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Newcastle and West Ham raided as part of investigation into suspected £5m fraud

The offices of Newcastle and West Ham have been raided by tax officials as part of an Anglo-French investigation into a suspected £5million fraud related to player transfers.

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FA bans Burnley's Joey Barton for 18 months after breaking rules on betting

Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months with immediate effect after he admitted a Football Association misconduct charge related to betting.

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ECB Board receives overwhelming vote for city-based Twenty20 tournament in 2020

The England and Wales Cricket Board has received an overwhelming mandate to introduce a new city-based Twenty20 tournament in 2020.

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Wales defender Neil Taylor banned for two matches over Seamus Coleman tackle

Wales defender Neil Taylor has been banned for two games for the tackle which left Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman with a double leg break.

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John Higgins eases into Betfred World Championship semi-finals

John Higgins has reached a first Crucible semi-final since landing his fourth world title as he completed a crushing victory over Kyren Wilson.

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Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari announces surprise retirement aged 25

Surrey's England all-rounder Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect.

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Football Association charge Sunderland boss Moyes over inappropriate comments

Sunderland boss David Moyes has been charged by the Football Association over comments in which he suggested he might "slap" a female reporter.

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Andy Murray handed walkover in Barcelona Open second round

Andy Murray has been given a walkover into the third round of the Barcelona Open after Bernard Tomic pulled out with a back problem.

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Kelly Sotherton does not want Chernova's 'dirty and tainted' bronze medal

Kelly Sotherton wants a "fresh, clean" Olympic bronze medal and not the one given to Russian drugs cheat Tatyana Chernova , which she regards as "dirty and tainted".

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Riders facing challenging Tour de Yorkshire route

The Tour de Yorkshire has quickly established a reputation for offering up unrelentingly tough stages, and a quick glance at this year's route suggests it might be the hardest yet.

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Ilie Nastase on the defensive as 'sporting legends' club condemns Fed Cup abuse

Ilie Nastase again insisted on Tuesday that he has not made any racist remarks following a controversial weekend which could result in the Romanian losing his membership of the prestigious Laureus Academy.

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India miss ICC deadline for announcing Champions Trophy squad

India are the only team to miss the deadline for announcing their squad for this summer's Champions Trophy in England.

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Dame Sarah Storey expecting her second child

Fourteen-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey was celebrating the announcement that she is expecting her second child on Wednesday by going out on her bike.

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Serena Williams admits she revealed pregnancy by accident

Serena Williams has admitted she accidentally made her pregnancy public having learned she was expecting a baby two weeks before the Australian Open.

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Maria Sharapova set for return from doping ban at Porsche Grand Prix

Maria Sharapova will take a giant stride towards moving on from her 15-month doping ban later today when she faces Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

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Ding Junhui on top against Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Crucible

Ding Junhui produced a sparkling display at the Crucible to lead Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-6 in their Betfred World Championship quarter-final.

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All I do is ride a bike but CBE is 'huge honour' says Laura Kenny

Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny said it was a "huge honour" to be made a CBE alongside her husband Jason during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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Wild card Maria Sharapova set for Stuttgart return after doping ban

All eyes will be on Maria Sharapova as she returns to the WTA Tour on the day she is eligible to compete again following a 15-month doping suspension.

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Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill hopes for doping-free London World Championships

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill remains hopeful London's World Championships will not be tarnished by doping but warned any problems will not disappear overnight.

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Lennox Lewis tells Anthony Joshua he should fight in Las Vegas

Lennox Lewis has told Anthony Joshua to rediscover his ambition to fight in Las Vegas after he insisted it had no longer become necessary for a fighter to prove himself there.

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