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Leeds maintain unbeaten start while West Brom put four past Bristol City

• Leeds go three points clear at top with 3-0 win over Preston• Stoke beat Swansea, while Abraham and Bolasie sink MilllersLeeds United continued their unbeaten start to the Championship season as they defeated Preston 3-0 at Elland Road to go three po…

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Lionel Messi hits hat-trick as Barcelona trounce PSV Eindhoven

Lionel Messi scored the eighth Champions League hat-trick of his career as 10-man Barcelona eased to an emphatic 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven in Group B.The Argentinian was once again in imperious form as the hosts overcame a low-key start to cruise …

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Billy Joe Saunders charged with misconduct for ‘sickening’ video

• Video appears to show boxer offering woman drugs for a sex act• British Boxing Board of Control will hold hearing next weekBilly Joe Saunders has been charged with misconduct by the British Boxing Board of Control after the emergence of video footage…

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Bolton’s Stephen Darby retires at 29 after motor neurone disease diagnosis

• Defender also played for Bradford, Liverpool and Swindon• Bolton manager Parkinson praises ‘outstanding professional’The Bolton defender Stephen Darby has announced his retirement, aged 29, after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. The right-…

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Arsenal opt for change in management structure as Gazidis joins Milan

• Raul Sanllehi to become Arsenal’s new head of football• Vinai Venkatesham to assume new role as managing directorArsenal have announced that Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham will lead the club following a decision by chief executive Ivan Gazidis t…

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Enzo Calzaghe, champion boxing trainer, dies aged 69

• Calzaghe coached son Joe to world titles at different weights• Family ‘devastated to announce death of our beloved Enzo’Champion boxing trainer Enzo Calzaghe has died at the age of 69, his family have announced. Calzaghe coached his son Joe to world …

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Simon Yates would not have won Vuelta with Team Sky, says Bradley Wiggins

• Former Team Skyrider speaks out against previous employers• Wiggins: Yates deserves extra credit after Giro near missSir Bradley Wiggins has claimed Simon Yates would have not have achieved his historic Vuelta success had he chosen to pursue his care…

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Lima Sopoaga’s kicks help Wasps beat Leicester side reduced to 14 men

• Wasps 41-35 Leicester• Will Spencer sent off for high tackleWasps resisted a second-half comeback by 14-man Leicester Tigers to earn a narrow victory in a captivating eight-try game at the Ricoh Arena.Scores by Juan de Jongh and Josh Bassett saw Wasp…

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Great Britain beat Uzbekistan in Davis Cup after Norrie makes up for meltdown

• Norrie beats Sanjar Fayziev to seal 3-1 win for Great Britain• Victory means GB will be seeded in new-look Davis Cup drawCameron Norrie made up for his Friday night meltdown by leading Great Britain to Davis Cup victory over Uzbekistan in their World…

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Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser sparks rout despite Leicester late show

Ryan Fraser scored twice and made another as Bournemouth continued their impressive start to the Premier League season by blitzing Leicester 4-2 at the Vitality Stadium. The Scottish winger produced two composed finishes to put the Cherries in control …

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Premier League investigates if Everton made illegal approach for Marco Silva

• Watford angry over Everton’s conduct over manager last season• Silva eventually moved to Goodison Park this summerThe Premier League has asked a law firm to investigate if Everton made an illegal approach for Marco Silva when he was Watford’s manager…

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Three men convicted of acid attack on former boxer Michael Watson

Simon Luck, Paul Samuels and Anselm Legemah found guilty of conspiracy to rob and spraying corrosive fluidThree men have been convicted of launching acid attacks on road users, with the former boxer Michael Watson and his carer among their victims.Simo…

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Jelle Wallays seals breakaway win on stage 18 as Yates retains Vuelta lead

• Belgian rider hangs on for dramatic victory• Yates now three stages from overall titleGreat Britain’s Simon Yates maintained his La Vuelta lead of 25 seconds as Jelle Wallays masterminded a remarkable breakaway to win Thursday’s 18th stage.Yates (Mit…

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Surrey clinch County Championship title with victory over Worcestershire

• First championship title since 2002 after tense win• Depth of local talent augurs well for new championsSurrey sealed a first County Championship title for 16 years with a tense three-wicket win over Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road.Openers Rory…

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Surrey clinch County Championship title with victory over Worcestershire

• First championship title since 2002 after tense win• Depth of local talent augurs well for new championsSurrey sealed a first County Championship title for 16 years with a tense three-wicket win over Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road.Openers Rory…

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Hugo Lloris will remain as Tottenham captain on return from injury

• Goalkeeper will be out for ‘several weeks’ with thigh problem• Lloris banned after pleading guilty to drink-driving this weekTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be missing for ‘several weeks’ with a thigh injury, but will remain in his role as capt…

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David Weir reverses decision and aims to compete for Team GB again

• Weir retired from international competition after Rio 2016• Sets his sights on marathon at Tokyo 2020 ParalympicsThe six-times Paralympic champion wheelchair racer David Weir has banished suicidal thoughts to make a U-turn on his vow never to race fo…

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John Terry turns down Spartak Moscow transfer for family reasons

• Former England captain had medical with Russian club• Terry remains free to sign for any clubFormer England and Chelsea defender John Terry has turned down a move to Spartak Moscow after deciding it was not right for his family.The 37-year-old is und…

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John Terry turns down Spartak Moscow transfer for family reasons

• Former England captain had medical with Russian club• Terry remains free to sign for any clubFormer England and Chelsea defender John Terry has turned down a move to Spartak Moscow after deciding it was not right for his family.The 37-year-old is und…

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Chelsea cruise to 5-0 victory in Women’s Champions League opener

• English champions record first leg win over SFK 2000 Sarajevo • Glasgow City Ladies win 2-0 at Somatio Barcelona in LimassolChelsea made a convincing start to their Women’s Champions League campaign with a 5-0 win against SFK 2000 in the first leg of…