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5 things we learned from the Aviva Premiership final

Exeter Chiefs slugged their way to a maiden Aviva Premiership title thanks to a 23-20 victory over Wasps after extra time in Saturday’s final at Twickenham.

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Ben Stokes stars as England hold off South Africa in thrilling ODI

Ben Stokes once again demonstrated his star quality with his second one-day international hundred as England won a last-ball thriller by two runs to wrap up the Royal London Series against South Africa with an unassailable 2-0 lead.

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Lee Westwood remains in contention at Wentworth after remarkable round

Lee Westwood produced golf reminiscent of the late Seve Ballesteros to remain in contention to win the BMW PGA Championship at the 24th attempt.

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Silva excited not intimidated by chance to work under Watford’s demanding owners

New Watford head coach Marco Silva insists the ambition of the club’s owners excites him.

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Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga warm up for French Open with wins

World number three Stan Wawrinka warmed up for the French Open by retaining his Geneva Open title on home soil.

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Aaron Ramsey gives Arsenal deserved FA Cup victory against Chelsea

Arsenal ended a season of frustration and uncertainty with FA Cup glory, denying 10-man Chelsea the double as beleaguered Arsene Wenger became the most successful manager in the competition’s history.

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Scarlets lift PRO12 trophy following dominant display against Munster

Six-try Scarlets swept Munster’s meek challenge aside to win a one-sided Guinness PRO12 final 46-22 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

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Dan Lawrence helps Essex stage fightback against Surrey

Teenager Dan Lawrence produced an encouraging response to Kumar Sangakkara’s double hundred as Essex fought back in their top-of-the-table Specsavers County Championship clash at Surrey.

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Kell Brook loses IBF welterweight title in epic clash with Errol Spence Jr

Kell Brook put in a valiant display but surrendered his IBF welterweight title following an 11th-round stoppage defeat to Errol Spence Jr at Bramall Lane.

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Eddie Jones ‘wouldn’t say no’ to British and Irish Lions coaching role

Eddie Jones has declared himself “open to everything” when it comes to a potential coaching role on future British and Irish Lions tours.

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Mo Farah warms up for World Championships with 5,000 metres win in Eugene

A dominant Sir Mo Farah fired an early warning ahead of this summer’s World Championships in London by claiming victory over 5,000 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene.

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Michael Carrick signs one-year deal with Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will play another season at Old Trafford after signing a one-year extension to his contract.

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Paul Casey two shots behind leader Webb Simpson ahead of final round

Paul Casey holed a 23-foot putt on the 18th to leave himself within two shots of the lead at the Dean and Deluca Invitational.

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Lewis Hamilton ‘devastated’ after qualifying woes leave him 13th on Monaco grid

Lewis Hamilton was left so devastated by his performance in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix that he was unable to get out of his Mercedes.

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Celtic leave it late as Rogic’s dramatic strike clinches treble

Substitute Tom Rogic’s sensational stoppage-time winner gave Celtic a 2-1 William Hill Scottish Cup final success over Aberdeen and clinched an historic treble for the Hoops.

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Thibaut Pinot wins thrilling stage 20 of Giro d’Italia

The 100th Giro d’Italia is delicately poised ahead of the final day time trial after Thibaut Pinot won a thrilling stage 20 into Asiago on Saturday.

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Raikkonen claims pole position as Hamilton starts from lowly 13th in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton is set to start a lowly 13th for the Monaco Grand Prix following a disastrous display in qualifying on Saturday as Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen claimed pole position.

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Per Mertesacker returns to Arsenal starting line-up for FA Cup final

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker made his first start in 392 days in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

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Antonio Conte to light a cigar if Chelsea complete the double

Antonio Conte will allow himself a proper celebration if Chelsea see off Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

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Sebastian Vettel posts another record-breaking lap in Monaco final practice

Sebastian Vettel laid down a further championship gauntlet to Lewis Hamilton by blitzing his title rival in final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.

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