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Maria Sharapova has been battling against an injury problem as she prepares for the US Open

Maria Sharapova's US Open chances hurt by slow recovery from muscle strain

John Stones was hailed as a future England captain after his commanding display at White Hart Lane

Roberto Martinez tips John Stones to lead England after solid game at Tottenham

Wolfsburg's Kevin de Bruyne is reportedly close to agreeing a move to Manchester City

Vincent Kompany would welcome Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hailed a historic Anfield victory for his club

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic applauds historic win at Liverpool

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have only won four points from their opening four Premier League games

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hails Crystal Palace after 2-1 home defeat

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has joined West Bromwich Albion

Jonny Evans completes his move from Manchester United to West Brom

Leed Rhinos romped to victory at Wembley

Tom Briscoe reflects on 'pretty incredible' five-try feat as Leeds rout Hull KR

Usain Bolt made it a World Championship hat-trick on Saturday

Usain Bolt answers all his doubters with World Championship treble gold

Mo Farah celebrates with his latest gold medal

Mo Farah feels incredible after completing golden hat-trick of doubles

Andy Murray, right, won his French Open encounter against the mercurial Nick Kyrgios earlier this year

Andy Murray expects Nick Kyrgios to shine in US Open first-round meeting

Lancashire Lightning life the trophy

Lancashire Lightning's NatWest T20 Blast title delights coach Ashley Giles

Tim Howard, pictured right, frustrated Spurs at White Hart Lane

Tim Howard's heroics earn Everton point in goalless draw at winless Tottenham

Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal with his Manchester City team

Sterling gets off the mark as City brush aside Watford at Etihad Stadium

West Ham's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring the first goal against Liverpool

West Ham claim first win over Liverpool at Anfield in 52 years

Crystal Palace celebrate Bakary Sako's goal against Chelsea

Crystal Palace claim surprise win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Vern Cotter was not entirely satisfied despite Scotland's resounding victory

Vern Cotter not getting carried away after Scotland's heavy win over Italy

Paul O'Connell could not leave the Aviva Stadium with a victory

Ireland skipper Paul O'Connell left disappointed as Dublin farewell ends in loss

Aleksandar Mitrovic, pictured, was unfortunate to be sent off, according to Steve McClaren

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren: No malice in Aleksandar Mitrovic red-card offence

Scotland's Sean Lamont celebrates scoring the first try against Italy

Scotland build World Cup momentum with a 48-7 warm-up win over Italy

Stephen Parry's three for 21 helped set Lancashire up

Lancashire beat Hampshire to reach second successive NatWest T20 Blast final

Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini, left, scored an own goal against Arsenal

Fabricio Coloccini's own goal gives Arsenal 1-0 win over Newcastle

Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield, right, and Jamie Jones-Buchanan, left, lift the trophy at Wembley

Leeds thrash sorry Hull KR in Challenge Cup final record win

Leigh Halfpenny was instrumental in Wales' win over Ireland

Leigh Halfpenny on form as Wales see off Ireland in a Rugby World Cup warm-up

Great Britain's men's 4x100m relay team are disconsolate after failing to finish in the final at the World Championships

James Ellington and Richard Kilty question Britain's 4x100 metres final line-up

Lizzie Jones holds twins Bobby and Phoebe at Wembley

Lizzie Jones gets Wembley standing ovation following Abide With Me rendition

David Willey's early heroics with the ball helped Northamptonshire Steelbacks into the final

Northamptonshire Steelbacks through to Natwest T20 Blast final

Ashton Eaton on the way to extending his decathlon world record

Ashton Eaton breaks decathlon world record on the way to winning gold in Beijing

Sam Burgess wants to play a starring role for England at this year's Rugby World Cup

Sam Burgess ready to play key role for England at Rugby World Cup

Usain Bolt, second right, anchored Jamaica to 4x100 metres gold in Beijing

How Usain Bolt has dominated men's sprint events on the global stage

Mo Farah has another medal in his possession

Mo Farah's triumphs on the track

Jordan Spieth's weekend went from bad to worse

Jordan Spieth misses the cut at The Barclays to lose grip on number one ranking

The treatment of Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro is to be raised in FIFA's medical committee

Chelsea's treatment of Eva Carneiro treatment to be raised in FIFA's medical committee meeting

Swansea manager Garry Monk is looking for a third successive victory over Manchester United

Swansea manager Garry Monk expects Manchester United to be targeting revenge

Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson did not enjoy her time in Beijing

Katarina Johnson-Thompson left to rue the "worst week" of her life

Manchester City are keen to sign Wolfsburg forward Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City will wait to complete deal for Wolfsburg forward Kevin De Bruyne

John Stones has been the subject of summer interest from Chelsea

Jose Mourinho won't discuss Chelsea's pursuit of John Stones

Jonny Evans is set to move to West Brom from Manchester United

Jonny Evans holding talks with West Brom after fee agreed with Manchester United

Australia regained the Ashes with victory at Hove

Australia win Women's Ashes with victory against England at Hove

The pressure is on Sam Burgess to prove his doubters wrong

England backs coach Andy Farrell wants Sam Burgess to push for starting berth

Roberto Martinez has brought Leandro Rodriguez to Goodison Park

Everton announce the signing of striker Leandro Rodriguez from River Plate

Michel Platini will leave UEFA in 2019 if he fails to win the FIFA presidency

Platini to leave UEFA in 2019 if he fails to land FIFA presidency

Shara Proctor increased Great Britain's medal haul to four on Friday

Proctor and Asher-Smith dazzle on another momentous day for Britain

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham face a long trip to Azerbaijan in the Europa League

Tough Europa League draw for Tottenham

Andy Murray, pictured, starts his US Open campaign against Nick Kyrgios

Judy Murray hails Andy's mentality ahead of US Open

Mitch Achurch will make his Wembley debut after getting the nod for a place on the Leeds bench

Keinhorst the Wembley odd man out for Challenge Cup finalists Leeds Rhinos

Dafne Schippers stormed to the world 200m crown

Dafne Schippers defends performance following 200m gold in Beijing

Chris Froome lost contact with the group of contenders for the Vuelta a Espana on Friday's seventh stage, conceding valuable time

Froome loses time on leader as Lindeman claims stage seven of Vuelta a Espana

Mark Hughes, pictured, is keen for Jon Walters to stay at Stoke

Stoke reject a new £2million bid from Norwich for Jonathan Walters

Tottenham have signed Son Heung-min from Bayer Leverkusen

Son Heung-min vows to shine for Tottenham Hotspur fans

Anthony Crolla, pictured, battled to a draw in his first bout with Darleys Perez

Boxer Anthony Crolla will again bid to win the WBA title against Darleys Perez

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