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Laura Muir’s journey: from chasing lambs to racing for Tokyo 1500m gold
The Scot blew up in the Rio final but has a career as a vet in the background as her Olympic dream takes centre-stage again

Sean Ingle in Tokyo

31, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Warren Gatland urges World Rugby to clamp down on Rassie Erasmus’s rants
‘It is important we keep the integrity in the game,’ insisted the British & Lions’ head coach after a week of controversy

Gerard Meagher at Cape Town Stadium

31, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Ball in Warren Gatland’s court after a week that laid bare rugby union’s ugly side | Michael Aylwin
Sense of grievance manufactured by Rassie Erasmus is more proof that Lions have not fared well in the social media age

Michael Aylwin

31, Jul, 2021 @8:46 PM

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Tokyo medal haul puts Australia’s Olympians on verge of golden era
The national team is poised for its biggest Olympics gold medal haul and the best may be yet to come

Kieran Pender in Tokyo

31, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Springboks’ battling win leaves rogue warrior Erasmus with no regrets | Gerard Meagher
Smoke clears after an unseemly war of words to leave South Africa’s director of rugby watching Lions fall victim to his plan

Gerard Meagher at Cape Town Stadium

31, Jul, 2021 @7:46 PM

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South Africa 27-9 British & Irish Lions: second Test player ratings
Siya Kolisi was at the heart of South Africa’s win but the Lions’ struggling Duhan van der Merwe could have no complaints about his yellow card

Michael Aylwin

31, Jul, 2021 @6:53 PM

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South Africa 27-9 British & Irish Lions: second Test – as it happened
The Lions edged an attritional first half but a dominant second-half display by the Springboks set up a series decider next week

Niall McVeigh

31, Jul, 2021 @6:43 PM

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Lukhanyo Am seals South Africa victory on painful night for British & Irish Lions
The Springboks set up a series decider as their dominant second-half display saw off the British & Irish Lions

Robert Kitson at Cape Town Stadium

31, Jul, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Dina Asher-Smith’s extraordinary tale of desperate dash for Olympic fitness
Team GB’s poster girl reveals her secret attempts to get fit before Tokyo in the wake of her 100m semi-final heartbreak

Barney Ronay at the Olympic Stadium

31, Jul, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Praise and pain in another day of drama for Team GB’s young squad
Triathlete Jonny Brownlee finally wins gold as Britain’s biggest track and field star Dina Asher-Smith reveals injury heartache

Sean Ingle in Tokyo

31, Jul, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Bencic battles past Vondrousova to win Olympic gold in women’s singles
Belinda Bencic triumphed with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 victory in the final while Brazil’s doubles team secured the country’s first ever medal in tennis

Tumaini Carayol at Ariake Tennis Park

31, Jul, 2021 @5:34 PM

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Jack Leach knows India series could secure his ticket to the Ashes
Spin bowler gives backing to Ben Stokes’ mental-health break and goes into Tests confident that he can do damage

Ali Martin

31, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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