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England hang on for T20 win over India despite Suryakumar Yadav’s fireworks

On a lightning quick pitch and in the wake of two blistering knocks, Reece Topley’s three for 22 was the difference as England held their nerve to claim a 17-run win and hand Jos Buttler his first victory as white-ball captain. Of the 11 players who turned their arm over, Topley was the only one […]

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Emotional tributes paid to Sue Barker as she retires from presenting Wimbledon

Tennis stars have bid an emotional farewell to Sue Barker as she said she wished she could front the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage for another three decades. The 66-year-old was reduced to tears on Sunday after players including Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Billie Jean King called her “simply the best” in a moving tribute. The […]

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Novak Djokovic crowned Wimbledon champion after beating Nick Kyrgios

As Novak Djokovic returned to the lawns of Wimbledon to begin a new campaign two weeks ago, he navigated the grounds with an extra bit of pressure on his shoulders. He was deported before the first grand slam tournament of the year, then he was outplayed in the second. It is still not certain where […]

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Charles Leclerc sees off Max Verstappen to win Austrian F1 GP for Ferrari

Charles Leclerc celebrated victory at the Austrian Grand Prix with as much a sense of relief as joy after a race that was gripping until its final moments. The pleasure will doubtless be felt, not least in the remarkable form Leclerc showed in seeing off the challenge of his title rival, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. […]

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LIV tour to demand world ranking recognition at St Andrews meeting

The breakaway LIV tour is planning to use a board meeting at golf’s traditional home on Wednesday to demand its formal recognition in the world rankings, a move some will see as provocative and which is certain to increase tensions in the sport’s ongoing civil war. The rebel tour’s latest attempt to gain a foothold […]

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Rays place Shane Baz on injured list, have 17 players sidelined

Tampa Bay placed starter Shane Baz on the 15-day injured list with a right elbow sprain, leaving the Rays with 17 players on the IL. Their list, which ties the Cincinnati Reds for the most in the major leagues, includes 12 pitchers. Despite all the injury woes, Rays hold the first AL wild card spot. […]

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Ambitious Erling Haaland in a hurry to win trophies with Manchester City

Down to Erling Haaland’s left, his father Alfie stood among the large crowd that had been happy to swelter outside the Etihad Stadium for a view of Manchester City’s new centre-forward. Straight ahead he could see a couple of Norway flags and, dotted around, any number of placards optimistically requesting a signed shirt. Public unveilings […]