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James Faulkner has been dropped for the Natwest T20 Blast contest against Roses rivals Yorkshire

Drink-driving charge for Faulkner

Nico Rosberg was quickest on Friday at Silverstone

Rosberg excels in practice

Nick Kyrgios came through in four sets

Kyrgios takes advice from spectator

Mark Cavendish crashed out of the 2014 Tour de France on stage one and is hoping to add to his tally of 25 stage wins this year

Cavendish hoping to banish memories

New Chelsea loan signing Radamel Falcao spent last season on loan at Manchester United

Falcao heads to Chelsea on loan

Stuart Broad, pictured, is preparing to go head to head with Mitchell Johnson once again

Broad: We can cope with Johnson

Novak Djokovic is safely through to the fourth round

Convincing win for Djokovic

Maria Sharapova, pictured, blasted past Irina-Camelia Begu and into the last 16

Sharapova through to last 16

Andy Murray, pictured, is gearing up for his next match against Andreas Seppi

Murray on alert after Nadal exit

Manchester City have had restrictions lifted

City restrictions lifted

Nottinghamshire coaching consultant Peter Moores said he has enjoyed watching England's attacking approach

Moores enjoying attacking England

Stan Wawrinka is making impressive progress through the rounds

In-form Wawrinka into fourth round

Charlie Austin scored 18 goals as QPR were relegated from the Premier League last season

Foxes fail with Austin bid

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre is confident the club's transfer policy will prove to be successful

Ayre: Reds can afford best players

Nico Rosberg was quickest at Silverstone

Rosberg fastest at Silverstone

Steven Gerrard turned down a move to clubs in Europe to sign for LA Galaxy

Gerrard turned down European move

England Women made history by reaching the World Cup semi-finals

Sampson issues Germany challenge

Joey O'Brien (right) has praised 16-year-old West Ham debutant Reece Oxford.

Bilic: I respect FC Lusitans

Zak Hardaker is committed to Leeds to the end of 2019

Hardaker signs new Leeds deal

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, pictured, expects tough competition from Nico Rosberg at Silverstone

Hamilton predicts close battle

Heather Watson is targeting the biggest scalp in women's tennis

Watson: I can beat Serena

Rafael Nadal lost to Dustin Brown in the second round

Nadal: It's not the end

Tiger Woods shot a 66 on the first day of The Greenbrier Classic

Woods takes route 66 to recovery

Petra Kvitova beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-2 6-0 in the Wimbledon second round.

Kvitova vows best is still to come

Ben Stokes is ready for whatever Australia throw at him this summer

Stokes ready for Australia ribbing

Lucy Bronze is among eight players short-listed for the Golden Ball at the Women's World Cup

Golden Ball Bronze's silver lining?

Andy Murray celebrates beating Robin Haase in straight sets

One step closer for Murray

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic did not take charge of the side against FC Lusitans on Thursday night

Bilic accused of lacking respect

Mark Sampson is incredibly proud of what England Women have achieved

Sampson: No failures in this team

Bernd Wiesberger holds a two-shot lead at the Open de France

Trio share lead in Paris

Warrington coach Tony Smith heaped praise on his under-strength side following their win over Wigan

Smith hails "outstanding" Wolves

Diafra Sakho scored twice as West Ham beat FC Lusitanos in the Europa League

Sakho at the double for Hammers

James Ward, pictured, saw off Jiri Vesely to reach Wimbledon's third round for the first time

Onwards and upwards for Ward

Gary Lineker paid tribute to the Lionesses after their World Cup semi-final defeat to Japan

Lineker: England were terrific

Dustin Brown celebrates his victory over Rafael Nadal

Nadal stunned by brilliant Brown

Former CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb is one of seven FIFA officials facing potential extradition to the United States.

US requests FIFA extraditions

Roger Federer defeated Sam Querrey to reach the third round of Wimbledon

Federer thrills on Centre Court

Southampton have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over defender Toby Alderweireld

Saints in Alderweireld talks

Alex Corbisiero is currently part of an extended England training squad being put through some gruelling paces at their Surrey base

Corbisiero: Olympics can inspire us

Adam Pearson is expecting others to follow the decision of the two Hull clubs to form a 'super academy'

Hull clubs to merge academies

Mark Sampson, left, had only praise for Laura Bassett, centre, after her late own goal condemned England to defeat

Sampson: Bassett 'an inspiration'

Rain began to fall at Wimbledon on Thursday

Rain arrives at Wimbledon

Justin Carney wants to represent England

Carney wants to represent England

Laura Bassett, right, is distraught after her own goal saw England beaten in the World Cup semi-final

Heartbreak for England Women

Dani Osvaldo's Southampton contract has been terminated

Saints cut Osvaldo loose

Trevor Bayliss has backed his England squad to take on Australia

Bayliss ready to take on Australia

Heather Watson has reached the third round at Wimbledon for the second time in her career

Watson anger at Twitter trolls

Nick Kyrgios courted controversy once again

Kyrgios back in hot water

Serena Williams, pictured, faces Heather Watson next

Williams has a plan

Southampton full-back Nathaniel Clyne has completed his move to Liverpool.

Clyne knows improvements are needed

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