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Prince Harry heading to Headingley for first engagement as patron of RFL

Prince Harry will carry out his first official engagement as patron of the Rugby Football League next Thursday when he visits Headingley.

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Catalans Dragons scrum-half Richie Myler to join Leeds

Former England scrum-half Richie Myler will join Leeds on a three-year contract from next season.

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German paper reveals secret FIFA report into Qatar 2022 corruption allegations

Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup looks set to become mired in fresh controversy after the leaking of a secret FIFA report into the 2010 bidding contests.

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Injury scare for Murray ahead of Wimbledon title defence

Andy Murray has pulled out of his scheduled Wimbledon warm-up match at the Hurlingham Club on Tuesday because of a sore hip.

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Newcastle move to reassure Rafa Benitez that transfer targets are being pursued

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has been told the club shares his frustration as they await a significant breakthrough in the transfer market.

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Defender Gabby George first to sign full-time deal with Everton Ladies

Everton Ladies defender Gabby George has become the club’s first full-time female professional after signing a two-year contract.

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Lions held to draw by Hurricanes after surrendering second-half lead

The British and Irish Lions were held to a dispiriting 31-31 draw in Wellington after succumbing to a final-quarter fightback by the Hurricanes.

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Lizzy Yarnold criticises omission of Russians from Winter Olympic checks

Lizzy Yarnold has criticised the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation for failing to include any Russian skeleton athletes on its official list of those who must commit to regular anti-doping checks for the Winter Olympic season.

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Liverpool set to avoid punishment for allegedly tapping up Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool are set to escape punishment for allegedly tapping up Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

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5 things we learned from the British and Irish Lions’ draw with the Hurricanes

The British and Irish Lions’ final midweek match of their New Zealand tour ended in a gripping 31-31 draw against Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium.

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Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy ‘set on’ Bordeaux move

Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy could be set for a return to France with Bordeaux after reportedly saying he wants to join the Ligue 1 club.

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Zak Hardaker makes Castleford move permanent

Castleford have completed the permanent signing of England full-back Zak Hardaker after paying a £150,000 transfer fee to Leeds.

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Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday set for switch to Azerbaijani side Qabala

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday is on his way to Austria to complete a season-long loan to Azerbaijani outfit Qabala.

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Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon preparations hit by rain at Eastbourne

Novak Djokovic’s preparations for Wimbledon were undermined on Tuesday when heavy rain caused play at Eastbourne to be cancelled.

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FIFA makes shock move to publish report into 2018/2022 World Cup bidding race

FIFA has taken the dramatic step of publishing a controversial internal report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process after it was leaked to a German newspaper this week.

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John McEnroe won’t apologise over Serena Williams remarks

John McEnroe has refused to apologise for his comments about Serena Williams – and believes men should play against women to settle the argument.

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Rain frustrates Willis and Broady at Wimbledon

Rain washed out the all-British showdown between Marcus Willis and Liam Broady in the Wimbledon qualifiers on Tuesday.

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Former Italy defender Paolo Maldini suffers defeat in professional tennis debut

Former footballer Paolo Maldini’s professional tennis debut ended in defeat at the Aspria Tennis Cup in Milan.

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Safe standing in Football League moves closer as Shrewsbury apply for rail seats

Shrewsbury have become the first English club to apply for the introduction of safe standing at their ground.

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Jurgen Klinsmann denies Sunderland links

World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann has distanced himself from speculation that he could return to management at Sunderland.

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