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Nervy times for England as Ben Stokes faces scan on injured right calf

Ben Stokes will have an MRI scan on Tuesday to determine the extent of the right calf injury which cast a shadow over England's push for a series-levelling victory at Old Trafford.

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Manchester derby in China cancelled

Manchester United and Manchester City's eagerly-anticipated friendly in China has been called off due to an unplayable and unsafe pitch at the Bird's Nest.

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Three Russian swimmers banned from Rio Olympics by FINA

Swimming's world governing body FINA has banned three Russian swimmers from going to the Rio Games, with four more being withdrawn from the team by the Russian Olympic Committee.

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Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time

Chris Froome refused to set limits on his Tour de France ambitions on Monday as he reflected on a surreal victory and the moment he ran up Mont Ventoux and left his team-mates laughing all the way to Paris.

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England make further gains to close in on series-levelling victory

England need only five more wickets in four sessions at Old Trafford to complete a wide-margin series-levelling victory over Pakistan.

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Rugby Football Union agree eight-year partnership with Premiership Rugby Limited

England's aim of becoming the dominant force in the global game has been strengthened by a new agreement signed by the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby Limited.

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Four-year driving ban for alcoholic Ray Wilkins

Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins has told a court he is an alcoholic who has no choice but to stay away from booze or face ruining his life, as he was given a four-year ban for drink-driving.

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Three Lions boss Sam Allardyce roars 'bring it on' as he starts new England job

Sam Allardyce has no doubt he is tough enough to deal with the challenges of the England manager's job and declared: "Bring it on."

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Greg Rutherford blasts 'spineless' IOC over refusal to ban Russia from Olympics

Britain's world and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has labelled the International Olympic Committee's decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russian competitors at the Rio Games as "spineless".

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Formula One title fight will go the distance - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff

Lewis Hamilton's championship battle with Nico Rosberg will go to the wire, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has predicted, despite the British driver taking charge of the title race for the first time this season following his win in Hungary.

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Hard work pays off for Johanna Konta with title win

Johanna Konta felt all her hard work paid off after she claimed her first career WTA Tour title with victory over Venus Williams at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.

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Paula Radcliffe: IOC decision is a sad day for clean sport

Paula Radcliffe has declared the International Olympic Committee's refusal to implement a blanket ban on Russia from the Rio Games as a "sad day for clean sport".

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Australian Olympic Committee says athletes' village in Rio 'not safe or ready'

Australia's team bosses have refused to move staff or athletes into the Olympic Village in Rio after claiming the buildings are dangerous and uninhabitable.

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Chris Froome joins elite with third Tour de France win

Chris Froome crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Team Sky team-mates as he joined the elite club of three-time Tour de France winners on Sunday.

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Anti-doping bodies oppose IOC decision not to ban Russia from Rio

The world's anti-doping bodies are united in their opposition to the International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban Russia from the Rio Games.

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Johanna Konta to face Venus Williams in first WTA final of her career

Johanna Konta advanced to the first WTA final of her career with a straight-sets victory over Dominika Cibulkova at the Bank of the West Classic.

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Mo Farah prepared for strong challenge from Kenya rivals at Rio Olympics

Mo Farah is ready to repel an onslaught from an "army" of Kenyan rivals at the Rio Olympics as Great Britain's leading medal hopes ensured they would go into the Games on a high.

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Chris Froome set to become three-time Tour de France winner

Britain's Chris Froome is set to become a three-time Tour de France winner when the "roller-coaster" of a race ends in Paris on Sunday.

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Chloe Hosking claims La Course title in Paris

Chloe Hosking comfortably won La Course by Le Tour in a sprint finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill plays down Olympic heptathlon favourite tag

Jessica Ennis-Hill on Saturday attempted to play down the favourite tag bestowed upon her by rivals for Olympic heptathlon gold including fellow Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

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