• Olympics-Shooting-Tears of joy as San Marino becomes smallest Olympic medal-winning nation
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    Olympics-Shooting-Tears of joy as San Marino becomes smallest Olympic medal-winning nation

    Alessandra Perilli clinched bronze in the women’s trap shooting, becoming the first person to win an Olympic medal for the microstate of around 34,000 inhabitants. San Marino replaced Bermuda as the record holder, two days after Flora Duffy won the island nation’s second medal, but first gold, in the women’s triathlon.

  • West Ham sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on season’s loan from PSG
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    West Ham sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on season’s loan from PSG

    West Ham sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on season’s loan from PSGDeal includes option to buy player next summerLille centre-back Sven Botman among others being considered Alphonse Areola in action for Fulham, where he spent last season on loan, against Burnley in May. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images

  • Wayne Rooney finds himself with some explaining to do
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    Wayne Rooney finds himself with some explaining to do

    Wayne Rooney finds himself with some explaining to doSign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now! Eyes wide shut. Photograph: Matt Bunn/Rex/Shutterstock

  • Olympics-Beach Volleyball-Canada stroll into last-16, China, Brazil follow suit
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    Olympics-Beach Volleyball-Canada stroll into last-16, China, Brazil follow suit

    Canadian medal contenders Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes continued their unbeaten run in women's Olympic beach volleyball with a dominant win over Swiss duo Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre, cruising into the last 16 as pool winners. Switzerland, who also progressed after finishing second in Pool A, saved four match points but were unable to overcome Canada's supreme blocking skills at Shiokaze Park, with Pavan snatching the final point to secure a 21-13 24-22 win. Reigning world champions Pavan and Humana-Paredes are chasing Canada's first Olympic beach volleyball gold in Tokyo, and are relishing their role as tournament favourites.