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Mike Ashley offloads Rangers shares as fans increase Ibrox stake

Mike Ashley has sold his shareholding in Rangers and the largest Light Blues supporter group has snapped up half of his Ibrox stake.

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Hamilton struggles in Baku as Verstappen sets the pace

Lewis Hamilton finished only 10th in second practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso succumbed to further engine woes.

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Andy Murray to play at Hurlingham in Wimbledon warm-up

Andy Murray is to warm up for Wimbledon with two exhibition matches at the Aspall Tennis Classic at Hurlingham next week.

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New Zealand v British and Irish Lions talking points

The eagerly-awaited Test series between world champions New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions kicks off in Auckland on Saturday.

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Mark Cavendish aims to ride his way into Tour de France contention

Mark Cavendish is hoping a strong performance on home roads in the National Road Championships this weekend can seal his place in the Tour de France.

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Union rejects latest offer from Cricket Australia

The pay dispute in Australian cricket continues after the union representing national team players described the latest offer from Cricket Australia as “unacceptable”.

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Robin McBryde hails his players as Wales overcome sickness bug to beat Samoa

Wales head coach Robin McBryde was full of praise for his players after they overcame a brutal sickness bug to seal a 19-17 victory over Samoa.

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Three and easy for England Under-21s as they make Euro 2017 semi-finals

England Under-21s cruised into the semi finals of Euro 2017 after dismantling hosts Poland.

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Ed Warner expects athletes to ‘understand’ if their world records are erased

UK Athletics chief Ed Warner believes athletes like Paula Radcliffe “understand the greater good” as he gave his conditional support to the proposal to erase all world records set before 2005.

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Henry Blofeld to retire from TMS commentary job

Commentator Henry Blofeld has announced he will retire from his role with BBC Radio’s Test Match Special in September, calling himself “the last of the old farts”.

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Tour de France 2017 – the British contingent

The 2017 Tour de France could see as many as nine British riders on the start line once team line-ups are confirmed.

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Goalkeeping coach considering wrongful dismissal claim against Huddersfield

Huddersfield goalkeeping coach Nick Colgan is considering legal action against the newly-promoted Premier League club after being sacked.

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England blow as injured Lauren Winfield is ruled out of World Cup opener

England have suffered a setback on the eve of their Women’s World Cup campaign getting under way after announcing opener Lauren Winfield will miss the India clash because of a wrist complaint.

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Fabinho would find Manchester United switch ‘very tempting’

Monaco midfielder Fabinho would be tempted by a move to Manchester United.

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Ben Brown and Ross Taylor handed captaincy duties at Sussex

Sussex have named Ben Brown as captain for the remainder of their Specsavers County Championship campaign while Ross Taylor will take charge of the side for the NatWest T20 Blast.

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Remembering the best of Blofeld

Henry Blofeld will retire as a commentator for the BBC Radio’s Test Match Special in September after nearly half a century in the post.

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Blow for Australia as Johnathan Thurston ruled out of World Cup

Australia star Johnathan Thurston will miss the Rugby League World Cup after a shoulder injury ruled him out of next month’s State of Origin decider and effectively ended his Queensland career.

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Kieran Read expects Lions to be at ‘top of their powers’ for All Blacks clash

New Zealand captain Kieran Read expects to face a team “at the top of their powers” in Saturday’s British and Irish Lions first Test showdown.

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Ireland skipper Rhys Ruddock backs Peter O’Mahony to excel with Lions

Rhys Ruddock has backed British and Irish Lions captain Peter O’Mahony to make a big impact against New Zealand in Saturday’s opening Test at Eden Park.

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Celtic to open Scottish Premiership title defence against Hearts

Brendan Rodgers’ rampant Celtic squad will kick-off their quest for a seventh straight Scottish Premiership title against Hearts on Saturday, August 5.

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