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Windies coach Stuart Law urges players to ignore criticism following first Test

Stuart Law has urged West Indies to ignore the condemnation they have received from various former professionals following their Edgbaston horror show.

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AB De Villiers remains committed to playing test cricket for South Africa (Simon Cooper/PA)

AB de Villiers gives up South Africa ODI captaincy but commits to all formats

AB de Villiers has stood down as South Africa one-day captain after six years to concentrate on playing in all three formats of the international game.

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Jonny Bairstow said tweaks are needed to ensure day-night tests get the blessing of players (Tim Goode/PA)

Tweaks needed to ensure day-night Tests meet with players’ approval – Bairstow

England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow believes there are still a few tweaks needed to make day-night Test matches work out in the middle.

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Sale are looking to buy the AJ Bell Stadium, but could build a new ground as an alternative (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Sale try to buy the AJ Bell Stadium – but could build a new ground

Sale are bidding to buy the AJ Bell Stadium and say that, if they are unsuccessful, they will build their own.

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Hooker Ken Owens has a new-found appreciation of Lions' series result in New Zealand (David Davies/PA

Hooker Ken Owens has new-found appreciation of Lions’ series result

Ken Owens has said the All Blacks’ pummelling of Australia has made him appreciate just how well the Lions did to tie a series in New Zealand.

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Wayne Rooney scored a record 53 goals across 119 appearances for his country (Nick Potts/PA)

Tributes to Wayne Rooney following his England retirement

Wayne Rooney, England’s all-time top scorer, has announced his immediate retirement from international football.

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Alexey Lutsenko wins Vuelta a Espana stage five as Chris Froome extends overall lead (David Davies/PA)

Alexey Lutsenko wins Vuelta a Espana fifth stage as Chris Froome extends lead

Astana rider Alexey Lutsenko broke clear on the uphill finish at Alcossebre to claim victory on stage five of the Vuelta a Espana, with Great Britain’s Chris Froome extending his overall lead for Team Sky.

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Wayne Rooney has retired from international football (Mike Egerton/PA)

England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney retires from international football

Wayne Rooney, England’s all-time top scorer, has announced his immediate retirement from international football.

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We will find a little bit extra for World Cup final, says England's Scarratt (Niall Carson/PA)

We will find ‘a little bit extra’ for World Cup final, says England’s Scarratt

Emily Scarratt believes England’s class of 2017 is “right up there” with the team that was crowned world champions three years ago.

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Manchester United's Paul Pogba lends his support to UEFA's new Respect campaign (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba lends his support to UEFA’s new Respect campaign

Paul Pogba on Wednesday helped to launch UEFA’s new Respect campaign to promote greater inclusion, diversity and accessibility in football.

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Jonny Evans has been included in Northern Ireland's squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Jonny Evans included in Northern Ireland squad

Manchester City target Jonny Evans has been included in Northern Ireland’s squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers despite a hamstring concern.

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Denny Solomona, left, says he is determined to bounce back from his removal from England's training camp (Paul Harding/PA)

Sale Sharks wing Denny Solomona determined to win back England place

Denny Solomona is determined to win back his spot in the England team following his unceremonious departure from their recent training camp.

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Warrington have signed Tonga international Sitaleki Akauola for next season (Martin Rickett/PA)

Warrington sign Sitaleki Akauola for next season on two-year deal

Warrington have made Tonga international Sitaleki Akauola their first signing for 2018.

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Prop Grant Millington has signed a new three-year contract at Castleford Tigers (Richard Sellers/PA)

Castleford prop Grant Millington signs new three-year contract

Castleford prop Grant Millington has signed a new three-year deal with the Super League club.

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Manchester United have the most-tweeted team hashtag in world sport (Richard Sellers/PA)

Manchester United have most-tweeted team hashtag in world sport

Manchester United have the most-tweeted team hashtag in global sport, Twitter has revealed.

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Wayne Rooney has retired from international football (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Wayne Rooney’s England career in numbers

Former captain Wayne Rooney has retired from international football with England.

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Wayne Rooney has called time on his England career (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Reaction to Wayne Rooney retiring from international football

Wayne Rooney’s retirement from international football marks the end of an era, according to Football Association chairman Greg Clarke.

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Wayne Rooney is shown a red card in the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Portugal (Martin Rickett/PA)

Wayne Rooney’s highs and lows with England

Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after 119 appearances.

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Sir Mo Farah is ready to race for the final time (David Davies/PA)

Sir Mo Farah ready for final 5,000m farewell in Zurich

Sir Mo Farah is braced for a tough and emotional final track farewell in Zurich on Thursday.

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Lewis Hamilton will be bidding to get his title charge back on track (David Davies/PA)

5 talking points ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix

Formula One roars back into life at Belgian’s famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend following its four-week summer break.

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