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Andy Murray should miss GB's Davis Cup tie with Canada says captain Leon Smith

Great Britain's Davis Cup captain Leon Smith believes Andy Murray would be better off skipping next week's World Group tie against Canada.

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Venus Williams rolls back the years to book last-four spot at Australian Open

Venus Williams posted another triumph for the old guard at the Australian Open by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach her 21st grand slam semi-final.

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Johanna Konta urged to focus on tactics when she meets Serena Williams

Johanna Konta's coach Wim Fissette has urged the British number one to trust her emotions against Serena Williams and focus more on tactics.

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End of the road for Bernie Ecclestone as Formula One takeover is completed

Bernie Ecclestone's four-decade reign as the ruler of Formula One is over after American company Liberty Media completed its £6billion purchase of the sport.

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Arsene Wenger could face ban after FA charge over clash with fourth official

Arsene Wenger could face a touchline ban after the Arsenal boss was hit with a Football Association misconduct charge following two altercations with the fourth official during Sunday's Premier League win over Burnley.

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Yaya Toure keen on Manchester City stay despite lucrative offers elsewhere

Yaya Toure wants to stay at Manchester City despite big-money interest from China.

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Ryan Mason's family grateful for support during 'traumatic 24 hours'

Ryan Mason's family has thanked well-wishers for their support following a "traumatic 24 hours" after the Hull midfielder underwent surgery on a fractured skull on Sunday.

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Nicola Adams endured sleepless nights before deciding to go pro

Nicola Adams has revealed the decision-making process that led to her turning professional gave her numerous sleepless nights.

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Wayne Rooney "committed" to Man Utd amid Chinese Super League speculation

Wayne Rooney insists he is happy and committed to Manchester United amid speculation of a move to the lucrative Chinese Super League.

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James Haskell a doubt for England's Six Nations opener

James Haskell is a major doubt for England's RBS 6 Nations opener against France at Twickenham on Saturday week after sustaining an injury on club duty.

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Sam Warburton gives backing to captaincy successor Alun Wyn Jones

Sam Warburton has backed his captaincy successor Alun Wyn Jones as "a stand-out candidate" to lead Wales in this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship.

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Trevor Bayliss warns England bowlers that Champions Trophy places up for grabs

England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned his one-day bowlers there is a queue forming to gatecrash the Champions Trophy squad.

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Johanna Konta sets sights on Serena Williams scalp at Australian Open

Johanna Konta believes she can pull off the biggest victory of her career by beating Serena Williams at the Australian Open.

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Rory McIlroy to miss Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy will not compete at this week's Dubai Desert Classic.

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Keri-anne Payne announces retirement from swimming

Olympic medallist and former world champion Keri-anne Payne has announced her retirement from swimming.

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Marwan Koukash looking to work with the RFL rather than against it

Salford owner Marwan Koukash has called off his feud with the Rugby Football League.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan wins record seventh Masters title

Ronnie O'Sullivan created history as he sealed a record seventh Dafabet Masters title after coming back to defeat Joe Perry in a 10-7 triumph at Alexandra Palace.

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Hull's Ryan Mason in stable condition after suffering fractured skull at Chelsea

Hull have announced Ryan Mason has suffered a fractured skull and is in a stable condition in hospital.

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Top seed and defending champion Angelique Kerber crashes out in Melbourne

Defending champion Angelique Kerber bowed out in the Australian Open fourth round after being blown away by American Coco Vandeweghe.

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Andy Murray philosophical after Australian Open upset

Andy Murray offered no excuses after losing to world number 50 Mischa Zverev and crashing out of the Australian Open.

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