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Louise King obituary

Louise King met Peter Collins in a Miami bar on a Monday night in 1957. Two days later, as they sunbathed by a local hotel pool, he proposed – and the following Monday they were married. She was a 24-year-old American actor on tour with the Broadway production of The Seven Year Itch, taking the […]

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West Ham close to sealing €30m deal for CSKA Moscow playmaker Nikola Vlasic

West Ham are close to strengthening their attack by signing CSKA Moscow’s Nikola Vlasic for €30m (£25.7m). David Moyes is keen to increase the size of his squad before his side begin their Europa League campaign and West Ham intend to back their manager before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday. The club improved their […]

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ParalympicsGB stun US to win wheelchair rugby gold for first time

If this felt like a big, impactful moment then it was surely appropriate. Wheelchair rugby, the sport of smashing and grabbing and sprinting and crashing, is a definitive Paralympic event. It’s a sport of danger and cunning and of absolute granite determination. For the first time, Great Britain are the champions. Led by Stuart Robinson, […]

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‘I just want a pork pie’: judoka Skelley wins on golden day for ParalympicsGB

ParalympicsGB collected a first judo gold of the Tokyo Games, with Chris Skelley triumphing in the men’s B2 -100kg event, and Britain’s rowers were also on top of the podium for first time, with victories in the PR2 mixed double sculls and the PR3 mixed coxed four. The Grade IV dressage team also triumphed at […]

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Bairstow to keep wicket for England as Buttler ruled out of fourth India Test

Jonny Bairstow will keep wicket for England in the fourth Test against India, starting on Thursday at the Oval, following confirmation that Jos Buttler will miss the match – and possibly the series finale at Old Trafford a week later – to take paternity leave. Bairstow, 30, was stripped of the Test gloves at the […]

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Patrick Bamford rescues late point for Leeds to frustrate Burnley

While it is still August and the Premier League remains in embryonic form, it is hard to gauge what yesterday’s draw might mean for Burnley and Leeds United in the long run. Yet there was surely plenty for both sides to learn as their respective waits for a first win of the season continued here. […]

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Son Heung-min downs Watford and maintains Tottenham’s perfect start

Nine points; three clean sheets; Harry Kane staying put; top of the table. Had that been offered a fortnight ago to the 60,000 supporters streaming through the turnstiles yesterday, the extended hand would have been snapped off. The day was supposed to be about their talismanic centre-forward. Instead it was his sidekick, Son Heung-min, on […]