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Ben Morgan in England squad for autumn Tests but no Danny Cipriani

Gloucester number eight Ben Morgan is included in the England squad for the autumn Tests, but there is no place for fly-half Danny Cipriani.

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Harry Maguire: Leicester defender remains focused and ‘ambitious’

England defender Harry Maguire says he wants to win trophies and play in the Champions League, but owes Leicester City for giving him a platform.

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Bruntsfield – world’s fourth oldest golf club – votes for women members after 257 years

Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society in Edinburgh – the world’s fourth oldest club – votes to end 257 years of tradition by permitting women members.

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‘Players now are more selfish’ – what’s it like managing at the top level?

From the impact on your family to shaping your message to the media, former Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal gives an insight into the unseen world of the modern manager.

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Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe gets tattoo for Bradley Lowery

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe gets a tattoo in memory of his friend Bradley Lowery, the Sunderland fan who died aged six after a long illness.

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US Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton is in Formula 1’s top five, says Fernando Alonso

Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the five greatest champions in Formula 1 history, says Fernando Alonso.

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Ted Hill: Worcester Warriors teenage flanker surprised to receive England squad call

Teenage Worcester flanker Ted Hill is surprised by his call-up to England’s training squad after just one Premiership start.

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Kremlin Cup: Britain’s Johanna Konta reaches second semi-final of 2018

British number one Johanna Konta reaches just her second semi-final this year by beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the Kremlin Cup.

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Hart has nothing to prove on Man City return – Dyche

Joe Hart “has nothing to prove” when he returns to Manchester City as an opponent for the first time on Saturday, says Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

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Luke Morgan: Ospreys wing’s surprise and family tears after Wales call-up

Ospreys wing Luke Morgan admits he was surprised by his Wales call-up, while his family were reduced to tears of joy.

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Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds United head coach ‘pays debt’ to Newell’s Old Boys

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa donates a reported $2.5m (£1.9m) to former side Newell’s Old Boys.

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European Open: Kyle Edmund thrashes Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Antwerp

British number one Kyle Edmund thrashes Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-0 6-2 to reach the European Open quarter-finals.

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Serena Williams’ coach says allowing on-court coaching would improve tennis

The “majority” of coaches break coaching rules and allowing it would improve tennis, says Patrick Mouratoglou.

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Nathan Hughes will learn from tweet ban – Eddie Jones

England number eight Nathan Hughes “deeply regrets” the social media post that triggered a further two-week ban says coach Eddie Jones.

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Sergio Perez: Force India keep Mexican driver for 2019 Formula 1 season

Mexican Sergio Perez will remain with the Force India team for the 2019 Formula 1 season.

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The big names who broke through at the Olympics

As an ongoing row puts the future of boxing at the Olympics under threat, we look at six huge names who first burst through by winning gold.

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