County Championship: Chris Benjamin and Sam Hain hit tons as Warwickshire dominate day one at Lancashire

Chris Benjamin made a hundred on his Championship debut and Sam Hain hit his first century in red-ball cricket for over two years as Warwickshire dominated the first day of their LV= Insurance County Championship match at Lancashire. The third-wicket pair shared a partnership of 237 and, though Benjamin fell to Saqib Mahmood for 127, the visitors were still well

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Jacques Rogge: Former International Olympic Committee president has died at the age of 79

Former International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has died at the age of 79. The IOC announced his death on Sunday, with current incumbent Thomas Bach saying: “His joy in sport was infectious.” During Rogge’s 12-year tenure from 2001 to 2013, he awarded the 2012 Games to London, having also competed at three Olympics for Belgium as a sailor in 1968,

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Alone in the sky, pilot and fiancee save 17 in Tennessee flood

Nashville-based helicopter pilot Joel Boyers had just finished helping his fiancee earn her pilot’s licence on Saturday morning, and they were heading home to celebrate, when he received a frantic call from a woman in Pennsylvania. Her brother’s home in Waverly, Tennessee was underwater and he was trapped on a roof with his daughters. Could Boyers help? “I thought, ‘How

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Tokyo Paralympics: Jaco van Gass beats Fin Graham to gold in all-British mens C3 3000m individual pursuit final

Jaco van Gass secured gold ahead of ParalympicsGB team-mate Fin Graham in the men’s C3 3000m individual pursuit final at the Izu Velodrome. Great Britain were guaranteed a gold and a silver medal after Afghanistan veteran van Gass finished his qualification heat in an unprecedented time of 3.17.593. Tokyo Paralympics LIVE: McGlynn, Cundy take silver in velodrome ParalympicsGB’s medal winners

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Paudie Clifford opening up opportunities in Kerry attack, says captain Paul Murphy

There is no doubting the impact made this summer by Paudie Clifford. The Fossa star has ignited this lethal Kerry attack, acting in a quarterback-like role in the half-forward line. Such feats have not gone unnoticed, as he picked up man-of-the-match awards in the wins over Tipperary and Cork. He made his first senior championship start this summer, and has

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Tokyo Paralympics: Mood in ParalympicsGB camp extraordinary, says Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe

Penny Briscoe, ParalympicsGB’s Chef de Mission, says the mood in their camp is “extraordinary” as ParalympicsGB’s athletes perform their final preparations ahead of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. A British team made up of 227 athletes across 19 of the 22 Paralympic sports are gearing up to commence competition in Japan after a challenging build-up severely affected by the

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Peter Canavan: Tyrones All-Ireland semi-final assignment against Kerry much harder following Covid-19 disruption

First and foremost, I am relieved that the GAA has pushed the All-Ireland semi-final back a week, because Tyrone certainly were not in a position to field a team. Ideally Brian Dooher, Feargal Logan and co would have wanted a two-week delay. It is going to take these players time to recover. Covid-19 is not something you shrug off in

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James ODonoghue departs Kerry panel: Hopefully its not the last we see of him, says captain Paul Murphy

James O’Donoghue hit extraordinary heights in a Kerry jersey, peaking in 2014 when he was named Footballer of the Year after helping the Kingdom to the All-Ireland title. However, the Killarney Legion man has struggled to return to such levels, and struggled with injuries in recent years. His last appearance came against Galway in the 2020 National League, and last

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Waterford 4-28 Tipperary 2-27: Deise KO Premier in nail-biting All-Ireland quarter-final

Waterford are through to another All-Ireland semi-final, after a 4-28 to 2-27 win over Tipperary in a nail-biting contest at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Goals from Austin Gleeson, Dessie Hutchinson, Stephen Bennett and Neil Montgomery helped Liam Cahill’s charges over the line, as the Ballingarry man enjoyed a championship win over his native county. Similar to last week, Waterford made a

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