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Froome takes Giro lead with stunning stage win, Yates drops away dramatically

Froome takes Giro lead with stunning stage win, Yates drops away dramatically

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Chris Froome launched a devastating attack to win stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia and take the leader's pink jersey from fellow Briton Simon Yates.Yates finished almost 39 minutes behind Team Sky's Froome, who attacked 80km from the finish in Bardonecchia.Froome, 33, was fourth prior to Friday's 184km run from Venaria Reale. But, with two days remaining, he now has a 40-second lead over Tom Dumoulin as he attempts to become the first British man to win the Giro d'Italia.BeSpoke podcast - 'One of the best rides of all time'The four-time Tour de France champion is also attempting to become only the seventh man to win all three Grand Tours, and just the third to win three in succession."I don't th...
England v Barbarians: Elliot Daly to start at full-back, Danny Cipriani on the bench

England v Barbarians: Elliot Daly to start at full-back, Danny Cipriani on the bench

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Friday, May 25, 2018 Elliot Daly will start England's non-cap international against the Barbarians at full-back, with Danny Cipriani having to settle for a place among the replacements. It is Daly's first start in the number 15 jersey, having made all but one of his previous England appearances on the wing, and the selection sees Mike Brown - the usual incumbent in the position - switch to the left wing. Cipriani has been overlooked for a starting role despite his return to the senior England squad, with George Ford preferred at fly-half. The team is co-captained by Ford and Chris Robshaw, and the latter is joined in the back row by Tom Curry, the Sale openside who appears destined to fill the seven jersey for next month's series against Sou...
England v Pakistan: Hosts bowled out for 184 in first Test at Lord's

England v Pakistan: Hosts bowled out for 184 in first Test at Lord's

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Media playback is not supported on this device First Test, Lord's (day one)England 184: Cook 70, Abbas 4-23, Hasan 4-51Pakistan 50-1Pakistan trail by 134 runsScorecardEngland's new summer began with old failings as they were bowled out for 184 by Pakistan on day one of the first Test at Lord's.Joe Root's side, who did not win in seven Tests over the winter and have endured long-standing problems with their top order, succumbed to a string of poor shots. On a cloudy morning and faced with a green-tinged surface, Root opted to bat on winning the toss, only for his team to be undone by a Pa...
Real Madrid v Liverpool: Could James Milner be key to Champions League final?

Real Madrid v Liverpool: Could James Milner be key to Champions League final?

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The Champions League final will be contested by the highest-scoring teams in this season's competition, with two of the world's most potent forwards on display.Real Madrid are chasing a record 13th title - and their third in a row - while Liverpool can move above Bayern Munich and Barcelona into third (behind AC Milan) in the list of most European Cup/Champions League wins if they are victorious in Kiev.The fixture has all the makings of a classic, but what can we learn from the stats heading into the match? Is Milner the unlikely key man in Kiev?With more than 90 goals between them in all competitions this season, it is hardly surprising the Champions League final has been billed as a battle...
Manchester United FC news: Yaya Toure 'loves' Paul Pogba, but could never join Old Trafford outfit out of respect to City fans

Manchester United FC news: Yaya Toure 'loves' Paul Pogba, but could never join Old Trafford outfit out of respect to City fans

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Paul Pogba and Yaya Toure Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Yaya Toure would love to be a mentor alongside Paul Pogba but believes Manchester City fans would not accept him joining Manchester United. Ivorian Toure is searching for a new club having ended his eight-year spell with City and wants to continue playing at a high level. The 35-year-old is a big admirer of United midfielder Pogba, who has faced regular criticism for inconsistent performances since his £89million move to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016. And Toure believes he would be an ideal ally for the France international. "I love Paul Pogba," Toure told the Manchester Evening News. "Pogba - it's difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don't have the same charac...