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Johanna Konta splits with coach Wim Fissette and announces end to her season

Johanna Konta has split from coach Wim Fissette after less than a year together.

Cracksman cruises to victory in the Great Voltigeur (Tim Goode/PA)

No trip worries for Frankie Dettori as Cracksman tackles Champion Stakes

Frankie Dettori has no qualms about Cracksman dropping back in trip for the Qipco Champion Stakes as he looks forward to a stellar book of rides at Ascot on Saturday.

Ireland will travel to Australia for a three-Test series next summer (Niall Carson/PA)

Ireland line up three-Test tour of Australia next summer

Ireland will play their first three-Test series against Australia next year.

Roger Federer has taken an advanced approach to his domestic duties (Mehdi Taamallah/PA)

Roger Federer shows off new robotic housekeeper

Roger Federer produced some machine-like performances to win Wimbledon without dropping a set this year, and the Swiss star has now acquired a robotic housekeeper.

An FA investigation concluded that Mark Sampson (left) made a racist remark to Eni Aluko (centre) (Vaughn Ridley/Empics)

Mark Sampson made ‘ill-judged’ racial remarks to Eni Aluko, says barrister

The lawyer who initially cleared former England women’s manager Mark Sampson of bullying and racism has changed her mind and decided he did make two racist remarks to players.

Mick Kinane celebrates winning the 2007 Ascot Gold Cup with Yeats (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Mick Kinane and Charlie Swan two of the star names in Legends race at Punchestown

Mick Kinane and Aidan O’Brien are reunited in the John Shortt Legends Challenge Race at Punchestown on Thursday.

San Francisco 49ers players  kneel during the American national anthem (Alex Brandon/AP/PA)

President Trump accuses NFL of showing ‘total disrespect’ for US in kneeling row

President Donald Trump has accused the NFL of showing “total disrespect” for the United States by not forcing players to stand during the national anthem.

Petr Cech is keeping his reactions sharp (Martin Rickett/PA)

Petr Cech shows off his cat-like reflexes

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech showcased just how sharp his reactions are after he posted an Instagram video of him saving ping-pong balls.

Owen Coyle had a visitor (Danny Lawson/PA)

Young Ross County fan gets VIP treatment after applying for manager’s job

Ross County fan Blaine Thomas got treated to the day of his life after mischievously applying for the manager’s role last month.

Kevin De Bruyne is in no rush to sign a new contract at Manchester City (Martin Rickett/PA)

Kevin De Bruyne: There’s no rush to give me a new City deal

Kevin De Bruyne insists there is no rush to sign a new contract with Manchester City.

Gordon Hayward suffered a broken ankle just six minutes into his Boston Celtics debut (Tony Dejak/AP/PA)

Sporting world sends prayers for injured Celtics star Gordon Hayward

Sports stars from around the globe have sent ‘get well’ messages to Gordon Hayward after the Boston Celtics new recruit suffered a horrific ankle injury on Tuesday evening.

Roberto Firmino scored twice in Liverpool's emphatic win (Darko Bandic/AP/PA)

Liverpool ease to record-breaking victory in Maribor

Liverpool finally found their form in front of goal in a record-breaking 7-0 European away victory against hapless Maribor to kick-start their Champions League campaign.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored his first goal for Liverpool in Slovenia (Darko Bandic/AP/PA)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to seize Liverpool chance

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain accepts he faces a fight for a regular first-team place at Liverpool but insists he is ready to seize his chance.

Mike Ashley is looking to sell the club (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Newcastle takeover approaches emerge as Turkish billionaire rules out bid

The man tasked with finding a buyer for Newcastle has already been inundated with enquiries.

Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester (Mike Egerton/PA)

Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester

Leicester have announced the sacking of manager Craig Shakespeare.

Danny Rose made his first Spurs appearance in eight months against Real Madrid (Francisco Seco/AP/PA)

Danny Rose: I expected a frosty reception from Tottenham fans

Danny Rose admits he expected a negative reception from Tottenham fans when he came on against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about fires in Portugal that have killed over 100 people (Nick Potts/PA)

Cristiano Ronaldo shares support for those affected by wildfires in Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has offered solidarity to those affected by wildfires in Portugal and Spain, which have claimed over 100 lives.

George North is set to miss Wales' entire autumn series after sustaining a knee injury (Paul Harding/PA)

Wales wing George North ruled out of autumn internationals with knee injury

George North is set to miss Wales’ entire autumn series after sustaining a knee injury in Northampton’s Champions Cup defeat by Saracens on Sunday.

Harry Winks excelled for Tottenham against Real Madrid (Nigel French/Empics)

Apprentice matches master as Harry Winks excels against Luka Modric’s Real

Harry Winks used to idolise Luka Modric but the apprentice held his own against the Croatian master as Tottenham drew 1-1 with Real Madrid.

Gabriel Jesus scored in Manchester City's win (Martin Rickett/PA)

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus on target as Manchester City sink Napoli

Early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus saw Manchester City maintain their winning start in the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Napoli.

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