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5 things you might not know about Lionel Messi

Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi turns 30 on Saturday.

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Roger Federer through to last four in Halle

Roger Federer remains on course for a ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle after defeating Florian Mayer in the quarter-finals.

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Desperate Dan sorry for positive cocaine test but ITF provisionally suspends him

British number three Dan Evans has been handed a provisional suspension by the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for cocaine in April.

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Q&A: The important questions surrounding Dan Evans’ positive test for cocaine

Dan Evans’ career is in a state of limbo after the British number three revealed he has tested positive for cocaine. Here, Press Association Sport analyses some issues around the case.

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Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

Mauricio Pellegrino has been appointed as the new Southampton manager on a three-year deal.

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Investigation launched after ‘beer throwing’ incident before race at Royal Ascot

A report will be forwarded to the British Horseracing Authority after an incident involving a racegoer apparently throwing a pint of beer towards jockey Andrea Atzeni before the last race at Royal Ascot on Friday.

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Winter wonderland for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore

Dual Classic heroine Winter continued her fantastic season with an assured victory in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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Wigan winger Liam Marshall scores twice in dramatic draw with Huddersfield

Wigan winger Liam Marshall claimed a brace to take his season’s tally to 22 tries in all competitions but it was not enough to decide a hard-fought 19-19 draw at Huddersfield.

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Howard Webb warns diving players they could be immediately punished by VAR

Howard Webb says diving players will run the risk of “immediate punishment” under the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee system.

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Castleford too good for Leeds with confident Super League success at Headingley

Castleford passed another major test in their bid for a first Super League title by beating Leeds 23-12 at Headingley to move seven points clear at the top.

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Late Matty Smith drop-goal caps superb St Helens comeback win

Matty Smith kicked a long distance drop-goal after the full-time hooter to complete an amazing fightback from St Helens against his old club Salford at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

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New Zealand v British and Irish Lions talking points

The eagerly-awaited Test series between world champions New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions kicks off in Auckland on Saturday.

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British boxers shine in Ukraine

British fighters claimed places in seven out of eight finals on an outstanding day at the EUBC European Boxing Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Hull FC finish strongly to inflict a third successive defeat on Wakefield

Hull FC consolidated their Betfred Super League top-four credentials with a 40-18 victory over fifth-placed Wakefield Trinity at the KCOM Stadium.

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Great Britain make it the perfect 10 at European Team Championships in Lille

Great Britain enjoyed a successful first day at the European Team Championships in Lille as all 10 of their athletes in action reached their finals.

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England count cost of controversial Jason Roy dismissal in loss to South Africa

England were left to count the cost of Jason Roy’s controversial dismissal for obstructing the field as South Africa levelled their NatWest International T20 Series with a three-run victory at Taunton.

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Caroline Garcia wins twice in one day to book semi-final place at Mallorca Open

Defending champion Caroline Garcia won twice in one day to book her place in the semi-finals of the Mallorca Open.

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Grigor Dimitrov says Dan Evans news is ‘sad for tennis’

Grigor Dimitrov declared Dan Evans’ positive test for cocaine as “sad for tennis” after the Bulgarian beat Daniil Medvedev to reach the semi-finals at Queen’s.

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Petra Kvitova progresses to semi-finals in Birmingham as she continues comeback

Petra Kvitova secured the best win of her comeback so far, beating Kristina Mladenovic to reach the semi-finals of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

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High-profile drugs cases in tennis

British number three Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in April.

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