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Real Madrid report Internazionale to Fifa over Luka Modric approach

• Inter tried to sign Croatian during transfer window• Atlético Madrid fined £40,000 for breaking ‘third-party’ rulesReal Madrid have reported Internazionale to Fifa over their pursuit of midfielder Luka Modric.A Fifa spokesperson confirmed that footba…

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Joe Hart completes £3.5m Burnley move from Manchester City

• Goalkeeper ends 12-year stay with Manchester City• Burnley now have three England ‘keepers in squadBurnley have signed goalkeeper Joe Hart on a two-year deal from Manchester City for a fee in the region of £3.5m.The Clarets confirmed the transfer on …

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Stan Kroenke makes £600m offer to buy ‘100% ownership’ of Arsenal

• Majority shareholder’s deal would value the club at £1.8bn• Ambition is ‘to compete consistently for Champions League’Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has made a £600m offer to buy the whole of the Premier League club, which would take its…

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Eleider Alvarez upsets Sergey Kovalev by TKO to win light heavyweight title

Unbeaten Colombian beats Kovalev by seventh-round TKODmitry Bivol defended WBA’s version of title on undercardEleider Alvarez scored an upset on Saturday by dropping Sergey Kovalev three times in the seventh round en route to a technical knockout to cl…

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Transfer roundup: Tottenham ‘nowhere near’ Villa’s valuation of Grealish

• Steve Bruce says Spurs yet to lodge formal bid• Burnley make new bid for Middlesbrough’s Ben GibsonTottenham Hotspur have yet to make a formal bid for the Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and are some way off in their valuation of the player, acc…

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Eric Reid, allegedly shunned for anthem protest, could join Tennessee Titans

Season-ending injury to Johnathan Cyprien creates opportunityReid, 26, said he’s been blackballed for national anthem protestNFLPA filed non-injury grievance in May on behalf of free agentFirst-year Titans head coach Mike Vrabel says veteran safety Eri…

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Resurgent Tiger Woods cards opening-round 66 at Firestone to keep pace

Woods has lowest first round of year at Bridgestone InvitationalKyle Stanley opened with a 7-under 63 among the early startersShowdown between Tiger and Phil reportedly set for NovemberTiger Woods returned to Firestone and had his lowest opening round …

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Transfer roundup: West Brom reject Burnley’s £16m bid for Jay Rodriguez

• Sean Dyche hoping to seal return of former Burnley striker• Abdoulaye Doucouré signs new five-year contract at WatfordWest Bromwich Albion have rejected a £16m offer from Burnley for Jay Rodriguez.The bid fell well short of West Brom’s valuation of t…

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‘Winner-take-all’ match between Tiger and Phil reportedly set for November

ESPN says one-off will take place at Shadow Creek in Las VegasMickelson: ‘This … will take both of us out of our comfort zone’The hotly anticipated high-stakes exhibition match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the two richest and most decorate…

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Lawyers defend conduct of Larry Nassar’s sentencing judge

Michigan AD’s office defends conduct of judge in Nassar trialNassar’s attorneys say judge denied their client fair sentencingThe Michigan attorney general’s office is defending the conduct of Larry Nassar’s sentencing judge and asking that she deny a d…

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NFL tells Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to stop talking about anthem policy

Jones says NFL asked him to stop taking about anthem policyCowboys supremo became first owner to public back new rules The NFL has reportedly told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to stop talking publicly about the league’s tenuous policy to require pl…

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Yankees star Aaron Judge will miss at least three weeks with broken wrist

Judge to miss time after getting hit by pitch and breaking wrist26-year-old slugger is hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIYankees slugger Aaron Judge sustained a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a fastball and is expected to miss a minimu…

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Ledecky overcomes suit malfunction to win 200m free as Kobe Bryant looks on

Ledecky overcomes early-day suit malfunction to win 200m freeAndrew Seliskar touches first in men’s 200m free in surpriseMicah Sumrall previals in 200m breaststroke ahead of Lilly KingKatie Ledecky led all the way to defeat a stacked field in the the 2…

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Bill Belichick refuses to address benching Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl

Belichick still mum on controversial benching of cornerbackButler played one snap in Super Bowl after featuring all yearCoach not dwelling on Julian Edelman’s four-game suspensionNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick refused to address his con…

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Everton complete £40m signing of Richarlison from Watford

• Player was at Vicarage Road last term under Marco Silva• Silva became new Toffees boss at the end of MayRicharlison has completed his move to Everton from Watford which is hopes can help his “dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest club…

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Paul Madeley, former Leeds and England utility man, dies aged 73

• Player was described by Don Revie as his ‘Rolls-Royce’ • Madeley earned 24 international caps from 1970-1977The versatile former Leeds United player Paul Madeley has died at the age of 73, the club have announced.Madeley made his Leeds debut in 1964 …

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F1: Miami Grand Prix postponed until 2020 to avoid ‘sub-optimal’ street course

• Florida city had hoped to stage race in 2019 season• ‘These are complicated negotiations,’ says F1 spokespersonFormula One says any plan for a new race in Miami won’t happen until at least 2020 as talks reached a point where delivering a race in 2019…

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‘Horse of the season’ Alpha Centauri brilliant winner at Newmarket

• Filly romped home an easy winner of Falmouth Stakes• Banned Dettori to miss King George and GoodwoodAlpha Centauri was an easy all-the-way winner of the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.The filly, who had won the Coronation Stakes at Royal Asco…

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Transfer round-up: Yarmolenko joins West Ham as Arsenal land Guendouzi

Ukraine international the fifth Hammers’ summer recruitGunners sign 19-year-old French midfielder from LorientWest Ham United have made Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko their fifth recruit of the summer transfer window. The striker has joined th…

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NFL players’ union files grievance against league’s national anthem policy

NFLPA files grievance stating policy infringes on players’ rightsNFL unveiled rules requiring players to stand for anthem in MayUnion plans to meet with NFL rather than immediate litigationThe NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league o…