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Rampant Kiwis lead France charge

    Rampant Kiwis lead France reviews the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship, which brought glory for New Zealand but was overshadowed by the tragic news of Fiji keeper Francine Lockington's death.

    Simon Yates keeps white jersey in family and prepares for twin assault

      • Yates seventh after brother Adam won jersey in Tour de France 2016
      • Orica-Scott envisages brothers supporting each other in major races

      After Simon Yates emulated his brother Adam’s feat by taking the white jersey of best young rider in the Tour de France, finishing seventh overall to his twin’s fourth last year, the Orica-Scott directeur

      Jordan Spieth’s Open victory has given him an early shot at greatness | Ewan Murray

        The American’s triumph ended the run of maiden major winners and has put a different slant on next month’s US PGA Championship when he can secure a career grand slam

        Golf has its mojo back. It should hardly be disrespectful to those who had claimed the seven majors before the Open Championship that Jordan Spieth’s success has a broader appeal.

        Women could cycle the Tour de France route, so why give them La Course?

          Stage two of La Course in Marseille.

          Annemiek Van Vleuten was a worthy winner of the two-day race but women cyclists deserve more than a shortened mountain stage and a novelty pursuit

          By Suze Clemitson of 100 Tales 100 Tours, part of the Sport Network

          Anyone who watched Annemiek van Vleuten’s sickening, bone-crunching crash as she was heading for gold in the women’s road race at the O

          County cricket talking points: Ross Whiteley hits six sixes ... and loses

            Ross Whiteley scored 37 in one over for Worcestershire but David Willey’s 118 helped Yorkshire win the match and climb to the top of their T20 Blast group

            By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Sport Network

            Kevin Pietersen’s Surrey (see what I did there) top the South Group after a couple of strange matches at The Oval. On W

            Michael Phelps races a great white shark (sort of) – video

              Olympic great Michael Phelps races a ‘great white shark’ on Sunday as part of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The shark was in-fact a computer simulation rather than a actual great white but its swim speed was calculated using data collected from the real thing. Phelps finished the 100m course in 38 seconds, two second slower than the ‘shark’

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              Wakefield scheme for new 10,000-seat stadium backed by parliament

                • Club hope to become anchor tenants at ground in nearby Newmarket
                • Planning approval initially granted in 2012 but project has been stalled

                Wakefield Trinity have received parliamentary support in their battle for a new stadium in the city as the deadline for them to inform the Rugby Football League of their plans for next season and beyond

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