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England need 'full 23-squad effort' against United States, warns head coach Simon Middleton

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Head coach Simon Middleton says England will require "a full 23-squad effort" against the United States in their Women's Rugby World Cup Pool B decider.

Curtis Rona set for Australia debut in Rugby Championship opener against All Blacks

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Michael Cheika will hand rugby league convert Curtis Rona his Wallabies debut when Australia take on the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship opener in Sydney on Saturday.

Test cricket surely has a brighter future under the lights

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When Australia elected to field first in the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide in November 2015, bowling coach Craig McDermott inspected the box of balls to select the one with which to attack New Zealand.

Chelsea fans caught in Tottenham end will be ejected from Wembley

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Tottenham will eject any Chelsea fans found in the 'home sections' for this Sunday's Premier League match at Wembley.

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I would sack Arsene Wenger right away if I bought Arsenal, says Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

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Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote plans to sack Arsene Wenger if his long-promised takeover of Arsenal is ever successful.

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Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber are beaten as the stars go out at Cincinnati Open

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Venus Williams has enjoyed a resurgence this season but was beaten in the Cincinnati Open by a player who had never defeated a top-10 opponent.

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Barcelona 'lost the opportunity' to sign Marco Asensio before Real Madrid transfer in 2014, agent reveals

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Barcelona "lost the opportunity" to sign Marco Asensio before the winger completed a move to rivals Real Madrid, the player's agent has revealed.

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Max Whitlock felt 'weird' re-living Rio success but is fired up for return

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An Olympic party thrown by his new wife has fired Max Whitlock's hunger for more record-breaking gymnastic feats.

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Southampton rule out sale of Chelsea and Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk

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Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant that Virgil van Dijk is "not for sale in this window" as keeping the defender is "the statement we need to make" at this juncture.

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UEFA Champions League draw 2017 date and time: When is it? When does the group stage start?

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Champions League football is already up and running for another season as we look ahead to the group stage draw.

Ross Barkley to Tottenham: What we know so far about the Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs target

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As the summer window nears its closer Tottenham are finally making moves in the transfer market.

West Ham's Marko Arnautovic takes No.7 shirt after Sofiane Feghouli exit

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Marko Arnautovic has decided to change his West Ham shirt number from 27 to 7 after it became vacant following the exit of Sofiane Feghouli this week.

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New pink cricket balls won't be a problem, says England all-rounder Moeen Ali

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England all-rounder Moeen Ali is confident he will adjust to the unique demands of the pink ball in their inaugural day-night Test against the West Indies, starting on Thursday.

Dean Smith bemoans Brentford luck after Bristol City's 98th-minute equaliser

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Brentford boss Dean Smith bemoaned his side's luck after they conceded a 98th-minute equaliser to Bristol City in a 2-2 draw at Griffin Park last night.

Fulham sign Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo on season-long loan

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Fulham have completed the loan signing of Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo.

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Neymar hires UFC fighter as personal bodyguard after PSG move

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Neymar has reportedly hired UFC fighter Nordine Taleb as a personal bodyguard following his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's Everton move offers no clarity on Ross Barkley's future with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham keen

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Ross Barkley's Everton future remains unclear despite the fact Gylfi Sigurdsson is set to complete a £45million transfer to Merseyside.

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Davinson Sanchez could play in Ajax's Europa League match if Tottenham transfer is not completed, says boss

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Davinson Sanchez has been named in Ajax's Europa League squad ahead of Thursday night's qualifier with Rosenborg – despite his impending move to Tottenham.

West Ham talks over William Carvalho ongoing as Slaven Bilic targets club-record deal

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Talks over a deal for midfielder William Carvalho are ongoing between West Ham and Sporting Lisbon.

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Flying Steven Finn gives Middlesex a chance of reaching T20 quarter-finals

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Steven Finn's best T20 Blast figures kept alive Middlesex's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals.

Wednesday, Aug 16

Alexander Zverev's won as many titles as Roger Federer in 2017 but still wants more

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No player on the men's tour has claimed more titles this year than Alexander Zverev but as he seeks to win his sixth tournament of 2017 in Cincinnati this week the 20-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down.

Davinson Sanchez to Tottenham: What we know so far

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Tottenham's summer transfer window could finally kick into gear as the Premier League title hopefuls close in on Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.

Tuesday, Aug 15

Maria Sharapova thanks US Open as wildcard gives her 'goosebumps'

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Maria Sharapova has thanked US Open organisers for her wild-card entry to this year's tournament as the 30-year-old admitted she got "goosebumps" after hearing the news.

Maria Sharapova given wildcard for US Open, will play first Grand Slam in over 18 months

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Maria Sharapova has been handed a wildcard for the upcoming US Open, tournament organisers have confirmed.

James Taylor: I'll never live life I planned but as a result I'm helping so many people

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"I have always been good with change," says James Taylor. He is speaking to the Evening Standard on the day before he marries his long-term girlfriend, Josephine, but — briefly — his mind is elsewhere. "I enjoy a challenge." He should also…

Stuart Broad 'learning on the job' as he gets ready for his first night shift with England

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England will take a step into the unknown at Edgbaston this week when they play their first day-night Test.

Monday, Aug 14

Greg Rutherford backs calls to improve standard of British athletics coaching

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Greg Rutherford has backed the next generation of British athletes to deliver but echoed calls to improve standards for coaches.

Seb Coe: Ticket sales show athletics is not dead - and London now has fitting venue

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I remember reading obituaries suggesting that our sport was dead and the public would turn its back on us.

Great Britain's relay teams 'paper over the cracks' as £27m spending delivers just six medals at London 2017

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Much of London 2017 has been spent looking to the future. As Usain Bolt bid farewell inside the London Stadium last night with his two world records on the stadium clock, IAAF president Seb Coe could have been forgiven for looking on…

Usain Bolt moved to brink of tears by London crowd during lap of honour at World Athletics Championships

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Usain Bolt said he was moved to the brink of tears as he lapped up the applause from the London Stadium crowd on Sunday evening.

Sunday, Aug 13

Usain Bolt bids farewell with 'emotional' final lap of London track

Usain Bolt bade one final, emotional goodbye to a sport he has dominated for the past decade with a lap of honour at the end of the World Championships in London.

London 2017 results LIVE: Laura Muir, Caster Semenya and more from the World Athletics Championships

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There were 4x400m relay medals for Great Britain on Sunday night with silver for the women's and bronze for men to cap a fine World Athletics Championships in London.

Great Britain's 4x100m champions hope London win can begin golden era

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Great Britain's men's 4x100 metres gold medallists are hoping their triumph at the World Championships in London heralds an era of further success in major tournaments.

Sir Mo Farah ends track career in tears says farewell with 'nothing left of me' after 5,000m silver

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An emotional Sir Mo Farah broke down in tears after missing out on a fairytale finale at the World Championships.

Saturday, Aug 12

Great Britain take silver as USA win gold in women's 4x100m relay final at London 2017

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Great Britain's women won a fantastic silver medal in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Championships in London on Saturday.

World Athletics Championships 2017: London medal table and Great Britain medallists

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Sir Mo Farah admitted his quest for double World Championship gold will be tough as he looks for the fairytale farewell.

LIVE golf leaderboard scores from US PGA Championship 2017: Third round with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth & Co

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Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Kisner share the lead after the weather-affected second round of the US PGA Championship was completed on Saturday.

Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama share US PGA Championship lead with Rory McIlroy 10 shots back

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Rory McIlroy began his second round with a moment of magic, but even that and a late rally saw him end it needing to make history to win the weather-affected 99th US PGA Championship.