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Afghanistan’s first Test against Australia still set for

Plans for Afghanistan’s first Test match against Australia are proceeding at pace after multiple sources confirmed the Taliban’s willingness for the historic fixture to go ahead as scheduled in November. On Wednesday Hamid Shinwari, chief executive of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, told AFP that “we have got approval to send the team to Australia”. His […]

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‘We got pumped tonight’: Alcott and Davidson beaten in wheelchair tennis gold medal match

A relatively lean day for Australia at the Paralympics extended all the way to the tennis as Dylan Alcott’s bid for a Tokyo tennis quad doubles gold medal fell short. Alcott and Heath Davidson won gold at Rio 2016, but they suffered a straight-sets loss to Dutch duo Sam Schroder and Niels Vink in a […]

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New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott arrested on DUI charge

New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, hours after attending a fundraiser at team owner Steve Cohen’s house. Scott was arrested on a DUI charge around 4.15am Tuesday in suburban White Plains, New York. Police found him asleep at the wheel of his SUV at a […]

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Football Manager has eaten my life – and made me wildly nostalgic for web 1.0

A few weeks ago, on a low-rumbling hangover that never threatened to push me into the abyss, something very interesting happened to me (and about 16 other people): I started rigorously documenting my Football Manager experience online. For those not versed in Football Manager, it is a video game in which you, well, assume the […]

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Why has rugby taken so long to wake up to what boxing has long known?

They hanged Del Fontaine at Wandsworth prison early on Tuesday 29 October 1935, three months and 19 days after he shot his girlfriend Hilda Meek having overheard her arranging a date on the phone and convinced himself she was seeing another man. Protesters picketed the prison the day they killed him, one told the papers […]

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Imperious Sarah Storey wins historic 17th Paralympic gold medal for Great Britain

In diabolical conditions on the foothills of Mount Fuji, Dame Sarah Storey completed a journey she began 29 years ago, as she won her 17th gold medal to become, outright, the most successful British Paralympian of all time. As rain lashed down and waves of fog rolled across the extended speedway circuit, the 43-year-old Storey […]

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Bill Shankly, Sir Curtly Ambrose masterclasses and the WSL returns

1) The WSL gets going this week, so here’s a 1995 doc on Doncaster Belles; here’s Marieanne Spacey-Cale – England legend, Arsenal legend and Southampton head coach – taking us through a day in her life; and here’s Rachel Yankey reflecting on her career. 2) A man kicks off in an offy, then notices Paul […]