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Kyle Edmund's US Open run ends as Djokovic advances to quarter-finals

Tennis: U.S. Open

Kyle Edmund had his moments against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the US Open, but they were too few and and too short. The world No1, not exactly at his best and still favouring his right elbow, gathered his resources efficiently enough to win 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in just under two hours and move through to the quarter-finals on Tuesday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who earlier on day seven beat the American Jack Sock with some to spare.

Sam Allardyce bats away questions over Wayne Rooney’s role in England victory

England's Wayne Rooney

Stoppage time began with Sam Allardyce, alone on the edge of his technical area, burying his head in his hands as another of his side’s desperate attacks ran aground. It ended with a spin, grin and two-fisted pump of the air aimed at those members of his coaching staff still on the bench. His assistant, Sammy Lee, had already bounced gleefully beyond him on to the edge of the turf. If nothing else, the new manager has brought England a dash of good fortune.

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Belgium are No1 in Europe but will they freeze once the going gets tough?

The most peculiar thing about Belgium’s status as the best team in the world, which is how Fifa classed them between October and April (when they were leapfrogged by Argentina), is that they achieved it without beating anyone really strong in a competitive match or even regularly looking like a team, at least not one familiar with the notion of synergy.