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Doping

As the US Anti-Doping Agency prepares to present its case against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, the sport faces a crucial test of its credibility.

Arsenal re-open contract talks with Olivier Giroud

Arsenal have re-opened negotiations to extend Olivier Giroud’s contract by a further two years. Striker Giroud has two years to run on his current deal and talks over an extension started before the World Cup, where he played for France.

State of Serena still unknown

I'm going to go wayyyyy out on a limb here. When Serena Williams returns to competition at the Stanford Classic on Wednesday, the world's top-ranked player will serve the ball powerfully over the net. That definitely was not the case during her last, unsettling performance at Wimbledon four weeks ago. In what was termed a viral illness, Serena was so dizzy and weak that day she struggled just to bounce the ball on the ground while trying to serve in her doubles match with sister Venus.

French footballer Griezmann headed to Atletico Madrid

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have moved to bolster their attack by agreeing to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. "Atletico de Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann," Atletico said on their website on Monday.

Sir Bradley Wiggins can galvanise British cyclists, says Sutton

Shane Sutton, the British Cycling technical director, believes Sir Bradley Wiggins’ expected presence on the track at the Rio Olympics will be a huge lift to other riders, claiming the team will need “big leaders” to ensure success in 2016. Wiggins led the English pursuit team to silver at the Commonwealth Games last week and said afterwards that his focus would now turn to securing gold in the same event at Rio – and a potential fifth Olympic title – declaring he was “done with the road”.

Latest Bundesliga transfers

Valdez back in the Bundesliga with Frankfurt - Striker Nelson Valdez, 30, has once again teamed up with Thomas Schaaf. The Paraguayan previously played under the Eintracht Frankfurt coach at Werder Bremen for four years before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2006. He comes to Frankfurt from UAE club Al Jazira after previous stints at Hercules, Rubin Kazan, Valencia and Olympiacos

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