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Lewis Hamilton relishing new rivalry with 'great driver' Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he is braced for a tougher rivalry with Sebastian Vettel than Nico Rosberg in what he believes will be the "best against the best" battling it out for this year's Formula One crown.

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British Cycling boss Stephen Park: Bullying claims have been 'sensationalised'

New British Cycling boss Stephen Park insists allegations of bullying within the sport have been "sensationalised" and are "not representative of the whole programme".

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Anthony Crolla open to Ricky Burns fight but first wants break with family

Anthony Crolla is planning a well-earned break after a tough couple of years in and out of the ring but would be happy to move up a division to face Ricky Burns on his return.

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Gareth Southgate wants fans and players to be great ambassadors for England

England manager Gareth Southgate has called on players and fans alike to prove they are great ambassadors for the country at Wembley on Sunday.

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Anthony Crolla "beaten by the better man" after Jorge Linares defeat

Anthony Crolla acknowledged he was beaten by the better man as Jorge Linares put on a classy performance to retain the WBA lightweight title at the Manchester Arena.

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Coleman has surgery on break as O'Neill backs skipper to bounce back

Martin O'Neill has backed Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman to return to his "brilliant" best after undergoing surgery to repair his double leg fracture.

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Ellie Downie claims British title

Ellie Downie claimed the women's all-around title at the British Gymnastics Championships at a sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night.

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Hamilton lands pole in Australia, but is braced for a battle

Lewis Hamilton is predicting a tight championship battle, despite clearing the first hurdle to victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix by securing a brilliant pole position.

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Wiggins: Doping the 'worst thing to be accused of for a man of my integrity'

Sir Bradley Wiggins has vowed to "shock a few people" when he finally has his say on doping allegations.

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Owen Williams boots Leicester to victory in Premiership thriller at Northampton

Owen Williams held his nerve to hand Leicester victory in a thrilling East Midlands derby at Franklin's Gardens.

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Chris Smalling injury results in first England call-up for Ben Gibson

Chris Smalling has been forced out of the England squad through injury, leading Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson to receive his first call-up.

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Phil Mickelson continues swift progress at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson continued to look like a man in a hurry as he cruised into the quarter-finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

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Amateur boxer, 17, dies after collapsing in ring

An investigation is under way after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring.

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Steve Smith hits hundred but Kuldeep Yadav's four-for limits Australia to 300

Steve Smith's 20th Test century held Australia together after India debutant Kuldeep Yadav triggered a collapse on the opening day of the fourth and final match in Dharmasala.

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GB hockey star says wealth gap between men's and women's sport is growing

Gender equality in sport is getting worse, not better, according to one member of Great Britain's gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Rio Olympics.

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Day withdraws following mother's cancer surgery

Jason Day's mother has successfully undergone surgery in her battle against lung cancer, the world number three said on Friday.

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Tottenham's Dele Alli handed three-match European ban

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for three European club matches after he was sent off against Gent last month, UEFA has announced.

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Lionhearts boxer Frazer Clarke fought on after witnessing Westminster attack

A British boxer who witnessed the stabbing of PC Keith Palmer has told how he wanted to continue with a planned fight to show that everyone should "get on with their lives" in the wake of the terror attack.

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Franz Beckenbauer questioned by prosecutors over World Cup corruption claims

Franz Beckenbauer was questioned by Swiss prosecutors on Thursday concerning allegations of corruption surrounding the 2006 World Cup.

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Alastair Cook set to take on England team-mate James Anderson in Essex opener

Alastair Cook will face a familiar figure in James Anderson when he takes guard again in first-class cricket for the first time since the end of his tenure as England Test captain.

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