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Alderweireld ruled out until February by hamstring injury – Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will be out until February with a hamstring injury.

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Burnley v Watford ? Premier League ? Turf Moor

Watford lose their appeal against Marvin Zeegelaar’s red card

Watford’s appeal against the red card shown to Marvin Zeegelaar against Burnley has been rejected.

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Jurgen Klopp stands by view of Everton penalty but admits emotions got to him

Jurgen Klopp stands by view of Everton penalty but admits emotions got to him

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he cannot change his emotional responses but said he had not changed his mind about Everton’s penalty at the weekend.

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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are sitting pretty

Manchester City charting a course towards biggest mid-season lead

Manchester City could be on course to hold the biggest mid-season lead in Premier League history.

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West Indies? Sunil Ambris has endured rotten luck

Who’d be a Test cricketer?

It’s fair to assume that Sunil Ambris will want to forget his first Test series for West Indies.

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Great Britain?s Elise Christie is aiming for her first Winter Olympic medal

Elise Christie leads Team GB speedskating squad

Triple world champion Elise Christie will lead a five-strong Great Britain short-track team to next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Leinster Rugby v Northampton Saints ? European Champions Cup ? Pool Four ? The RDS Arena

Five likely candidates to succeed Jim Mallinder as Northampton rugby director

Aviva Premiership club Northampton have sacked their rugby director Jim Mallinder after 10 years in charge at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Cao Yupeng hits 147 as he eases through in Glasgow

Cao Yupeng hit a stunning 147 as he breezed into the second round of the Dafabet Scottish Open in Glasgow.

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Arsene Wenger: Football celebrations can be offensive, unlike in sumo wrestling

Arsene Wenger: Football celebrations can be offensive, unlike in sumo wrestling

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes over-celebrating victories can be “a little bit offensive” and offered the example of sumo wrestling as the right way to do it.

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Might Bite on his way to victory at Aintree

Nicky Henderson says ground key to Might Bite repelling Bristol De Mai challenge

Nicky Henderson would like to see a sound surface at Kempton to boost Might Bite’s bid for glory in the 32Red King George VI Chase.

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Australia?s Josh Hazlewood is targeting England's big guns

Hazlewood targets big England scalps

Josh Hazlewood is always on the hunt for English wickets but prizes two of them high above the rest.

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Jim Mallinder has left his role as Northampton rugby director (Paul Harding/PA)

Saints seeking ‘world-class’ rugby director to succeed sacked Jim Mallinder

Northampton say they will seek a “world-class” rugby director to succeed Jim Mallinder at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Alastair Cook wants to remain England's Mr Reliable, in a much-changed world (Jason O'Brien/PA)

England have got to smarten up – Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook warns England must wise up to a changed world if they are to regain the respect of a nation.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will face Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League (Nigel French/Empics)

Chelsea need to produce extra effort to have chance of beating Barcelona – Conte

Head coach Antonio Conte insists Chelsea must be positive about the Champions League draw which sees his side face five-times European champions Barcelona.

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James Anderson feels the Ben Duckett incident has been blown out of proportion (Rick Rycroft/AP)

James Anderson: Ben Duckett incident ‘blown out of proportion’

James Anderson believes the incident that saw England Lions batsman Ben Duckett pour a drink over the bowler’s head was “blown out of proportion”.

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Sizing john was in majestic form at the weekend

King George off the agenda for Gold Cup hero Sizing John

Sizing John will not take up his entry in the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

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Clark Carlisle and his baby girl

Clarke Carlisle pictured with new baby daughter

Clarke Carlisle has been pictured smiling with his new baby daughter only months after suffering a setback in his battle with depression.

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Pep Guardiola was unwilling to comment on the details of the alleged melee (Martin Rickett/PA)

Pep Guardiola defends Manchester City celebrations at Old Trafford

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City’s celebrations after Sunday’s derby victory at Old Trafford were not excessive.

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Taulupe Faletau is set to miss most of the Six Nations through injury (Joe Giddens/PA)

Wales star Taulupe Faletau expected to miss start of Six Nations with injury

Wales star Taulupe Faletau looks set to miss most of this season’s NatWest 6 Nations after suffering a knee injury.

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Ronnie O?Sullivan got his hands on the UK Championship got a sixth time

Rocket Ronnie not intending to land for some time to come

Ronnie O’Sullivan revealed his thrill at matching records held by Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry as he vowed to play on for years to come.

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