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British Grand Prix: F1 – live!

Lap-by lap updates from Silverstone‘It’s pretty epic’: Webber on the Hamilton-Vettel rivalryDrop Ben an email | Tweet @benfisherj 1.48pm BST Another slice of history at Silverstone today, with only one home hero racing round the circuit for the first …

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo to join Juventus for £88m?

Today’s fluff is still in a state of shockSent packing from Russia far too early for his liking, Cristiano Ronaldo needs a juicy new challenge to sink his glistening pearls into, something to make him want to get out of bed in the morning. And if a wha…

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Matt Le Tissier: ‘VAR will make defenders be defenders, not wrestlers’

As the World Cup’s penalty count goes through the roof, Matt Le Tissier, who scored 48 out of 49 career penalties, says he believes VAR will lead to a cleaner, better gameMatt Le Tissier is only joking when he says he is mulling over a playing return b…

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Novak Djokovic v John Millman, Andy Murray returns: Queens 2018 – live!

Former World No 1 returns from hip injury at Queen’sMurray aiming to test match mettle against KyrgiosAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him to get in touch 1.14pm BST Muzza is back, and so is Djokovic, presumably no longer narky, instead fresh after …

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Novak Djokovic v John Millman, Andy Murray returns: Queens 2018 – live!

Former World No 1 returns from hip injury at Queen’sMurray aiming to test match mettle against KyrgiosAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him to get in touch 1.14pm BST Muzza is back, and so is Djokovic, presumably no longer narky, instead fresh after …

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Football transfer rumours: Willian a £60m target for Manchester United?

Today’s fluff is thinking outside the boxWith rumours over Gareth Southgate’s team selection and tactics already long put to bed, there is sufficient time to run rogue with transfer tittle tattle for a while longer yet. Top of the bill is Manchester Un…

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South Africa v England: second Test – live!

Keep up with all the action in BloemfonteinAustralia 21-26 Ireland: Sexton boot levels seriesFeel free to email Ben or tweet: @benfisherj 4.46pm BST 32 min: Farrell insists England “are trying to play rugby” before whacking the ball downfield with a sw…

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Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to sign Mario Götze and David Luiz?

Today’s fluff is still getting its bearings Not content with falling head over heels for Aleksandr Golovin or another of the likely breakout stars of this summer’s World Cup in Russia, Arsenal are intent on landing a former hero – no, not Siphiwe Tshab…

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Canadian Grand Prix: F1 – live!

All the latest from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, starting at 7.10pm GMTVettel storms to Canadian F1 GP pole with Lewis Hamilton fourthEmail Ben | or tweet @benfisherj 6.57pm BST Martin Brundle has just done a marvellous gridwalk; he just bumped into …

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French Open 2018 day eight: Zverev, Thiem and Djokovic in action – live!

Updates from the middle Sunday at Roland GarrosSharapova blows Pliskova away to put down markerAnd feel free to email or tweet Ben to get in touch 10.46am BST Another stonking day of tennis is already under way in Paris, where a couple of heavyweights …

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French Open 2018: Fabio Fognini v Kyle Edmund – live!

Updates from the third-round match at Roland GarrosSerena Williams shines even as she strugglesAnd feel free to email or tweet Ben to get in touch 10.55am BST First set: Fognini 5-3 Edmund* (*denotes server): A brilliant replay-worthy backhand by Fogni…

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Paul Tisdale leaves Exeter City after 12 years in charge

• Tisdale departs after 4,358 days in charge at Devon club• Morecambe’s Jim Bentley becomes longest-serving managerPaul Tisdale has relinquished his status as the longest-serving manager in the country after leaving Exeter City after almost 12 years in…

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Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic: Italian Open semi-final – live!

Game-by-game updates as old rivals meet again in RomeNadal recovers to see off Fognini | Sign up for The RecapEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 2.33pm BST First set: Nadal 2-2 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Djokovic’s looping forehand pla…

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Norwich’s James Maddison: ‘I like having pressure on my shoulders’

Norwich have failed to reach the Premier League but James Maddison has caught the eye and it would be no surprise if the midfielder started next season at a top-flight clubJames Maddison has a habit of producing the spectacular, so it is no surprise he…

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Burton put reality check on hold in bid for Championship miracle | Ben Fisher

Nigel Clough’s side looked down and out but three wins have put them within sight of survival in a league where the odds are stacked firmly against themIt was last month, two days after a 5-0 humbling by Hull on home turf that left Burton marooned at t…

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Football transfer rumours: Max Meyer set for Liverpool? Butland to Wolves?

Today’s fluff is just getting startedThe precursor to any proper transfer is a good strop, right? Max Meyer has got the wheels in motion, kicking up a fuss about the Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel, to the point where he has been banished fr…

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‘I feel so blessed’: Mo Eisa on his journey from Sudan to the Football League

The striker is thriving at Cheltenham after leaving Sudan and the parallel rise of his brother Abo at Shrewsbury was highlighted when both scored in the same minute last SaturdayOn the edge of the Cotswolds there is another Mohamed making waves in red …

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Chris Powell: ‘I ended up in Sainsbury’s with luminous shorts and tights on’

Southend’s manager is running the London Marathon on Sunday for charity and training has not gone without hiccupsFor Chris Powell the countdown to running Sunday’s London Marathon began while watching the last one. Alongside his children, Morgan and Ch…

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Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon: it is ‘crazy’ to be bracketed with Kane and Rashford

• Teenager is in the running for PFA young player of the year award• Sessegnon ‘dreaming’ of playing in Premier League with FulhamRyan Sessegnon has said it feels “crazy” to be bracketed with Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford but he is determined to join …

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Champions League semi-final draw: Liverpool land Roma – live!

It’s Bayern Munich v Real Madrid in other semiFootball Weekly looks back at the Champions League dramaAnd email Ben or tweet @benfisherj to get in touch 12.26pm BST First legs, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 AprilBayern Munich v Real MadridLiverpool v Rom…