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England's losing run continues as South Africa win 10-try thriller

England's losing run continues as South Africa win 10-try thriller

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First Test: Australia v IrelandSouth Africa (29) 42Tries: De Klerk, Nkosi 2, Le Roux, Dyantyi Cons: Pollard 4 Pens: Pollard 3England (27) 39Tries: Brown, Daly, Farrell, Itoje, May Cons: Farrell 4 Pens: Daly, FarrellEngland lost their fourth Test in a row as South Africa launched an astonishing fightback to win the first Test.England raced into a 24-3 lead as Mike Brown, Elliot Daly and Owen Farrell crossed for converted tries.But the Springboks led 29-27 at the break via Faf de Klerk, S'busiso Nkosi (2) and Willie le Roux tries. Aphiwe Dyantyi then went over for the hosts, and two Handre Pollard penalties meant scores from Maro Itoje and Jonny May were not enough for England.It meant new Sout...
Higgins wins final-frame thriller to reach World Championship semis

Higgins wins final-frame thriller to reach World Championship semis

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2018 World ChampionshipVenue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 21 April - 7 MayCoverage: Watch live across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.Four-time champion John Higgins fought back from 7-3 and 11-9 down to complete a gripping 13-12 Crucible win over Judd Trump and reach the semi-finals.Scotland's Higgins, who resumed the day 5-3 down, looked out of sorts and in serious trouble at 7-3 behind, but reeled off five in a row to lead 8-7.Trump's three-frame burst and two shared frames put him 11-9 in front.Two fine pressure 70s and a 134 put Higgins ahead and, after Trump levelled, the Scot won through.World Championship schedule & BBC coverage timesEarlier two-time champion Mark Williams finally broke Ali Carter's stubborn resistance...
Real Madrid edge thriller against Bayern to reach third successive final

Real Madrid edge thriller against Bayern to reach third successive final

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Reigning European champions Real Madrid moved into their third successive Champions League final as they edged out Bayern Munich in a thrilling semi-final second leg.Trailing 2-1 after the first leg in Germany, Bayern needed a win at the Bernabeu to reach the final but it finished 2-2 as Real clinched a 4-3 aggregate victory. Joshua Kimmich scored early on for the German champions from six yards out, before Karim Benzema headed in for Real from Marcelo's fine left-wing cross eight minutes later.A second for Benzema, after a horrendous mistake from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, put Real in control, although Bayern's on-loan James Rodriguez then scored against his parent club to set up a dramatic finale.Bayern had chances to win it, but Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Muller's efforts were sav...
West Indies beat England in final day thriller – videos & report

West Indies beat England in final day thriller – videos & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device Second Investec Test, Headingley, day fourEngland 258 & 490-8 dec: Moeen 84, Root 72, Malan 61, Woakes 61*West Indies 427 & 322-5: S Hope 118*, K Brathwaite 95West Indies win by five wicketsScorecardWest Indies produced a masterful chase to win a Test in England for the first time in 17 years with a five-wicket victory in a thrilling match.The nerveless Shai Hope led them to their target of 322, becoming the first man to score a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite had earlier struck a superb 95 after being dropped by Alastair Cook on four.Aided by Jermaine Blackwood's 41, Hope hit the winning runs to finish on 118.Victory for the tour...
Arsenal battle back to win seven-goal thriller

Arsenal battle back to win seven-goal thriller

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Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.The Gunners trailed 3-2 with seven minutes to go before Aaron Ramsey and Giroud swung the game back in the home side's favour at a euphoric Emirates Stadium.Alexandre Lacazette headed the Gunners ahead 94 seconds into his top-flight debut, only for Shinji Okazaki to nod in an equaliser just two minutes later.Vardy then slid the visitors ahead from Marc Albrighton's cross, before Danny Welbeck drew Arsenal level at the end of a pulsating opening half.Leicester took the lead again when Vardy headed in Riyad Mahrez's corner before Arsene Wenger made an inspired double substitution which sparked Arsenal's comeback.Substitute Ramsey s...