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Euro 2020 roundup: Kanté injured in warm-up as France sink Iceland

• N’Golo Kanté was due to start but picked up injury in warm-up• France and Turkey top of Group H; Portugal and Ukraine winOlivier Giroud scored the only goal from the penalty spot as world France claimed a 1-0 victory in their crunch Euro 2020 qualifi…

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‘No regrets’ for professional gamer banned over Hong Kong support

Chung ‘blitzchung’ Ng Wai was expelled from Hearthstone eventOrganizers announce one-year suspension and pull prize moneyChinese holding company Tencent owns stake in maker BlizzardA top professional gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an intern…

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Champions League roundup: Icardi wins it for PSG, Higuaín on target for Juventus

• PSG steal win in Turkey, Ronaldo strikes against Leverkusen• João Félix scores first goal in Europe for Atlético MadridMauro Icardi scored his first goal for Paris St-Germain as they beat Galatasaray 1-0 away to take control of Champions League Group…

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Champions League roundup: Icardi wins it for PSG, Higuaín on target for Juventus

• PSG steal win in Turkey, Ronaldo strikes against Leverkusen• João Félix scores first goal in Europe for Atlético MadridMauro Icardi scored his first goal for Paris St-Germain as they beat Galatasaray 1-0 away to take control of Champions League Group…

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Barcelona’s return to winning ways marred by Lionel Messi injury worry

• Barcelona 2-1 Villarreal• Messi replaced at half-time as a precaution, coach saysBarcelona bounced back from Saturday’s shock defeat to Granada with a 2-1 home win over Villarreal to move up to fourth in the La Liga table, but their night was marred …

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European roundup: RB Leipzig stay top after draw with Bayern Munich

• Emil Forsberg earns Leipzig point against champions• Juventus held to 0-0 draw by Fiorentina in Serie ARB Leipzig came from a goal down to snatch a 1-1 draw against champions Bayern Munich on Saturday to remain top of the Bundesliga, a point ahead of…

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Australia fume after Fiba Basketball World Cup double-overtime defeat to Spain

Spain reach final with 95-88 win over Australia in BeijingAndrew Bogut delivers foul-mouthed tirade against FibaArgentina advance to Sunday’s final with win over FranceAndrew Bogut will likely be investigated for a foul-mouthed post-game spray while Bo…

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Serena Williams blows away Wang Qiang to move into US Open semi-finals

No 8 seed takes just 44 minutes in 6-1, 6-0 winVictory is American’s 100th win at Flushing MeadowsSerena Williams claimed her 100th win at the US Open in style, dismantling her quarter-final opponent Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-0 in a blistering 44-minute perfor…

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Nick Kyrgios accuses ATP of being corrupt after US Open win

Australian responds to question about recent fineControversial 28th seed facing suspension by ATPNick Kyrgios has accused the ATP of being corrupt in the aftermath of his US Open first-round win over American Steve Johnson at Flushing Meadows.The tenni…

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Nick Kyrgios accuses ATP of being corrupt after US Open win

Australian responds to question about recent fineControversial 28th seed facing suspension by ATPNick Kyrgios has accused the ATP of being corrupt in the aftermath of his US Open first-round win over American Steve Johnson at Flushing Meadows.The tenni…

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European roundup: Rennes shock PSG, Trippier impresses for Atlético

Niang and Del Castillo score in Rennes comeback winTrippier sets up winner in opening day victoryParis Saint-Germain suffered an early first defeat of the new Ligue 1 campaign after Rennes came from behind to win 2-1 at Roazhon Park.Edinson Cavani had …

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Antonio Brown loses grievance after reported threat to quit NFL over helmet

Raiders wide receiver wanted to use helmet banned by league31-year-old says he now wants to concentrate on playingOakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has lost his grievance with the NFL over his use of an old helmet that is no longer certified as sa…

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Donald Trump: ‘I’d love to see Colin Kaepernick come in, if he’s good enough’

Trump says Kaepernick should be employed by NFL teamVeteran quarterback ready to compete to play, source saysFree-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be employed by an NFL team, US president Donald Trump told reporters outside of the White House …

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Houston Astros acquire Zack Greinke in stunning deadline pitching grab

Astros eclipse Yankees as AL favorites with stunning tradeNL-leading Dodgers add infield depth with Jedd Gyorko dealNationals reshape bullpen, adding three relievers at deadlineZack Greinke held the New York Yankees to two runs on two hits over five in…

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Emery says Arsenal and Koscielny ‘need to speak’ as Martinelli scores on debut

We’re playing with the spirit to create a new way, says managerMartinelli, Saka and Olayinka score in win over Colorado RapidsThe Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has said he is awaiting a decision on Laurent Koscielny after the captain refused to travel w…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal’s Sadio Mané scores two after missing penalty

Group C: Kenya 0-3 Senegal, Tanzania 0-3 AlgeriaGroup D: South Africa 0-1 Morocco, Namibia 1-4 Ivory CoastSadio Mané scored twice after missing a penalty as Senegal reached the last 16 at the Africans Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over Kenya.The Liverp…

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Kyle Edmund battles back from set down to beat Dan Evans at Eastbourne

• British No 1 wins 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in quarter-final encounter• Angelique Kerber reaches semi-finals by beating Simona HalepKyle Edmund progressed to the semi-finals of the Nature Valley International after battling back to win his all-British encounter …

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Australia considers joint bid with Indonesia to host 2034 World Cup

FFA confirms it has held talks with Asian nationAustralia is bidding to host 2023 Women’s World CupAustralia and Indonesia are exploring the possibility of a joint bid to host the 2034 World Cup after officials from FFA and their Indonesian counterpart…

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Tom Dumoulin to miss Tour de France after failing to recover from knee injury

• Team Sunweb rider abandoned Giro d’Italia with injury in May• Chris Froome released from hospital after Critérium crashTom Dumoulin will miss next month’s Tour de France over concerns that he might not be in the best shape to compete following a knee…

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Australia training halted at Oval after net bowler taken to hospital

• Shot by Australia’s David Warner hits net bowler on head• ICC spokesman said bowler was ‘conscious when he left’ OvalThe Australia captain, Aaron Finch, said David Warner was “shaken up” after his drive hit a net bowler in the head as they prepared f…