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England’s Rugby Union and Rugby League ban transgender players from women’s game

July 29 (Reuters) – England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Rugby Football League (RFL) will restrict transgender participation in the domestic game, with the governing bodies recommending that only players recorded as female at birth be allowed to play in the women’s category . The RFU said last week that it began a review of …

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Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

A Ukrainian serviceman stands on a tank loaded at a military truck, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in the Donbas region, Ukraine July 12, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an …

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Ukrainian troops train in Britain to use advanced rocket systems

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Ukrainian troops have completed military training in Britain, including on the Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) the British government is supplying to help counter Russian artillery tactics. Media were invited to film Ukrainian troops loading and firing 105mm light guns during exercises in Salisbury, southern England – one …

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Maddie Scherr transfers to Kentucky women’s basketball from Oregon

Oregon guard Maddie Scherr (23) dribbles as Stanford guard Lexie Hull, left, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti) Scherr has transferred from Oregon to Kentucky. John Heftic AP The Kentucky women’s basketball program will now have two Miss Kentucky Basketball …

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Smart mouthguards collect data in extended study of heading in English football

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – Mouthguards are usually used as protective kits in sports such as rugby and boxing but in football a similar custom-made device is being used to collect data on the frequency and intensity of impacts a player receives to their head . English football expanded its study into the risks of …

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Russia unleashes rockets after Mariupol ceasefire, EU eyes oil sanctions

Russian rockets pound parts of eastern and southern Ukraine Western powers pledge heavier weapons to boost Ukraine defences ‘This is Ukraine’s finest hour,’ UK’s Johnson says, echoing Churchill ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 3 (Reuters) – Russia launched an assault on the encircled Azovstal steel works in Mariupol, Ukraine’s last redoubt in the port city, after a …

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US, European shares rise as earnings mixed; euro dives to lowest since 2017

FILE PHOTO – A stock broker works at Frankfurt’s stock exchange as markets react on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Major US and European equity indexes rose in choppy trade …

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EXCLUSIVE Boxing-Usyk mounts Ukraine relief effort ahead of Joshua fight

Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Oleksandr Usyk in action against Anthony Joshua Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 25 (Reuters) – Olympic gold medallist Oleksandr Usyk …

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