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Alfie Plant included in GB and Ireland team for Walker Cup defence

Alfie Plant has been named in a 10-strong Great Britain and Ireland team that will attempt to retain the Walker Cup next month.

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Tottenham lost to Chelsea on Sunday (Steven Paston/PA)

Psychology professor says Spurs players will be feeling the pressure of Wembley

Tottenham’s poor run of results at Wembley will now be playing on the minds of the team, according to a leading psychology professor.

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Sarah Hunter hopes to lead England into Saturday's final (Donall Farmer/PA)

Sarah Hunter hopes England can continue feel-good factor at Rugby World Cup

England captain Sarah Hunter wants her team to continue the summer feel-good factor surrounding women’s sport in the country when they tackle Rugby World Cup semi-final opponents France on Tuesday.

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The pair will no longer work together (Simon Cooper/PA_

Carl Frampton splits from manager Barry McGuigan

Carl Frampton has parted ways with manager and mentor Barry McGuigan.

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Jamie Vardy suffered an injury on Saturday (Nigel French/PA)

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy fit after minor foot injury

Jamie Vardy has recovered from a foot injury and will be involved when Leicester travel to Sheffield United in the EFL Cup.

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has left Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor out of his latest squad (Martin Rickett/PA)

Gordon Strachan defends omission of in-form Callum McGregor from Scotland squad

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has defended his decision not to hand midfielder Callum McGregor an international call despite his fine early-season form.

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Carabao Cup draws have not gone smoothly this season  (Steven Paston/Empics)

EFL hopes to grow exposure of Carabao Cup in Asia with early-morning draw

The EFL has defended the decision to hold the Carabao Cup draw in Beijing – at 4.15am UK time.

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Dougie Freedman is back at Crystal Palace (Scott Wilson/Empics)

Dougie Freedman returns to Crystal Palace as club’s new sporting director

Crystal Palace have appointed former manager Dougie Freedman as their new sporting director.

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Joe Launchbury is still Wasps skipper (Paul Harding/PA)

Joe Launchbury continues as Wasps captain

Wasps have announced that England lock Joe Launchbury will continue as captain for the new season.

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Chris Gayle is back for West Indies (Empics)

Chris Gayle named in 15-man Windies ODI squad along with Marlon Samuels

Chris Gayle is set to play his first one-day international in more than two years after being included in a 15-man West Indies squad to take on Ireland and England next month.

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Anthony Joshua is waiting to learn the date of his next fight  (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Anthony Joshua open to taking on MMA fighter

Anthony Joshua would be willing to box a mixed martial artist or accept a cage fight in the future.

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Nemanja Matic believes Manchester United will handle pressure situations this season (Richard Sellers/PA)

Manchester United ready to cope with pressure – Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United are ready to handle pressure situations after a convincing start to their Premier League campaign.

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Samir Nasri has left England (Peter Byrne/PA)

Samir Nasri swaps Manchester City for Antalyaspor

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has joined Turkish club Antalyaspor on a two-year deal.

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Thibaut Courtois celebrates Chelsea's second goal (Mike Egerton/PA)

Courtois views Burnley loss as wake-up call Chelsea needed for title defence

Thibaut Courtois believes Chelsea needed the “wake-up call” of losing to Burnley to show them the effort that is required to retain their Premier League title.

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Matt Ritchie is back in the Scotland squad (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Ritchie and Hanley back in Scotland squad for World Cup qualifiers

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has handed recalls to Newcastle duo Matt Ritchie and Grant Hanley ahead of the vital World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Malta.

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Tottenham fans during the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea at Wembley ( Steven Paston/PA)

Mauricio Pochettino: Wembley was not the problem in Spurs’ defeat

Mauricio Pochettino insisted Tottenham’s temporary Wembley home was not a factor in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League loss to Chelsea.

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Sam Clucas could be heading to Swansea (Richard Sellers/PA)

Swansea have bid accepted for Clucas

Swansea have had a bid accepted for Hull midfielder Sam Clucas and expect the transfer to be completed within the next 48 hours.

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Burnley have signed striker Chris Wood from Leeds for a club-record fee (Martin Rickett/PA)

Burnley sign Chris Wood for club-record fee

Burnley have announced the signing of Chris Wood from Leeds on a four-year deal for a club-record fee.

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Neymar is enjoying life in Paris (Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)

Neymar launches broadside at Barcelona directors

Neymar has launched a stinging attack on the Barcelona board, saying his former club deserve much better.

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Mo Farah triumphed in his final track race in Britain before switching to the marathon (David Davies/PA)

Mo Farah triumphs in final British track meeting in Birmingham

Sir Mo Farah triumphed at the Diamond League in Birmingham as he signed off with his final track race in Britain.

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