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Another victory for Asafa Powell

Observer Sport - 15 hours 6 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Asafa Powell continued his winning streak Tuesday, taking command of the 100m race at the 54th Ostrava Golden Spikes meet at the newly refurbished Mestsky stadium.

Another victory for Asafa Powell

Observer - 15 hours 6 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Asafa Powell continued his winning streak Tuesday, taking command of the 100m race at the 54th Ostrava Golden Spikes meet at the newly refurbished Mestsky stadium.

Ulster's Pienaar in Barbarians team

BBC Sport - 15 hours 7 min ago
Ulster and South Africa scrum-half Ruan Pienaar is named in the Barbarians team to take on Ireland at Thomond Park.

Coleman tips Bale to stay at Real

BBC Sport - 15 hours 10 min ago
Wales boss Chris Coleman expects Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid despite the departure of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Diego Costa out of Spain squad as Sergio Rico and Aleix Vidal get first call-ups

Guardian Sport - 15 hours 17 min ago
• Chelsea striker Costa not risked due to ‘muscle troubles’
• Sevilla duo Rico and Vidal rewarded for impressive club form
• Spain play Costa Rica and Belarus next month

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up uncapped Sevilla duo Sergio Rico and Aleix Vidal for next month’s internationals against Costa Rica and Belarus, but Chelsea forward Diego Costa misses out.

Goalkeeper Rico, 21, and winger Vidal, 25, have been rewarded for some impressive performances this season for the Andalusian club, who finished fifth in La Liga and face Dnipro in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

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John Gosden says the Derby is not a one-horse race for Golden Horn

Guardian Sport - 15 hours 24 min ago
• Trainer confirms Jack Hobbs intended runner in Epsom Classic
• Elm Park drifts after Atzeni prevaricates over choice of rides

Next week’s Derby is a hotter race than most people have realised, according to John Gosden, trainer of Golden Horn, who has been a hot favourite for the race since it became his definite target 10 days ago. Gosden now expects to be double-handed in the race, as his Jack Hobbs will run if the ground is not too fast, and both horses pleased him as they galloped around Tattenham Corner here on Tuesday morning during the Breakfast With The Stars media event.

But the trainer expressed discomfort when it was put to him that he had an excellent chance of what would be his second Derby success and pointed in particular to the foreign raiders Zawraq, Epicuris and Sumbal as he stressed what a difficult race it would be to win a week on Saturday. “You’re a little bit underestimating those horses,” Gosden told reporters.

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Kvitova edges through in first round

BBC Sport - 15 hours 27 min ago
Fourth seed Petra Kvitova survived a scare before beating New Zealand's Marina Erakovic in the French Open first round.

Bayliss named as England coach

BBC Sport - 15 hours 32 min ago
England appoint 52-year-old Australian Trevor Bayliss as their new coach, succeeding Peter Moores who was sacked in early May.

Trevor Bayliss confirmed as new head coach of England cricket by ECB

Guardian Sport - 15 hours 33 min ago
• Bayliss: ‘I firmly believe that the team has a bright future’
• The 52-year-old Australian had emerged as ‘preferred candidate’ for role
• Andrew Strauss: ‘His expertise in the shorter forms of the game will be vital’
• Ben Stokes inspires England to thrilling Test win against New Zealand

The ECB have announced that Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as England’s new head coach. Bayliss, who will join the ECB next month and take charge of the team for the start of the Ashes series, says: “I firmly believe that the team has a bright future.”

Related: Trevor Bayliss expertise in white-ball cricket a fine fit for England

ECB names Trevor Bayliss as @englandcricket's new Head Coach pic.twitter.com/KbWa1ZXV6u

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Dropping of Chanderpaul disgraceful – Dinanath Ramnarine

Stabroek - 15 hours 36 min ago
(Trinidad Express) Former West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president Dinanath Ramnarine has called the dropping of Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the West Indies squad for the Australian home...

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Is Ben Stokes England's new hero?

BBC Sport - 15 hours 36 min ago
After his century and bowling inspire a thrilling win over New Zealand at Lord's, have England found a new hero in Ben Stokes?

Stewart, Simpson beaten in Ostrava 200m 

Observer - 15 hours 36 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson were beaten by American Charonda Williams in the 200m sprint race at the 54th IAAF World Challenge Ostrava Golden Spikes meet.

Premier League best in the world? Season's key stats

BBC Sport - 15 hours 39 min ago
Who ran the furthest? Who got the best value for money? Which managers made the biggest impact? BBC Sport looks at the season's key numbers.

Guyana observes 49 years of political independence

Observer - 15 hours 45 min ago
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana is celebrating its 49th anniversary of political independence from Britain with many nationals braving the inclement weather to attend the celebrations at the newly refurbished Independence Arch in Brickdam.

Prince Ali reports ‘criminal approach’ offering 47 Fifa votes and information

Guardian Sport - 15 hours 53 min ago
• Fifa presidential candidate’s team told individual ‘could deliver 47 votes’
• Prince Ali’s team were also offered details of Sepp Blatter’s finances
• Sepp Blatter is scared of life after Fifa, says Michel Platini

Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein’s election team informed police after being approached by an individual who said he could deliver 47 votes at Friday’s election.

The approach was made in April and the individual also offered to provide “what appeared to be illegally obtained” information relating to the financial activities of Fifa president Sepp Blatter, his campaign added.

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Pennell may have lost out with England but it has been Worcester’s gain

Guardian Sport - 15 hours 56 min ago
Worcester take a one-point advantage into Wednesday’s playoff second leg with Bristol and a full-back who has had to rejig his travel arrangements for the close season

For reasons best known to Stuart Lancaster, Chris Pennell is not among the 50 players the England head coach will gather around him before the World Cup.

In fact, while England’s finest prepare to gather at their Surrey base, Pennell will be at Centre Parcs making up for lost time with his 20-month-old daughter Harla. After that, while England think about transferring to Denver for altitude training, the Worcester full-back and his wife, Joanna, will be very much at sea-level, enjoying a holiday with family and friends in Devon.

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Fenerbahce have four sent off as Pierre Webó scores then kicks player in head

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 14 min ago
• Pierre Webó scored equaliser and was later sent off for kicking player in head
• Bruno Alves, Caner Erkin and Mehmet Topuz also sent off late in second half
• Fenerbahce, chasing Süper Lig title, still drew 2-2 away at Istanbul Basaksehir

Fenerbahce ended the Super Lig season in farcical style, going down to seven players having had four players sent off from the 84th minute onwards. Those dismissed included substitute Pierre Webó who scored an equalising goal with two minutes of normal time remaining, but then committed a recklessly high foul in the sixth minute of injury time.

Many European leagues have been decided for weeks – if not months – but in Turkey things have been decided in the penultimate week.

Pierre Webo attempts a tackle > http://t.co/bcKQ0hvXHU

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Giro d'Italia 2015: stages 10 to 15 – in pictures

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 15 min ago

With the riders of the 2015 Giro d’Italia back into the saddle after a rest day, we take a look at some of the best images from the previous six stages

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Bournemouth sign goalkeeper Boruc

BBC Sport - 16 hours 17 min ago
Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc signs a one-year deal at promoted Bournemouth after his release from Southampton.

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