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 Anthony Van Dyck winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 1st. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Curragh authorities are examining if further steps can be taken to encourage greater international participation in future in the Dubai Duty Free (...)

 Chile fans  before the Women’s World Cup match against Sweden in Rennes. Photograph:   Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

World soccer’s governing body Fifa has defended its ticketing policy at the 2019 Women’s World Cup despite seeing average attendances at the first nin(...)

 Usman Khawaja: played a key role in Australia’s triumph in Delhi. Photograph:   Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Usman Khawaja’s century helped Australia to a one-day international series-clinching victory win over India in Delhi. Australia, who had lost the op(...)

England’s Ben Stokes gestures during  second Test  of the crushing defeat to West Indies at the  Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda. Photograph: Ricardo Mazalan/AP

The traditional role of Poms in Australia is to accept graciously the humorous insults directed at the England cricket team, responding politely witho(...)

Ireland’s Matthew Bell in action against Tim Brand of Australia in their World Cup opener at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar, India. Photograph: Inpho

It was a final act of defiance by Ireland when goalkeeper David Harte was taken off for the final few minutes of their opening match in the men’s hock(...)

 Michael Cheika has guided Australia to nine defeats in their last 13 Test matches. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Rugby Australia has turned down an approach from World Cup-winning coach Jake White as media speculation swirls over the future of Wallabies coach Mic(...)

 Manu Tuilagi  during the England training session  on November 21st. He  was put through his paces on his own, away from the rest of the backs, before joining in full training. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones was on Wednesday night set to make a late call on whether to unleash Manu Tuilagi against Australia on Saturday. Tuilagi has not played (...)

Australia’s David Pocock looks on during squad training   in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia are expected to give David Pocock until the last possible moment to prove his fitness for Saturday’s encounter with England after it emerged(...)

 Australia head coach Michael Cheika  looks on during a training session   in Newport, Wales. Photograph: by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Preview: Australia v Wales  Principality Stadium, Saturday, 5.20  Live on TV: BBC2 When Wales were thrashed by New Zealand in the 1987 Worl(...)

  New Zealand’s Kieran Read holds up the Championship trophy after victory over  Argentina at Jose Amalfitani Stadium  in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph:  Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images

Holders New Zealand face a fresh assault on their Rugby Championship title this year, but for the four sides involved in the southern hemisphere battl(...)

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