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Charlotte Bankes leads medal hopes of GB Winter Olympics snowsport squad

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The reigning snowboard cross world champion, Charlotte Bankes, and Sochi 2014 freestyle skiing silver medallist, Gus Kenworthy, are the headline acts in a 21-strong squad of skiers and snowboarders who are aiming to h...

Rutherford’s Winter Olympic dream over after bobsleigh squad misses out

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Greg Rutherford’s dream of becoming the first British athlete to win a medal at a summer and winter Olympics has ended after he and his four-man team missed out on selection for GB’s bobsleigh squad after failing to h...

White and Christie among five uncapped players in Scotland Six Nations squad

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Gregor Townsend has named five uncapped players in Scotland’s 39-man squad for next months’s Six Nations. The Saracens back-rower Andy Christie and London Irish scrum-half Ben White are two of the new faces in the poo...

Farrell captain and uncapped Barbeary named in England’s Six Nations squad

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Owen Farrell will resume the England captaincy for the Six Nations after he was named in Eddie Jones’s 36-man squad but there is no place for Manu Tuilagi. Jones has named six uncapped players including the Wasps forw...

Anthony Martial denies refusing to be included in Manchester United squad

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Anthony Martial has hit back at Ralf Rangnick’s suggestion that the forward had refused to be part of Manchester United’s squad for Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa. Rangnick, the interim Manchester United manager, name...

Six Nations countdown: six England squad dilemmas for Eddie Jones

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England name their squad for the Six Nations championship on Tuesday. With the 2023 Rugby World Cup just over the horizon, here are six key questions for Eddie Jones to resolve. Sporting life can be extraordinarily h...

Romelu Lukaku to return to Chelsea squad after talks with Tuchel

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Romelu Lukaku is in line to return to Chelsea’s squad after holding productive talks with Thomas Tuchel over the striker’s controversial interview. Tuchel is expected to restore Lukaku to his side when Chelsea host To...

Newcastle’s game at Southampton off amid Covid and injuries in Howe’s squad

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A second Newcastle fixture in the space of four days has been postponed because of Covid and injuries in Eddie Howe’s squad. Newcastle were due to play at Southampton on Sunday but the Premier League has confirmed tha...

Ilhan Omar: Lauren Boebert’s ‘Jihad Squad’ bigotry is ‘no laughing matter’

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Islamophobic remarks by Lauren Boebert are “no laughing matter”, Ilhan Omar said, demanding action from congressional leaders – after the Colorado Republican said sorry. “Saying I am a suicide bomber is no laughing m...

Eddie Jones’ autumn England squad shaped by ‘trends of game’ and law trials

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Eddie Jones believes rugby’s law trials have led to a rebalancing of the global game, with increased scope for teams to attack by running the ball as well as kicking. The England head coach says “trends of the game” h...

Itoje, Watson and Cowan-Dickie all doubts for England’s autumn squad

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England are sweating on the fitness of Maro Itoje, Anthony Watson and Luke Cowan-Dickie before their autumn squad announcement on Monday. Itoje and Watson both left the field early during Saracens’ 71-17 thrashing of ...

Player-by-player guide to England’s touring Ashes squad

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Old man river rolls into his ninth Ashes series. He has continued to sweep away milestones this summer – becoming the highest Test wicket-taking seamer of all time and picking up his 1,000th first-class wicket – but t...

England set to name full-strength squad after Ashes tour gets ECB approval

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Joe Root is set to be handed a full strength squad for this winter’s bid to regain the Ashes after the two-month tour of Australia was on Friday granted conditional approval by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The...

Greenwood and Alexander-Arnold set to return to England squad

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Mason Greenwood and Trent Alexander-Arnold are expected to return to the England fold on Thursday when Gareth Southgate announces his squad for the World Cup qualifiers next month. The Manchester United forward and Li...

Praise and pain in another day of drama for Team GB’s young squad

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As the sun began to rise on a blistering Tokyo morning, one of Britain’s most popular athletes, Jonny Brownlee, stood on the podium cradling his first gold medal like a newborn after finally ending his Olympic jinx. A...

The Suicide Squad review – a slick meeting of sick minds

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After one botched attempt to bring The Suicide Squad to the big screen, with the dourly competent David Ayer at the helm, this time DC Comics stumbled upon a more successful formula. The key: a director with a taste f...

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