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Ben Stokes writes his redemption story with World Cup tour de force

Ben Stokes writes his redemption story with World Cup tour de force

B en Stokes: remember the name. This World Cup was always billed as a moment to refresh and start over, a chance to straighten the mistakes of the recent past. It is a process that works on the micro as well as the macro level. For a long time Sunday’s final at Lord’s was an occasion looking for a shape to fit, a genre to follow. As England restricted

Longest ever Wimbledon final showed Roger Federer cannot shift mental block against Novak Djokovic

Longest ever Wimbledon final showed Roger Federer cannot shift mental block against Novak Djokovic

T he longest ever Wimbledon final caused all sorts of chaos on Sunday night , including delays to the traditional Champions’ Dinner, which is now held in the Guildhall on the other side of London. The speeches didn’t begin until after 12.30am, and the evening’s two main stars – Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic – were still posing for photographs half

Rookie van Aert wins 10th stage of Tour de France

Rookie van Aert wins 10th stage of Tour de France

Tour de France rookie Wout van Aert of Belgium won Monday’s 10th stage in a sprint finish. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe was able to retain the overall leader’s yellow jersey after crosswinds caused chaos in the peloton during the 217.5-kilometer (135.2-mile) ride from Saint-Flour to Albi. Defending champion Geraint Thomas of Wales moved to second place

Boris Johnson pledges to tackle inactivity crisis of schoolchildren if he becomes prime minister

Boris Johnson pledges to tackle inactivity crisis of schoolchildren if he becomes prime minister

B oris Johnson has pledged to make tackling the inactivity crisis of schoolchildren a “key pillar” of his programme for the Government if, as expected, he succeeds Theresa May as prime minister next week. In what is a significant boost to Telegraph Sport's “Girls, Inspired” campaign, which seeks to tackle inactivity among girls and close the gender

Labour group slammed for backhanded congratulatory message about ‘private school’ cricketers after World Cup win

Labour group slammed for backhanded congratulatory message about ‘private school’ cricketers after World Cup win

A FRINGE Labour group endorsed by former leader Ed Miliband has sparked fury by issuing backhanded congratulations to England’s ‘private school’ cricket heroes. The Labour Against Private Schools campaign – which calls for the abolition of Eton – celebrated England’s nailbiting World Cup win by whining about the number of privately educated players

Joe Root and Ben Stokes urge England heroes to complete dream double by adding The Ashes to World Cup win

Joe Root and Ben Stokes urge England heroes to complete dream double by adding The Ashes to World Cup win

JOE ROOT and Ben Stokes urged their team-mates to land a dream double — by reclaiming The Ashes. The majority of England’s World Cup winners face Australia in the First Test in just 16 days. Joe Root and Ben Stokes are gunning for glory after the World Cup win Test captain Root said: “Winning both would be the pinnacle. It’s what we have set out to

The Cycling Podcast – Tour de France 2019: Stage 10, Saint-Flour to Albi

The Cycling Podcast – Tour de France 2019: Stage 10, Saint-Flour to Albi

W ith the rest day just 24 hours away, the peloton could have been forgiven for wanting a quiet day. No such luck for them because crosswinds in the final couple of hours of racing caused chaos and left several riders counting the cost of being caught out. J oin Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau as they pick over the results and sort

Clarke to start as Open makes emotional return to Northern Ireland

Clarke to start as Open makes emotional return to Northern Ireland

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Home favorite Darren Clarke will hit the first tee shot at the Open Championship on Thursday when the tournament returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years. As in 1951, the picturesque links course at Royal Portrush is the host venue, having undergoing extensive logistical and infrastructure upgrades

Angels search for familiarity and hope following Tyler Skaggs’ death

Angels search for familiarity and hope following Tyler Skaggs’ death

The rhythms of the game pulled them back in and took hold again Monday, and for that small gift, the Angels were grateful. They gladly gave in to the tug exerted by the familiar and routine, to playing catch under a cloudless blue sky and hearing the reassuring pop of the ball as it smacked into leather gloves, to chatting as they took batting practice

Nasser Hussain suffers wardrobe malfunction during raucous England Cricket World Cup celebrations

Nasser Hussain suffers wardrobe malfunction during raucous England Cricket World Cup celebrations

NEW ZEALAND must be hot under the collar following England’s sensational World Cup final triumph. But it was pundit Nasser Hussain who really got it in the neck – after the former England skipper appeared on TV afterwards with his shirt wrongly buttoned up. England legend Nasser Hussain makes a wonly impression with his badly-buttoned shirt The Sky