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Champions League roundup: Olympiakos thrash Krasnodar

Greek champions win 4-0, Dinamo Zagreb beat RosenbergYoung Boys held by Red Star Belgrade Olympiacos look set to reach the Champions League group stage after they beat Russian side Krasnodar 4-0. Miguel Ángel Guerrero opened the scoring, while Lazar Ra…

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Phil Parkinson resigns as Bolton manager amid off-pitch chaos

• Bolton say ‘the matter is being considered’• Club called off game against Doncaster on TuesdayPhil Parkinson has resigned as manager of Bolton Wanderers. Parkinson, who has been at the helm for just over three years, and his assistant Steve Parkin ha…

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England batsman Jason Roy passes concussion test for Headingley

•The 29-year-old was struck in nets before third Test•A follow-up check on the eve of the Test still neededEngland batsman Jason Roy has passed a concussion test after being hit in the nets before the third Ashes contest at Headingley.The 29-year-old w…

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Football League: Woodgate gets first Middlesbrough win while Derby lose

• Assombalonga sinks Wigan; Derby slip against Bristol City• Sheffield Wednesday go top with win against LutonJonathan Woodgate recorded his first league win as Middlesbrough manager as Wigan’s woeful record at the Riverside continued. Britt Assombalon…

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England’s Jimmy Anderson takes two wickets in Ashes comeback bid

• Seamer bowls two spells for Lancashire second XI• Anderson returns to Old Trafford for recovery sessionJimmy Anderson bowled nine overs and took two wickets for Lancashire’s second team when he began his Ashes comeback attempt on Tuesday.The England …

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Mark Robinson steps down as coach of England Women after Ashes rout

• Former Sussex coach guided team to 2017 World Cup victory• Assistant coach Alastair Maiden takes temporary chargeMark Robinson is to step down as the England Women’s coach after “a wonderful four years” ended with defeat in the Ashes.The 52-year-old …

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Andy Murray considers dropping to Challenger level to continue comeback

• Murray suffered first-round defeat at Winston-Salem Open• ‘Maybe I need play a level down to get some matches’Andy Murray is considering dropping down a level to further his singles comeback after suffering a first-round defeat at the Winston-Salem O…

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Andy Murray considers dropping to Challenger level to continue comeback

• Murray suffered first-round defeat at Winston-Salem Open• ‘Maybe I need play a level down to get some matches’Andy Murray is considering dropping down a level to further his singles comeback after suffering a first-round defeat at the Winston-Salem O…

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Bayern loan Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for £7.8m with option to buy

• ‘Like FC Bayern, I have big ambitions’, says Brazilian• Bayern would have to pay £109.8m to make deal permanentBarcelona will loan Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich for the 2019-20 season. The deal will cost Bayern £7.8m plus wages, and the agreemen…

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Batley Bulldogs rugby league player Archie Bruce dies aged 20

• Bruce found dead in his hotel room after match in Toulouse• Scrum-half had made his Batley debut in Saturday’s gameBatley Bulldogs have announced that scrum-half Archie Bruce has died at the age of 20.A statement from the rugby league club said that …

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Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Ashleigh Barty to meet Madison Keys in final

Veteran Russian denied Barty no 1 status with Cincinnati winKeys victorious in all-American semi-final with KeninSvetlana Kuznetsova upset top seed Ashleigh Barty 6-2 6-4 to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati. Two-time Grand Slam c…

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Brighton’s Leandro Trossard denied by VAR then pegs back West Ham

Graham Potter backed Leandro Trossard to get even better after the winger’s sparkling Brighton debut. Trossard, the £18m signing from Genk, secured a draw soon after they fell behind to Javier Hernández’s strike.The 24-year-old had a goal ruled out by …

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James Forrest the goal hero as Celtic toil to win over Dunfermline

James Forrest’s 114th-minute goal edged Celtic past Dunfermline after the Fifers threatened to end the champions’ stranglehold on domestic silverware.With a penalty shoot-out looming, the substitute worked space to steer a deflected effort into the far…

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Swansea flying high after Borja Bastón double takes them past Preston

Two goals from Borja Bastón ensured Swansea came out 3-2 winners over Preston after a thrilling back-and-forth battle at the Liberty Stadium. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before the start of this season but now has th…

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Huddersfield sack coach Jan Siewert after one win in seven months

• Decision made after Friday night defeat by Fulham• Side have picked up just one Championship pointHuddersfield have sacked their manager, Jan Siewert, following their 2-1 home defeat by Fulham in the Championship night. The 37-year-old German managed…

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Huddersfield sack coach Jan Siewert after one win in seven months

• Decision made after Friday night defeat by Fulham• Side have picked up just one Championship pointHuddersfield have sacked their manager, Jan Siewert, following their 2-1 home defeat by Fulham in the Championship night. The 37-year-old German managed…

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Aritz Aduriz’s late acrobatics for Athletic Bilbao stun Barcelona

Aritz Aduriz consigned Barcelona to a 1-0 opening-night defeat at Athletic Bilbao with a spectacular overhead kick that belied his 38 years.The veteran forward, who will retire at the end of the season, had been on the pitch for only a minute when he m…

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Zinedine Zidane ready to rely on ‘important’ Gareth Bale for Real Madrid

• Welsh forward set to stay after collapse of Jiangsu Suning deal• Eden Hazard out for several weeks with thigh injuryZinedine Zidane is ready to put his faith in Gareth Bale as the forward suddenly looks set to stay at Real Madrid.Bale was omitted fro…

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Ruaridh McConnochie a doubt to make England debut against Wales

• Bath wing struggling with muscle soreness• Mako Vunipola should feature against IrelandRuaridh McConnochie is a late doubt for England’s World Cup match against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday because of muscle soreness.McConnochie was due to make his i…

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Ruaridh McConnochie a doubt to make England debut against Wales

• Bath wing struggling with muscle soreness• Mako Vunipola should feature against IrelandRuaridh McConnochie is a late doubt for England’s World Cup match against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday because of muscle soreness.McConnochie was due to make his i…