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Graham Ford leaves role as Sri Lanka head coach

Graham Ford has stepped down as Sri Lanka’s head coach.

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Hamilton third in final practice as Vettel has mechanical woes in Baku

Lewis Hamilton finished final practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in third as his championship rival Sebastian Vettel was struck down by a mechanical issue.

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Castleford too good for Leeds with confident Super League success at Headingley

Castleford passed another major test in their bid for a first Super League title by beating Leeds 23-12 at Headingley to move seven points clear at the top.

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Desperate Dan sorry for positive cocaine test but ITF provisionally suspends him

British number three Dan Evans has been handed a provisional suspension by the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for cocaine in April.

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British teenager George Russell to test Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in August

British teenager George Russell will get his first taste of Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 Mercedes car at a Formula One young driver test in August.

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Fiji defeat Scotland in Suva

Scotland’s mission to finish their summer tour unbeaten failed as they lost 27-22 to Fiji in Suva.

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Wigan winger Liam Marshall scores twice in dramatic draw with Huddersfield

Wigan winger Liam Marshall claimed a brace to take his season’s tally to 22 tries in all competitions but it was not enough to decide a hard-fought 19-19 draw at Huddersfield.

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England count cost of controversial Jason Roy dismissal in loss to South Africa

England were left to count the cost of Jason Roy’s controversial dismissal for obstructing the field as South Africa levelled their NatWest International T20 Series with a three-run victory at Taunton.

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Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

Mauricio Pellegrino has been appointed as the new Southampton manager on a three-year deal.

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Alvaro Arbeloa retires from football

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa is retiring from football.

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Lionel Messi at 30: Career goals breakdown

Lionel Messi at 30: Career goals breakdown

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi turns 30 today.

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Eoin Morgan: England’s decider against South Africa will not be a grudge match

Eoin Morgan has rejected the idea that England’s NatWest International T20 decider with South Africa has become a grudge match following Jason Roy’s bizarre dismissal at Taunton.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say The Daily Telegraph claims Arsenal have held further talks with Lyon over signing Alexandre Lacazette for what would be a club-record £49million. The Gunners do not expect to win the race for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe and are therefore channelling their energy and funds into capturing his fellow France striker, who scored 37 times for Lyon last season.

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Lions wonder-try is mere consolation as All Blacks dominate opening Test

Sean O’Brien scored one of the greatest tries in British and Irish Lions history – but world champions New Zealand still won a pulsating first Test in emphatic fashion.

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Mel Reid holes an ace in Arkansas

A hole in one for Mel Reid propelled her to within two strokes of the early clubhouse lead at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Arkansas.

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Ireland wrap up summer tour with another convincing win over Japan

Ireland signed off on their summer tour with a 35-13 victory over Japan at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

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Huddersfield complete signing of striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto

Huddersfield have announced the signing of Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto for a club-record fee.

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Dan Evans’ future in hands of International Tennis Federation after drug test

British number three Dan Evans is waiting to find out his punishment after testing positive for cocaine in April.

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Natasha Jonas stops Monika Antonik to win first professional fight

Lightweight Natasha Jonas made an impressive start to her professional career with a first-round stoppage of Monika Antonik in Newcastle.

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Jordan Spieth leads as Rory McIlroy struggles in Connecticut

Jordan Spieth remains out in front at the halfway stage of the Travelers Championship but Rory McIlroy tumbled down the leaderboard after a three-over 73 at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut.

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