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Jordan Nobbs relishing trip home with England after tough journey

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Jordan Nobbs was expected to be the fulcrum of the Lionesses for many years, but her England journey has not been smooth sailing. A run to the semi-finals of the 2017 Euros was sandwiched between World Cup heartbreak,...

Rebuild or relocate? Climate crisis leaves New Zealand coastal communities facing tough choice

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The tiny settlement of Westport is no stranger to a deluge – the oldest European settlement in the South Island sits on New Zealand’s West Coast, which holds the unenviable gong for the highest annual rainfall in the ...

Gary Cahill: ‘To jump away from the Premier League was a tough decision’

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“I saw a stat the other day on Twitter that said I was up there on ‘minutes played in the Premier League’,” Gary Cahill says. It is a throwaway remark as he reflects on a career that has seen him lift the biggest trop...

Sonja McLaughlan says social media abuse won’t stop her asking tough questions

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The broadcaster Sonja McLaughlan says the abuse she faced on social media for asking tough questions after England’s Six Nations defeat against Wales in February was made more severe because she is a woman. But she ha...

Deontay Wilder talks tough after brooding buildup to Tyson Fury fight

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“I see me beating him up and then knocking him out,” Deontay Wilder said in his Alabama drawl soon after he arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening and looked ahead to his third world heavyweight title fight against T...

New book says Trump told Putin: I’ll act tough with you – for the cameras

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Donald Trump told Vladimir Putin he had to act tough next to the Russian president for the cameras, according to the former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham. “OK, I’m going to act a little tougher with y...

‘It’s going to be tough’: rugby league’s London future looks uncertain

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Rugby league is about to enter a new era, with a reduced broadcast deal with Sky Sports likely to result in restructuring and a reduction in the number of professional clubs. Some will fold and the sport will look dif...

As a head in England, I know it’s not just Covid that will make it tough to go back to school

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Like most headteachers I view the formal start back to school with a mixture of optimism and trepidation. There is a realistic hope that, following a mass vaccination programme for adults, school life can begin to loo...

Andy Murray given tough Stefanos Tsitsipas draw in US Open first round

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Andy Murray may be hoping to build some rhythm and establish a run of matches at the US Open this year, but he will start with one of the toughest first-round draws possible as he faces Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. T...

Champions League: Manchester City draw PSG, Liverpool land in tough group

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Manchester City will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stages after both sides were drawn into Group A, while Liverpool were handed a tough draw. The two Gulf-backed clubs, who met in last year’s ...

‘My crime is I fell in love’: should India rethink tough laws on underage sex?

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Mani*, 21, began dating Noor*, 17, two years ago. They couldn’t see each other during the Covid lockdowns, but when restrictions began to ease, they would meet on the deserted banks of a canal in a small town in Tamil...

Virgil van Dijk admits Liverpool return was a tough mental hurdle

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Virgil van Dijk says his return to action for Liverpool this summer has felt “very emotional and very tough”, and that he has jumped a mental hurdle after recovering from 10 months out with anterior cruciate ligament ...

Ollie Pope says Ben Stokes decision shows how mentally tough elite sport is

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Ollie Pope says the withdrawal of Ben Stokes for the Test series against India is a reminder of how mentally tough the demands of playing international sport are during a pandemic. Stokes, England’s Test vice-captain ...

‘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...

Osaka’s tough core can help her shine under the spotlight at home Olympics

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Back in the spring of 2019, Naomi Osaka was coming off consecutive grand slam titles and digesting her newfound presence as a leading name in world sport when the subject shifted to the seemingly imminent 2020 Olympic...

Tough Mudder Scotland cancelled at last minute due to Covid

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Tough Mudder Scotland, which was scheduled for this weekend, has been called off with less than a day’s notice. The obstacle race, in which participants are dunked into an ice bath and wade through a mile of mud, was ...

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