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Rugby World Cup 2019: England, Wales, Ireland & Scotland poised for start

Rugby World Cup 2019: England, Wales, Ireland & Scotland poised for start

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2019 Rugby World CupHosts: Japan Dates: 20 September to 2 NovemberCoverage: Full commentary on every game across BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app. Live television coverage on ITV.The world's top rugby nations are poised for the start of the Rugby World Cup with the outcome as uncertain as any of the previous eight editions.New Zealand have won the past two World Cups, but Ireland are currently ranked as the best team in the world.A resurgent South Africa won the Rugby Championship earlier this year, while Wales took the Six Nations in March. England have won 10 of their last 14, while Australia's minimum target is a repeat of t...
Solheim Cup 2019: Europe beat USA 14½-13½ to win at Gleneagles

Solheim Cup 2019: Europe beat USA 14½-13½ to win at Gleneagles

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Media playback is not supported on this device Europe won the last three singles matches to seal a sensational 14½-13½ Solheim Cup victory over the United States at Gleneagles.Bronte Law, who moments earlier won her match on the 17th, sprinted up the 18th fairway to join the celebrations after wildcard pick Suzann Pettersen holed an eight-foot putt on the last to win the trophy."She got a bit of stick for getting that pick, but it shows she was the right one," said Europe captain Catriona Matthew. "For it to come down to the last game was amazing. I could barely watch,
Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England must build towards Ashes in Australia

Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England must build towards Ashes in Australia

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Media playback is not supported on this device Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fifth Specsavers TestVenue: The Oval Dates: 12-16 September Start time: 11:00 BSTBBC coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport website & app; in-play clips and live text commentary on BBC Sport website & appCaptain Joe Root says England must build towards winning the Ashes in Australia in 2021-22 after failing to regain the urn this summer. England are 2-1 down and cannot take the Ashes back from the holders even if they win the f...
Toronto 2019: Tom Hanks says cynicism ‘has become our default’

Toronto 2019: Tom Hanks says cynicism ‘has become our default’

Entertainment
Tom Hanks has said the increasing level of cynicism in society is partly what led him to take a role as a loveable children's entertainer.The actor plays Fred Rogers in his new movie - a legendary US kids TV host whose brand was wholesome and warm."Cynicism has become the default position for so much of daily structure and daily intercourse," Hanks told reporters."Why? Because it's easy, and there's good money to be made."He added: "Cynicism is a great product to sell, and it's the perfect beginning of any examination of anything. And part of that is conspiracy theories and what have you. "But I think when Fred Rogers first saw children's programming, he saw something t...
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

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Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals.Spain's Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York.Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break up, only for Medvedev to force a decider. But Nadal stopped his momentum to clinch a thrilling win in four hours and 50 minutes - just four minutes shorter than the longest US Open final.Impossible to hold in my emotions - NadalMedvedev wins over 'amazing' New York crowdNadal's victory moves him within one of Swiss rival Roger Federer's all-time leading tally of men's Grand Slam victories."It has been one of the ...