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Jofra Archer hits the mark, own-goals and Richie Benaud’s road safety tips

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1) It’s been quite the week for spectacular goals, as well as some pretty striking own-goals too. There was clearly heartache for Chelsea’s Magdalena Eriksson whose last-gasp own goal sent Manchester City for the Women’s FA Cup final. And calamity for New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson within their 3-3 MLS draw against Minnesota United. Regarding OGs, let us discuss five of the most useful with the FA Cup archives. As for goal of the week, move aside Coutinho, Messi and Salah, and everything hail Exeter’s Hiram Boateng, because of this pearler against Port Vale, including a view coming from all angles.

2) Jofra Archer continues to be English cricket’s centre of attention immediately – shining inside the IPL, left out of the initial World Cup squad but given an occasion while in the warmups. Can be a taste with the items the fuss is about – anf the husband can bat a little too.

3) Victor Campenaerts rode about the Aguascaliente velodrome in Mexico to great affect Tuesday, breaking Sir Bradley Wiggins’s one-hour world record. Here’s how he achieved, lightly, plus in detail. Wiggins’ mark had represented four years – and watch its closing stages again here.

Victor Campenaerts sets new one-hour record to surpass Sir Bradley Wiggins

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4) Great Britain’s women could attain the Fed Cup’s World Group initially for 26 years this weekend. Here’s some highlights of their progress this year to this point, some speak to their form of ’93 and five of the finest shots from that year’s competition.

5) Haile Gebrselassie turns 46 today. Is often a 10-minute profile with the great Ethiopian distance runner, his first Olympic gold, during the 10,000m at Atlanta in 1996 along with his retention of his title in Sydney four years later. And enjoy some late-period Gebrselassie because sets a marathon world record in Berlin in 2008.

6) Dodging a bullet in MLB, Matrix-style.

Our favourites from within the line last week

1) When on-court marriage proposals get it wrong.

2) Downhill bike craziness.

3) Richie Benaud: captain, cricketer, all-rounder, broadcasting legend, road safety adviser:

4) A sensational recovery from the NHL for the reason that Blue Jackets rally to get over the Lightning inside the opening win within their Stanley Cup play-offs clean sweep.

Spotters’ badges: MSJM, Whobroughtoranges, GrahamClayton, fmgazette.

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