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    England Midfield Role Debate An Overreaction – Rooney

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    England captain Wayne Rooney says the debate over his role in the team has been an “overreaction”. Rooney, winning his 116th cap, mainly played a deep midfield role in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Slovakia, which was new boss Sam Allardyce’s first in charge. Allardyce said post-match it was “not for me to say” what Rooney’s…

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    Barcelona Goalkeeper Bravo Set For Man City Medical

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    Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is set for a medical at Manchester City. The Chile international, 33, has been identified by City boss Pep Guardiola as his new number one keeper. Asked about Bravo, Guardiola said: “I cannot deny what everyone knows. The deal is not complete. After I will answer about a player who at…

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    Rio Paralympics 2016: Russia Banned After Losing Appeal

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    Russia will not compete at next month’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) upheld the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) ban on all Russian competitors. The IPC made the decision in light of the McLaren report, which detailed a state-sponsored doping…

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    Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian Athletes Banned After Doping Scandal

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    Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country’s doping scandal. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban. The report, published last month, claimed Russia had operated a state-sponsored doping programme. The Russian Paralympic Committee will reportedly appeal…

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    Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony Celebrates Brazil To Open Games

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    The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio’s Maracana stadium. Broadcast to an estimated audience of three billion, it celebrated Brazil’s history, culture and natural beauty, before former marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the Olympic cauldron. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray led the Great Britain team into the…

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    Russia Given Suspended Disqualification From Euro 2016

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    Russia will be disqualified from Euro 2016 if there is further crowd trouble at their remaining tournament matches. Uefa, European football’s governing body, has given Russia a suspended disqualification and a 150,000 euro (£119,000) fine for disorder in the game against England in Marseille. Russia were charged over fan racism and fireworks being set off…

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    De Gea Denies Forced Sex Party Claim

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    Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has denied as “lies” a claim he organised a sex party with prostitutes for teammates in which a woman was forced to take part against her will. “It’s all false,” de Gea told reporters. The claims are contained in court papers in a trial against a pornography baron seen by…

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    Alan Pulido: Seized Mexico Footballer Freed

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    International football player Alan Pulido has been rescued in north-east Mexico hours after he was kidnapped, officials say. Pulido, 25, appeared with a bandaged hand and told reporters he was “very well”. Officials said the rescue operation was carried out on Sunday night, without giving more details. The striker plays for the Greek team Olympiakos…

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