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Moeen Ali hits second fastest England ODI ton in win against West Indies

Moeen Ali won the Bristol six-fest with England’s second-fastest one-day international century as they prevailed by 124 runs to go 2-0 up in the Royal London Series against the West Indies.

Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel in protest during the American national anthem (Simon Cooper/PA)

NFL chief lauds league’s stars for defiant response to Donald Trump

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was “proud” to see the league’s players deliver a defiant message to United States president Donald Trump on Sunday with protests during the American anthem.

Sergio Aguero and Kyle Walker are now team-mates at Manchester City (Martin Rickett/PA)

Kyle Walker happy to have Sergio Aguero on his side after years of torment

Kyle Walker is relieved he no longer has to deal with the “nightmare” threat of Sergio Aguero in games.

Mark Sampson was sacked as England Women's manager (Mike Egerton/PA)

FA board backs chief executive Martin Glenn over Mark Sampson sacking

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has been given a vote of confidence by the board for his handling of Mark Sampson’s dismissal as England Women’s manager.

Zak Hardaker is just one of six Castleford players honoured (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Castleford dominate Super League Dream Team

Castleford’s domination of the 2017 Betfred Super League season is reflected in the Dream Team in which they boast six of the 13 representatives.

Wins over Slovakia and Slovenia would guarantee Scotland second spot in Group F (Jane Barlow/PA)

Every player is relishing World Cup shot, says Scotland boss Gordon Strachan

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan can sense his players are relishing their date with destiny next month.

George Saville has been called into the Northern Ireland squad (Nick Potts/Empics)

George Saville lands Northern Ireland call for qualifiers against Germany and Norway

Millwall’s George Saville has received a maiden Northern Ireland call-up less than two weeks after boss Michael O’Neill became aware he was eligible to be picked.

Luke Gale should feature for Castleford against St Helens (Martin Rickett/PA)

Luke Gale ready to play in Castleford’s semi-final after appendix removal

After initially being told his season was over, Castleford scrum-half Luke Gale is ready to step back in to help his club reach a maiden Betfred Super League Grand Final.

Johanna Konta has bowed out of the Wuhan Open in the first round (Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)

Johanna Konta lets advantage slip away to crash out in China

Johanna Konta crashed out in her opening match at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open as she lost 6-0 4-6 7-6 (7/3) to Australia’s Ashleigh Barty.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, centre, celebrates after putting Borussia Dortmund 3-0 up against Borussia Moenchengladbach  (Bernd Thissen/AP/PA)

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid talking points

Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid face each other at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday in Champions League Group H.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have been free-scoring so far this season (Martin Rickett/PA)

Can red-hot Manchester City break the Premier League’s goal-scoring record?

Manchester City’s red-hot start in front of goal has them top of the Premier League on goal difference – but can they keep it up?

Tom Westley will learn his Ashes fate on Wednesday (Adam Davy/PA)

X-rays show no break for Ashes hopeful Tom Westley

Tom Westley’s Ashes prospects remain intact after X-rays on his right thumb revealed no serious injury.

Daniel Farke

Norwich and Bristol City play out dour encounter

Norwich were held to a goalless draw for the second home game in succession as Bristol City followed Burton Albion’s lead by frustrating them.

Tottenham's Harry Kane scores his second goal of the game against West Ham

West Ham leave comeback too late as 10-man Tottenham hold on

Tottenham survived a late West Ham onslaught to emerge with a 3-2 win from a ding-dong derby.

Billy Vunipola is a Six Nations injury doubt (Mark Kerton/PA)

Billy Vunipola set for four months out putting Six Nations chances under threat

England number eight Billy Vunipola faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery.

Leroy Sane set Manchester City on their way to another high-scoring win (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk talking points

Manchester City host Shakhtar Donetsk in their second Champions League Group F match on Tuesday.

FIFA has relaxed its stance on the home nations wearing remembrance poppies (Nick Potts/PA)

Politicians greet FIFA’s ‘common sense’ climb down in poppy row

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has welcomed FIFA’s decision to “apply some common sense” and back down on its ban of players wearing poppies in international matches.

Christian Eriksen has had an impressive start to the season (Adam Davy/PA)

Jan Vertonghen hails Christian Eriksen as one of the world’s best

Jan Vertonghen believes Tottenham team-mate Christian Eriksen is now among the best playmakers in the world after the Dane’s sensational start to the season.

Jose Mourinho will face no further action (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Jose Mourinho escapes FA punishment for dismissal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no further action from the Football Association following his sending-off against Southampton on Saturday.

Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool take thrilling win over Leicester after Jamie Vardy’s penalty miss

Simon Mignolet saved Jamie Vardy’s penalty as a 3-2 victory saw Liverpool end a four-match winless run despite further defensive wobbles at Leicester.

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