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Upbeat Sharapova remaining ‘realistic’ as she clears Australian Open first round

Tennis is beginning to feel like business as usual again for Maria Sharapova.

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Novak Djokovic insists there was nothing sinister about a players' meeting on Friday

Novak Djokovic plays down talk of player revolt

Novak Djokovic insisted there has been no talk of a potential Australian Open boycott as he hit back at reports of his role in Friday’s player meeting.

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Murray McCallum has been named in Scotland's Six Nations squad

Scotland name uncapped Edinburgh prop Murray McCallum in Six Nations squad

Uncapped Edinburgh prop Murray McCallum has been included in Scotland’s NatWest 6 Nations squad.

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‘Cool Runnings’ revisited as Jamaica qualifies women’s bobsleigh team for Winter Olympics

‘Cool Runnings’ revisited as Jamaica qualifies women’s bobsleigh team for Winter Olympics

Thirty years after the nation’s fabled debut in Calgary, Jamaica are sending their first women’s bobsleigh team to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month.

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Robert Kubica has missed out on a seat

Rookie Sergey Sirotkin joins Williams as Robert Kubica misses out on race seat

Robert Kubica has missed out on a sensational Formula One comeback after Williams announced Sergey Sirotkin will drive for them this season.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is considering his future at the club

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet considering his Anfield future

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits he is considering his future at the club after Loris Karius took over as first-choice.

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Roger Federer celebrates beating Aljaz Bedene in Melbourne

Roger Federer starts Australian Open title defence with win over Aljaz Bedene

Roger Federer began the defence of his Australian Open title with a routine victory over Aljaz Bedene on Rod Laver Arena.

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Heather Watson cannot keep British run going

Heather Watson was unable to join compatriots Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Australian Open.

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Novak Djokovic, pictured, saw off Donald Young

Novak Djokovic back with impressive victory over Donald Young

Novak Djokovic marked his grand slam return with a thoroughly convincing win over Donald Young in the opening round of the Australian Open.

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Novak Djokovic cruises to first-round win at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic marked his grand slam return with a thoroughly convincing win over Donald Young in the opening round of the Australian Open.

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Introducing tropical nations that refuse to be frozen out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Introducing tropical nations that refuse to be frozen out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Jamaica and Nigeria have both made history by qualifying women’s bobsled teams for next month’s Winter Olympics, but they will not be the only athletes from warm-weather countries braving the sub-zero temperatures in South Korea.

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Heather Watson suffered an early exit in Australia

Heather Watson laments missed opportunity in Melbourne

A downcast Heather Watson admitted she had not played a smart match after losing to Yulia Putintseva in the opening round of the Australian Open.

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Maria Sharapova eased into the second round of the Australian Open on her return to the tournament

Maria Sharapova back in the old routine

Tennis is beginning to feel like business as usual again for Maria Sharapova.

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Virat Kohli has been reprimanded by the ICC

Virat Kohli fined after angry outburst in second Test

India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee after an angry outburst in his side’s second Test with South Africa.

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Josh Adams in action for Worcester (Nigel French/PA)

Wales hand Josh Adams and James Davies Six Nations calls

Uncapped duo Josh Adams and James Davies have been named in a 39-man Wales squad for this season’s NatWest 6 Nations Championship.

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Robert Kubica has been named reserve and development driver for Williams

Rookie Sergey Sirotkin joins Williams as Robert Kubica misses out on race seat

Robert Kubica has missed out on a sensational Formula One comeback after Williams announced Sergey Sirotkin will drive for them this season.

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Ben Stokes vows to try to clear his name after affray charge

Ben Stokes has vowed to try to clear his name after the England all-rounder was charged with affray.

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Johanna Konta hit 37 winners in her first-round victory in Melbourne (Andy Brownbill/AP)

Konta eases past American Brengle to book second round place in Melbourne

Johanna Konta eased into the second round of the Australian Open – but is still lamenting her forgotten blueberries.

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Chelsea v Arsenal ? Carabao Cup ? Semi Final ? First Leg ? Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho “relaxed” over potential Alexis Sanchez signing

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is “relaxed” about the transfer saga surrounding Alexis Sanchez as Chelsea reportedly emerged as rivals for his signature.

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Manchester United v Stoke City ? Premier League ? Old Trafford

Paul Pogba: Manchester United still have leaders City in their sights

Manchester United remain intent on chasing down Premier League leaders Manchester City, according to midfielder Paul Pogba.

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