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Andy Murray beaten by Austria's Dominic Thiem in Barcelona Open semi-final

Andy Murray lost a brutal battle with powerful Austrian Dominic Thiem as his run at the Barcelona Open was ended in the semi-finals.

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Higgins one frame from final as Hawkins fails to fire

John Higgins was on the brink of his sixth Betfred World Championship final as he punished an out-of-sorts Barry Hawkins in Sheffield.

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Vettel secures pole position for Russian Grand Prix as Hamilton qualifies fourth

Lewis Hamilton will have it all to do to win Sunday's Russian Grand Prix as he qualified only fourth while title rival Sebastian Vettel secured his first pole position in nearly two years.

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Lizzie Deignan defies team orders to secure victory in women's Tour de Yorkshire

Lizzie Deignan revealed she used local knowledge to defy her race director and solo to victory in the Women's Tour de Yorkshire in Harrogate.

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Tony Adams insists the future remains bright at Granada despite relegation

Granada caretaker boss Tony Adams is confident the future is bright at the club despite relegation from LaLiga after a 2-1 defeat at Real Sociedad.

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Ilie Nastase: No one apart from Serena Williams should be upset by my comments

Ilie Nastase has denied that the controversial comments he made about Serena Williams prior to last week's fiery Fed Cup tie in Constanta were motivated by racism.

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Anthony Joshua prepared to play waiting game to beat Wladimir Klitschko

Anthony Joshua insists he is prepared to remain patient in his pursuit of victory against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium this evening.

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Rafael Benitez will not be watching as Brighton aim to seal Championship title

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez said he would not be watching as Brighton attempt to secure the Sky Bet Championship title on Saturday.

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Hull boss Lee Radford revels in victory after replacements rout Warrington

Hull coach Lee Radford was delighted to watch his team shrug off the absence of a host of senior players go top of the Betfred Super League with a 34-10 win over Warrington.

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Superb Roelof van der Merwe leads Somerset to victory

A maiden one-day century by Roelof van der Merwe helped Somerset pull off an incredible four-wicket win over Surrey in the Royal London One Day Cup South Group at Taunton with more than six overs to spare.

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Anthony Joshua throws weight behind "two to tango" claim ahead of Klitschko bout

Anthony Joshua weighed a career-heaviest 17st 12lbs 10oz as he dismissed as a "lie" challenger Wladimir Klitschko's claim the reason their Wembley Stadium fight is so big is because of him.

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Newcastle keep Championship title hopes alive with landmark win at Cardiff

Newcastle kept their Sky Bet Championship title hopes alive with a 2-0 victory at Cardiff.

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Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen wins opening stage of Tour de Yorkshire

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen won the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire ahead of Australian Caleb Ewan for a second year running as he emerged from a crash-marred finale in Scarborough.

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Sharapova closes on Roland Garros qualifying place

Maria Sharapova needs just one more win to book her place in French Open qualifying after beating Anett Kontaveit to reach the semi-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix.

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Canny Klitschko ups ante ahead of Joshua showdown

Wladimir Klitschko intensified his mind games before Saturday's world heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua by revealing he has already recorded his prediction of the outcome.

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I have nothing to say about Bouchard criticism, says Sharapova after latest win

Maria Sharapova declared herself "way above" responding to Eugenie Bouchard after recording the second win of her comeback to reach the quarter-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

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Equilibrium important for world title hopeful Higgins

John Higgins believes remaining grounded in victory or defeat is the best way to prolong his illustrious career as he aims to become a five-time world champion.

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Andy Murray sees off Feliciano Lopez to advance to Barcelona Open quarter-finals

World number one Andy Murray was given a good workout against Feliciano Lopez as he booked a place in the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with a hard-earned 6-4 6-4 win.

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Marouane Fellaini sees red in goalless Manchester derby

Marouane Fellaini saw red for headbutting Sergio Aguero as Manchester City retained a slim advantage in their top-four battle with Manchester United following a frantic goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium.

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Van Gerwen powers past Lewis to book Premier League play-off spot

Michael van Gerwen qualified for the Premier League play-offs in style after whitewashing Adrian Lewis 7-0 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.

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