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Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer choked woman unconscious, according to restraining order

A woman alleges Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer strangled her unconscious and punched her, leaving her with injuries that needed to be treated in hospital. The woman made the allegations in a domestic violence restraining order against the player filed on Monday. Police are investigating the allegations, which are said to have occurred at […]

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Socceroos drawn with Japan, Saudi Arabia in World Cup qualifiers

For the fourth straight World Cup qualifying campaign, the Socceroos have been pitted against Asian powerhouse Japan. Australia on Thursday were drawn in Group B for the third phase of qualifying along with the Samurai Blue, Vietnam, Oman, China and Saudi Arabia. It comes after Japan and Australia faced each other in the same stage […]

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Wimbledon ovations, England v Ukraine memories and disc golf

1) England will face Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, which will be just their eighth meeting ever. There was a forgettable 1-1 draw in 2012 at Wembley, although it did include an incredible miss from Tom Cleverley. Wayne Rooney won a Euro 2012 clash by heading one in from all of two inches. The […]

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Declan Rice rejects West Ham contract offers amid Champions League interest

Declan Rice has turned down two contract offers from West Ham and wants to be informed of any bids amid interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City. The midfielder is West Ham’s most valuable player and the club are keen to fend off suitors by handing him a lucrative long-term deal. However Rice would […]

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Tour de France withdraws lawsuit against spectator who caused crash

Tour de France officials have withdrawn a lawsuit against a spectator who caused a mass crash during the opening stage of the race. The spectator, a 30-year-old French woman, was in custody at a police station in Landerneau, Brittany, the northwest French region where the world’s biggest cycling event held its first four stages. She […]

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Arsenal agree to sign Benfica’s Tavares and close on Anderlecht’s Lokonga

Arsenal have secured a deal to sign the left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica for an initial €8m (£6.9m) and are close to buying the Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga. The club will finalise the purchase of Lokonga for an initial €17.5m provided agreement is reached over what percentage of any future sale would be due […]

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‘Pathetic’: Andy Murray slams 1% pay offer made to NHS workers

Andy Murray has joined the chorus of condemnation of what he called the government’s “pathetic” proposal for a 1% pay rise for England’s NHS workers. Speaking after winning a gruelling five-set match against Germany’s Oscar Otte at Wimbledon on Wednesday night, the three-time grand slam champion said it was “fantastic” that so many frontline health […]