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West Brom frustrate Liverpool but set unwanted record

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Liverpool suffered a frustrating night as a sturdy West Brom side held them to a goalless draw at Anfield and climbed …

Man City set win record, Lukaku lifts Man Utd

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David Silva scored twice as runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City won 4-0 at Swansea City on Wednesday to set a …

Silva shines as City power to record 15th successive win

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Manchester City powered to a Premier League record 15th successive victory as David Silva's double inspired a 4-0 …

Arsenal held by improving West Ham

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Arsenal lost ground on their rivals for a Premier League top-four place after a 0-0 draw at London Stadium on Wednesday …

Lewandowski strikes as Bayern open nine-point gap

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Robert Lewandowski bagged his 15th goal in 16 league games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich went nine points clear …

Football: Prosecutors urge conviction in FIFA trial

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US prosecutors urged a New York jury to convict three wealthy South American former soccer officials "on all counts" in …

17 fans hurt during Belgrade derby

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A mass brawl between supporters of Belgrade rivals Red Star and Partizan resulted in 17 people suffering injuries, the …

Returning Bale rescues Real from Al Jazira upset

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Gareth Bale came off the bench to book Real Madrid's place in the Club World Cup final as the European champions …

Nagbe joins Atlanta in record-breaking deal

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US international Darlington Nagbe is heading from the Portland Timbers to Atlanta United in a deal worth up to a record …

LPGA announces record prize money for 2018 campaign

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The US LPGA on Wednesday announced a 2018 schedule featuring 34 events in 14 countries and a record $68.75 million in …

Froome's asthma piles pressure on beleaguered Sky

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When Sky burst into the professional cycling world with a star-studded line-up and lofty ambitions they proudly …

Neymar returns to Paris after Brazil trip

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has returned to the French capital and will train on Thursday after being allowed to …

FA gives United, City more time to explain bust-up

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The Football Association on Wednesday gave Manchester United and Manchester City extra time to explain the ugly …

Fabinho expecting to leave Monaco next year

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Brazilian international Fabinho said on Wednesday that he will probably leave French champions Monaco at the end of the …

Most fans comfortable with gay players

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More than three-quarters of football fans across the globe would have no problem if a player in their national team came …

Why Salbutamol, the asthma wonder-drug, is banned

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Asthma drug salbutamol, for which four time Tour de France winner Chris Froome returned a test revealing twice the …

Horn retains WBO welterweight title with TKO win over Corcoran

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Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with an 11th round technical knockout win …

Iniesta savours Barcelona's Stamford Bridge return

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Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta admitted his late goal to knock Chelsea out in the Champions League semi-finals in …

British boxing board to review Fury licence

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Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated when the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) meets next month, …

Bayern maintain iron-grip as Leipzig falter

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RB Leipzig risk falling off the pace in the pack chasing run-away Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with their coach …

Tour de France winner Froome faces questions over drugs test

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Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication in his system during …

England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

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England, battered from their latest off-field booze-related scandal, will try to cling on to the Ashes urn at a venue …

Australia to bid for 2021 women's and 2027 men's rugby World Cups

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Australia will bid to host the 2021 women's and 2027 men's World Cups, Rugby Australia said on Wednesday, building on …

Bairstow back at No.6 in unchanged England team for third Ashes Test

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England have named an unchanged side for the third Ashes Test starting at the WACA Ground in Perth on Thursday.

'No concerns' over Tokyo Olympic preparations: IOC

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Tokyo organisers have shown they will complete all their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic …

Tour de France winner Froome failed drugs test during Vuelta: UCI

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Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a drugs test for asthma medication during the Vuelta race in …

Tour de France winner Froome faces questions over failed drugs test

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Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication in his system during …

'Fed up' Root urges damaged England to stand up in crucial Test

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Captain Joe Root has challenged his England team to stand up and keep the Ashes series alive in Thursday's crucial third …

All Blacks skipper Read faces back surgery

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All Blacks captain Kieran Read will miss the start of next year's Super Rugby season as he undergoes surgery to fix a …

Leonard returns but Spurs stumble; James leads Cavs rout

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Kawhi Leonard made his long-awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio from an upset defeat in Dallas on …

Five areas to tackle for new Shanghai SIPG boss Pereira

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Former Porto and Fenerbahce boss Vitor Pereira vowed to go one better than fellow Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas and win a …

Rodgers ready to return for Packers

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he had been declared fit to return on Tuesday, two months after …

All-rounder Marsh in line for Test recall - Smith

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Skipper Steve Smith says he is leaning towards playing all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as Australia's fifth bowler in …

'Darkness before dawn': nukes, Russia ban leave Olympics reeling

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Holding the Winter Olympics in a little-known corner of South Korea was never an easy proposition, but a ban on Russia …

Australia to bid for women's and men's World Cups

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Australia will bid to host the 2021 women's and 2027 men's World Cups, Rugby Australia said on Wednesday, building on …

Tiffany aims to sparkle on LPGA Tour after making Hong Kong golfing history

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Tiffany Chan says she is still coming down to earth after becoming the first golfer from Hong Kong to qualify to compete …

New rugby union competition for women in Australia

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A new five-team women's competition will kick off early next year, Rugby Australia said on Wednesday, building on the …

'Honest' Conte says title still a pipe dream

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he would rather be honest than pretend he believes his team are realistic …

Azarenka gets Aussie Open wildcard amidst custody battle

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Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, who has been locked in a custody battle over her baby son, was …

Chelsea give Conte cheer, Burnley go fourth

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Chelsea responded perfectly to head coach Antonio Conte's claim their Premier League title hopes are over with a …

Ski star Vonn dismay over Trump backlash

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American skiing star Lindsey Vonn voiced dismay on Tuesday over the backlash that has followed her remarks last week …

Falcao's 50-yard stunner seals Monaco win

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An outrageous strike by Radamel Falcao was the highlight as a much-changed Monaco side eased to a 2-0 win over Caen to …

Stoeger off to winning start with Dortmund

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New coach Peter Stoeger led Borussia Dortmund to their first victory in 10 games on Tuesday, as his side picked up a …

Hall of Famer Faulk suspended from NFL network over harassment allegations

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Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and two other analysts for the National Football League's television channel have been …

Leipzig stumble again with Wolfsburg draw

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RB Leipzig dropped more crucial points in the Bundesliga title race as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Wolfsburg on …

Wales hit by Faletau injury blow ahead of Six Nations

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Wales forward Taulupe Faletau could miss the whole of the Six Nations after English Premiership side Bath said on …

Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

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Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club …

UEFA and UN to stage 'Match for Solidarity' in April

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UEFA and the United Nations will team up to stage a charity match in Geneva on April 21 next year, European football's …

Fury cleared to fight again after 'nightmare'

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Controversial former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury vowed Tuesday to put the "nightmare of the last two years" …

Six Russian ice hockey players banned for doping

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Six Russian ice hockey players have been disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for doping, meaning their …

Former heavyweight champion Fury cleared to fight again

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Britain's controversial former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after a …

Hoffenheim aiming to fend off Dortmund over Nagelsmann

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Hoffenheim's backer has assured fans the club will keep star coach Julian Nagelsmann, 30, for at least another 18 months …

Klopp admits passions ruled after derby draw

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Jurgen Klopp admitted on Tuesday that he got caught up in the heat of the moment after Liverpool conceded a late penalty …

Tottenham defender Alderweireld out until February

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Tuesday that Belgium international defender Toby Alderweireld's …

Guardiola defends Manchester City celebrations after derby win

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Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City's celebrations after the Premier League leaders beat fierce rivals Manchester …

Bayern winger Ribery taken to court by ex-agent

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Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery briefly appeared in court in Germany on Tuesday over claims he owes 3.5 million euros …

Mourinho accuses Manchester City of lack of 'education'

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Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester City players of a lack of "education" over their celebrations at Old Trafford …

Russian Olympic Committee approves athletes competing under neutral flag

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The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Tuesday gave a green light for its athletes to compete under a neutral flag at …

McCall gives Saracens January deadline to save season

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Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall says the European champions have given themselves six weeks to save their season …

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'

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Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and …

Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics

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Visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can expect to arrive at an airport "scattered" with robots to help them, an official …

Russia on alert for returning IS jihadists ahead of World Cup

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Russia's security service on Tuesday said it was on alert for the possible return of jihadists from Syria ahead of the …

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

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Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a …

India celebrates Kohli-Sharma 'royal' wedding

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He's the "king" of Indian cricket. She's a glamorous Bollywood actress and former model. Newlyweds Virat Kohli and …

New Shanghai SIPG boss Pereira vows to go one better

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Vitor Pereira wants to go one better than predecessor Andre Villas-Boas by winning a title after being named coach of …

Warriors, Rockets roll on as Celtics crash

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The Golden State Warriors shrugged off the absence of Stephen Curry to edge past the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday as …

Shanghai SIPG name Pereira as Villas-Boas successor

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Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday unveiled former Porto and Fenerbahce boss Vitor Pereira as their new coach after fellow …

Bulls trample depleted Celtics

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The Chicago Bulls took full advantage of Kyrie Irving's absence to romp to a 108-85 blowout against the Boston Celtics …

Cutler shines as Brady, Patriots upset by Dolphins

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Jay Cutler outgunned Tom Brady as the Miami Dolphins upset the New England Patriots 27-20 to delay the Super Bowl …

Hostile Wagner leaves West Indies reeling

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A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory …

Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

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Raelene Castle shattered the glass ceiling Tuesday by becoming Rugby Australia's new chief executive, making her the …

Gomez urges Liverpool team-mates to make West Brom suffer

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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has urged his team-mates to bounce back from the draw in the Merseyside derby when they …

Final farewell to the WACA - England's theatre of nightmares

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The WACA ground, where the third Ashes Test will be played this week, has been described as ramshackle, frozen in time, …

Manchester City eye record against Swansea

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Manchester City look unstoppable in their relentless surge towards the Premier League title, and only have lowly Swansea …

Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017

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Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club's already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy in …

Ambris arm broken by Wagner bouncer, will miss ODI series

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Luckless West Indies batsman Sunil Ambris suffered a fractured arm during a short-ball salvo in the second Test in …

Stanton relishing Yankees role as deal completed

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National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton completed his blockbuster move to the New York Yankees on Monday and revealed the …

League reviewing concussion protocol after Savage hit

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The National Football League said Monday it was reviewing the league's concussion protocol after Houston Texans …

Clermont put Saracens on the rack

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Alivereti Raka scored a hat-trick of tries as French champions Clermont ran defending two-time European titleholders …

Armchair officials barred under golf rules shake-up

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Golf chiefs on Monday announced that tournament officials will no longer act on evidence from television viewers as they …

Ronaldo v Neymar as Real draw PSG in Champions League

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid stand in the way of Neymar's Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were drawn …

Salah named BBC African player of the year

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Egypt star Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday, rewarded for a 2017 packed …

Wentz out for season, NFL Eagles confirm

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was ruled out of the remainder of the season after suffering a torn …

Spalletti embarrassed by Mourinho comparisons

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Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti admitted Monday that he was embarrassed by constant comparisons with the Serie A …

Stoeger looks to reboot faltering Dortmund

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Peter Stoeger starts his colossal task of arresting Borussia Dortmund's freefall down the Bundesliga table on Tuesday …

Leicester lose Tonga star Veainu for months

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Tonga international Telusa Veainu faces several months out of action after suffering a double fracture of the jaw in his …

Indian cricketer Kohli, Bollywood's Sharma marry in Italy

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma got married in Italy Monday, they said in a …

Russian athletes 'want to compete in Olympics': official

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Most Russian athletes want to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang despite a ban on the country's …

Real Madrid tie a 'wonderful opportunity' for PSG - Emery

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery is confident his side have what it takes to get the better of title holders Real …

Sharma wins Joburg Open golf after nearly missing event

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Indian Shubhankar Sharma completed his maiden European Tour triumph Monday in Johannesburg by winning the Joburg Open …

India's Kohli, Sharma marry in Italy

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma got married in Italy Monday, they said in a …

India's Kohli, Sharma marry in Italy: statement

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma got married in Italy Monday, they said in a …

Champions League - will the English 5 survive?

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Chelsea's mouthwatering tie with five-time European champions Barcelona is the standout fixture for English clubs in the …

Arsenal's Europa League hopes to be tested by Swedish minnows

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Arsenal's hopes of Europa League glory will be tested in the last 32 by Swedish minnows Ostersunds, ironically coached …

Real Madrid eye January swoop for Bilbao 'keeper Arrizabalaga - reports

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Real Madrid's first foray into the January transfer market will be to snap up Athletic Bilbao's promising goalkeeper …

FA demands answers after Old Trafford bust-up leaves Arteta 'bloodied'

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The Football Association demanded answers from Manchester United and Manchester City on Monday following reports of ugly …

Cricket: Pakistan bans Jamshed for 12 months in fixing case

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Pakistan Monday handed former opener Nasir Jamshed a one-year ban for failing to cooperate with investigators in a …

Arteta left bloodied after Manchester derby bust-up - report

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Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to …

Taylor pays tribute to Crowe as record-equalling ton rocks Windies

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An emotional Ross Taylor paid tribute to his mentor the late Martin Crowe following a superb century which put New …

West Indies in trouble after Taylor record sets monumental target

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A record-equalling 17th century by Ross Taylor had New Zealand closing in on a series sweep against the West Indies …

Eagles, Steelers clinch division titles

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The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East divisional crown with a roller coaster NFL victory over the Los Angeles …

West Indies face record target as Taylor posts NZ best 17th ton

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New Zealand set the West Indies a world record target after Ross Taylor equalled New Zealand's best with a 17th century …