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Name: Press Association
Date registered: March 31, 2014
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  1. Chris Gayle returns to West Indies squad for one-day series against England — August 21, 2017
  2. Leicester condemn fans for homophobic chanting in Brighton game — August 21, 2017
  3. Hal Robson-Kanu seals West Brom win over Burnley then sees red for elbow — August 19, 2017
  4. Ryan Hall celebrates 300th outing with try as Leeds beat St Helens — August 18, 2017
  5. Mauricio Pochettino calls on Tottenham to become guardians of ‘galaxy’ at Wembley — August 18, 2017

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Aug 21

Chris Gayle returns to West Indies squad for one-day series against England

• Opener set to play first ODI for more than two years
• Marlon Samuels also called up but no place for Dwayne Bravo

Chris Gayle is set to play his first one-day international in more than two years after being included in a 15-man West Indies squad to take on Ireland and England next month.

Gayle last played an ODI in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final but returned for West Indies in a Twenty20 against India last month following an improvement in player and board relations.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/21/chris-gayle-west-indies-squad-one-day

Aug 21

Leicester condemn fans for homophobic chanting in Brighton game

  • Club confirm fans were removed from King Power Stadium during match
  • Police say two Leicester fans were arrested for homophobic chants

Leicester City have condemned the homophobic chanting that took place against Brighton & Hove Albion after confirming some of the club’s supporters were removed from the stadium during match on Saturday.

According to witnesses, the abuse began in the closing stages of the game the hosts won 2-0. Following the match, fans of both clubs voiced their concerns on social media.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/21/leicester-condemn-fans-homophobic-chanting-brighton

Aug 19

Hal Robson-Kanu seals West Brom win over Burnley then sees red for elbow

Tony Pulis will review video footage of Hal Robson-Kanu’s dismissal at Burnley before determining whether to appeal the West Bromwich Albion match-winner’s red card.

The Wales international became just the fourth player in Premier League history to come off the bench, score and be sent off in a lively 20-minute cameo that earned Albion their second straight 1-0 success.

Related: Sadio Mané makes vital breakthrough for Liverpool against Crystal Palace

Related: Richarlison and Capoue strikes reward battling Watford at Bournemouth

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/19/burnley-west-bromwich-albion-premier-league-match-report

Aug 18

Ryan Hall celebrates 300th outing with try as Leeds beat St Helens

• Rhinos surge three points clear of third-placed Hull FC in Super 8s
• Wigan trounce Salford 42-6 while Huddersfield hammer Hull 46-18

The England winger, Ryan Hall, marked his 300th appearance for Leeds with a crucial try to help them get back on course for a home semi-final.

Related: Castleford secure first league title after overpowering Wakefield

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/18/rugby-league-super-8s-leeds-st-helens-ryan-hall

Aug 18

Mauricio Pochettino calls on Tottenham to become guardians of ‘galaxy’ at Wembley

• ‘Wembley was a big one for me. When I was young it was like the moon’
• Manager wants national stadium to feel like home for next nine months

Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to making Wembley his home for the next nine months, even if the English national stadium seemed like something from “another galaxy” as a child.

Tottenham Hotspur, who on Friday sealed the record £42m move for the centre-half Davinson Sánchez, will play all their home matches at Wembley this season while construction of their new stadium is completed.

Related: Tottenham must play their part in ending talk of Wembley hoodoo | Paul MacInnes

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/18/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-wembley-spurs-home

Aug 17

Samuel Sánchez withdrawn from Vuelta a España after failing drug test

• 2008 Olympic road race champion provisionally suspended
• Sánchez tested positive for a growth hormone-releasing peptide

The 2008 Olympic road race champion Samuel Sánchez has tested positive for a growth hormone-releasing peptide and has been withdrawn from the Vuelta a España, the UCI has announced.

The 39-year-old, who won his gold medal in Beijing, rides for BMC Racing and has been provisionally suspended after the failed drug test, cycling’s world governing body added.

Related: Becky James retires from cycling at 25, one year after Olympic silver medals

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/17/samuel-sanchez-vuelta-failed-drug-test

Aug 16

Championship roundup: Sunderland draw and Norwich sink QPR

• Simon Grayson’s side draw 1-1 at Sheffield Wednesday
• Nelson Oliveira opens scoring as Norwich beat QPR 2-0

Sunderland’s Championship credentials were put to the test but they emerged with credit after a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

After a horrible campaign last year, and a pre-season littered with problems, the Black Cats were not fancied to be much of a threat on their return to the second tier but under the guidance of the streetwise Simon Grayson they took four points from their opening two league games.

Related: Celtic draw a blank against Rosenborg in Champions League qualifier

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/16/championship-roundup-sunderland-draw-norwich-qpr

Aug 15

Championship round-up: Cardiff City break record with third consecutive win

• Cardiff City win opening three games for first time in their 118-year history
• Wolves beat Hull; Ipswich defeat Millwall; Middlesbrough overcome Burton

Cardiff City created club history as a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United kept them top of the Sky Bet Championship.

The Welsh club had never started a campaign with three league wins in their 118-year history but that odd statistic was consigned to history as Sean Morrison and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing put the gloss on a performance that suggests Cardiff may be credible promotion contenders this season.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/15/championship-roundup-cardiff-city-break-record

Aug 15

Leigh Griffiths says Astana tie is ‘make or break’ for Celtic’s season

• Striker says Champions League play-off win ‘would put everyone on a high’
• Brendan Rodgers adds European games had instilled resilience in his players

Leigh Griffiths says the success of Celtic’s entire campaign could hinge on Wednesday tonight’s Champions League play-off first leg with Astana.

After sweeping all domestic rivals aside last season Brendan Rodgers’ side again have aspirations of making their mark in Europe. They take on the Kazakhstan champions in the opening leg of their final qualifier, with a ticket for the group stages and a potential £30m windfall on the line.

Related: Leigh Griffiths double breaks Hearts as Celtic begin title defence in style

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/15/celtic-champions-league-playoff-astana

Aug 15

Mikel Landa to leave Team Sky and join Nairo Quintana at Movistar in 2018

• Landa played a crucial part in Chris Froome’s fourth Tour de France win
• Spanish rider signs two-year contract

Team Sky’s Mikel Landa is to switch to the rival Movistar team after signing a two-year contract.

The 27-year-old Spaniard, who missed out on a Tour de France podium by just one second in July, will race for the Spain-based team in 2018 and 2019.

Related: Alberto Contador leaves a legacy of cavalier racing and controversy | William Fotheringham

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/15/mikel-landa-team-sky-movistar-cycling

Aug 14

Rafael Nadal to replace Andy Murray as world No1 next week

• Spaniard returns to the summit for the first time since July 2014
• Federer withdraws from Cincinnati Open with a back problem

Rafael Nadal will overtake Andy Murray to reclaim the world No1 ranking next week after Roger Federer announced his withdrawal from the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati with a back problem.

Only Federer could have prevented the Spaniard from returning to the summit for the first time since July 2014, with Murray guaranteed to be toppled as he continues his recuperation from a hip problem. The Scot, who lost to Marin Cilic in the 2016 Cincinnati final, will lose 600 points, meaning Nadal would usurp him even if the 31-year-old followed his big-name rivals in withdrawing from the tournament.

Related: Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer to win Rogers Cup final

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/14/rafael-nadal-andy-murray-world-no1-tennis

Aug 14

Justin Thomas says jealousy over Spieth’s Open win inspired US PGA victory

• Thomas says envy over good friend Spieth’s win at Birkdale drove him
• US PGA winner thanks Tiger Woods for support during victory

Justin Thomas admits he was jealous of good friend Jordan Spieth winning major championships, but has also revealed the part Tiger Woods played in his US PGA victory at Quail Hollow.

As the son and grandson of PGA professionals, Thomas was seemingly destined for a career in golf and attended the 2000 US PGA at Valhalla as a seven-year-old spectator.

Related: Justin Thomas wins US PGA and confirms years of potential

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/14/justin-thomas-jealousy-jordan-spieth-us-pga-golf-tiger-woods

Aug 14

Day-night Test is step into the unknown for England, says Stuart Broad

• West Indies come to Edgbaston with the experience of one such Test
• ‘I just don’t know what to expect,’ says bowler before pink-ball clash

Stuart Broad has described England’s maiden day-night Test match this week as a “step into the unknown” and one that could prove an early leveller against a West Indies side they are otherwise expected to make light work of in preparation for the Ashes.

Steel bands and a fake beach are just two of a number of Caribbean add-ons set to be in place at Edgbaston from 2pm on Thursday as, with a pink Dukes ball in hand and under floodlights in the evening session, the two teams get their three-match Investec series under way and Joe Root’s side look to continue their form from the 3-1 win over South Africa.

Related: India pair Ravi Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara set to play county cricket

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/14/day-night-test-step-unknown-england-stuart-broad-cricket-west-indies

Aug 13

Lewis Grabban double fires Sunderland past his old side Norwich

Lewis Grabban came back to haunt his former club as Sunderland came away from Norwich with three points from an excellent 3-1 win. The on-loan Bournemouth striker scored twice either side of a superb effort from Aiden McGeady to help the visitors to their first Championship success of the season.

Grabban also scored a late own goal to provide some consolation for Norwich, who deserved better, but it was Simon Grayson’s side who ended up with a win to go with their opening-day draw.

Related: Football League: Cardiff City sweep aside Aston Villa as Blackburn lose again

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/13/sunderland-lewis-grabban-norwich-championship-match-report

Aug 10

Jonny May’s ‘Neymar move’ is sign of bigger rugby union transfer deals

• England’s Chris Robshaw believes new landscape is down to rise in TV cash
• Harlequins director of rugby says ‘market has gone stupid’

“Silly season” may be stretching it but the fact Jonny May’s transfer from Gloucester to Leicester has forced Premiership clubs to close a contractual loophole – not to mention earned him the nickname “Neymar” – is further evidence of a burgeoning transfer market in rugby union.

May swapped Kingsholm for Welford Road on Monday for a fraction of the £200m the Brazil footballer cost Paris Saint-Germain but as far as rugby in England is concerned, the move was just as significant. It came about because the wing activated a clause in the Premiership’s code of conduct which meant that, despite having a year left on his contract, Gloucester could not stop him talking to other teams.

Related: England’s Eddie Jones discovers risks of lauding ‘laidback boy’ Manu Tuilagi | Gerard Meagher

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/10/chris-robshaw-agrees-long-term-contract-harlequins-rugby-union

Aug 10

Danny Rose will consider offers to ‘play up north’ as he calls for Spurs signings

• Defender wants Tottenham transfers: ‘Not players you have to Google’
• ‘Time is running out and I do want to win trophies,’ he adds

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has said he would consider offers to leave the club and wants to “play up north” before the end of his career.

The Yorkshire-born 27-year-old, who has been sidelined with a knee injury for six months, has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea this summer. Spurs have not made a major signing during the transfer window and have seen Rose’s fellow full-back Kyle Walker join Premier League title rivals Manchester City.

Related: Ben Davies poised to reap rewards for his patience at Tottenham

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/10/danny-rose-play-up-north-tottenham-signings-spurs

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