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Schauffele leads after Olympic golf third round with Casey and McIlroy in pursuit

A slow-burning Olympic golf tournament roared to life on Saturday as Xander Schauffele fought off attacks to cling to a one-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama heading into the final round with Britain’s Paul Casey in a tie for third. The stage is set for a battle royale at Kasumigaseki Country Club on Sunday, with nine […]

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Moore immersed in reviving Sheffield Wednesday after chaotic relegation

A week after being sacked by West Brom in 2019, Darren Moore arrived at Kenya’s Giotto rubbish mountain. His dismissal had been both hurtful and highly controversial but it also created an opportunity for the suddenly unemployed football manager to visit the giant tip in Nakuru, meet the children who call it home and help […]

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Ash Barty and John Peers win mixed doubles bronze after Serbian walkover

Australian tennis players Ash Barty and John Peers were awarded the bronze medal in the mixed doubles at Tokyo 2020, claiming only the nation’s sixth tennis medal in Olympics history, after Serbian world No 1 Novak Djokovic pulled out due to injury. Barty and Peers were due to face Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic on Saturday […]

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Dina Asher-Smith out of Olympic 200m to protect hamstring but back for relay

Dina Asher-Smith broke down as she revealed how her Olympic dreams were shattered by a hamstring tear she kept hidden from the world and the hard work it took to make it back to the start line in Tokyo. While the Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah powered home to defend her 100m Olympic title in a stunning […]

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Lauren Price joins Karriss Artingstall in securing Olympic boxing bronze

Great Britain’s Lauren Price secured at least a bronze in the women’s middleweight boxing and Karriss Artingstall had to settle for a medal of the same colour after her defeat in the semi-finals of the featherweight competition. “This has been my dream since I was an eight-year-old. Just to be an Olympian, let alone win […]

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Team GB’s footballers undone by flaws familiar to England supporters

Team GB were one minute and stoppage time away from an Olympic semi-final when the Australian midfielder Emily van Egmond scooped the ball from just inside the GB half to the chest of an unmarked Sam Kerr. With all the time in the world, Kerr twisted and crashed home an equaliser. The soul-sapping effect of […]

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Elaine Thompson-Herah wins greatest 100m women’s race ever to take gold

As the greatest women’s 100m race reached its denouement, Elaine Thompson-Herah burned past her greatest rival and then raised her left arm in victory salute. There were hints of Ben Johnson in Seoul, but then the clock flashed up the winning time, 10.61sec, and another name from the 1988 Olympics came to mind: Florence Griffith […]