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Watford v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-offYoga, tackles, timekeeping: Gracia’s Watford revolutionClockwatch – live with Barry Glendenning!And feel free to email Niall or tweet him 5.17pm BST A brief pre-match chat with José Mourinho, who says …

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Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offQuiz! Test your Spurs v Liverpool knowledgeSend your emails to Niall or tweet him @niallmcveigh 11.32am BST After that inconvenient international break, the Premier League is back with a bang. And w…

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Sports quiz of the week: Cook, Kaepernick and county cricket

Featuring an unusual coach in South America, David Beckham’s Florida franchise and Australian embarrassmentAlastair Cook will retire from international cricket after England’s fifth Test against India. The former captain is England’s all-time leading r…

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Sports quiz of the week: Cook, Kaepernick and county cricket

Featuring an unusual coach in South America, David Beckham’s Florida franchise and Australian embarrassmentAlastair Cook will retire from international cricket after England’s fifth Test against India. The former captain is England’s all-time leading r…

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Stray dog becomes ‘assistant’ to head coach of football team in Paraguay

• ‘Tesapara’ attends Club Sporting 2 de Mayo games and training• ‘She is the club’s guardian,’ says head coach Carlos SaguierParaguayan second-tier side Club Sporting 2 de Mayo have a secret weapon in their bid to reach the top flight – a stray dog who…

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Ten of the best value-for-money signings in the European transfer window

From William Carvalho’s switch to Sporting to Danny Ings’ Southampton loan, there were some shrewd-looking deals done across the continentThe crisis at Sporting has led to a summer exodus, with several players leaving Lisbon for cut-price fees. Goalkee…

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Manchester City: rating every signing in 10 years of Abu Dhabi ownership

City have bought David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Agüero but also Eliaquim Mangala, Fernando and Scott Sinclair in their quest for Premier League dominanceSince completing their takeover of Manchester City 10 years ago today, Sheikh Mansour’s Ab…

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Transfer deadline day: updates from EFL, Scotland and around Europe – live!

Latest updates as the European transfer window closesTransfer interactive: catch up on all the dealsEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 5.49pm BST Hazard leaves Chelsea, etc and so on:One more Hazard left at Chelsea. Kylian Hazard has joined Cercle Brug…

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Crewe manager tells players to refund fans after 6-0 defeat to Colchester

• David Artell says fans ‘don’t deserve to pay for that’• Cheltenham sack Gary Johnson after four league gamesThe Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell has told his players to refund travelling supporters after the League Two club’s 6-0 defeat to Colche…

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Hull City v Aston Villa: Championship – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-offCarl Ikeme: ‘I’m grateful I was given a chance’And you can email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 7.48pm BST 2 mins: The corner is cleared but Ewandro links up well with Kane, creating space down that ri…

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Andy Murray sobs on court after beating Marius Copil in 3am finish at Citi Open

• Murray emotional after reaching quarter-finals in Washington• Former world No1 prevails 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in marathonAndy Murray has reached the quarter-finals of a tournament for the first time since Wimbledon in 2017 after an emotional marathon…

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Football transfer rumours: are Inter really eyeing a bid for Lionel Messi?

Today’s tittle-tattle is graftingCristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus rocked the Mill’s world in more ways than one. For starters, it looked set to give this short, but still oh so long, summer transfer window its headline move in mid-July. Also, it le…

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Tour de France: Richie Porte crashes out on stage nine to Roubaix – live!

Updates as the Tour reaches the cobbled stage to RoubaixRichie Porte out of Tour again after crashing on stage nineAny thoughts? You can email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 1.03pm BST The breakaway pass the 100km-to-go mark, still 3min 30sec clear of th…

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Tour de France: Richie Porte crashes out on stage nine to Roubaix – live!

Updates as the Tour reaches the cobbled stage to RoubaixRichie Porte out of Tour again after crashing on stage nineAny thoughts? You can email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 1.03pm BST The breakaway pass the 100km-to-go mark, still 3min 30sec clear of th…

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Transfer window: deals you may have missed because of the World Cup

While events in Russia have hogged the headlines, the market has rolled along. Catch up on the summer’s big deals in Europe’s top leaguesThe Unai Emery era has begun at Arsenal, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving and…

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Golden Goal: Marcos Coll scores from a corner for Colombia v USSR (1962) | Niall McVeigh

Colombia’s first World Cup appearance has largely been forgotten but midfielder Coll wrote his name into history with a moment of improvisation that remains unique to this dayFor a nation that has recorded just one knockout-stage victory in World Cup h…

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Beth England earns Liverpool win to damage Manchester City’s title hopes

• Liverpool Ladies 1-0 Manchester City Women (England 10)• England puts her parent club, Chelsea, in title driving seatLiverpool’s on-loan striker Beth England’s early goal earned Liverpool victory over Women’s Super League leaders Manchester City – an…

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David Haye v Tony Bellew: heavyweight boxing – live!

Bellew: Haye will ‘pay for every word’ in grudge rematchEmail: niall.mcveigh@theguardian.com | Tweet: @niallmcveigh 9.45pm BST There was a surprise earlier on at the O2 Arena, as Belfast’s James Tennyson inflicted a first ever defeat on Martin Joseph W…

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Football League: Barnet relegated as Coventry and Morecambe play out draw

Barnet beat Chesterfield but go down on goal differenceCoventry and Lincoln seal League Two play-off placesBarnet have been relegated from the Football League for the third time in their history despite a last-day 3-0 victory over Chesterfield at the H…

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Internazionale v Juventus: Serie A – live!

The Serie A title race is hotting up as Juventus travel to face Inter MilanYou can get in touch with Niall via email or Twitter @niallmcveigh 7.11pm BST Internazionale (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; João Cancelo, Skriniar, Miranda, D’Ambrosio; Vecino, Brozovic…