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Chris Froome could target further Grand Tour glory in 2016 at Vuelta a Espana

Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome could target further Grand Tour glory in 2016 in the Vuelta a Espana, Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has said.

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Gonzalo Higuain becomes third-most expensive signing after joining Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain has become the third-most expensive signing in football history after joining Juventus from Napoli.

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Wes Morgan urges Riyad Mahrez to focus on Leicester

Leicester captain Wes Morgan has told Riyad Mahrez to ignore the continued speculation over his future.

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McCoy hails 'remarkable' JT McNamara

Sir Tony McCoy has described JT McNamara as "a remarkable man" after the death was announced of the former leading amateur rider.

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Roy Hodgson's England squad had enough talent to win Euro 2016 - Greg Dyke

Roy Hodgson's England Euro 2016 squad had enough talent to win the whole tournament, Greg Dyke has said.

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Roger Federer to miss rest of season

Roger Federer will miss the rest of the season, including the Rio Olympics and US Open.

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Winter break has more prospects than Richard Scudamore can remember

Richard Scudamore has responded to Sam Allardyce's call for a winter break by revealing his belief it has "more prospects than I can remember".

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England prepare for third Test around expected key absence of injured Ben Stokes

England's plans for the third Investec Test at Edgbaston appear sure to include a contingency for the expected key absence of Ben Stokes.

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Brendan Rodgers unfazed by Celtic's defensive crisis ahead of Astana clash

Brendan Rodgers has played down his central defensive problems ahead of Celtic's Champions League third round qualifier against Astana on Wednesday night.

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Lyon rebuff Arsenal's offer of 35 million euros for Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal have had an offer of 35 million euros (£29.3million) for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette rejected by the French club.

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Danny Willett: Time to rediscover form that won Masters title

Danny Willett believes it is time to put his Masters triumph out of his mind and focus on making further additions to his trophy cabinet.

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Russia's Olympic hopes receive boost for judo and shooting ahead of Rio

Russia's Olympic hopes received a boost on Tuesday when the governing bodies for judo and shooting approved the eligibility of all of their athletes for the Rio Games.

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Argentina express concern over state of athletes' village in Rio

Argentina has become the latest delegation to express concern over the state of the athletes' village in Rio, indicating it will seek to house a number of its contingent of athletes and officials elsewhere.

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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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Kyle Edmund defeated in Rogers Cup opener

Davis Cup hero Kyle Edmund came crashing down to earth with defeat in the first round of the ATP Rogers Cup in Toronto.

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Doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova asks IOC to review her Rio ban

Russian 800 metres runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has asked the International Olympic Committee to review its decision to ban her from competing at the Rio Games.

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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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FINA bans three Russian swimmers as it makes stance in doping scandal

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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Alastair Cook hails England character after Pakistan defeat levels Test series

England may have to get by without Ben Stokes next week for the fourth time this Test match summer - but before then, they have a series-levelling win to celebrate.

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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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