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BT Sport red-faced after problems hit Community Shield online and app

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 27 min ago
• Live streams of Arsenal v Chelsea game fail for some users
• BT Sport subscribers take to Twitter to complain

BT Sport were left embarrassed on the opening day of what they are hoping will be their breakthrough season after the broadcasters’ website and app struggled to cope with the demand for coverage of Sunday’s Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea.

BT, whose £350m investment in exclusive rights to the Champions League and Europa League for the coming season has upped the stakes in their rivalry with Sky, had offered live streaming of the game online and on their app.

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Daley wins World 10m bronze in Kazan

BBC Sport - 6 hours 28 min ago
Tom Daley finishes third as China's Qiu Bo wins the men's 10m platform at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan.

Drucker sprints to victory in London

BBC Sport - 6 hours 32 min ago
BMC's Jean-Pierre Drucker edges out Lotto NL-Jumbo's Mike Teunissen in a sprint finish to win the London-Surrey Classic.

Horse racing tips: Monday 3 August

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 33 min ago
• Mile High (Windsor 8.00) is Monday’s nap selection
• Right Touch (Ripon 3.45) is the day’s next best

5.45 Glasgon 6.15 Tin Pan Alley 6.45 Gaelic Wizard 7.15 Steventon Star 7.45 Jan Smuts 8.15 Gambino 8.45 Card High

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Aphibarnrat wins Lawrie Matchplay

BBC Sport - 6 hours 34 min ago
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat defeats Robert Karlsson to win the inaugural Paul Lawrie Matchplay in Aberdeen.

VIDEO: The better team lost - Mourinho

BBC Sport - 6 hours 38 min ago
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes his side were the better team in Sunday's Community Shield match at Wembley, but congratulates Arsenal on their 1-0 victory.

Benteke scores on Liverpool debut

BBC Sport - 6 hours 40 min ago
Striker Christian Benteke scores on his first Liverpool appearance since joining the club from Aston Villa for £32.5m.

Lord Coe expects 'robust response' from IAAF to claims of mass doping

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 48 min ago

Former Olympic gold medallist pledges world athletics governing body will treat seriously allegations over ‘dubious’ blood counts in elite athletes

Lord Coe said he expects “a robust response” from the world athletics governing body to claims of mass doping following the leak of thousands of elite athletes’ blood test results by a whistleblower.

The former Olympic gold medallist pledged the IAAF would treat “extremely seriously” allegations including that a third of all medals – including 55 golds - won in endurance events at recent Olympics and world championships went to competitors who had recorded a “dubious” blood count result during their career.

Related: Athletics faces new doping crisis after ‘biggest leak’ of test results

@AyrshireStew: @KellySotherton is this a surprise to you? Genuine question.”- you live in hope.However irregular bloods doesn't mean doping

Related: Anti-doping agency 'alarmed' by claims of suspect testing by 800 athletes

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Amazing Maria ends Ervedya’s unbeaten record in Prix Rothschild

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 54 min ago
• David O’Meara wins Group One with first runner at Deauville
• Sir Robert Ogden’s filly has claim to be best of her sex over a mile in Europe

Amazing Maria continued her remarkable summer resurgence on Sunday when taking the Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville under a confident ride from leading French jockey Olivier Peslier.

The Sir Robert Ogden-owned four-year-old looked to have a race on her hands as Ervedya, the 4-5 favourite, appeared to be going the better under Christophe Soumillon, but when push came to shove approaching the final furlong it was the David O’Meara-trained runner that showed the greater turn of foot and won comfortably by a length and a quarter.

Related: Richard Hughes’ Glorious Goodwood thunder stolen by Frankie Dettori

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Coe wants 'robust' doping response

BBC Sport - 6 hours 54 min ago
Lord Coe says the International Association of Athletics Federations will react robustly to allegations of doping in the sport.

Ashes: 10 things to look out for in England v Australia at Trent Bridge

Guardian Sport - 7 hours 22 min ago
Mark Wood and Jos Buttler to step up, Peter Siddle and Shaun Marsh to step in, a move down the order for Michael Clarke and rifts in the tourists’ dressing room

The suggestion is that Mark Wood will come in at Trent Bridge, where his first-class record is an impressive 15 wickets at an average of 22.53. The last part of that sentence won’t mean a thing by the time he kicks off that imaginary wall for his first delivery. He will be expected to play a more sustained role than the “up and at them” one he has excelled at so far. Trevor Bayliss divulged that the bowling coach Ottis Gibson thinks Wood should be given a chance to bowl with the new ball, something he has done in only six of his 48 first-class innings.

Related: England look for a new blend against embattled Australia at Trent Bridge

Related: Captain Michael Clarke has two Ashes Tests to justify place for Australia | Jason Gillespie

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Man Utd's Rooney plays for Everton

BBC Sport - 7 hours 25 min ago
Former Everton forward Wayne Rooney is given a standing ovation when he appears for the Toffees in a testimonial.

VIDEO: Leach's amazing hat-trick feat

BBC Sport - 7 hours 29 min ago
Worcestershire's Joe Leach takes three wickets from the first three balls of the match against Northants in the One-Day Cup.

England’s Ian Bell warns of Australia backlash with the Ashes in reach

Guardian Sport - 7 hours 32 min ago
• England No3 batsman predicts Australia will be hit back hard in final two Tests
• Australia hint that Shaun Marsh could come into team for Trent Bridge

England will blow off the cobwebs from their post-Edgbaston celebrations with a game of football at Nottingham Forest’s training ground as they turn their attention to Thursday’s fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge with Ian Bell warning that Australia are likely to hit back hard.

Leading the series 2-1 after Friday’s eight-wicket win in Birmingham, Alastair Cook’s side have opted to forgo a scheduled day off on Monday for some additional batting practice before heading along the bank of the Trent for a kickabout at the Championship club’s academy.

Related: England’s Ashes fate could be decided by cricket’s least fashionable shot | Barney Ronay

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IOC changes bidding rules for 2024

BBC Sport - 7 hours 34 min ago
IOC announces rules have been altered to allow every city bidding for the 2024 Olympics to make it to the final vote.

Cesc Fàbregas and Eden Hazard go missing and hand Arsenal initiative

Guardian Sport - 7 hours 34 min ago
Arsène Wenger’s midfield was getting the ball to attacking players quickly while Chelsea failed to use their most creative players well

In their final preparation game for the Premier League campaign, Arsenal and Chelsea were still ironing out flaws in their approach – and while Arsène Wenger’s side emerged victorious, the two teams faced similar issues.

The headline news concerned the identity of both centre-forwards: Wenger repeated his FA Cup final selection by choosing Theo Walcott rather than Olivier Giroud while José Mourinho was without Diego Costa, so played Loïc Rémy. Consequently, both teams lacked a traditional penalty-box presence but had great pace up front – and therefore needed through balls from midfield.

Related: Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea: five talking points from the Community Shield

Related: Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea | Community Shield

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Mexican photojournalist found dead

BBC - 7 hours 35 min ago
A Mexican photojournalist who said he was being threatened and harassed is found shot dead with four other people in a flat in Mexico City.

VIDEO: Peaty sets record on way to final

BBC Sport - 7 hours 43 min ago
Great Britain's Adam Peaty sets a championship record of 58.18 to qualify for the 100m breaststroke final in Kazan, Russia.

Stanford second in Rio triathlon

BBC Sport - 8 hours 4 min ago
Non Stanford finishes second in Rio triathlon and takes a major step towards selection for Team GB at the 2016 Olympics.