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Footballer dies after assault in Nottinghamshire

Jordan Sinnott was discovered with a suspected fractured skull and died on SaturdayA non-league footballer has died in hospital after being assaulted.Jordan Sinnott, who played for Matlock Town, was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull fo…

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FA Cup roundup: Alleged racist chanting taints Reading draw with Cardiff

• Incidents overshadow 1-1 stalemate with Cardiff• Burnley lose all-Premier League tie against NorwichReading and Cardiff played out a scrappy fourth-round 1-1 draw that was overshadowed by alleged racist and homophobic chanting at Madejski Stadium.Car…

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Joe Launchbury ruled out of England’s Six Nations opener against France

Wasps second-row sidelined by knee injuryLaunchbury may be fit for clash with ScotlandEngland will contest their Six Nations opener against France without Joe Launchbury after the Wasps captain was ruled out by a knee problem.Launchbury sustained the i…

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Robert Archibald, former NBA and Team GB basketball player, dies aged 39

Archibald represented Great Britain at 2012 OlympicsFormer Memphis teammate Pau Gasol leads tributesRobert Archibald, the former NBA and Great Britain international basketball player, has died at the age of 39.His father Bobby, who also represented Gre…

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Robert Archibald, former NBA and Team GB basketball player, dies aged 39

Archibald represented Great Britain at 2012 OlympicsFormer Memphis teammate Pau Gasol leads tributesRobert Archibald, the former NBA and Great Britain international basketball player, has died at the age of 39.His father Bobby, who also represented Gre…

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Erling Braut Haaland’s scoring run continues as Dortmund thrash Cologne

Teenager takes tally to five goals in two substitute appearancesMilan beat Brescia 1-0 in Serie A thanks to Ante Rebic goalErling Braut Haaland came off the bench to score twice as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Cologne 5-1 to move up to third place in the…

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Coco Gauff shocks Naomi Osaka to reach Australian Open last 16

• Gauff defeats defending champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 • Osaka beaten after error-strewn performanceCoco Gauff stunned defending champion Naomi Osaka to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.The 15-year-old has already made headlines around th…

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Finn Russell banished from Scotland squad for breach of discipline

Major blow to Scotland before Six Nations campaignPlayer returns to Racing 92 after being sent homeScotland talisman Finn Russell has been sent home from their Six Nations training camp for a breach of discipline.The Racing 92 stand-off will not play i…

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Scottish Premiership roundup: Celtic stay top with Rangers in hot pursuit

• Edouard opens scoring in leaders’ win at Kilmarnock • Defoe sinks St Mirren to keep Rangers within two pointsCeltic maintained their two-point advantage over Premiership title challengers Rangers with a 3-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Odsonne …

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Marcus Rashford posts upbeat tweet signalling return before end of season

• United striker facing a lengthy lay-off with back injury• Timeframe for recovery unclear with Euro 2020 in doubtMarcus Rashford is confident of returning to action for Manchester United before the end of the season. The United and England striker is …

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Chris Froome to make return from horror crash at UAE Tour next month

• Cyclist suffered multiple broken bones last summer• Froome targeting record-equalling fifth Tour de FranceChris Froome will make his return to racing at the UAE Tour next month as he continues his recovery from career-threatening injuries suffered la…

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Tyrone Mings last-gasp luck earns Aston Villa vital win over Watford

Tyrone Mings’s last-gasp winner lifted Aston Villa out of the relegation zone and ended Watford’s recent revival in dramatic style. The defender grabbed a fortunate deflection on Ezri Konsa’s shot in the fifth minute of stoppage time with virtually the…

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Kevin McCabe is refused right to appeal in Sheffield United ownership saga

• High court decision to force sale to Prince Abdullah upheld• Blades sign defender Jack Robinson from Nottingham ForestSheffield United’s ownership battle appears to be over after Kevin McCabe was told there were “no good grounds” to appeal against a …

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Maria Sharapova unsure if she will return to Australian Open after early exit

Russian goes out to Donna Vekic in opening roundSharapova world ranking projected to drop to No 366Maria Sharapova offered no guarantees that she will be back at the Australian Open after a first-round defeat against Donna Vekic on Tuesday. Ongoing sho…

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Maria Sharapova unsure if she will return to Australian Open after early exit

Russian goes out to Donna Vekic in opening roundSharapova world ranking projected to drop to No 366Maria Sharapova offered no guarantees that she will be back at the Australian Open after a first-round defeat against Donna Vekic on Tuesday. Ongoing sho…

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Steve Borthwick leaving England post to become Leicester head coach

• England’s No 2 will join Tigers at end of season• Geordan Murphy moving to the role of director of rugbyLeicester have announced Steve Borthwick is to become their head coach at the end of the season with Geordan Murphy moving to the role of director…

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Tyrese Campbell extends West Brom’s winless run with Stoke decider

West Brom’s winless run stretched to six games after the Championship leaders suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke. The striker Tyrese Campbell, whose father Kevin played for the Baggies, scored the only goal after nine minutes.West Brom failed to fo…

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England’s Jones brings eight uncapped players into Six Nations squad

• Jack Nowell one of 10 absentees from recent World Cup• Ben Earl among those competing to replace Billy VunipolaEngland have dropped Jack Nowell from their squad for the Six Nations, one of 10 absentees from the recent World Cup.Nowell played for Exet…

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Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams again in stunning Australian Open debut

15-year-old beats seven-times Grand slam winner 7-6, 6-3 Gauff also knocked out Williams in Wimbledon first round Coco Gauff shone on her Australian Open debut on Monday as she knocked Venus Williams out of the first round in a repeat of her stunning v…

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Lisa Ashton creates history as first woman to win PDC Tour card

• Women’s world No 1 claims 12th and final spot• Ashton can now compete on full PDC circuitLisa Ashton has become the first woman to win a PDC Tour card at the qualifying school in Wigan. The 49-year-old, who is the women’s world No 1, claimed the 12th…