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Stalls handler dies following serious injuries suffered in incident at Haydock

Stalls handler Stephen Yarborough has died after suffering serious injuries in an incident before the fourth race at Haydock on Friday.

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Ian Poulter draws on memories of 2008 runners-up finish at Royal Birkdale

A “bonus” week at The Open has sent Ian Poulter’s confidence soaring and it is being reflected in his game as he draws on memories of his 2008 runners-up finish at Royal Birkdale for inspiration.

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Van Dijk training alone after telling Saints he wants to leave – Pellegrino

Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk has said he wants to leave the club, according to new manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

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Birthday boy Paul Casey drops off Open pace after dismal second round

Paul Casey’s 40th birthday failed to produce any happy returns as he slumped out of contention on day two at the Open.

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Zach Johnson takes out frustration on driving range before superb second round

Zach Johnson took out his frustrations on the driving range before turning his latest Open challenge around with a superb second-round 66 at Royal Birkdale.

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Rory McIlroy continues climb up Open leaderboard after strong start on day two

Rory McIlroy discovered what a difference a day makes with a three-under opening nine holes at Royal Birkdale which was eight shots better than his first round effort.

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Pep Guardiola full of praise for Phil Foden after impressive showing

Pep Guardiola has hailed 17-year-old midfielder Phil Foden “a gift” for Manchester City after an eye-catching display against Manchester United in Houston.


Philippe Coutinho is not for sale – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not listen to any bids for Philippe Coutinho, saying: “We are not a selling club.”

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Homegrown players still vital to United – Nicky Butt

Manchester United’s head of academy Nicky Butt insists the club will always promote homegrown prospects despite their wealth as they have formed the core of their most successful sides.

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Newcastle bring in Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid

Newcastle have signed former Liverpool and Sunderland defender Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee.

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Henrik Stenson will not let burglary overshadow his week at the Open

Defending Open champion Henrik Stenson insists he will not let a burglary at his rented house spoil his week after thieves broke in and stole clothes and personal items while he was out on the course.

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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma seals Stoke loan switch

Stoke have signed Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan from Chelsea, who have tied the France international to a new six-year contract.

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Phil Mickelson misses his first cut of season ‘with flair’ at Royal Birkdale

Phil Mickelson’s search for a first victory since the 2013 Open Championship continues after the five-time major winner missed the halfway cut “with flair” at Royal Birkdale.

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Ilie Nastase banned by ITF until 2020

Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been handed a three-year ban from the competition following his behaviour during the match against Great Britain in Constanta in February.

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Rory McIlroy remains in contention at the Open after strong second round

Former champion Rory McIlroy hailed one of his best rounds ever in the Open Championship after remaining in contention for a fifth major title at a windswept Royal Birkdale.

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Rory McIlroy delighted to beat tough conditions to remain in Open contention

An “ecstatic” Rory McIlroy had no need of a pep talk after one of his best rounds ever in the Open Championship kept him firmly in contention for a fifth major title at a wet and windy Royal Birkdale.

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Andy Robertson completes move to Liverpool from Hull

Liverpool have completed the signing of Scotland left-back Andy Robertson from Hull.

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Alvaro Morata eyes trophies with Chelsea after leaving Real Madrid

Chelsea have clinched the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

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Edvald Boasson Hagen wins stage 19 as Chris Froome retains yellow jersey

Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage 19 of the Tour de France as Chris Froome crossed safely in the pack to retain the yellow jersey with two stages to go.

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Jose Mourinho determined to bring further talent to Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is desperate to add another player “as soon as possible”.

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