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Dismal England fall to record 219-run ODI defeat

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A dismal England fall to their heaviest defeat in one-day international cricket as Sri Lanka thrash the tourists by 219 runs in the final ODI in Colombo.

In-season breaks for rugby players to be introduced by RFU

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The next three English domestic seasons will be extended and also include in-season breaks, with players limited to a maximum of 35 matches.

Christian Wade: Ugo Monye says NFL-bound winger has been let down

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Wasps' Christian Wade has been let down by coaches who failed to make the most of his potential, says former Lions winger Ugo Monye.

WTA Finals: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki beats Petra Kvitova in Singapore

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Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki beat Petra Kvitova 7-5 3-6 6-2 on day three of the WTA Finals in Singapore.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Russian UFC fighter wants Floyd Mayweather bout in Moscow


UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov says he wants to face boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in a "world record" bout in Moscow.

Jared Tallent: Australian Olympic champion backs calls for 'far-reaching reform' of Wada


Australian Olympic champion Jared Tallent has become the second high profile athlete to endorse a shake-up of the World Anti-Doping Agency.


Jolyon Palmer column: Why is Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel making so many mistakes?

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In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks into why Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is making so many mistakes.

HM Revenue & Customs investigates players, clubs & agents over tax


HM Revenue & Customs says 171 players, 44 clubs and 31 agents are being investigated to make sure they are paying the correct tax.

Wales call for fly-half Evans while lock Davies is released


Wales call up uncapped fly-half Jarrod Evans into their squad while lock Bradley Davies has been released because of a knee injury.


Northern Ireland Open: World's best to contest Waterfront Hall event


Top stars including Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Williams, Mark Allen, Mark Selby and John Higgins will contest the NI Open at the Belfast Waterfront in November.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City


Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Champions League game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City.


NFL: Odell Beckham Jr impresses as New York Giants fall to Atlanta Falcons


Odell Beckham Jr impresses with three smart catches in quick succession, leading to a consolation touchdown, as his New York Giants team fall to a 20-23 defeat at the Atlanta Falcons.

England netball 'given a lifeline' by new investment


England netball has received new investment that will fund the national team past 2019, says chief executive Joanna Adams.


'I'm tempted to call her the best female boxer I've seen' - Costello & Bunce on Dubois


Caroline Dubois could be the 'best female boxer' Mike Costello has seen or is perhaps the best young athlete in the world for Steve Bunce.

Joe Schmidt: Ireland could absorb loss - IRFU boss Browne


Ireland Rugby Football Union chief Philip Browne says the national set-up could absorb the loss of coach Joe Schmidt if he leaves after the 2019 tournament.

Man Utd v Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo returns as Juve target European glory

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As Juventus look to get closer to Manchester United off the field, they arrive at Old Trafford with ex-United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks.

I didn't prepare correctly and was beaten fair and square - McGregor


Conor McGregor admits he did not prepare correctly for his defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov, but will return with confidence.


Usain Bolt deal with Central Coast Mariners 'would require financial assistance'

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Sprint legend Usain Bolt is "unlikely" to sign a deal with Central Coast Mariners without a financial contribution from a "third-party", say the club.


Ozil stars as Arsenal beat Leicester for 10th straight win

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Mesut Ozil produces one of the best midfield displays in the Premier League this season as Arsenal beat Leicester for a record-equalling 10th successive win.

Monday, Oct 22

Ronaldo says lawyers 'confident' over rape allegation

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Cristiano Ronaldo says his "lawyers are confident" as he answers questions at a Juventus news conference about a rape allegation.

Mourinho not charged for part in Chelsea fracas

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will not be punished for his part in the stoppage-time fracas at Chelsea but Blues coach Marco Ianni is charged.

NFL: Kareem Hunt, Phillip Rivers & Mitch Trubisky star in plays of the week

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Kareem Hunt cannot be stopped in this week's NFL plays of the week, which also features Philip Rivers throwing bombs at Wembley and some clever running from Mitch Trubisky.

Edmund cries on court after winning maiden title

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Britain's Kyle Edmund cries on the court after securing his maiden ATP title against Gael Monfils at the European Open in Antwerp.

Sunday, Oct 21

Garth Crooks' team of the week: Salah, Fernandinho, Ake & Lloris

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Who does Garth Crooks absolutely adore? Which Tottenham player has extraordinary ability? Who which overrated international still makes the team?

Lewis Hamilton must wait for fifth world title as Kimi Raikkonen wins in United States

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Lewis Hamilton's wait for a fifth world title goes on as Kimi Raikkonen wins the United States Grand Prix.

'Hard to stand here a loser' - Hodgson after late Everton double sinks Palace

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Everton score twice in the last three minutes to snatch a dramatic victory over Crystal Palace in a tight Premier League game at Goodison Park.

United States Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton on pole position

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Lewis Hamilton starts the US Grand Prix on pole position as he seeks to take the final step towards wrapping up a fifth world title.

Saturday, Oct 20

Man City 5-0 Burnley: Champions win to remain top of Premier League


Manager Pep Guardiola praises his Manchester City side for their "beautiful, beautiful goals" in a 5-0 win over Burnley.

Don't blame me for scuffle at Chelsea after late draw - Mourinho

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"Don't do what everyone does and say 'it's Mourinho who does things', says Man Utd boss after Chelsea altercation.

Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd: Jose Mourinho involved in bust-up after Ross Barkley saves Blues

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is involved in a furious tunnel bust-up after Ross Barkley's late equaliser rescues Chelsea's unbeaten league start.

England win another rain-hit ODI to seal series victory in Sri Lanka

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England clinch the series against Sri Lanka with victory in another rain-affected one-day international.

Friday, Oct 19

Mourinho 'would love' to sign Hazard for Man Utd

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Jose Mourinho "would love" to sign Eden Hazard for Man Utd but knows it would be impossible because "Chelsea are led by intelligent people".

Lewis Hamilton tops US GP practice as Sebastian Vettel given penalty

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is handed a three-place grid penalty at the United States Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton top in United States GP first practice

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Lewis Hamilton starts his US Grand Prix weekend as he means to go on with an imposing fastest time in first practice.

Wimbledon puts end to marathon matches

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The All England Lawn Tennis Club announces that final set tie-breaks will be introduced at Wimbledon from next year.

Thursday, Oct 18

FA 'appalled' by rape & death threats to England's Carney

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The Football Association urges police to tackle abuse on social media after death threats are made to England's Karen Carney.

Ben Morgan in England squad for autumn Tests but no Danny Cipriani

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Gloucester number eight Ben Morgan is included in the England squad for the autumn Tests, but there is no place for fly-half Danny Cipriani.

Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion 'turns down' Valletta contract

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Usain Bolt's agent says the eight-time Olympic champion has turned down a two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC.

Nathan Hughes: Wasps and England flanker is handed six-week ban

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Wasps and England flanker Nathan Hughes is banned for six weeks for punching and will miss the first three autumn internationals.