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We tend to stick to the things we’re good at, so what do we do when things don’t go to plan?

I used to be quite good at tennis and golf. At least, that’s what I tell my husband. Years before we met, I used to visit the local driving range with dad. We’d buy a package deal with a bucket of balls and a can of drink. Great father-daughter time. He was so invested in …

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Commonwealth Games opening ceremony live updates: Birmingham welcomes thousands of sport’s biggest names

“On October 7 last year, this specially created baton left Buckingham Palace to travel across the Commonwealth. Over the past 294 days it has carried not only my message to you, but also the shared hopes and dreams of each nation and territory through which it has passed as it made its way to Birmingham. …

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Australia appoints Eddie Ockenden and Rachael Grinham as flag-bearers for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

As the sun was setting in the churchyard of the medieval St Bartholomew’s Church, Edgbaston, Australian men’s hockey co-captain Eddie Ockenden and squash veteran Rachael Grinham soaked in their appointment as flag-bearers for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Eddie Ockenden — Kookaburras Commonwealth Games: 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 Three hockey gold medals Four-time Olympian (one …

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International Quidditch Association says sport’s name will change to Quadball to cut trademark costs and distance itself from JK Rowling

The governing body for real-life Quidditchthe game inspired by the Harry Potter franchise, has officially announced that the sport will now be known as Quadball. The International Quidditch Association (IQA) will help national governing bodies around the world change to the new name, which it says “refers to both the number of balls and the …

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