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Antonio Conte questions Tottenham's Premier League title ambitions

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has questioned Tottenham’s “ambitions” – suggesting Spurs have lower “expectations” than their Premier League title rivals. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy criticised unsustainable transfer spending and defended his club’s lack of signings. Italian Conte agreed that the market was “very difficult”. But Conte, who led Chelsea to the title last season, added: “If [Spurs] don’t win the title, it’s not a tragedy. “If they don’t arrive in the Champions League, it’s not a tragedy. If they go out in the first round of the Champions League, it’s…

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Peaty wins second gold as he defends 50m title

Media playback is not supported on this device World Aquatics Championships on the BBC Hosts: Budapest, Hungary Dates: 23-30 July Coverage: Live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, online, BBC Sport mobile app and BBC Radio. Click for full times. Britain’s Adam Peaty defended his 50m breaststroke title with another stunning display to complete a World Aquatics Championships double-double. Peaty, 22, who also retained his 100m title on Monday, finished in 25.99 seconds – just short of the world record 25.95 he set in the semi-final. Brazil’s Joao…

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'We can challenge for title but must be much better to win Champions League'

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United are “better equipped” to win the Premier League this season but have to be “much, much better” to challenge for the Champions League, says manager Jose Mourinho. United won the League Cup and Europa League and finished sixth in the league in Mourinho’s first season in charge. Asked if he was targeting the domestic title this season, he told BBC Sport: “We are better prepared for that.” United have signed Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof so far this summer. “This…

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George Groves to defend WBA super-middleweight title against Jamie Cox in October

George Groves Monday, July 24, 2017 George Groves’ first WBA super-middleweight title defence and his opening fight of the World Boxing Super Series against Jamie Cox has been confirmed for Wembley’s SSE Arena on October 14. The 29-year-old chose Cox as his first opponent of the 168lbs edition of the eight-fighter competition, in which Chris Eubank Jnr and Callum Smith are also competing. October’s fight also represents Groves’ first return to the venue in which his defeat of Eduard Gutknecht injured the Kazakh so severely he is unable to walk…

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Froome wins fourth Tour de France title in five years

Britain’s Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage. Groenewegen defeated German Andre Greipel in a frenetic final sprint on the Champs Elysees but the day belonged to 32-year-old Froome. The Team Sky rider is now second in the all-time list after completing his third successive victory. Rigoberto Uran was second, 54 seconds behind, with Romain Bardet third. “Each time I have won has been so unique, such a different battle to get…

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Premier League 2017/18: Seven title contenders' best line up right now revealed

Alvaro Morata is set to join Chelsea pending a medical and the agreement of personal terms, and he will become the third summer signing to fit straight into Antonio Conte’s first-team. Antonio Rudiger will slot into the back-three, and Tiemoue Bakayoko will replace Nemanja Matic in midfield. The rest of the line up is the same as it was last season, though Conte is known to want to upgrade both wing-back positions. Juventus’ Alex Sandro and Danilo from Real Madrid have been the subject of offers from the Blues, but…

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Froome takes big step towards Tour title – but victory 'not yet certain'

Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Chris Froome should win his fourth Tour de France title this weekend – but the race is “not over yet”, says ex-British road race champion Rob Hayles. Briton Froome, 32, finished fourth on Thursday’s tough stage 18 and has a 23-second lead over France’s Romain Bardet with three stages remaining. But the fight shown by his rivals…

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