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Anthony Joshua targeting Cardiff for next bout

Anthony Joshua wants his next fight to be staged at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium despite the prospect of facing Kubrat Pulev in Las Vegas.

Castleford beat Wakefield to win their first ever League Leaders Shield (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Castleford win League Leaders’ Shield for first time

Veteran centre Jake Webster grabbed four tries tries to help Castleford claim their place in history.

Idrissa Gueye's goal gave Everton a 2-0 lead against Hajduk Split in their Europa League qualifier (Nigel French/PA)

Everton take control of Europa League qualifier but game halted by crowd trouble

Everton hold a 2-0 lead in their Europa League qualifying play-off tie against Hajduk Split after a first leg at Goodison Park that had to be temporarily stopped due to crowd trouble in the away section.

Adam Lyth hit a domestic T20 record 161 for Yorkshire against Northamptonshire (Adam Davy/PA)

Record-breaking Adam Lyth leads Yorkshire to victory over Northamptonshire

Adam Lyth smashed a record 161 to keep Yorkshire’s hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast alive.

Tottenham's Harry Kane has been shortlisted for top FIFA award (Danny Lawson/PA)

Harry Kane, Lucy Bronze and Jodie Taylor in the running for FIFA awards

Tottenham’s Harry Kane has joined England internationals Lucy Bronze and Jodie Taylor in being shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards.

England manager Mark Sampson acknowledges need to improve communication skills (Mike Egerton/PA)

Mark Sampson acknowledges need to improve communication skills

England manager Mark Sampson has acknowledged a need to improve his communication skills after being cleared of racial discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Centuries from Joe Root and Alastair Cook helped England to 348 for three on the opening day of the first test against the West Indies (Joe Giddens/PA)

Joe Root and Alastair Cook put England in commanding position at Edgbaston

Old-firm centurions Alastair Cook and Joe Root provided England’s bankable constants against the West Indies in an ever-changing world at Edgbaston.

Becky James has announced her retirement (David Davies/PA)

Becky James quits cycling a year on from Rio Olympics silver double

Becky James, the two-time Olympic silver medallist and former world champion, has announced her retirement from cycling aged 25.

Barcelona is the latest city to be hit by a terror attack (Giannis Papanikos/AP)

Sporting world reaches out to Barcelona after terror attack

Barcelona stars past and present have expressed their shock and sadness at the terror attack in the city.

A hamstring injury will deny Usain Bolt a game with his beloved Manchester United (Martin Rickett/PA)

Usain Bolt blow as injury denies sprint great a Manchester United appearance

Usain Bolt will be prevented from achieving his lifelong dream of playing for Manchester United by the hamstring injury sustained in his farewell race.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is heading for Barcelona, according to the general manager of the Spanish giants (David Davies/Empics)

Barcelona general manager Segura says signings of Coutinho and Dembele ‘close’

Barcelona general manager Pep Segura has said the signings of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are “close” after watching his side lose to arch-rivlas Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana final.

Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista looks likely to leave the Emirates (Daniel Hambury/EMPICS)

Gabriel heading towards Arsenal exit

Arsenal defender Gabriel is closing in on a move to Valencia as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger begins the process of trimming his squad.

England's Emily Scarratt scores the first try of the game despite the attempts of USA's Cheta Emaba (Donall Farmer/PA)

Marlie Packer scores two tries as England beat USA to reach semi-finals

Marlie Packer led the charge with two tries as defending champions England swatted the USA aside 47-26 to book their place in the Women’s Rugby World Cup semi-finals.

Victoria Azarenka is likely to miss the US Open owing to personal reasons (John Walton/PA)

Victoria Azarenka likely to miss US Open owing to personal reasons

Victoria Azarenka appears likely to miss the US Open later this month because of a dispute with her former partner over the care of their baby son.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo win more silverware with Real Madrid this season? (Nick Potts/PA)

Five things you need to know about the new LaLiga season

The new LaLiga season starts this weekend with El Clasico foes Barcelona and Real Madrid getting their respective campaigns under way against Real Betis and Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

Philippe Coutinho has put in a transfer request (Dave Howarth/PA)

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are not in talks with Barcelona over Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Barcelona claims that a deal for wantaway playmaker Philippe Coutinho is close to completion.

Virgil van Dijk will not be leaving Southampton in this window (Martin Rickett/PA)

Virgil van Dijk is “not for sale in this window” – Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant Virgil van Dijk is “not for sale in this window” as keeping the defender is “the statement we need to make” at this juncture.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants to rejoin Atletico Madrid (Mike Egerton/PA)

Diego Costa not backing down over his wish to swap Chelsea for Atletico Madrid

Exiled striker Diego Costa has repeated his wish to return to Atletico Madrid and believes his stand-off with Chelsea will come to an end when he travels to Spain.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been linked with Barcelona and Manchester City (John Walton/PA)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Tottenham are yet to sign anybody during this transfer window, and are instead fending off further interest in their current players.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has joined Everton from Swansea on a five-year contract (Martin Rickett/PA)

Ronald Koeman rates Everton new boy Gylfi Sigurdsson among Premier League elite

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubt the club have landed one of the Premier League’s best playmakers in Gylfi Sigurdsson.

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