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Karim Benzema signs new Real Madrid contract until 2021

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has agreed a new contract with the LaLiga champions.

Ilkay Gundogan lies on the floor injured (David Davies/PA)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola eases fears over new Ilkay Gundogan injury

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola eased any worries over Ilkay Gundogan’s fresh injury scare.

The Premier League club are under investigation by FIFA (Scott Heavey/PA)

FIFA launches investigation into Chelsea’s recruitment of youth players

An investigation into Chelsea’s recruitment of youth players has been launched, FIFA has revealed.

Kyle Abbott ripped through Essex (Martin Rickett/PA)

Champions Essex rally after Hampshire’s Kyle Abbott puts them on the back foot

Kyle Abbott helped skittle champions Essex for 76 in the first innings of their Specsavers County Championship match at Division One rivals Hampshire.

Anthony Martial was on form for Manchester United on Wednesday night (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester United handed trip to Swansea in Carabao Cup

Holders Manchester United will travel to Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Mark Sampson has been the subject of allegations of racism, harassment and bullying (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Focus turns to FA after Mark Sampson’s sacking raises questions of competence

Mark Sampson has been sacked as head coach of England Women in a move that raises significant questions about the governing body.

Joe Root has had a successful start as England Test skipper (Nigel French/PA)

Andrew Strauss backs Joe Root to impress in his ‘biggest challenge’ Down Under

Andrew Strauss believes Joe Root could thrive as he prepares for an England captain’s toughest challenge – an Ashes series in Australia.

Marcus Rashford scored twice for United (Martin Rickett/PA)

Marcus Rashford at the double as Manchester United defeat Burton

Marcus Rashford’s brace inspired holders Manchester United to a comprehensive 4-1 Carabao Cup victory over Burton at Old Trafford.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a bad night at the office (Francisco Seco/AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo suffers shock defeat on Real Madrid return

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid return ended in frustration after a shock 1-0 home defeat by Real Betis.

Jonny Bairstow took his chance in Manchester (Martin Rickett/PA)

Joe Root praises Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow after maiden ODI century

Jonny Bairstow continues to prove he is England’s batsman for all occasions.

Wakefield will remain at Belle Vue until 2018 (Martin Rickett/PA)

Wakefield to remain at Belle Vue after reaching agreement with local council

Wakefield Trinity will remain at Belle Vue until 2018 after reaching agreement with the local council to redevelop their ground in time for the 2020 Super League season.

Harry Kane is on the FIFA shortlist (Tim Ireland/AP)

Kane and Bale the only British players on FIFA team of the year shortlist

Harry Kane and Gareth Bale are the only British players included on a 55-man shortlist for a FIFA team of the year.

David Haye and Tony Bellew embrace after their fight in March (Nick Potts/PA)

Haye and Bellew agree terms for heavyweight re-match at O2 Arena in December

David Haye and Tony Bellew have agreed terms for a heavyweight re-match at London’s 02 Arena on December 17, Press Association Sport understands.

Wayne Rooney was banned from driving on Monday (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Wayne Rooney’s Everton fine to benefit local community

Everton striker Wayne Rooney’s club fine after being found guilty of drink-driving will be used to benefit the local community.

England's Nikita Parris and her team-mates celebrate their side's first goal of the game with manager Mark Sampson (Nick Potts/PA)

Nobbs: Celebration with Sampson ‘natural’ for ‘together’ England Women team

Jordan Nobbs defended the England Women’s team right to celebrate with manager Mark Sampson during their six-goal drubbing of Russia.


Raging Bull boxer Jake LaMotta dies aged 95

Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight world champion boxer whose life was depicted in the film Raging Bull, has died at the age of 95.

Tyson Fury is desperate to get back in the ring (Adam Davy/PA)

UKAD hits back at Tyson Fury’s claim that it is delaying his doping case

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has denied Tyson Fury’s claim that it is to blame for the long delay in the case against him and his cousin Hughie Fury.

Islam Slimani celebrates scoring Leicester's second goal (Mike Egerton/PA)

Leicester dump Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup

Second-half Leicester goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani sent Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle.

Roland-Jones is a doubt for England's Ashes trip Down Under this winter (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Toby Roland-Jones undergoes scans to discover extent of back problem

England seamer Toby Roland-Jones is having scans to assess the cause of pain in his lower back which forced him out of the Middlesex attack in their Specsavers County Championship Division One match at home to Lancashire.

Chris Froome finished third in Bergen (Marit Hommedal/AP)

Chris Froome claims bronze at World Championship time-trial

Great Britain’s Chris Froome secured a bronze medal in the men’s individual time-trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Norway.

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