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Antonio Conte to check on Diego Costa's fitness on Tuesday

Diego Costa's fitness will be evaluated by Antonio Conte and his staff when Chelsea's first-team squad return to training on Tuesday.

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New dad Joe Root in no hurry to be England captain

Joe Root is in no rush to assume another new position of responsibility as England's Test captain having just become a father for the first time.

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Liverpool could lose Joel Matip for a month as Cameroon dispute rumbles on

Liverpool could be without Joel Matip for the next month as the row over the defender's availability rumbles on.

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Laura Kenny's Track World Championships participation in doubt due to injury

Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny has sustained a hamstring injury which casts doubt over whether she will compete in April's Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong.

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Yaya Toure believes Manchester City are still in the Premier League title race

Yaya Toure insists Manchester City will not give up on the Premier League title.

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Fran Halsall announces retirement

Three-time Olympian Fran Halsall has announced her retirement from swimming.

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Sir Andy Murray pleased to get through tough Australian Open first-round match

Sir Andy Murray admits he had to dig deep as the below-par Briton beat Illya Marchenko to reach the Australian Open second round.

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Nervy Federer finds return to action at Australian Open tougher than expected

Roger Federer admits his Australian Open comeback was harder than he expected after the 17-time grand slam champion battled past Jurgen Melzer to reach the second round.

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Fourth seed Halep suffers shock first round defeat in Melbourne

Simona Halep fell victim to the first shock of the Australian Open after the number four seed was dumped out by American Shelby Rogers.

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Antonio Conte tips John Terry to become manager when he hangs up his boots

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has tipped John Terry to become a manager when he finishes playing.

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Rugby Football League announces new owners have been secured for Bradford

New owners have been secured for Bradford, the Rugby Football League has announced.

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Serena Williams not thinking about Steffi Graf's grand slam record

Serena Williams is sticking to her vow of silence on breaking Steffi Graf's grand slam record but has warned rivals she is fit and raring to go on the eve of the Australian Open.

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Diego Costa's Chelsea future uncertain after being dropped for Leicester clash

Diego Costa will be absent for Premier League leaders Chelsea's clash at Leicester, with his future uncertain.

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Arsene Wenger leads tributes to former England boss Graham Taylor

Arsene Wenger said the death of Graham Taylor marked "a very sad day for English football" as tributes continued to pour in for the former England manager.

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Manchester City still waiting for Gabriel Jesus registration to go through

Gabriel Jesus may have to wait for his Manchester City debut but captain Vincent Kompany could return at Everton on Sunday.

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Jose Mourinho tips Paul Pogba as future Manchester United captain

Paul Pogba's charisma and winning mentality makes Jose Mourinho believe the midfielder could one day make a fine Manchester United captain.

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Johanna Konta beats Agnieszka Radwanska to win second WTA Tour title in Sydney

Johanna Konta blitzed Agnieszka Radwanska to win the Apia International title in Sydney and boost hopes that a much bigger trophy could follow in two weeks.

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Liam Wilkins loses licence for his part in Nick Blackwell sparring session

Trainer Liam Wilkins has had his licence withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control following an unsanctioned sparring session which left Nick Blackwell fighting for his life in hospital.

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England and GB hockey coaching duo step down after Rio Olympics triumph

England and Great Britain women's hockey assistant coaches Karen Brown and Craig Keegan have announced they are stepping down from their roles.

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Minsk set to host athletics' answer to Ryder Cup after London plan is blocked

Minsk has emerged as the most likely host of a new Europe versus USA athletics event in 2019 after British Athletics turned down a request to stage it in the London Stadium.

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