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Podolski double sends Arsenal into FA Cup last 16 

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Lukas Podolski struck twice as Arsenal eased into the FA Cup fifth round with a comfortable 4-0 victory over League ...

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‘Big three’ bid to re-shape world cricket 

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Cricket's power-brokers meet next week amid an apparent threat from India to withdraw from major global events unless there is ...

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Pietersen axe splits England pundits 

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Often a polarising figure while on England duty, the end of Kevin Pietersen's international career split opinion among his fellow ...

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Surrey keen to seal Kevin Pietersen deal 

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Surrey chief executive Richard Gould has revealed his English county are trying to ensure controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen will be ...

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Pietersen axed over Cook concerns : ECB 

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Kevin Pietersen's England career was brought to an end due to concerns about his support for captain Alastair Cook, the ...

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England great Finney dead at 91 

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England football great Tom Finney has died at the age of 91, his former club Preston North End said Friday. ...

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Man City avenge Chelsea loss in FA Cup 

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Manchester City avenged their recent loss to Chelsea in the Premier League with a 2-0 home win on Saturday that ...

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Sehwag, Murali to star for MCC in Abu Dhabi 

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India's Virender Sehwag is to captain Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in their four-day match against English champion county Durham in ...

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England prepare for life without Pietersen 

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England will play their first major match since the controversial decision to call time on Kevin Pietersen's international career when ...

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Chelsea not favourites for title: Mourinho  

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Jose Mourinho refuses to accept Chelsea are favourites to win the Premier League as the Blues bid to maintain pole ...

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Hodgson annoyed by ‘drop Cleverley’ petition  

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England manager Roy Hodgson has spoken out against a petition signed by 10,000 people calling for him to drop Manchester ...

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Arsenal's Ozil to miss Spurs derby :Wenger  

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Thursday ruled playmaker Mesut Ozil out of this weekend's game with Tottenham Hotspur, but the ...

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Spurs crisis talks after new defeat : Sandro 

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Tottenham Hotspur players held a heated two hour debate about how to save their campaign after their 4-0 thrashing by ...

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Banned Anelka to leave West Brom 

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Banned French striker Nicolas Anelka on Friday revealed he will leave West Bromwich Albion with immediate effect.
Anelka, who turned ...

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Magath takes heart from Fulham success  

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Fulham manager Felix Magath believes that Fulham's 1-0 victory over Newcastle United will prove a springboard in the London club's ...

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Chelsea title hunt excites Lampard  

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Frank Lampard is glad to see Chelsea back at the top of the Premier League after several seasons where they've ...

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Referee regrets Arsenal red card gaffe  

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Referee Andre Marriner "expressed his disappointment" to Arsenal after sending off the wrong player during their 6-0 loss to Chelsea ...

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Wayne Rooney apes Beckham with 58-yard wonder goal  

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Wayne Rooney took his cue from watching Manchester United predecessor David Beckham with a breath-taking 58-yard goal in his side's ...

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Wenger won't pick Arsenal successor  

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared that he will not imitate former Manchester United counterpart Alex Ferguson by selecting his ...

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Murray's luxury Scottish hotel opens doors 

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Andy Murray's luxury hotel opened Tuesday, a business the tennis star hopes will boost his Scottish hometown Dunblane.
The Wimbledon ...

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English cricket needs total rethink after Dutch disaster 

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England cricket must make sweeping changes after a humiliating defeat to the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 capped off a ...

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Cook in favour of Pietersen axe  

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England captain Alastair Cook has given his backing for the "brave call" to end the international career of Kevin Pietersen. ...

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Chelsea can still win title, says Mourinho 

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Jose Mourinho has warned Chelsea's title rivals not to write off his team as they look to get their challenge ...

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British half-marathon cancelled due to 'lack of water'  

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With its rainy climate Britain is not normally short of the wet stuff, but a half- marathon in Sheffield was ...

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Chelsea seek Napoli repeat in PSG rescue bid  

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Chelsea will hope to draw inspiration from their 2012 Champions League triumph when they attempt to overturn a 3-1 deficit ...

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Sunderland need 'miracle', admits Poyet  

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says that his side need "a miracle" to avoid Premier League relegation after a 5-1 thrashing ...

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Spirited Chelsea leave Mourinho aiming high 

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed his side's "special spirit" after a dramatic late goal by Demba Ba propelled them into ...

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Liverpool, City set for emotional showdown  

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Carried by a wave of raw emotion, leaders Liverpool will look to land a potentially decisive blow in the Premier ...

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Arteta hopes Arsenal boosted by Cup win  

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Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's dramatic FA Cup semi-final victory over Wigan can provide a springboard to save his club's season. ...

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Kenya's Kipsang sets London Marathon record  

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Kenya's world record- holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a new unofficial course record of two hours, ...

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No way back for Pietersen, says England boss 

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Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing ...

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West Ham youngster dies of cancer 

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West Ham's Australian striker Dylan Tombides died on Friday following a three-year battle with testicular cancer.
The 20-year-old, who made ...

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Moores gets second stint as England coach  

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Peter Moores has been appointed as the new England head coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Saturday. ...

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Five things England must do in future  

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England have appointed a new head coach in Peter Moores.
But that in a sense was the easy part for ...

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Manchester United sack manager David Moyes  

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Manager David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United, the club announced on their Twitter account on Tuesday. "Manchester United ...

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Giles quits as England selector 

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Ashley Giles has resigned as an England selector after being passed over for the role of national team coach, the ...

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English club side 3 all out, 10 ducks, extras score most 

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England's cricketers may have suffered the embarrassment of a World Twenty20 defeat by the Netherlands and a 5-0 Ashes thrashing ...

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Champions League in Arsenal's sight against Newcastle  

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Arsenal can take a significant step towards qualifying for next season's Champions League by beating Newcastle United at the Emirates ...

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BP announces slump in profits 

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BP profits plunged in the first quarter compared with one year earlier when the group sold its stake in a ...

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Atletico braced for counter-punching Chelsea 

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Atletico Madrid will expect another exhibition of ultra-disciplined counter-punching from Chelsea when the teams reconvene for the second leg of ...

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Birmingham on brink after latest defeat  

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Birmingham City stand on the brink of relegation to the third tier of English football after a 1-0 defeat at ...

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Britain’s Baltacha dies aged 30 

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Former British number one Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer at the age of 30, it was announced on ...

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Title beckons for City after Liverpool slip 

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Liverpool's extraordinary 3- 3 draw at Crystal Palace means that Manchester City can close to within touching distance of the ...

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London court upholds Kaneria life ban 

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Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria lost his legal challenge to a life ban imposed by English cricket chiefs at London's ...

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Mourinho says Suarez undeserving of awards 

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is an unworthy choice as this season's Premier League ...

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England squads to play Sri Lanka  

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England squads announced Tuesday for the lone Twenty20 international and the first three of a five-match one-day international series against ...

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Van Gaal on brink of United job  

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Current Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal could be appointed as the new manager of Manchester United as early ...

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Sri Lanka return to winning ways  

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Sri Lanka secured their first victory on English soil this season with a crushing 128-run win over Kent in a ...

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Wealth of richest 1,000 Britons 'rises 15pc in a year' 

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The 1,000 richest people in Britain have enjoyed a "phenomenal" increase of 15 percent in their wealth in the past ...

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Wenger urges Arsenal to build on FA Cup win  

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has encouraged his players to use their 3-2 FA Cup final victory over Hull City as ...

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Cup glory start of great things says Ramsey 

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Aaron Ramsey insists Arsenal's dramatic FA Cup final victory will be the springboard for more glory now the Gunners have ...

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ECB to charge Vincent and Arif over fixing  

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The England and Wales Cricket Board are set to charge Lou Vincent and his former Sussex team-mate Naved Arif with ...

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Gerrard hints at England exit after World Cup  

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England captain Steven Gerrard has hinted he could retire from the international stage after the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil. ...

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World Cup will be Lampard swansong : Mourinho 

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England midfielder Frank Lampard has decided to bow out from international football after the World Cup, according to his former ...

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Flintoff comeback on hold 

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Andrew Flintoff's much- talked about return to county cricket won't take place this week after he was left out of ...

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Fresh corruption claims over Qatar World Cup bid 

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Qatar faced growing pressure over its hosting of the 2022 World Cup Sunday after fresh allegations over the role disgraced ...

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O'Neil wants clarity over Keane job  

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Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has said he will not stand in the way of his assistant Roy Keane taking on ...

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Press impressed despite defeat for England 

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Britain's famously raucous press held off Sunday from delivering the torrent of vitriol that usually follows an England tournament defeat, ...

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Ton-up Mathews keeps England at bay 

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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews scored a coveted century as the tourists' tail defied England for over an hour on ...

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Frustrated Cook keen to get back among the runs 

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England captain Alastair Cook will hope a return to the scene of his last Test hundred sees him back among ...

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Djokovic top seed over Nadal at Wimbledon, Murray edges Federer  

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Wimbledon turned tennis upside down Wednesday when Novak Djokovic was named top seed above world number one Rafael Nadal while ...

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‘They are World Cup idiots’ 

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England were left looking like smiling idiots just happy to be at the party, Britain's newspapers said Saturday after their ...

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Nadal, Djokovic under Wimbledon cloud as Federer waits to pounce  

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic enter Wimbledon plagued by injury fears and self-doubt, leaving Roger Federer convinced that this could ...

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Venus Williams hungry for more Wimbledon titles  

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Five-time champion Venus Williams said she was hungry to add to her Wimbledon trophy haul after starting her 2014 campaign ...

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Defiant Serena vows to reassert her supremacy  

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Defiant Serena Williams insists her shock Wimbledon exit won't herald the end of her reign as the dominant force in ...

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Big four set for titanic second Wimbledon week  

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Wimbledon will showcase all the big four of the men's game in the second week, for the first time in ...

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Trott set for county comeback  

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Warwickshire have named England batsman Jonathan Trott in their 13-strong squad for Sunday's County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.
The 33-year-old ...

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Djokovic, Murray take centre stage 

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Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Andy Murray get a crucial opportunity to strike decisive Wimbledon blows after Saturday's ...

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Rose climbs in world rankings  

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Justin Rose is up two places to eighth in the world golf rankings following his win in the Quicken Loans ...

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Nadal, Federer eye quarter-final spots  

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer can inch closer to a Wimbledon semi-final clash when they headline a delayed last-16 schedule ...

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Sharapova out, Serena suffers health scare 

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Maria Sharapova suffered more Wimbledon heartache as the French Open champion crashed to a shock 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-4 defeat ...

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Djokovic, Murray, Federer eye semi-finals  

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Top seed Novak Djokovic, defending champion Andy Murray and seven-time winner Roger Federer target Wimbledon semi-final places on Wednesday, fully ...

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Broad glad to have Stokes back on board 

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Stuart Broad has backed Ben Stokes to have as big an impact on the England scene as he did on ...

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Federer, Djokovic braced for young and restless  

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic face young and restless Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov for places in the Wimbledon final ...

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Dravid says India's attack key to England series 

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India's largely unproven attack will decide if the tourists win their forthcoming Test series in England, according to former captain ...

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Federer eyes Wimbledon record, Djokovic ponders major woe  

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Roger Federer targets a record eighth Wimbledon title Sunday against Novak Djokovic who is desperate to end a stretch of ...

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I wouldn't swap this for anything, says Kvitova 

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Petra Kvitova insists winning Wimbledon for the second time was such a sweet success that even becoming the world number ...

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Bouchard suffers Wimbledon engrave concern 

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Eugenie Bouchard admitted it was a "bit cruel" to be forced to sit and watch as Petra Kvitova's name was ...

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Champ Djokovic vindicated over Becker move  

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Novak Djokovic admits his second Wimbledon title came as a major relief because it vindicated the decision to hire Boris ...

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Everton legend Royle returns to Goodison  

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Former Everton manager Joe Royle has returned to Goodison Park as part of manager Roberto Martinez's coaching staff.
Royle has ...

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Chelsea agree deal to sign Atletico’s Luis  

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Chelsea have reached a deal to sign Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid subject to the defender agreeing personal terms with ...

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BBC News to cut 400 jobs 

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The BBC said Thursday that it will cut 415 jobs from its news department in the latest cost- cutting measures ...

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India 295 all out against England  

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India, after losing the toss, were bowled out for 295 on the second day of the second Test at Lord's ...

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Mourinho taunts Arsenal over Fabregas deal  

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Jose Mourinho has taunted Arsenal by claiming he needed just 20 minutes to persuade Cesc Fabregas to join Chelsea because ...

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England set 319 to win second Test against India  

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England were set a stiff target of 319 to win the second Test against India on the fourth day at ...

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Man United ‘ready to break transfer records’  

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Manchester United are prepared to break transfer records in order to give new manager Louis van Gaal the players he ...

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Defender Galloway joins Everton  

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Everton have signed England youth international defender Brendan Galloway on a five-year deal from League One side MK Dons.
The 18-year-old, ...

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Rodgers rules out Liverpool bid for Balotelli  

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has rejected speculation linking him with a bid for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.
Rodgers spoke ...

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Rejuvenated Bell heralds Gooch net sessions  

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England batsman Ian Bell has hailed former batting coach Graham Gooch for laying the foundations for his stylish 167-run knock ...

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Murray says Mauresmo link-up is 'long-term'  

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World number nine Andy Murray has declared that his partnership with coach Amelie Mauresmo is a "long-term" arrangement, despite a ...

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ICC to review Anderson-Jadeja decision  

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced it is considering whether to appeal against the decision to clear England's ...

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ICC decides against Anderson appeal 

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday that it will not appeal against the decision to clear England's James ...

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Mourinho admits Lampard is impossible to replace  

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Jose Mourinho admits it will be impossible to find a replacement for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
Lampard was released by ...

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Man City set for more Silva service  

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David Silva has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, the English Premier League champions announced Tuesday.
Spain playmaker ...

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Kaneria loses final legal challenge against life ban 

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Former Pakistan international Danish Kaneria has lost his final legal challenge in an English court against a life ban imposed ...

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Man United false start shows depth of malaise 

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Manchester United's momentum- sapping defeat by Swansea City on the Premier League's opening weekend suggested that new manager Louis van ...

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Anderson channels his anger 

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James Anderson has said the fall-out from his row with Ravindra Jadeja helped him star in a 3-1 Test series ...

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Hull new boy Snodgrass out for six months  

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Hull City's new midfielder Robert Snodgrass will be out of action for up to six months due to a dislocated ...

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Ryu holds off Choi to win Canadian Women's Open 

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South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon held off compatriot Choi Na-Yeon on Sunday to capture the Canadian Women's Open, snapping an LPGA ...

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Man Utd 'agree British record fee for Di Maria' 

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Manchester United have agreed a British record transfer fee of £59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) to sign Argentina ...

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Giroud out of Besiktas clash  

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Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of Arsenal's Champions League play-off against Besiktas on Tuesday with a foot injury, manager ...

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Mahmood calls for end to mental health 'taboo' 

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood hopes to make mental health less of a "taboo" subject in South Asia.
Last week ...

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Rooney gets nod as England captain  

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will take over from Steven Gerrard as England captain, manager Roy Hodgson announced during a ...

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Foster withdraws from England squad  

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West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has withdrawn from the England squad due to a thumb injury sustained in training, ...

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Ronaldo impressed by United's Falcao capture  

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Former Manchester United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo has given his approval to the club's signing of Radamel Falcao and reiterated his ...

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FA issues corruption warning  

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Several players suspected of links to match-fixing within English football have been warned to report any suspicious activity to the ...

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Falcao & co begin new United era against QPR 

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Manchester United will give debuts to a posse of new players, including Radamel Falcao, when they attempt to kickstart their ...

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Brook vows to fight on after stabbing incident  

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Britain's IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook has told a British newspaper he is determined to resurrect his career after ...

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Early start won’t faze Arsenal, says Wenger  

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Arsene Wenger insists there is no chance Arsenal will be caught out by the early kick-off time in their crucial ...

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Somerset name Maynard as director of cricket  

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Former Glamorgan stalwart Matthew Maynard was on Tuesday named as new director of cricket of English county Somerset.
Maynard, 48, was ...

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Hodgson vows to save Sterling from burnout 

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England manager Roy Hodgson insists he won't let rising star Raheem Sterling suffer from burnout on the road to Euro ...

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Liverpool defend approach after England rows  

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A member of Liverpool's coaching staff defended the club's approach to player recovery on Tuesday following disagreements between manager Brendan ...

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Put on Christmas show, Mourinho tells Chelsea 

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants his players to show the world why they are currently on top of the Premier ...

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Frank Lampard stays at Manchester City  

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English Premier League champions Manchester City announced on Wednesday they had secured the services of Frank Lampard until the end ...

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Man City eye another Wembley FA Cup triumph 

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Manchester City's recent emergence as a genuine footballing power started with FA Cup success in 2011 and, if manager Manuel ...

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England ‘brave’ to drop Cook, says Moores 

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England coach Peter Moores said on Tuesday that Alastair Cook's removal as one-day captain has made his side stronger, as ...

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Allardyce expects Reid to leave West Ham  

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce claims New Zealand defender Winston Reid has already decided to leave the Premier League club ...

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Wenger eyes defensive deal after Debuchy injury 

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will step up his efforts to sign a centre-back this month after losing Mathieu Debuchy to ...

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Suso leaves Liverpool for AC Milan 

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Spanish midfielder Suso ended a frustrating four year spell at English Premier League side Liverpool by signing for Serie A ...

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Mourinho fined $38,000 over 'campaign' claim 

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined œ25,000 ($38,000, 34,500 euros) over comments he made following his side's 1-1 draw ...

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Wenger calls for consistency after Villa rout 

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Arsene Wenger challenged Arsenal to show the consistency needed to win the Premier League after a 5-0 demolition of Aston ...

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Ronaldo 'won't leave Real Madrid'  

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Cristiano Ronaldo will finish his career at Real Madrid, the Portuguese superstar's agent said Tuesday as he put a œ300 ...

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Ireland target more shocks, Test status 

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It is a measure of Ireland's success at the last two World Cups that it will no longer count as ...

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Bolt plans 2017 World Championships swansong 

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Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt plans to bow out in glory after the 2017 World Championships in London, he said ...

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Liverpool clicking into gear, says Rodgers 

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Brendan Rodgers claimed Liverpool are hitting top gear at the right time as they booked their place in the FA ...

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Giroud a different player now, says Wenger 

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Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud has transformed as a player during his time at Arsenal, as the French striker scored ...

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Ramsey a believer in QPR survival 

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QPR may have lost their last four games and be four points adrift of safety in the Premier League but ...

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Nadal to make Queen’s Club return 

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Rafael Nadal will start his bid to win a third Wimbledon title by returning to the grass-court tournament at Queen's ...

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Dunga hails players for restoring Brazil's pride 

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Dunga says Brazil's renaissance under his leadership has been sparked by the players' burning desire to make amends for their ...

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British economy grows faster than expected  

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Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the final quarter of last year, revised official data revealed Tuesday.
Gross domestic ...

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Liverpool's Sterling going nowhere : Rodgers 

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers declared on Thursday that Raheem Sterling will not be leaving the club at the end of ...

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Worcestershire sign Sri Lanka's Senanayake 

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English county Worcestershire on Saturday announced the signing of Sri Lanka spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake to provide early-season cover for ...

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Wenger plays down Arsenal’s title chances  

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that the Premier League title is still beyond his players despite their emergence as the ...

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Blair enters poll battle with EU warning 

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Tony Blair was to wade into the British general election campaign on Tuesday, with the former prime minister set to ...

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Newcastle in trouble, says Shearer  

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Former star striker Alan Shearer is fearful that Newcastle are heading towards relegation from the Premier League on the back ...

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Dominant Chelsea three points away from glory 

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The English Premier League crown will be within Chelsea's grasp on Sunday when they host Crystal Palace needing three points ...

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England coaching call for Strauss, says new ECB boss 

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The England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) new chairman Colin Graves insisted Monday that the decision on England's new head ...

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Pietersen jokes about England coaching job 

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Kevin Pietersen joked on Twitter that he had applied for the England coaching job on Wednesday, a day after being ...

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Maradona rounds on 'dictator' Blatter 

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona has attacked world football chief Sepp Blatter, calling the 79-year-old Swiss "a dictator" and claiming his ...

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Cook relaxed over England coach ‘limbo’ 

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England captain Alastair Cook said the ongoing uncertainty over the identity of the team's next permanent coach would not bother ...

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Gill refuses vice-presidential role post Blatter's re-election 

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The fallout from Sepp Blatter's re-election as president of scandal-plagued FIFA continued on Saturday with Football Association vice-president David Gill ...

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England could host 2022 World Cup  

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England could host the 2022 World Cup if it was stripped from Qatar following corruption allegations surrounding world governing body ...

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Bilic returns to West Ham as manager  

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West Ham United have appointed former player Slaven Bilic as their new manager on a three-year contract, the Premier League ...

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Battle of blooms as Wales and Belgium collide 

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Two national teams cresting historic waves collide in a pivotal 2016 European Championship qualifying match on Friday when Group B ...

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'Scary' England impress New Zealand coach  

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New Zealand coach Mike Hesson believes his side are now facing a far more "scary" England team compared to the ...

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Hewitt still planning to make Wimbledon impact 

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Lleyton Hewitt insists he can still make some noise in his final appearance at Wimbledon despite being forced to bid ...

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Murray wants to learn from Mourinho  

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Andy Murray says he wants to learn the secrets of Jose Mourinho's success as the former Wimbledon champion fine-tunes his ...

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Recent Wimbledon women's champions 

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Recent Wimbledon women's singles champions ahead of the 2015 tournament which starts at the All England Club on Monday:

2014: Petra ...

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Wounded Djokovic looks to heal at Wimbledon 

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Three weeks after his heartbreaking French Open final defeat, Novak Djokovic resurfaces to defend his Wimbledon title and prove that ...

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Calendar girl Serena targets sixth Wimbledon title 

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Serena Williams has set her sights on moving a step closer to an historic calendar Grand Slam as the world ...

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Liverpool sign Brazilian forward Firmino  

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Liverpool have signed Brazilian international forward Roberto Firmino, the Premier League club said on Wednesday, with the BBC reporting the ...

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Djokovic eyes Wimbledon healing after Paris misery 

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Novak Djokovic insists his heartbreaking French Open final defeat has been consigned to history as he begins his Wimbledon title ...

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Defending champ Kvitova races to victory as Wimbledon sweats 

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Defending champion Petra Kvitovatook just 35 minutes to reach the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday as temperatures soared at the ...

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Federer, Murray, Nadal enter Wimbledon heat 

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Former champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray get their 2015 Wimbledon campaigns underway Tuesday, desperate to avoid marathon ...

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Haddin won’t back down in Ashes war of words 

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Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has insisted there will be no changes in his on-field approach despite calls for an end ...

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Injured Nishikori out as Wimbledon heats up 

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Injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori limped out of Wimbledon on Wednesday as top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williamstargeted quickfire ...

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Djokovic sets up Tomic clash at Wimbledon 

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Defending champion Novak Djokovicreached the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday with a win over Jarkko Nieminen which brought down the ...

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Mahmood keeps his cool to see Surrey home  

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood kept his cool on the hottest day of the year in England so far by ...

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Federer, Murray, Nadal eye third round  

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Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal target places in the Wimbledon third
round on Thursday following a dramatic third ...

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Australia fast bowler Harris retires on eve of Ashes  

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Veteran Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, just four days before ...

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Plenty at stake for Ashes captains 

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Rival skippers Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke both have particular reasons for wanting to win the upcoming Ashes series that ...

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Sharapova looks to end 11-year drought against Serena 

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Serena Williams fired a warning to Maria Sharapova ahead of their Wimbledon semi-final clash as the world number one admitted ...

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Big four eye Wimbledon semi-final spots 

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Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka can justify their status as Wimbledon's big four by making the ...

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Federer, Murray overshadow Djokovic in Wimbledon duel 

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Sentimental favourite Roger Federer faces home star Andy Murray for the 24th time Friday hoping his near perfect Grand Slam ...

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Recent Wimbledon men's champions  

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Recent Wimbledon men's singles champions ahead of the 2015 final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at the All England ...

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Murray reeling after Federer masterclass 

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Andy Murray admits it will be hard to recover from Roger Federer's Wimbledon semi-final masterclass in time for Davis Cup ...

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Mirza helps Hingis to first Wimbledon title in 17 years 

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Martina Hingis won her first Wimbledon title since 1998 when she and partner Sania Mirza captured the women's double trophy ...

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Man Utd complete Darmian deal  

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Manchester United have completed the signing of Italy right-back Matteo Darmian from Torino, the English Premier League side announced Saturday.
The ...

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Paes, Hingis win Wimbledon mixed doubles 

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Martina Hingis won her second Wimbledon title in two days when she and India veteran Leander Paes took the mixed ...

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Plenty more to come, says Djokovic 

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Novak Djokovic vowed there are more Grand Slam titles to come after he clinched a third Wimbledon and ninth career ...

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Liverpool and Man City agree $76 million Sterling move  

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Liverpool have reached an agreement with Premier League rivals Manchester City over the o49 million ($76 million, 68 million euro ...

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Stoke's homage to Catalonia continues with El Ouriachi signing 

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Former Spanish youth international Moha El Ouriachi became the third player in recent years to sign for English Premier League ...

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Queen Elizabeth gets 18pc boost in income  

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Queen Elizabeth II is due to get an 18 percent increase in income from her vast Duchy of Lancaster estate ...

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Retirement panic keeps Wenger motivated 

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Arsene Wenger has banished any thoughts of retirement as the Arsenal manager fine-tunes his preparations for his 20th season with ...

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I am always number one, says Bolt 

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Usain Bolt insists he is still king of the sprinters after returning from injury with back-to-back 100m times of 9.87sec ...

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Romero completes move to Manchester United  

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Manchester United on Sunday confirmed the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal.
The 28-year-old will replace Victor ...

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Five questions ahead of the Community Shield 

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Premier League champions Chelsea face FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield on Sunday. Here AFP Sports looks at ...

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It was weird', says Rooney after Everton return  

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Wayne Rooney admitted it felt "weird" putting on the blue shirt of his boyhood club Everton once again in a ...

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Britain begins sale of stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland  

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Britain's government has begun selling its majority stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to reduce state debt and ...

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British farmers declare 'crisis' after milk price protests 

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British farmers declared a "crisis" Monday after days of protests over falling prices that saw milk removed from shop shelves ...

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West Ham's Sakho to play despite arrest 

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West Ham United's Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho could play against Leicester City this weekend despite having been arrested on suspicion ...

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Liverpool out to make statement at Arsenal 

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Emboldened by back-to-back victories, Liverpool visit longstanding rivals Arsenal on Monday looking to score points in the early-season battle for ...

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Everton move for Argentine defender Funes  

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Argentine centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori has joined Everton from River Plate for a fee of o9.5 million ($14.6 million, 12.9 ...

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Australia`s Watson announces Test retirement  

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Australia's veteran all-rounder Shane Watson announced on Sunday his retirement from Test cricket.The last of the 34-year-old's 10-year Test career ...

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World's oldest fossil sea turtle discovered 

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A fossil sea turtle from Colombia that is at least 120 million years old is the world's oldest, scientists have ...

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Cameron suffers defeat in Commons vote on EU referendum bill 

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Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Monday over how the referendum he has called on ...

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Hodgson sets record-breaker Rooney trophy goal 

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England manager Roy Hodgson challenged Wayne Rooney to emulate Bobby Charlton's World Cup-winning exploits after he broke the 77-year-old's scoring ...

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Wenger defends decision not to sign striker  

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended his decision not to bring in reinforcements in attack and hit back at suggestions ...

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Ivanovic gives troubled Chelsea a wake-up call 

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Branislav Ivanovic has warned Chelsea's flops to snap out of their lethargic start to the season as the spluttering English ...

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England call up Hales and Ansari but drop Lyth for Pakistan 

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England included the uncapped pair of opening batsman Alex Hales and off-spinning all-rounder Zafar Ansari in a 16-man Test squad ...

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Kane relishes impact of rising star Son 

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane expects South Korea star Son Heung-min to make a major impact on the Premier League after ...

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Sangakkara denied as Gloucestershire win cup final 

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Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara was denied an English one-day cup final triumph as Gloucestershire held their nerve to snatch a ...

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Belgium to host Davis Cup final in Ghent 

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Belgium will host Britain in November's Davis Cup final in Ghent, the International Tennis Federation said on Wednesday.
The November 27-29 ...

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Costa crimes common in my day, says Pele 

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Troublesome Chelsea striker Diego Costa would have been considered a petty criminal rather than a master villain in the 1950s ...

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England, Germany call for 'emergency' FIFA meeting 

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The English and German football associations on Thursday demanded an emergency FIFA executive meeting following the suspension of the world ...

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British inflation falls back into negative territory  

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Britain's annual inflation rate fell back into negative territory in September, dampened by lower prices for food and petrol, official ...

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Walcott backs Arsenal to turn up heat on Bayern 

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Theo Walcott insists Arsenal will salvage their Champions League campaign against Bayern Munich on Tuesday by emulating their ruthless demolition ...

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Chelsea's Costa hospitalised with rib injury  

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa was taken to hospital after sustaining a rib injury during the League Cup holders' penalty shootout ...

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Boro shock Manchester United in League Cup 

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Wayne Rooney failed to convert a spot-kick as Manchester United lost 3-1 on penalties to second-tier Middlesbrough in the League ...

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Mourinho facing uncertain Chelsea future  

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The future of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho remained clouded in doubt on Sunday following the Premier League champions' latest setback ...

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Schneiderlin hopes for end to Man Utd drought  

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Manchester United's goal-shy players tackle CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford in the Champions League on Tuesday determined to end a ...

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Former Chelsea manager Campbell dies aged 78  

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Former Chelsea manager Bobby Campbell died at the age of 78, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.
Campbell managed the ...

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Murray to lead Britain in Davis Cup final  

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Andy Murray will lead Britain's bid for a first Davis Cup win since 1936 in Belgium later this month with ...

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Djokovic targets Roland Garros and Rio glory 

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Novak Djokovic has set his sights on surpassing his almost perfect year by winning the only two major titles to ...

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Fury says boxing has 'big' doping problem 

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World heavyweight title contender Tyson Fury claimed on Tuesday that boxing has a "big problem" with doping and suggested that ...

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Wenger backs Arsenal to complete great escape  

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Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will complete their Champions League escape act by securing the result they need against Olympiakos to ...

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Liverpool FA Cup hero Byrne dies aged 77 

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Former Liverpool and England left-back Gerry Byrne has died at the age of 77, the club announced on Saturday.
"Liverpool Football ...

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Protests in London, Madrid against participation in Syria air strikes 

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Some 5,000 people protested in London on Saturday against potential British participation in Syria airstrikes, as political momentum mounted to ...

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Wenger relieved by pre-Olympiakos win 

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his relief after his team ended a run of three Premier League games without a ...

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Skrtel expects to be out for six weeks 

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has revealed he expects to be sidelined for six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury.
Skrtel limped ...

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Man Utd, Van Gaal in suspense as Chelsea loom 

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Manchester United's under-performing players approach Monday's home game with Chelsea not knowing whether besieged manager Louis van Gaal will still ...

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Man Utd, Van Gaal in suspense as Chelsea loom 

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Manchester United's under-performing players approach Monday's home game with Chelsea not knowing whether besieged manager Louis van Gaal will still ...

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Wenger reveals secret of Ozil's success 

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Arsene Wenger has revealed Mesut Ozil rarely trains between matches as he looks to keep the German playmaker in peak ...

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Prince Ali blasts 'irresponsible' Blatter and Platini  

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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were "totally irresponsible" to agree a payment that has brought ignominy to world football, according ...

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Arsenal can handle trophy quest: Wenger  

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is not concerned that a hectic period of fixtures could derail his team's bid ...

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Wenger in search of Stoke revenge 

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Arsene Wenger returns to Stoke City's Britannia Stadium this weekend for the first time since he was forced to endure ...

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Liverpool, Man Utd look for winning balance 

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Despite starkly contrasting playing philosophies, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his Manchester United counterpart Louis van Gaal are grappling with ...

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Chelsea await Costa news after madcap Everton draw 

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Chelsea face an anxious wait after striker Diego Costa was hospitalised during a crazy 3-3 draw with Everton that saw ...

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Van Gaal circled by Chelsea manager past and present 

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Manchester United's tentative resurgence will be tested this Sunday when Louis van Gaal pits his side against a Chelsea team ...

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European stock markets rebound at open 

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European stocks rebounded at the open on Friday, regaining some of the ground lost this week on mounting fears of ...

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London housing crisis coming to a crunch 

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Londoners are getting desperate over rising rents, with residents and students taking to the streets and social media over the ...

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Oil bosses upbeat on market rebound 

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Movers and shakers from the oil industry descended on London last week and expressed optimism over a sharp rebound in ...

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British inflation hits one-year high in January 

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Britain's annual inflation rate rose in January to its highest level for a year, buoyed by the higher prices for ...

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Police arrest fan after incidents in Chelsea's FA Cup win  

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Police arrested a man for throwing a lighter onto the pitch during Chelsea's FA Cup win over Manchester City at ...

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'Brexit' would 'threaten jobs', warn UK business leaders 

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The bosses of more than a third of Britain's top companies on Tuesday urged voters to keep the country in ...

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European stock markets fall at open  

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Europe's main stock markets fell at the start of trading on Tuesday, mirroring a pull-back in Asia following a global ...

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Wenger braces for Barcelona after FA Cup exit  

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Arsene Wenger admitted that he faces a tough job lifting his Arsenal players for this week's trip to Barcelona following ...

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Hiddink will be happy with Europa League spot  

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Chelsea's interim boss Guus Hiddink has targeted a place in the much-maligned Europa League as he tries to prevent his ...

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Sunderland set to sack Eboue after FIFA ban  

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Sunderland said Thursday they intended to terminate the contract of Emmanuel Eboue before he had even kicked a ball in ...

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After 125 years, County Championship still endures  

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As millions prepare to tune in to the glamorous Indian Premier League, another major domestic cricket tournament will also start ...

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Ireland reveal Afghanistan series 

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Ireland will face Afghanistan in a five-match one-day series at Belfast's Stormont ground in July, officials announced Tuesday.
The teams are ...

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Liverpool's Sakho faces UEFA probe over possible doping violation  

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Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is being investigated by UEFA over a possible anti-doping rule violation, the Premier League club revealed ...

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Hampshire bring in Best as Edwards cover 

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English county side Hampshire have signed one West Indies fast bowler to replace another after confirming Monday that Tino Best ...

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English junior doctors go on indefinite strike 

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Junior doctors in England started their first ever all-out strike Tuesday in a bitter, deadlocked row with Prime Minister David ...

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Gray wants Leicester to stage stylish celebration 

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Leicester winger Demarai Gray has called on the Premier League champions to mark their coronation with a dazzling display against ...

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Mathews hopes to gain from Jayawardene's England knowledge 

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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hopes to utilise Mahela Jayawardene's inside knowledge of the England set-up when the two teams ...

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Man Utd bus 'smashed up' before West Ham game 

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English football authorities launched an investigation after fans pelted Manchester United's team bus with cans and bottles, injuring two people ...

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Howard tribute to sacked Martinez before last Everton game 

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American goalkeeper Tim Howard paid a touching tribute to sacked Everton manager Roberto Martinez ahead of his game for the ...

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Gayle boasts of 'very big bat' 

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Chris Gayle, the big-hitting batsman who sparked a sexism scandal after flirting with a female broadcaster on live television, fanned ...

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Tottenham to play European matches at Wembley  

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Tottenham Hotspur will play their European fixtures at Wembley Stadium next season, the club and the Football Association announced Saturday.
The ...

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Former Kiwi batsman Marshall to leave Gloucestershire 

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Former New Zealand international batsman Hamish Marshall is to end his 11 year spell at English country side Gloucestershire, he ...

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Sri Lanka 288 all out against England 

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Sri Lanka were dismissed for 288 in reply to England's first innings 416, a deficit of 128 runs, at tea ...

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Murray sets sights on record fifth Queen's crown 

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Andy Murray has set his sights on the perfect warm-up for Wimbledon as the world number two eyes a record ...

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Brexit race tight as murder upends campaign 

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Britain's referendum on European Union membership could go either way, polls indicated Tuesday, after a day of tearful tributes to ...

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Serena battles rivals, self-doubt at Wimbledon 

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Serena Williams finds herself under seige from revitalised rivals and an army of doubters as the defending champion starts her ...

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Unstoppable Slam machine Djokovic eyes fourth Wimbledon title 

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Having finally rid himself of his French Open curse, Novak Djokovic is chasing a third successive Wimbledon title to move ...

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Federer reaches crossroads at Wimbledon  

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Fifteen years after famously stunning Pete Sampras at Wimbledon, seven-time champion Roger Federer returns to the All England Club with ...

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Anderson a doubt for Pakistan Test series  

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England's all-time leading wicket taker Jimmy Anderson is a doubt for the upcoming Test series with Pakistan, the England and ...

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Serena unruffled by great expectations at Wimbledon 

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Serena Williams insists she doesn't feel under pressure to retain the Wimbledon title and finally end her long wait to ...

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History on line as Djokovic, Federer get Wimbledon underway  

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World number one Novak Djokovic and 17-time major winner Roger Federer get Wimbledon under way on Monday with history beckoning ...

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Hosting World Cup a dream for Chinese : Gao 

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Hosting football's showpiece competition the World Cup is a dream for both the Chinese government and the people, said China's ...

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Liverpool sign Saints striker Mane 

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Senegal striker Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton on a "long-term contract" for an undisclosed fee, ...

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England`s Roy savours bitter-sweet match-winning 162  

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Jason Roy was left with a bitter-sweet taste after his spectacular match-winning 162 clinched a one-day series win over Sri ...

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Murray centre stage as wet Wimbledon plays catch-up 

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World number two Andy Murray takes centre stage at Wimbledon Thursday as the All England Club plays catch-up after two ...

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Serena reaches 300-win milestone in Wimbledon romp 

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Serena Williams clinched her 300th Grand Slam victory as the defending champion raced into the Wimbledon fourth round with a ...

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British PM frontrunner vows to limit immigration 

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The favourite to become Britain's next prime minister on Sunday vowed to push for an EU trade deal that limits ...

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Graf hails 'incredible' Serena  

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Steffi Graf hailed Serena Williams for an "incredible performance" in matching her long-standing Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam ...

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Five great England-Pakistan flare-ups 

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Cricket matches between England and Pakistan have often been a fraught affair, with rows over umpiring, ball-tampering, abandoned fixtures and ...

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This one's for me, says Murray after tearful Wimbledon triumph 

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Andy Murray said his second Wimbledon title made him happier than his 2013 All England Club triumph and insisted Sunday's ...

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England's Root ready for number three role 

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England batsman Joe Root is confident he can cope with the added responsibility of batting at number three during the ...

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Spurs sign hotshot Dutch striker Janssen  

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Prolific Dutch international striker Vincent Janssen signed for English Premier League club Spurs on Tuesday for a reported fee of ...

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Teresa resumes charge as UK PM today 

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An "emotional" British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday chaired his last cabinet meeting before handing over the baton to ...

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British inflation rate climbs to 0.5%  

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Britain's annual inflation rate rose last month from May, official data showed Tuesday, and faces further gains as a weak ...

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Hull boss Bruce holds talks over England job 

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Steve Bruce is definitely a runner in the race to be England football manager as several media outlets reported Tuesday ...

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Bayliss ponders spin options ahead of second Pakistan Test 

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England coach Trevor Bayliss has said it's possible the team could field two specialist spinners at home after Yorkshire leg-break ...

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Allardyce set for England job confirms FA chairman Dyke  

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Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed Sam Allardyce will be hired as England's next manager at an FA board ...

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Bolt ready for key test ahead of Olympics  

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Usain Bolt insists he is ready for his first 200 metres of the season in the Anniversary Games on Friday ...

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Moyes appointed Sunderland manager 

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Sunderland have appointed former Manchester United manager David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce as boss at the Stadium of Light, ...

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Bolt accuses rival Gatlin of 'disrespect' 

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Usain Bolt has reignited his rivalry with fellow sprinter Justin Gatlin, accusing the American of "disrespect", just two weeks before ...

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Rooney blames Hodgson for England Euro woe  

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Wayne Rooney has blamed England's Euro 2016 humiliation on Roy Hodgson's unsuccessful selection gamble.
Hodgson made six changes for England's ...

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Man City sign Colombia forward Moreno 

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Teenage Colombian forward Marlos Moreno has joined Manchester City on a five-year contract, the Premier League side announced on Saturday.
The ...

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China warns UK ties at 'crucial juncture' over nuclear plant  

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China's ambassador to Britain urged London on Tuesday to approve a Beijing-funded nuclear power plant as soon as possible, warning ...

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City splash out on Everton's Stones 

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Manchester City have signed England defender John Stones from Everton, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.
Stones agreed a six-year ...

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ICC Test rankings 

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International Cricket Council Test rankings as at August 14, after the conclusion of the Zimbabwe-New Zealand and England-Pakistan series (rank ...

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Misbah keen to leave Pakistan legacy  

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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has vowed to leave a Test legacy after a series-levelling win against England at The Oval.
Pakistan ...

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Pakistan's one-day form a worry for Arthur  

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Pakistan's one-day form is a "real concern" to coach Mickey Arthur and the South African believes it could "take some ...

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Bilic expects West Ham to thrive in new home  

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Slaven Bilic insists West Ham United's move to the London Stadium will be a big success as long as his ...

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Trott irked by Team GB questions  

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Four-time Olympic champion Laura Trott has expressed annoyance over the questions posed by rivals about British cyclists' extraordinary performances at ...

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Injured Ryder ends Essex stay 

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New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder has cut short his spell with Essex due to injury, the English country side announced ...

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Klopp seeks Liverpool lift-off on Spurs return 

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Jurgen Klopp returns to the scene of his first game as Liverpool manager at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League ...

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British PM to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote’ 

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Prime Minister Theresa May wants to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union without a vote in parliament, a report ...

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Klopp shies away from Liverpool title talk 

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to countenance the suggestion his side might be Premier League title contenders following their impressive ...

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Pochettino sure Kane will shake off Euro blues  

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Mauricio Pochettino admits Harry Kane is feeling the strain of a testing summer but is convinced the striker will rediscover ...

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Supermodel Kate Moss launches own agency 

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Kate Moss is launching her own talent agency after leaving the one that recruited her aged 14 earlier this year, ...

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Ceferin unveils Euro 2020 logo at launch event 

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New UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin unveiled the logo for Euro 2020 at the tournament's official launch in London on Wednesday.
The ...

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Splits in May`s Cabinet leave world guessing on Brexit 

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Divisions in Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet generated confusion over Brexit Friday after a series of mixed messages on how ...

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Saudis reportedly doubt oil output deal, prices tumble 

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Oil prices fell sharply late Friday, wiping out much of the week's gains, after reports that Saudi Arabia is downplaying ...

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Allardyce exit leaves England a laughing stock yet again 

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As Sam Allardyce beat a shame-faced retreat from Wembley after being forced out as England manager, his place as a ...

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Rooney tired of debate over his best position 

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Wayne Rooney has promised to accept whatever role England manager Gareth Southgate wants him to play after admitting he is ...

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British inflation surges as weak pound starts to bite 

By AFP, London


British annual inflation surged to a near two-year high of 1.0 percent in September, official data showed Tuesday, as a ...

0 Comments

Mourinho braces for Chelsea return 

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Less than 12 months since his second spell as Chelsea manager ended amid on-pitch turmoil and bitter off-pitch recrimination, Jose ...

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Wenger rues costly Cazorla absence  

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Arsene Wenger bemoaned the absence of Santi Cazorla after Arsenal were held to a drab goalless draw by struggling Middlesbrough.
Cazorla ...

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Mourinho set to discover fate for sending-off 

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could discover later Tuesday if he has been given a touchline ban after he was ...

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Nadal ready to die to win another Grand Slam 

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Former world number one Rafael Nadal told The Times on Saturday he is so determined to add to his 14 ...

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Cook hints he's nearing end as England captain  

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Alastair Cook has indicated the upcoming Test series against India could be his last as England captain.
But the 31-year-old ...

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Britain has no Brexit plan, leaked memo claims 

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The British government has no overarching plan for Brexit and may take another six months to agree a negotiating strategy, ...

0 Comments

Jennings and Dawson called up by England 

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The uncapped Test pair of opening batsman Keaton Jennings and all-rounder Liam Dawson will join England for the remainder of ...

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Support for economic system 'under threat': BoE governor 

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Monday warned the public was losing faith in the current economic system, urging ...

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Conte wants Chelsea to underline title credentials  

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Antonio Conte has called on Chelsea to underline their status as favourites for the Premier League title with an dominant ...

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Chelsea could face multi-million pound claim  

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English Premier League giants Chelsea could face a multi-million pound law suit for damages over sex abuse perpetrated by a ...

0 Comments

Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori to join Middlesex 

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 Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is to join the coaching staff at Middlesex in 2017, the English county champions ...

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Conte revels in Chelsea's Christmas cheer  

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Antonio Conte's first few months as Chelsea manager could hardly have gone any better as his side head into the ...

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Ozil and Arsenal look to bounce back after mini-slump 

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Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal have no margin for error when they attempt to revive their Premier League title challenge against ...

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Conte, Guardiola brace for Boxing Day baptisms 

By AFP, London


Chelsea's Antonio Conte and his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola are among the Premier League managers who will sample England's ...

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Guardiola can see end of career approaching 

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Coaching great Pep Guardiola hinted to NBC his present post as Manchester City manager may be his last, saying he ...

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Theresa May puts Britain on course for 'hard' Brexit 

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Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit blueprint on Tuesday, announcing for the first time that Britain will leave Europe's ...

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Yaya Toure rejects huge China offers  

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has rejected offers from Chinese Super League clubs that would have paid the Ivorian around ...

0 Comments

West Ham sign striker Robert Snodgrass for $13 million 

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West Ham has made forward Robert Snodgrass its second signing of the January transfer window.
The 29-year-old Scot joined for 10.2 ...

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One million sign petition to cancel Trump's UK state visit 

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A petition demanding Britain cancel a planned state visit by US President Donald Trump passed one million signatures on Monday, ...

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Arsenal need focus, says Cech after Watford loss 

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Arsenal's Petr Cech said Tuesday's shock loss to Watford was a "huge setback" to the Gunners ahead of their meeting ...

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Jesus fires Man City, Jakupovic foils Man Utd 

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Gabriel Jesus opened his Manchester City account in a 4-0 stroll at West Ham United on Wednesday that sent his ...

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Chelsea can only lose title now, says Guardiola 

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Pep Guardiola claimed Premier League leaders Chelsea have nothing to fear from Manchester City despite his side's 4-0 demolition of ...

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Spurs won't give up on Chelsea chase, says Pochettino 

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Mauricio Pochettino is refusing to give up on Tottenham's Premier League title challenge after a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough left ...

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Cook quits as England Test captain 

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Alastair Cook resigned as England Test captain after a record 59 matches in the role, saying Monday it was "a ...

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Cook to bat on despite quitting captaincy 

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It's not an obituary, I still will be around," Alastair Cook said on Tuesday as he vowed to continue his ...

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Wenger and Klopp in search of lost flow 

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp have their backs to the wall as their teams go in ...

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McCullum rejoins Middlesex for T20 Blast 

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Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will link up with Middlesex again for this year's T20 Blast, the English county ...

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Britain and Ireland step in to end Northern Ireland stalemate 

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Britain and Ireland said Sunday they would dispatch envoys to help resolve a stalemate in Northern Ireland after elections in ...

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May to address MPs after Brexit bill approved 

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a major statement to parliament on Tuesday, just hours after MPs enabled her ...

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India's Kohli, Pakistan's Misbah and Younis, get Wisden honours 

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India captain Virat Kohli has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2017 edition of the ...

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Twenty20 debate overshadows start to county campaign  

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Only in England, perhaps, could a competition that's still at least three years away provoke so much passionate debate.
Yet that ...

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Wenger faces new quit calls after Palace loss 

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Arsene Wenger faces renewed calls to resign after Arsenal's miserable season spiralled out of control with furious fans turning on ...

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Klopp feared for Dortmund stars after bomb blast  

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he feared for his former Borussia Dortmund players' safety after the bomb attack on their ...

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West Ham hit by Antonio injury blow  

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West Ham winger Michail Antonio will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious hamstring injury.
Antonio was ...

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Mourinho summons strength for Chelsea ambush 

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho must rally a fatigued and foundering team this weekend as he rekindles an increasingly thorny ...

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Ton up for Chanderpaul, Cook hits fifty on county return  

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West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul proved age is no barrier to batting success as the 42-year-old made a painstaking 182 ...

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Young tells United to aim high, Liverpool on Euro hunt 

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Ashley Young has challenged Manchester United to storm to the finish line in the race to make the Premier League's ...

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Joshua to play it cool in Klitschko super-fight  

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Britain's Anthony Joshua says he is prepared to play the waiting game in his world heavyweight super-fight against veteran Ukrainian ...

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Worcestershire sign Aussie off-spinner Lyon  

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Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has signed for Worcestershire for the duration of the Champions Trophy, the English county side confirmed ...

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Vodafone dials up 6.3-bn-euro annual net loss 

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British mobile phone giant Vodafone logged Tuesday an annual net loss of 6.3 billion euros ($6.9 billion) after slashing the ...

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British inflation jumps to 2.7 percent in April 

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British inflation hit a 3.5-year high of 2.7 percent in April, official data showed Tuesday, owing mainly to higher airfares, ...

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Britain sees record visitor numbers on Brexit-hit pound 

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Britain welcomed a record number of foreign visitors last year as the Brexit-hit pound boosted their purchasing power, official data ...

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Abbott strikes again before Hampshire collapse 

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South Africa's Kyle Abbott again showed what his compatriots will miss while they are in England by taking five wickets ...

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Gulf in living standards at heart of UK election battle 

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Although Britain's economic growth is ticking along in the run-up to the general election, flat wages and the government's austerity ...

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British Airways returns to normal schedule after IT crash 

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British Airways said it was resuming normal service on Tuesday but many customers are still without their luggage after three ...

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United ranked as Europe's most valuable club  

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Manchester United have been rated as Europe's most valuable club by a new report into the financial muscle of the ...

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England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues in Trophy opener 

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Spectators have long been advised to get to sporting events early and they could miss the key part of Thursday's ...

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Strauss says more England gain than pain in IPL  

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Andrew Strauss believes letting England stars such as Ben Stokes play in the Indian Premier League is worth any potential ...

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Smith urges Australia to step on the gas 

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Steve Smith admits Australia have no margin for error as they look to kick start their Champions Trophy campaign against ...

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Britain falls silent to honour London terror victims ahead of vote 

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Britain will hold a minute's silence for the victims of the London terror attack on Tuesday, just two days before ...

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Australia will be ready for England showdown - Smith 

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Steve Smith insists Australia's batsmen will be ready for their do or die Champions Trophy showdown with England despite their ...

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Kohli urges India to build on Pakistan rout 

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Virat Kohli has urged India to produce a repeat of their Pakistan demolition when they face Sri Lanka in the ...

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Kohli ready for India's crunch clash 

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Virat Kohli says India will thrive under pressure in their make or break Champions Trophy clash with South Africa on ...

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Cabinet meeting provides first post-election test for embattled UK PM 

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British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to hold her first cabinet meeting on Saturday in an early test of ...

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Man Utd agree to sign Swedish defender Lindelof  

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Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Swedish international centre-back Victor Lindelof from Benfica for 35 million euros, the ...

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Injured Sharapova out of Wimbledon 

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Maria Sharapova withdrew from Wimbledon on Saturday after failing to recover from a thigh injury, dealing another blow to the ...

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Kohli`s brutal honesty brings India together  

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Virat Kohli says India's Champions Trophy demolition of South Africa was fuelled by his refusal to spare his players from ...

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World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title 

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The game that always 'stops two nations' comes again to a third when title-holders India face Pakistan in the Champions ...

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Pakistan`s Hasan living Champions Trophy `dream` 

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Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali hopes the Champions Trophy final with arch-rivals India will see him continue to live the dream ...

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Arthur eager for World XI visit to Pakistan after Champions Trophy triumph 

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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said he hoped a proposed World XI visit to the country later this year went ahead ...

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Sammy fears for West Indies fortunes as T20 comes first  

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Former captain Darren Sammy has warned that leading players will continue to favour plying their trade in Twenty20 tournaments around ...

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Du Plessis hopes Global League can halt South Africa talent exodus  

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Faf du Plessis is optimistic the creation of a new Twenty20 Global League in South Africa will help prevent the ...

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ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups  

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The Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of staging the World Twenty20 every two years, according to International Cricket ...

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Thompson in dreamland after stunning Murray 

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Jordan Thompson savoured the best moment of his life as the Australian underdog handed world number one Andy Murray a ...

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Flintoff to tread the boards in musical 

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England cricketing great Andrew Flintoff is to try his hand at a different type of live performance -- starring in ...

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England recall Ballance for South Africa opener  

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Batsman Gary Ballance has been given a chance to revive his England Test career after being named in the squad ...

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Chelsea sign Welsh teenage star Ampadu  

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Highly-rated 16-year-old Welsh defender Ethan Ampadu has secured a dream move to Premier League champions Chelsea from Exeter, the English ...

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Murray fit for Wimbledon title defence 

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Andy Murray insisted he is fit enough to start the defence of his Wimbledon title on Monday despite his recent ...

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Murray, Nadal aim to bury Wimbledon doubts 

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Defending champion Andy Murray and fellow two-time winner Rafael Nadal take centre stage on the first day of Wimbledon on ...

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Former Chelsea icon Terry signs for Aston Villa 

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Former long-serving Chelsea captain John Terry signed a one-year contract on a free transfer for second tier side Aston Villa ...

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Broad backs new skipper Root to go to 'next level'  

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England fast bowler Stuart Broad believes captaincy will take star batsman Joe Root's game to the "next level".
Root was named ...

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Venus in tears, Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls 

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Venus Williams wept at Wimbledon over the "devastation" of a fatal road accident for which she is facing legal action ...

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England defender Keane joins Everton 

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Everton have signed promising Burnley defender Michael Keane on a five-year deal which could reach a club record o30 million ...

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Philander treble leaves England reeling 

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Vernon Philander continued his love affair with Lord's by taking three wickets as England struggled in Thursday's opening session of ...

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England 48-0 against South Africa in 1st Test 

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England were 48 without loss in their second innings, a lead of 145 runs, at tea on the third day ...

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Wimbledon heavyweights braced for 'Manic Monday 

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For the first time since 2011, the top four men's seeds have reached the Wimbledon last-16 with Andy Murray, Novak ...

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Gunn on target as England beat Australia in WWC  

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Jenny Gunn held her nerve at the finish as England inflicted reigning champions Australia's first defeat of the Women's World ...

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Rabada ban a 'big loss' for Test cricket, says Elgar 

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South Africa stand-in skipper Dean Elgar has said Kagiso Rabada's ban from the second match of the England series is ...

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Venus rising as Konta eyes Halep revenge 

By AFP, London


Venus Williams is ready to roll back the years as the American star eyes a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals, ...

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England, Australia, South Africa into WWC semi-finals  

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England, Australia and South Africa booked their places in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup with a game to ...

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England, Australia, South Africa into WWC semi-finals  

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England, Australia and South Africa booked their places in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup with a game to ...

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Federer on verge of Wimbledon immortality 

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Five years after his last Wimbledon triumph, Roger Federer can capture a record eighth All England Club title Sunday and ...

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Eubank passes Abraham test to retain title  

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Chris Eubank Junior defended his International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world super-middleweight title with a unanimous points decision win over Arthur ...

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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title  

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Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over ...

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Play until I`m 40 : Federer eyes new era of supremacy  

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Buoyed by his record-setting eighth Wimbledon title, Roger Federer warned rivals Monday that he could play until he's 40, spearheading ...

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Pietersen eyes South Africa international return  

By AFP, London


Kevin Pietersen said Wednesday he has not ruled out resurrecting his international career with his native South Africa even though ...

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History awaits for India in Women's World Cup final  

By AFP, London


India have the chance to alter the course of cricket history when they face hosts England in the Women's World ...

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