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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…

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India’s government steps in after ICC asks MS Dhoni to remove army insignia

• Minister urges country’s cricket board to resolve issue• Dhoni wore insignia on his gloves in World Cup gameThe International Cricket Council has asked India’s MS Dhoni to remove an army insignia from his wicketkeeping gloves, prompting New Delhi to …

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Kylian Mbappé casts doubt on future at PSG after hinting at possible exit

• Striker talks of career ‘turning point’ and may leave French club• Toni Kroos agrees contract extension to 2023 with Real MadridKylian Mbappé surprised the Ligue 1 awards ceremony audience on Sunday night when hinting that his future may lie away fro…

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Italian Open: Johanna Konta beats Marketa Vondrousova in quarter-finals

• British No 1 beats Czech 6-3, 3-6, 6-1• Naomi Osaka pulls out of quarter-finals with injuryJohanna Konta booked her place in the semi-finals of the Italian Open with a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marketa Vondrousova on Friday.After her exp…

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Peter Trego helps Somerset set up One-Day Cup final against Hampshire

• Trego’s 73 helps Somerset to 115-run win over Nottinghamshire• Holders Hampshire beat Lancashire by four wicketsSomerset will face the holders Hampshire in the One-Day Cup final after convincing wins over Nottinghamshire and Lancashire in Sunday’s se…

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Israel Folau tight-lipped despite Rugby Australia’s threat of sack

Wallabies fullback keeps counsel on visit to RA HQ Contract set to be torn up over social media postsIsrael Folau has declined to address questions about his future despite Rugby Australia saying he would be sacked if he could not offer a good reason f…

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Chapecoense plane crash survivor dies after suffering heart attack on pitch

• Rafael Henzel fell ill after playing football with friends• Brazilian club says he was ‘a symbol of club’s reconstruction’A journalist who was one of the six survivors of the Chapecoense football team air crash has died after a heart attack. Related:…

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Euro 2020 qualifiers: France turn on the style but Portugal held to draw

• Pogba and Griezmann show class in 4-1 win defeat of Moldova• Ronaldo unable to inspire Portugal to win against UkraineFrance turned on the style in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier, winning 4-1 in Moldova. Goals from Antoine Griezmann, Raphaël Varan…

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Lionel Messi’s spectacular hat-trick prompts Betis fans to chant his name

Barcelona forward lauded by opposition supporters‘I can’t remember that happening before,’ he saysAfter Lionel Messi scored a wonderful third goal to complete his 51st career hat-trick, Real Betis supporters did what only true fans can do when in the p…

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Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick fires Juventus past Atlético and into last eight

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick as Juventus stormed back from a 2-0 first-leg deficit to defeat Atlético Madrid 3-0 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.The Portuguese is hoping to help lift a fourth successive European Cup while…

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Porto score VAR penalty in extra time to send Roma out of Champions League

Porto converted a penalty awarded after a VAR review three minutes from the end of extra time to beat Roma 3-1 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.Fernando went down as he tried to meet Maxi Pereira’s low shot across the face of the goal and …