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Liam Williams believes Lions selection would be pinnacle of his career

Wales star Liam Williams says it would be a career "pinnacle" if he is selected for the British and Irish Lions squad later this year.

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Jonathan Joseph left out of England squad for Six Nations clash against Italy

England will field a new-look centre partnership against Italy on Sunday after dropping Jonathan Joseph for the RBS 6 Nations clash at Twickenham.

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David Haye calls for protective barrier to prevent another Tony Bellew brawl

David Haye has demanded a protective barrier to be kept between him and Tony Bellew until they fight next Saturday.

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Sale's Steve Diamond gets touchline ban for verbally abusing match officials

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond has been given a six-week touchline ban after verbally abusing match officials earlier this month.

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Ryan Sidebottom to retire after 2017 County Championship

Yorkshire fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom has announced he will retire from playing professional cricket at the end of the 2017 county season.

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Lewis Hamilton calls on new owners to modernise 'outdated' Formula One

Lewis Hamilton has accused Formula One of being "outdated" and has called on its new owners to breathe fresh life into the sport.

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Jaco Van Zyl hoping to end wait for European Tour win at Joburg Open

South Africa's Jaco Van Zyl feels he is finally ready to win on the European Tour ahead of this week's Joburg Open.

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Manchester United secure Europa League progress against St Etienne at a cost

Manchester United secured Europa League progress at a cost, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan limping off shortly after opening the scoring against St Etienne to put his EFL Cup final hopes in jeopardy.

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Yates brothers to miss Tour de France to focus on Giro and Vuelta

Adam and Simon Yates will sit out this year's Tour de France to concentrate on the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana, their Orica-Scott team have announced.

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Joe Marler thankful for successful England return after break from rugby

Joe Marler is enjoying his rebirth as an England player after admitting that at one stage last year he "didn't care" about rugby.

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Jose Mourinho: No guarantees Wayne Rooney will end season at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho cannot guarantee that Wayne Rooney will end the season at Manchester United despite the manager's desire to keep hold of his captain.

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UK Sport stand by decision to cut funding of seven Olympic and Paralympic sports

UK Sport bosses have denied being "brutal" in their choices about which sports to back with public money for Tokyo 2020 and warned that the funding landscape is only going to get tougher.

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UK Sport accuses British Cycling of covering up a 2012 report into bullying

UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has accused British Cycling of covering up an internal report into athlete welfare in the Great Britain cycling team in 2012.

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UK Anti-Doping appoints retired police chief Trevor Pearce as new chairman

Trevor Pearce, one of Britain's most senior policemen over the last 20 years, has been appointed as the new chairman of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

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Roger Federer commits to playing at Swiss Indoors event until 2019

Retirement plans appear to be far away from Roger Federer's mind after he committed to playing in his home-town tournament in Basle until 2019.

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Arsene Wenger 'astonished' by Sutton's performance as Arsenal progress in FA Cup

Arsene Wenger admits the performance of non-league Sutton was "astonishing" as they offered a stern test to his Arsenal side before falling to FA Cup defeat.

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Sutton vow to bring roly poly goalie down to earth after pie publicity stunt

Sutton have promised that reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw will be brought 'back down to earth' after he enjoyed five minutes of fame by eating a pie on the substitutes' bench during Monday night's glamour FA Cup tie against Arsenal.

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Tony Bellew sends strong warning to David Haye ahead of their heavyweight bout

Tony Bellew has warned David Haye he will not hesitate to hit out should he feel provoked when the two Britons face off again prior to their heavyweight bout.

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Rory McIlroy plays round of golf with US president Donald Trump

Rory McIlroy played a round with US president Donald Trump on Sunday as he continues his recovery from a rib injury.

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UK Sport bosses blame Brexit for making funding decisions harder

UK Sport bosses have blamed Brexit for making decisions about which Olympic and Paralympic sports to fund even harder.

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