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Jos Buttler hundred seals England’s series whitewash of Australia in thriller

• Australia 205; England 208-9 – England win by one wicket• Buttler leads recovery to win nailbiting fifth ODIJos Buttler rescued England as they pulled off a one-wicket win from the most improbable of positions to complete a historic 5-0 whitewash of …

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England rally to beat New Zealand and hail Denver fixture as a success

England 36-18 New ZealandCrowd of 19,320 at Mile High StadiumEngland fought back from 12-0 down to beat New Zealand 36-18 in their groundbreaking Test match in Denver, Colorado.An encouraging crowd of 19,320 at Mile High Stadium witnessed an impressive…

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England will beat Panama. The ant pundits have spoken

Insects racing with flags of the two countries offer prediction for outcome of World Cup tieEngland have been backed to beat Panama on Sunday – by a colony of World Cup-predicting ants.Two of the insects raced along 36 metres of rope carrying Panama an…

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Man jailed for using someone else’s London marathon number

Homeless Stanislaw Skupian sentenced to 16 weeks after taking number runner droppedA London marathon impostor who swiped a lost race number to see “a dream come true” has been jailed for 16 weeks.Stanislaw Skupian crossed the finish line with legitimat…

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Football League fixtures: Lampard’s Derby kick off season at Reading

Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds host Stoke City in openerVilla start at Steve Bruce’s former side Hull CityFrank Lampard’s first competitive game as Derby manager will kick-off the Championship campaign. The former England midfielder, who took over at the Ram…

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Phil Mickelson says he’s sorry for hitting moving ball during US Open

Golfer ‘embarrassed and disappointed’ for Saturday incidentMickelson incurred two-shot penalty for hitting moving ballSeveral fellow pros believed he should have been disqualifiedPhil Mickelson is “embarrassed and disappointed” by his actions after del…

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Dan Evans not among Wimbledon wild cards and will start in pre-qualifying

• British player’s fine form after serving drugs ban overlooked • Eight Great Britain players handed wild cards into main drawDan Evans will have to go through pre-qualifying after Wimbledon opted not to hand the former top-50 player a wild card either…

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England victory over Tunisia most-watched UK TV event of 2018 so far

An average audience of 13.7 million watched 2-1 victory in team’s World Cup openerEngland’s World Cup victory over Tunisia was the most-watched TV programme in the UK so far this year.An average audience of 13.7 million watched the team’s opening game …

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England victory over Tunisia most-watched UK TV event of 2018 so far

An average audience of 13.7 million watched 2-1 victory in team’s World Cup openerEngland’s World Cup victory over Tunisia was the most-watched TV programme in the UK so far this year.An average audience of 13.7 million watched the team’s opening game …

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Thomas Lemar agrees to join Atlético Madrid as Griezmann extends contract

French internationals sign contracts at team’s World Cup baseDefender Lucas Hernández also extends contract to 2024Thomas Lemar has agreed to join Atlético Madrid from Monaco, with the winger signing a contract at France’s World Cup base in Russia.The …

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Eddie Jones insists England can turn things around after losing run

• England coach admits discipline is costing team dear• Losing Test run the worst for four yearsEddie Jones came out fighting after being backed by the Rugby Football Union following Saturday’s defeat by South Africa. England’s 23-12 Test defeat in Blo…

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Johnny Sexton ensures Ireland gain revenge on Australia to level series

• Australia 21-26 Ireland• Sexton kicks 16 points as Ireland taste victory in MelbourneIreland’s summer series in Australia will come down to a winner-takes-all finale in Sydney next week after the tourists secured a first away win in Australia in exac…

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Empty seats at Uruguay’s World Cup win over Egypt spark Fifa investigation

• Thousands of seats unfilled at match in Ekaterinburg• World Cup organisers looking into reasons behind itFifa is investigating after thousands of seats were left unfilled for Uruguay’s World Cup match against Egypt in Ekaterinburg.José Giménez proved…

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London Marathon impostor pleads guilty to fraud

Stanislaw Skupian crossed finish line with stolen race identifier, court papers showA man who cheated in the London Marathon by crossing the finish line with a legitimate runner’s lost number has pleaded guilty to fraud.Stanislaw Skupian was pictured a…

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Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop gives up fight to clear name of doping

• Kenyan 1500m runner found to have traces of EPO in November• ‘I have let the struggle to prove my innocence go’The former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop has given up his fight to clear his name over a positive doping sample. The Kenyan was found to ha…

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Johanna Konta conquers Heather Watson in Nottingham’s battle of Britain

• Konta triumphs 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the wind at Nature Valley Open • British No 4 Katie Boulter overcomes Sam Stosur 7-6 (8/6), 6-1Johanna Konta won the all-British battle against Heather Watson to reach the quarter-finals of the Nature Valley Open in Not…

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Afghanistan bowlers strike late in inaugural cricket Test with India

• India close on 347 for six on rain-affected opening day • Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay both make centuriesAfghanistan’s bowlers claimed some late success on their Test debut after the India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay had both …

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Leeds on course to appoint Marcelo Bielsa as new head coach

• Former Argentina manager in talks over post• Leeds expected to make imminent announcementLeeds remain on course to appoint former Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa as the club’s new head coach.Bielsa, 62, who has also had a spell in charge of Chile, has …

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Thomas Lemar set to leave Monaco and join Atlético Madrid for £52.7m

• France winger had been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal• Antoine Griezmann says he will confirm future soonAtlético Madrid have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign the winger Thomas Lemar for €60m (£52.7m) on the same day Antoine Griezmann refu…

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David Haye retires from boxing after Tony Bellew defeats

• ‘The things I used to be able to do now exist only in my mind’• Eddie Hearn unsure if Wilder is serious about Joshua fightDavid Haye has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 37. The former WBA heavyweight champion insisted he would stop…