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Sunak v Truss: how PM’s rivals tackled another tough week

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As “partygate” continues to threaten Boris Johnson’s premiership, the two rivals most likely to succeed him – Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss – are in a tough spot. Do they pipe up or keep quiet? Show loyalty to the PM, or ...

Peter Wright ‘not sorry’ for Van Gerwen after Covid ended rival’s world title bid

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Peter Wright has no sympathy for Michael van Gerwen after the Dutchman’s world championship hopes were ruined by coronavirus. Van Gerwen was forced to withdraw before his third-round match after testing positive for C...

Ofgem gives £1.83bn to energy firms that took on collapsed rivals’ customers

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Energy firms that took on millions of customers from rivals that collapsed amid soaring gas prices have been granted an initial £1.83bn compensation by the regulator to help them absorb extra costs. The sum, which rel...

Premier League title rivals all face issues but Chelsea’s are the most pressing

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It is clear there is a three-horse race for the Premier League title as we enter a crucial phase that could have a huge influence on where the trophy ends up. The games are coming thick and fast and the side that navi...

Male survivors unite to expose sexual abuse at college football’s biggest rivals

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Fans of famed rivals Ohio State University and the University of Michigan often boast of how little they have in common. But two of America’s biggest college sports programs are bonded by one issue: a history of sexua...

Bulb chief used government advisory role to ‘brief against’ rivals

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Collapsed energy supplier Bulb Energy appears to have used its role advising ministers on green business to exaggerate its own environmental credentials, while playing down rivals’ progress. Bulb’s chief executive, H...

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...

UK steel: European rivals laughing at us over energy crisis

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UK steel manufacturers have made a fresh appeal for urgent government intervention in the energy crisis, warning they are the laughing stock of Europe after being forced to pause production on multiple occasions recen...

Brutal Bayern show their rivals just how high the mountain is

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We’ve seen it before, but it’s still difficult to know exactly how it should be characterised. It was brilliant, beautiful, ugly, deflating, awe-inspiring and a huge letdown all at the same time. Bayern Munich’s hegem...

Crisis on Brian Clough Way: how rivals Derby and Forest are united in pain

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It was a scene Derby County supporters had been dreading, one that made everything depressingly real. The setting – the club’s Moor Farm training base – and backdrop – an advertising board filled with a myriad of spon...

Conor McGregor rivals 50 Cent for worst-ever first pitch at baseball game

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On Tuesday night Conor McGregor joined a long list of celebrities unable to throw in a straight line as he stepped up to the mound before a Chicago Cubs game. The MMA fighter threw out the ceremonial first pitch at W...

Canada election: rivals force Justin Trudeau on to defensive in leaders’ debate

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Justin Trudeau has been forced to defend his government’s plans for fighting climate change, Canada’s fractured relationship with Indigenous peoples and a growing affordability crisis in the country as the prime minis...

America is full of ‘democracy deserts’. Wisconsin rivals Congo on some metrics

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The United States is becoming a land filled with “democracy deserts”, where gerrymandering and voting restrictions are making voters powerless to make change. And this round of redistricting could make things even wor...

Bayern Munich changes on and off pitch offer hope to Bundesliga rivals

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If you thought Pep Guardiola had a tough act to follow when picking up from Jupp Heynckes’s historic treble-winning season in 2013, spare a thought for Julian Nagelsmann. As he takes the reins at Bayern Munich, who ar...

USA confident going into women’s soccer semi-final against rivals Canada

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Vlatko Andonovski, the USA manager, said his side are “focused and confident” going into their Olympic women’s soccer semi-final on Monday with old foes Canada. When both North America sides finished second in their r...

Simone Biles leaps into Olympics action but USA’s gap over rivals narrows

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As Simone Biles walked off the podium following her opening floor routine of her Tokyo Olympics, she laughed bitterly to herself. She had overpowered her third tumbling pass so much that she ended up rebounding the fl...

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