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  • CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND - JULY 22: Francesco Molinari of Italy kisses the Claret Jug after winning the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club on July 22, 2018 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
    Molinari wins Open, NZ clinch Rugby 7s double: The sporting weekend’s talking points

    Another weekend in sport has come and gone. Golf’s third major of the year, the Open Championship, concluded in Scotland. There was also the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, while the Tour de France has reached its second rest day. Here are the big talking points — and things you might have missed.

  • PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 23: Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky grabs a glass of champagne during stage twenty one of Le Tour de France 2017 on July 23, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
    Things we’ve learned so far from the 2018 Tour de France

    Nine stages down, 12 to go. A week later than usual, the Tour de France has finally reached its first rest day, in the town of Annecy. The general classification team leaders haven’t had much to ride for yet, but that will change on Tuesday as the race enters the Alps. Here we pick out

  • Hugo Lloris lifts the Fifa World Cup (left), while Wimbledon singles champions Angelique Kerber (top right) and Novak Djokovic (bottom right) pose with their trophies.
    FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon conclude: Talking points from a big sporting weekend

    It was an action-packed weekend in sport. The FIFA Men’s World Cup and Wimbledon championships both came to an end, while the Tour de France has reached its first rest day. And in women’s cycling, the Giro Rosa finished in Italy. Here are some talking points… and things you might have missed. Mbappe fires France

  • All the talking points from the UEFA Champions League final

    Injuries, howlers, and one spectacular goal which will live long in the memory. The 2018 Champions League final certainly did not lack for emotion. Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 but that does not tell half the story of an incident-packed night in Kiev. So here are the main talking points from football’s biggest club match

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    Champions League Final heads epic weekend of sport

    As summer peeks its head around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, the region enters one of its most exciting periods of sport. While the rising temperatures symbolise the end of a long season in some disciplines, it also marks an exciting new start for others. This weekend is a real doozy so buckle up

  • Can Rafa and Serena win again in Paris? Talking points ahead of the French Open

    Can anyone stop Rafael Nadal at the French Open. And how about Serena Williams being unseeded? There is plenty to talk about before the second Grand Slam of 2018. Nadal is bidding for his 11th title in Paris and the world number one will be hard to stop on his favourite red clay. The women’s

  • MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring the first goal during the Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images,)
    Five fun facts about Mo Salah you may not know

    Mo Salah is the talk of the football world at the moment as he prepares to lead Liverpool’s attack in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid. He is affectionately nicknamed the “Egyptian King” by his club’s fans. And his goalscoring exploits this season have seen him sweep the top player awards in England.

  • Nimble Norman, victorious Velikaya, and other stories you may have missed

    Nimble Norman back in the spotlight Michael Norman is at it again. Just two months after breaking the world indoor 400m record, the 20-year-old has set tongues wagging once more with another stunning performance, this time over his favoured 200m. The world under-20 champion ran the distance in 19.84 seconds at the Pac-12 Championships, an

  • The Giro d'Italia trophy is displayed at the start of stage three of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, after a 190km stage from Nijmegen to Arnhem on May 8, 2016 in Nijmegen, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
    Five things to watch out for at the 2018 Giro d’Italia

    The Giro d’Italia celebrates its 101st edition in 2018 with its Grande Partenza (Big Start) in Israel. Here’s five things we’re keeping an eye on this year: 1. The Giro d’Italia leaves Europe The race begins on Friday (4 May), but it won’t start in its home country. The Giro has had grandi partenze outside Italy

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    PyeongChang 2018: Gold medal hockey, Marcel Hirscher, and more to watch on Thursday 22nd Feb

    What happened on Wednesday: Italy’s Sofia Goggia won the women’s Downhill race, holding off Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds as the USA’s Lindsey Vonn ended her Olympic career with a second bronze medal to add to her gold from Vancouver. Germany’s Lisa Buckwitz and Mariama Jamanka narrowly claimed gold in the women’s Bobsleigh, edging the