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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola saddened by Barcelona terror attack

Former Barcelona captain and coach Pep Guardiola has spoken of his sorrow following Thursday’s terrorist attack in his home city.

Barcelona's players and coaching staff held a minute's silence before training on Friday in tribute to the victims of the terror attack in the city ( Francisco Seco/AP)

Barcelona players and coaching staff pay tribute to terror attack victims

Barcelona’s players and coaching staff held a minute’s silence before training on Friday in tribute to the victims of the terror attack in the city.

The IBF and WBA heavyweight champion had been expected to defend his titles in November (Jonathan Brady/PA)

In video: Joshua admits ‘massive’ disappointment over Klitschko retirement

Anthony Joshua has revealed the “massive” sense of disappointment he felt when Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement and ended their plans for a rematch in Las Vegas.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Diego Costa "is in the past" (Richard Sellers/Empics)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off Diego Costa ‘criminal’ claims

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has laughed off Diego Costa’s suggestion that he has been treated like “a criminal” and says the striker is in “the past”.

Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United are unlikely to sign a winger before the end of August (Niall Carson/PA)

Manchester United boss Mourinho ready to abandon plans to bring in wide player

Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United are now unlikely to sign the wide man he had hoped for this summer.

Spurs will be playing at Wembley Stadium (PA)

Premier League talking points ahead of the second round of action

The new Premier League season continues with the second round of fixtures this weekend. Here we look at some talking points.

A fan encroaches onto the pitch during the Everton-Hajduk Split  Europa League tie (Nigel French/PA)

One man detained for pitch encroachment following Everton-Hajduk Split match

Merseyside Police detained one man as trouble flared during Thursday night’s Europa League play-off between Everton and Hajduk Split at Goodison Park.

England declared as soon as Alastair Cook's innings of 243 came to an end (Nick Potts/PA)

Alastair Cook’s 243 gives England complete control at Edgbaston

Alastair Cook’s Edgbaston vigil ended at last on 243 and brought an instant England declaration on 514 for eight midway through day two of the first Investec Test against West Indies.

Liverpool have rejected an improved bid of £113m for Philippe Coutinho (Dave Howarth/PA)

Liverpool reject improved Barcelona bid for Coutinho

Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for wantaway playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

Davinson Sanchez has joined Tottenham from Ajax for a reported club-record £42 million (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Tottenham capture Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez for club-record fee

Tottenham’s long wait for a summer signing ended with the announcement of a move for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez subject to a medical and the granting of a work permit.

Adam Lyth hit a domestic T20 record 161 for Yorkshire against Northamptonshire (Adam Davy/PA)

Record-breaking Adam Lyth leads Yorkshire to victory over Northamptonshire

Adam Lyth smashed a record 161 to keep Yorkshire’s hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast alive.

Castleford beat Wakefield to win their first ever League Leaders Shield (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Castleford win League Leaders’ Shield for first time

Veteran centre Jake Webster grabbed four tries tries to help Castleford claim their place in history.

Barcelona is the latest city to be hit by a terror attack (Giannis Papanikos/AP)

Sporting world reaches out to Barcelona after terror attack

Barcelona stars past and present have expressed their shock and sadness at the terror attack in the city.

Idrissa Gueye's goal gave Everton a 2-0 lead against Hajduk Split in their Europa League qualifier (Nigel French/PA)

Everton take control of Europa League qualifier but game halted by crowd trouble

Everton hold a 2-0 lead in their Europa League qualifying play-off tie against Hajduk Split after a first leg at Goodison Park that had to be temporarily stopped due to crowd trouble in the away section.

Becky James has announced her retirement (David Davies/PA)

Becky James quits cycling a year on from Rio Olympics silver double

Becky James, the two-time Olympic silver medallist and former world champion, has announced her retirement from cycling aged 25.

West Brom have rejected an offer from Manchester City for defender Jonny Evans ( Nick Potts/PA )

Pulis confirms City bid for Evans rejected but adds every player has a price

Tony Pulis confirmed West Brom have rejected a bid from Manchester City for Jonny Evans.

England prop Joe Marler has signed a contract extension with Harlequins (John Walton/PA)

Joe Marler commits to Harlequins with extended deal

England prop Joe Marler has signed a contract extension with Harlequins, keeping him at the Aviva Premiership club until 2021.

Barcelona are keen on signing Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho (David Davies/PA)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say The Philippe Coutinho-to-Barcelona transfer saga could rumble on until the end of the window with the Catalan club admitting it will be difficult to prise the Brazilian playmaker away from Anfield, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Centuries from Joe Root and Alastair Cook helped England to 348 for three on the opening day of the first test against the West Indies (Joe Giddens/PA)

Joe Root and Alastair Cook put England in commanding position at Edgbaston

Old-firm centurions Alastair Cook and Joe Root provided England’s bankable constants against the West Indies in an ever-changing world at Edgbaston.

Philippe Coutinho has put in a transfer request (Dave Howarth/PA)

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are not in talks with Barcelona over Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Barcelona claims that a deal for wantaway playmaker Philippe Coutinho is close to completion.

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