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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hull FC finish strongly to inflict a third successive defeat on Wakefield

Hull FC consolidated their Betfred Super League top-four credentials with a 40-18 victory over fifth-placed Wakefield Trinity at the KCOM Stadium.

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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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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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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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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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Late Matty Smith drop-goal caps superb St Helens comeback win

Matty Smith kicked a long distance drop-goal after the full-time hooter to complete an amazing fightback from St Helens against his old club Salford at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

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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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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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Howard Webb warns diving players they could be immediately punished by VAR

Howard Webb says diving players will run the risk of “immediate punishment” under the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee system.

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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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