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Jose Mourinho remains positive despite final-game defeat to Barcelona

Manchester United’s American tour ended in defeat but Jose Mourinho returns home in a positive mood, having been impressed by his team’s improved second-half display against Barcelona and “special” player Paul Pogba.

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Manchester City hammer Real Madrid in front of record crowd in Los Angeles

Manchester City hammer Real Madrid in front of record crowd in Los Angeles

Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the ICC Tournament in front of a record crowd at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

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Frank Warren certain Tyson Fury will return despite latest quit talk

Frank Warren certain Tyson Fury will return despite latest quit talk

Frank Warren has “guaranteed” Tyson Fury will reclaim the world heavyweight title after dismissing suggestions he has retired.

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Tom Helm follows Brendon McCullum’s lead as Middlesex thrash Essex in T20 Blast

Tom Helm’s five-for and Brendon McCullum’s rapid half-century helped Middlesex beat Essex Eagles by 72 runs to climb off the bottom of the NatWest T20 Blast South Group table.

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England complete clean sweep of group to set up France clash

Toni Duggan and Nikita Parris struck early in each half as England made it three wins from three at the Women’s European Championship to set up a blockbuster quarter-final against France.

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Alastair Cook’s appetite for runs digs England out of trouble against South Africa

England invested in future potential with three debutants at The Oval but closed day one in debt to an old favourite as former captain Alastair Cook bailed them out against South Africa.

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Luke Campbell to fight Jorge Linares in LA for WBA and WBC lightweight belts

Luke Campbell will fight Jorge Linares for the WBA and WBC lightweight belts in Los Angeles on September 23.

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Drama at Yarmouth as horse wins wrong race at odds of 50-1

Controversy reigned at Yarmouth when it was discovered that the Charlie McBride-trained Mandarin Princess, winner of the opening two-year-old race, was in fact stablemate Millie’s Kiss.

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Leighton Baines gives Everton a slender lead in Europa League tie

Wayne Rooney’s Everton return threatened to turn into embarrassment before captain Leighton Baines struck to give his side a slender first leg lead in their Europa League third qualifying round clash with Ruzemberok.

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No reasonable grounds for Newcastle tax fraud suspicion, court told

No reasonable grounds for Newcastle tax fraud suspicion, court told

No reasonable grounds exist for believing Newcastle United engaged in a suspected tax fraud, two High Court judges have been told.

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Celtic held at home by Rosenborg in Champions League qualifier

Celtic’s bid to reach the Champions League group stages stuttered with a goalless draw against Rosenborg in the first leg of their third-round qualifier at Parkhead.

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Joey Barton ban reduced to 13 months

Joey Barton’s 18-month ban for breaking Football Association betting rules has been reduced to 13 months, the governing body has announced.

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Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continue strong showing in Budapest

Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continue strong showing in Budapest

Great Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continued their strong showing at the World Championships in Budapest in the absence of Adam Peaty on Thursday morning.

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Stephen Moore steps down as Australia captain and reveals retirement plan

Stephen Moore steps down as Australia captain and reveals retirement plan

Stephen Moore has announced he will step down as captain of Australia immediately and retire from international rugby at the end of the year.

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Harald Brattbakk believes Celtic hold edge over Rosenborg despite first leg draw

Harald Brattbakk believes Celtic hold edge over Rosenborg despite first leg draw

Harald Brattbakk believes Celtic still have the edge over Rosenborg despite the Hoops drawing a blank when his two former clubs met in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier at Parkhead.

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Tour de France champion Chris Froome targets Vuelta a Espana title

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will race in the Vuelta a Espana as he bids to become the first rider in 39 years to win both events back-to-back.

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Max Litchfield finishes fourth as Great Britain miss out on more medals

Great Britain missed out on a medal on day five of the World Championships in Budapest as Max Litchfield finished fourth in the 200 metres individual medley.

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Frank Buglioni given Friday deadline to accept Anthony Yarde fight offer

Frank Warren has given Frank Buglioni a deadline of Friday evening to accept his offer to fight Anthony Yarde before he finds an alternative opponent.

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Cricket Australia urges players’ union to renew talks to end pay dispute

Cricket Australia urges players’ union to renew talks to end pay dispute

Cricket Australia has called for the players’ union to take part in last-ditch talks over the coming days to prevent the long-running pay dispute going to arbitration.

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Dawid Malan to make Test debut for England against South Africa

Dawid Malan to make Test debut for England against South Africa

Dawid Malan was confirmed as England’s third debutant in the third Investec Test against South Africa at The Oval.

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