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Neymar labels former NBA star Kobe Bryant a ‘legend’

Paris St Germain striker Neymar hailed Kobe Bryant a “legend” after the former NBA star showed off with some slick moves during football training on Friday.

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Siobhan Chamberlain's error proved costly (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Defeat to France adds to misery for England Women

England Women crashed to a late defeat in France as their first match since Mark Sampson’s sacking failed to bring any feel-good factor after another damaging week for the national side.

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Baroness Sue Campbell has been pleased with the response to the England Women managerial vacancy (Simon Cooper/PA)

FA expects Mark Sampson’s successor to be named by the end of 2017

The Football Association plan to name Mark Sampson’s permanent successor as England Women manager by the end of the year.

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Rhys Priestland impressed against his former club (Paul Harding/PA)

Rhys Priestland lifts Bath by putting boot into former club Scarlets

Rhys Priestland put the boot into his former team at a rainswept Parc-y-Scarlets as Bath claimed an impressive 18-13 European Champions Cup away win.

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Slaven Bilic faces an uncertain future as West Ham manager after another defeat (Adam Davy/PA)

Slaven Bilic under the spotlight as West Ham lose at home to Brighton

Slaven Bilic suffered surely the worst defeat of his spell as West Ham boss as they were thrashed 3-0 at home to Brighton.

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Tottenham and Liverpool in match action (Peter Byrne/PA)

5 talking points ahead of Tottenham v Liverpool

Tottenham take on Liverpool on Sunday as both sides look to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

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Charlie Adam saw red against Spurs in 2011 (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Tottenham v Liverpool classic games

Top-four rivals Tottenham and Liverpool go head-to-head at Wembley on Sunday.

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Jupp Heynckes has urged Bayern to improve their away form (Adam Davy/PA)

Heynckes demands more from improving Bayern

Jupp Heynckes believes Bayern Munich are entering a period of games which could define their season.

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FA opens inquiry into Eni Aluko’s claim a coach spoke to her in Caribbean accent

Eni Aluko’s claim that England women’s goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall repeatedly spoke to her in a Caribbean accent is being investigated by the Football Association.

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Lewis Hamilton (Toru Takahashi/AP)

Lewis Hamilton unlikely to kneel for anthem but backs protest movement

Lewis Hamilton has launched a veiled attack on President Donald Trump on the eve of the United States Grand Prix – but says he has rowed back on plans to protest during the Star-Spangled Banner.

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Max Verstappen (David Davies/PA)

Max Verstappen signs new contract with Red Bull

Max Verstappen has signed a new contract with Red Bull which keeps him with the team until 2020.

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John Hardie's suspension has not yet been explained (David Davies/PA)

Scotland and Edinburgh flanker John Hardie suspended by club and country

Scotland flanker John Hardie has been suspended by club side Edinburgh and told he will not be selected for next month’s autumn Test series amid a Scottish Rugby Union investigation.

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Harry Kane is chasing Jimmy Greaves' record (Nigel French/PA)

Tottenham pair great strikers past and present for heartwarming picture

Jimmy Greaves scored 266 goals for Tottenham in a stellar career and if Harry Kane continues the way he is he may one day catch him.

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Lewis Hamilton is closing in on a fourth world title (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Lewis Hamilton vows F1 title will have been hard-earned despite Vettel troubles

Title favourite Lewis Hamilton has insisted he will be a worthy champion despite Sebastian Vettel’s recent implosion clearing the road to glory.

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David Luiz has been left out of the Brazil squad (Mike Egerton/PA)

David Luiz left out as Brazil prepare to face England

Chelsea’s David Luiz has been omitted from the Brazil squad to face England next month, though seven Premier League players have been called up.

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Luciano Spalletti has urged his side to build on last week's derby triumph (Nick Potts/PA)

Spalletti hoping to build on derby win as Inter Milan take on leaders Napoli

Luciano Spalletti has warned his Inter Milan side there must be no let down after their derby heroics as they prepare to face Serie A leaders Napoli.

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Serena Williams says she is "ready"

Serena Williams ready to “get back at it”

High-profile athletes have been sharing one-liners about themselves on Friday and it is clear that new mum Serena Williams has not lost her will to win.

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Ernesto Valverde has had a busy start to life at Barca (Nick Potts/PA)

Ernesto Valverde hoping for quieter times at Barcelona after hectic start

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde joked his first 100 days in charge of the club have “not been boring” as he prepares the LaLiga leaders for Saturday’s match against rock-bottom Malaga.

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Ronald Koeman's future has been the subject of speculation (Peter Byrne/PA)

Ronald Koeman insists he is still ‘the man’ at Everton

Ronald Koeman admits everyone at Everton “is a little bit worried” about the club’s current predicament but he insists he still has the firm backing of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.

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Will Wayne Rooney produce another memorable moment against Arsenal? ( Martin Rickett/PA)

5 talking points ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash with Arsenal

Struggling Everton host Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

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