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‘I’m proud to be here’ – Aaron Ramsey keen to impress Sarri at Juventus

• Former Arsenal midfielder unveiled in Turin on Monday • ‘There were other clubs but this is the right club for me’Aaron Ramsey says he is looking forward to working with the Juventus head coach, Maurizio Sarri, having been impressed with the Italian …

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England’s Stokes benefited from ‘clear mistake’ to earn extra run in final over

• ‘Five runs, not six’ should have been given in unusual incident• Former international umpire Simon Taufel: ‘It’s an error’• ‘An all-time-classic’: England celebrates World Cup win – live!England benefited from a “clear mistake” from the officials dur…

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Daryl Impey sprints to Bastille Day victory in Tour de France

• South African rider wins Tour stage for first time• Alaphilippe stays in yellow, with no change in GC contendersDaryl Impey won stage nine of the Tour de France as the breakaway prospered on Bastille Day.The South African beat Tiesj Benoot in a two-m…

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Netball World Cup: England thrash Samoa after tears shed for Guscoth

• England 90-24 Samoa• Hosts through but squad emotional for injured defenderThe England coach, Tracey Neville, praised her players for responding to the “heartbreaking” loss of Layla Guscoth to injury as they cruised past Samoa at the Netball World Cu…

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Steve Bruce confirms Newcastle talks after confrontation with angry fan

• Bruce approached by Sheffield Wednesday fan during game• ‘I’ve got to take stock … it’s in the hands of both clubs now’Steve Bruce has confirmed he has held talks with Newcastle about succeeding Rafael Benítez after an angry Sheffield Wednesday fan c…

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Rashford and Garner score as Manchester United beat Perth Glory

United open pre-season tour with 2-0 victorySolskjær able to name different XIs in each halfMarcus Rashford and the teenager James Garner got Manchester United’s pre-season tour off to a winning start, with the new boys Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissa…

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Barcelona sign Antoine Griezmann and make buyout clause €800m

Spanish champions met France forward’s buyout clause28-year-old will sign five-year-contract at BarcelonaAntoine Griezmann has joined Barcelona from Atlético Madrid after the Catalan club announced they had paid his €120m buyout fee. Related: Barcelona…

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Peter Crouch retires from football at the age of 38

• Forward retires with 42 caps and 22 goals for England• ‘Our wonderful game has given me everything’The former England striker Peter Crouch has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.The 6ft 7ins forward made his English league debut …

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Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria edge Ivory Coast, Tunisia kill Madagascar’s dream

• Madagascar 0-3 Tunisia• Ivory Coast 1-1 Algeria aet (3-4 on pens)Wahbi Khazri inspired Tunisia as they powered their way into the semi-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations by ending Madagascar’s unlikely dreams of glory.Goals from Ferjani Sassi, their…

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Laurent Koscielny refuses to travel on Arsenal’s pre-season US tour

• Arsenal ‘very disappointed’ by defender’s actions• Gunners’ skipper was expected to be part of squadLaurent Koscielny has refused to travel on Arsenal’s pre-season tour to the United States, the Premier League club have announced.The Gunners’ skipper…

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Sam Allardyce says he turned down chance to take vacant Newcastle job

• Allardyce: ‘I was considered but it’s that thing … don’t go back’• Steve Bruce believed to be at top of Magpies’ shortlistSam Allardyce has said he turned down the chance to take the vacant manager’s job at Newcastle. The former England manager, who …

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Sam Allardyce says he turned down chance to take vacant Newcastle job

• Allardyce: ‘I was considered but it’s that thing … don’t go back’• Steve Bruce believed to be at top of Magpies’ shortlistSam Allardyce has said he turned down the chance to take the vacant manager’s job at Newcastle. The former England manager, who …

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Tour de France: Peter Sagan powers to sprint victory on stage five

• Sagan collected his first win of this year’s Tour• Julian Alaphilippe retains the yellow jerseyPeter Sagan won stage five of the Tour de France in Colmar as Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey.The 175.5km stage from Saint-Dié-des-Vosges cam…

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Novak Djokovic crushes Goffin to make ninth Wimbledon semi-final

• Defending champion far too strong for Belgian opponent• Djokovic beats David Goffin convincingly 6-4, 6-0, 6-2Novak Djokovic won 10 games in a row in a quarter-final rout of David Goffin at Wimbledon. The defending champion was an early break down bu…

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WSL’s north London derby to be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

News comes after opening-day games switch groundsFull Women’s Super League fixtures releasedTottenham will host the Women’s Super League champions and north London rivals Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 17 November.The full fixture list for…

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F1 poised to announce British GP at Silverstone has been saved

• F1 will reveal Silverstone contract extension on Wednesday• Sunday’s race set to be last unless new arrangement foundFormula One is expected to announce that the British Grand Prix has been saved at a news conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon…

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Manchester United are under no pressure to sell players, says Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Paul Pogba is a ‘top bloke’, says United bossBusiness as usual for team on pre-season trip to PerthOle Gunnar Solskjær has told Paul Pogba and any other wantaway players that Manchester United do not have to sell anyone. For the first time in 62 days, …

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Celtic battle back to beat Sarajevo in Champions League qualifier

• Sarajevo 1-3 Celtic• Oremus 29 | Johnston 35, Édouard 51, Sinclair 85Celtic came from behind to beat Sarajevo in the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round tie after the Scottish champions were stunned when Mirko Oremus opened the…

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Serena Williams battles past Alison Riske into Wimbledon semi-finals

Williams won 6–4, 4–6, 6–3 in just over two hoursUnseeded Riske pushes 23-times slam champion to the limitSerena Williams came through a titanic three-set tussle with Alison Riske to take another step towards an eighth Wimbledon title. Related: Wimbled…

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John Daly opts out of Open after R&A refuse to allow him to use golf cart

• Former champion withdraws from event at Portrush• Daly has degenerative arthritis in his right kneeThe former champion John Daly has withdrawn from the Open Championship at Royal Portrush next week.Daly said initially that he would try to play “throu…