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AWOL covers all the local sports and some international sport in the printed version, and the online version has all this and more! A one stop shop for expats, tourists, in fact anyone who is a sports fan. Below is a useful guide to some of the sports going on around the world, but we also have dedicated pages for Football, Golf and Formula 1. Below that is a selection of the top sports stories in recent weeks that you might have missed.

England women post record World Cup total before rain

Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight hit centuries as England amass a record 377-7 to brush past Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup.

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Gatland did not want to 'devalue' Lions shirt by bringing on replacements

The controversy over the Lions call-ups influenced the decision not to bring them off the bench against the Hurricanes, says coach Warren Gatland.

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Everton close in on Nigeria striker Onyekuru

Everton are close to completing a £7m deal for KAS Eupen’s Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru.

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Scotland without injured Beattie for Women's Euro 2017

Jen Beattie is ruled out through injury as Scotland name their squad for next month’s Women’s Euro 2017 finals.

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Lions let 14-point lead slip in Hurricanes draw

Iain Henderson’s yellow card proves costly as the Hurricanes claw back a 14-point deficit to draw with the British and Irish Lions in Wellington.

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Open 2017: Richard Bland hopes return to form will set up run to Royal Birkdale

Richard Bland hopes to have timed his return to form ahead of July’s Open at Royal Birkdale.

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Serena tells McEnroe 'respect me and my privacy' after men's top-700 claims

Serena Williams disputes John McEnroe’s claims that she would struggle to be in the world’s top 700 if she was on the men’s circuit.

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Shrewsbury Town are first English club to apply for safe standing

League One side Shrewsbury Town are the first English club to apply for safe standing and aim to have it in use before the end of the 2017/18 season.

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Vettel's swerve into Hamilton 'like headbutt in football'

Sebastian Vettel’s swerve into Lewis Hamilton in Azerbaijan was like an “instant red card” in football, says Eddie Jordan.

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If Serena played men's circuit she'd be 700 in world - McEnroe

John McEnroe says Serena Williams would struggle to make the men’s top 700, and the world 701 says he would beat her.

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Man City close to Alves deal - transfer gossip

Manchester City confident of signing Juventus’ Dani Alves this week, West Ham bid for Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, plus more.

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World Cup 2022: Claims of corruption in Qatar bid published in Germany

Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid are published in the German media.

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Fifa: Video technology in use at Confederations Cup 'must improve'

Problems with the video technology system at the Confederations Cup must be solved if it is to be used at the World Cup, Fifa says.

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Russian World Cup doping claims 'made-up news'

Russian football has no doping problem, and claims that suggest otherwise are “made-up news”, says 2018 World Cup chief Alexey Sorokin.

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De Boer excited to 'spend money' at Palace

New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money”.

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New Palace boss De Boer excited to join a club that 'spend a lot of money'

Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money” after becoming the new Crystal Palace boss.

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'If Serena played men's circuit she'd be 700 in the world'

John McEnroe says Serena Williams would struggle to make the men’s top 700, and the world 701 says he would beat her.

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What can Crystal Palace fans expect from De Boer?

A big success at Ajax but sacked after three months at Inter – why “down to earth” Frank de Boer will be determined to succeed at Palace.

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Open 2017: Harry Ellis takes Royal Birkdale place with Amateur Championship win

Harry Ellis becomes the second Hampshire golfer in as many years to win the Amateur Championship and secure an Open spot.

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Frank de Boer: Crystal Palace appoint Dutchman as new manager

Crystal Palace confirm former Ajax and Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer as their new manager on a three-year contract.

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