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‘I belong at the top’: José Mourinho plots return after United sacking – video

A bullish José Mourinho insisted he will return to club management at the elite level despite his underwhelming spell at Manchester United. In his first major interview since leaving the club in December, he also claimed last season’s second-place fini…

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Roger Federer has ‘no plans’ to retire after cruising into Australian Open last 16 – video

Roger Federer revealed he has no plans to retire any time soon after a strong start to his Australian Open campaign.The 37-year-old defending champion beat American Taylor Fritz in straight sets to advance to the fourth round of a grand slam for the 64…

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Lleyton Hewitt says Bernard Tomic ‘won’t play Davis Cup again’ – video

Lleyton Hewitt has responded to Bernard Tomic’s astonishing broadside, accusing Tomic of threatening him and his family for more than 12 months and saying Tomic will never play Davis Cup tennis while he is involvedLleyton Hewitt accuses Bernard Tomic o…

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Rafael Nadal hails Alex De Minaur as ‘one of the best players in the world’ – video

Australian Alex de Minaur summoned every bit of his fighting spirit to win a five-set thriller against Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen and progress to the Australian Open third round for the first time.His reward is another showdown with 17-t…

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England’s Eddie Jones: ‘I don’t expect, I prepare them to beat Ireland’ – video

Eddie Jones has spoken before England’s Six Nations campaign, which begins in Dublin against Ireland. Dylan Hartley will miss the opener at the Aviva Stadium through injury, as well as Chris RobshawHartley left out of England’s initial Six Nations squa…

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England’s Eddie Jones: ‘I don’t expect, I prepare them to beat Ireland’ – video

Eddie Jones has spoken before England’s Six Nations campaign, which begins in Dublin against Ireland. Dylan Hartley will miss the opener at the Aviva Stadium through injury, as well as Chris RobshawHartley left out of England’s initial Six Nations squa…

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‘I’m glad I’m the underdog’: Adrien Broner ready for showdown with Manny Pacquiao – video

Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, says his title defence against Adrien Broner will be a ‘once in a lifetime’ fight. The WBA welterweight champion, who turned 40 last month, knows he will have his hands full when he battles t…

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‘I didn’t see it’: Nick Kyrgios bats off questions over Bernard Tomic claims – video

Nick Kyrgios faces the media after Bernard Tomic’s allegations that there is a rift in Tennis Australia between Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt and Kyrgios, Tomic and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Kyrgios is dismissive, saying he hasn’t heard the interview that…

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‘Thank you Andy Murray’: Australian Open players pay touching tribute – video

Andy Murray was shown an emotional tribute video featuring a host of tennis stars following his Australian Open exit.Murray, who plans to retire this year due to chronic hip pain, said he would be content if his five-set defeat to Roberto Bautista…

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Djokovic and Federer pay tribute to ‘friend, colleague, rival’ Andy Murray – video

World No 1 Novak Djokovic reflected on ‘friend and rival’ Andy Murray after the Briton revealed the Australian Open could be his last tournament due to a persistent hip injury. Roger Federer also paid tribute to Murray, saying he was ‘a little bit shoc…

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‘To hell with the rest of the world’: Neil Warnock attacks government’s handling of Brexit – video

Neil Warnock has used a post-match press conference to attack the government’s handling of Brexit negotiations – insisting a clean exit form the EU will be better for Britain ‘football-wise’, and ‘in every aspect’Neil Warnock on Brexit: ‘I can’t wait t…

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‘Sad day for the sport’: tennis world pays tribute to Andy Murray – video

Some of the world’s leading tennis players have paid tribute to Andy Murray after he announced that his final match could be on Monday. Murray is set to play Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open. The likes of Rafael Nadal, Si…

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50 years of the Australian Open – in pictures

Australia’s most prestigious sporting event hits a landmark birthday this year after half a century of tennisJonathan Howcroft on 50 years of the Australian Open Continue reading…

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Emotional Andy Murray says he plans to retire this season – video

An emotional Andy Murray said on Friday the 2019 Australian Open could be his final event as a player, as he contemplates retirement due to a long-standing hip injury.The former world number one struggled through a practice match against Novak Djokovic…

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What makes London 2012 the ‘dirtiest ever’ Olympic Games? – video explainer

There have now been 116 failed drug tests from London 2012 – an Olympic record, and with the IOC keeping samples from the Games for another three years that figure could still rise. Organisers say they want to conduct retests on athletes’ samples and b…

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Maurizio Sarri approves Fàbregas exit but urges Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea – video

Maurizio Sarri has said he knows Cesc Fàbregas must leave Chelsea for the good of his career. But speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg with Tottenham, the Blues boss insisted Callum Hudson-Odoi should stay at Stamford Bridge.Sar…

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Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri celebrate India’s first ever Test series win in Australia – video

Virat Kohli has achieved what no previous India captain has been able to – win a Test series in Australia. After 71 years of trying, India wrapped up their breakthrough series victory in Australia with a draw in the fourth and final Test at a damp Sydn…

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‘We want Liverpool next’: Newport County excited about FA Cup fourth round – video

Newport County manager Michael Flynn has lavished praise on his players after the League Two side defeated 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City. Flynn said he believed his side were deserved winners of the tie and would like to see th…

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‘Morale still good’: Marcus Harris reacts to third day of final Test against India – video

Australian batsman Marcus Harris says the Test match against India is, ‘not over yet’ despite the hosts being reduced to 236-6 in Sydney before bad light halted play. India lead the four-Test series 2-1, after wins in the first Test in Adelaide and las…

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Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola react – video

Manchester City closed the gap at the top to just four points after they squeezed past leaders Liverpool in a dramatic 2-1 win at the Etihad. Speaking after the game, the Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said that Vincent Kompany made ‘a really…