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Ashes 2021-22: Australia v England first Test, day one – live!
Over-by-over report: England win the toss and bat first after springing a selection surprise by omitting Stuart Broad. Join Geoff Lemon for updates

Geoff Lemon at the Gabba (now) and Tanya Aldred (later)

08, Dec, 2021 @12:21 AM

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Weighing-room staff boycott Bryony Frost over Robbie Dunne case
Three valets refused to work with jockey Bryony Frost at Fontwell Park following reports of their ‘upset’ at having appeared in the press over bullying claims

Greg Wood

07, Dec, 2021 @8:27 PM

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Carlsen beats Nepomniachtchi for third time in four games to open up big lead
A blunder by Nepomniachtchi allowed Carlsen to secure a win in just under four hours that gave the world champion a 6-3 lead in the best-of-14 series

Bryan Armen Graham

07, Dec, 2021 @7:45 PM

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IOC says it ‘respects’ US boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
Organisation also defends its handling of case of Chinese tennis player, Peng Shuai, as ‘quiet diplomacy’

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

07, Dec, 2021 @7:31 PM

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Magnus Carlsen defeats Ian Nepomniachtchi in Game 9 of World Chess Championship – as it happened
Rolling report: Magnus Carlsen defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in Game 9 of the World Chess Championship in Dubai. Bryan Graham was watching

Bryan Armen Graham

07, Dec, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Galal Yafai: ‘Being an Olympic boxing champion is something I can live with for ever’
The British flyweight, the third champion boxer in his family, bounced back from defeat in Rio to a gold medal

Tim Lewis

07, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The Spin | Play hard and don’t lose first Test: Lamb’s lessons for England’s Ashes tilt
Former batter recalls the 1986-87 Ashes tour and believes England need a tubthumping approach to win this series

Simon Burnton

07, Dec, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Scarlets forfeit European Cup tie to Bristol with 32 players in quarantine
The Scarlets have forfeited their European Champions Cup opening clash against Bristol on Saturday, citing player welfare concerns and an inability to field a squad

Gerard Meagher

07, Dec, 2021 @11:56 AM

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Improving English clubs await moment of truth in Champions Cup | The Breakdown
The Premiership can claim to be relentlessly competitive but Europe will be the test of whether standards have really risen

Robert Kitson

07, Dec, 2021 @11:36 AM

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A Native American designed Washington’s logo. Now his family want it back
Walter ‘Blackie’ Wetzel created the famous symbol 50 years ago. His son is on a quest to use it to help his community

Dave Caldwell

07, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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An Ashes series like no other: let the hostilities, or even the respect, begin | Ali Martin
The two old adversaries meet against a backdrop of scandals which have left both of their reputations in tatters for a series which looked like it might never take place

Ali Martin in Sydney

07, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Anderson out as England pick Pope and ponder Broad or Leach for final spot
A final decision is still to be made over playing spinner Jack Leach or including Broad in a five-strong seam attack at the Gabba

Ali Martin

07, Dec, 2021 @6:43 AM

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