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Root named England Test captain

Joe Root has been named as England's Test captain, succeeding Alastair Cook, who last week stepped down after four years in the job. Ben Stokes is the new Vice captain.

Root, 26, had been the frontrunner to follow Cook in the Test role, having been made vice-captain in 2015. He …

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Cycling: Pays de la Loire to host 2018 Tour Grand Depart

The Grand Depart of the 2018 Tour de France will be from the Pays de la Loire region, organizers announced on Sunday.

It will be a return to the race's roots as the first edition in 1903 was also hosted by the western region.

Since then the cities and towns …

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Golf: Spieth wins emphatically by four shots at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth focused on "boring golf" and shrugged off an unexpected birdie drought in the final round as he clinched his ninth PGA Tour victory, by four shots, at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California on Sunday.

A two-putt birdie on the second hole was followed by a …

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Top four will leave Man Utd behind - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has claimed that the Premier League's top four will "leave" Manchester United as the Red Devils enter an enforced break.

A home Europa League clash with St Etienne on Thursday is followed by an FA Cup fifth-round clash with Blackburn Rovers, a return date in France and the …

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Zverev denies Gasquet Montpellier hat-trick

Rising German Alexander Zverev denied home favorite Richard Gasquet a third consecutive Open Sud de France title in Montpellier with a 7-6(4) 6-3 victory on Sunday.

Local favorite Gasquet, bidding for a fourth title overall at the indoor event, dropped the first set on the tiebreak and was broken …

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