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England captain Eoin Morgan plays down concerns over fitness of Ben Stokes

Eoin Morgan played down concerns over Ben Stokes’ fitness after England kicked off their Royal London One-Day Series with a convincing 72-run defeat of South Africa at Headingley.

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Lionel Messi loses Supreme Court appeal over tax fraud conviction

Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax fraud conviction in Spain.

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Somerset sign New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for T20 Blast campaign

Somerset have announced the signing of New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for this season’s NatWest T20 Blast.

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The players to watch at the Champions Trophy

All eyes will be on the likes of Ben Stokes, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli when the Champions Trophy gets under way next week.

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United players dedicate Europa League success to victims of Manchester attack

Manchester United players dedicated their Europa League success to the victims of Monday’s terror attack.

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Steve Cook signs new four-year deal at Bournemouth

Bournemouth centre-back Steve Cook has been rewarded with a new four-year deal after an impressive campaign for the Cherries.

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Paul Gascoigne among finest home-grown footballing talents

Paul Gascoigne among finest home-grown footballing talents

Paul Gascoigne’s unique talent set him apart from the crowd and earned him a place in the pantheon of special footballers bred in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Ross Barkley will not be signing a new contract with Everton, according to the Mirror. The England international will either leave Goodison Park this summer or wait until next year, when he will be out of contract.

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Football mascot Bradley Lowery doesn’t have long to live, family says

The family of football mascot Bradley Lowery said he does not have long to live after his cancer began to spread “at a very fast rate”.

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Jose Mourinho leads Manchester United to emotional Europa League victory

Jose Mourinho is proud of the way Manchester United pulled together to win the Europa League, embracing the spirit shown by those in their home city since Monday’s terror attack.

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Champions Trophy talking points

England go into the ICC Champions Trophy on home soil as favourites despite having never won a global 50-over tournament.

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Champions Trophy in numbers

Ahead of the Champions Trophy starting on June 1, we take a numerical look at the tournament.

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Paul Gascoigne at 50: His career in numbers

Paul Gascoigne at 50: His career in numbers

Paul Gascoigne celebrates his 50th birthday on Saturday, May 27.

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Eoin Morgan leads England to emphatic victory over South Africa

Eoin Morgan’s 10th one-day hundred for England proved decisive as the hosts downed South Africa by an emphatic 72-run margin in the Royal London Series opener at Headingley.

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BCCI posts advertisement for India head coach role

India have invited applications to take over from head coach Anil Kumble, who will also be considered for a contract extension.

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Hashim Amla sees hosts England as bright prospects for Champions Trophy

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla believes home advantage could give England the edge in a hotly-contested Champions Trophy.

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Juan Mata ‘proud’ to win Europa League for people of Manchester

Manchester United’s Juan Mata is determined to build on the most special trophy of his medal-laden career, with the terror attack on the city he represents having made Europa League glory all the more important.

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Manchester United secure Europa League glory against Ajax

Manchester United pulled together in their city’s time of darkness, showing no little skill and spirit to overcome Ajax and win the Europa League.

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Pierre Rolland breaks clear to win 17th stage of Giro d’Italia

Frenchman Pierre Rolland broke clear to claim a superb win in the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia.

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Vincent Kompany praises Manchester’s resilience in wake of terror attack

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has vowed to support the victims of Monday’s terrorist attack and praised the city’s resilience.

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