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Fifa World Cup 2026 bidding process delayed

The bidding process for the 2026 World Cup has been postponed amid allegations around the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. The decision was due to be made in Kuala Lumpur in May 2017. Swiss prosecutors are investigating alleged financial irregularities concerning the 2018 and 2022 events, in Russia and Qatar respectively. The United States are considered […]

Danny Ings: Liverpool sign Burnley striker

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Burnley striker Danny Ings. The England Under-21 international is out of contract at Turf Moor and will join the Anfield club on 1 July subject to a medical. The Clarets are entitled to compensation for Ings but the clubs have not yet agreed a transfer fee. Ings, 22, scored […]

County cricket: the week’s final over

Ball One: Does Toby Roland-Jones deserve more attention? In a game affected by weather, Middlesex never really got going in pursuit of 270 to beat Warwickshire at Lord’s. Indeed, when stumps were drawn, the score was 152-5, so perhaps it was the Midlanders who were more likely to go top of the table with last […]