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Freezing weather in the south forces postponement of several sporting events

The freezing weather in the south of England has already claimed a number of Saturday's scheduled sporting events.

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England boss Eddie Jones questions where sport's true leaders have gone

Eddie Jones insists the shortage of contenders for the England captaincy beyond Dylan Hartley is a symptom of the leadership deficit that exists throughout sport.

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Jason Roy calls on England to make their mark on India

When England step out at Eden Gardens on Sunday the stakes will be considerably lower than their last visit to Kolkata's vast colosseum but batsman Jason Roy believes there is still plenty to play for.

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Rafael Nadal takes heart from Alexander Zverev victory

Rafael Nadal says his five-set win against Alexander Zverev has given him a huge boost of confidence for the rest of the Australian Open.

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Konta hails support of family and coaches after booking fourth round spot

Britain's Johanna Konta has attributed her remarkable rise to her family and coaches rather than the Lawn Tennis Association.

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Wasps boss Dai Young is focused on performance against Zebre not results

Dai Young has stressed a need for Wasps to "hit the ground running" when they chase a European Champions Cup quarter-final place on Sunday.

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England all-rounder Chris Woakes believes one-day knock of 500 runs is close

England all-rounder Chris Woakes believes one-day cricket's first 500-run innings could be close if there is no correction in the balance between bat and ball.

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Kevin Pietersen apologises for Dan Evans snub

Kevin Pietersen has apologised to Great Britain's Australian Open giant-killer Dan Evans after he failed to recognise him in a Melbourne casino earlier this week.

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Britain's Alex Thomson finishes second in the Vendee Globe yacht race

British sailor Alex Thomson has finished runner-up in the Vendee Globe round-the-world yacht race after a colossal battle with Armel Le Cleac'h.

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Roger Federer happy with his form after dismantling Tomas Berdych

Roger Federer played the sort of tennis to suggest he could yet win an 18th grand slam title as he annihilated Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open.

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Rafa Cabrera Bello sets clubhouse target in Abu Dhabi

Ryder Cup star Rafa Cabrera Bello produced a brilliant finish to set the clubhouse target on day two of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Dan Keatings retires from gymnastics

Great Britain gymnast Dan Keatings has announced his retirement from the sport.

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Nicole Cooke to assist MPs with doping inquiry

Nicole Cooke is the latest big name from British cycling to be asked to give evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's investigation into doping in sport.

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Djokovic: I played with intensity

Novak Djokovic had to defend himself against accusations of lacking motivation after the 12-time grand slam champion crashed out of the Australian Open.

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Johanna Konta impresses opponent Naomi Osaka during Australian Open victory

Johanna Konta uses big words, according to Naomi Osaka, but the British number one had bigger shots too in her straight-sets win over the Japanese at the Australian Open.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan stays in the hunt for record seventh Masters title

Ronnie O'Sullivan shook off illness to defeat Neil Robertson and book his place in the semi-finals of the Dafabet Masters.

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Kyle Edmund loses to Pablo Carreno Busta at Australian Open

Kyle Edmund's Australian Open campaign came to a tame end as he was outclassed 6-2 6-4 6-2 by Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round.

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Claude Puel admits Southampton have received enquiries for captain Jose Fonte

Claude Puel says Jose Fonte is fielding several "opportunities" to leave Southampton in the January transfer window.

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Johanna Konta shows her class in win over Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

Johanna Konta underlined her status as a genuine contender for the Australian Open title by thrashing Japan's Naomi Osaka to reach the third round.

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Novak Djokovic dumped out of Australian Open by Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin

Defending champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Australian Open after falling victim to a stunning five-set defeat at the hands of wild card Denis Istomin.

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