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Tributes pour in for All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads following death aged 81

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen led the tributes to All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads, who has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81.

Stuart Broad took three second-innings West Indies wickets (David Davies/PA)

Stuart Broad overtakes Sir Ian Botham as England hammer West Indies

Stuart Broad lent a famous hand as England took a remarkable 19 wickets on day three of this country’s inaugural floodlit Test to inflict a crushing innings-and-209-run defeat on hapless West Indies at Edgbaston.

Stuart Broad has moved to second in the list of England Test wicket takers (David Davies/PA)

Chris Broad hails son Stuart after he eclipses Sir Ian Botham

Chris Broad hailed the “monumental achievement” of son Stuart after he overtook Sir Ian Botham to climb into second place in England’s all-time list of Test wicket-takers.

Diego Costa, left, has fallen out with Antonio Conte (Mike Egerton/PA)

Ruud Gullit believes Antonio Conte was wrong to text Diego Costa over exit

Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit believes current boss Antonio Conte was unwise to text striker Diego Costa to tell him he is no longer needed at Stamford Bridge.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is unsure how big-spending clubs are meeting financial fair play rules (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Palace chairman puzzled over financial fair play and big transfer deals

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish cannot understand how some football clubs are adhering to financial fair play rules given the number of large transfer deals.

Jese celebrates scoring on his Stoke debut (Dave Thompson/Empics)

Jese Rodriguez scores on Stoke debut to down Arsenal

Jese Rodriguez struck a superb debut winner as Stoke held on for a 1-0 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League.

Stuart Broad is now England's second highest wicket-taker (David Davies/PA)

Stuart Broad says wicket-taking milestone is special as he overtakes his hero

Stuart Broad revelled in surpassing his “hero” Sir Ian Botham after moving up to second on the list of England’s all-time leading Test wicket-takers.

Eric Bailly, right, celebrates scoring with Romelu Lukaku (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester United hit four to sink sorry Swansea

Manchester United signalled their Premier League title intent by claiming another convincing 4-0 victory at Swansea.

Huddersfield's Aaron Mooy opened the scoring against Newcastle (Danny Lawson/PA)

Huddersfield defeat Newcastle to maintain winning Premier League start

Aaron Mooy’s fine second-half strike maintained Huddersfield’s dream Premier League start as they beat Newcastle 1-0 in their first top flight home game in 45 years.

Arsene Wenger is keen to slim down his Arsenal squad (Mike Egerton/PA)

Arsene Wenger wants to slim down Arsenal squad ahead of signings

Arsene Wenger wants to slim down his Arsenal squad before making any further additions.

Charlie Austin secures a 3-2 for Southampton from the penalty spot ((Adam Davy/PA)

Charlie Austin gives Southampton late win against 10-man West Ham

Southampton ended their goal drought at St Mary’s and increased 10-man West Ham’s misery with a 3-2 Premier League victory secured by a stoppage-time penalty from Charlie Austin.

Stuart Broad is now England's second highest Test wicket-taker (David Davies/PA)

England’s top-10 Test wicket-takers of all time

Stuart Broad moved up to second in the list of England’s all-time leading Test wicket-takers as West Indies were thrashed by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing netted the winner for Cardiff at Wolves (Chris Radburn/PA)

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing grabs winner at Wolves as Cardiff march on

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s second-half goal helped Cardiff maintain their perfect start to the Sky Bet Championship season with a 2-1 victory over fellow high-flyers Wolves.

Terence Crawford, right, leans back from a punch from Julius Indongo   (Nati Harnick/AP)

Terence Crawford becomes undisputed world champion as Dillian Whyte also wins

American Terence Crawford became the undisputed junior welterweight champion of the world on a night that also saw British heavyweight Dillian Whyte win his first fight on US soil.

Antonio Conte would like to lead Chelsea into the new Stamford Bridge (John Walton/PA)

Antonio Conte aims to buck trend with long-term stay in Chelsea hot-seat

Antonio Conte has suggested he would like to lead Chelsea into the new Stamford Bridge.

Antoine Griezman was red carded in the 2-2 draw (Tim Goode/Empics)

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann sees red in Girona draw

Antoine Griezmann was sent off as Atletico Madrid battled back to secure a dramatic 2-2 draw at LaLiga newcomers Girona in their opening match of the new season.

People gather at a memorial tribute to the victims on Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas promenade (Emilio Morenatti/AP)

Barcelona and Real Betis ready for emotional night at Nou Camp after terror attack

Football will take a back seat at the Nou Camp on Sunday as Barcelona pay tribute to the victims of the terror attack in the city.

Paula Creamer (left) celebrates with United States team-mate Austin Ernst (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

US stay in charge at Solheim Cup

The United States retained their three-point lead over Europe after the morning foursomes on day two of the Solheim Cup in Iowa.

Sadio Mane celebrates his goal with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Martin Rickett/PA)

Sadio Mane secures Liverpool victory against bogey side Crystal Palace

Sadio Mane poked home the only goal of the game as Liverpool banked a first win of the Premier League season against a spirited Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Chris Froome is bidding to become just the third man to win the Vuelta and the Tour de France in the same year (Adam Davy/PA)

Chris Froome and Team Sky off to solid start at Vuelta

Chris Froome’s Team Sky finished fourth in the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana, with BMC Racing winning the team time trial in Nimes.

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