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Gareth Southgate making plans for Russian Federation despite draw with Scotland

Gareth Southgate making plans for Russian Federation despite draw with Scotland

England manager Southgate felt his men let the match get away from them, although praised their spirit to recover. Such lofty ambitions means all decisions have been made with the World Cup in Russian Federation in mind, even if Saturday's 2-2 draw at Scotland saw their lead at the top of Group F cut to just two points.


Four Irish start for Lions against Crusaders

Four Irish start for Lions against Crusaders

He played in the disappointing tour opener against the Barbarians in Whangarei last Saturday but expects this team to be more cohesive, to be able to pick up the pace of their play as the game progresses - and to be more disciplined. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, who named a 33-man test squad, expressed surprise at the comment but suggested Gatland may have been joking. CAPTAIN Ken Owens was left to lament a high error-count after the British and Irish Lions crashed to a 22-16 defeat ...


Jelena Ostapenko to take French Open glory in her stride

Jelena Ostapenko to take French Open glory in her stride

It's a tough day, but let's keep working and let's believe. "She deserved to win", Halep pointed out, adding that she suffered much more from the loss this time compared with that three years ago. - Ostapenko came back from 0-3 down to break third seed Halep's serve three times and take the second set 6-4. Like Sharapova, Ostapenko is a powerful and fearless hitter from the baseline, addicted to risk and capable of producing winners in flurries.


Birthday girl Ostapenko claims first French Open final spot

Birthday girl Ostapenko claims first French Open final spot

She certainly seemed more relaxed against second seed Pliskova and used her clay court nous to defeat the big-hitting Czech. Ostapenko , 19, has lost the first set in three of her five matches at this tournament, including in each of the past two.