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Rory McIlroy in confident mood as he chases third US PGA Championship title

Rory McIlroy is confident he can turn a B- season into an A+ by claiming a third US PGA Championship title in the space of five years.

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Roger Federer to miss rest of season

Roger Federer will miss the rest of the season, including the Rio Olympics and US Open.

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McCoy hails 'remarkable' JT McNamara

Sir Tony McCoy has described JT McNamara as "a remarkable man" after the death was announced of the former leading amateur rider.

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Chris Froome could target further Grand Tour glory in 2016 at Vuelta a Espana

Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome could target further Grand Tour glory in 2016 in the Vuelta a Espana, Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has said.

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Danny Willett: Time to rediscover form that won Masters title

Danny Willett believes it is time to put his Masters triumph out of his mind and focus on making further additions to his trophy cabinet.

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Russia's Olympic hopes receive boost for judo and shooting ahead of Rio

Russia's Olympic hopes received a boost on Tuesday when the governing bodies for judo and shooting approved the eligibility of all of their athletes for the Rio Games.

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Argentina express concern over state of athletes' village in Rio

Argentina has become the latest delegation to express concern over the state of the athletes' village in Rio, indicating it will seek to house a number of its contingent of athletes and officials elsewhere.

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Rugby Football Union agree eight-year partnership with Premiership Rugby Limited

England's aim of becoming the dominant force in the global game has been strengthened by a new agreement signed by the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby Limited.

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Kyle Edmund defeated in Rogers Cup opener

Davis Cup hero Kyle Edmund came crashing down to earth with defeat in the first round of the ATP Rogers Cup in Toronto.

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Doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova asks IOC to review her Rio ban

Russian 800 metres runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has asked the International Olympic Committee to review its decision to ban her from competing at the Rio Games.

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Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time

Chris Froome refused to set limits on his Tour de France ambitions on Monday as he reflected on a surreal victory and the moment he ran up Mont Ventoux and left his team-mates laughing all the way to Paris.

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FINA bans three Russian swimmers as it makes stance in doping scandal

Swimming's world governing body FINA has banned three Russian swimmers from going to the Rio Games, with four more being withdrawn from the team by the Russian Olympic Committee.

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Alastair Cook hails England character after Pakistan defeat levels Test series

England may have to get by without Ben Stokes next week for the fourth time this Test match summer - but before then, they have a series-levelling win to celebrate.

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Greg Rutherford blasts 'spineless' IOC over refusal to ban Russia from Olympics

Britain's world and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has labelled the International Olympic Committee's decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russian competitors at the Rio Games as "spineless".

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Formula One title fight will go the distance - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff

Lewis Hamilton's championship battle with Nico Rosberg will go to the wire, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has predicted, despite the British driver taking charge of the title race for the first time this season following his win in Hungary.

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Hard work pays off for Johanna Konta with title win

Johanna Konta felt all her hard work paid off after she claimed her first career WTA Tour title with victory over Venus Williams at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.

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Paula Radcliffe: IOC decision is a sad day for clean sport

Paula Radcliffe has declared the International Olympic Committee's refusal to implement a blanket ban on Russia from the Rio Games as a "sad day for clean sport".

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Australian Olympic Committee says athletes' village in Rio 'not safe or ready'

Australia's team bosses have refused to move staff or athletes into the Olympic Village in Rio after claiming the buildings are dangerous and uninhabitable.

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Chris Froome joins elite with third Tour de France win

Chris Froome crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Team Sky team-mates as he joined the elite club of three-time Tour de France winners on Sunday.

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Anti-doping bodies oppose IOC decision not to ban Russia from Rio

The world's anti-doping bodies are united in their opposition to the International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban Russia from the Rio Games.

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