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England Women reach semi-finals of U20 World Cup with Netherlands win

• England 2-1 Netherlands• England will play Germany or Japan in the semi-finalEngland have reached the semi-finals of the U20 Women’s World Cup for the first time after defeating Netherlands 2-1 in Vannes.Victoria Pelova put the Dutch ahead with a fin…

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Danny Cipriani charged with misconduct by RFU over Jersey assault

• Player pleaded guilty to common assault after arrest• ‘We have high standards we expect across game’ – RFUEngland fly-half Danny Cipriani has been charged by the Rugby Football Union with “conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game” after plead…

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Ben Stokes back for England v India in one of Root’s ‘most difficult decisions’

• All-rounder back for third match of series at Trent Bridge• Sam Curran makes way in team despite strong displaysBen Stokes has been recalled to the England team facing India in the third Test at Trent Bridge in place of Sam Curran, captain Joe Root c…

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Gus Poyet suspended by Bordeaux after he called owners ‘a disgrace’

• Former Brighton manager hit out at sale of Gaëtan Laborde• Bordeaux players refused to train in protestGus Poyet was suspended by Bordeaux on Friday following his rant against the club’s owners, with his players refusing to train in protest against t…

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‘He had his chance’: Elway says Broncos won’t consider Kaepernick for No 2 role

Broncos GM says team will not consider Kaepernick as backupElway: QB ‘had his chance’ in reference to aborted 2016 swapThe Denver Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway said on Thursday that Colin Ka…

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Carabao Cup second-round draw: Joey Barton’s Fleetwood to visit Leicester

• Brighton host Southampton in the only all-Premier League tie• Nottingham Forest v Newcastle, AFC Wimbledon v West HamJoey Barton will take Fleetwood to Leicester City in a mouthwatering Carabao Cup second-round tie for his League One side.The former …

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Serena learned half-sister’s killer was freed just before shock loss to Konta

Williams opens up about career-worst loss to Konta on 1 AugustKonta’s 6-1, 6-0 win marked heaviest defeat of Serena’s careerSerena Williams has addressed the extenuating circumstances around her shocking collapse against Johanna Konta at a tournament i…

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Luton Town chairman urges fans to stop chants in support of Tommy Robinson

• Section of Luton support chanted far-right activist’s name• Gary Sweet says Hatters’ trip to West Brom was ‘blemished’Luton Town’s chairman has called on the club’s fans to stop chants in support of Tommy Robinson, after a section of their support wa…

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Luton Town chairman urges fans to stop chants in support of Tommy Robinson

• Section of Luton support chanted far-right activist’s name• Gary Sweet says Hatters’ trip to West Brom was ‘blemished’Luton Town’s chairman has called on the club’s fans to stop chants in support of Tommy Robinson, after a section of their support wa…

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Bledisloe Cup classics, a Maradona unveiling and a Barry Chuckle tribute | Classic YouTube

Also featuring Stuart Broad and beans at Trent Bridge, a goose on the pitch and a Nick Kyrgios 115mph forehand winner1) It’s the first Bledisloe Cup match of 2018 between New Zealand and Australia so let’s begin with this utterly ridiculous Christian C…

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Diego Costa double helps Atlético beat Real Madrid 4-2 in Uefa Super Cup

• Benzema 27, Ramos 63pen; Costa 1 79, Saúl 98, Koke 104• Saúl Ñíguez scores brilliant volley in extra timeDiego Costa scored twice as Atlético Madrid came from behind to beat their city rivals Real 4-2 and win the Uefa Super Cup.Julen Lopetegui’s firs…

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Jalen Ramsey attacks ‘trash’ NFL QBs but admits Brady ‘doesn’t suck’

Cornerback unimpressed by Bills rookie Josh AllenJaguars All-Pro doubts Colin Kaepernick will return to NFLJalen Ramsey, a player famed for his trash talking, has given a length deconstruction of NFL quarterbacks, much of it uncomplimentary.The Jackson…

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Wayne Rooney saves DC United and sets up 96th-minute winner within seconds

• Match-saving tackle seven seconds before he set up winner• Goal came deep into injury-time for 3-2 win against OrlandoWayne Rooney’s eventful start to life at DC United continued with an astonishing passage of play in the 96th minute against Orlando …

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Guendouzi is one of Arsenal’s few reasons to be cheerful, Naby Keïta is a thrilling talent no matter whose shirt he’s wearing, and Richarlison already looks worth the moneyWherever Arsène Wenger was watching, he would have approved of Mattéo Guendouzi’…

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PSG agree £33m deal for Schalke defender Thilo Kehrer

• Defender set to leave after six years at Bundesliga club• Germany Under-21 international won Euro 2017 competitionParis Saint-Germain have agreed a deal worth a reported £33m (€37m)to sign the Schalke defender Thilo Kehrer, with the Germany Under-21 …

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Burnley survive late fright in goalless draw at Basaksehir in Europa League

• Rangers beat Maribor 3-1, Hibernian draw with Molde• New Saints lose 2-0 to Midtjylland, Cork 2-0 to RosenbergBurnley survived a late penalty appeal in Istanbul as they drew 0-0 with Basaksehir in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.Joe H…

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Southampton finally sign Danny Ings after Crystal Palace prefer Jordan Ayew

• Saints loan Liverpool striker prior to permanent move• Palace had been linked but bring in Ayew from SwanseaSouthampton signed Danny Ings on loan from Liverpool after being granted an extension to the 5pm transfer window deadline. The Anfield club an…

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Michael Knighton flicks, Mark Robins tricks and James Anderson plays golf

This week’s roundup also includes some grandstand finishes to the American Junior Olympic Games and a heartwarming tale from the UFC1) As you may or may not have heard, the Premier League starts this weekend, so let’s start with some memorable matches …

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Daniel Arzani completes move from Melbourne to Manchester City

Australian expected to be loaned out to CelticFollows Aaron Mooy in moving to sister clubManchester City’s global network has again borne fruit with the signature of Australia’s most promising young football talent, Daniel Arzani, who is now expected t…

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Aaron Rodgers attacks ‘piss poor’ receivers as NFL pre-season cranks up

Green Bay quarterback expresses frustration after practiceRodgers says he is ‘getting older and grumpier’Aaron Rodgers has delivered a sharp rebuke to his young wide receivers as the NFL pre-season cranks into gear.The Green Bay Packers quarterback, re…