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Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett successfully appeal against red cards

Newcastle duo Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett have had their suspensions withdrawn after being sent off in Friday's defeat to Nottingham Forest.

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Sammy Lee leaves job as England assistant as Southgate seeks own man

Sammy Lee has left his role as England assistant as manager Gareth Southgate begins the process of building his own backroom team.

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Northampton stand down George North until head assessment by independent expert

George North will not play for Northampton again until he has been assessed by an independent expert in head injuries.

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Colin Montgomerie backs Thomas Bjorn to be success as Europe Ryder Cup captain

Colin Montgomerie has backed Thomas Bjorn to be a success as Europe's Ryder Cup captain, saying the Dane was "the obvious choice".

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Damian Collins calls for full disclosure of FA's sex abuse inquiry

Damian Collins, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport committee, has backed the Football Association's decision to widen its inquiry into historic sexual abuse in the game but said the final report must be made public.

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QPR taking 'very seriously' allegations of sexual abuse against former employee

QPR have said they take "very seriously" allegations of historical sexual abuse made against former employee Chris Gieler and will cooperate in any investigation.

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Lions boss Warren Gatland could summon coaching big guns for All Blacks series

Former England internationals Andy Farrell and Steve Borthwick look set to be among the assistant coaches announced on Wednesday for next summer's British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

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Defender Alderweireld in line for Spurs return after injury lay-off

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will return for their final Champions League group game against CSKA Moscow.

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South Africa-born Keaton Jennings feels 'very English' as Test debut beckons

Keaton Jennings is thankful he got one of the hardest decisions of his life right - when he committed his cricket future to England.

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Sunderland lose forward Duncan Watmore to cruciate ligament blow

Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore is set to miss the rest of the season after scans revealed a cruciate ligament injury suffered in Saturday's win over Leicester.

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Marathon runner Callum Hawkins first British athlete selected for London 2017

Marathon runner Callum Hawkins has become the first British athlete to be selected for next summer's World Championships in London.

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London Stadium dimensions may hold key to it hosting 2019 World Cup games

The exact dimensions of the London Stadium, formerly the Olympic Stadium, may hold the key as to whether it has any prospect of hosting matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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IPTL's money worries delay Federer comeback

Roger Federer's comeback has been delayed after it was announced he will no longer be playing in the International Premier Tennis League.

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Mercedes consider McLaren driver Fernando Alonso as Nico Rosberg replacement

Mercedes are considering Fernando Alonso as a replacement for retiring world champion Nico Rosberg.

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I've still got so much more to achieve, says Paralympic hero Cox

The terms inspirational and role model are bandied about all too easily in sport, but Kadeena Cox is worthy of and lives up to the descriptions.

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Klay Thompson helps himself to career-best 60 points as Warriors run riot

Klay Thompson rewrote the record books with a stunning performance in the Golden State Warriors' 142-106 hammering of the Indiana Pacers.

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French Grand Prix returning to F1 calendar in 2018 after 10-year absence

The French Grand Prix will return to Formula One after a 10-year absence in 2018, organisers have announced.

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Sepp Blatter appears to have conceded defeat in bid to return to football

Sepp Blatter appears to have conceded defeat in his bid to return to football after failing in a challenge over his six-year ban.

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Mark Selby sets a standard Ronnie O'Sullivan can't match to win UK Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan accepts Mark Selby is setting a staggeringly high standard in snooker after the world number one added the UK Championship title to his Crucible crown.

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Leeds considering legal action against wantaway hooker James Segeyaro

Leeds have put a £250,000 valuation on James Segeyaro and are considering legal action over his decision to renege on his contract with the club to remain in Australia.

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