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3hJames Dall

Man City, Arsenal out to avoid total failure

That Manchester City's and Arsenal's seasons hinge on whether they can secure Champions League qualification epitomises their underachievements.

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3hDan Kilpatrick

Dembele suspended 6 games for eye gouge

The Belgium midfielder disputed the FA's claim that the usual three-match ban for violent conduct is "clearly insufficient."

11hMattias Karen

Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss Euro 2016

England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the European Championship after sustaining a new knee injury in training.

EXCLUSIVE: Leicester's Fuchs talks to ESPN FC (5:06)
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50mAssociated Press

Murray and Nadal to meet in Madrid semifinals

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal will meet again in the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Saturday, a rematch of last year's final won by the Briton.

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16hDan Rafael

Alvarez: 'I've never been afraid of anyone'

Should Canelo Alvarez defeat Amir Khan on Saturday, he has a decision to make: fight fearsome unified titleholder Gennady Golovkin or be stripped of the title. What would Canelo do?

13hSteve Bunce

Khan's Olympic legacy lives on with GB

Amir Khan's truly unexpected series of fights at the Athens Olympics in 2004 started the journey for Muhammad Ali and Qais Ashfaq as they prepare for the Rio Games, writes Steve Bunce.

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7hNate Saunders

Hamilton to fans: Please trust my team

Lewis Hamilton has called on fans to trust his team of mechanics and insisted he has "1000 percent" faith in Mercedes and his quest for a fourth world championship.

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3hPeter Bodo

Bodo: Andy Murray on the move in Madrid

Andy Murray didn't always love clay. Now, as he's showed in Madrid, he's not only enjoying the surface, but thriving on it.

6hJonathan Smith

Man City need top four finish - Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini insists he is desperate to finish in a Champions League place, despite the fact that he's leaving Manchester City in the summer.

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Kerr rules Curry out for Game 3 vs. Blazers

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Friday that guard Stephen Curry will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Trail Blazers.

9hDan Kilpatrick

Tottenham no longer 'soft' - Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has said Tottenham Hotspur "crossed the line" in Monday's 2-2 draw at Chelsea but says he is "proud" of his players.

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'Can't argue with a bloke who has 10,000'

Alastair Cook looks forward to a milestone no England player has reached before, while also realising that now he's closer to the end than the beginning of his career.

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5hAndrew McGlashan

Root expected to stay at No.4 for England

Joe Root is set to stay at No. 4 in England's Test line-up for the series against Sri Lanka, but Alastair Cook admitted there were some "tough decisions" to be made about other batting positions.


Djokovic: Tomic not committed to tennis

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has slammed Bernard Tomic's failure to contest his final point at the Madrid Open, saying the Australian just isn't committed to the sport as required.

Tyson bit Lewis in leg during pre-fight presser (1:25)
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4hPeter O'Rourke

Watford target move for Berahino - source

Watford are ready to join the chase for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino this summer, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

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12hTom Hamilton

What's on the line in the Aviva Premiership?

Just one round of the Aviva Premiership remains and we look at what's still up for grabs as teams chase a home semifinal and a top-six finish.

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8hPA Sport

Ennis-Hill withdraws from Hypo-Meeting

Jessica Ennis-Hill has suffered a setback in her build-up to the Rio Olympics after being forced to withdraw from next month's prestigious Hypo-Meeting in Austria.

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23hKevin Seifert

American football making worldwide inroads

American football has gone global, and the sport is growing one big dude at a time in some markets. Kevin Seifert explores the game's worldwide reach and what it could mean for the NFL.



Christian Fuchs meets @alibendertv to talk Leicester title. Plus, we discuss Dembele's ban and Arsenal-Man City. Tune in at 6 ET on ESPNEWS.


Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng has died after collapsing during a match with Dinamo Bucharest. He was 26. es.pn/1YdDHn5


Watford are ready to join the chase for West Brom's Saido Berahino, a source close to the Hornets tells ESPN FC. es.pn/1TsIAEq