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Stoke boss Paul Lambert: Xherdan Shaqiri is going to be big player for us

Xherdan Shaqiri is pivotal to Stoke’s Premier League survival hopes, according to boss Paul Lambert.

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Alexis Sanchez is closing in on a move to Manchester United

Sanchez posts jet video as move to Manchester United draws closer

Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United is inching closer after the Chilean posted video on Instagram of him boarding a private jet.

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Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after defeating Magdalena Rybarikova

Caroline Wozniacki hits form at Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki is confident but taking nothing for granted as she tries to chase down a first grand slam title at the Australian Open.

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Eoin Morgan celebrates victory with his team-mates

Brilliant Buttler fires England to ‘best performance’ under Morgan

Eoin Morgan hailed Jos Buttler’s role in the series-clinching victory over Australia and declared England’s performance the best of his captaincy.

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Anthony Martial, right, has earned Jose Mourinho's praise (Dave Thompson/PA Images)

Mourinho hails Anthony Martial improvement

In-form Manchester United winger Anthony Martial has taken a big stride forward this term in the eyes of boss Jose Mourinho.

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England?s Tommy Fleetwood holds the trophy after he won the Abu Dhabi Championship

Tommy Fleetwood triumphs again in Abu Dhabi

Tommy Fleetwood admitted he had been determined to retain his hunger after successfully defending the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Nick Kyrgios (left) and Grigor Dimitrov shared an intense moment at the night after their memorable clash

Nick Kyrgios backs Grigor Dimitrov to win Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios told Grigor Dimitrov to believe he can win the Australian Open after the Bulgarian came out on top of a fierce battle under the lights on Rod Laver Arena.

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Mark Wood celebrates the wicket of Steve Smith

Steve Smith denies using lip balm on ball

Australia captain Steve Smith shut down one controversy and stoked another as his side slipped to a third straight one-day defeat against England.

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Grigor Dimitrov, pictured, defeated Nick Kyrgios in a drama-filled clash at Melbourne Park

Grigor Dimitrov sets up Kyle Edmund clash with Nick Kyrgios win

Grigor Dimitrov came out on top of a fierce struggle against Nick Kyrgios to set up a clash with Kyle Edmund in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

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Kyle Edmund is through to his first grand slam quarter-final at the Australian Open

Australian Open – day seven wrap

Kyle Edmund became the first British man apart from Andy Murray to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals in 33 years with a four-set victory over Andreas Seppi on Sunday.

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea ? Premier League ? AMEX Stadium

Eden Hazard wants more of the same after scintillating Chelsea display

Eden Hazard has urged Chelsea to replicate their “brilliant” display at Brighton over the rest of the season.

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Australia England ODI Cricket

Jos Buttler ton inspires England to series-clinching win in Sydney

Jos Buttler’s magnificent century steered England to a series-clinching victory in the third one-day international against Australia.

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Arsenal v Crystal Palace ? Premier League ? Emirates Stadium

Laurent Koscielny hails confidence-boosting win for Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny believes Arsenal needed their victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday to restore the confidence lost following a poor run of results.

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Video Assistant Referee

IFAB expected to vote on recommendation to roll out VARs across world football

The roll-out of video assistant referees (VARs) throughout professional football will move one step closer on Monday when the game’s law-makers meet in Zurich.

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England celebrate victory

Australia v England – Story of the match

Jos Buttler’s magnificent century steered England to a series-clinching victory in the third one-day international against Australia.

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Kyle Edmund and his mighty forehand are through to the quarter-finals in Melbourne

Kyle Edmund not content with quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund reached his first grand slam quarter-final at the Australian Open and believes he can go all the way.

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Watford are on the hunt for another new manager

Who will replace Marco Silva as Watford boss?

Watford are looking for their 10th manager in seven years following the sacking of Marco Silva on Sunday.

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Marco Silva has been sacked by Watford

Marco Silva sacked by Watford

Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, saying the “unwarranted approach” from Premier League rivals Everton was “the catalyst” for the decision.

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England v Sri Lanka ? Royal London One Day International Series ? First One Day International ? Trent Bridge

Jos Buttler masterclass leaves England on course for series-clinching victory

Jos Buttler struck a magnificent century, leaving England defending 303 against Australia in the third one-day international at Sydney.

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Sam Allardyce

Back-to-basics approach has stopped working, admits Toffees boss Allardyce

Sam Allardyce’s back-to-basics plan has lost its way at Everton and the manager has urged the players to refocus to avoid a slide back into relegation trouble.

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