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Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav star as India thrash England in first ODI

• England 268 all out; India 269-2; India win by eight wickets• Spinner Yadav takes six wickets on flat pitch at Trent Bridge How do you solve a problem like Kuldeep Yadav? It is a question that could well be vexing English batsmen for the remainder of…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/12/england-india-first-odi-rohit-sharma-kuldeep-yadav

‘I do a lot of dumb stuff,’ admits Phil Mickelson about US Open controversy

• Mickelson says backlash over reaction to bad putt was his fault• Luke List leads way at Scottish Open as Lee Westwood hits formPhil Mickelson conceded he does a lot of “dumb stuff”, after speaking at length for the first time about his controversial …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/12/scottish-open-first-round-golf-report

Woolford effect drives Huddersfield to seven win in eight against Wigan

• Huddersfield 20-12 Wigan • Darnell McIntosh shines as Giants strength top-eight bidThe frontrunners in the race to make Super League’s top eight is changing on a near-weekly basis, but perhaps the one real constant is the form of the side who were la…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/12/australia-revive-kangaroo-rugby-league-tours-super-leage-wigan-huddersfield-warringon-catalans

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal progress ominously into Wimbledon quarters

• Federer beats Adrian Mannarino, Nadal sees off Jiri Vesely• Novak Djokovic also through after beating Karen KhachanovAndy Murray is back at Wimbledon – for what should be a fascinating stint in the BBC commentary box – but a corner of his heart surel…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/09/roger-federer-eases-past-mannarino-into-wimbledon-quarter-finals-tennis

India’s Rohit Sharma smashes century to win T20 series over England

• Sharma hits world-record-equalling third T20 hundred• MS Dhoni takes world-record five catches• Full scorecard from the T20 InternationalEngland came up short in their Bristol decider as Rohit Sharma’s world record-equalling third Twenty20 internatio…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/08/india-rohit-sharma-century-t20-series-england

Chris Froome crashes as Fernando Gaviria wins Tour de France stage one

• Defending champion forced off road around 5km from end • Froome recovers to finish but almost a minute behind GaviriaChris Froome crashed in a chaotic finale to the opening stage of the Tour de France as the Colombian Fernando Gaviria won the stage i…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/07/chris-froome-crashes-fernando-gaviria-tour-de-france-stage-one

Johanna Konta knocked out of Wimbledon by Dominika Cibulkova

• British No 1 in chastening 6-3, 6-4 second-round defeat• Konta will fall 19 spots in the world rankings to 43rd placeAs much as she would like it to be otherwise, everything in the garden is not so light-hearted, cake-filled and rosy for the ever-smi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/05/johanna-konta-out-of-wimbledon-dominika-cibulkova

Wada head of science unconcerned about fallout from Chris Froome case

• Dr Oliver Rabin plays down fears over salbutamol tests• Froome named in Team Sky squad for Tour de FranceThe World Anti-Doping Agency’s head of science has sought to play down fears that Chris Froome’s salbutamol case may raise questions about other …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/03/chris-froome-team-sky-leader-tour-de-france

Wayne Rooney dismisses ‘unfair’ World Cup question at DC United unveiling

Former England captain will watch Russia 2018 from the USForward says he hopes to restore fortunes of new team in MLSWayne Rooney insists he has not moved to DC United to wind down his career and that he retains the hunger required to succeed…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/02/wayne-rooney-dc-united-mls

Former Team Sky doctor: breakdown stopped me from appearing before MPs

• Jiffy bag affair led to ‘depressive illness’, says Richard Freeman • Freeman: I never crossed line into cheating or even a grey areaThe former Team Sky doctor at the centre of the Jiffy bag affair said he had a “major depressive illness” before withd…

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Leeds sack Brian McDermott after record seven straight defeats

• Super League club part company with long-serving coach• ‘Leeds Rhinos will be forever indebted to his contribution’Leeds have sacked their head coach Brian McDermott following a club record seven successive Super League losses.McDermott succeeded Bri…

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‘I have the hunger’: Wayne Rooney completes move to DC United

Club reaches agreement with Everton for permanent transferRooney says US move ‘fulfills another career ambition for me’Wayne Rooney’s dream return to boyhood club Everton is over after one season following the 32-year-old’s move to Major League Soccer …

Permanent link to this article: http://sportgnome.com/blog/2018/06/28/i-have-the-hunger-wayne-rooney-completes-move-to-dc-united/

Former referee Mark Halsey admits booking player who asked for card

• Player wanted subsequent suspension to pass before derby• Halsey: ‘He asked if I could show a yellow. And I did actually’Mark Halsey has said he was approached by a player asking to be booked during an English top-flight game in 2011.The former Premi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/28/former-referee-mark-halsey-admits-booking-player-asked-for-yellow-card

England rally to beat New Zealand and hail Denver fixture as a success

England 36-18 New ZealandCrowd of 19,320 at Mile High StadiumEngland fought back from 12-0 down to beat New Zealand 36-18 in their groundbreaking Test match in Denver, Colorado.An encouraging crowd of 19,320 at Mile High Stadium witnessed an impressive…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/24/england-rally-to-beat-new-zealand-and-hail-denver-fixture-as-a-success

Football League fixtures: Lampard’s Derby kick off season at Reading

Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds host Stoke City in openerVilla start at Steve Bruce’s former side Hull CityFrank Lampard’s first competitive game as Derby manager will kick-off the Championship campaign. The former England midfielder, who took over at the Ram…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/21/football-league-fixtures-lampards-derby-kick-off-season-at-reading

Phil Mickelson says he’s sorry for hitting moving ball during US Open

Golfer ‘embarrassed and disappointed’ for Saturday incidentMickelson incurred two-shot penalty for hitting moving ballSeveral fellow pros believed he should have been disqualifiedPhil Mickelson is “embarrassed and disappointed” by his actions after del…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/20/phil-mickelson-apologizes-hitting-moving-ball