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Chelsea can win the title without counting on Diego Costa

MARTIN SAMUEL: If Diego Costa had acted up in the first week of the season, it is highly unlikely Chelsea would be where they are now. From here? They may well get by without him, if necessary.

Last-minute goal brings FA Cup shock

BBC / Sport 84 sources

Non-league Lincoln City reach the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 41 years with a victory over Ipswich at Sincil Bank.

Anthony Joshua swamped by vile anti-Muslim Twitter abuse after mosque post

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been harangued by online trolls after posting a picture of himself praying at a mosque.

Australian Open 2017: Dan Evans v Marin Cilic, Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic – live!

Andy Murray v Andrey Rublev among busy day three in Melbourne; Angelique Kerber again fails to convince in round two victory; And feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg

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Ryder Cup 2018: Europe to increase wildcards from three to four

BBC / Sport 11 sources

Europe's Ryder Cup team will feature four wildcards in 2018, and players will need to play only four tournaments to retain membership.

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What's Next for LA Clippers Following Chris Paul's Latest Injury?

Bleacher Report 48 sources

J.J. Redick had seen Chris Paul in pain before—and, more often than not, he'd seen him fight through that pain and keep playing. It wasn't until the second half of the Los Angeles Clippers' Martin Luther King Jr. Day game against the…

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Is this why Cameroon called up Joel Matip and gave Liverpool a massive selection headache?

Daily Star / Sport 40 sources

LIVERPOOL have been left with a selection headache over defender Joel Matip.

Australian Open crowd sing Happy Birthday to Angelique Kerber after battling win

Metro.co.uk / Sport 46 sources

Happy Birthday Angie! #Kerber continues her great run at Melbourne Park #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/T3SEV6DBdq

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Newcastle: Rafa Benitez 'happier now' with Magpies flying despite the Mike Ashley talk

RAFAEL BENITEZ has told Mike Ashley ‘don’t try to fix something that isn’t broken’ after suggestions Newcastle United’s owner is ready to take a more hands-on role at St James’ Park again.

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Sam Vokes and Andre Gray goals sink David Moyes' desperate Sunderland to send Burnley through

Sunderland endured another miserable night at Turf Moor as they were knocked out of the FA Cup following a 2-0 loss at Burnley. The Clarets' fifth successive victory in east Lancashire was earned through Sam Vokes' first-half header and a…

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LIVE: Burnley 2 Sunderland 0

Chief Football Writer Scott Wilson reports live from Turf Moor as Sunderland take on Burnley.

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I'm no lawyer, but this is my decision to make: Jurgen Klopp ready to gamble on Joel Matip

Daily Star / Sport 40 sources

JURGEN KLOPP is ready to risk seeing Liverpool thrown out of the FA Cup by picking Joel Matip for tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay at Plymouth.

Live Commentary: Lincoln City vs. Ipswich Town - as it happened

Sports Mole 84 sources

Sports Mole brings you live text coverage of the FA Cup clash between non-league Lincoln City and Ipswich Town.

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Man City fans beg for Joe Hart return after sublime ‘TRIPLE save’ for Torino

Daily Star / Sport 5 sources

MANCHESTER CITY fans have called for Joe Hart to return from his loan spell at Torino after the keeper appeared to pull off a sublime triple save.

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Yaya Toure turns down astonishing deal from China: He wants to stay at Manchester City

YAYA TOURE has turned down a mammoth £430,000-a-week deal from China.

Ghana wins repeat of '78 AFCON final

CNN / Sport 25 sources

The last time Uganda played in the Africa Cup of Nations, dictator Idi Amin held power and none of the current squad were born.

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Tomlin calls Antonio Brown 'selfish and inconsiderate' over Facebook incident

Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin has admitted his expletive-ridden remarks about the New England Patriots on Sunday were “regrettable” – but said Antonio Brown was “selfish and inconsiderate” to live-stream the tirade to Facebook.

Jones new Wales captain

Sky Sports 33 sources

Alun Wyn Jones has been appointed Wales captain for the upcoming Six Nations, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.

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Man City midfielder Toure has no interest in big-money China move

Goal.com 20 sources

The Ivorian is said to have recently rejected a £430,000-per-week deal, but it is understood that is merely the latest in a long line of approaches

Ivo Karlovic hits 75 aces in epic as records tumble at Australian Open

Ivo Karlovic broke the record for the most number of aces in an Australian Open match after firing 75 past Horacio Zeballos in an exhausting five- set victory. Zeballos hit 33 as the pair slugged it out in a fifth set Karlovic won 22-20,…

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Six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir retires

David Weir took another swipe at British Athletics today as he retired just months after claiming he had been stabbed in the back by the sport's governing body.

Costa back training with Chelsea first team after Conte bust-up

Goal.com 32 sources

The Blues forward had been training separately while trying to shake off a back problem but he has since been reunited with his team-mates

Tuesday, Jan 17

Mercedes confirm driver line-up for 2017 season

IB Times UK / Sports 100 sources

Replacement for Nico Rosberg confirmed less than 10 weeks before the start of the 2017 season.

Australian Open 2017: Johanna Konta beats Kirsten Flipkens

BBC / Sport 40 sources

Britain's Johanna Konta starts her Australian Open campaign with a straight-win over Kirsten Flipkens in Melbourne.

Monday, Jan 16

Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray reaches second round

BBC / Sport 84 sources

Britain's Andy Murray wins his first Grand Slam match since becoming world number one but is given a stern test.

Chelsea urged to sign this European superstar if Diego Costa leaves for China

ANTONIO CONTE has been told to go after Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann if Diego Costa decides to leave Chelsea.

Valtteri Bottas replaces Nico Rosberg at Mercedes and joins Lewis Hamilton

Daily Express / Sport 100 sources

VALTTERI BOTTAS will replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes and drive alongside Lewis Hamilton in 2017.

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell denies sex assault charges

BBC / Sport 32 sources

Barry Bennell denies eight charges of historical sexual assault against a boy aged under 14.

Sunday, Jan 15

James DeGale retains IBF world title as Badou Jack fight ends in majority draw in New York

James DeGale climbed off the canvas in the final round to claim a majority draw against Badou Jack in their world super-middleweight unification title fight at the Barclays Center in New York.

India v England: Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav lead stunning chase

BBC / Sport 72 sources

England make their highest losing score in an ODI as a Virat Kohli masterclass helps India to a stunning three-wicket win in Pune.

Everton 4-0 Man City REACTION: Lukaku, Mirallas, Davies and Lookman stun visitors

Daily Express / Sport 192 sources

MANCHESTER CITY can regain ground on the title race with a win at Everton today. Follow all the action LIVE with Express Sport.

Zlatan rises to rescue United

Sky Sports 102 sources

Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued his hot goalscoring streak with a late headed equaliser as Manchester United rescued a 1-1 draw against old foes Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Saturday, Jan 14

Tottenham 4-0 West Brom as it happened: Harry Kane hat-trick steers Spurs to easy win

TOTTENHAM beat West Brom 4-0 thanks to a Harry Kane hat-trick and an own goal at White Hart Lane. Relive all the action with Express Sport.

Leicester 0 - Chelsea 3: Marcos Alonso and Pedro down Premier League champions

Daily Express / Sport 139 sources

CHELSEA ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates as Spurs host West Brom, kick-off 12.30pm GMT; Alli sparking Tottenham’s forward momentum prior to West Brom test; Swansea City close to capturing Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll; Email your thoughts to rob.smyth…

Chelsea drop unsettled Costa

Sky Sports 181 sources

Diego Costa has been dropped from Chelsea's squad to face Leicester after a row with a club fitness coach, according to Sky sources.

Friday, Jan 13

Johanna Konta beats Agnieszka Radwanska to lift second WTA title at Sydney International

JOHANNA KONTA completed the perfect preparation for the Australian Open by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Sydney International.

Man United boss Jose Mourinho cracking jokes and having fun ahead of Liverpool

JOSE MOURINHO’s playful and relaxed mood today reflected the improving fortunes of Manchester United.

Palace sign £12.5m Schlupp

Sky Sports 20 sources

Jeffrey Schlupp has joined Crystal Palace from Leicester City for a fee in the region of £12.5m on a four-and-a-half-year contract, according to Sky sources.

Antonio Conte and Diego Costa involved in blazing training ground row

Daily Express / Sport 181 sources

DIEGO COSTA has had a blazing row with Antonio Conte over his fitness.