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England Under-21s crash out of Euro 2017 to Germany on penalties

England Under-21s suffered more penalty semi-final heartbreak against Germany after Nathan Redmond’s miss sent them out of Euro 2017.

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Garcia report: England World Cup bid team broke rules when courting Jack Warner

The England 2018 World Cup bid team was found to have “accommodated or at least attempted to satisfy the improper request” of FIFA executive committee members, including former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, by the Garcia report.

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England seamer Jake Ball sent for scan on knee problem

England seamer Jake Ball is awaiting the outcome of a scan on his right knee.

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Jordan Rankin keen to make an impact during Huddersfield spell

Huddersfield’s latest signing Jordan Rankin reckons Super League has yet to see the best of him and he is hoping to prove it over the next few years.

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FIFA makes shock move to publish report into 2018/2022 World Cup bidding race

FIFA has taken the dramatic step of publishing a controversial internal report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process after it was leaked to a German newspaper this week.

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FA boss admits proposed Thailand game was ‘form of bribery’ in 2018 bidding race

Former FA chairman Geoff Thompson told FIFA ethics investigators that a plan for England to play a friendly in Thailand in order to secure a vote in the bidding race for the 2018 World Cup was “a form of bribery”.

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Michelle Payne stood down after positive test for banned substance

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been stood down from riding after she tested positive for a banned substance at a meeting at Swan Hill racecourse on June 11.

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‘No need to worry’ about Ronaldo future, says Real Madrid chief Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists he remains relaxed about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid future.

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Lyon president backs Alexandre Lacazette to stay with club this summer

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is confident reported Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette will not leave the Ligue 1 club this summer.

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Wilfried Bony wants to stay at Manchester City

Wilfried Bony believes he could still have a future at Manchester City.

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England youngsters can feel proud of Euros showing, says Ward-Prowse

England Under-21 skipper James Ward-Prowse insists the Young Lions will learn from their agonising Euro 2017 penalty defeat to Germany.

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Warrington’s Kurt Gidley to retire at the end of the season

Warrington’s former Australia international Kurt Gidley has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

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Anthony Martial suggests rumours of Manchester United exit are false

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial appears to have dismissed claims he wants to leave Old Trafford.

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Swansea striker Gomis set for Galatasaray move

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has headed to Turkey to complete his move to Galatasaray.

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Laura Robson suffers first-round exit at the Aegon Southsea Trophy

Laura Robson will go into Wimbledon with just one win on grass behind her after losing to Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round of the Aegon Southsea Trophy.

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Novak Djokovic passes Aegon International first-round test in straight sets

Novak Djokovic continued his preparations for Wimbledon with a straight sets defeat of Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the first round of the Aegon International at Eastbourne.

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Muir set for 1,500m and 5,000m at World Championships despite Black claim

Laura Muir and her coach have contradicted comments made by British Athletics performance director Neil Black that the Scot had only “a one per cent” chance of competing in both the 1,500 metres and 5,000m at the World Championships in August.

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Alves says he doesn’t play football for money after confirming Juventus exit

Dani Alves insists he is not leaving Juventus for a more lucrative contract elsewhere as he confirmed his departure in an emotional goodbye note to the club’s fans.

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Kumar Sangakkara passes 1,000 runs as Surrey take charge

Kumar Sangakkara’s unbeaten 180 put Surrey in charge against Yorkshire in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship at Headingley.

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German paper reveals secret FIFA report into Qatar 2022 corruption allegations

Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup looks set to become mired in fresh controversy after the leaking of a secret FIFA report into the 2010 bidding contests.

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