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Clásico rivals’ hopes rest on rising stars now Ramos and Messi have gone

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Eduardo Iturralde González could see it coming. “I saw Sergio Ramos running towards Leo Messi and I thought: ‘He’s going to whack him,’” the referee recalled – and he was right. It was late on a Monday night in Novemb...

RFU hopes government will help it land 2025 women’s World Cup

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The Rugby Football Union’s bid to host the women’s World Cup in 2025 could hinge on whether the government provides financial backing of up to £30m. The RFU has officially announced plans to rival France to stage the ...

Dom Sibley pulls out of England Lions tour to effectively end his Ashes hopes

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Dom Sibley has pulled out of England Lions’ upcoming trip to Australia, effectively ending his Ashes hopes. Yorkshire’s Harry Brook has been called up as a replacement, with Sibley to “work on his batting at home”. Wa...

Petulant Brooks Koepka causes Ryder Cup storm as Europe hopes fade

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This was much more like it. Just when the Ryder Cup was lurching towards the domain of dull procession, controversy sailed into Whistling Straits via Lake Michigan. It arrived in multiple forms and while not masking t...

Weightlifting world hopes reform can safeguard its Olympic future

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In all the excitement it was easy to miss the press release put out by the International Olympic Committee on 6 August announcing a tweak to rule 59 1.2b of the Olympic charter. But in one little corner of the Games h...

Patrick Bamford hopes England call can help him dispel privilege myths

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Patrick Bamford is fluent in four languages, his dad is a billionaire, his private school pushed him to play rugby and he rejected a place at Harvard to become a professional footballer instead. Only one is correct, y...

Hopes for UK steel as Liberty owner enters talks with US lender

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The owner of Liberty Steel is in talks with the US lender White Oak Global Advisors over a refinancing deal that could help end months of stop-start operations at UK steel plants. GFG, the metals group run by the indu...

Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s medal hopes end with injury in heptathlon

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Great Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s Olympic medal hopes ended as the world champion pulled up injured in the heptathlon 200m before picking herself up to jog across the line. The 28-year-old went down after co...

Alise Willoughby’s hopes for BMX racing gold dashed on crash-filled day

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It was “gut-wrenching”, Alise Willoughby said. And knee-scraping, as the gaping hole in her clothes attested. The two-time BMX racing world champion and silver medallist at Rio 2016 knew she had the talent to win gold...

‘Tough mental preparation’ key to Team GB’s hopes against Australia

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Hege Riise spoke of the importance of managing the mental toll tournament football can take on players and described her whirlwind management of Team GB as a “privilege” as she readied her squad to face Australia in t...

Student, 19, hopes to be youngest woman to fly solo around the world

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A 19-year-old student has announced her gap year project: aiming to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Zara Rutherford, who has British and Belgian nationality, will set off from her home city of ...

Medals, debuts and the Kennys: Team GB hopes in the Olympic velodrome

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Day one of the Olympic track cycling at the Izu velodrome will give an instant idea of how Team GB will fare in the two flagship disciplines, the four-rider, 4,000m team pursuits for men and women. The quartets have b...

Scarborough hopes to woo millennials with surfing, yoga and dolphins

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Pack away the bucket and spade and roll out the yoga mat. Scarborough is hoping to overhaul its image as a traditional seaside resort by enticing millennials with the promise of surfing, exercise on the beach and dolp...

Tensions remain high as hopes dashed for breakthrough in China and India stalemate

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It was described as a dialogue, the first high-level meeting in months between the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers to address the ongoing border aggressions that have pushed the two nuclear-armed countries to the...

Paul Casey the best of England’s strugglers after day of dashed hopes

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The tide in Sandwich Bay ran high at 5.16pm on Saturday, waves lapping in from a sapphire blue sea and bringing the boats closer to shore. It was forecast to be the highest tide of the weekend but inevitably it ran ou...

Lewis Hamilton hopes Silverstone fans and new sprint race can boost title bid

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Lewis Hamilton believes the British Grand Prix is his best chance of catching his Formula One world championship rival, Max Verstappen. The Mercedes driver is hoping home support and the new format of the sprint race ...

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