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Sporting world sends prayers for injured Celtics star Gordon Hayward

Sports stars from around the globe have sent ‘get well’ messages to Gordon Hayward after the Boston Celtics new recruit suffered a horrific ankle injury on Tuesday evening.

Johanna Konta has split with her coach (Adam Davy/PA)

Johanna Konta splits with coach Wim Fissette and announces end to her season

Johanna Konta has split from coach Wim Fissette after less than a year together.

Owen Coyle had a visitor (Danny Lawson/PA)

Young Ross County fan gets VIP treatment after applying for manager’s job

Ross County fan Blaine Thomas got treated to the day of his life after mischievously applying for the manager’s role last month.

Roger Federer has taken an advanced approach to his domestic duties (Mehdi Taamallah/PA)

Roger Federer shows off new robotic housekeeper

Roger Federer produced some machine-like performances to win Wimbledon without dropping a set this year, and the Swiss star has now acquired a robotic housekeeper.

Kevin De Bruyne is in no rush to sign a new contract at Manchester City (Martin Rickett/PA)

Kevin De Bruyne: There’s no rush to give me a new City deal

Kevin De Bruyne insists there is no rush to sign a new contract with Manchester City.

Cracksman cruises to victory in the Great Voltigeur (Tim Goode/PA)

No trip worries for Frankie Dettori as Cracksman tackles Champion Stakes

Frankie Dettori has no qualms about Cracksman dropping back in trip for the Qipco Champion Stakes as he looks forward to a stellar book of rides at Ascot on Saturday.

Ireland will travel to Australia for a three-Test series next summer (Niall Carson/PA)

Ireland line up three-Test tour of Australia next summer

Ireland will play their first three-Test series against Australia next year.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored his first goal for Liverpool in Slovenia (Darko Bandic/AP/PA)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to seize Liverpool chance

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain accepts he faces a fight for a regular first-team place at Liverpool but insists he is ready to seize his chance.

Petr Cech is keeping his reactions sharp (Martin Rickett/PA)

Petr Cech shows off his cat-like reflexes

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech showcased just how sharp his reactions are after he posted an Instagram video of him saving ping-pong balls.

Eniola Aluko answers questions in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (PA)

Martin Glenn denies asking Eni Aluko to write statement saying FA is not racist

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has denied asking Eni Aluko to put out a statement saying the governing body is not institutionally racist.

Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about fires in Portugal that have killed over 100 people (Nick Potts/PA)

Cristiano Ronaldo shares support for those affected by wildfires in Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has offered solidarity to those affected by wildfires in Portugal and Spain, which have claimed over 100 lives.

An FA investigation concluded that Mark Sampson (left) made a racist remark to Eni Aluko (centre) (Vaughn Ridley/Empics)

Mark Sampson made ‘ill-judged’ racial remarks to Eni Aluko, says barrister

The lawyer who initially cleared former England women’s manager Mark Sampson of bullying and racism has changed her mind and decided he did make two racist remarks to players.

Mike Ashley is looking to sell the club (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Newcastle takeover approaches emerge as Turkish billionaire rules out bid

The man tasked with finding a buyer for Newcastle has already been inundated with enquiries.

Hugo Lloris was in fine form as Tottenham held Real Madrid (Francisco Seco/AP/PA)

Hugo Lloris’ heroics help Tottenham secure draw at Real Madrid

Harry Kane was the headline act but Hugo Lloris stole the show as the Frenchman’s stunning save helped earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.

San Francisco 49ers players  kneel during the American national anthem (Alex Brandon/AP/PA)

President Trump accuses NFL of showing ‘total disrespect’ for US in kneeling row

President Donald Trump has accused the NFL of showing “total disrespect” for the United States by not forcing players to stand during the national anthem.

Roberto Firmino scored twice in Liverpool's emphatic win (Darko Bandic/AP/PA)

Liverpool ease to record-breaking victory in Maribor

Liverpool finally found their form in front of goal in a record-breaking 7-0 European away victory against hapless Maribor to kick-start their Champions League campaign.

A general view of Wetherby racecourse (John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

Ballotin shines on day Wetherby officially opens new £3.5million grandstand

Amateur rider David Maxwell was thrilled to steer Ballotin to a narrow success in the Bobby Renton Handicap Chase.

Harry Winks excelled for Tottenham against Real Madrid (Nigel French/Empics)

Apprentice matches master as Harry Winks excels against Luka Modric’s Real

Harry Winks used to idolise Luka Modric but the apprentice held his own against the Croatian master as Tottenham drew 1-1 with Real Madrid.

Mick Kinane celebrates winning the 2007 Ascot Gold Cup with Yeats (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Mick Kinane and Charlie Swan two of the star names in Legends race at Punchestown

Mick Kinane and Aidan O’Brien are reunited in the John Shortt Legends Challenge Race at Punchestown on Thursday.

Danny Rose made his first Spurs appearance in eight months against Real Madrid (Francisco Seco/AP/PA)

Danny Rose: I expected a frosty reception from Tottenham fans

Danny Rose admits he expected a negative reception from Tottenham fans when he came on against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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