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The Fiver | Paul Scholes and that breach of football betting regulations

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Reading the story detailing how Paul Scholes was hauled before the Football Association beaks to answer questions about his fondness for an occasional punt on football, one sentence leapt out at The Fi…

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Frankie Dettori lights up rainswept Royal Ascot with second-day double

• Ebullient jockey wins Prince of Wales’s on Crystal Ocean• Rider opened day with victory on Raffle Prize in Queen MaryFrankie Dettori took over on day two at Royal Ascot, scoring a 75-1 double on his first two mounts of the day, his wins including the…

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Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach due to personal reasons

Forty-nine-year-old leaves post after 11 months in jobAssistant Roberto Moreno takes over national teamLuis Enrique has stepped down as coach of the Spanish national team for personal reasons, leaving his assistant Robert Moreno in charge until Euro 20…

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Mats Hummels to rejoin Borussia Dortmund from Bayern for £34m

• Defender will complete transfer subject to a medical• Fee for Hummels understood to include add-onsMats Hummels is to rejoin Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund for a fee understood to be €38m (£33.8m) including add-ons, subject to a medical.The 30-…

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Mats Hummels to rejoin Borussia Dortmund from Bayern for £34m

• Defender will complete transfer subject to a medical• Fee for Hummels understood to include add-onsMats Hummels is to rejoin Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund for a fee understood to be €38m (£33.8m) including add-ons, subject to a medical.The 30-…

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Fifa’s dirty laundry does not cause such a stench in murky times of today | Marina Hyde

In a world of pee tapes, poisonings and cybersecurity attacks, news such as Michel Platini’s detention does not feel quite the full-spectrum scandal it once would have beenI’m so glad that sporticidal Fifa president Gianni Infantino got to enjoy his se…

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Atlético Madrid set to win race to sign João Félix from Benfica

Manchester City and United had also shown an interestAtlético hoping to pay less than €120m release clauseAtlético Madrid are close to signing the Benfica midfielder João Félix for a fee close to €120m after agreeing a deal with the player’s representa…

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India suffer blow as Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of Cricket World Cup

• India ask ICC to allow Dhawan to be replaced by Rishabh Pant• Afghanistan coach Simmons’s rift with chief selector deepensIndia’s World Cup prospects have suffered a setback with the news that opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out for the rest of …

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Paul Scholes apologises after being fined £8,000 for breaking betting rules

• ‘It was a genuine mistake,’ says former Manchester United player• Scholes made 140 bets made while co-owner of SalfordPaul Scholes has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association after accepting a charge of breaching betting rules.The former Manche…

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Hamza Choudhury: I let England down with red card and have never felt worse

• England Under-21 midfielder sent off in Euros defeat by France• Choudhury apologises for tackle that put opponent in hospitalHamza Choudhury has apologised for his awful challenge on France’s Jonathan Bamba and described the dismissal that cost Engla…

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‘I’m hurt’: Platini says questioning over Qatar World Cup was painful – video

Former Uefa president Michel Platini said he was hurt by questioning from French authorities after he was detained over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, who has never denied voting for the Gulf state in December 2010, was ques…

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Football quiz: the many managers of Chelsea Football Club

Who won the World Cup? Who played a final? Who liked eggs?How many Italians have managed Chelsea since they last had a (permanent) English manager?TwoThreeFourFiveChelsea have played in the top flight since 1989. Which manager earned them promotion tha…

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Australia should cut loose and make Steve Smith captain again | Russell Cunningham

Smith is a cricketer, not a criminal; he broke the Laws, not the law. So now the man who has been described as the new Don Bradman is back, he should be leading the sideWhen, or perhaps if, summer returns to England, I fancy wearing one particular cap….

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Cricket World Cup 2019: talking points at the halfway stage

From fair-play king Kohli to bail fails and rain delays, a look back at the first half of a tournament that is still waiting for a thrillerIndia’s game against Pakistan was the most anticipated of the group stage, the infrequency of their meetings – Pa…

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Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba even if they make a loss | Paul Wilson

Talk of increasing the French midfielder’s wages to ensure he stays at Old Trafford is silly and misses the pointManchester United should not bother waiting for an astronomical offer for Paul Pogba, whatever Ed Woodward seems to be saying. If any reaso…

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Nikita Parris: ‘Lyon are irresistible because they’re the best’

In an exclusive interview Nikita Parris talks about growing up in Toxteth, swapping Manchester City for Lyon and David Beckham’s part in her World Cup dream“The Champions League is one trophy that I need to win,” says England’s tricky forward Nikita Pa…

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Which footballers have had unlikely guests at their weddings? | The Knowledge

Plus: captains born close to the scene of trophy-lifting success, more Davids v Goliaths and the lowest-ranked international Premier League players. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“After Mesut Özil’s government-endorsed nuptials, have any other playe…

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Royal Ascot 2019: day two – live!

Follow all the action from the second day of the Royal meetingTalking Horses: rain-soaked Ascot perfect for Crystal OceanAnd feel free to post BTL, email Tony or tweet @tonypaley 10.16am BST Congratulations to fallguy99, who won Tuesday’s competition o…

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New Zealand v South Africa: delayed start at Cricket World Cup – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at EdgbastonCounty cricket – live! Latest news from around the groundsThe Spin podcast: join the team for the latest showAnd you can email Daniel here or tweet @DanielHarris 10.14am BST Look at this! Here’s Rob…

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County cricket: Kent v Notts, Yorkshire v Warwickshire and more – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsNew Zealand v South Africa: Cricket World Cup – live!And feel free to post BTL or tweet @tykestravels 10.00am BST Hello from York, where it’s not a bad morning to be a duck. Rain has greeted us at Clif…