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Tokyo Olympics: Sungjae Im and Si Woo Kim looking to avoid military service by winning a medal

Winning an Olympic medal would be among the career highlights for any sportsman, although it would hold even greater significance for two of the golfers in action in Tokyo. Sungjae Im and Si Woo Kim are representing South Korea in the men’s competition this week at Kasumigaseki Country Club, where winning a medal would avoid them having to put their PGA Tour careers on hold. Military service remains mandatory for

Great Britain to face New Zealand in the Olympic Sevens semi-finals after beating the United States

Great Britain produced an extraordinary fightback to book a place in the Olympic Sevens semi-finals after beating the United States 26-21. Trailing 21-0 and after losing captain Tom Mitchell to injury, they somehow found the finishing power and resilience to turn things around and reach the last four. Ben Harris, Alex Davis, Ollie Lindsay-Hague and Dan Norton scored tries, with Dan Bibby adding three conversions. Defending Olympic champions Fiji swept

Team of the week: The stars from the latest round of Super League matches

We put together out stand-out XIII of star performers from the latest round of matches in Super League… 1. Jackson Hastings (Wigan Warriors) Hastings again showed his talent and versatility, with the half-back putting in his best display as a stand-in full-back for Wigan to date in the 25-17 win over Wakefield Trinity. The 25-year-old provided four try assists, as well as carrying for 109 metres with an average gain

Jacques Nienaber: TMO correct to rule out Willie Le Roux Springboks try vs British and Irish Lions

South Africa have backed the officials’ decision to chalk off Willie Le Roux’s potentially match-changing try in the 22-17 Test loss to the British and Irish Lions. The Lions powered to a gritty victory in Cape Town courtesy of a try for Luke Cowan-Dickie, 14 points from Dan Biggar and a late Owen Farrell penalty. The world champion Springboks saw possible scores for both Le Roux and Damian De Allende

Evian Championship: Jeongeun Lee6 moves five ahead in France and closing on second major win

Jeongeun Lee6 moved a big step closer to claiming a second major title after extending her lead to five shots at the Amundi Evian Championship. Lee6, who equalled the lowest round in major history with a bogey-free 61 on Friday, mixed an eagle and four birdies with three bogeys on her way to a third-round 68 at Evian Resort Golf Club. The Korean heads into the final day on 18

Super League: Salford Red Devils' Richard Marshall says indiscipline cost his team in loss against Leeds Rhinos

Richard Marshall blamed his team’s indiscipline after Salford Red Devils were hammered 38-10 by Leeds Rhinos at Emerald Headingley. The Rhinos ran in six tries and Salford had two players sent to the sin bin in what turned out to be a one-sided contest in Super League on Friday. Leeds raced out to a 20-0 lead at half-time and, despite the visitors scoring three times in the second half, the

Super League: Adrian Lam hails Wigan Warriors' winning performance against Wakefield Trinity

Adrian Lam felt Wigan Warriors’ performance in their 25-12 win over Wakefield Trinity in Super League was the best they had produced all season. The Warriors led 9-0 at half-time with Jake Bibby grabbing a brace of tries, while three more tries after the break – another for Bibby and one each for Joe Shorrocks and Liam Marshall – saw them lead 25-0. The Warriors then seemed to take their

Lions and Harlequins criticise pundit Neil Francis over 'offensive' Marcus Smith comment

The Lions and Harlequins have both criticised Irish pundit Neil Francis over a comment he made about fly-half Marcus Smith. Former Ireland international Francis was speaking on the Independent.ie’s Left Wing podcast when he made the comment about Smith which the Lions and Harlequins both described as offensive. The comment has since been edited out of the podcast but the original quotes and audio have both been widely circulated on

Miles Harrison: Living Room with the British and Irish Lions in 2021 part 4

In each and every British and Irish Lions tour that has been broadcasted live on Sky Sports since 1997, Miles Harrison has been lead commentator.  His voice is synonymous with the Lions, their successes and failures. This year, Miles had to step aside from the tour to South Africa, however, as our dear colleague is recovering following surgery for colon cancer. So rather than taking in the Lions tour of