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Finn Russell to join Bath after World Cup on deal worth around £1m a year

Bath have signed the Scotland and British and Irish Lions fly-half Finn Russell. The Premiership club did not specify Russell’s length of contract, but it has been reported to be worth around £1m a year. Bath said that he will join them after next year’s World Cup, ending a successful spell with the French Top […]

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Borthwick brings clarity and passion – he and Sinfield can lift England gloom

English rugby’s sunlit uplands were not immediately obvious at Twickenham on Monday lunchtime. It was a grey, cheerless day, hardly the ideal moment to be trumpeting the bright “new age” that the Rugby Football Union’s chief executive, Bill Sweeney, kept referencing. As the rain lashed down and the wind howled across the deserted and damp […]

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The Mosquito Bowl: ‘Three hours of pure joy’ amid the horrors of war

On the Pacific island of Guadalcanal, two Marine Corps regiments enjoyed a rare respite from second world war in December 1944. On Christmas Eve, the 4th and 29th regiments squared off in a football game nicknamed the Mosquito Bowl. This was no pick-up game. The teams included some of the top college football talent in […]

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‘The fear of failure isn’t there’: Stokes thrilled by England’s 3-0 win in Pakistan

Ben Stokes believes removing the fear of failure has been behind England’s remarkable turnaround in Test cricket and a year that ended with them becoming the first team in history to claim a 3-0 series clean sweep in Pakistan. An eight-wicket victory was secured on the fourth morning in Karachi to make it nine wins […]

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The Qatar World Cup should be a watershed moment in sports journalism

Hours before the World Cup final in Qatar, a diplomatic delegation from the three host countries of the 2026 World Cup – Canada, Mexico and the United States – met with dignitaries in the coastal city of Doha to hand over responsibility for the 2026 edition of the tournament. The delegation, represented by Canada’s transport […]

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Damian Lillard passes Clyde Drexler as Trail Blazers’ all-time scoring leader

Just when it appeared it might be ‘Dame Time’, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander stole the show. Gilgeous-Alexander hit a baseline jumper as time expired, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 123-121 on Monday to ruin Damian Lillard’s record-setting night. Gilgeous-Alexander drove to his left and drained a 14-foot pullup over Justise Winslow. The […]

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Green Bay Packers hold off flailing LA Rams to keep playoff hopes afloat

AJ Dillon ran for two scores, Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Aaron Jones and the Green Bay Packers kept their playoff hopes afloat with a 24-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. Dillon put Green Bay (6-8) ahead for good with a tiebreaking eight-yard touchdown run in the second quarter […]