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Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel paralysed after training crash

Vogel has spoken publicly for first time after crash in JuneWorld champion wants to be “source of motivation” for othersGermany’s double Olympic and world track sprint cycling champion Kristina Vogel has announced she has been left paralysed following …

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Denmark’s bits-and-pieces side go down fighting in friendly with Slovakia

Denmark, fielding a severely weakened team containing players from the third tier of the national league and futsal players because of a pay dispute involving their top performers, were beaten 3-0 by Slovakia in a friendly at Trnava on Wednesday.Slovak…

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Vuelta a España: Alejandro Valverde takes stage eight to cut Rudy Molard’s lead

• Movistar rider pips Peter Sagan to take his second stage• Rudy Molard still has 37-second lead over ValverdeSpain’s Alejandro Valverde grabbed a second stage win of this year’s Vuelta a España by pipping Peter Sagan to the finish line in a thrilling …

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Vuelta a España: Alejandro Valverde takes stage eight to cut Rudy Molard’s lead

• Movistar rider pips Peter Sagan to take his second stage• Rudy Molard still has 37-second lead over ValverdeSpain’s Alejandro Valverde grabbed a second stage win of this year’s Vuelta a España by pipping Peter Sagan to the finish line in a thrilling …

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Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios remain on course for US Open meeting

Federer eases past Yoshihito Nishioka in openerKyrgios complains of fatigue in win over Radu AlbotRoger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while Nic…

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Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios remain on course for US Open meeting

Federer eases past Yoshihito Nishioka in openerKyrgios complains of fatigue in win over Radu AlbotRoger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while Nic…

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah reopens image rights row with Egyptian FA

• Forward and FA had been in dispute before World Cup • ‘It is not normal that my messages are ignored’Mohamed Salah has revived a dispute with Egypt’s football association and accused them of ignoring his complaints over image rights.The 26-year-old L…

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Celtic score early but held to draw by Suduva while Rangers beat Ufa

• Suduva 1-1 Celtic• Rangers 1-0 UfaCeltic moved a step closer to the Europa League group stage with a 1-1 draw against Suduva in the first leg of their play-off in Lithuania, although their defensive concerns continue.Olivier Ntcham got the Hoops off …

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Wallabies make four changes as they look to improve Bledisloe Cup set-piece

Scrum and lineout key focus for Wallabies in AucklandScott Sio back, Allan Alaalatoa replaces Sekope KepuProps Tom Robertson and Sekope Kepu have paid the price for Australia’s poorly performing scrum by being dropped to the bench for the second Bledis…

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Japan basketball players kicked out of Asian Games after night with women

Quartet went out in Jakarta following win over QatarDelegation chief issues apology to Japanese peopleFour players from Japan’s men’s basketball team have been sent home in disgrace from the Asian Games in Indonesia for spending the night with women in…

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‘For the survivors’: champion Simone Biles wears teal to highlight sexual abuse scandal

Gymnast wins fifth nationals title in own-designed outfitAmerican was among victims of Larry NassarOlympic champion Simone Biles won her fifth all-around title at the US gymnastics championships in Boston and used her outfit to make a statement for tho…

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Brazil’s Ronaldo leaves Ibiza hospital after suffering ‘heavy flu’

• Former Real Madrid striker was on holiday on Spanish island• Ronaldo posted message on social media insisting he was fineFormer Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo was discharged from an Ibiza hospital on Tuesday after suffering “heavy flu” while …

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Raheem Sterling is victim of racially-fuelled media agenda, claims Ian Wright

• Sterling targeted and criticised because of his background• ‘People want to keep that guy down,’ says WrightThe England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is the victim of a media agenda motivated by racism, according to Ian Wright.Sterling …

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Paul Pogba: ‘if you’re not happy, you cannot give your best’

Manchester United midfielder fears fine if he speaks his mindWorld Cup winner says it is a ‘dream come true’ being captainPaul Pogba has suggested that it is hard to play well if there are off-field issues and said he would get fined if he opened up ab…

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Keisuke Honda to coach Cambodia national team while playing in A-League

Honda signs two-year contract and won’t receive a salaryMelbourne Victory insist he won’t miss A-League matchesFormer Japan international Keisuke Honda has been named general manager of Cambodia’s national team just a week after signing for Melbourne V…

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Niki Lauda recovering from successful lung transplant in Vienna hospital

• Three-time F1 world champion cut short holiday for treatment• Mercedes’ non-executive chairman had a ‘severe lung disease’Niki Lauda is recovering from a lung transplant. Announcing the news in a statement on its website, Vienna general hospital said…

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Police accidentally use spray on peloton as farmers’ protest halts Tour de France

• Geraint Thomas and Peter Sagan among those affected • Race director neutralised race for 15 minutesTour de France race leader Geraint Thomas and world champion Peter Sagan were among the riders to be affected as a number needed medical treatment afte…

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Richie Porte out of Tour de France after crash on stage nine

Porte crashed after 10km of stage nineThe Australian rider was taken to hospital Australian Richie Porte has pulled out of the Tour de France after damaging his shoulder in a crash 10 kilometres into the ninth stage, a 156.5-km ride from Arras on Sund…

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Froome makes up some lost time as Sky miss out narrowly on third Tour stage

• Froome: ‘I think we can be pretty happy – it went much to plan’• Greg van Avermaet takes the overall leader’s yellow jerseyChris Froome made up some lost time although Team Sky narrowly missed out on victory in the third stage of the Tour de France, …

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Sweden manager Janne Andersson apologises for spying on South Korea

• Closed South Korea training session infiltrated by Sweden• South Korea players switch shirts to confuse snooperSweden have apologised for spying on South Korea at a pre-World Cup training camp.South Korea, who play Sweden on Monday, said they had res…