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West Indies motivated by criticism as they look to upset England

West Indies intend to use their critics as fuel for an improved performance against England this summer.

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Jese Rodriguez has joined Stoke from PSG on a season-long loan (Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)

Stoke clinch Jese Rodriguez signing on season-long loan

Stoke have announced the signing of Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain.

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Dina Tokio (PA Video/PA)

YouTube star Dina Tokio rates Manchester City’s kit as the best in the business

Manchester City received an unexpected boost at the start of the new Premier League season after their kit was hailed as the most fashionable of the title contenders.

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Maria Sharapova (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Maria Sharapova given US Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova has been handed a wildcard into the main draw at the US Open.

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The All England Club has secured a £175million loan facility to finance the construction of a retractable roof at Wimbledon's Number One Court (John Walton/PA)

Wimbledon secures £175million loan for retractable roof over Number One Court

The All England Club has secured a £175million loan facility to finance the construction of a retractable roof at Wimbledon’s Number One Court and other ‘Master Plan’ projects.

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Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson has had a medical at Everton (Nigel French/PA)

Gylfi Sigurdsson poised to complete Everton move

Everton have agreed a deal worth up to £45million for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

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Mark Stoneman will make his England debut against the West Indies (Nick Potts/PA)

Stoneman to make England debut against West Indies

England Test captain Joe Root has announced opening batsman Mark Stoneman will make his debut against West Indies at Edgbaston.

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Wales coach Shaun Edwards will work part-time with Cardiff Blues on a consultancy basis (David Davies/PA)

Wales coach Shaun Edwards links up with Cardiff Blues

Wales coach Shaun Edwards will work part-time with Cardiff Blues on a consultancy basis.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold scored Liverpool's first goal in Hoffenheim (Michael Probst/AP)

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim 2-1 to edge closer to Champions League group stages

Teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold ensured his European debut was extra special with a brilliant free-kick to set Liverpool on their way to a 2-1 victory in their Champions League play-off first leg against Hoffenheim.

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Jurgen Klopp during Liverpool's 2-1 Champions League qualifier victory in Hoffenheim (Michael Probst/AP)

Jurgen Klopp plays down Liverpool’s latest defensive lapse after win in Germany

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is happy to be bringing a lead back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim despite another late defensive lapse.

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Kei Nishikori has torn a tendon in his right wrist and is out for the rest of the season ( Paul Chiasson/AP)

Kei Nishikori is latest injury victim as wrist problem ends his season

Kei Nishikori has become the latest leading player to announce he will miss the rest of the season because of injury.

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Manu Tuilagi  was sent home from an England training camp for breaching  the code of conduct (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Hartley says Tuilagi and Solomona let England down but will fight to earn recall

Captain Dylan Hartley has tipped Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to force their way back into the England squad despite being sent home early from a pre-season training camp.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign PSG right-back Serge Aurier (pictured) as a replacement for Kyle Walker (John Walton/Empics)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say L’Equipe reports Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign Paris St Germain right-back Serge Aurier to replace Kyle Walker, but must wait on a court ruling before they can complete the deal.

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Arsene Wenger says no progress has been made in striking a deal with star striker Alexis Sanchez (Nick Potts/PA)

Arsene Wenger willing to sacrifice hefty fee to keep Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger is ready to accept the financial “sacrifice” of keeping Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal and admits there has been no progress on a new deal for the forward.

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Sean Morrison scored Cardiff City's first goal against Sheffield United (Simon Galloway/PA)

Cardiff power on at summit as Aston Villa struggles continue

Cardiff maintained their 100 per cent start to stay top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 home win over Sheffield United, but Aston Villa dropped into the relegation zone after losing at Reading.

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Joselu has joined Newcasle from Stoke on a three-year contract (Daniel Hambury/PA)

Joselu completes move to Newcastle from Stoke

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez finally received some good news on the transfer front after signing Stoke striker Joselu.

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Everton midfielder Gareth Barry is reportedly close to joining West Brom (Martin Rickett/Empics)

Gareth Barry joins West Brom

Gareth Barry has completed his move from Everton to West Brom.

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Jesse Lingard believes anything is possible for Manchester United this season (Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport)

Jesse Lingard sees no limit to Manchester United potential this season

Jesse Lingard believes “anything is possible” at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United this season.

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Zinedine Zidane holds the advantage over Ernesto Valverde with Real Madrid holding a 3-1 lead from the first leg (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Real Madrid v Barcelona talking points

LaLiga champions Real Madrid will defend a 3-1 lead over Copa del Rey winners Barcelona when they meet again in the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana at the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening.

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Chris Woakes returns to the England squad for the test series against West Indies (Mike Egerton/PA)

Woakes hoping for England return on home ground

Mark Stoneman comes highly recommended to England for his Test debut – by one of their own who has found out to his personal cost all about the Surrey opener’s credentials.

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