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Ireland regain their World Cup mojo despite red card drama

World player of the year Johnny Sexton scored two tries as 14-man Ireland secured a 47-5 bonus point win over Samoa to reach the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. Ireland had Bundee Aki sent off for a high tackle in the first half but they were still too much for Samoa as they qualified from a tight Pool A ...

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Australia loses to New Zealand 53-52 in netball’s first Constellation Cup Test

Australia has blown a five-goal lead to lose 53-52 to world champions New Zealand in the first Test of netball’s Constellation Cup in Christchurch. A dominant third quarter put the Diamonds ahead 44-39, but a series of errors quickly evaporated their advantage. The match was the first between the teams since July’s World Cup final in England, when the Silver ...

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Scott Morrison condemns English fans for booing Steve Smith during Ashes Test

Australian prime minister says it was ‘a foul’ for fans to jeer Smith after he was hit on the neck by a ball from Jofra Archer during the second Test at Lord’s Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has weighed into the Ashes booing debate, calling it “a foul” for English fans to jeer Steve Smith after he suffered a concussion ...

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Arena Football team fined, hit with ‘forfeit’ after lockers get looted during game

The commissioner of the National Arena League has fined one of its teams and slapped them with a “forfeit” for not completing a game — even though they sat out the second half because their lockers had been looted. The Carolina Cobras, who were creaming the New York Streets 46-0 by halftime of Sunday’s game in White Plains, were targeted by ...

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Falkirk announce negotiations that will result in ‘multi-million pound investment’

Fakirk have confirmed that negotiations are taking place that will lead to a “multi-million pound investment in the club and its facilities”. English businessman Mark Campbell is set to make an initial seven-figure cash injection, and the club have also named John Park as their new Football Director. Ray McKinnon’s Bairns side were relegated to League One after finishing bottom of ...

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FOOTBALL MAD Brits love football more than anything, study finds, with gardening a lowly tenth on the list

Globetrotting was the second most popular pastime. Music, cooking and walking rounded off the top five. Watching TV came eighth, while going to the pub was 15th. Finance trading site eToro, which polled 2,000, found adults spend £968.43 a year, and over seven hours a week on their passion. It said: “Football infiltrates the lives of millions. So it’s no ...

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Football transfer rumours: Moussa Dembélé to Manchester United?

Everton have sent Wilfried Zaha a DVD of their glorious Champions League campaign in 2005 in the hope of convincing the Crystal Palace winger that they are just as big as Arsenal. Marco Silva’s side are ready to offer £60m plus Cenk Tosun for Zaha – but their plans might be scuppered if Chelsea look to muscle in by arranging a deal with Palace that would ...

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Australia beats Brazil after brilliant Women’s World Cup comeback

Not even Marta making history could stop Brazil crumbling to defeat in an astonishing Women’s World Cup match against Australia. Having fallen 2-0 behind in the first half, Australia’s hopes of progressing from Group C appeared to be in tatters, but a brilliant fightback secured a 3-2 win to keep alive the Matildas’ chances of progressing to the knockout stages. A surprise defeat by Italy on ...

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Europe’s top clubs warned lack of Uefa reform will ‘kill’ professional football in some countries

Professional football in some countries will die unless Uefa reforms its major competitions, Europe’s biggest clubs have been warned. On Wednesday, the Premier League outlined its position that it did not believe change was necessary. That stance was echoed in the closing statements at a two-day European Clubs’ Association meeting in Malta on Friday. Others disagree, including HJK Helsinki president ...

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KI Football Round 7 action | PHOTOS

Kingscote opened the game with heaps of energy but could not take advantage on the scoreboard. Dudley United could not penetrate their forward zone, although their team play improved as the game went on. Luke Bruce was giving the Hound dogs full advantage at the ruck contests and the quarter time scores of K 5-7 to DU zilch told the ...

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