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La Rochelle v Toulouse: French rivals look to change tune in final clash

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Unlike the Eurovision song contest, there is no prospect of nul points and tactical voting in rugby’s grand European showpiece this weekend. Previous all-French finals have not always proved to be thrillers but, betwe...

Talking Horses: Marquand can put Addeybb on course to eclipse rivals

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Four runners for a Group One with a £340,000 first prize is undoubtedly a disappointment, but Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown has at least avoided an odds-on favourite and remains an interesting betting hea...

‘I’ve always been on the blue spectrum’: Dave Sharma denies mimicking independent rival’s colour scheme

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Wentworth MP Dave Sharma has denied he is trying to distance himself from the Liberal party following accusations his campaign material mimics the teal colour scheme of the independent candidate Allegra Spender. Local...

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...

What is the longest barren streak a club has endured at a rival’s ground?

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Plus: Coventry’s ground-hopping, a 16-goal swing and the highest honour bestowed on a referee“Everton had not won at Anfield since 1999 until their recent 2-0 victory,” begins Tom Solan. “What is the longest a team ha...

Giro d’Italia: Egan Bernal leaves rivals in the dust as Schmid wins stage 11

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Mauro Schmid secured his first Grand Tour win on stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia, a 162-kilometre ride from Perugia to Montalcino, while Egan Bernal extended his lead in the general classification. Switzerland’s Schmid,...

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...

OnePlus 10 Pro review: slick performance costing less than rivals

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The latest high-end smartphone from OnePlus is a top-spec device with a good combination of aesthetics and performance, and a price that undercuts rivals. Just don’t sit on it. The 10 Pro costs from £799 ($899), which...

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...

Red Bull recruit senior engineer from championship rivals Mercedes

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Red Bull have recruited a senior member of the Mercedes team to take charge of their new engine project. The appointment of Ben Hodgkinson is a statement of intent from Red Bull, coming at a time when the two teams ar...

Ralf Rangnick urges Manchester United to adopt rivals’ continuity

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Ralf Rangnick believes Manchester United have to become more like Manchester City and Liverpool by appointing a manager who has a clear way of playing and can implement this over the long term. United travel to City f...

Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz calls far-right rival’s comments on Islam ‘reprehensible’

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Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz has stepped up his criticism of far-right candidates in Pennsylvania who are gaining traction ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. After spending much of the campaign steering clear...

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...

Iran presidential voting opens after hardline cleric’s rivals excluded

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Iranians are voting in a presidential election in which the ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is seen as all but certain to coast to victory, after all serious rivals were barred from running. After a lacklustre ...

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...

Jorginho and Kai Havertz on song as Chelsea outclass top-four rivals Everton

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Jorginho’s penalty and a Ben Godfrey own goal secured Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win over Everton that could prove pivotal to the Champions League qualification race. Kai Havertz starred in a false nine role at Stam...

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