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All Blacks boss Hansen hits the airwaves to slam ‘desperate’ Warren Gatland

Steve Hansen has reacted angrily to Warren Gatland’s demand that referees clamp down on New Zealand’s “dangerous” targeting of Conor Murray by phoning a radio station to call him “desperate”.

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Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One flashpoints

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel is under pressure to issue an apology after he drove into Lewis Hamilton during Sunday’s chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Hamilton brands Vettel a ‘disgrace’ during incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has accused Sebastian Vettel of acting like a “disgrace” after he was deemed to have deliberately crashed into his title rival during a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Great Day for Ryan as Riga win over Stephen Maguire ends wait for ranking title

Welshman Ryan Day landed the first ranking title of his career by overcoming Stephen Maguire at the Kaspersky Riga Masters.

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England claim Hockey World League bronze with victory against Malaysia

England secured a third-place finish in the Hockey World League with a 4-1 victory against Malaysia on Sunday.

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Andres Romero wins first title in nine years in Munich

Andres Romero held off the challenge of Masters champion Sergio Garcia and England’s Richard Bland to win his first title in nine years at the BMW International Open.

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Mario Balotelli signs new deal with Nice

Mario Balotelli has signed a new one-year contract with Nice.

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South Africa name uncapped trio in Test squad

South Africa have named uncapped trio Heino Kuhn, Aiden Markram and Andile Phehlukwayo in their squad for the four-match Test series against England.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Tottenham have laughed off speculation linking Manchester United with a summer bid for Harry Kane, with the Independent claiming Spurs chairman Daniel Levy values the England striker at £200million. United boss Jose Mourinho is understood to be a keen admirer of Kane, who scored 29 Premier League goals last season, but even a £100m approach would be rejected out of hand by Tottenham.

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5 talking points ahead of Hurricanes v British and Irish Lions

The British and Irish Lions play the final midweek game of their New Zealand tour on Tuesday when they face reigning Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes in Wellington.

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5 things you may not know about Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan became the first player to hit a half-century on his England Twenty20 debut during Sunday’s victory against South Africa.

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Kent sign Jimmy Neesham for this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast

Kent have signed New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham for this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast.

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Debutant Dawid Malan stars as England beat South Africa to win Twenty20 series

England claimed the NatWest International Twenty20 Series with a 19-run victory over South Africa in Cardiff.

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Murray brothers ‘might have a go in the doubles one day’ at Wimbledon

Jamie Murray has told younger brother Andy he will have to wait his turn if wants to team up at Wimbledon after Jamie won the Aegon Championships doubles title with Bruno Soares.

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Roger Federer sees off Alexander Zverev to land ninth Gerry Weber Open title

Roger Federer brushed aside the challenge of rising star Alexander Zverev to clinch his ninth Gerry Weber Open title in Halle.

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Petra Kvitova proud of ‘fairy tale’ Aegon Classic title success at Birmingham

Petra Kvitova described winning the Aegon Classic title as “a fairy tale” just six months after a career-threatening stabbing incident at her home.

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Steve Cummings puts injury behind him by completing a rare double on Isle of Man

Steve Cummings became the first man in a decade to do the time trial and road race double at the HSBC UK National Road Championships on the Isle of Man.

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Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot on play-off hole to win Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth survived a play-off showdown with Daniel Berger to record a wire-to-wire victory at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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Eoin Morgan defends decision to sit out T20 series decider against South Africa

England captain Eoin Morgan has defended his decision to miss the NatWest International Twenty20 Series decider against South Africa.

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Lions coach Warren Gatland wants clampdown on All Blacks’ ‘dangerous’ play

Warren Gatland will ask the referees to clamp down on the All Blacks’ “dangerous” harassment of Conor Murray’s kicking game.

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