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      Heavy rain disrupts Wimbledon and Grand Prix at Silverstone

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 15:57

    Tennis and motor racing affected by downpours and flood alerts remain live near two rivers in Hampshire and Gloucestershire

    It could be a case of rain stops play for some this weekend for sports fans and revellers alike with heavy rains and even floods expected.

    Wimbledon fans faced a tentative wait to see if their favourites would take to the court after rampant rain delayed proceedings in SW19 on Saturday morning.

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      Girmay sprints to Tour stage win but day overshadowed by Drege’s death in Austria

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 15:46

    • Girmay holds off Philipsen for second stage win
    • Norwegian rider dies in crash during Tour of Austria

    Biniam Girmay of the Intermarche Wanty team took his second stage win in the Tour de France, in Charles de Gaulle’s home village of Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, after a day-long breakaway by Jonas Abrahamsen, riding for Uno-X Mobil, was reeled in with 14km left to race.

    On the approach to the long straight ramp to the finish line, overlooked by the giant Cross of Lorraine, symbol of Free France, the jostling for position was intense. But as the road climbed into the final 300 metres, Girmay held off rival sprinter Jasper Philipsen, of Alpecin Deceuninck, to claim the win.

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      City Of Troy follows up Derby win by going deep for battling victory in Eclipse

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 15:26

    • City Of Troy holds off spirited challenge of Al Riffa
    • ‘He’s a fast-ground mover so he won despite the ground’

    City Of Troy followed up his impressive success in the Derby with a win that showed a fresh side to his character in the Eclipse Stakes on Saturday, as he dug deep on rain-softened to fight off a spirited challenge from Al Riffa by a length, with Ghostwriter, who finished ahead of City Of Troy in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, another length away in third.

    It was not quite the dominant performance that the Sandown crowd might have expected to see from a 1-4 favourite, but Aidan O’Brien, the colt’s trainer, suggested afterwards that it had been a late call to let him take his chance at all the ground.

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      In-form Norris keen to give home crowd spectacle to savour at Silverstone

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 15:00

    McLaren star’s humble beginnings keep him in check as he continues to etch his mark on modern Formula One

    One of Lando Norris’s endearing qualities is his willingness to open up, to be, well, himself, an increasingly rare trait in Formula One. It is this candour, as the huge numbers of fans at the British Grand Prix supporting him will attest, that makes him one of the sport’s most popular drivers.

    Norris cuts a relaxed figure as he speaks in the McLaren motorhome, the 24-year-old thoughtful and typically honest as he considers how close friends have come to play a crucial role for a kid who grew up in something of a bubble. “It’s quite a lonely life,” he says.

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      England v Switzerland: Euro 2024 quarter-final – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 14:45

    England: Performances in Germany have been laboured but Gareth Southgate’s side must break the shackles and try to enjoy themselves if they are to overcome Switzerland, writes Jacob Steinberg.

    Early team news: With Marc Guehi suspended, the word on the word on the straße around England’s training camp is that Gareth Southgate plans to play three at the back, with Ezri Konsa likely to come in alongside Kyle Walker and John Stones in the heart of defence. Despite such a system being ideally suited to Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Liverpool defender is not expected to start and Kieran Trippier and Bukayo Saka will line up as wing-backs.

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      South Africa v Ireland: first rugby union Test – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 14:25

    Away from rugby, South Africa and Ireland have a wonderful relationship.

    Ireland is the only country in the European Union that allows South African passport holders to enter without a visa. Irish politicians were among the first to oppose apartheid in South Africa. While still in prison and on the UK’s terrorist watchlist in 1988, Nelson Mandela was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. In March this year, Ireland’s was the first government to back South Africa’s case of genocide against Israel at the international court of justice.

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      Andy Murray’s Wimbledon career over as Raducanu pulls out of mixed doubles

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 13:43

    • Emma Raducanu withdraws due to stiffness in wrist
    • Under rules, Murray unable to pick replacement partner

    Andy Murray has played his last ever Wimbledon match after Emma Raducanu announced her withdrawal from the mixed doubles due to concern over her right wrist.

    The pair had been due to play their first-round match on Saturday evening but, in a statement, Raducanu said she was pulling out to protect herself against injury.

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      France set up Spain semi but Mbappé and Griezmann issues remain

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 13:40

    Saliba and Camavinga came out from the Portugal game with high marks but the midfield is still not working

    By Luke Entwistle for Get French Football News

    Once again Didier Deschamps made changes, once again they had a negligible effect, once again France advanced – rinse and repeat. That is the story of Les Bleus’ Euros so far as they played to type in their latest victory, over Portugal, on penalties.

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      Wallabies open new era under Schmidt with sweet triumph against Wales

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 12:08

    Australian rugby has rediscovered its heartbeat, vanquishing some of the demons from last year’s World Cup debacle with a thrilling 25-16 victory over Wales that gets the era under new coach Joe Schmidt off to a flying start.

    After a winless home season in 2023 before capitulating on rugby’s biggest stage under axed coach Eddie Jones, the Wallabies are finally on the up, defying slippery conditions to put the Red Dragons to the sword in front of 35,945 at Allianz Stadium.

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