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England v West Indies: Tourists recall Sam Billings & Dawid Malan for T20 series

Billings (left) hopes to push his World Cup claims during the T20s against the West Indies England have recalled Sam Billings and Dawid Malan for the three-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies starting on Tuesday, 5 March. Wicketkeeper Billings and batsman Malan return to the T20 squad for the first time since last year’s tour of Australia and New Zealand. All-rounder Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will be rested. Opener Jason Roy will also miss the series to return home for the birth of his first child. Roy…

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Sam Smith and 9 other male celebs on body image

Singer Sam Smith has posted a shirtless photo of himself on Instagram, as a way to “reclaim” his body. While these kinds of posts aren’t an unusual for celebrities on social media, Smith used this moment to open up about his battle with body image, admitting to starving himself for weeks ahead of upcoming photo shoots. “Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off,” he wrote in his Instagram post, which features some bad language so obviously ask your mum before you click. “But if you knew how much…

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Crackerjack is coming back with Sam and Mark presenting

Image caption Sam (left) and Mark (right) will host the show, which Stu Francis (centre) last presented Children’s TV favourite Crackerjack is to return to the BBC, 35 years after its last screen outing. In the new series, hosts Sam and Mark will follow in the footsteps of previous presenters Eamonn Andrews, Ed “Stewpot” Stewart and Stu Francis. Last seen in 1984, the teatime staple saw a live studio audience of children entertained by comedy sketches, playful games and music performances. The 10-part series will air next year on CBBC…

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Meet Teesside’s takeaway owner ‘Saigon Sam’

From Vietnam to Middlesbrough: Teesside’s “Saigon Sam” has been reunited with his rescuer 40 years later. Sam was a part of the two million people who fled Vietnam in the 1980s by small boats during the civil war. He was rescued by a British oil tanker called Ebalina, and eventually resettled in Middlesbrough. Sam tells us what it was like moving to the North East as a refugee to now owning a Chinese takeaway in Teesside. Video Journalist: Ashni Lakhani Producer: Ashni Lakhani/Elizabeth Ashamu Executive Producer: Karlene Pinnock Source link

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Dakar Rally: Sam Sunderland wins stage after helping hurt rival Paulo Goncalves

Sam Sunderland is second overall in the Dakar Rally, which consists of 10 stages and is held in Peru British motorcyclist Sam Sunderland was promoted to stage five winner on the Dakar Rally after stopping to help a fallen rider. The 29-year-old lost more than 10 minutes while he tended to Portugal’s Honda rider Paulo Goncalves. Sunderland finished in 14th, more than seven minutes behind Frenchman Xavier de Soultrait. But stewards gave him back the time he spent with Goncalves, meaning he became stage winner and lies second overall. Sunderland…

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Sam Underhill: England and Bath flanker to miss Six Nations after ankle surgery

Sam Underhill featured in three of England’s autumn internationals including the 37-18 victory over Australia England and Bath flanker Sam Underhill is set to miss the Six Nations after having ankle surgery. The 22-year-old was injured during Bath’s victory over Leicester on 30 December and is expected to be out for up to three months. That would see him miss the tournament, which starts on Friday 1 February and ends on Saturday 16 March. England travel to Dublin to face Ireland in their first match on 2 February (kick-off 16:45…

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Sam Underhill: England flanker to see specialist for ankle injury

Sam Underhill and Matt Garvey both suffered ankle injuries in the same Bath game against Leicester England flanker Sam Underhill could be ruled out of the Six Nations after he damaged ankle ligaments in Bath’s victory against Leicester on Sunday. The 22-year-old will see a specialist to find out the extent of the injury, but recovery time is usually six weeks. Underhill was part of England’s 2018 Six Nations side and featured in three of the autumn internationals. England start their 2019 Six Nations campaign with a visit to defending…

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IPL: Sam Curran bought for £800,000 and Jonny Bairstow for £250,000

Sam Curran averages 36.72 with the bat and 25.14 with the ball in seven Tests for England England all-rounder Sam Curran was bought for £800,000 by Kings XI Punjab in the auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League. The 20-year-old attracted the third-highest bid of 72m rupees, having entered with a base price of 20m. Hyderabad Sunrisers signed England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow for £250,000, but Eoin Morgan and Chris Woakes went unsold in Jaipur. The 12th season of the IPL will run from 29 March to 19 May. The venue…

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‘Santa Sam’ the bin man collects presents for charities

‘Santa Sam’ and his fellow bin men have collected presents from local residents in Salford for those who might go without this Christmas. Sam Barry came up with the idea and the ‘Salford Santas’ – all kitted out in red high-visibility vests and Santa hats – have had a huge response. He said “it feels really good” to be helping people as he “wouldn’t want to envision waking up in the morning and children not having anything to open”. Source link

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Sam Burgess says individual egos and selfish players cost England at World Cup

Sam Burgess made five appearances for England in rugby union England’s early exit from the 2015 World Cup was the result of “individual egos and selfish players”, says cross-code international Sam Burgess. England became the first World Cup hosts not to reach the knockout stage, after defeats by Wales and Australia. Burgess joined Bath from South Sydney Rabbitohs a year before the World Cup, but his selection by coach Stuart Lancaster sparked much debate. The 29-year-old said he was “committed” but “others had their own agendas”. Former Bradford Bulls player…

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