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Sarah Taylor ready for World Cup pressure after ‘rollercoaster of anxiety’

Sarah Taylor describes herself as “incredibly comfortable” back in England’s World Cup squad after her “rollercoaster of anxiety” as she struggled with stress-related issues over the past 12 months.

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The FA Cup final in numbers

Arsenal and Chelsea will meet in the 136th FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley.

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Fitness boost for Ben Stokes ahead of second ODI

Ben Stokes will take a full part in training for England at the Ageas Bowl on Friday before a decision is taken on whether he is fit to face South Africa in the second one-day international.

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FA Cup final talking points

Arsenal and Chelsea meet in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

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Boss Wayne Bennett hints at England extension

Wayne Bennett has delivered a strong hint that he aims to stay on as England coach after the 2017 World Cup by outlining plans for 2018 and beyond.

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LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach NBA finals again

LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan to become the highest points scorer in NBA play-off history as the Cleveland Cavaliers reached the finals for a third successive year.

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Struggling Murray needed more time with coach Lendl, says Becker

Boris Becker has suggested Andy Murray could have avoided his dramatic dip in form had his coach Ivan Lendl chosen to spend more time with the British number one.

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Marco Silva quits relegated Hull

Hull have announced the departure of head coach Marco Silva.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Manchester United are expected to bring in three or four players this summer – and Antoine Griezmann is set to be the first, according to the newspapers.

Wayne Rooney’s career in numbers

Wayne Rooney’s career in numbers

Wayne Rooney has been left out of the England squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland and the international friendly in France.

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Where next for Marco Silva?

Marco Silva has left Hull following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.

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Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna & Willy Caballero leaving Manchester City

Manchester City have announced the departure of four more senior players whose contracts come to an end this summer.

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Francesco Totti in numbers

Francesco Totti has confirmed that Sunday’s fixture against Genoa will be his last in a Roma shirt.

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Karanka clear favourite to take over at Leeds after Monk’s shock resignation

Leeds must move on from the surprise of Garry Monk’s resignation and begin their hunt for a new manager, which could lead them to Aitor Karanka.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been doing his homework ahead of FA Cup final

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been studying Brazilian wing-back Dani Alves in a bid to earn a starting spot in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.

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Andy Murray waits on French Open draw

Andy Murray and his fellow title contenders will learn the path they must take to French Open glory on Friday as Roland Garros prepares to host the second grand slam of the year.

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Jordan Spieth five shots off the pace in Texas

Jordan Spieth continued to struggle for top form as he finished five shots off the lead in the first round of the Dean & Deluca Invitational.

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Mark Percival scores two late tries as St Helens defeat Wigan

Two tries in the final quarter from centre Mark Percival ensured the honeymoon goes on for new St Helens coach Justin Holbrook as he clinched a dramatic 22-19 victory over arch rivals Wigan.

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Caroline Garcia fights back to progress to semi-finals in Strasbourg

Defending champion Caroline Garcia survived a first set scare to book her place in the semi-finals of the Strasbourg International on Thursday.

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Milos Raonic and Tomas Berdych to meet for place in Lyon Open final

Milos Raonic will face Tomas Berdych in the last four of the Lyon Open after the pair made short work of their respective quarter-finals on Thursday.

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