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NBA star Stephen Curry to play at Tour event

Basketball star Stephen Curry has accepted a sponsor’s invite to compete in the Ellie Mae Classic on the Tour.

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England seamer Jake Ball sent for scan on knee problem

England seamer Jake Ball is awaiting the outcome of a scan on his right knee.

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Warrington’s Kurt Gidley to retire at the end of the season

Warrington’s former Australia international Kurt Gidley has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

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England’s previous penalty shoot-out defeats

There are few things more certain in life than England losing a penalty shoot-out to Germany… or indeed any other nation.

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FA boss admits proposed Thailand game was ‘form of bribery’ in 2018 bidding race

Former FA chairman Geoff Thompson told FIFA ethics investigators that a plan for England to play a friendly in Thailand in order to secure a vote in the bidding race for the 2018 World Cup was “a form of bribery”.

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Garcia report: England World Cup bid team broke rules when courting Jack Warner

The England 2018 World Cup bid team was found to have “accommodated or at least attempted to satisfy the improper request” of FIFA executive committee members, including former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, by the Garcia report.

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England youngsters can feel proud of Euros showing, says Ward-Prowse

England Under-21 skipper James Ward-Prowse insists the Young Lions will learn from their agonising Euro 2017 penalty defeat to Germany.

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Wilfried Bony wants to stay at Manchester City

Wilfried Bony believes he could still have a future at Manchester City.

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Lyon president backs Alexandre Lacazette to stay with club this summer

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is confident reported Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette will not leave the Ligue 1 club this summer.

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Anthony Martial suggests rumours of Manchester United exit are false

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial appears to have dismissed claims he wants to leave Old Trafford.

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‘No need to worry’ about Ronaldo future, says Real Madrid chief Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists he remains relaxed about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid future.

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Gomis seals Swansea exit as he completes Galatasaray switch

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has completed his move to Galatasaray, the Premier League club have announced.

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Laura Robson suffers first-round exit at the Aegon Southsea Trophy

Laura Robson will go into Wimbledon with just one win on grass behind her after losing to Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round of the Aegon Southsea Trophy.

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Sunderland’s Fabio Borini poised for return to Italy with move to AC Milan

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is to undergo a medical at AC Milan on Thursday as he looks to complete a move back to Serie A.

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Novak Djokovic feels pressure ease ahead of Wimbledon title tilt

Novak Djokovic feels “liberated” by the reduced expectations surrounding his prospects for Wimbledon.

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Former European hurdles champion Rhys Williams retires

Former European 400metres hurdles champion Rhys Williams has announced his retirement from athletics.

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Scott Parker announces his retirement

Former England international Scott Parker has announced his retirement from football.

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Michelle Payne stood down after positive test for banned substance

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been stood down from riding after she tested positive for a banned substance at a meeting at Swan Hill racecourse on June 11.

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England Under-21s crash out of Euro 2017 to Germany on penalties

England Under-21s suffered more penalty semi-final heartbreak against Germany after Nathan Redmond’s miss sent them out of Euro 2017.

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Jordan Rankin keen to make an impact during Huddersfield spell

Huddersfield’s latest signing Jordan Rankin reckons Super League has yet to see the best of him and he is hoping to prove it over the next few years.

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