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Heather Watson advances but Naomi Broady falls in French Open qualifiers

It was a mixed day for British tennis in the first round of the women’s French Open qualifying at Roland Garros.

Naomi Broady fell to a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann while Heather Watson came from a set down to beat Anastasiya Komardina and ...

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UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical’ following Manchester Arena atrocity

Britain was braced for further terrorist attacks following the Manchester atrocity as Theresa May said the threat level was being raised to its highest possible rating.

In a live televised statement from Downing Street, the Prime Minister said the terror threat level would be increased to ...

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Eric Cantona posts message of support for victims of Manchester attack

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has recorded a message of support and solidarity for the victims of the terror attack in Manchester, saying “my heart is with you”.

A suicide bombing killed 22 people and left many more injured at the end of an Ariana Grande concert ...

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Ian Poulter happy to put Wentworth ahead of FA Cup final and Monaco Grand Prix

Ian Poulter insists he would choose a weekend at Wentworth over watching his beloved Arsenal in the FA Cup final and a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.

Poulter has previously made no secret of his dislike for the BMW PGA Championship venue, especially after the controversial redesign by ...

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Nick Kyrgios crashes out of Lyon Open

World number 19 Nick Kyrgios suffered an unexpected second-round loss to Argentina’s Nicolas Kicker at the Lyon Open.

The Australian number four seed, given a bye in the first round, took the opening set before eventually going down 2-6 6-4 6-2 against Kicker, who is ranked at ...

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Thousands gather for vigil in show of defiance after deadly terror attack

Thousands of people have gathered in the centre of Manchester in a show of defiance, declaring they will not be afraid in the wake of the terror attack.

Crowds spilled from Albert Square on to nearby roads, standing together in an act of solidarity, and showing that the city “always ...

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Ajax boss Peter Bosz: Europa League final has lost its glow

Ajax coach Peter Bosz says the Europa League final has lost its “glow” after Monday’s bombing in Manchester.

Manchester United did not hold a pre-match press conference on Tuesday in the wake of the attack that rocked their city.

An explosion at the end of a concert ...

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Birmingham candle-lit vigil cut short after ‘armed man’ arrested

A candle-lit vigil in Birmingham in memory of those killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack was cut short after a man believed to be armed was detained nearby.

The man shouted out as he was handcuffed and led away by officers with West Midlands Police, just a short distance from where ...

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General Election campaigning to remain suspended after Manchester terror attack

The party leaders’ campaigns for the June 8 General Election will remain suspended on Wednesday following the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who visited Manchester and chaired two meetings of the emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday, will continue ...

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Sam Allardyce resigns as Crystal Palace manager

Sam Allardyce has left his job as Crystal Palace manager.

The 62-year-old, who only took charge at Selhurst Park on December 23, guided the Eagles to safety on May 14 following a 4-0 defeat of Hull, who were relegated as a result.

However, the former England manager has now decided ...

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People in Oxford unite for vigil to show solidarity with Manchester after attack

A VIGIL was held in Oxford in a show of support for those affected by the Manchester terror attack.

People gathered near Carfax Tower on Tuesday night, with many holding candles or signs which read 'in solidarity for Manchester'.

One of the ...

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Baby Charlie Gard’s parents await ruling on taking son to US for treatment

A couple who want to take their sick baby son to the US for treatment are waiting for a ruling on the latest stage of a legal battle after asking Court of Appeal judges not to take away the “only remaining hope”.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates want nine-month-old Charlie Gard, who ...

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Astronauts complete International Space Station relay box repairs

Spacewalking astronauts have completed urgent repairs to the International Space Station, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a back-up for a vital data-relay system.

It took commander Peggy Whitson much longer than expected to install the spare unit. Success ...

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Thousands gather for vigil in Manchester show of solidarity

Thousands of people have gathered in the centre of Manchester in a show of defiance, declaring they will not be “beaten” or “intimidated” in the wake of the terror attack.

Crowds spilled from Albert Square on to nearby roads, standing together in an act of ...

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IS claims responsibility for Manchester atrocity which claims 22 lives

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bombing which killed 22 victims, including an eight-year-old girl, in the worst terrorist incident to hit Britain since the July 7 attacks.

A lone bomber detonated a homemade device packed with nuts and ...

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Manchester suicide bomber named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi

The suicide bomber who brought carnage to the Manchester Arena has been named as Salman Abedi.

Police confirmed his name after armed officers carried out a dramatic raid on the redbrick semi in south Manchester where the 22-year-old was registered as living.

Greater Manchester Chief ...

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Cracksman pleases John Gosden as Investec Derby hope enjoys Epsom spin

John Gosden was satisfied with Cracksman as he put the finishing touches to his Investec Derby preparation with a spin around Epsom on Tuesday morning.

Joint-favourite with Cliffs Of Moher for the blue riband Classic, he was one of a handful of horses to work on the track at the annual ...

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Tom Dumoulin answers call of nature then retains Giro d’Italia lead

Tom Dumoulin recovered from an unexpected toilet break to battle back and retain the leader’s pink jersey after stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia, which was won by home rider Vincenzo Nibali.

Following Monday’s rest day, Dutchman Dumoulin went into the 222 kilometres stretch ...

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Tianjin Quanjian play down Diego Costa reports

Tianjin Quanjian have distanced themselves from reports a deal to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa is near.

The Chinese Super League club have been linked with a mega-money move for the 28-year-old striker, who has two more years remaining on his Chelsea contract.

Costa scored 20 ...

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Andrea Radrizzani buys out Massimo Cellino to become Leeds owner

Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani has taken full control of Leeds after buying the remaining 50 per cent of shares held by co-owner Massimo Cellino.

Radrizzani, 42, bought a 50 per cent stake in the Sky Bet Championship club through his company Aser Group Holding in January and it has ...

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Common People in Oxford, says safety under review after Manchester terror attack

ORGANISERS of the Common People music festival say safety is being looked at after the Manchester terror attack.

As thousands of revellers prepare to descend on South Park in Oxford for the event this weekend, bosses are in talks with police about the arrangements.

Their ...

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