British man, 60, dies while taking part in round-the-world yacht race

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The yacht Great Britain, on which Simon Speirs was a crew member

Simon Speirs, from Bristol, was buried at sea after falling into Southern Ocean during Clipper race in gale force winds

A 60-year-old former solicitor from Bristol has been buried at sea after being swept overboard in the Southern Ocean during the Clipper round-the-world yacht race.

Simon Speirs was a crew member on the yacht Great Britain, which


Warren Gatland excited to be back and says Wales can win 2019 World Cup

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• Coach returns from Lions duty in bullish mood for autumn internationals
• Wales and England forwards will train together in Bristol on Monday

Warren Gatland believes he can round off his time with Wales by watching his squad lift the Rugby World Cup for the first time at Japan 2019.

Gatland is in the final two years of his spell having arrived at


New Balance terminate contract with Ben Stokes following Bristol incident

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• Manufacturer ‘does not condone behaviour that doesn’t match our values’
• Stokes, who could miss Ashes, apologies to Katie Price over ‘foolish video’

Ben Stokes has had his contract with New Balance terminated, the sports equipment manufacturer announced on Wednesday.

The news comes after it was announced last week that Stokes would not travel to


England clamp down on player behaviour after Ben Stokes affair

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• Joe Root and Stuart Broad pull out of Jos Buttler’s Amsterdam stag do
• Andrew Strauss understood to have ‘lightly pushed’ others to withdraw

England have moved to clamp down on player behaviour in the aftermath of the Ben Stokes affair with Joe Root and Stuart Broad among members of the Ashes squad to have pulled out of Jos Buttler’s stag do in A

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