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Simona Halep outlasts Lauren Davis in epic

Simona Halep saved three match points and served for victory four times in an extraordinary encounter against Lauren Davis before eventually booking her spot in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

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Andy Murray entertained Twitter followers with a revealing question and answer session

Andy Murray ahead of schedule in hip rehab

Struggling with jet lag following his flight home from Australia, Andy Murray held a middle of the night question and answer session on Twitter on subjects ranging from his recovery from hip surgery to his views on Vegemite.

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Chung Hyeon celebrates after defeating Alexander Zverev

Chung Hyeon defeats Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev suffered another grand slam letdown with a five-set defeat by fellow young gun Chung Hyeon in the third round of the Australian Open.

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) peels away from San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) (Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP)

Lowry and DeRozan lead Toronto to victory over San Antonio

Kyle Lowry hit 24 points and DeMar DeRozan added 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs 86-83.

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Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were beaten in the second round of the Australian Open

Jamie Murray: Doubles players deserve more money

Jamie Murray backed calls for grand slam prize money to be increased – and believes doubles players deserve a bigger share.

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Angelique Kerber celebrates after breezing past Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova given lesson by Angelique Kerber

Maria Sharapova was handed an Australian Open hiding by Angelique Kerber in the third-round battle of the former champions.

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Conor McGregor

McGregor set to lose UFC belt as Ferguson and Nurmagomedov fight for strap

Conor McGregor will seemingly be stripped of his UFC lightweight title after company president Dana White declared that the winner of Tony Ferguson-Khabib Nurmagomedov will be the new champion at 155lbs.

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Roy Hodgson and Jack Wilshere

Roy Hodgson backs resurgent Jack Wilshere for England return

Roy Hodgson believes injury-plagued Jack Wilshere is rediscovering peak form and has backed him for a place in England’s World Cup squad.

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John Higgins is into the semi-finals

Higgins and Trump complete semi-final line-up

John Higgins raced into the Dafabet Masters semi final after demolishing Ryan Day 6-1.

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte speaks to referee Graham Scott during the FA Cup clash with Norwich

Antonio Conte: Pedro dived because he was tired

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has admitted Pedro dived in Wednesday’s FA Cup win over Norwich, with the Spaniard citing fatigue.

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Cameron Jerome made his Derby debut

Bristol City take a point on the road at Derby

Luke Steele came off the bench to help Bristol City hold promotion rivals Derby to a goalless draw in an incident-packed match at Pride Park.

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Pep Guardiola, right, will not be reunited with Alexis Sanchez, left, at Manchester City

Guardiola put his club’s future stability ahead of signing Sanchez

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s future stability was more important than signing Alexis Sanchez.

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India?s Leander Paes, left, and Purav Raja celebrate after beating Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares

Early loss for Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in Melbourne

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were eliminated in the second round of the men’s doubles after an epic clash with veteran Indian duo Leander Paes and Purav Raja.

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Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is going nowhere

Paul Lambert intent on keeping Jack Butland at Stoke

Stoke boss Paul Lambert has vowed to do everything in his power to keep hold of Jack Butland and says there is “absolutely no chance” of the goalkeeper leaving the club this month.

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Michael Carrick has accepted an offer to join United's coaching staff

Carrick accepts offer to join United coaching staff when he retires

Michael Carrick has accepted Jose Mourinho’s offer to join his first team coaching staff upon retirement, the Manchester United manager has revealed.

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Soccer ? UEFA Europa League ? Group B ? PSV Eindhoven v Dinamo Zagreb ? Philips Stadion

Brighton sign Jurgen Locadia for club-record fee

Brighton have completed the club-record signing of striker Jurgen Locadia from PSV Eindhoven.

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Cyrille Regis Obituary

Cyrille Regis funeral to be held on January 30

Cyrille Regis’ funeral will be held at the end of the month after the former West Brom striker died on Sunday.

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Liverpool v Manchester City ? Premier League ? Anfield

Klopp tells Karius: You have to deliver

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told Loris Karius it is now time for him to deliver after installing the goalkeeper as his first choice.

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Jose Mourinho has no news on the signing of Alexis Sanchez

Transfer round-up: No news from Mourinho on Sanchez signing

Jose Mourinho had no developments to report on Friday in Manchester United’s pursuit of Alexis Sanchez now rivals City have dropped out of the race to sign the Arsenal forward.

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Sport ? Mixed Martial Arts ? UFC on Fuel at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Stipe Miocic looking to make history against Francis Ngannou

Stipe Miocic has history in his sights as he looks to make another defence of his UFC heavyweight title against the feared Francis Ngannou in Boston on Saturday night.

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