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Chelsea to sign Carney Chukwuemeka after snubbing Aston Villa deal to become highest-paid teen in England

Chelsea have agreed to pay £20million to sign Aston Villa teenager Carney Chukwuemeka, who was a star of England Under-19s’ European Championship success this summer. Chukwuemeka turned down an offer to become the highest-paid teenager in the country by Villa, effectively forcing the Midlands club to accept Chelsea’s offer. The 18-year-old midfielder would have been …

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I was on brink of quitting, admits Laura Kenny after scratch race gold at Commonwealth Games

Kenny said the departure of women’s endurance coach Monica Greenwood and the decision of British team-mate Katie Archibald to skip the Commonwealths and the European Championships had also affected her. “Since everything that’s happened to me personally, and then Monica’s stepped away…I’ve felt lost,” she said. “When Katie said to me she does n’t think …

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Team GB’s James Wilby wins 100m breaststroke GOLD… with favorite Adam Peaty in fourth!

For so long it seemed only the inclusion of a great white might inject some jeopardy into his races. But ultimately the answer to the question of how you stop Adam Peaty came in the more humane form of a damaged foot and the inspired charge of James Wilby. Goodness, there are upsets and then …

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Brighton defender Marc Cucurella hands in transfer request to force Manchester City move

Guardiola was tight-lipped when quizzed about Cucurella on Friday. “He’s a Brighton player, I cannot say anything else,” he said. “If it’s possible, yes, but if it’s not we’ll stay with what we have. Joao [Cancelo] can play there, Nathan [Ake] can play there. I never complained about the squad I have. I support the …

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Alex Yee high-fives rival 50m from line as he wins England’s first Commonwealth gold in triathlon

His winning time was 50 minutes 34 seconds, with Wilde 13 seconds behind to take silver. Australia’s Matthew Hauser claimed bronze. “This is a home Games,” said Yee. “It’s the first time I’ve been able to race in front of my parents for a long time and at a major event. It’s probably my greatest …

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Police drop one rape allegation against Premier League player as bail extended

One of the three allegations of rape against a Premier League footballer has been dropped by Scotland Yard. The player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also had his bail arrangements extended until October as a result of the development. Telegraph Sport revealed three weeks ago how additional allegations had been brought by a …

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Cristiano Ronaldo told he must stay at Manchester United after showdown talks

Manchester United have refused to budge from their hardline position that Cristiano Ronaldo must stay at Old Trafford after an opening round of talks with the unsettled star ended in impasse. Not even the presence of Sir Alex Ferguson could help reach a breakthrough, with the former manager present at Carrington as Ronaldo ended his …

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