Double world champion James retires from cycling

Double world champion James retires from cycling

Double track world champion and Olympic silver medallist Becky James has retired, at the age of 25. The Welsh athlete won the world sprint and keirin titles in 2013 and took silver at the same events at the 2016 Rio Olympics. “I have had time to think about my future and have decided to retire from international track sprint racing,” James said in a statement. She intends to set up a baking business “along with…

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Five-goal Celtic rout Astana in Champions League first leg

Five-goal Celtic rout Astana in Champions League first leg

Celtic all but booked their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Kazakh champions Astana in the play-off first leg. Tom Rogic created the opener when he drove into the box and lifted a ball into the area that Evgeni Postnikov could only divert into his own net. Sinclair raced clear to add the second and doubled his tally after the break. James Forrest fired the fourth before Leigh Griffiths’ shot deflected in off Igor…

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Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea midfielder

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea midfielder

Everton are set to announce the signing of Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for a fee believed to be about £45m. The 27-year old passed a medical at the club earlier on Wednesday, manager Ronald Koeman told a news conference. The Iceland international scored nine goals and made 13 assists last season to help the Swans avoid relegation. Sigurdsson will be a record signing for Everton, who paid £31.8m to Chelsea for striker Romelu Lukaku…

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Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions League first leg

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions League first leg

Liverpool will take a one-goal advantage back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Hoffenheim after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and an own goal earned them a hard-fought victory in Germany. Rookie full-back Alexander-Arnold demonstrated a cutting edge lacking in some of his more experienced team-mates with an expertly taken set-piece that found the bottom corner of the home net in the 35th minute to give him his first goal…

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'MOTD is very different to 25 years ago' – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

'MOTD is very different to 25 years ago' – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

On Tuesday it is 25 years since the start of the Premier League. To mark the occasion, there will be two special Rewinds on the BBC website and the Red Button (UK only). At 14:55 BST watch the full match between Sheffield United and Manchester United – plus there will be a live text commentary with clips of numerous goals from the opening afternoon. And at 22:00 BST on the Red Button and website you…

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Costa's behaviour is 'disgraceful' – Wright

Costa's behaviour is 'disgraceful' – Wright

Chelsea forward Diego Costa’s refusal to return to training is “disgraceful”, says former Arsenal striker Ian Wright. The 28-year-old, who is currently in his native Brazil, said he has been treated like a “criminal” and wants to join former club Atletico Madrid. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte texted Costa in June to say he was not in his plans, but Costa says he has been told to return and train with the reserves. “I don’t understand…

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Ronaldo banned for five matches after pushing referee in win over Barcelona

Ronaldo banned for five matches after pushing referee in win over Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off. The bookings at the Nou Camp were for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal to…

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GB women win 4x400m silver as men take bronze – highlights & report

GB women win 4x400m silver as men take bronze – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s 4×400 metres women won a brilliant silver and the GB men bronze as the host nation finished the World Championships on a high. Behind a superlative US performance for gold, the British quartet of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond made it seven world medals in seven championships as they held off Poland. A few minutes later Matthew Hudson-Smith, Dwayne Cowan, Rabah Yousif…

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