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Adam Smith signs new four-year deal at Bournemouth

Adam Smith has signed a new four-year contract to commit to Bournemouth until 2021.

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Sky Sports hails England stars after record audience for women’s cricket

Sky Sports hails England stars after record audience for women’s cricket

Sky Sports’ head of cricket Bryan Henderson has tipped England’s Women’s World Cup winners to become “household names” after their victory over India on Sunday was seen by a record television audience.

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Chelsea send Kenedy home from pre-season tour after Instagram posts cause anger

Chelsea send Kenedy home from pre-season tour after Instagram posts cause anger

Chelsea have sent defender Kenedy home from their pre-season tour following the outrage caused in China by his social media posts, Press Association Sport understands.

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Jamie Hopcutt enjoying European adventure with Ostersund

From warming the bench at Whitby Town to starring in sofa shops in sub-Arctic Sweden, Jamie Hopcutt’s rise to unlikely European football prominence is one that threatens to leave even that of his idol Jamie Vardy in the shade.

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Andy Murray’s chances of playing in US Open look better than Novak Djokovic’s

Andy Murray’s chances of playing in US Open look better than Novak Djokovic’s

Novak Djokovic is set to miss the US Open after one of his doctors indicated he will need six to 12 weeks to recover from an elbow injury.

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Real Madrid agree £161m deal for Monaco man Mbappe – Marca

Real Madrid agree £161m deal for Monaco man Mbappe – Marca

Real Madrid have agreed a £161million deal for teenage Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, according to the Spanish media.

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Former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O’Leary retires

Former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O’Leary has announced his retirement from professional rugby.

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Rutherford ruled out of World Championships by ankle injury

Rutherford ruled out of World Championships by ankle injury

Defending long jump champion Greg Rutherford has been ruled out of the World Championships in London with an ankle injury.

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Jurgen Klopp has options for Liverpool’s pre-season trip to Germany

Jurgen Klopp has options for Liverpool’s pre-season trip to Germany

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp finally has his full squad to work with after forwards Sadio Mane and Danny Ings joined team training together with returning midfielder Emre Can.

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Charlotte Dujardin to miss European Dressage Championships

Charlotte Dujardin to miss European Dressage Championships

Charlotte Dujardin will not feature for Great Britain in next month’s FEI European Dressage Championships.

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes: Reaction to defeat will show how good we are

Ben Stokes has called for England to “right the wrongs” of Trent Bridge when they face South Africa in the third Test at The Oval.

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Castleford forward Larroyer accepts two-match ban for Duport tackle

Castleford forward Kevin Larroyer has accepted a two-match ban for his “squirrel-grip” tackle on fellow Frenchman Vincent Duport.

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Alvaro Morata makes Chelsea debut but Premier League champions lose to Bayern

Alvaro Morata helped set up a goal on his Chelsea debut but could not prevent a 3-2 friendly defeat against Bayern Munich in Singapore.

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Jordan Henderson happy with strength of Liverpool squad

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson insists the squad has enough quality even if manager Jurgen Klopp fails to make more signings before the start of the season.

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Celtic could be without two main strikers for Rosenborg fixture

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers could be without his two main strikers for the Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg on Wednesday night.

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Record breaking 50m heat for Adam Peaty after 100m gold swim

Adam Peaty won the 100 metres breaststroke at the World Championships on Monday night and returned on Tuesday morning to qualify fastest in a world record over 50m.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez is willing to take a pay cut in order to move to Manchester City, according to the Independent. Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris St Germain are also keen on the Chile frontman but his preference is to remain in the Premier League and join up with Pep Guardiola’s revolution at The Etihad and wants his future resolved in the August transfer window.

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Anya Shrubsole believes World Cup win will be watershed moment for game

Anya Shrubsole believes England’s dramatic Women’s World Cup triumph will prove to be a “watershed moment” for the sport.

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Open champion Jordan Spieth tipped to match Tiger feats

Four-time major winner Ernie Els believes new Open champion Jordan Spieth could emulate Tiger Woods and take his tally into double figures.

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Danny Willett admits he would consider surgery to solve back injury problems

A disconsolate Danny Willett would consider surgery to solve his ongoing injury problems after another disappointing performance in the Open Championship.

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