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England undone by South Africa at Women’s T20 World Cup | Sport

Lauren Winfield of England drops a catch.

In a setback to their hopes of reaching the T20 World Cup semi-finals, England suffered a dramatic final-over defeat in their opening match against South Africa at Perth on Sunday. With South Africa, chasing a 124-run target, needing seven runs from the final four balls, it came down to a …

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Diogo Jota double seals easy win for Wolves over Norwich | Football

Jota scores the opening goal.

This was so easy for Wolves, it bordered on the surreal. Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad have been playing twice a week for as long as Boris Johnson has been the prime minister. Someone should be buying them a break in Mustique but still they plough on and they had too …

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Sweet-as-pie performance earns Tyson Fury respect as world’s best | Kevin Mitchell | Sport

Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Deontay Wilder.

As Dorothy Parker almost said: “If all the British heavyweights in history were laid out end to end, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.” And they laughed when Tyson Fury said he was going to destroy Deontay Wilder. They’re not laughing now – as Bob Monkhouse almost said. In …

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England 24-12 Ireland: Six Nations player ratings from Twickenham | Sport

England Elliot Daly Solid under the high ball, dangerous strike running and a poacher’s finish first-half. Excellent performance. 8 Jonny May Didn’t see as much ball as he would have liked, but chased and tackled hard. 6 Manu Tuilagi Familiarly destructive carrying – and a massive early hit on CJ …

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Mike Dean lays cards on table to give Peter Crouch a referee’s insight | Barry Glendenning | Football

A Tranmere fan, referee Mike Dean, centre, celebrates with fellow supporters after their first goal in theLeague Two playoff semi-finals against Forest Green.

A man who seems so laid back he could probably serve as a draught excluder at the gates of Winterfell Castle, it spoke volumes that after a senior career spanning 19 years, it wasn’t until seven months into Peter Crouch’s retirement from professional football that the scales blinding him from …

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Wayward Johnny Sexton at the heart of Ireland’s struggles | Sport

Eddie Jones kept his counsel when asked about Johnny Sexton in the buildup to this match. He was offered the chance to repeat the sort of barb that got him in hot water four years ago but he declined to target Ireland’s captain and fly-half. Evidently he left that to …

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Two-goal Aubameyang clinches win for nervy Arsenal against Everton | Football

They rode their luck but, at the end of a swashbuckling encounter, Arsenal could revel in something that had eluded their season so far. This win, secured when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the last of five goals in the opening minute of the second half, was in doubt until the last …

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Rangers slip up again as Celtic surge further clear at the top | Football

St Johnstone v Rangers

Rangers dropped another two Premiership points after the St Johnstone striker Stevie May scored a late equaliser in Perth. Celtic’s 3-1 win at home to Kilmarnock later extended their lead at the top to 12 points. Callum Hendry had given Saints an early lead but – after coming from two …

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Manchester City and Chelsea share points after six-goal WSL thriller | Football

Ellen White opens the scoring for City.

If ever there was an advert for the quality of the Women’s Super League, this was it. In a gut-busting end-to-end encounter between league leaders Manchester City and an unbeaten Chelsea, in which Georgia Stanway scored the league’s 2,000th goal and had a penalty saved, every ounce of fight was …

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