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Sophie Ecclestone seals the deal as England skittle New Zealand in first ODI

England skittled New Zealand for 211 in 46.3 overs at Bristol to take first blood in the ODI series, winning by 30 runs despite being bowled out for an under-par

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Ashton hat-trick helps Warrington end Castleford’s Super League play-off bid

In the end, the scriptwriters must have been having a night off. It simply wasn’t supposed to end like this for Daryl Powell and Castleford Tigers. Take the sight of

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Napoli rally to deny Leicester Europa League win before fans clash in stands

Everything was looking rosy for Leicester, leaving aside the fact that they had been largely outplayed. Fine goals by Ayoze Pérez and Harvey Barnes gave them a two-goal lead over

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Steph Houghton backs England to ‘do something special’ as Euro 2022 hosts

The defender Steph Houghton said England “really feel they have the potential to go and do something special” at next summer’s European Championship on the eve of their first World

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Lyon see off Rangers in Europa League to spoil landmark for Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard’s 50th European tie as Rangers boss ended in disappointment, as Lyon earned a 2-0 victory at Ibrox in their Europa League Group A opener. The Cameroon forward Karl

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Tim Paine ‘pretty sore’ after invasive neck surgery but confident of Ashes return

Australia captain Tim Paine is “extremely confident” of being fit for the first Ashes Test despite undergoing invasive neck surgery. A bulging disc had been causing the wicketkeeper pain in

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Carli Lloyd scores five goals as USA women hammer eight past Paraguay

No Carli Lloyd isn’t reconsidering her retirement – even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the US national team’s 9-0 rout of Paraguay on

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