Scotland bank on John Hardie proving doubters wrong in France warm-up
• New Zealand-born flanker played just 57 minutes for Scotland
• Coach Cotter defends his decision to pick forward for World Cup
Georgia v Scotland: Euro 2016 qualifier – live!
- Live updates from Scotland’s Euro 2016 Group D clash with Georgia
- Gordon Strachan: Scots take satisfaction at being in Euro 2016 running
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County cricket: Surrey seal promotion with Gareth Batty hat-trick – as it happened
- All the action from Worcestershire v Sussex and Surrey v Derbyshire
- Gareth Batty hat-trick seals Surrey’s promotion to Division One
Sports quiz of the week: US Open, Anthony Martial and transfer madness
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Rugby World Cup 2015: Pool A carries risks for England, Wales and Australia
Pool A is the most perilous of the World Cup groups and will be full-on from the opening Friday. A gruelling examination awaits its combatantsREAD MORE...
Carlton Fairweather’s Sunderland fight for Women’s Super League dream
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Bradley Wiggins using Tour of Britain as training for pursuit success at Rio 2016
• ‘You want to get through without getting ill, or crashing’
• 120 starters begin eight-day race on Anglesey
Kevin Davies announces retirement from football
• Former Bolton, Southampton and Preston player calls time on career
• Davies made 820 career appearances and gained one England cap
Bournemouth’s record signing Tyrone Mings ruled out for the season
• Mings joined the Cherries for £8m in the summer from Ipswich
• Winger Max Gradel also sidelined for at least six months
Tom Youngs should benefit from Geoff Parling’s lineout knowledge
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IOC pledges help for refugees with launch of $2m fund
• Funds for projects to be made available to national Olympic committees
• ‘We know through experience that sport can ease the plight of refugees’
Talking Horses: Friday’s best bets plus the latest racing news
Champion jockey-elect Silvestre de Sousa rides Fantasy Justifier at Ascot and the horse is well worth a bet at 20-1READ MORE...
Faroe Islands fish for a Euro 2016 qualifier shock against Northern Ireland
Lars Olsen’s side have already stunned Greece twice and now they are ‘daring to play football’ have already proved they are not the minnows of Group FREAD MORE...
Real Madrid president blames David de Gea deal failure on Manchester United naivety
• Florentino Pérez blames ‘the inexperience of the new people in charge’
• Spaniard claims United showed interest in Bale, Benzema and Varane
NFC South preview: Falcons strongest in the division of meh
The Panthers finished top last season, even with a losing record. Matt Ryan’s consistency should be the difference this time around though
Romania: a team of ageing journeymen somehow ranked No7 in the world
The side captained by Vlad Chiriches top their Euro 2016 qualifying group but even their world-weary coach Anghel Iordanescu believes their ranking is a farceREAD MORE...
Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to offer Juventus €100m for Paul Pogba?
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Golden Goal: Ian Wright for Arsenal v Leeds United (1995)
The Arsenal legend was a great goalscorer and a scorer of great goals, as he showed with this ingenious chip at Elland Road 20 years agoREAD MORE...