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Tottenham agree deal to sign Sporting defender Dier

London - Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal to sign English defender Eric Dier from Portuguese side Sporting, subject to the 20-year-old passing a medical, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

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QPR's Ireland defender Dunne quits internationals

London - Queens Park Rangers' Ireland defender Richard Dunne has retired from international football, he announced in a statement issued by the Premier League club on Thursday.

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Captain relieved to handle the pressure-cooker

SOUTHAMPTON England - England captain Alastair Cook was pleased with the way he handled the huge pressure he felt under to make his first significant scores of the year and set his team on their way to a first win in 11 tests against India on Thursday.

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West Ham's Morrison remanded over assault charges

LONDON - West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women outside a bar in Manchester, police said on Thursday.

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Angry Dowsett storms to time trial gold

GLASGOW - England’s Alex Dowsett channelled his anger at being left out of the team for this year's Tour de France to win gold in the men’s time trial at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

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Barcelona's Pique relishing return of 'angry' Suarez

MADRID - Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes an "angry" Luis Suarez will be desperate to prove himself when he has served out a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup.

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Australian international Wilshire signs for Feyenoord

AMSTERDAM - Australian international Luke Wilshire has joined Feyenoord on a one year contract, the Dutch club said on Thursday.

Zenit look to banish last season's title loss

MOSCOW - Allowing CSKA Moscow to snatch the Russian Premier League title from under their noses last season has Zenit St Petersburg fired up for the new campaign which kicks off on Friday.

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Lukaku lost focus as was not first choice - Mourinho

LONDON - Jose Mourinho says striker Romelu Lukaku is a "good kid" but was not motivated enough to fight for a starting spot at Chelsea.

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Best of Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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