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Heather Watson fails to qualify for French Open

Heather Watson’s bid to qualify for the French Open ended in a comprehensive final-round loss to Dutchwoman Richel Hogenkamp.

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Wing Sean Maitland signs two-year contract extension with Saracens

Saracens’ Scotland international Sean Maitland has signed a contract extension with the reigning European champions.

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Sarah Taylor ready for World Cup pressure after ‘rollercoaster of anxiety’

Sarah Taylor describes herself as “incredibly comfortable” back in England’s World Cup squad after her “rollercoaster of anxiety” as she struggled with stress-related issues over the past 12 months.

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Andy Murray waits on French Open draw

Andy Murray and his fellow title contenders will learn the path they must take to French Open glory on Friday as Roland Garros prepares to host the second grand slam of the year.

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FA Cup final talking points

Arsenal and Chelsea meet in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

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West Ham sign former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta

West Ham have signed former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta.

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Boss Wayne Bennett hints at England extension

Wayne Bennett has delivered a strong hint that he aims to stay on as England coach after the 2017 World Cup by outlining plans for 2018 and beyond.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been doing his homework ahead of FA Cup final

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been studying Brazilian wing-back Dani Alves in a bid to earn a starting spot in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.

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Marco Silva quits relegated Hull

Hull have announced the departure of head coach Marco Silva.

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Jordan Spieth five shots off the pace in Texas

Jordan Spieth continued to struggle for top form as he finished five shots off the lead in the first round of the Dean & Deluca Invitational.

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Fitness boost for Ben Stokes ahead of second ODI

Ben Stokes will take a full part in training for England at the Ageas Bowl on Friday before a decision is taken on whether he is fit to face South Africa in the second one-day international.

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Cristiano Ronaldo event cancelled after terror attack

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s scheduled appearance in London this weekend has been postponed after the UK terror threat level was upgraded in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

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The FA Cup final in numbers

Arsenal and Chelsea will meet in the 136th FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley.

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Italy forward Samuela Vunisa leaves Saracens for Glasgow

Glasgow have signed Italy forward Samuela Vunisa from European champions Saracens.

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Karanka clear favourite to take over at Leeds after Monk’s shock resignation

Leeds must move on from the surprise of Garry Monk’s resignation and begin their hunt for a new manager, which could lead them to Aitor Karanka.

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Jordan Turner set to leave NRL for Huddersfield

Former St Helens utility player Jordan Turner is to cut short his stay in the NRL, with Huddersfield emerging as his destination.

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Wasps blow as injured Kurtley Beale ruled out of Premiership final

Wasps star Kurtley Beale will miss Saturday’s Aviva Premiership final against Exeter at Twickenham.

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LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach NBA finals again

LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan to become the highest points scorer in NBA play-off history as the Cleveland Cavaliers reached the finals for a third successive year.

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Where next for Marco Silva?

Marco Silva has left Hull following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.

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Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna & Willy Caballero leaving Manchester City

Manchester City have announced the departure of four more senior players whose contracts come to an end this summer.

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