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Stefan Ratchford earns coach's praise with starring role in semi-final win

Warrington coach Tony Smith sang the praises of full-back Stefan Ratchford after he played a key role in his side's 18-10 Super League semi-final victory over St Helens.

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Jose Mourinho preparing for a gruelling run of games after Europa League win

Jose Mourinho has called Manchester United's upcoming fixture schedule a "poisoned gift", making him all the more relieved to get a much-needed Europa League win against Zorya Luhansk.

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Jos Buttler expects Ben Stokes to be his one-day vice captain

Ben Stokes is likely to act as vice captain for England's one day international side on the tour to Bangladesh.

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Birmingham to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham has declared its intention to launch a bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

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Eddie Howe and Alan Pardew committed to clubs despite 'ultimate' opening

Eddie Howe effectively ruled himself out of the running to replace Sam Allardyce as England manager on Thursday, insisting he would not countenance 'turning his back' on Bournemouth.

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England injury double blow as James Anderson and Mark Wood miss Bangladesh tour

England have suffered a double blow to their seam bowling ranks as James Anderson and Mark Wood were ruled out of the Bangladesh tour due to a recurrence of recent injuries.

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Wayne Rooney to retain England armband under interim manager Gareth Southgate

Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain under interim manager Gareth Southgate, Press Association Sport understands.

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Football Association calls for full release of corruption information

The Football Association is awaiting "full and unfettered disclosure of all available material from the Daily Telegraph" as the corruption allegations engulfing football saw Southampton assistant manager Eric Black implicated and Tommy Wright lose his job.

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Southampton boss Claude Puel stands by changes after goalless draw

Southampton manager Claude Puel insisted he had made the right decision to rest four key players for the clash with Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

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Saints vow to work "closely" with Football Association and Premier League

Southampton have pledged to assist the Football Association and Premier League after assistant manager Eric Black featured in the Daily Telegraph's investigations into corruption in football.

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Ciaran Kilduff the Dundalk hero once again

Dundalk made history in the Europa League after forward Ciaran Kilduff came off the bench to seal three points in a 1-0 win against Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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Ibrahimovic header snatches drab win for United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's close-range header secured Manchester United a much-needed win from a flat Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk.

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Warrington heading to Old Trafford Grand Final after beating St Helens

Warrington over-turned a 10-8 half-time deficit to beat St Helens 18-10 in a fast and furious semi-final to become the first team through to the Super League Grand Final.

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Flanker headache for England coach Eddie Jones ahead of unveiling autumn squad

Eddie Jones will provide an insight into his plan to combat England's injury crisis at openside when he names a preliminary squad for his maiden autumn campaign as head coach.

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Southampton take point against stubborn Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Southampton secured a valuable point in their bid to progress to the Europa League's knockout stages with a 0-0 draw as Hapoel Be'er Sheva continued their extraordinary undefeated record at the Turner Stadium.

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Johanna Konta gracious in defeat as Petra Kvitova proves too strong in China

British number one Johanna Konta paid tribute to Petra Kvitova after the Czech knocked her out of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at the quarter-final stage.

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Danny Willett apologises for insulting article written by his brother

Masters champion Danny Willett has apologised following the publication of an article written by his brother which describes American Ryder Cup fans as a "braying mob of imbeciles."

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United States captain Davis Love confident over choice to play morning foursomes

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love is confident he has not put his team at a disadvantage by opting to play morning foursomes at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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Chris Froome speaks out about the use of TUEs in cycling

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has described the rules allowing athletes to take drugs that would normally be banned under sport's anti-doping rules as "open to abuse" and in need of urgent reform.

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Jordan Spieth hopes United States paint a pretty Ryder Cup picture at Hazeltine

Jordan Spieth is reminded of his first Ryder Cup by a painting of himself on the first tee at Gleneagles - but one thing he does not want to commemorate is the United States' poor record.

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