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Name: Agencies
Date registered: September 28, 2014
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/football/everton

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  1. Quade Cooper omitted from Wallabies squad – but Cheika leaves door open for return — July 19, 2017
  2. Warren Barguil delights home fans with Tour de France win as Landa moves up — July 14, 2017
  3. Atthaya Thitikul, 14, becomes youngest player to win on Ladies European Tour — July 10, 2017
  4. Marcel Kittel wins Tour de France stage two as Thomas stays in yellow — July 2, 2017
  5. Novak Djokovic accepts Eastbourne wildcard in bid to find Wimbledon form — June 21, 2017

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Jul 19

Quade Cooper omitted from Wallabies squad – but Cheika leaves door open for return

  • Playmaker left out of Australia’s extended Bledisloe Cup training squad
  • Eleven uncapped players named by coach Michael Cheika

Quade Cooper has been omitted from Michael Cheika’s extended Wallabies squad ahead of next month’s Bledisloe Cup opener against the All Blacks, although the coach indicated the decision would not spell the end of the flashy but often unpredictable playmaker’s international career.

The move leaves Bernard Foley as the only specialist flyhalf in the extended squad picked by Cheika for a series of training camps starting north of Sydney next week. Kurtley Beale, a utility back who recently returned from England, was recalled to the squad for the first time since the 2015 World Cup and is only other potential No10 in the initial group.

Related: Under-prepared Wallabies need match-hardened Brumbies for Bledisloe Cup

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/19/quade-cooper-omitted-from-wallabies-squad-but-chieka-leaves-door-open-for-return

Jul 14

Warren Barguil delights home fans with Tour de France win as Landa moves up

• Polka-dot jersey wearer gets the best of four-man final sprint
• Fabio Aru stays in yellow but Mikel Landa gains time for Sky

Like wasps around a broken pot of jam, the throng around the yellow jersey swarms on a daily basis, steadily becoming more menacing. Fabio Aru managed to hold the maillot jaune on a spectacular Bastille Day stage which went to Warren Barguil – the first Frenchman to win on the Fête Nationale in 12 years – but the Italian looks a provisional tenant at best.

His Astana team were blown away, while Team Sky played a classic pincer move after losing the yellow jersey on Thursday, pushing Mikel Landa up the standings into a threatening fifth overall. Ireland’s Daniel Martin also closed in, albeit by only a few seconds.

Related: Tour de France: Warren Barguil wins stage 13 on Bastille Day – live!

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/14/warren-barguil-wins-tour-de-france-stage-13-bastille-day-mikel-landa-moves-up

Jul 10

Atthaya Thitikul, 14, becomes youngest player to win on Ladies European Tour

  • Thai amateur wins Ladies European Thailand Championship by two shots
  • Beats Lydia Ko’s previous record of 15 years, nine months and 17 days

A 14-year-old amateur from Thailand has won on the Ladies European Tour, supplanting Lydia Ko as the youngest champion on the circuit. Atthaya Thitikul, aged 14 years, four months and 19 days, clinched a two-stroke victory at the Ladies European Thailand Championship at Phoenix Country Club in Pattaya on Sunday. 

Related: Dustin Johnson: can golf’s world No 1 stay out of the rough?

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/10/atthaya-thitikul-14-becomes-youngest-player-to-win-on-ladies-european-tour

Jul 02

Marcel Kittel wins Tour de France stage two as Thomas stays in yellow

• Chris Froome caught in crash 30km from finish in Liège
• German gets the better of rivals in bunch sprint

Chris Froome was caught in a crash before Marcel Kittel won stage two of the Tour de France in Liège.

Froome was one of several general classification hopefuls to fall in soaking wet conditions around 30 kilometres from the finish of the 203.5km stage from Dusseldorf.

Related: Tour de France 2017: Marcel Kittel wins stage two, Thomas stays in yellow – live!

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/02/marcel-kittel-wins-tour-de-france-stage-two-thomas-yellow-chris-froome-crash

Jun 21

Novak Djokovic accepts Eastbourne wildcard in bid to find Wimbledon form

• First time Djokovic will play grass court event before Wimbledon
• Heather Watson, Laura Robson and James Ward get Wimbledon wild cards

The three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has accepted a main draw wildcard to play at the Aegon International in Eastbourne starting on 23 June.

This is the first time since 2010 that Djokovic will play a grass court event between the French Open and Wimbledon.

Related: Andy Murray suffers ‘big blow’ to Wimbledon hopes in Queen’s exit

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/21/tennis-news-novak-djokovic-eastbourne-wimbledon

Jun 17

Johanna Konta beats Rybarikova to reach Nottingham Open final

• Konta downs Magdalena Rybarikova in semi-final 6-2, 7-5
• British No1 will face Lucie Safarova or Donna Vekic in final

Johanna Konta booked a place in the final of the Nottingham Open with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Magdalena Rybarikova. The British No1 and top seed maintained her record of having yet to drop a set in the tournament as she closed in on her first WTA title on home soil.

Playing in the semi-finals of the competition for the first time, Konta was quickly into her rhythm, breaking Rybarikova in the fifth game of the match. She did not look back, breaking the Slovakian again shortly afterwards to confidently take the opening set 6-2.

Related: Nick Kyrgios says Andy Murray is ‘bluffing’ before start of Queen’s defence

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/17/johanna-konta-magdalena-rybarikova-nottingham-open-tennis

Jun 17

Gregor Townsend hails Scotland’s unity in hard-fought win over Australia

• Scots down Wallabies 24-19 in Sydney Test match
• ‘Against a team that brilliant in attack you need strong bonds’

Scotland beat Australia for the first time in more than four years on Saturday, winning 24-19 in Sydney to avenge two consecutive narrow defeats, including a controversial World Cup exit, by the Wallabies.

Tries from Duncan Taylor, Finn Russell – who is set to be called up to the British and Irish Lions squad along with Allan Dell – and Hamish Watson were enough to see the Scots home with Russell adding the extras following Greig Tonks’ early penalty.

Related: Wallabies fall to defeat as spirited Scotland gain degree of revenge

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/17/scotland-australia-rugby-union-gregor-townsend

Jun 09

Critérium du Dauphiné: Richie Porte takes overall lead ahead of Chris Froome

• Porte misses out on stage six victory in sprint against Jakob Fuglsang
• Poland’s Katarzyna Niewiadoma retains her lead in Women’s Tour

Richie Porte claimed the overall leader’s yellow jersey on the Critérium du Dauphiné after finishing second in a gruelling sixth stage won by Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang on Friday.

Astana’s Fuglsang outsprinted the Australian Porte (BMC) and Chris Froome (Sky) at the end of the 147.5km mountain trek from Villars les Dombes to La Motte Servolex. The Italian Fabio Aru, who was first to the top of the demanding ascent up the Mont du Chat (8.7km at an average 10.3% gradient) after attacking 4km from the top, was caught on the descent by the Tour de France champion Froome, Porte and his teammate Fuglsang, and the Dane narrowly beat Porte in a tight sprint.

Related: What happens in the team car during a cycling race?

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/09/criterium-du-dauphine-stage-six-womens-tour-cycling

Jun 07

Women’s Tour of Britain: Katarzyna Niewiadoma takes opening stage win

• Lizzie Deignan finishes third behind Marianne Vos
• Richie Porte wins fourth stage of Criterium du Dauphine

Katarzyna Niewiadoma soloed to victory on the opening stage of the Women’s Tour of Britain to seize control of the battle for overall victory.

The 22-year-old Pole, among the pre-race favourites, broke clear with a little under 50km remaining of the 147.5km stage from Daventry to Kettering, and her rivals left it too late to respond.

Related: British Cycling asks Team Sky to quit their shared Manchester velodrome

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/07/womens-tour-britain-stage-one-katarzyna-niewiadoma-result-cycling

May 19

Fernando Gaviria continues Giro d’Italia sprint domination with fourth stage win

• Quick-Step rider the first Colombian to win four stages in one Giro
• Geraint Thomas withdraws from race having suffered following crash

Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria continued to take the Giro d’Italia by storm when he timed his sprint to perfection to win the 13th stage on Friday, taking his tally to four victories in the race.

The Quick Step-Floors rider came from nowhere at the end of the 167km stage from Reggio Emilia to Tortona to blast through a gap and cross the line first.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/19/giro-d-italia-stage-geraint-thomas-stage-13

Apr 20

Tiger Woods faces six-month recovery after ‘successful’ back surgery

• 14-time major winner undergoes fourth surgery to alleviate ‘ongoing pain’
• Woods has barely played in 2017 and ‘conservative therapy’ failed

Tiger Woods has announced he has undergone successful back surgery. The 41-year-old released a statement on Thursday confirming he had an operation to alleviate “ongoing pain in his back and leg”.

The 14-time major winner announced on his official website: “The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain. When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long.”

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/20/tiger-woods-back-surgery-masters

Nov 19

Italy celebrate famous first win over sorry South Africa

• Italy 20-18 South Africa

Italy claimed their first victory over South Africa on Saturday, beating the demoralised southern-hemisphere giants 20-18 in Florence.

A delirious home crowd gave their team, ranked 13th in the world, a standing ovation after the match as the visitors – ranked fourth – formed a lonely huddle in the middle of the field, reminiscent of their shock loss against Japan in last year’s World Cup.

Related: England v Fiji: rugby union autumn internationals – live!

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/nov/19/italy-beat-south-africa-first-time

Nov 07

New York court upholds dismissal of $650m suit against Bernie Ecclestone

• State had ‘minimal interest’ in claims against F1 chief executive
• They relate to sale of major stake in the motor racing business
• Ecclestone pays his way out of court

A New York appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a $650m (£410m) lawsuit against the Formula One chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, saying he cannot be sued in the state’s courts over the sale of a major stake in the motor racing business.

In a 2012 suit, the investment firm Bluewaters Communications accused Ecclestone, now 84, of giving a $45m bribe to a German banker in 2006 to secure the deal for the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/nov/07/bernie-ecclestone-f1-new-york-court-appeal

Oct 23

Caterhams F1 future in doubt as Tony Fernandes hits back at Engavest

QPR owner says consortium did not honour obligations Administrators lock out more than 200 factory staff Caterham threaten former owner Fernandes with legal actionThe Caterham Formula One teams future was in doubt on Thursday night with employees loc…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/oct/24/caterham-f1-team-future-tony-fernandes-engavest-administrators

Oct 15

Fernando Alonso will leave Ferrari at end of season, says former boss

Former champion wants to move to a winning team Spaniard is expected to return to McLarenFernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One teams former chair…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/oct/16/fernando-alonso-leaving-ferrari-formula-one

Sep 01

Jorge Lorenzo beats Marc Márquez on the line in thrilling British MotoGP

• Yamaha rider loses and then regains the lead on final lap
• Briton Cal Crutchlow finishes seventh after practice crash

The world champion, Jorge Lorenzo, held off his fellow Spaniard Marc Márquez in a dramatic tussle to win the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

Márquez, the world championship leader who dislocated his shoulder in Sunday morning’s warm-up session, started on pole on his Honda but Yamaha’s Lorenzo made an early move to overtake him.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/sep/01/jorge-lorenzo-marc-marquez-british-motogp

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