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Warren Gatland pledges to fight for future of British & Irish Lions

Warren Gatland has pledged to continue fighting for the future of the British & Irish Lions as he seeks to become the first head coach in the touring side’s history

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Lizzie Deignan: ‘I have to be willing to lose to the Dutch in order to win’

Five years after the contorted, controversial run-in to the Rio Olympic Games, Lizzie Deignan is happy to admit the contrast between then and now could hardly be greater. Since June

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Arsenal v Chelsea brings WSL an exciting start to a season like no other

Jonas Eidevall had barely arrived in London before he began assembling tanks on the front lawns of assorted rivals. “We can win the Women’s Super League,” the super-confident Swede declared

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Surf’s up: a watershed moment for boarders at the Tokyo Games

“We want to take sport to the youth,” said the IOC president, Thomas Bach, when announcing in 2016 that surfing would make its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Was that an

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From The Great Escape to Benny Hill: AFL on the run in madcap bid to see out season

The shortened AFL season of 2020 could have been set to the tune of The Great Escape. Teams spent months Steve McQueening over fences in the nick of time as

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Algerian judoka sent home from Olympics after refusing to face Israeli

An Algerian judoka has been suspended and sent home after withdrawing from the Olympics when his draw set him on course to compete against an Israeli competitor. Before his suspension,

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Team GB Tokyo 2020 Olympics 50p coin is on track to be a winning investment

Sports fans watching the Olympics this weekend might be tempted to buy a Team GB commemorative 50p coin – and if past experience is any guide, it could turn out

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