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Wallaby Darcy Swain banned for six weeks for ruck incident against New Zealand

Australia’s Darcy Swain has been suspended for six weeks for the incident in last week’s Bledisloe Cup match that left New Zealand’s Quinn Tupaea with a bad knee injury. Tupaea suffered a ruptured medial cruciate ligament and a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee after Swain entered a ruck and made firm […]

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Jack Grealish: ‘I’m just a normal kid. I know how professional I actually am’

It is easy to see why Jack Grealish calls himself a normal kid. The Manchester City winger knows that he attracts a lot of attention, some of it good, some bad, but there was no sign of any ego while he held court with the media at St George’s Park this week. “People have so […]

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England duty still excites Jordan Henderson despite advancing years

Back in the early days of his career, Jordan Henderson felt he was the exception. His rule was simple – no alcohol during the season – and it is one he has always stuck to. The Liverpool and England midfielder was acutely aware of the correlation between sacrifice and achievement. “Whereas now when I look, […]

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Lyndon Dykes double eases Scotland to Nations League win over Ukraine

Two games sit between Scotland and the latest chapter of their redemption story at international level. Victory over Ukraine, with plenty to spare after a superb second-half showing, catapulted Scotland to the summit of their Nations League section. Two points from their closing two games – the Republic of Ireland are in Glasgow on Saturday […]

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LGBT+ couples who hold hands in Qatar will not be prosecuted, says FA

The Football Association has sought, and believes it has assurances, that LGBT+ couples who hold hands in Qatar during the World Cup will not face prosecution. The FA has also been told that supporters with rainbow flags will not be arrested – as long as supporters do not “disrespect” the local culture and norms by […]

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Wasps face relegation as financial crisis in English club rugby union deepens

English club rugby has been plunged further into turmoil with Wasps facing the prospect of relegation after moving towards administration and Worcester Warriors told by the Rugby Football Union they will be suspended if they cannot produce a “credible plan to take the club forward” by next Monday. On a desperate day for the domestic […]

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Harmanpreet Kaur’s 143 steers India Women to ODI series win over England

On Wednesday morning, the ECB announced an ambitious 2023 Women’s Ashes fixture list, which includes maiden visits to Lord’s, the Oval and Edgbaston; and a five-day Test at Trent Bridge. It is a schedule designed to reflect the apparent preeminence of England and Australia in global women’s cricket: these two teams are the ones who […]