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VIDEO: Spurs signing Son scores at World Cup

BBC Sport - 9 hours 47 min ago
New Tottenham signing Son Heung-min scores for South Korea against Algeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Usain Bolt on Justin Gatlin: 'he talks a lot' – video

Guardian Sport - 9 hours 48 min ago

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt reflects on his 200m gold medal on Thursday at the World Athletics in Beijing, and comments on his relationship with American rival Justin Gatlin. He says the silver medalist ‘talks a lot’ in the lead up to a race. He also describes Gatlin as a ‘competitor who always shows up’. Bolt looks ahead to whether he will compete in the World Championships in London after Rio 2016

World Athletics Championships: Beijing 2015, day seven – live

Watch: Segway floors world champion in Beijing

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VIDEO: Woods wins World Cup slopestyle gold

BBC Sport - 10 hours 2 min ago
Great Britain's James Woods wins gold in the the first World Cup slopestyle competition of the 2015-16 season.

Major legal victory for CVM Television, court refuses application by TVJ

Observer - 10 hours 3 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – CVM television is rejoicing over a major legal victory. The Supreme Court today refused an application by Television Jamaica (TVJ) seeking an injunction to bar CVM's use of footage from world championships in Beijing

Europa League draw: Tottenham face Monaco and long-haul trip to Azerbaijan

Guardian Sport - 10 hours 4 min ago
• Group J: Tottenham, Monaco, Anderlecht and FK Qarabag
• Group: A: Celtic, Ajax, Fenerbahce and Molde
• Group B: Liverpool, Rubin Kazan, Bordeaux and Sion

Tottenham have been handed a daunting group in the Europa League including a long-haul trip to Azerbaijan.

Related: Europa League 2015-16: group stage draw – live!

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Concacaf funds mistakenly went into T&T sports minister’s account – club

Stabroek - 10 hours 4 min ago
(Trinidad Guardian) An apparent mix-up and/or misunderstanding between Concacaf and the Central Football Club (CFC) caused the regional governing body for football to deposit some US$39,000 into the...

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Liverpool v West Ham United: match preview

Guardian Sport - 10 hours 5 min ago

Slaven Bilic must hope West Ham perform better on their travels after the optimism of an opening day win at Arsenal was emphatically punctured by home defeats to Leicester City and Bournemouth. For perspective, however, it is worth noting his club’s last win at Anfield came courtesy of goals from Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters in September 1963. Liverpool will equal their best start to a Premier League campaign after four matches with a win and are aiming to keep four clean sheets in a row for the first time since 2011. Andy Hunter

Related: Daniel Sturridge returns to Liverpool training after lengthy lay-off

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Tropical storm kills at least 12 in 'badly beaten' Dominica

Observer - 10 hours 6 min ago
ROSEAU, Dominica (AFP) — Tropical Storm Erika killed at least 12 people as it swept over the small island of Dominica, its prime minister said Friday, noting his country had been "badly beaten."  

Players 'took advantage' of QPR

BBC Sport - 10 hours 7 min ago
Manager Chris Ramsey claims players have taken advantage of QPR, but the "big-spending days" are behind them.

VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika pounds Dominica

BBC - 10 hours 9 min ago
Rescuers are searching for missing people and survivors after tropical storm Erika hit the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.

Greig Laidlaw: Scotland boys raring to go in bid for Rugby World Cup places

Guardian Sport - 10 hours 13 min ago
• Coach Vern Cotter ‘keeps you on your toes’ in countdown to 31-man squad
• Second warm-up in a week against Italy is final chance to shine

Scotland would have wished otherwise but increasingly their seasons tend to be defined by games against Italy, so a second win in a week over the Azzurri on Saturday would not go amiss if Vern Cotter’s side are to leave for the World Cup with anything like a skip in their stride.

Not that it will be easy. For the third warm-up game running the New Zealander has made wholesale changes. In fact, only Sean Lamont, seeking to prove that his 34-year-old legs are up to the task, survives from the side that won in Turin last weekend. However, Saturday’s starting XV has more than a hint of the real deal about it.

Related: Samoa seek to turn a shambles into a barnstormer at Rugby World Cup

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Gaelic football helps Jack Grealish cope with bumpy ride at Aston Villa

Guardian Sport - 10 hours 14 min ago
It could be a make-or-break season for the lifelong Villa fan, but the coach of his other team in another sport believes he has the steel to pass the test

There is a story that does the rounds among the compact Gaelic football community in Warwickshire of Jack Grealish’s first match for his local club, John Mitchels, which perhaps gives an indication of the steely undercurrent many at Aston Villa believe will enable him to become their leading performer this season.

Early on in his debut, the tale goes, an eight-year-old Grealish was taught a valuable lesson. Even at under-10 Gaelic football can be a tough, uncompromising sport, so when Grealish was knocked to the floor in a tussle with an opponent and demanded a free-kick, he was swiftly told to get back on his feet.

Related: Scott Sinclair rescues Aston Villa in 5-3 thriller against Notts County

Related: Would Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish pass the Roy Keane Ireland test? | Daniel Taylor

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VIDEO: American nightmare in the hurdles

BBC Sport - 10 hours 16 min ago
Two of America's leading medal hopes fail to make it through to the final of 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

World Athletics Championships: Beijing 2015, day seven – live!

Guardian Sport - 10 hours 21 min ago

12.52pm BST

The competitors are being introduced to the crowd in the Bird’s Nest stadium, withy Katarina Johnson-Thompson looking nice and relaxed. Lorraine Ugen is first up for Great Britain and smiles ruefully as she climbs out of the pit after a foul jump. It was a big jump but she hit the board.

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Related: Segway cameraman who floored Usain Bolt says he is ready to get back to work

12.46pm BST

After yesterday’s Segway propelled tomfoolery, today’s action from Beijing will need to be a bit special if it is to create a similar media storm. Here’s today’s order of business ...

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#ReviewAnything – going boldly where no reviews have gone before

Guardian Sport - 10 hours 24 min ago

Reviewed this week: festival toilets, Simon Cowell’s new beard, the Spike TV channel and the Segway.

SUBMIT YOUR OWN: post in the comments below or send them in via Twitter @guideguardian

Music, theatre, cinema, architecture: all regularly get “the rule” run over them by the Guardian’s sneering team of critics. But there’s always something that slips through the cracks, and fails to get the kudos (or kicking) that it deserves. So, each Friday, we take your suggestions for things which deserve our consideration, and then review them for all they’re worth. A pamphlet? Some slang? A crude straw? No matter what it is, our team will review the bejaysus out of it. Starting with this lot …

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Chris Robshaw on Cipriani and England's Rugby World Cup squad – video

Guardian Sport - 10 hours 33 min ago

Captain Chris Robshaw speaks to the press about head coach Stuart Lancaster’s decision to leave out fly-half Danny Cipriani from England’s Rugby World Cup squad. He says it is unfortunate for Cipriani, but adds the players going forward are very high quality. Robshaw also praises some of the new arrivals, including Henry Slade, and Ben Morgan says he’s delighted his eight months of hard work to get fit has paid off

Read: England lean on the untried and untested as Rugby World Cup beckons

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Brace for rain from TS Erika – Met service

Observer - 10 hours 40 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica –Many will be able to breathe a sigh of relief, as rain expected from Tropical Storm Erika should put a momentary end to Jamaica’s dry spell.

Segway cameraman who floored Usain Bolt says he is ready to get back to work

Guardian Sport - 10 hours 57 min ago
• Song Tao reveals he apologised to Bolt for mishap at world championships
• Bolt had jokingly accused Gatlin of paying cameraman to clean him out

The cameraman who did what his many sprint rivals could not and toppled Usain Bolt is back to work after his brush with global fame and said he felt fine.

Related: Usain Bolt floored by cameraman on Segway as he celebrates 200m gold

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Samoa seek to turn a shambles into a barnstormer at Rugby World Cup

Guardian Sport - 11 hours 4 sec ago
Samoa’s last Rugby World Cup campaign was on the shambolic side. This time the side, who play the Barbarians at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, are determined to emerge with South Africa from a pool that also includes Scotland

Samoa have arrived at their pre-World Cup training base in Brighton and it is fair to say they did not bring the sunny South Seas weather with them. Earlier this week, as they trained in the shadow of the Amex Stadium where they kick off their campaign against the United States in three weeks’ time, buffeted by cold wind and rain, their players could have been forgiven for dreaming of home.

“We were together in Samoa last week topping up our fitness in temperatures of 30 degrees. No, this isn’t perfect but we can’t make the weather an excuse,” said Samoa’s head coach Stephen Betham, his huge frame just about fitting into a bench in a muddy changing room by the training pitch at the University of Brighton sports ground.

Related: All Blacks v Samoa: the historic game that stopped a nation | Rajiv Maharaj

Related: England XV 73-12 Barbarians | International match report

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Great Britain skier James Woods opens season with slopestyle World Cup win

Guardian Sport - 11 hours 7 min ago
• Woods takes victory with score of 93.40 in Cardrona, New Zealand
• 23-year-old was crowned overall champion in 2012-13 season

Great Britain’s freestyle skier James Woods stormed to victory in the first World Cup slopestyle event of the 2015-16 season in Cardrona, New Zealand.

Related: British skiing has gone downhill fast since days of Bartelski and the Bells | Richard Williams

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