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Mladenovic sends Paquet packing in Lyon

Chloe Paquet dominated Kristina Mladenovic in the first set, but the second seed rallied to reach the second round in Lyon.

Biggar and Williams set to be fit for Wales’ England clash

Experienced duo Dan Biggar and Liam Williams are on course to be fit for Wales' showdown with England at Twickenham.

Sharapova always had ‘eye of the tiger’ – Joyce detected Russian’s drive at age...

Maria Sharapova's "eye of the tiger" was detected early on by Michael Joyce when he was inflicting heavy defeats on her as a youngster.

Garcia and Cornet secure contrasting victories in Lyon

Alize Cornet cruised into the second round of the Lyon Open, but Caroline Garcia made hard work of avoiding an early exit.

England to avoid handshakes in Sri Lanka due to coronavirus

Captain Joe Root says England have been advised to keep contact to a minimum in Sri Lanka after being hit by illness in South Africa.

All Six Nations matches ‘set to go ahead’ amid coronavirus crisis

Ireland's clash with Italy in Dublin is the only Six Nations match to be postponed due to the coronavirus.

Leicester Tigers pull off Nadolo coup, Youngs brothers sign new deals

Nemani Nadolo will be in Leicester Tigers colours next season after the Premiership club lured the former Fiji powerhouse from Montpellier.

Russell holds ‘positive discussions’ over Scotland return, but not in Six Nations

Fly-half Finn Russell will play no part in the Six Nations, but could make his Scotland return later this year.

Bristol march on with derby win at Bath, Wasps halt Exiles run

There was no debut victory for Bath new boy Rhys Webb as Bristol Bears continued their charged at a packed Rec.

Connacht beat sorry Kings despite Robb red card

Peter Robb's dismissal did not prevent Connacht from closing the gap to the Scarlets to only two points ahead of their clash on Friday.

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