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Mo Farah set for Zurich finale

Sir Mo Farah has decided he will end his track career at the Diamond League final in Zurich next month, organisers of the Swiss event have announced.

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5 to watch at the World Championships

The world’s best athletes are coming to London for the World Championships.

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Lewis Hamilton takes one step at a time despite closing on record

Lewis Hamilton insisted Michael Schumacher’s pole record was not on his mind despite being just one lap away from levelling the seven-time champion and engraving his name into Formula One folklore.

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Bolt may go back on decision to retire, says rival Gatlin

Usain Bolt could reconsider his decision to quit the sport, according to American sprint rival Justin Gatlin.

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Great Britain win gold in men’s freestyle relay at World Championships

Stephen Milne, Nick Grainger, Duncan Scott and James Guy claimed Great Britain’s fourth gold of the World Championships in Budapest with a fabulous victory in the men’s 4×200 metres freestyle relay.

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Wrist injury forces Sussex batsman Matt Machan to retire aged 26

Sussex batsman Matt Machan has been forced to retire from professional cricket at the age of 26 due to a wrist injury.

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Daniel Ricciardo sets early pace at Hungarian Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo emerged as an early contender for the Hungarian Grand Prix after setting the fastest time in opening practice on Friday.

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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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British Canoeing coach resigns after sexual assault investigation is halted

A coach in British Canoeing’s high-performance team has resigned after an internal investigation into claims of grooming and sexual assault was adjourned earlier this month.

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Rummenigge: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte ‘asked about’ Bayern’s Renato Sanches

Bayern Munich have reportedly claimed Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made an enquiry about their midfielder Renato Sanches.

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World Championships talking points

All eyes will be on Usain Bolt and Mo Farah as they look to crown their track careers with more gold medals at the World Championships in London.

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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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Jamie Jones-Buchanan wary of Gareth Ellis quality as Leeds prepare for Hull test

Veteran Leeds forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan says his old second-row partner Gareth Ellis could hold the key to Saturday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final against holders Hull.

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Police drop probe into bar ‘attack’ on footballer Ross Barkley

An investigation into an “unprovoked attack” on England footballer Ross Barkley has been dropped, police said.

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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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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say The Sun reports that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to take Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Stamford Bridge. The Italian is said to be planning a £50million swoop for the pair as he looks to beef up his ‘home-grown’ player pool ahead of the new season.

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BHA probes case of mistaken identity as ‘wrong’ horse wins at 50-1

The British Horse Racing Authority is to investigate after a 50-1 outsider won a race at Yarmouth by mistake.

Jose Mourinho remains positive despite final-game defeat to Barcelona

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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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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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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