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No winning start for Steve McNamara as Warrington see off Catalans Dragons

New Catalans boss Steve McNamara lost his first match in charge of the Dragons as the Wolves claimed a hard-earned 24-16 Betfred Super League victory to keep their top eight hopes alive.

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England beaten on day one of the Women’s World Cup

England suffered a 35-run defeat in their opening match at the Women’s World Cup after falling short in what would have been a national-record run chase against India at Derby.

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Taulupe Faletau keeps hopes up despite Lions’ loss to All Blacks in first Test

Taulupe Faletau has insisted the British and Irish Lions can fend off both the weight of history and the mighty All Blacks to win their Test series.

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Fernando Alonso not unduly negative despite starting from the back in Baku

Fernando Alonso did little to dampen mounting speculation that he will leave McLaren by declaring his weekend in Azerbaijan has been “very positive” despite being on the back of the grid.

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Boo gives Jordan a fright but Spieth still top dog in Cromwell

Jordan Spieth resisted a spirited challenge from his fellow American Boo Weekley to preserve his one-shot lead in the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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England beaten by Netherlands in semi-final clash

England were beaten 2-0 by the Netherlands in their Hockey World League semi-final clash at Lee Valley.

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Lions wonder-try is mere consolation as All Blacks dominate opening Test

Sean O’Brien scored one of the greatest tries in British and Irish Lions history – but world champions New Zealand still won a pulsating first Test in emphatic fashion.

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Harry Aikines-Aryeetey stars as Great Britain sit third in Lille

Great Britain sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey took maximum points with victory in the men’s 100metres final at the European Athletics Team Championships.

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Lewis Baker says ahead of Germany clash: The pressure’s eased and we fear no one

England Under-21 midfielder Lewis Baker has vowed they have no fear as they plot Euro 2017 glory.

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Gregor Townsend defends replacement Scotland fly-halves after Fiji defeat

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has defended the two players who filled in at fly-half after regular starter Finn Russell was called up by the British and Irish Lions.

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Judy Murray ‘pretty sure’ Andy and Jamie will play at Wimbledon together

Andy and Jamie Murray could seek to cap their glittering careers by teaming up to win a Wimbledon doubles title, according to their mother Judy.

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Watford sign midfielder Will Hughes from Derby

Watford have announced the signing of England Under-21 midfielder Will Hughes.

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The Tin Man crowned best in Diamond Jubilee Stakes

The Tin Man came out on top after a thrilling climax to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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Lewis Hamilton posts perfect lap to claim pole in Azerbaijan

Lewis Hamilton delivered the perfect lap at exactly the right time to leave his championship rival Sebastian Vettel firmly in the shade ahead of Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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England Under-21 players and coaching staff make poignant visit to Auschwitz

England Under-21s made a poignant trip to Auschwitz as they prepare for their Euro 2017 semi-final.

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Lizzie Deignan claims fourth National Road Race title

Lizzie Deignan overhauled long-time leader Elinor Barker in the final stages to claim her fourth National Road Race title on the Isle of Man on Sunday.

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Lions coach Warren Gatland wants clampdown on All Blacks’ ‘dangerous’ play

Warren Gatland will ask the referees to clamp down on the All Blacks’ “dangerous” harassment of Conor Murray’s kicking game.

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Lions’ Jonathan Joseph: I could slot onto the wing if needed

Jonathan Joseph has insisted he would be “comfortable” on the wing in the British and Irish Lions’ Test series.

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5 talking points from the first Lions Test in New Zealand

The British and Irish Lions’ quest for a first Test series triumph against New Zealand since 1971 began in losing fashion at Eden Park.

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Jamie Porter shines as England Lions clinch victory

Essex bowler Jamie Porter helped guide England Lions to an emphatic 257-run victory over South Africa A at Canterbury.

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