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‘I just want my friend to be OK’: Root tells Stokes to take all time he needs

Joe Root wants Ben Stokes to take as much time out from England duty as he needs after revealing how tough it was to see his friend struggling the last time they spoke. Stokes has taken an indefinite break from cricket “to prioritise his mental wellbeing” and continue his rehabilitation from a finger injury in […]

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Team GB boxer Caroline Dubois out of Olympics after losing quarter-final

As another day of boxing inside this famed arena began, a volunteer at the top-left corner of the arena futilely held a laminated placard as he paced the landing. The rules etched upon it were clear: no chanting or standing up, wash your hands and wear a mask. Few paid attention to the former. Noise […]

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Team GB enjoy sailing super Tuesday with double gold and mixed Nacra silver

Giles Scott successfully defended his Olympic title in the men’s Finn class with a fourth-place finish in the medal race as Britain won two dramatic sailing golds in quick succession on Tuesday and followed that up with a silver. Scott’s heroics came shortly after Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell had kickstarted the medal rush with […]

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Laura and Jason Kenny win silver medals in Olympic team cycling finals

Jason Kenny became the most successful British Olympian while his wife, Laura Kenny, added her fifth Olympic medal with respective silver medals, the couple’s reign of dominance in the Olympic velodrome ending when they came up short on Tuesday. Despite losing to the dominant Netherlands in the team sprint final, Kenny’s eighth Olympic medal means […]

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GB dethroned in men’s Olympic team pursuit amid Danish crash controversy

There were dramatic scenes at the Izu Velodrome during the second day of track cycling at Tokyo 2020, with Great Britain calling for Denmark to be disqualified before the teams raced in the men’s pursuit and then blasting the sport’s governing body for inconsistency over the rules. Britain were among several nations to protest against […]

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League One 2021-22 season preview

Rather aptly, the company formed to buy Ipswich in April is called Gamechanger 20 and the club hope to reap the rewards of a mass rebuild, with the American owners making it clear they have no intention of hanging around in the third tier with a Football Manager-style summer overhaul. Investment will bring expectation but […]

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England’s Test series with India lacks anyone to write home about it

The first Test against India starts on Wednesday at Trent Bridge, with barely an ahem; let alone a ta-da. It has been a peculiarly modest buildup to a five-Test series, to what Virat Kohli calls “the absolute pinnacle of the game”. This is no reflection on India, but on a sport-soaked summer, the Euros wallchart […]