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Lewis Hamilton unlikely to kneel for anthem but backs protest movement

Lewis Hamilton has launched a veiled attack on President Donald Trump on the eve of the United States Grand Prix – but says he has rowed back on plans to protest during the Star-Spangled Banner.

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Neymar enjoyed the basketball skills on display (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Neymar impressed by Kobe Bryant’s skills

Neymar might be the most expensive footballer in the world but he was still impressed by the skills of ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant.

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Mesut Ozil has been linked with a move to Manchester United (Tim Goode/PA)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has told his team-mates he will sign for Manchester United, according to the Mirror. The Germany international is out of contract at the end of the season and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has admitted they could end up selling him in January. The paper says he is confident he will move to Old Trafford.

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Fernando Alonso (Martin Rickett/PA)

Fernando Alonso staying with McLaren for 2018

Fernando Alonso will remain at McLaren next season after signing a new contract with the British team.

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Olivier Giroud (Darko Vojinovic/AP)

Olivier Giroud’s moment of magic gives Arsenal victory over Red Star Belgrade

Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner as a much-changed Arsenal side saw off 10-man Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League clash.

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Dr Richard Freeman has resigned from his role with British Cycling due to ill health (Tim Goode/PA)

Dr Richard Freeman leaves British Cycling due to ill health

Dr Richard Freeman has resigned from his role with British Cycling due to ill health.

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Tempers flared when Ashley Williams, centre, barged into Anthony Lopes (Peter Byrne/PA)

UEFA charges Everton following Europa League fracas which led club to ban fan

Everton have banned the fan who appeared to try to strike Lyon’s Anthony Lopes while holding a child, with UEFA also charging the club for the crowd trouble during Thursday’s Europa League tie.

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Dame Sarah Storey has given birth to her second child (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Dame Sarah Storey gives birth to second child

Fourteen-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey has given birth to her second child.

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Ashley Williams (Peter Byrne/PA)

More woe for Ronald Koeman as Everton are beaten once more

Everton boss Ronald Koeman was forced to endure more disappointment as Lyon consigned his side to an ill-tempered defeat and more Europa League misery.

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Tom Burgess caught the eye for England with two tries in a 74-12 win (Dave Howarth/PA)

England thrash Combined Affiliated States in 13-try World Cup warm-up rout

England gained a useful workout in the build-up to the World Cup, running in 13 tries in a 74-12 rout of a Combined Affiliated States team in Perth.

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has dismissed rumours of discontent over his training methods (Tim Goode/PA)

Chelsea boss Conte dismisses suggestions of player discontent over training

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has dismissed rumours of discontent over his training methods.

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Chelsea were quick to recall Alvaro Morata - will you follow suit? (Nigel French/PA)

Alvaro Morata and Sergio Aguero could be ready to help again in Fantasy Leagues

This is the week to buck the trend in Fantasy Premier League.

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Charlie Daniels, pictured, and Alfie Mawson have become the first English players to pledge at least one per cent of their wages to Juan Mata's Common Goal project (Steven Paston/PA)

Charlie Daniels and Alfie Mawson join Juan Mata’s Common Goal initiative

Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels and Swansea’s Alfie Mawson have become the first English players to pledge at least one per cent of their wages to Juan Mata’s Common Goal project.

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Cracksman is one of the stars on show in the Champion Stakes at Ascot (Tim Goode/PA)

John Gosden challenges Cracksman to become a true Champion at Ascot

John Gosden hopes the decision to sidestep a clash with stablemate Enable will pay dividends for Cracksman in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

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Roma have been charged by UEFA after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger (John Walton/PA)

Roma charged by UEFA over fans’ alleged racist chanting at Chelsea’s Rudiger

Roma have been charged by UEFA after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.

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Scott McTominay has signed a new and improved contract with Manchester United (Martin Rickett/PA)

Scott McTominay signs new Manchester United contract

Scott McTominay has signed a new and improved contract with Manchester United to stay at the club until at least 2021.

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Clippers forward Blake Griffin, centre, scored 29 points and recorded 12 rebounds (Mark J. Terrill/AP/PA)

Los Angeles Clippers keep debutant Lonzo Ball quiet to earn bragging rights

The Los Angeles Clippers won a dramatic derby match to dampen the hotly-anticipated debut of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.

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Olivier Giroud (Darko Vojinovic/AP)

Giroud earns Arsenal win while Lazio deny Nice

Olivier Giroud struck a late winner against Red Star Belgrade to preserve Arsenal’s unblemished start to their Europa League Group H campaign.

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Joe Root (left) and Michael Vaughan (John Walton/PA)

England’s players will need convincing they can win without Stokes, says Vaughan

Joe Root may have to “con” England into believing they win the Ashes without talisman Ben Stokes, according to Michael Vaughan.

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Theo Walcott has yet to give up on his dream of playing for England at a World Cup (Jon Buckle/Empics)

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott motivated by World Cup dream

Theo Walcott has yet to give up on his dream of playing for England at a World Cup as he first aims to break back into Arsenal’s Premier League side.

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