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VAR should have overturned Willian's yellow for diving and could have awarded a Chelsea penalty, referees body admits

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Willian's yellow card for diving in Chelsea's FA Cup win over Norwich City should have been overturned using video technology and it would not have been wrong to award a penalty either, it can be revealed. Telegraph Sport has learnt that…

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Anger and confusion - how the VAR farce unfolded at Stamford Bridge

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After several mundane FA Cup third-round ties, Chelsea's replay against Norwich City on Wednesday produced a night of controversy and chaos as VAR's difficult introduction to English football continued. Three Chelsea players were booked…

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England name eight uncapped players in Six Nations squad to face Italy

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Eight uncapped players have made Eddie Jones' squad of 35 for their Six Nations opener against Italy on February 4. Loosehead props Alec Hepburn of Exeter Chiefs and Lewis Boyce of Harlequins are promoted in the absence of Joe Marler,…

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Novak Djokovic battles through 'brutal' heat to defeat Gael Monfils, and reach Australian Open third round

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Six-times champion Novak Djokovic survived the Rod Laver Arena furnace to reach the third round of the Australian Open with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils on Thursday. With temperatures peaking at 39.9 degrees Celsius and…

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Johanna Konta suffers shock defeat at Australian Open to 'lucky loser' Bernarda Pera

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It all went Pera-shaped for British No 1 Johanna Konta in Melbourne this morning, as she suffered a shock defeat at the hands of world No 123 Bernarda Pera. Admittedly, Konta has been struggling since her semi-final appearance at Wimbledon…

Wednesday, Jan 17

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Wigan Athletic 3 Bournemouth 0: Latics cause FA Cup upset with stunning rout to reach fourth round

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Wigan Athletic unceremoniously dumped Bournemouth out of the FA Cup on an embarrassing evening for the Premier League side, who were outplayed and outfought. Sam Morsy's ninth-minute goal and second-half strikes by Dan Burn and Callum…

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Has the bubble burst for Real Madrid and their prize asset Cristiano Ronaldo?

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When your endorsement portfolio includes a fragrance, a hotel, a shampoo, headphones, kids clothing for fathers who want their sons to dress the same as them, an Egyptian steel company and a pair of gold Nike Mercurials that might as well…

Ben Stokes allowed to resume cricket career as ECB feared being sued for restraint of trade

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Ben Stokes has been allowed to resume his international career partly because the England & Wales Cricket Board feared being sued for restraint of trade if he remained on suspension indefinitely. Stokes was cleared on Wednesday to play for…

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Chelsea vs Norwich City, FA Cup replay: live score updates

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Murphy with a nice run for NCFC and it just needed a tiny bit more composure and clinical eye at the key moment. "As you go down the leagues that's what you miss," says J Jenas. 8:03PM. 2 mins. Norwich are full of beans, they have got some…

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Exclusive: Man Utd's deal to sign Alexis Sanchez worth around £180 million as they offer him £14m a year after tax

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Manchester United's breathtaking deal to sign Alexis Sanchez is worth around £180 million after the forward agreed a four-and-a-half-year contract. Sanchez is now just waiting to find out if Henrikh Mkhitarayn will give the green light on…

Theo Walcott secures £20m Everton transfer from Arsenal and admits: 'I want to reignite my career'

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Theo Walcott said that he had chosen "the right time to leave Arsenal" after completing his £20 million move to Everton. Now 28, Walcott will be 32 by the time his new contract expires and, after more than 400 games and 12 years at Arsenal…

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Eddie Jones' successor 'will not necessarily be English' says RFU chief

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Eddie Jones' successor will be “the best coach for England, not necessarily the best English coach”, according to Rugby Football Union chief executive Steve Brown. The RFU announced on Wednesday that Jones had signed two-year contract…

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Cesc Fabregas struggling for Carabao Cup semi-final return leg as Chelsea seek transfer reinforcements

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Cesc Fabregas is facing a race against time to be fit for Chelsea's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Arsenal next week. Head coach Antonio Conte revealed Fabregas had suffered a slight hamstring injury in training on Tuesday and…

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Jon Flanagan condemned by Liverpool after assault conviction

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Jon Flanagan, the Liverpool defender, has been condemned by his club and faces further disciplinary action following his conviction for assaulting his girlfriend. Flanagan was given a 12 month community order with 40 hours unpaid work…

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Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan sentenced to 12-month community order for assault of girlfriend

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Jon Flanagan, the Liverpool defender, has been sentenced to a 12-month community order with 40 hours unpaid work in the community after admitting the assault of his girlfriend. Flanagan pleaded guilty to the charge having been arrested…

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What now for Newcastle after Amanda Staveley's failed attempt to hustle Mike Ashley?

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It would probably go ahead of the section on pulling out a loaded gun in a meeting and pointing it at the face of the person you are negotiating with, as well as the chunk that deals with planning to kidnap their family, but it falls…

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Rafael Nadal passes stern Leonardo Mayer test to advance to Australian Open 2018 third round

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Rafael Nadal continued his excellent start to the 2018 Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win over Leonardo Mayer on Wednesday. While the scoreline looks straightforward, Nadal had to be at his very best to overcome an inspired opponent…

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Laura Robson on 'lucky' escape at Las Vegas shooting and how she didn't want to leave her house for five days

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The former British No 1 Laura Robson spoke for the first time today about the traumatic experience of attending the Route 91 Harvest festival – the country music event that was the target for the biggest peacetime massacre in American…

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Kyle Edmund into Australian Open third round following dominant win over Denis Istomin

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Twelve months on, it is Edmund who has sprung the biggest surprise in the men's draw to date, beating 11th seed Kevin Anderson on Monday. After a win like that – which he admitted without hesitation was the best of his career – it might…

Tuesday, Jan 16

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Bad memory of Manchester United collapse gives Phil Jones hope they can still hunt down rivals Man City

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Phil Jones is convinced Manchester United can still hunt down rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race. United closed the gap on City to 12 points with Monday's 3-0 victory over Stoke after the Premier League leaders…

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Arsene Wenger branded referee Mike Dean 'dishonest' and a 'disgrace' in heated row after West Brom match

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Arsene Wenger accused referee Mike Dean of dishonesty and branded him “a disgrace” after Arsenal's controversial draw at West Bromwich Albion, the Football Association has revealed. Wenger confronted Dean after West Brom were awarded a…

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Theo Walcott puts finishing touches to £20m Everton move after getting green light from Arsene Wenger

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Theo Walcott is putting the finishing touches on his £20 million move to Everton after getting the green light to leave Arsenal from Arsene Wenger. Walcott underwent a medical at Finch Farm and was due to sign a contract worth over £100…

Leicester City vs Fleetwood Town, FA Cup replay: live score updates

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Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. 9:40PM. Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0. VAR the…

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Manchester United under growing pressure from Jose Mourinho to keep Marouane Fellaini

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Manchester United's hierarchy are under growing pressure from Jose Mourinho to do everything within their power to keep Marouane Fellaini. United are still in talks with Fellaini and his representatives over a new deal, with Mourinho…

Novak Djokovic denies reports he wanted Australian Open boycott

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Novak Djokovic returned to the match court for the first time since last year’s Wimbledon. It was a big moment for the tennis tour, yet the focus afterwards was less on his remodelled service action than his desire to reform the sport. On…

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Anthony Joshua warns Joseph Parker 'It will take more than a human to stop me'

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This was about as close as Anthony Joshua, normally such a dignified presence in the heavyweight division, comes to trash-talk. In the decorous surrounds of The Dorchester in London, Joshua, riled by days of stage-managed barbs from Joseph…

Simon Mignolet considering his Liverpool future amid 'unhealthy' goalkeeper rotation

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Simon Mignolet has admitted he is unhappy with Jurgen Klopp's decision to drop him to the bench for Liverpool's victory over Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. Mignolet has not started in goal for Liverpool since their New Year's Day win…

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Who is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and what will he bring to Arsenal?

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As Arsenal continue talks over a £50m move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, long-suffering fans will be anxious to know how the so-called 'bad boy' of the Bundesliga will shape up as Alexis Sanchez's replacement. Sanchez's imminent departure…

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Roger Federer cruises past Aljaz Bedene in first match of defence of Australian Open crown

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Roger Federer began the defence of his Australian Open title with a straight sets victory over former Briton Aljaz Bedene on the Rod Laver Arena. The 19-times grand slam champion started strongly and never allowed the world No 51 a look in…