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Lions, unicorns, dashed dreams and a proud nation: England’s World Cup journey – video

The goals, the penalty heroics and the extra-time exit via inflatable unicorns and Southgate-inspired waistcoats, here are some of the best and most memorable images from England’s World Cup campaign‘It hurts a lot’: Harry Kane vows England will be bac…

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Wimbledon day 10 highlights: Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber set for rematch – video

Serena Williams will face Angelique Kerber in a repeat of the 2016 final after both won their semi-finals in straight sets. Williams beat Julia Görges 6-2, 6-4 to reach the final, while Kerber defeated Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3. In the men’s doubles Mi…

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Wimbledon day nine highlights: Anderson stuns Federer as Nadal books Djokovic date – video

Kevin Anderson pulled off a shock win  to beat top seed Roger Federer 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 and advance to the Wimbledon semi-finals. World No 1 Rafael Nadal faced a difficult road to a semi-final spot, taking almost five hours t…

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Wimbledon day eight highlights: Williams joins Kerber, Goerges and Ostapenko in semis – video

Seven-time champion Serena Williams will face Julia Goreges in the last four after she recovered from a set down to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Camila Giorgi. Elsewhere, two-time champion Angelique Kerber saw off 21-year-old Daria Kasatkina and needed se…

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Wimbledon day seven highlights: Federer, Nadal and Williams deliver masterclass – video

Defending champion Roger Federer stayed on course for a record ninth Wimbledon title on Monday as he thumped Adrian Mannarino to reach the quarter-finals. The Swiss top seed needed only 16 minutes to wrap up the first set and next faces Kevin Anderson….

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Peter Sagan’s father erupts in commentary box as son wins Tour de France stage two – video

World champion Peter Sagan won a sprint finish to claim the second stage of the Tour de France, and his father was overjoyed. Sitting in the commentary box for Eurosport, ?ubomír Sagan let out several celebratory cheers as the Slovakian rider took the …

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Sebastian Vettel wins British GP as Lewis Hamilton claws back second spot – video

Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the Formula One standings.In a thrilling race with two safety car periods, reigning champ…

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Olivier Giroud jokes Thierry Henry has chosen wrong camp before France v Belgium – video

France will go into their World Cup semi-final against neighbours Belgium with a ‘hunger to win’ and a desire to show their 1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry that he picked the wrong side, forward Olivier Giroud said. Retired French striker Henry is …

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World Cup power rankings: Brilliant Belgium go top before semi-finals

We rank the eight quarter-finalists in Russia with Roberto Martínez’s team at No 1 after their magnificent defeat of Brazil Would anyone have stood a chance against Belgium’s first-half evisceration of Brazil? Their front three were irresistible and in…

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Wimbledon day six highlights: Djokovic beats Edmund, Nadal soars and Halep crashes out – video

World number one Simona Halep suffered a shock third round loss to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei as seeds continued to tumble at Wimbledon on Saturday. In the men’s draw, fourth seed Alexander Zverev lost to Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis.  Rafael&…

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Wimbledon day five highlights: Federer and Monfils dazzle and Serena Williams wins again – video

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer continued his serene run at Wimbledon as he strolled into the last 16 with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff. The 36-year-old Swiss, chasing a ninth title at the All England Club…

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France fans celebrate reaching World Cup semi-final with win over Uruguay – video

France fans broke into joyful celebrations in the streets of Paris on Friday after the national team’s victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarter-final.Raphaël Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a …

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‘Come on lad, get out’: Kieran Trippier crashes John Stones press conference – video

England’s John Stones wasn’t thrilled to have his press conference interrupted by team-mate Kieran Trippier before their World Cup quarter-final clash with Sweden. The defender sent Trippier packing, telling him he could watch the interview on televisi…

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Shorts-pulling incident mars men’s 5,000m at Diamond League – video

Two Ethiopian athletes are in the spotlight after an ‘extraordinary’ incident on the final bend in the men’s 5,000m at Lausanne’s IAAF Diamond League meeting. Yomif Kejelcha, 20, had burst into the lead at the bell, but stumbled when approaching t…

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Wimbledon day four highlights: Muguruza bows out as Edmund advances – video

Kyle Edmund is the last Briton standing at Wimbledon after last year’s semi-finalist Johanna Konta crashed out, losing in the second round to unseeded Dominika Cibulkova. Edmund defeated Bradley Klahn 6-4 7-6(0) 6-2 to move into the third round of…

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John Stones: Colombia were dirtiest team I’ve played against – video

John Stones has called Colombia ‘the dirtiest team I’ve ever played against’ after England’s victory on penalties saw them go into the quarter-finals. The defender commented on the Colombia team surrounding the referee, the headbutt incident with …

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Chris Froome : ‘I knew that I didn’t do anything wrong’ – video

Chris Froome has indicated his eagerness to ‘move on to bike racing again’ at the Tour de France after he was cleared by the UCI on 2 June of any doping infraction. He added that he was keen to put the ASO’s move to ban him in the past. Froome is keen …

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Andreas Granqvist on his wife’s pregnancy: she wants me to stay here – video

Sweden’s Andreas Granqvist has insisted his wife wants him to continue his World Cup journey, despite her being heavily pregnant. Granqvist currently captains the side that will face England on 7 July. He added that ‘she wants me to be here and play fo…

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Wimbledon day three highlights: Wozniacki falls, Federer and Williams cruise – video

Top seed Roger Federer’s bid for a ninth Wimbledon title gathered momentum after he cruised into the third round with a 6-4 6-4 6-1 win over Slovakian world number 73 Lukas Lacko. The 36-year-old Swiss did not face a single break point and st…

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Wimbledon day two highlights: Nadal cruises through as Kvitova suffers shock exit – video

The world No 1 Simona Halep and defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza, along with British hope Johanna Konta, escaped the continuing carnage in Wimbledon’s women’s draw with first-round wins. Two-time former champion Petra Kvitova blamed increa…