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Rugby

Rob Baxter fears for future of game because of impact of coronavirus

The Exeter Chiefs boss thinks more could be done to help clubs lower down the rugby pyramid.

Gregor Townsend talks up Fraser Brown after handing him Scotland captaincy

The Glasgow forward will lead out the Scots against Georgia on Friday night.

Gregor Townsend offers support to Roy Laidlaw following Alzheimer’s diagnosis

The 67-year-old has decided to speak out in a bid to encourage others suffering from memory loss to seek help.

Wasps to take place in Premiership final after clearing latest coronavirus tests

Seven Wasps players and four backroom staff were diagnosed with Covid-19 ahead of further tests being undertaken on Tuesday.

Will Connors and Hugo Keenan set for Ireland debuts against Italy

Johnny Sexton is fit to lead the side at the Aviva Stadium.

Wales release Liam Williams for Scarlets action with one eye on Scotland clash

Wales have released Williams for Scarlets’ Friday night PRO14 trip to Benetton

Formula 1

Haas seeks two new drivers as Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen depart

The pair are leaving the team at the end of the current F1 season.

Lance Stroll and Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll tested positive for Covid-19

Stroll withdrew from the Eifel Grand Prix on October 11 after falling unwell.

Lance Stroll tested positive for coronavirus following Eifel Grand Prix

Stroll is the second Formula One driver to have contracted the virus.

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    Golf

    Tiger Woods feeling in form as he returns to Sherwood in build-up to Masters

    The 44-year-old is happy with his game as Masters season begins in earnest.

    Spain’s Adrian Otaegui finishes with a flourish to win Scottish Championship

    The Spaniard Otaegui now has a professional victory in three different formats of the game.

    Martin Laird takes Las Vegas title in play-off

    Martin Laird stumbled into a three-way play-off but held his nerve to win his first tournament in seven years at the PGA Tour Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas

    Tyrrell Hatton enjoys early birthday present with BMW PGA Championship win

    The Englishman,Hatton who turns 29 next week, will now break into the top 10 of the rankings for the first time.

    Tennis

    Rafael Nadal set to take part in Paris Masters next month

    The world number two is also now likely to take his place at the ATP Finals in London.

    Andrey Rublev in contention for ATP Finals spot after win in St Petersburg

    There are two singles spots remaining for the end-of-season showpiece at the O2.

    Wimbledon set to go ahead in 2021 even if fans are not permitted

    The All England Club is planning for three different scenarios for next year’s event.

    Rafael Nadal brings level with Roger Federer after latest French Open masterclass

    Nadal joined Federer on 20 grand slam singles titles, the most in the history of men’s tennis.

    CYCLING

    Marc Soler leaves it late to snatch Vuelta a Espana stage two victory

    Soler made his move on the final descent in Lukenberri.

    Chris Froome admits his form is unknown ahead of final race for Team Ineos

    Chris Froome has admitted he remains unsure of his form going into the Vuelta a Espana.The event is his first three-week race since the 2018 Tour.

    UFC

    Picture of the day Floyd Mayweather – August 25

    Former five-weight boxing world champion Mayweather stepped out of retirement to take on mixed martial artist McGregor.

    Turbulent UFC Vegas 5 event headlined by Derek Brunson’s TKO win

    Two fights were scrapped from the event – one due to a late positive Covid-19 test and another after a fighter fainted before his scheduled walk out.

    Joanne Calderwood ready to risk title shot in order to get back in octagon

    Calderwood was lined up to fight Valentina Shevchenko but the women’s 125lb champion pulled out with a leg injury and has since undergone surgery

    Till falls short as Whittaker claims UFC main event in Abu Dhabi

    The victor described it as “one of the most technical fights” he had contested.

    DARTS

    Glen Durrant secures Premier League title with win over Nathan Aspinall

    Durrant switched to the PDC at the start of last year.

    Fallon Sherrock blows big lead to lose in front of 1,000 crowd in Salzburg

    Sherrock began in hot form in the first-round tie, but four missed match darts across two legs cost her dearly as Smith took five straight legs, including a 109 checkout to take the thrilling decider.

    Michael Van Gerwen out of Premier League after being thrashed by Daryl Gurney

    The Dutchman’s reign in the Premier League is over after defeat on Saturday night

    Michael Van Gerwen keeps play-off hopes alive with win over Gary Anderson

    Van Gerwen had won only two of his previous seven matches on night 15.
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