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Benjamin Mendy: It’s a dream to play in the Premier League – video

Manchester City’s latest signing Benjamin Mendy says he has dreamed of playing in the Premier League since he was a child. The full-back joins City from Monaco on a five-year contract in a deal worth £52m, a world record fee for a defender. ‘I bring a lot of creativity to the game,’ the Frenchman says

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Michael Phelps races a great white shark (sort of) – video

Olympic great Michael Phelps races a ‘great white shark’ on Sunday as part of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The shark was in-fact a computer simulation rather than a actual great white but its swim speed was calculated using data collected from the real thing. Phelps finished the 100m course in 38 seconds, two second slower than the ‘shark’

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Tour de France: Edvald Boasson Hagen wins stage 19 – video highlights

Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen wins stage 19 of the Tour de France in Salon-de-Provence on Friday. The Dimension Data rider finally gets a stage victory on the 2017 Tour after twice missing out in a photo finish. Team Sky’s Chris Froome stays in yellow before Saturday’s decisive time trial in Marseille

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Mourinho and Guardiola content after Manchester United’s win over City – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho says he is satisfied with his side’s 2-0 win in the pre-season meeting with Manchester City on Thursday night in Houston. Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford sealed the victory for United in the first Manchester derby to be played on foreign soil. City manager Guardiola is also pleased with his team’s showing despite the loss

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Tour de France: Barguil conquers Col d’Izoard as Froome retains yellow – video highlights

Frenchman Warren Barguil won stage 18 of the Tour de France on the summit of the Col d’Izoard on Thursday. His compatriot Romain Bardet was third up the Alpine climb just ahead of Chris Froome who stayed in yellow. With just three stages remaining, the Team Sky rider is now firm favourite to pick up his fourth Tour title

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USA striker Jozy Altidore bitten in Gold Cup win over El Salvador – video

American striker Jozy Altidore is bitten by El Salvador defender Henry Romero during a Gold Cup quarter-final in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. Romero also appears to twist the US player’s nipple for good measure. Away from the skirmishing, the United States won the match 2-0 and will now face Costa Rica in the semi-finals this weekend

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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer wins record eighth title – video highlights

Roger Federer wins a record eighth men’s singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday after seeing off Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. Cilic appeared to struggle with a foot injury but the Swiss was in imperious form on Centre Court, winning the final in one hour and 41 minutes. It is Federer’s 19th grand slam title and his second of 2017 following victory at the Australian Open in January

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Tour de France: Chris Froome back in yellow jersey – video highlights

Chris Froome is back in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France after pulling away from GC rival Fabio Aru at the end of stage 14. Australia’s Michael Matthews won the stage while Aru was caught in a poor position approached the closing stages in Rodez, leaving Froome to take full advantage of his tactical error. The Team Sky rider now has a 19-second lead in the overall standings

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Tour de France: Chris Froome back in yellow jersey – video highlights

Chris Froome is back in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France after pulling away from GC rival Fabio Aru at the end of stage 14. Australia’s Michael Matthews won the stage while Aru was caught in a poor position approached the closing stages in Rodez, leaving Froome to take full advantage of his tactical error. The Team Sky rider now has a 19-second lead in the overall standings

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Wimbledon 2017: Federer and Cilic through to men’s final – video highlights

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will face Marin Cilic in the men’s final this weekend after beating Tomas Berdych in straight sets on Friday. It will be his 11th final in SW19 while Cilic, who defeated Sam Querrey in four sets, will be appearing in his first

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Tour de France: Warren Barguil delivers home win on Bastille Day – video highlights

Warren Barguil delighted French cycling fans on Friday, winning stage 13 on Bastille Day. Barguil was part of the four-man leading group heading into the final straight in Foix and managed to hold off Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador and Mikel Landa as he raced for the finish. He is the first Frenchman to win a Tour stage on Bastille Day since David Moncoutié in 2005

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Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza reach women’s final – video highlights

Five-time Wimbledon singles champion Venus Williams is back in the final at SW19 after seeing off British hope Johanna Konta in straight sets on Thursday on Centre Court. The 37-year-old will face 2015 finalist Garbiñe Muguruza who took just 65 minutes to beat Magdalena Rybarikova in her semi-final

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Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza reach women’s final – video highlights

Five-time Wimbledon singles champion Venus Williams is back in the final at SW19 after seeing off British hope Johanna Konta in straight sets on Thursday on Centre Court. The 37-year-old will face 2015 finalist Garbiñe Muguruza who took just 65 minutes to beat Magdalena Rybarikova in her semi-final

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Andy Murray corrects journalist for overlooking female players – video

Andy Murray corrects a journalist on Wednesday after being asked about Sam Querrey ‘becoming the first American to reach a grand slam semi-final since 2009’, by pointing out female American players have achieved the feat more recently. ‘Male player,’ states the world No1

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Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta reaches semi-finals on day eight – video highlights

Johanna Konta fought back from a set down to beat No2 seed Simona Halep 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Tuesday and reach the last four of Wimbledon. Konta is the first British woman to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1978. There she will face five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams after the American beat Jelena Ostapenko. The 2015 finalist Garbiñe Muguruza will take on Magdalena Rybarikova in the other semi

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Theo Hernández’s kick-ups go array at Real Madrid presentation – video

Real Madrid’s latest signing Theo Hernández shows off his skills during his official presentation at the Bernabéu. Unfortunately for the full-back, it does not quite go to plan as he loses control of the ball attempting some kick-ups in front of fans and the media. The 19-year-old joins Madrid for a reported fee of €24m from city rivals Atlético

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Romelu Lukaku: Manchester United is a club you don’t say no to – video

Romelu Lukaku admits that once he knew there was interest in him from Manchester United he could not say no to the move. Speaking from United’s pre-season training camp in Los Angeles, Lukaku says ‘the way that the club is always hungry to win trophies’ was another factor in his decision to join José Mourinho’s side from Everton

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Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal out after losing five set epic on day seven – video highlights

Rafael Nadal was beaten by Luxembourg’s Gilles Müller in a five-set thriller on Monday at Wimbledon. Müller defeated the two-time champion 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 in four hours and 47 minutes to reach his first ever Wimbledon quarter-final. Elsewhere on day seven there were wins for Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Jo Konta and Garbiñe Muguruza

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Wayne Rooney: Everton was the only club I wanted to join – video

Wayne Rooney says Everton was the only club he wanted to join following his move from Manchester United to Goodison Park at the weekend. The 31-year-old rejoins his boyhood club 13 years after leaving Merseyside for Manchester. Rooney, who became United’s all-time leading scorer during his time at Old Trafford, also admits he has been sleeping in Everton pyjamas since leaving the club

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Tour de France: Porte and Thomas crash during dramatic stage nine – video highlights

Stage nine of the Tour de France was dominated by several huge climbs and a horrible crash between Geraint Thomas, the first to ride in the yellow jersey in this year’s tour, and Richie Porte, one of the main contenders for this year’s title. Chris Froome was among the sprinters at the finish, but it was Rigoberto Urán who won the stage, despite suffering a mechanical problem toward the end

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