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    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce seals fifth World Championships 100m title | Dina Asher-Smith ‘gutted’ to miss podium

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked the sixth-fastest time in history as she led a Jamaica 1-2-3 in Eugene; Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith equalled her national 100m record, but had to settle for fourth; Elsewhere, there was frustration for Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon Last Updated: 18/07/22 8:20am Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates after her World Championships triumph Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wants to continue to inspire generations of women after securing a fifth 100m title at the World Championships. The 35-year-old defended her 2019 crown in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday evening with a championship record of 10.67 seconds – the sixth fastest time in history. Fraser-Pryce came home ahead of Jamaica team-mates Shericka Jackson and Elaine…

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    Salford 32-6 Catalans Dragons: Ken Sio scores hat-trick to keep Red Devils’ Super League play-off hopes alive

    Catalans Dragons take an early lead, only for Salford to roar back at the AJ Bell Stadium; Red Devils now two points behind sixth-placed Hull FC in Super League Last Updated: 17/07/22 6:51pm Ken Sio ran in three tries at the AJ Bell Stadium Ken Sio scored a hat-trick to lead the Salford Red Devils to a 32-6 win over Catalans Dragons at the AJ Bell Stadium. The Red Devils’ impressive showing kept alive their prospects of a top-six finish in the Super League this season. Catalans took an early lead with Joe Chan scoring a try in the eighth minute, but that was as good as it got for…

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    World Matchplay Darts: Peter Wright and Dimitri Van den Bergh both win but Jonny Clayton is dumped out

    Peter Wright begins the defence of his World Matchplay title with victory over Madars Razma, as debutant Rowby-John Rodriguez dumps out eighth seed Jonny Clayton on a thrilling opening night at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool; watch every dart live on Sky Sports Last Updated: 17/07/22 12:23am Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player A look back at the best checkouts from Day One of the World Matchplay Darts in Blackpool A look back at the best checkouts from Day One of the World Matchplay Darts in Blackpool Defending champion Peter Wright and Dimitri Van den Bergh eased through on opening night at the World Matchplay in…

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    Eddie Jones: England coach believes young side are on the up after Australia series victory

    England beat an error-prone Australia to win their July series 2-1 on Saturday, a second success for northern hemisphere rugby after Ireland’s earlier triumph over the All Blacks; Eddie Jones likes what he saw from his young side; try-scorer Marcus Smith revels in dream success Last Updated: 16/07/22 2:30pm England’s Marcus Smith runs clear to score a crucial try England coach Eddie Jones believes his young side are heading in the right direction ahead of next year’s World Cup, with a series win over Australia a huge boost. Rookies Freddie Steward, Tommy Freeman and Marcus Smith starred as England dug deep to complete a series victory over the Wallabies with…

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    England holds off Wallabies to win Ella-Mobbs Cup

    The Wallabies have fallen short of completing a series win over England, who triumphed 21-17 at the SCG to claim the Ella-Mobbs Cup. The sides crossed for two tries each but Owen Farrell’s goal kicking proved the difference, with the England star landing three penalty goals and a conversion. The Wallabies spoke all week about how important a good start was in this Test and they backed up their words with a rampaging start that had England on the back foot early. “It was a battle,” England fullback Freddie Steward told Channel Nine. “The Wallabies stepped it up, especially in the first 20. they came hard at us, we had to…

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    Bulldogs defeat disappointing Saints to retain finals fight alive

    St Kilda’s AFL finals hopes are in tatters with the Western Bulldogs and Marcus Bontempelli recapturing form to embarrass the Saints by 28 factors. The Bulldogs were being in no way headed at Docklands Stadium on Friday night time, slamming through the very first 7 targets to lead by 36 points at fifty percent-time. St Kilda chipped away at a 50-issue a few-quarter time deficit late but the problems had already been performed as the Bulldogs secured a 13.6 (84) to 7.14 (56) victory. The Bulldogs (9-8) snapped a two-sport getting rid of operate to reignite their very own leading-8 hopes and leapfrog St Kilda on proportion into ninth on…

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    Bundee Aki replaces injured Garry Ringrose for Ireland’s series decider against New Zealand

    It’s All On The Line: All four series deciders. It’s Only Live Once; All Blacks vs Ireland (SS Action 7.30am), Australia vs England (SS Action 10.15am), Springboks vs Wales (SS Action 3.30pm), Argentina vs Scotland (SS Action 7.30pm); all deciding Tests exclusively live on Sky Last Updated: 14/07/22 6:31am Bundee Aki will start the deciding Test in Ireland’s midfield Bundee Aki comes in for the injured Garry Ringrose as Ireland make one change to their line-up for their series decider against New Zealand. Aki will join up with Robbie Henshaw in midfield, while captain Johnny Sexton is set to win his 108th cap which equals Paul O’Connell’s tally for Ireland.…

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    Taniela Tupou backed for rematch with Ellis Genge in Australia-England series decider

    It’s All On The Line: All four series deciders. It’s Only Live Once; all matches live on Sky Sports Action; All Blacks vs Ireland (7.30am), Australia vs England (10.15am), Springboks vs Wales (3.30pm), Argentina vs Scotland (7.30pm); all deciding Tests exclusively live on Sky Last Updated: 13/07/22 6:41pm Taniela Tupou has been backed to come back stronger in the deciding Test between England and Australia For all the talk and stoking of fires in the build-up, there was only one winner in the battle between Ellis Genge and his opposite number Taniela Tupou in the second Test between England and Australia last Saturday. Although he did grab what proved to…

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    South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber makes 11 changes for deciding Test against Wales

    The head coach reverts largely to the XV that started the first Test; Siya Kolisi returns as captain, Eben Etzebeth will earn his 100th cap and Bongi Mbonambi his 50th; watch the series decider live on Sky Sports on Saturday; coverage starts at 3:30pm (4:05pm kick-off) By Emma Thurston Last Updated: 12/07/22 11:08am Siya Kolisi returns to lead the side in this deciding Test match against Wales South Africa’s head coach Jacques Nienaber has made 11 changes for the deciding Test against Wales on Saturday. The head coach reverts largely back to the starting XV that opened the Tour against Wales in the first Test, having made 14 changes ahead…

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    World Matchplay: Michael van Gerwen to face Adrian Lewis with Peter Wright to open against Madars Razma

    Michael van Gerwen to face ‘Jackpot’ Adrian Lewis in a first-round blockbuster at the World Matchplay, while Peter Wright takes on Madars Razma the summer’s favourite event will be held from July 16-24 in Blackpool, as 32 players compete for the Phil Taylor Trophy By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 11/07/22 8:41pm Michael van Gerwen will take on Adrian Lewis in the opening round of the World Matchplay in Blackpool – live on Sky Sports Michael van Gerwen has been handed a blockbuster first-round clash with Adrian Lewis at the World Matchplay in Blackpool, while defending champion Peter Wright will face Madars Razma. Van Gerwen famously sealed his first Premier League…