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Cristiano Ronaldo angered by substitution in Juventus win over Milan

• Portuguese walks straight down tunnel after being replaced• Replacement Paulo Dybala scores only goal of match in TurinJuventus stayed top of Serie A with a 1-0 win over AC Milan thanks to Paulo Dybala’s fine strike on Sunday after Cristiano Ronaldo …

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Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison sent off for reaction to racist insults

• Brazilian raised finger to Kiev fans then kicked ball into stands• Referee in Ukraine had followed first two steps of Uefa protocolShakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Taison was sent off in a Ukrainian league match against visitors Dynamo Kiev on…

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European roundup: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona top as Real chase

• Messi levels Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 34 trebles in La Liga• Inter comeback from 1-0 down to beat Verona at homeLionel Messi scored two exquisite free-kicks as he netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo that took Ba…

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Bayern Munich crush Dortmund thanks to Robert Lewandowski double

Bayern Munich crushed Borussia Dortmund with two goals from Robert Lewandowski to climb back into third place and give interim coach Hansi Flick an impressive Bundesliga debut.Lewandowski kept up his sensational scoring run, netting in the 17th and 76t…

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Champions League roundup: Ramsey and Costa steer Juventus to late win

• Ramsey reacts fastest after Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick• Bayern Munich see off Olympiakos 2-0 to seal qualificationDouglas Costa scored a brilliant stoppage-time goal to give Juventus a 2-1 win away to Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday, which clinched t…

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Antonio Conte lambasts Inter hierarchy for poor planning after loss at Dortmund

‘Important mistakes have been made at the planning stage’Conte says squad not big enough to compete on two frontsThe Inter manger, Antonio Conte, has lambasted the directors of his club for poor planning after seeing his team squander a two-goal halfti…

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Antonio Conte lambasts Inter hierarchy for poor planning after loss at Dortmund

‘Important mistakes have been made at the planning stage’Conte says squad not big enough to compete on two frontsThe Inter manger, Antonio Conte, has lambasted the directors of his club for poor planning after seeing his team squander a two-goal halfti…

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Steve Smith stars as Australia hammer Pakistan in second T20

Pakistan 150-6; Australia 151-3 – Australia win by seven wicketsSmith hits unbeaten 80 as hosts cruise to victorySteve Smith struck a sparkling half-century to fire Australia to an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 inte…

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European roundup: Barça lose at Levante as Frankfurt thrash Bayern

• La Liga champions stunned by three goals in seven minutes• Ten-man Bayern beaten 5-1 and drop to fourth in BundesligaLa Liga champions Barcelona fell to a shock 3-1 defeat away to Levante after taking the lead but then conceding three times in the sp…

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Harden grabs 59 as Rockets win third-highest scoring game in NBA history

James Harden scores 59 including game-winning free throwTeams combine for third most points in NBA regulation gameJames Harden scored 59 points and hit a free throw with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets to a wild 159-158 win over the Washin…

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‘World class’ Cheslin Kolbe returns for South Africa in World Cup final

Return of winger the only change to Springboks squadRassie Erasmus sticks with huge pack for England gameSouth Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe has returned to the starting side for the Rugby World Cup final against England in Yokohama on Saturday after he …

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Wales make nine changes for game of farewells against New Zealand

Coach Warren Gatland rings changes in last matchKieran Read among several All Blacks in final outingsWales have made nine changes for Friday night’s World Cup bronze medal match, which will mark Warren Gatland’s departure after 12 years in charge. The …

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Wales make nine changes for game of farewells against New Zealand

Coach Warren Gatland rings changes in last matchKieran Read among several All Blacks in final outingsWales have made nine changes for Friday night’s World Cup bronze medal match, which will mark Warren Gatland’s departure after 12 years in charge. The …

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European football roundup: Barcelona and Inter climb back to top

• Lionel Messi at the double in Barça’s 5-1 win over Real Valladolid• Romelu Lukaku gives Inter a 2-1 win at BresciaLionel Messi scored two goals and set up two more as Barcelona thrashed Real Valladolid 5-1 to move top of La Liga.Ernesto Valverde’s si…

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Frenchman Jérôme Garcès to referee Rugby World Cup final

Garcès says it is ‘a dream’ to be appointedEngland’s Wayne Barnes will take charge of playoff Jérôme Garcès will referee the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa on Saturday, the first Frenchman to be given the honour.Garcès will be j…

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European roundup: Minnows Granada go top of La Liga after Real Betis win

Mönchengladbach top Bundesliga after Eintracht winRoma defeat continues crisis at MilanGranada continued a stunning start to the season by climbing above Barcelona to the top of La Liga on Sunday after beating Real Betis 1-0 for a fourth consecutive ho…

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Lewandowski sets Bundesliga scoring record while Juventus draw with Lecce

• Striker scores for ninth consecutive match in 2-1 Bayern win• Serie A leaders Juventus held to a 1-1 draw at LecceRobert Lewandowski scored for a Bundesliga-record ninth consecutive match as Bayern Munich scraped past promoted Union Berlin 2-1 to rec…

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Ben Foster keeps Bournemouth at bay but Watford’s winless run drags on

Watford’s winless run since the start of the Premier League campaign stretched to 10 games when they played out a 0-0 draw against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road but they had goalkeeper Ben Foster to thank for a rare clean sheet.Watford were dealt an ear…

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New Zealand lock Scott Barrett at blindside flanker for England World Cup semi-final

Ardie Savea shifts to openside; Sam Cane benchedWe are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismScott Barrett has been surprisingly named to start at blindside flanker for New Zealand in their Rugby …

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Serie A roundup: Sampdoria’s Ronaldo Vieira racially abused by Roma fans

• England Under-21 midfielder targeted by monkey chants• ‘This happens too often, it shouldn’t be this way’Sampdoria’s midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist abuse from Roma fans during a 0-0 draw in Serie A on Sunday.The Italian news networ…