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Cycling world championships in Yorkshire – in pictures

The UCI road world championships took place in the Yorkshire dales amid relentless rainAbout 1,400 riders from 90 countries competed in the UCI road world cycling championships, which ploughed through the Yorkshire dales, culminating in Harrogate. Cont…

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‘Like riding into a lake’: cyclists get more than they bargained for

Heavy rain sent riders crashing into puddles with some suggesting race should have been cancelled In Doha this weekend, the organisers of the World Athletics Championships had to start the marathon at midnight to avoid the punishing daytime heat. More …

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Adil Rashid: ‘If I don’t get a Test deal, I need to decide what to do next’

The Yorkshire and England leg-spinner is at a crossroads and considering a return to white-ball specialismAdil Rashid is due to sit down with Yorkshire to discuss his future amid thoughts of a return to white-ball specialism in order to prolong his pla…

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County cricket talking points: Somerset take advantage in title race

Somerset have overtaken Essex again at the top of the table, but the sides still have to meet in the final week of the seasonBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset’s win over Yorkshire opened up an eight-point gap on Essex, who could only dr…

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County cricket: Somerset v Yorkshire, Warwickshire v Essex and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsEngland v Australia: fifth Ashes Test – live!And you can email Tanya, tweet her or comment BTL 11.25am BST I just thought I’d post this of a Notts batsman playing well.UPDATE | Ben Duckett has hit three boundaries …

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Geoffrey Boycott’s self-absorption has always kept him close to controversy | Matthew Engel

It was entirely in keeping with the nature of Boycott’s cricketing and subsequent careers that it took just hours for the announcement of his knighthood to turn messyIt has taken 40 years – longer than even the most interminable Boycott innings – but i…

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County cricket: Warwickshire v Essex, Somerset v Yorkshire and more – live!

Updates from around the county groundsDay one: wickets tumble as title contenders struggleGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 10.56am BST I’ve got Will, a young man on work experience from the Guardian here with me, and he’s going to take …

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County cricket talking points: Championship returns with thrillers

Essex are still top of the table in Division One after their victory over Kent in a remarkable game at CanterburyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogDid you like that week of first-class wicket, slyly interpolated into the T20 biffathon? Sam Billi…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Notts, Warwickshire v Somerset – live!

Follow the final day of play in latest county gamesEssex scrape win despite bowling Kent out for 40Email Graham, tweet or comment below the line 9.50am BST Good morning from Scarborough ahead of the fourth and final day of this latest round of Champion…

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County cricket: Kent v Essex, Surrey v Hampshire and more – live!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesStokes warns Australia to expect more Archer barragesGet in touch with Tanya by email, Twitter or BTL 11.14am BST Grif is scratching his head: Jimmy was named in the Second XI squad, but from what I …

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County cricket talking points: it’s all to play for in the T20 Blast

Both groups of the T20 Blast are finely poised as teams turn their attention back to the County ChampionshipBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLancashire continued their fine season with a crushing win over Northamptonshire to all but secure qual…

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Batley Bulldogs rugby league player Archie Bruce dies aged 20

• Bruce found dead in his hotel room after match in Toulouse• Scrum-half had made his Batley debut in Saturday’s gameBatley Bulldogs have announced that scrum-half Archie Bruce has died at the age of 20.A statement from the rugby league club said that …

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Yorkshire bridge collapse threatens world road cycling championships route

• Road, due to be used in 29 September race, currently impassable• Grinton Moor Bridge used in 2014 Tour de France Grand DépartOrganisers of the Road World Championships in Yorkshire seem certain to be forced to change the route of the men’s elite road…

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County cricket talking points: Yorkshire dent Somerset’s title bid

Somerset’s hopes of winning their first County Championship took a hit at Headingley – and Essex were quick to capitalise By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset ran into three Yorkshire centurions, as Gary Ballance, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Ha…

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County cricket talking points: Essex keep winning … but so do Somerset

Somerset keep finding ways to win games and now have a 15-point lead over Essex with five games to playBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogTo win the pennant, you have to win matches – and to win matches, you need to win the big moments. Somerset …

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County cricket: Essex v Yorkshire, Somerset v Notts and more – live!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesEngland v Australia: Women’s Ashes, third ODI – live!And you can email Graham here or tweet him here 11.07am BST Notts have made three changes to their team for the clash with leaders Somerset at Tau…

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County cricket talking points: happier Somerset hammer Hampshire

Somerset’s 313-run win over Hampshire at Taunton was the perfect response after their defeat to Essex last weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogAfter their defeat at Chelmsford last week, Somerset were back at Taunton and looking to re-establis…

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County cricket: Somerset v Hampshire, Yorkshire v Surrey and more – live!

Day one updates from around the groundsEngland v India – live with Rob Smyth!Email, tweet or comment below the line 11.02am BST It is overcast at Sophia Gardens, and I’ve just spotted the team sheet for Somerset – yes for young Bess but still no space …

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County cricket talking points: Essex beat Hampshire to step up title bid

Essex crushed Hampshire at Chelmsford and now face a huge match against league leaders Somerset next weekBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogSomerset really can do no wrong! With a week off to contemplate their view from the summit of Division One…

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County cricket: Surrey v Yorkshire, Kent v Somerset and more – live!

Keep up with all the action from around the county groundsMoeen back from daughter’s birth and ready to face West IndiesFeel free post BTL, email Tanya or to tweet @tjaldred 11.28am BST A bit of Morne Morkel. Fifteen pace run-up, green-soled shoes, ter…