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EMBARGOED UNTIL 2230 AUGUST 4, 2015.'Team GB Greats' including Sir Chris Hoy, Anthony Joshua and Sir Steve Redgrave.

More medals "not probable" in Rio

Cian Healy, left, is still battling neck trouble as Ireland approach their World Cup warm-up matches

Ireland wait on Healy injury

George Ford, left, and Owen Farrell provide a very good selection headache for England

Lancaster: Farrell must shine

Gareth Bale is enjoying life in Madrid

Bale happy at Real Madrid

Steven Finn has 98 Test wickets

Finn ready for extra responsibility

Angel di Maria's unsuccessful stay at Old Trafford is almost over

Di Maria happy to be joining PSG

Mahela Jayawardene is in discussions with England

England approach Jayawardene

Australia's Mitchell Johnson had his name sung loudly by England's fans at Edgbaston

Johnson revelling in crowd banter

The IAAF has denied blood test allegations made by The Sunday Times and a German broadcaster

IAAF refutes blood test allegations

Warren Gatland's men are ramping up their World Cup preparations

Gatland: Players ready for Ireland

James Guy is a world champion

Guy thrilled with unexpected win

Karim Benzema is facing a spell on the sidelines

Benzema blow for Real

Stuart Broad is hoping to join the 300 club at Trent Bridge

Broad ready to take leading role

Tottenham's Harry Kane will bid to show he is no one-season wonder this term

Kane looking for more of the same

Bastian Schweinsteiger completed his switch to Manchester United last month

Pep reveals Schweinsteiger concern

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala accepts improvement is needed at the back

Mangala confident about opener

Jamie Jones-Buchanan will miss the rest of this season and potentially the start of 2016

Jones-Buchanan out until new season

Chuba Akpom has joined Arsenal team-mate Isaac Hayden on loan at Hull

Akpom completes Hull move

Martin Guptill passed 4,000 ODI runs in a convincing New Zealand win

Openers power Black Caps to victory

Zlatan Ibrahimovic worked alone at Paris St Germain's training session on Tuesday

Ibrahimovic a doubt for PSG opener

Gareth Bale's form has dipped since winning the Champions League in the summer of 2014

Robson backs Bale for United

UK Sport chief Liz Nicholl has warned any Brits found to be doping will be stripped of funding for life

Dopers would face life funding ban

Rio Ferdinand believes John Stones, pictured, would fit in perfectly at Manchester United

Rio urges Stones to join United

Stoke striker Bojan Krkic is stepping up his fitness levels after being out for six months

Bojan feeling revitalised

Danny Cipriani has been re-bailed until November

Cipriani available for World Cup

The Government has warned of the spiralling costs of funding sport in the UK

Government warns over sport funding

Enner Valencia, pictured centre, is likely to be out of action for up to three months

Valencia facing three months out

Angel di Maria is set to sign for Paris St Germain after one season with Manchester United

Di Maria set for PSG medical

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, left, scored the only goal as Arsenal lifted the Community Shield

Oxlade-Chamberlain defends Gunners

Adam Peaty won gold in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan on Monday

Peaty ends British drought

WADA and the IAAF will investigate the doping claims

Lamine laments latest allegations

Gareth Bale has been linked with a move to Manchester United

Benitez: Bale and Benzema will stay

Rafael's seven-year spell at Manchester United is coming to an end

Rafael seals Lyon switch

UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has warned that drug cheats face a life ban from funding

UK Sport issues funding ban warning

Adam Johnson, left, has already denied three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming

Johnson trial put back to February

Martyn Rooney has successfully appealed to be included in the men's individual 400m at the World Athletics Championships

Rooney wins World Champs appeal

Connor Wickham has left Sunderland after four years to join Crystal Palace

Palace sign Wickham

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, pictured, has completed the signing of Yohan Benalouane

Leicester make double swoop

Chelsea captain John Terry issued a rallying call after their FA Community Shield defeat by Arsenal

Loss a blessing in disguise - Terry

George North has been part of Wales' detailed World Cup preparations following his concussion problems of last season

Jenkins upbeat about North fitness

Eoin Morgan is to have a rest

Morgan set for Middlesex rest

Per Mertesacker, centre, has backed Arsenal to mount a title challenge after their Community Shield triumph

Mertesacker expects title challenge

Jose Mourinho, left, called the Wembley pitch "a disaster" after the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.

FA: Wembley pitch will improve

Celtic have a lead to take into the away leg

Celtic wait on Qarabag pitch update

Wayne Rooney turned out for former club Everton in Duncan Ferguson's testimonial on Sunday.

Rooney enjoys Goodison return

Lord Coe is running as an IAAF presidential candidate

Coe: IAAF will respond to report

Jessica Ennis-Hill wants a thorough investigation into the Sunday Times report which appears to highlight widespread doping in athletics

Ennis-Hill demands doping action

Ian Bell made a timely return to form at Edgbaston

Bell expects Ashes drama to go on

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat held his nerve to claim a first win on European soil on Sunday

Aphibarnrat victorious at Murcar

Australia captain Michael Clarke has been backed to rediscover his form with the bat

Di Venuto: Clarke will come good

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