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England’s James Vince intends to make himself a household name in Australia

James Vince intends to ensure everyone in Australia knows who he is for the rest of this winter’s Ashes.

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Sehrou Guirassy scores the only goal from the penalty spot ( John Walton/Empics)

Arsenal to top Europa League group despite defeat in Cologne

Arsenal fell to defeat at Cologne on Thursday night but will still progress into the knockout stages of the Europa League as Group H winners.

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Wayne Rooney and his Everton team-mates stand dejected after conceding the second goal (Peter Byrne/PA)

Everton continue to slide as five-star Atalanta serve up Europa League hammering

Everton’s season – like their search for a manager – continues to drift apparently rudderless after an insipid display in the 5-1 defeat against Atalanta.

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England captain Dylan Hartley will start on the bench against Samoa (Steve Parsons/PA)

Hartley on England bench for Samoa clash as Jones gives full debut to George

England will enter Saturday’s climax to the autumn series against Samoa without Dylan Hartley at the helm for the first time in a Test under Eddie Jones.

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A campaign by Ebbsfleet United helped raise money for Prostate Cancer UK with a special edition 'Mambo No5' shirt

Lou Bega loves Ebbsfleet’s own Mambo No5

Ebbsfleet United finally made defender Yado Mambo their honorary number five – and after becoming the talk of Twitter to help raise more than £1,500 for the fight against prostate cancer, it could even end up with Lou Bega making a trip to Stonebridge Road.

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Desmond King returns an interception for a touchdown for the Los Angeles Chargers

Cowboys suffer more misery with home defeat to Chargers

Dak Prescott threw a pair of interceptions – after getting picked off three times last week – as the Dallas Cowboys lost 28-6 to the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Jake Ball in the nets ahead of the first Test in Brisbane (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Ball hopes for early England breakthrough on day three of Ashes first Test

Seamer Jake Ball believes early wickets will be the key to swing the momentum in England’s favour on day three after Steve Smith’s unbeaten half-century rescued the hosts at the Gabba.

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Steve Smith helped settle Australia with the hosts' first half-century of the 2017-18 Ashes series (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Steve Smith settles Australia on intriguing second day of the Ashes

The Ashes delivered on its pre-series hype as Australia captain Steve Smith edged an epic battle of will and skill with England’s bowlers on an absorbing second day at the Gabba.

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Oumar Niasse

Hodgson feels vindicated over Niasse diving ban

Roy Hodgson feels vindicated by the two-match ban dished out to Everton striker Oumar Niasse for diving but admits it does not help Crystal Palace’s cause.

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Tyson Fury reveals bloated torso after training with Ricky Hatton

Tyson Fury showed he still has some way to go before the prospect of a mouthwatering showdown with Anthony Joshua becomes a reality after revealing his bloated torso on social media.

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James Vince hit his maiden Test half-century for England before falling for 83 (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Ashes day one – story of the match

James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England’s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on day one of the Ashes.

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Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur ? UEFA Champions League ? Group H ? Signal Iduna Park

Harry Kane says Spurs fear no-one in Europe

Harry Kane claims Tottenham now fear no-one in the Champions League and says they relish taking down Europe’s biggest clubs.

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Neymar celebrates scoring his second goal of the night (Adam Davy/Empics)

Paris St Germain outclass Celtic in seven-goal rout

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.

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Romelu Lukaku has provided 70 points for his managers

Romelu Lukaku losing popularity in Fantasy Premier League

Romelu Lukaku’s reign as Fantasy Premier League’s must-have player could soon come to an end.

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Widnes half-back Rangi Chase has been banned for two years after testing positive for cocaine (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Chase banned for two years by UK Anti-Doping after testing positive for cocaine

Widnes half-back Rangi Chase has been banned for two years after testing positive for cocaine.

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Jack Kennedy celebrates after winning aboard Outlander at Down Royal

Jack Kennedy expecting Outlander to thrive on Betfair Chase mission

Jack Kennedy is confident testing conditions will hold no fears for Outlander in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

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Hamilton and Vettel trade playful jibes ahead of F1 season finale

Lewis Hamilton aimed a jibe at Sebastian Vettel after the German joked his rival did not have to overtake anyone en route to winning his fourth world championship.

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British and Irish Lions Training Session ? Beetham Park

Hamstring injury sidelines Robbie Henshaw for Ireland clash against Argentina

Ireland must face Argentina without midfield linchpin Robbie Henshaw after the British and Irish Lions centre suffered a hamstring strain in training.

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Mauricio Pochettino

‘I am the boss’ says Pochettino as he plays down Rose’s derby anger

Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated that he is the boss at Tottenham but is pleased Danny Rose showed emotion after missing out on last weekend’s north London derby.

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Wales coach Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland thinks exposure to the All Blacks on Lions duty will help Wales

Warren Gatland believes Wales’ players will benefit from regular exposure against New Zealand as they prepare to tackle the world champions on Saturday.

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