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Félix Sánchez’s much-travelled Qatar wary of stalling early against Ecuador

If there was a World Cup for the most-travelled of the 32 gathering teams over the past few years, Qatar would go far. The squad finally arrived home last weekend

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins season-opening World Cup slalom to break Vonn record

World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States claimed the season-opening women’s World Cup race on Saturday for her 48th slalom victory. No other skier has won more titles

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Protektorat powers to Betfair Chase win after A Plus Tard is pulled up

It is never easy to judge the merit of a big-race win when an odds-on favourite flops, but that was the last thing on Dan Skelton’s mind as he celebrated

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Bernardo Silva insists Ronaldo’s United drama will not distract Portugal in Qatar

Bernardo Silva has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo’s acrimonious falling out with Manchester United is not a distraction for Portugal and described the mood in the camp as “top, top, top”

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Max Verstappen takes pole at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Red Bulls dominate

As if presenting the year in microcosm, qualifying for the Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi reflected almost perfectly a pecking order that is as celebratory for some as

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Georgia create seismic rugby shock as Matkava’s late penalty stuns Wales

Wayne Pivac straight-batted questions about his future after a humiliating Autumn Nations Series home defeat against Georgia. Less than 10 months before the World Cup, Wales suffered one of their

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Qatar team ignore ‘misinformation’ and controversy before World Cup debut

Criticism of Qatar’s human rights record, its sporting integrity and allegations that Ecuador players have been offered bribes to throw the opening game of the World Cup will not destabilise

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