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Luke Gale: England have got right combinations to go far in World Cup

Super League Man of Steel Luke Gale believes England have found the right combination to unlock the key to World Cup success.

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Beth Mooney's 86 guided Australia to victory in the first T20 international and retain the Ashes (Simon Galloway/PA)

Australia retain Women’s Ashes with victory over England in opening T20 match

Australia’s women have retained the Ashes after beating England by six wickets in the first Twenty20 game at the North Sydney Oval.

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5 talking points before the Rome derby

The first Derby della Capitale of the season comes around on Saturday evening as Roma host Lazio.

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Dawid Malan hit 109 for England in their final Ashes warm-up match (Nick Potts/PA)

Malan hits century in Ashes warm-up match as England remain on course to win

England encountered bumps on the road but are still bang on course for a resounding win over a Cricket Australia XI after Dawid Malan’s hundred in their final Ashes warm-up match.

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho criticises England for playing Phil Jones

Jose Mourinho has criticised England for playing Phil Jones against Germany.

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Assistant coach Paul Farbrace believes England were below required standards in Townsville (Nigel French/PA)

Paul Farbrace: England ‘slipped below expected standards’

England admit they were below required standards despite remaining in cruise control against a Cricket Australia XI on day three of their final Ashes warm-up match.

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‘Great competitor’ Owen Farrell will boost England side – Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones believes England will benefit from the return of “great competitor” Owen Farrell for Saturday’s clash with Australia at Twickenham.

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Alderweireld set to be out until new year with hamstring injury – Pochettino

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is expected to be out until after Christmas with a hamstring injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins could compete at his sixth Olympic Games - in a different sport (Adam Davy/PA)

Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins to compete in indoor rowing

Sir Bradley Wiggins’ return to competition has been confirmed, with the five-time Olympic cycling champion swapping his bike for an indoor rowing machine.

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Eddie Jones has criticised Australia's decision not to meet the referee before the Cook Cup clash with England (Paul Harding/PA)

England head coach Eddie Jones accuses Michael Cheika of lack of respect

Eddie Jones has accused Australia of showing a lack of respect to referee Ben O’Keeffe by declining to meet the official in favour of influencing him through the media.

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Antonio Brown inspires Pittsburgh Steelers to victory over Tennessee Titans

Antonio Brown scored a trio of touchdowns to help power the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.

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Luke Donald's last win on the PGA Tour came in 2012 (Jane Barlow/PA)

Luke Donald withdraws from RSM Classic after suffering from chest pains

Luke Donald has withdrawn from his final event of the year after seeking medical advice for chest pains he experienced in Sea Island, Georgia.

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Celtics extend winning streak to 14 games with victory over Warriors

The Boston Celtics won their 14th straight game in a thrilling see-saw match-up against the Golden State Warriors.

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Noble thinks England are in good shape going into World Cup knockout stages

Former Great Britain coach Brian Noble believes England are in good shape going into the knockout stages of the World Cup.

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Could David Luiz be heading to a Premier League rival? (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Jose Mourinho is preparing to make a bid for Chelsea’s David Luiz, the Daily Express reports. The paper claims the Brazilian has fallen out with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after he was left out of the match against United two weeks ago, and says Mourinho could be looking to make a move for the star as early as January.

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Chadd Sayers has yet to play Test cricket (Nigel French/Empics)

Uncapped duo Cameron Bancroft and Chadd Sayers named in Australia squad

Australia sprang an extra surprise selection for their Ashes squad with the inclusion of uncapped seamer Chadd Sayers in a 13-man party for the first two Tests.

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Arsenal v Tottenham talking points

Arsenal v Tottenham talking points

Arsenal host Tottenham on Saturday in the first north London derby of the season and with both sides in need of three points to boost their Premier League title hopes.Mauricio Pochettino’s side make the short journey on the back of victories over Real Madrid and Crystal Palace before the international break, while the Gunners lost at Manchester City.Here, Press Association Sport looks at the main talking points ahead of the meeting.

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Arsene Wenger has managed Arsenal for 21 years  (Adam Davy/PA)

Arsene Wenger: Tottenham need to let go of the fear of not winning a trophy

Arsene Wenger has told Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino that his side must overcome the “fear” of not winning a trophy if they are to earn silverware in the future.

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Century for Mark Stoneman as England batsmen impress in final Ashes warm-up

Mark Stoneman took his cue from coach Trevor Bayliss to post the first century of England’s Ashes tour.

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Roger Federer has won his last 13 matches (Adam Davy/PA)

Roger Federer has no regrets at missing out on top spot

Roger Federer insists he has no regrets despite missing out on finishing the year as world number one.

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