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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: Chelsea remain the team to beat

Jose Mourinho believes former club Chelsea remain Premier League favourites despite Antonio Conte struggling in some areas, the ongoing Diego Costa debacle and their chastening opening-weekend defeat.

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Eric Bailly, right, celebrates scoring with Romelu Lukaku (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester United hit four to sink sorry Swansea

Manchester United signalled their Premier League title intent by claiming another convincing 4-0 victory at Swansea.

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Liverpool have rejected an improved bid of £113m for Philippe Coutinho (Dave Howarth/PA)

Liverpool reject improved Barcelona bid for Coutinho

Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for wantaway playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

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Ryan Crotty was among the try scorers as New Zealand beat Australia (Rick Rycroft/AP)

New Zealand win opener despite Australia fightback

A second-half rally was not enough for Australia as they lost the opening Rugby Championship clash to New Zealand.

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Antonio Conte will not accept any excuses from his Chelsea players (Adam Davy/PA)

Antonio Conte says no excuses for Chelsea players after poor start

Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea squad there can be no excuses and work is the solution to the current predicament.

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Cristie Kerr, left, and Lexi Thompson celebrate fourball success (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

United States complete clean sweep to dominate Solheim Cup

The United States completed a sweep of the afternoon fourball matches to move into a dominant position over Europe in the Solheim Cup after the opening day’s play in Des Moines.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson is not concerned about his Everton price tag (Nigel French/PA)

Gylfi Sigurdsson not worried about price tag ahead of Everton debut

Gylfi Sigurdsson insists his price tag is not something he will be thinking about as he starts life as an Everton player.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Diego Costa "is in the past" (Richard Sellers/Empics)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off Diego Costa ‘criminal’ claims

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has laughed off Diego Costa’s suggestion that he has been treated like “a criminal” and says the striker is in “the past”.

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Pep Guardiola played alongside Ronald Koeman at Barcelona (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Pep Guardiola won’t change tactics for Manchester City’s visit of Everton

Pep Guardiola has no intention of changing his tactics to throw rival boss Ronald Koeman when Manchester City host Everton on Monday.

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West Indies' Shai Hope is bowled by England's Toby Roland-Jones (David Davies/PA)

James Anderson stars as England dismantle West Indies’ top order

James Anderson blew away West Indies’ top order as England surged into position to press for a quickfire victory in the first Investec Test at Edgbaston.

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Gabriel leaves Arsenal for Valencia challenge (Adam Davy/PA)

Gabriel leaves Arsenal for Valencia challenge

Valencia have signed defender Gabriel from Arsenal on a five-year deal.

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England declared as soon as Alastair Cook's innings of 243 came to an end (Nick Potts/PA)

Alastair Cook’s 243 gives England complete control at Edgbaston

Alastair Cook’s chanceless Edgbaston vigil ended at last on 243 but still maintained England’s dominant position on a rain-shortened second day of the first Investec Test against West Indies.

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Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United are unlikely to sign a winger before the end of August (Niall Carson/PA)

Manchester United boss Mourinho ready to abandon plans to bring in wide player

Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United are now unlikely to sign the wide man he had hoped for this summer.

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West Brom have rejected an offer from Manchester City for defender Jonny Evans ( Nick Potts/PA )

Pulis confirms City bid for Evans rejected but adds every player has a price

Tony Pulis confirmed West Brom have rejected a bid from Manchester City for Jonny Evans.

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Dele Alli hopes to inspire Tottenham to victory over Chelsea (Victoria Jones/PA)

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli looks to repeat heroics against Chelsea

Dele Alli knows just how big an occasion Sunday’s Wembley meeting with Chelsea is for Tottenham as he looks to replicate his heroics from last season.

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Manchester City prospect Patrick Roberts expected to make Celtic loan return (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Manchester City prospect Patrick Roberts expected to make Celtic loan return

Patrick Roberts is edging towards a return to Celtic on a season-long loan, Press Association Sport understands.

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Mathew Pillans kept his nerve to bowl a superb final over to guide Leicestershire to a crucial win (Steve Paston/EMPICS Sport)

Quarter-final line-up secured after thrilling final day of T20 Blast

A thrilling final day in the group stages of the NatWest t20 Blast saw the quarter-final line-up decided as Derbyshire, Birmingham and Leicestershire all won to join Nottinghamshire as the North Group qualifiers.

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Davinson Sanchez has joined Tottenham from Ajax for a reported club-record £42 million (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Tottenham capture Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez for club-record fee

Tottenham’s long wait for a summer signing ended with the announcement of a move for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez subject to a medical and the granting of a work permit.

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Andy Murray could play at the US Open after being a doubt because of a hip injury (Joe Toth/PA)

Andy Murray heading to New York to step up US Open preparations

Andy Murray will travel to New York later on Friday to step up his US Open preparations.

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The British number one battled hard (John Minchillo/AP)

Johanna Konta falls to Simona Halep in quarter-finals in Cincinnati

Johanna Konta is out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after losing her quarter-final against second seed Simona Halep 6-4 7-6 (7/1) on Friday night.

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