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Simona Halep seals landmark win over Maria Sharapova

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Romanian second seed Simona Halep recorded her first victory over Maria Sharapova and advanced to the China Open quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-2 win.

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Sammy, Pollard to lead teams in fundraiser for hurricane victims

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A Caribbean Select XI will take on a Trinidad side in Port of Spain on October 14 to raise funds for the victims of recent hurricanes in the Caribbean. The Trinidad side will be captained by Kieron Pollard, while St Lucia’s Darren Sammy will lead the Caribbean Select XI in ...

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British tennis player banned for one year for positive cocaine test

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British tennis player Dan Evans has been banned for one year after testing positive for cocaine, which he explained had accidentally mixed with his medication in a washbag.

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Harlequins and England prop given seven-week ban for gouging

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Harlequins forward Kyle Sinckler will miss England’s first two autumn internationals after being given a seven-week ban for gouging.

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Bairstow hundred sets up stroll to 4-0

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England 294 for 1 (Bairstow 141*, Roy 96) beat West Indies 288 for 6 (S Hope 72, Gayle 40) by nine wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details.

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Barcelona man prepared to quit Spain duty amid independence debate

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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he will retire from international football before the World Cup if his support for Catalonia’s independence referendum is deemed a problem.

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Ex-England, Southampton, Liverpool & West Brom striker retires

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Former England striker Rickie Lambert has announced his retirement from football.

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Lewis, Joseph denied by England’s late DLS dash

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A late ram-raid of a sixth-wicket partnership between Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali enabled England to overcome a sensational innings from West Indies’ next big thing, Evin Lewis, and a maiden five-wicket haul from their thrusting speedster, Alzarri Joseph, to wrap up the one-day series with a game to spare ...

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Ashes 2017: Ben Stokes, James Vince & Gary Ballance in England squad

England have included vice-captain Ben Stokes in their 16-man Ashes Test squad despite his arrest on Monday.

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Brighton striker given three-match ban over DeAndre Yedlin incident

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Brighton striker Tomer Hemed will serve a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct during Sunday’s game against Newcastle.

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