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European roundup: Roma warm up for Anfield with easy win over Spal

• Under-strength Roma side cruise to 3-0 win in Serie A• Bayern win but RB Leipzig lose 5-2 at home to HoffenheimRoma enjoyed a perfect dress rehearsal for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie with Liverpool when Radja Nainggolan and …

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Manny Pacquiao has ‘a couple more fights’ in him after July showdown

Pacquiao meets Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur‘Definitely this is not my last fight,’ says 39-year-oldManny Pacquiao is not thinking about retirement just yet and believes he can continue boxing beyond his first contest for more than a year in July, wh…

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European roundup: Napoli win cuts Juve’s Serie A lead to four points

• Two sent off in first 15 minutes in Lazio’s 4-3 win at Fiorentina• Niko Kovac’s Eintracht Frankfurt reach German Cup finalNapoli twice came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2 and cut Juventus’s lead at the top of Serie A to four points after the Turin s…

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European roundup: Donnarumma dents Napoli title hopes with wonder save

• Last-gasp save earns Milan 0-0 draw at San Siro• Schalke see off Dortmund in Bundesliga derbyGianluigi Donnarumma produced a stunning save from Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time as Milan held Napoli at the San Siro to further damage their opponents’ f…

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Luis Suárez helps sink Valencia as Barcelona set 39-game unbeaten record

Barcelona responded to their shock Champions League elimination to Roma by beating Valencia 2-1 on Saturday in a subdued atmosphere at the Camp Nou, setting a La Liga record of 39 games unbeaten and taking themselves a step closer to another title.Luis…

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Indian athletes barred from Commonwealth Games for breaching no-needle policy

Needle found in cup in athletes’ bedroom in villageIndian team officials also reprimanded by Games federationIndian athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are being sent home from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after a needle was found in a c…

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Seahawks ‘postpone’ Colin Kaepernick audition over anthem protest stance

Kaepernick’s workout with Seattle nixed over anthem indecisionWorkout would have been QB’s first since becoming a free agentThe Seattle Seahawks were all set to work out former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick earlier this week, but rescinded the invit…

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Bayern Munich reach semi-finals after goalless draw with 10-man Sevilla

A goalless draw against Sevilla was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive.Bayern, playing in their seventh successive quarter-final, never need…

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s career ended by injury at Commonwealth Games

Kiwi lifter says she will not compete againTransgender athlete’s participation had split opinionThe elbow injury that forced transgender competitor Laurel Hubbard out of the Commonwealth Games weightlifting competition has ended her career. Having led …

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Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani drawing early Babe Ruth comparisons

Japanese import continues to shine as both pitcher and hitterOhtani flirted with perfect game for six-plus innings on SundayJapanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani continued to display Babe Ruth-like brilliance in the early stages of his Major League Baseb…

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Fernando Torres will leave Atlético at end of season ‘to step aside for others’

• ‘It’s difficult to say goodbye for second time; I wanted to retire here’• ‘I am in good shape and I will look elsewhere for games’The Atlético Madrid forward Fernando Torres plans to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season t…

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Bayern Munich seal sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with win over Augsburg

Bayern Munich clinched a sixth successive Bundesliga title with five games to spare on Saturday by winning 4-1 win at Augsburg despite falling behind to a bizarre own goal. Bayern’s celebrations looked in danger of being delayed when the ball went into…

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Israel Folau asked to explain Instagram post saying gay people will go to hell

• Folau criticised after controversial Instagram post• Rugby Australia and New South Wales Waratahs want explanationRugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs will seek explanation from Israel Folau after his comment on social media suggesting th…

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Boxer secures first Gold Coast medal … before Commonwealth Games start

Taylah Robertson secures medal nine days before first boutAll losing semi-finalists guaranteed a bronzeThe Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has secured the first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – nine days before actually stepping in the ri…

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Lionel Messi fit and firing to lead the Barcelona charge against Roma

• Messi and Busquets back for Champions League quarter-final • Valverde: ‘Messi makes a difference every time he touches the ball’“Welcome Romans, 100,000 gladiators await you,” warned Barcelona in a preview video of their Champions League quarter-fina…

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Pernilla Lindberg wins ANA Inspiration after eight-hole play-off epic

• World No 95 takes surprise victory at Mission Hills• ‘It felt like too big a dream to come true but it has’Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg made her first LPGA victory a major when she when she won a marathon playoff at the ANA Inspiration in California on…

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Australia must score 612 to beat South Africa and salvage series draw

• South Africa 488 & 344-6 dec; Australia 221 & 88-3• Morne Morkel strikes twice in his final TestMorne Morkel took two wickets to restrict Australia to 88 for three at the close on the fourth day of the final Test as South Africa marched towar…

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Dean Elgar helps South Africa steam into formidable lead over Australia

• South Africa 488 & 134-3 v Australia 221• Opener becomes second fastest South African to reach 1,000 runsThe South Africa opener Dean Elgar dropped anchor to steer his side to 134 for three at the close of the third day of the fourth and final Te…

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Niki Terpstra makes decisive early solo breakaway to win Tour of Flanders

• Dutchman secures second ‘Monument’ classic• Quick-Step Floors rider left rest behind 28km from finishThe Dutchman Niki Terpstra claimed an impressive solo victory on Sunday to add the Tour of Flanders to his 2014 Paris-Roubaix title for his second tr…

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Serie A round-up: Napoli’s title hopes hit by draw at Sassuolo

• Napoli one point behind Juventus who play Milan later• Inter beat Verona 3-0 and Lazio thrash Benevento 6-2Napoli’s Serie A title hopes suffered a setback when they struggled to a 1-1 draw at lowly Sassuolo, needing a late own goal to avoid defeat.Th…