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Cheese toasties, a marriage proposal and the PM's shoes – life as World Cup winners

Women’s Ashes: Australia v England Venues: Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Sydney, Canberra Dates: 22 October – 21 November – full schedule here Coverage details: Ball-by-ball commentary of the series on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentary on the ...

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'US soccer is shaken to its foundations' by World Cup failure

The United States’ failure to make Russia 2018 marks a “sad and dark moment” for football in the country says former defender Alexi Lalas. Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat by Trinidad and Tobago means the US will miss the finals for the ...

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'Football owed the World Cup to Messi'

Media playback is not supported on this device “I told the group: Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owed the World Cup to Messi.” Coach Jorge Sampaoli was speaking after a Lionel Messi hat-trick against ...

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Portugal & France reach World Cup but Netherlands fail to qualify

European champions Portugal beat Switzerland in Lisbon to finish top of European Qualifying Group B and reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia. A draw or a loss would have left Portugal in the play-offs but an own goal from ...

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Wales' World Cup hopes over after defeat by Republic of Ireland

Wales’ 2018 World Cup hopes are over after James McClean’s goal earned the Republic of Ireland a victory that sends them into the qualifying play-offs. At a highly charged Cardiff City Stadium, the hosts controlled much of the first half ...

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Draw in Slovenia ends Scotland's World Cup hopes

Scotland’s hopes of playing in a first World Cup since 1998 were ended by an agonising draw in Slovenia. Needing a win to move into the play-offs for the 2018 tournament in Russia, Scotland went in front when Leigh Griffiths ...

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Scotland lose to fall behind Papua New Guinea in World Cricket League

ICC World Cricket League Championship (Port Moresby) Scotland 203 (49.2 overs): Cross 91, Dai 2-19 Papua New Guinea 204-5 (48 overs): Dai 63, Vala 49, Evans 2-42 Papua New Guinea won by five wickets Scorecard; Standings Scotland slipped back to ...

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World Open: Ding Junhui beats Kyren Wilson 10-3 in China

China’s Ding Junhui beat England’s Kyren Wilson 10-3 to win the Yushan World Open and £150,000 in prize money. Ding claimed his 13th career ranking title with the comprehensive victory that lifted him to second in the world rankings. He ...

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Mark Selby: World number one loses to Lee Walker at Yushan World Open

World champion Mark Selby suffered a shock first-round exit to world number 69 Lee Walker at the Yushan World Open. Welshman Walker won 5-2 against world number one Selby, who missed the start of the season with a broken toe. ...

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New world number one Halep to face Garcia in China Open final

Simona Halep has become world number one for the first time by beating Jelena Ostapenko to reach the final of the China Open. Romanian Halep won 6-2 6-4 in Beijing and will replace Spain’s Garbine Muguruza at the top of ...

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