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Chelsea “in good shape” for Atletico clash, says Conte

Antonio Conte thinks his Chelsea side head into their Champions League game against Atletico Madrid in good shape following a comfortable victory over Stoke.

Jordan Henderson has hailed the character Liverpool showed at Leicester (Mike Egerton/PA)

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson impressed by spirit shown at Leicester

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson praised the Reds’ character after their thrilling 3-2 Premier League win at Leicester.

Jack Clifford has been called up by England (Adam Davy/PA)

Jack Clifford called up by England as they wait on Billy Vunipola news

Jack Clifford has been called up by England for their Oxford training camp after Billy Vunipola suffered a potentially-serious knee injury on Saracens duty.

Toby Roland-Jones (Adam Davy/PA)

England bowler Toby Roland-Jones set to miss Ashes this winter

England seamer Toby Roland-Jones is set to miss this winter’s Ashes after scans confirmed he has a stress fracture in his back.

Jonathan Joseph (David Davies/PA)

England head coach Eddie Jones leaves Jonathan Joseph out of training camp

Jonathan Joseph is among four British and Irish Lions dropped for England’s latest training camp, with Eddie Jones confirming that form influenced his decision.

Hughie Fury will fight in September (Adam Davy/PA)

Hughie Fury to face Joseph Parker for WBO heavyweight belt

Hughie Fury’s WBO heavyweight title fight with defending champion Joseph Parker has been confirmed for September 23 at the Manchester Arena.

Diego Costa spent three years at Chelsea (John Walton/PA)

Diego Costa: Chelsea will always have a special place in my heart

Diego Costa regrets the manner of his Chelsea exit and admits to having “special affection” for people at the club.

Christian Eriksen is now the top-scoring Dane in Premier League history (Tim Ireland/AP)

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen enjoyed a record-breaking moment against West Ham

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen was able to celebrate a notable national milestone on Saturday.

Gareth Barry is poised to break the Premier League appearance record (Nick Potts/PA)

Barry set to break appearance record – and still has no plans for retirement

Gareth Barry admits he could play until he is 40, with the West Brom midfielder set to break the Premier League appearance record.

Thiago Silva missed a great chance for PSG (John Walton/Empics)

Misfiring PSG held by Montpellier

Paris St Germain drew a blank for the first time this season as they surprisingly surrendered their 100 per cent start with a goalless draw at Montpellier.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Barcelona down Girona to continue winning start to season

Barcelona swept past Catalan neighbours Girona 3-0 for their sixth straight win of the new LaLiga campaign, thanks largely to two own goals.

Fernandinho insists goal difference can be a big advantage for free-scoring Manchester City (Martin Rickett/PA)

Fernandinho enjoying Manchester City’s goal rush

Midfielder Fernandinho claimed goal difference was on his mind as free-scoring Manchester City hit five against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Alvaro Morata celebrates the first of his three goals with Pedro (Nigel French/PA)

Morata hat-trick gives Chelsea comfortable win at Stoke

Chelsea continued to show there is life after Diego Costa with another Premier League victory at Stoke, with Alvaro Morata scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 win.

Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City against Crystal Palace (Nick Potts/PA)

Sergio Aguero moves closer to record in Manchester City’s rout of Crystal Palace

Sergio Aguero moved within a goal of Manchester City’s all-time record as Pep Guardiola’s men thrashed bottom side Crystal Palace 5-0 in the Premier League.

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for Manchester United at Southampton (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Jose Mourinho dismissed for touchline antics in Manchester United win at Southampton

Romelu Lukaku secured Manchester United a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Southampton as Jose Mourinho’s men managed to batten down the hatches after half-time.

Dame Kelly Holmes. (Joe Giddens/PA)

Dame Kelly Holmes ‘cut herself every day’ in depression battle

Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes has said she used to self-harm every day during her battle with depression as she tried to overcome sporting injuries.

Luke Campbell was beaten on points by Jorge Linares (Richard Sellers/PA)

Luke Campbell fails in title bid as Jorge Linares wins split decision

Luke Campbell failed in his bid to win the WBA lightweight title after losing a tight contest against Jorge Linares in California on a split decision.

Luke Shaw (Martin Rickett/PA)

Mourinho giving Shaw every chance to prove his worth after injury

Luke Shaw “has to improve” to get into Manchester United’s starting line-up, but Jose Mourinho is staying patient as the left-back returns from his latest injury lay-off.

Joseph Parker (Nick Potts/PA)

Hughie Fury falls short as Joseph Parker retains WBO heavyweight title on points

Hughie Fury came up short in his brave bid to wrest the WBO heavyweight title from champion Joseph Parker in Manchester on Saturday night.

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Basketball star LeBron James calls Trump ‘bum’ over NFL anthem protest comments

US president Donald Trump has denounced protests by NFL players in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike.

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