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Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates claims maiden stage win

Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates claims maiden stage win

Britain’s Simon Yates claimed his maiden Tour de France stage win with a shrewd victory on stage 12. Yates outsprinted Pello Bilbao and Gregor Muhlberger in a technical finish in Bagneres-de-Bigorre after the trio had broken clear with 32km remaining. He has now won stages at all three Grand Tours, having previously won at the […]

NRL: Belinda Sharpe to become first female referee in Australian league’s history

NRL: Belinda Sharpe to become first female referee in Australian league’s history

Belinda Sharpe will become the first female referee in Australia’s National Rugby League on Thursday. The former newspaper sub-editor, 31, will be in charge of the game between Brisbane Broncos and Canterbury Bulldogs (10:50 BST). Sharpe has been a part-time touch judge in the NRL since 2014 and joined the officials’ full-time squad in April. […]

South Africa: Inside the football-mad township ‘too dangerous’ for scouts to visit

South Africa: Inside the football-mad township ‘too dangerous’ for scouts to visit

Drive around Khayelitsha, one of South Africa’s biggest and fastest-growing townships, and football is impossible to ignore. There are hundreds of teams, thousands of players and five dedicated local football associations. Makeshift goal frames stand amid the rolling debris-filled fields, with pitches of various shapes and sizes squeezed among the streets and settlements. As the […]

Premier League stats: Will 96 points be enough for City in title race?

Premier League stats: Will 96 points be enough for City in title race?

It is as you were at the top of the Premier League after victories for Liverpool and Manchester City this weekend, but this season’s title race continues to produce plenty of talking points. Jurgen Klopp’s team broke their own top-flight points record at Cardiff City Stadium, while City edged closer to a Premier League-best of […]

Real Madrid: Gareth Bale treatment by fans ‘a disgrace’ – agent

Real Madrid: Gareth Bale treatment by fans ‘a disgrace’ – agent

The treatment of Gareth Bale by Real Madrid fans is “nothing short of a disgrace”, according to his agent. Sections of the Bernabeu jeered the Wales forward when he was substituted after 61 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Barcelona. “This generation of Real fans will be talking about Gareth’s goals for years to come,” said […]

Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder signs £400k-a-week deal to join Juventus

Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder signs £400k-a-week deal to join Juventus

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in the summer in a deal that will earn him over £400,000 a week. The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent, ending his 11-year spell with Arsenal. Ramsey passed a two-part […]

Emiliano Sala search: Body seen in plane wreckage

Emiliano Sala search: Body seen in plane wreckage

  One body has been seen in the underwater wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing. The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed the sighting on Monday […]

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