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‘Lucky’ Ollie Pope grateful for friend Aaron Ramsdale’s presence

Ollie Pope said he had been lucky after he was dropped twice on his way to scoring 121 on the first day of the second Test against West Indies, and had an unlikely explanation for his good fortune: the presence…

England v West Indies: second cricket Test, day one – as it happened

Ali Martin’s match report is in, so that’s enough from me. Thanks for joining! Another thought I’d like to share into the void: I’m keen to see what Bashir offers tomorrow having been an audience member at Lord’s. It’s not…

England savour Ollie Pope’s century in 416-run feast against West Indies

It was a day of queues at Trent Bridge. There were queues for Brian Lara’s autograph during a book signing session at lunch, queues for the ice-cream vans at tea, queues for the bars throughout – pretty standard at an…

England end opening day of mishaps in driving seat as West Indies falter

There is a sense that Nottingham is straining a little at the seams. University students and their parents are in town for their graduation ceremonies, most of which take place this week. The city is hosting the Touch Rugby World…

Lewis Hamilton hails Ralf Schumacher but insists F1 has work to do on diversity

Lewis Hamilton has praised Ralf Schumacher’s decision to announce he was in a same-sex relationship but insisted Formula One still has a long way to go in encouraging further diversity and inclusion. Earlier this week former F1 driver Schumacher, the…

Campenaerts denies Ineos elusive Tour de France stage win with late surge

Ineos Grenadiers suffered another bitter disappointment in the Tour de France after Victor Campenaerts, of Lotto-Dstny, outsprinted the former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski to win stage 18 in Barcelonnette. Kwiatkowski, a winner of Tour stages in 2020 and 2023, took…

Tour de France 2024: Victor Campenaerts wins stage 18 after thrilling breakaway – as it happened

Tour de France,” says a tearful Campanaerts. “Winning a stage is everyone’s dream … I’m not a neo pro, I’ve been dreaming of this for a very long time. “After the Classics, I had a very difficult time. I had…

‘A lot of pressure’: Naya Tapper and US rugby sevens aim for Paris gold rush

Naya Tapper, one of the great names of US rugby, will retire after the Olympic Games in Paris. With the women’s Eagles sevens squad, she has a good chance of going out with a medal – potentially precious gold. Announcing…

Été, the Amélie-inspired game where you paint Montreal into life

How do you make painting fun for those without an artistic bone in their body? Game developers have come up with a few answers – or at least, they’ve tried. There’s the straightforward approach of something like Mario Paint, where…

Wallabies make mass changes for Georgia Test amid third captain in three weeks

Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt has made wholesale changes to his team for the rugby Test against Georgia in Sydney on Saturday. Veteran prop Allan Alaalatoa will become the third captain in three weeks, starting in the front-row alongside rookies Isaac…