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How to watch the key contenders for the Oscars and Baftas in the UK

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Being the RicardosThree nominations, for best actor (Javier Bardem), actress (Nicole Kidman) and supporting actor (JK Simmons)Streaming on Prime Video and Virgin BelfastSeven nominations including best picture, direct...

How Joe Burrow dragged the Bengals from also-rans to charismatic contenders

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There is something remarkable about Joe Burrow. Call it an aura, call it swagger, call it what you want. In the abstract, talk of an ‘it factor’ feels like a whole lot of blathering to explain the unexplainable: His C...

Spurs need more than January window to be top-four contenders, warns Conte

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Antonio Conte has warned it will take more than the January transfer window to turn Tottenham into regular top-four contenders again. The Spurs manager is planning a meeting with his chairman, Daniel Levy, and the clu...

Liverpool and Chelsea are still title contenders, says Pep Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola refused to write off the title credentials of Chelsea and Liverpool, despite his Manchester City team extending their commanding lead at the top of the Premier League. City’s 1-0 win at Brentford, courte...

Plug pulled on Perth Test as contenders jostle to host Ashes series finale

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The fifth Ashes Test will not be played in Perth, Cricket Australia has confirmed, and will be relocated due to the strict Covid-19 border policies imposed in Western Australia. CA said on Monday that extensive talks ...

World Cup 2022: ranking the top 10 contenders a year before Qatar

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With just over a year to go until the World Cup kicks off, 12 teams have qualified alongside hosts Qatar. All four semi-finalists from 2018 have sealed their spots and are joined by former world champions Argentina, B...

Australian bird of the year 2021: a look at some of the early contenders

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Budding birders are flocking to nominate their favourite feathered friends for Guardian/BirdLife Australia’s 2021 Bird of the Year. “I find this groundswell and outpouring of love for our birds really heartwarming,” s...

Tiger Woods targets Ryder Cup role as Kiawah contenders ready for US PGA

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Tiger Woods, in the midst of recuperation from a serious car accident, is already playing a key role in the US team’s preparations for the Ryder Cup later this year. Steve Stricker, the US captain, has revealed Woods’...

Where to stream the 2021 Oscar contenders

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After the most arduously stretched-out awards season in history, the long-delayed Academy Awards will finally be handed out this weekend – and with them will come the annual commentary over their relevance (or not) to...

Eight-year-old among contenders hoping for last word at Scrabble championships

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Jeffrey Lam and his brother Alex, 11, will be joined by an 87-year-old grandmother and world’s second-ranked player this weekendJeffery Lam plays Scrabble like a pro. He studies the board with all the intensity of a w...

The Oscar contenders: how to watch them in the UK – and why it’s so difficult

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This year’s Oscars are billed as the great democratic race. Eligibility for all awards has been relaxed, so films don’t have to have had a conventional theatrical release. This has led to a larger number of titles in ...

Scotland must evolve from being one-off performers to genuine contenders

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When Paul O’Connell says he will face the strongest Scotland team he has encountered as a player or coach on Sunday, in one sense it does not mean much. Ireland have won 17 of the 21 fixtures between the sides in the ...

Talking Horses: Festival contenders stay with Gordon Elliott for now

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Four horses with leading chances at the Cheltenham Festival later this month left Gordon Elliott’s yard on Tuesday, but the owners of three more Festival favourites confirmed on Wednesday morning that, for now at leas...