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England thrash Combined Affiliated States in 13-try World Cup warm-up rout

England gained a useful workout in the build-up to the World Cup, running in 13 tries in a 74-12 rout of a Combined Affiliated States team in Perth.

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Cracksman is one of the stars on show in the Champion Stakes at Ascot (Tim Goode/PA)

John Gosden challenges Cracksman to become a true Champion at Ascot

John Gosden hopes the decision to sidestep a clash with stablemate Enable will pay dividends for Cracksman in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

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Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic ( Daniel Hambury/Empics)

Jose Mourinho expects Ibrahimovic to return from injury by end of the year

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects to have Zlatan Ibrahimovic back fit before the end of the year.

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Scott McTominay has signed a new and improved contract with Manchester United (Martin Rickett/PA)

Scott McTominay signs new Manchester United contract

Scott McTominay has signed a new and improved contract with Manchester United to stay at the club until at least 2021.

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Dame Sarah Storey has given birth to her second child (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Dame Sarah Storey gives birth to second child

Fourteen-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey has given birth to her second child.

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Danny Rose (Dave Howarth/Empics)

Tottenham boss Pochettino: Past is in past and Danny Rose is part of my plans

Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham defender Danny Rose does have a long-term future at the club.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wary of Tottenham’s ‘world class’ Harry Kane

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes a ‘world class’ Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend.

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Shaun Miller (Richard Sellers/PA)

Carlisle player Miller first to be banned for diving

Carlisle’s Shaun Miller has become the first player in English football to be retrospectively banned for diving.

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Chelsea were quick to recall Alvaro Morata - will you follow suit? (Nigel French/PA)

Alvaro Morata and Sergio Aguero could be ready to help again in Fantasy Leagues

This is the week to buck the trend in Fantasy Premier League.

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Charlie Daniels, pictured, and Alfie Mawson have become the first English players to pledge at least one per cent of their wages to Juan Mata's Common Goal project (Steven Paston/PA)

Charlie Daniels and Alfie Mawson join Juan Mata’s Common Goal initiative

Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels and Swansea’s Alfie Mawson have become the first English players to pledge at least one per cent of their wages to Juan Mata’s Common Goal project.

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Tempers flared when Ashley Williams, centre, barged into Anthony Lopes (Peter Byrne/PA)

UEFA charges Everton following Europa League fracas which led club to ban fan

Everton have banned the fan who appeared to try to strike Lyon’s Anthony Lopes while holding a child, with UEFA also charging the club for the crowd trouble during Thursday’s Europa League tie.

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Heynckes demands more from improving Bayern

Jupp Heynckes believes Bayern Munich are entering a period of games which could define their season.

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Dr Richard Freeman has resigned from his role with British Cycling due to ill health (Tim Goode/PA)

Dr Richard Freeman leaves British Cycling due to ill health

Dr Richard Freeman has resigned from his role with British Cycling due to ill health.

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Roma have been charged by UEFA after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger (John Walton/PA)

Roma charged by UEFA over fans’ alleged racist chanting at Chelsea’s Rudiger

Roma have been charged by UEFA after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.

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FA opens inquiry into Eni Aluko’s claim a coach spoke to her in Caribbean accent

Eni Aluko’s claim that England women’s goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall repeatedly spoke to her in a Caribbean accent is being investigated by the Football Association.

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Max Verstappen (David Davies/PA)

Max Verstappen signs new contract with Red Bull

Max Verstappen has signed a new contract with Red Bull which keeps him with the team until 2020.

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Vincent Kompany, left, and Pep Guardiola (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester City still wait on Vincent Kompany as Sergio Aguero returns

Pep Guardiola remains unsure when captain Vincent Kompany will return for Manchester City.

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has dismissed rumours of discontent over his training methods (Tim Goode/PA)

Chelsea boss Conte dismisses suggestions of player discontent over training

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has dismissed rumours of discontent over his training methods.

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Courtney Lawes is set to make his 200th Northampton appearance (David Davies/PA)

Assistant coach Mark Hopley calls for positive response from Northampton players

Northampton have vowed to bounce back from their Saracens humiliation to keep their Champions Cup run alive in Clermont.

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Lewis Hamilton (Toru Takahashi/AP)

Lewis Hamilton unlikely to kneel for anthem but backs protest movement

Lewis Hamilton has launched a veiled attack on President Donald Trump on the eve of the United States Grand Prix – but says he has rowed back on plans to protest during the Star-Spangled Banner.

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