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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.

Marcos Rojo confirms he has joined Manchester United

Marcos Rojo looks set to complete his €20m (£16m) move to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon. The defender confirmed that he is to join Louis van Gaal's side in an interview with Argentinian radio Continental. “It feels like a dream, to be a Manchester United player. Leaving Sporting wasn’t easy,” he said.

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen gets F1 drive

Max Verstappen has been warned that senior Formula One drivers will not be happy to see the teenager lining up on the grid with them next season. The 16-year-old son of ex-F1 racer Jos Verstappen is set to become the youngest driver in the sport’s history after joining Toro Rosso for the 2015 campaign. Verstappen — 17 in September and currently competing in Formula Three — will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne.

Fabregas master class backs up Mourinho move

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas provided a swift demonstration of why Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was so keen to bring him back to the Premier League as he orchestrated Monday's 3-1 season-opening win at Burnley in commanding fashion. Fabregas spent seven seasons in England with Arsenal before making a move, three years ago, back to Barcelona, where he had been part of the youth system.

Rafael Nadal will miss the US Open because of a wrist injury

The US Open, which starts in six days’ time, received the news that every tournament dreads when Rafael Nadal announced his withdrawal from the year’s final Grand Slam because of a wrist injury. The 28-year-old Spaniard, who has become the biggest draw in his sport, had been due to defend his title at a tournament where he has reached the final in each of his last three appearances.

Schalke crash out of German Cup, HSV need penalties

Dynamo Dresden, returning to the German Cup after a ban last season, have stunned Schalke in the first round. The Royal Blues fell two behind and never came back, despite monopolizing second-half possession. Third-division Dynamo Dresden seemed little more than a formality for Schalke before the match - a chance to try out new signings Sidney Sam and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting on either flank.

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