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Open water swimming casualties on the rise

Winter is here and swimmers on Merseyside are still braving the open water in baltic conditions! As swimming pools closed due to the pandemic, many people are exploring the health benefits from a cold dip in the lake.

Darren Gough new Yorkshire CCC managing director of cricket

Darren Gough has been appointed as Yorkshire’s new managing director of cricket until the end of the 2022 season.
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Rugby star Kevin Sinfield’s inspiring feat in aid of Rob Burrow

Leicester Tigers coach and rugby league icon Kevin Sinfield is putting his body on the line for his friend, Rob Burrow. The former Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league captain has embarked on a challenge to run 101 miles in just 24 hours.

Gareth Southgate extends England contract until 2024

Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract to lead the England side until the end of 2024. Southgate's previous deal was due to expire after next year's Qatar World Cup.
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Mitchell fireworks stun England as New Zealand reach T20 final

Daryl Mitchell's quality shone through as England fell short in Abu Dhabi and New Zealand gained revenge for the 2019 World Cup Final as they won by 5 wickets. Eoin Morgan's men came into the Semi-Final in great form with Lancashire's Jos Buttler scoring runs for fun in the Super 12 stage.

Tottenham appoint Antonio Conte as new boss

Serial winner Antonio Conte has agreed to become the new manager in the white half of North London. Having reportedly turned down the job in the summer, Conte has put pen to paper on an 18 month deal.

“Best in world” Buttler powers England to brink of T20 World Cup semis

Lancashire's Jos Buttler has been hailed as "best in the world" after his sublime 101 not out against Sri Lanka. It helped England to a fourth straight win in the 2021 T20 World Cup, putting on the brink of the semi-finals.
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Tottenham sack manager Nuno Espirito Santo

Tottenham have sacked Nuno Espirito Santo along with his staff after just 17 games in charge. And the club are believed to be lining up former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as his replacement.

Lancashire’s Buttler helps England rout Aussies in T20 World Cup

Electric England were dominant as they made it three wins in a row in an eight wicket win against Australia in Dubai, all but guaranteeing their place in the World Cup semi-finals.
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Ben Stokes included in England Ashes squad

All-rounder Ben Stokes has been included in the England squad for the Ashes in Australia, after recovering from a broken finger. The 30-year-old was given the green light to resume with his cricket after a second operation on a fractured finger.