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Talking Horses: Underestimated Alenquer can clinch Coral-Eclipse

Five of the six runners in a fascinating renewal of the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park on Saturday have at least one Group One win in the form book already, and it is a big boost for the first all-aged Group One of the season that Vadeni, the French Derby winner, was supplemented to the field […]

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Heather Watson breaks new ground with place in Wimbledon fourth round

Call it a long-service award, if you like. On court again for the fifth successive day of these Championships, Heather Watson finally picked up a prize she has sought for a decade now and reached the second week of a grand slam for the first time in her professional career. And thanks to a favourable […]

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Tottenham confirm Richarlison signing in £60m deal with Everton

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Richarlison from Everton on a contract to 2027. The forward has joined in a £60m deal, with £50m guaranteed and the rest in potential add-ons. Richarlison had a medical in Brazil under the watch of a member of Tottenham’s staff and although the club said the move was subject […]

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England’s rule of Lawes gives Jones a spark to mount challenge in Australia

To say a big series is looming for both Australia and England is to state the blindingly obvious. The Wallabies are keen to revive their status as heavy hitters in the international game while Eddie Jones is under pressure to demonstrate he still has the golden coaching touch of old. If either side ends up […]

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‘Lives at risk at British Grand Prix,’ say police after intelligence about protests

The British Grand Prix is under threat of a potential track invasion by environmental protesters, according to Northamptonshire police. Police have warned of credible intelligence that a protest is being planned for Sunday’s race at Silverstone that they warn may put lives at risk. Which environmental activists are responsible for planning the intervention has not […]

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DP World Tour chief hits back at LIV Golf players over threat of legal action

The DP World Tour chief executive, Keith Pelley, has hit back at the 16 players who have threatened the tour with legal action unless their sanctions for competing in the first LIV Golf event are rescinded. In a strongly-worded response to the letter which “implored” the tour to reconsider the penalties before 5pm on Friday, […]

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Brittney Griner: US basketball player goes on trial in Russia on drugs charges

The US basketball player Brittney Griner has gone on trial in a court on the outskirts of Moscow on drug charges that could leave her facing up to 10 years in prison. The case, which coincides with fraught relations between Moscow and Washington over the conflict in Ukraine, was brought after Russian authorities said they […]