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      Wimbledon 2024: rain delays start, Murray and Raducanu in doubles action later – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 11:45

    Anyway … the bad news is that rain has delayed the start to proceedings at Wimbledon today. The good news is that it seems to be stopping and some covers are coming off.

    Soccer and tennis all in one day …

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      Tour de France 2024: stage eight heads to Colombey-les-Deux-Églises – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 11:01

    Sprinter Mads Pedersen is OUT of the race , having hurt himself in the crash that immediately preceded Mark Cavendish’s record-breaking win on the fifth stage.

    From his Team Lidl:

    Unfortunately Mads Pedersen will not be on the start line of Tour de France Stage 8 after being forced to abandon the race following the crash in the bunch sprint on Stage 5 into Saint Vulbas.

    The Danish rider fought through Stage 6 and 7 but the pain and swelling has not improved and the range of moment in his left shoulder has worsened, making it almost impossible to handle the bike.

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      Iwan Thomas looks back: ‘When I lost my 400m record, everyone thought I’d be gutted. Instead, it was the best day ever’

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 11:00 · 1 minute

    The gold medal-winner on getting a free pass from admiring schoolteachers and the day he could finally admit he was no longer an athlete

    Born in Farnborough, Kent, in 1974, Iwan Thomas is a former British athlete and media personality. He began his sporting career when he was nine and became a world-class BMX rider at 14, before discovering his passion for sprinting. He was one of the world’s fastest men between 1995 and 1998, winning silver in the 4x400m at the 1996 Olympics, gold in the relay at the European Cup and gold, retrospectively, in the 4x400m at the world championships. He held the British 400m record for 25 years, with a time of 44.36 set in 1997. After a string of injuries, Thomas has since segued into broadcasting, regularly hosting The One Show and commentating for TV and radio. His memoir, Brutal , is out now.

    This is me posing in my parent s’ garden after coming back from the European championships in Holland. I had crashed in my BMX race, which was annoying as I probably should have won. I was so disappointed I said to Dad, “I’m going to race in cruisers instead.” It wasn’t my usual event – cruiser bikes are normally for the bigger boys or adults – but I wanted another chance. The risk paid off. I came fourth. A good result.

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      Max Kilman completes £40m move to West Ham and signs seven-year deal

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 10:32

    • Wolves captain reunited with Julen Lopetegui
    • ‘He’s a top-class coach I learned from,’ says Kilman

    Max Kilman has said West Ham are “a massive club” after completing a £40m move from Wolves and signing a seven-year contract.

    The move means that the 27-year-old centre-half is reunited with Julen Lopetegui following the Spaniard’s spell at Molineux last season. The Hammers had a £25m bid rejected earlier in the summer but returned with a higher offer.

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      Chelsea Women boost forward line with signing of Sandy Baltimore from PSG

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 10:06

    • ‘It feels incredible. I always wanted to play for Chelsea’
    • Baltimore spent nine seasons with the French club

    Chelsea have signed the Paris St-Germain forward Sandy Baltimore on a four-year contract as the new head coach, Sonia Bompastor, continues her overhaul of the squad.

    The former Lyon coach replaced Emma Hayes this summer and Baltimore becomes her second signing following that of the Barcelona midfielder Julia Bartel. Lucy Bronze is expected to join in the coming days.

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      England left kicking themselves after agonising defeat against All Blacks

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 09:23

    • New Zealand 16-15 England; first Test in Dunedin
    • Hillary Shield will now stay in the southern hemisphere

    England could theoretically still draw this two-Test series but on a cold night at the bottom of the South Island they were reminded of one of rugby’s oldest truths. If you want to beat New Zealand on Kiwi soil you need to be at your absolute best and an inability to take the majority of your opportunities is invariably going to be fatal .

    And while England were gallant, committed and occasionally inspired, they will also look back and know this was a game they ultimately allowed to slip away. In a tight contest three missed kicks from Marcus Smith, one of them from almost bang in front of the posts, permitted New Zealand just enough wriggle room to secure a narrow victory that ensures the Hillary Shield will stay in the southern hemisphere.

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      Australia v Wales: rugby union international – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 09:23

    • Updates: 10.45am kick-off BST, 7.45pm local in Sydney
    • Get in touch: you can email Daniel with your thoughts

    Does history matter more than recent form?

    It’s been 55 years since Wales beat the Wallabies on Australian soil. Back in 1969, a 19-16 win at the Sydney Cricket Ground was secured by a team stacked with legends. Barry John, Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams and John Dawes were on hand to clinch a famous triumph.

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      David Richards: ‘There’s not a single driver I haven’t fallen out with’

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 09:00

    Chair of British motor sport and Silverstone sage has been there, won that, battled egos and ruffled Ferrari’s feathers

    From building a team in a Silverstone lock-up to a remarkable success in Formula One, world championships in rallying and sportscars, few have a tale to tell to match that of David Richards and Prodrive. What better time then than Sunday’s British Grand Prix as the company marks four decades of a journey for a man and team where racing is in the blood.

    Richards formed Prodrive in 1984 with a complement of 14 people. It is now a racing and engineering group of more than 700 strong with Richards still at the helm. He will also be at Silverstone in his long-standing role as chair of Motorsport UK, British motor sport’s governing body.

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      Jimmy Anderson still has magic 21 years after England pin-up’s Test debut | Vic Marks

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 July - 09:00

    Having witnessed the paceman’s England bow, there is plenty still to admire in the warhorse as he gears up to say goodbye

    He’ll finish where he started: at Lord’s with Rob Key looking on admiringly and a Labour prime minister residing in Downing Street. Some 21 years ago, when Tony Blair was in charge and Key was batting at No 5 for England, a shy, young whippersnapper from Burnley, James Anderson, made his Test debut against Zimbabwe.

    It’s a long time ago and quite a lot has changed since then: on that weekend at the end of May 2003, Paul McCartney was performing in front of 100,000 fans in Moscow’s Red Square, preparations were in hand for the first ever Twenty20 matches on the county circuit and Phil Tufnell was about to win I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! What remains is the prospect of Anderson bowling for England in a Lord’s Test match – one last time.

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