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‘I have many years to come’: Bale targets Euro 2024 after checking in at LAFC

Gareth Bale has insisted he could play on until beyond the next European Championship in 2024 and intends to carry on his trophy-winning habit in MLS after joining LAFC. The Wales forward, who is 33 this week, has signed an initial 12-month contract with an option for an extra year after leaving Real Madrid last […]

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England shatter the window of possibility with a giddy delirious win

The half-time whistle feels like an act of mercy. As Norway’s traumatised players sprint down the tunnel towards the four solid walls of the dressing room, England saunter off the turf with broad smiles, trying and failing to pretend this is still a meaningful contest. On the sidelines, the St John’s Ambulance staff are chuckling […]

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Sam Underhill becomes third England forward sent home due to head injury

Sam Underhill has been ruled out of England’s deciding Test against Australia on Saturday, forcing Eddie Jones to further shuffle his pack for the pivotal game in Sydney. Underhill sustained a head injury in the second half of last Saturday’s victory in Brisbane and joins Maro Itoje in being withdrawn from the squad prematurely. Jones […]

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‘What’s going on?’: Wiegman almost lost for words after England trounce Norway

England stormed into the quarter-finals of the Euros on a record-breaking night in which Beth Mead scored a hat-trick in an astonishing 8-0 win over Norway. The Arsenal striker led the way with her third treble for Sarina Wiegman’s team as England broke the record for the biggest win in the finals of this tournament, […]

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David Noble departs as North Melbourne coach after poor start to AFL season

North Melbourne coach David Noble are parting ways after a run of 14 successive AFL losses. Noble had held the post for less than two seasons, a period during which he delivered just five wins from 38 matches. Assistant coach Leigh Adams is expected to fill in as interim coach for the remainder of the […]

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Was Wimbledon just the start for Nick Kyrgios or will it prove a mirage?

Shortly after Novak Djokovic furthered his legend at Wimbledon on Sunday, the Serbian and his coach Goran Ivanisevic outlined holiday plans. With it unlikely the 21-time major winner will be able to play in the United States due to his vaccination status, fellow Wimbledon winner Ivanisevic is planning an elongated break. “There is one movie […]

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Rugby cannot overlook contact issues and stoppages undermining game

Rugby union’s top guns are preparing for one last mission. That should make this among the sport’s most high profile weekends, with no fewer than four big series deciders taking place on the same day. Not since the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals weekend in New Zealand has the southern hemisphere simultaneously hosted so many […]