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French Open: Players to watch

Rafael Nadal goes into the French Open as the favourite to win an unprecedented 10th title.

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Eric Cantona posts message of support for victims of Manchester attack

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has recorded a message of support and solidarity for the victims of the terror attack in Manchester, saying “my heart is with you”.

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Jose Mourinho: Manchester will pull together after bomb attack

Jose Mourinho is determined to lead Manchester United to Europa League glory at a time when hearts and minds are at home with those affected by Monday’s terrorist attack.

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Andy Murray and Johanna Konta lead British hopes at the French Open

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta lead British hopes at the French Open

Five British players earned direct entry into the French Open singles events this year.

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Sam Allardyce resigns as Crystal Palace manager

Sam Allardyce has left his job as Crystal Palace manager.

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Cleveland Cavaliers move closer to another NBA finals trip

The Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from a third straight NBA finals appearance after beating the Boston Celtics 112-99 in game four.

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Champions Trophy teams reassured over safety following Manchester terror attack

Champions Trophy organisers have reassured all eight competing teams of the security measures in place at the tournament in the wake of the terrorist attack in Manchester.

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James Anderson facing extended lay-off with torn groin

James Anderson is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced the seamer has torn his groin.

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Wentworth defending champion Chris Wood: Home-grown golfers deserve more credit

As defending champion, Chris Wood is the latest player to find himself adorning a 40ft-high poster on the grandstand behind the 18th green at Wentworth for this week’s BMW PGA Championship.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Manchester City players expect to be lining up alongside Alexis Sanchez and Kyle Walker at the Etihad Stadium next season, according to the Mirror.

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Cracksman pleases John Gosden as Investec Derby hope enjoys Epsom spin

Cracksman pleases John Gosden as Investec Derby hope enjoys Epsom spin

John Gosden was satisfied with Cracksman as he put the finishing touches to his Investec Derby preparation with a spin around Epsom on Tuesday morning.

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Tom Dumoulin answers call of nature then retains Giro d’Italia lead

Tom Dumoulin recovered from an unexpected toilet break to battle back and retain the leader’s pink jersey after stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia, which was won by home rider Vincenzo Nibali.

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Nick Kyrgios crashes out of Lyon Open

World number 19 Nick Kyrgios suffered an unexpected second-round loss to Argentina’s Nicolas Kicker at the Lyon Open.

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Andrea Radrizzani buys out Massimo Cellino to become Leeds owner

Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani has taken full control of Leeds after buying the remaining 50 per cent of shares held by co-owner Massimo Cellino.

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Koscielny to miss FA Cup final following unsuccessful red-card appeal

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny is to serve a three-match suspension after his appeal against his sending-off in Sunday’s win over Everton was dismissed by the Football Association.

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Ian Poulter happy to put Wentworth ahead of FA Cup final and Monaco Grand Prix

Ian Poulter insists he would choose a weekend at Wentworth over watching his beloved Arsenal in the FA Cup final and a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Tianjin Quanjian play down Diego Costa reports

Tianjin Quanjian have distanced themselves from reports a deal to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa is near.

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Ajax boss Peter Bosz: Europa League final has lost its glow

Ajax coach Peter Bosz says the Europa League final has lost its “glow” after Monday’s bombing in Manchester.

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Petra Kvitova ‘on track’ to play at Wimbledon after knife attack

Petra Kvitova is “on track” to play at Wimbledon less than seven months after suffering a hand injury when she was stabbed by an intruder at her home.

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Extra armed police at Wembley for FA Cup final

Extra armed police officers will be deployed at Wembley for this weekend’s FA Cup Final and at Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership final, Scotland Yard said.

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