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Age not an obstacle in Serena Williams’ pursuit of 24th major, Mouratoglou says

‘Time is working for her,’ Williams’ coach tells Sky SportsAmerican has lost four straight major finals in bid for recordSerena Williams is getting faster and fitter in her hunt for an elusive 24th Grand Slam title and the 37-year-old still has time on…

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Richie Mo’unga keeps All Blacks’ flyhalf jersey for Springboks opener

Beauden Barrett to start at fullback in YokohamaSonny Bill Williams on strong New Zealand benchBeauden Barrett will start at fullback for New Zealand in their World Cup Pool B opener against South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday after coach Steve Hansen…

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Wallabies go with Pocock-Hooper combination for World Cup opener

‘Pooper’ combination to start against Fiji in SapporoLukhan Salakai-Loto demoted to benchMichael Cheika has reinstated his “Pooper” loose forward combination for their World Cup Pool D opener against Fiji in Sapporo on Saturday, with David Pocock and M…

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DA won’t prosecute Antonio Brown on rape accusations because of statute

Allegheny DA won’t prosecute NFL star on rape accusationsNFL has interviewed accuser as it conducts own investigationBrown farted in my face and didn’t pay his bill, doctor saysNew England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown won’t be prosecuted on sex…

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‘We’re still the best’: Stephen Curry commits to playing in 2020 Olympics

Curry planning on playing in 2020 Olympics: ‘That is the plan’USA coming off embarrassing seventh-place World Cup finishGolden State Warriors star Steph Curry is planning to be part of the team that represents the United States at the 2020 Olympic Game…

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Brazil fire warning shot to surfing rivals in Olympic qualifier

Italo Ferreira wins men’s gold at MiyazakiCompatriot Silvana Lima takes women’s silver Powerhouses Brazil showed just what a threat they will be at surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, claiming gold and bronze in the men’s division and silver in…

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Vuelta a España: Primoz Roglic set to triumph after retaining red jersey

Ceremonial jaunt into Madrid to conclude raceTadej Pogacar breaks away to win stage 20Slovenian Primoz Roglic is poised to win the Vuelta a España after retaining the leader’s red jersey as his compatriot Tadej Pogacar won a decisive stage 20 in the mo…

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Antonio Brown set for New England Patriots debut despite rape lawsuit

New England star avoids exempt list and can play in Week 2All-Pro wideout accused of raping former trainer in lawsuit Antonio Brown is eligible to play Sunday when the New England Patriots visit the Miami Dolphins.Brown, the subject of a civil suit by …

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Vuelta a España: Movistar accuse UCI of favouring Roglic after stage 19 spill

Red jersey involved in crash on stage 19Rémi Cavagna holds on for breakaway win in ToledoMovistar’s sporting director accused cycling’s governing body of favouring Vuelta a España leader Primoz Roglic on Friday after the Slovenian was allowed to use a …

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All Blacks suffer blow on eve of World Cup with Luke Jacobson out with concussion

Loose forward has developed delayed symptoms Versatile Shannon Frizell brought into squadAll Blacks loose forward Luke Jacobson has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup due to a delayed onset of concussion and will be replaced by Shannon Frizell. The …

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Vuelta a España: Primoz Roglic closes in on glory after stage 18

Sergio Higuita holds on to take stage victoryRoglic finishes second to extend overall leadPrimoz Roglic took a step closer to winning the Vuelta a España with a strong second-place finish on the 18th stage, increasing his overall lead entering the fina…

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Lionel Messi admits he ‘would have loved’ Neymar to return to Barcelona

‘For me, Neymar is one of the best players in the world’Messi has contract clause that allows him to leave Barça for freeLionel Messi says he wanted Neymar to return to Barcelona this year, adding that his former teammate had been looking forward to re…

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Sri Lankan cricket board warned over terrorist threat to Pakistan tour

• 10 Sri Lankan players have pulled out over security concerns • Pakistan has not hosted Test since Sri Lanka bus attack in 2009The Sri Lankan cricket board says it has been warned about a possible terrorist threat during its planned tour of Pakistan a…

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Neymar’s accuser charged with fraud and extortion over rape case

PSG and Brazil forward had been accused of rape in Paris hotelAccuser hit with fraud, extortion and slander charges in BrazilPolice in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo have indicted the woman who accused Neymar of rape, charging her with fraud, extorti…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Ronaldo gets four, France stroll it, Czechs bounce back

• Ronaldo takes international tally to 93 in 5-1 win over Lithuania• Czech Republic leapfrog Kosovo with 3-0 victory in MontenegroPortugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international goals tally to 93 when he scored four times to give the European…

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Chris Froome back in hospital after cutting thumb in kitchen accident

• ‘This is not my year’, British cyclist tweets after surgery• Froome suffered multiple fractures in July training crashFour-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome is back in hospital after accidentally cutting his thumb with a kitchen knife – the lat…

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Eight Czech fans arrested over plans to fly drone at Kosovo Euro 2020 qualifier

Away fans held before game against Czech Republic in PristinaPolice seize drone, ‘Kosovo is Serbia’ banner and fireworksPolice in Kosovo have arrested eight Czech football supporters who were apparently planning to fly a drone with a pro-Serbia banner …

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Wallabies ease past Samoa in Rugby World Cup warm-up

Australia beat Samoa 34-15 after big first half‘It was a tough one, lots of big hits’David Pocock made a successful return as the Wallabies bade farewell to Australia with a 34-15 victory over Samoa at Western Sydney Stadium on Saturday in their final …

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Garry Monk confirmed as new Sheffield Wednesday manager

• Monk back in work after being sacked by Birmingham• His first game in charge will away to HuddersfieldSheffield Wednesday have announced the appointment of Garry Monk as the club’s new manager.Monk replaces Steve Bruce, who left Sheffield Wednesday t…

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David Pocock to end Test rugby career after Wallabies’ World Cup tilt

Flanker says it is good to be ‘finishing up’ with Will Genia31-year-old has played 77 Tests for Australia to dateAustralia forward David Pocock has confirmed that he would play no more Test rugby after taking part in his third Rugby World Cup for the W…