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Premier League opts against Christmas Eve matches

The Premier League has opted against staging fixtures on Christmas Eve.

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Norman Williamson is all smiles after winning at Punchestown on Pallasator (Niall Carson/PA)

Norman Williamson storms home on Pallasator in Punchestown legends race

Norman Williamson rolled back the years at Punchestown as Pallasator emerged a dominant winner of the John Shortt Legends Challenge Race.

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Floyd Mayweather won all 50 of his professional fights (Scott Heavey/PA)

Floyd Mayweather still in perfect shape despite retiring from boxing

Could Floyd Mayweather come out of retirement again?

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Kristian Thomas (Nigel French/PA)

Olympic bronze medallist Kristian Thomas retires from gymnastics

Olympic bronze medallist Kristian Thomas has announced his retirement from gymnastics.

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Fernando Alonso (Martin Rickett/PA)

Fernando Alonso staying with McLaren for 2018

Fernando Alonso will remain at McLaren next season after signing a new contract with the British team.

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Death Duty was one of six winners for trainer Gordon Elliott at Punchestown (Niall Carson/PA)

Six of the best for Gordon Elliott at Punchestown

Gordon Elliott dominated proceedings on a high-class card at Punchestown, winning six of the eight races.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan was in action in Barnsley (Simon Cooper/PA)

Ronnie O’Sullivan unfazed by stage invader at English Open

Ronnie O’Sullivan had to deal with a stage invader after booking his place in the fourth round of the English Open.

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Daniel Sturridge and Nathaniel Clyne put their signing to the test in 'Carpool Karaoke' (Nigel French/PA)

Liverpool quartet hit the high notes

FAO Simon Cowell… We may have found you a new boy band.

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Mark Sampson was sacked by England last month (Mike Egerton/PA)

Sports minister urges FA to learn lessons after Mark Sampson affair

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has described the Football Association’s handling of the crisis surrounding ex-England women’s team manager Mark Sampson as a “sorry saga”.

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Lewis Hamilton (Toru Takahashi/AP)

Lewis Hamilton unlikely to kneel for anthem but backs protest movement

Lewis Hamilton has launched a veiled attack on President Donald Trump on the eve of the United States Grand Prix – but says he has rowed back on plans to protest during the Star-Spangled Banner.

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Alex Lozowski has been rewarded with a new deal (Paul Harding/PA)

Alex Lozowski signs Saracens contract extension

England international back Alex Lozowski has agreed a contract extension with Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens.

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Celtic were outclassed in Munich (Steven Paston/Empics)

Three and easy for Bayern as Celtic ruthlessly brushed aside in Munich

Celtic discovered Bayern Munich are still very much a European force as the Hoops suffered a 3-0 drubbing in their Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena.

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Hugo Lloris was at his best against Real Madrid on Tuesday (John Walton/PA)

Hugo Lloris feels vindicated by decision to stick with Tottenham

Hugo Lloris feels his decision to stay at Tottenham has been justified by the team’s remarkable progress under Mauricio Pochettino.

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Nemanja Matic has enjoyed an impressive start to life at Manchester United (Richard Sellers/PA)

Jose Mourinho is the best because he is never satisfied – Nemanja Matic

Jose Mourinho’s appetite for success means “sometimes it isn’t easy to work with” the Manchester United manager, but Nemanja Matic has never played under a better boss.

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Eden Hazard puts Chelsea 2-0 up (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Eden Hazard rescues Chelsea after Roma roar back at Stamford Bridge

Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea battled to a 3-3 draw with Roma to stay top of Champions League Group C.

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Paul Pogba looks to be closing in on a return for Manchester United (Martin Rickett/PA)

Paul Pogba steps up his recovery

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba looks to be closing in on a return from injury after posting a video of himself doing sprint drills.

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Mile Svilar could not prevent the ball crossing the line (Nick Potts/Empics)

Marcus Rashford stuns Benfica record-breaker as Manchester United win in Lisbon

Manchester United continued their charge towards the Champions League knock-out phase as Benfica’s Mile Svilar, the competition’s youngest-ever goalkeeper, was embarrassed by a Marcus Rashford free-kick.

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Prince William jokes with West Ham captain Mark Noble (Arthur Edwards/PA)

‘Right colours, wrong team!’ – Villa fan Prince William cracks West Ham joke

Former Prime Minister David Cameron famously mixed up the two claret and blue clubs but Prince William did not make the same mistake when presented with West Ham shirts for his children.

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Eniola Aluko answers questions in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (PA)

Eni Aluko accuses FA chief of borderline ‘blackmail’ on her day of vindication

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has denied trying to “blackmail” Eni Aluko into making a statement that the governing body is not institutionally racist.

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Cesar Azpilicueta admits Chelsea are in a bit of a rut (Tim Goode/PA)

The mood at the moment is not the best – Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted morale at Chelsea is low due to their three-match winless run.

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