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July 31, 2014 - The Guardian

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014: Maggie Alphonsi the England avenger - by Press Association

The flanker Maggie Alphonsi hopes to play a major role in England’s bid for World Cup glory in France. England play in Pool A against Samoa on Friday, Spain on 5 August and Canada on 9 August. Alphonsi has won seven successive Six Nations titles but a World Cup honour has proved elusive.

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July 22, 2014 - BBC Travel

How Iceland’s baby volcano was born - by Jane Duru

On 23 January 1973 on Heimaey, the largest of Iceland’s Westman Islands, a 1,600m-long fissure split open and began spouting molten red lava.

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July 21, 2014 - BBC Sport

Tour de France: Simon Yates withdrawn after stage 15 - by BBC

Britain's Simon Yates has been withdrawn from the Tour de France after 15 stages of the 21-stage race.

Orica GreenEdge drafted in Yates on 1 July after Daryl Impey was suspended following a failed drugs test.

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July 14, 2014 - Bicycling

Tony Gallopin Carries Family Tradition - by James Startt

Young Frenchman rises from doughy amateur to Tour de France leader.

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July 7, 2014 - The Epworth Bells

VIDEO: Tour de Sheffield special report - by Graham Walker

The Tour de France got a grand South Yorkshire welcome as 1.5 million people lined the streets - making it up to five million over the weekend, believe delighted bosses.

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