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Australia secure T20 series victory with nine-wicket win over West Indies

Alyssa Healy hits unbeaten 58 from 43 ballsAustralia hold unassailable 2-0 leadAustralia’s winning run in the Caribbean showed no sign of abating after a comfortable nine-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 secured the three-match series against the …

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‘Nine surgeries, 20 concussions’: Rob Gronkowski reflects on toll of NFL career

All-Pro tight end retired in March after nine prolific seasonsGronkowski estimates he suffered 20 concussions in his life Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who announced his retirement in March, said in an interview that he absorbed…

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Vuelta a España: Gilbert edges stage 17 as Quintana moves up to second

• Belgian rider holds of Sam Bennett at finish line• Quintana moves to within touching distance of Primoz RoglicPhilippe Gilbert won stage 17 at the Vuelta a España from Aranda de Duero to Guadalajara on Wednesday as Nairo Quintana rode himself back in…

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Danny Cowley appointed manager of Huddersfield Town

Brother Nicky follows him from Lincoln as assistant managerHuddersfield say Cowley one of ‘most detailed managers around’Huddersfield Town have confirmed the appointment of Danny Cowley as manager. Cowley leaves Lincoln and will be joined by his brothe…

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Oakland Raiders release star wideout Antonio Brown amid melodrama

Raiders release All-Pro wideout before he plays game for teamDecision puts end to on-again-off-again summer melodramaBrown’s release voids more than $29m in guaranteed money The Oakland Raiders have granted disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown’s request …

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Ailing Roger Federer’s US Open run ended as Grigor Dimitrov springs upset

Bulgarian wins 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at Flushing MeadowsFederer ‘ not 100% himself’ towards end of matchGrigor Dimitrov took advantage of an apparently ailing Roger Federer to beat the Swiss for the first time in his career and book a place in the US…

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USA pushed to limit by Turkey at Fiba World Cup in closest game since 2006

USA win 93-92 in overtime as Turkey miss four late free throwsKhris Middleton’s 15 points lead team as 11 USA players scoreClosest margin for USA at major tourney since 2006 World CupThe United States men’s basketball team nearly saw their 54-game win …

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Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander throws third no-hitter of career

Astros righty tosses third career no-hitter against Blue JaysVerlander, 36, struck out 14 and threw 120 pitches in 17th winHouston Astros ace Justin Verlander tossed the third no-hitter on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays.Verlander struck out 14 an…

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Ash Barty evades potential banana skin in Lauren Davis to reach US Open third round

Australian overcomes spirited American 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)No 2 seed moves into third round at Flushing MeadowsIt wasn’t entirely straightforward for Ash Barty, but having been pushed hard by the American Lauren Davis under the roof of Louis Armstrong court …

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Vuelta a España: Steven Kruijswijk abandons as Jakobsen seals stage four

Dutchman forced to withdraw due to knee injuryNicolas Roche retains leader’s red jerseySteven Kruijswijk, who finished third at this year’s Tour de France, has been forced to abandon the Vuelta a España four days into the race with a knee injury as com…

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Vuelta a España: Steven Kruijswijk abandons as Jakobsen seals stage four

Dutchman forced to withdraw due to knee injuryNicolas Roche retains leader’s red jerseySteven Kruijswijk, who finished third at this year’s Tour de France, has been forced to abandon the Vuelta a España four days into the race with a knee injury as com…

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Jim Mallinder leaves England role to become Scotland performance director

‘This was an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse,’ says MallinderMallinder will work across Scotland’s men’s and women’s teamsJim Mallinder will join the Scottish Rugby Union as its new performance director. The 53-year-old had been working with the Rug…

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New England Patriots’ Patrick Chung faces felony cocaine possession charge

Safety indicted on drug possession charge in New HampshireChung, 32, has played nine of 10 NFL seasons with PatriotsNew England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession.A Belknap County g…

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Donovan Mitchell calls for end to gun violence as USA win World Cup tune-up

Team USA defeat Boomers before 51,218 at Marvel StadiumKemba Walker (23 points) leads USA in World Cup tune-upDonovan Mitchell writes message for gun violence victims With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soc…

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Donovan Mitchell calls for end to gun violence as USA win World Cup tune-up

Team USA defeat Boomers before 51,218 at Marvel StadiumKemba Walker (23 points) leads USA in World Cup tune-upDonovan Mitchell writes message for gun violence victims With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soc…

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Donovan Mitchell calls for end to gun violence as USA win World Cup tune-up

Team USA defeat Boomers before 51,218 at Marvel StadiumKemba Walker (23 points) leads USA in World Cup tune-upDonovan Mitchell writes message for gun violence victims With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soc…

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Franck Ribéry joins Fiorentina on free transfer after leaving Bayern Munich

36-year-old moves to Serie A after 12 years at BayernIslam Slimani leaves Leicester to join Monaco on loanFranck Ribéry has joined Fiorentina on a free transfer, after leaving Bayern Munich at the end of last season.The Serie A side confirmed the Frenc…

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AFL coach Ross Lyon sacked by Fremantle

Eight-year tenure at helm comes to an endChief executive Steve Rosich also expected to leaveCoach Ross Lyon and chief executive Steve Rosich have been sacked by Fremantle in a significant shake-up at the struggling AFL club. The decision to show Lyon t…

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Stephen Curry to resurrect Howard University golf program with donation

Two-time NBA MVP announces seven-figure donation to HBCUHoward to field first Division I golf program in 152-year historyHoward University is bringing back its long-dormant college golf program with an assist from Stephen Curry.The Golden State Warrior…

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England unchanged for third Ashes Test while Australia wait on Steve Smith

• Hosts stick with 12-man squad from Lord’s Test for Headingley• Steve Smith will require medical clearance after concussionEngland have named an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia which starts at Headingley on Thursday, the Eng…