggart, Jackson Irvin…

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The Fiver | That night in Sofia: embarrassment, shame and visceral revulsion

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver preferred it when Borislav Mihaylov was best known in this country for his funny little syrup. Now he will probably be remembered as the face of a governing body that made itself the embarras…

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The unstoppable Simone Biles shows again her only competition is herself

The record-smashing American has learned how to truly enjoy competing against herself, and now she too can marvel at her greatness as it unfoldsIn possibly the final performance of her world championships career, Simone Biles stepped up to the floor on…

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Tiger Woods to write memoir telling his ‘definitive story’

Publisher HarperCollins says Back is first and only account ‘directly from’ US golferFresh from a startling career comeback after years of battling injuries, sex addiction and tabloids, Tiger Woods has announced a new memoir titled Back in which he pro…

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Homeward bound: The lesser known lights who shone in World Cup pool stages

From flying Fijians and huge Tongan props to diminutive Uruguayan flankers, seven players who lit up the group phaseThe most destructive outside back of the tournament so far would make any backline in the world. Radradra, the former rugby league playe…

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Bulgarian football president to resign after racist abuse in England game

• Borislav Mihaylov stands down after Euro 2020 qualifier• Letter of resignation will be presented at Friday meetingBorislav Mihaylov, the president of the Bulgarian Football Union, has resigned after England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia on Monday wa…

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Will Montemurro’s small squad come back to haunt Arsenal this season? | Suzanne Wrack

Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in the WSL on Sunday with two world-class substitutes coming on to change the gameIt was telling that it was two substitutes combining to deliver Chelsea’s 2-1 humbling of the reigning Women’s Super League champions Arsenal on …

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England’s Tyrone Mings stands tall with composure off the pitch and on it

Defender’s international debut in Bulgaria came in the worst possible environment and his decision to call out racist chanting may have lasting impact“Did you hear that?” With those four words, Tyrone Mings set in motion a process that could have seen …

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Bulgaria v England: ‘One of the most appalling nights in football’ – video report

England’s trip to Bulgaria was marred by racist abuse hurled at their players during the Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia. Play was halted twice as part of a new protocol aimed at stopping racism in football. A section of Bulgaria’s support could be seen g…

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We fell short this time, but a USA World Cup could send rugby skywards | Will Hooley

Japan’s ascent shows the value of hosting the tournament, and the United States has the potential to do the sameFor some of us the 2019 World Cup is already over. From a USA perspective it was not the tournament we had hoped for. A last-ditch defeat ag…

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The Spin | Bessie Stone’s head injury and the court case that threatened cricket

When a club cricketer’s six hit a passer-by in a Manchester street, a legal battle ensued that is still quoted todayIf you’re the type of person who enjoys perusing old newspapers, every now and then you’ll come across a story that is more than a mere …

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Clean athletes: Britain to be coached in washing hands before Tokyo 2020

• Hygiene comes into focus in the hunt for marginal gains• Online training programme to be used before TokyoBritish athletes will be taught how to wash their hands properly before Tokyo 2020, as hygiene becomes a new frontier in the hunt for marginal g…

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Oleksandr Usyk won his heavyweight debut but can he beat the big boys?

The undefeated cruiserweight champion stopped Chazz Witherspoon but he never looked like dropping himBy Jason Langendorf for The Queensberry RulesOleksandr Usyk, the cruiserweight champion turned heavyweight contender, is guided by two indomitable pola…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan renews criticism of English Open snooker venue

Player last year labelled Crawley venue as ‘a hellhole’O’Sullivan: ‘It’s not changed as far as I’m concerned’Ronnie O’Sullivan believes a “complete refurbishment” is required after renewing his criticism of the English Open venue.The five-time world ch…