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Rafael Nadal on course for Olympics after fitness boost

Rafael Nadal appears on course to play at this summer's Olympics after an encouraging update on his fitness.

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Ben Stokes not giving up on England return this summer

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has hinted he will miss the final Test against Pakistan but could still play some part in the subsequent limited-overs series.

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Rory McIlroy struggling as US PGA Championship begins at Baltusrol

Rory McIlroy faced an uphill battle to maintain his brilliant record in the US PGA Championship after getting off to a poor start at Baltusrol on Thursday.

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United World Wrestling clears 16 of 17 Russians to compete at Rio Olympics

United World Wrestling has cleared 16 of Russia's 17-strong team for next month's Rio Olympics.

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Johanna Konta's impressive run of form continues

Johanna Konta overcame a first-set wobble to cruise into the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal with a 7-5 6-1 win against American Vania King.

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Vladimir Putin hits out at IAAF over athlete bans at Rio Olympics

Vladimir Putin has angrily accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of "blatant discrimination" for banning almost the entire Russian Olympic track and field team.

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Jason Day running on empty ahead of US PGA title defence

World number one Jason Day admits he is running on empty ahead of his US PGA title defence after completing an unwanted grand slam of disrupted preparation for this year's majors.

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Cesc Fabregas sent off in Chelsea's victory over Liverpool in Los Angeles

Chelsea had Cesc Fabregas sent off as they beat Liverpool 1-0 in their International Champions Cup clash in Los Angeles.

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Four Russians among 11 weightlifters suspended over adverse London 2012 retests

The International Weightlifting Federation has suspended 11 athletes - including four Russians - after retested samples returned adverse analytical findings.

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Sergio Garcia hopes the fifth time's a charm at Baltusrol

Sergio Garcia hopes to continue the streak of first-time winners and finally rid himself of the tag of 'best player not to have won a major' this week.

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Roger Federer to miss rest of season

Roger Federer will miss the rest of the season, including the Rio Olympics and US Open.

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Russia squad for Rio Olympics could exceed 200 as sports roll out welcome mat

Russia's Olympic team could number more than 200 after fencing, triathlon and volleyball became the latest sports to declare the country's athletes eligible for Rio.

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Chris Froome could target further Grand Tour glory in 2016 at Vuelta a Espana

Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome could target further Grand Tour glory in 2016 in the Vuelta a Espana, Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has said.

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Danny Willett: Time to rediscover form that won Masters title

Danny Willett believes it is time to put his Masters triumph out of his mind and focus on making further additions to his trophy cabinet.

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Russia's Olympic hopes receive boost for judo and shooting ahead of Rio

Russia's Olympic hopes received a boost on Tuesday when the governing bodies for judo and shooting approved the eligibility of all of their athletes for the Rio Games.

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Argentina express concern over state of athletes' village in Rio

Argentina has become the latest delegation to express concern over the state of the athletes' village in Rio, indicating it will seek to house a number of its contingent of athletes and officials elsewhere.

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Kyle Edmund defeated in Rogers Cup opener

Davis Cup hero Kyle Edmund came crashing down to earth with defeat in the first round of the ATP Rogers Cup in Toronto.

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Doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova asks IOC to review her Rio ban

Russian 800 metres runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has asked the International Olympic Committee to review its decision to ban her from competing at the Rio Games.

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Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time

Chris Froome refused to set limits on his Tour de France ambitions on Monday as he reflected on a surreal victory and the moment he ran up Mont Ventoux and left his team-mates laughing all the way to Paris.

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FINA bans three Russian swimmers as it makes stance in doping scandal

Swimming's world governing body FINA has banned three Russian swimmers from going to the Rio Games, with four more being withdrawn from the team by the Russian Olympic Committee.

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