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Dylan Hartley is a contender for the Lions captaincy, insists Sir Ian McGeechan

Former British and Irish Lions head coach Sir Ian McGeechan believes Dylan Hartley remains a contender to be captain for this summer's tour to New Zealand.

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Pat Perez predicts Tiger Woods will not play again

American golfer Pat Perez believes Tiger Woods will not play again after being forced to pull out of last month's Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms.

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IAAF permits three Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag

Three Russian athletes have been declared eligible to compete internationally under a neutral flag by the IAAF's Doping Review Board, the governing body has announced.

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Mike Catt's return to Twickenham with Italy adds spice to Six Nations clash

Mike Brown will welcome Mike Catt back to Twickenham despite knowing that England's former skills coach might still hold some key inside information on the RBS 6 Nations champions.

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt backs Johnny Sexton to fire against France

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has tipped Johnny Sexton to shake off his latest injury absence and complete yet another comeback victory over France on Saturday.

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Olympian Max Whitlock reveals the Queen is a fan of gymnastics

The Queen loves watching gymnastics, according to Olympic star Max Whitlock who was appointed an MBE for his services to the sport.

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Lewis Hamilton not missing Nico Rosberg as he looks to new season with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he will not miss Nico Rosberg and has drawn a line under last season's championship defeat to his long-term rival.

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Sailor Sir Ben Ainslie nearly turned to Sir Chris Hoy's pedal power

Sir Ben Ainslie contemplated calling on Sir Chris Hoy for help in his bid to win Great Britain's first America's Cup in 166 years.

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BT Sport to broadcast FIFA 17 finals as e-Sports' rise continues

BT Sport has agreed a deal with EA Sports to broadcast people playing FIFA 17, the UK's most popular video game, for the first time on British and Irish television.

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Lutalo Muhammad using Rio 'tough pill' to fuel Tokyo Olympics gold mission

Lutalo Muhammad will never forget the agony of the last-second defeat that cost him Olympic taekwondo gold but has no doubt his story can have a fairytale ending in Tokyo.

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David Haye calls for protective barrier to prevent another Tony Bellew brawl

David Haye has demanded a protective barrier to be kept between him and Tony Bellew until they fight next Saturday.

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Mourinho expects United duo Mkhitaryan and Carrick to miss EFL Cup final

Jose Mourinho expects influential Manchester United duo Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick to miss the EFL Cup final through injury.

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Jaco Van Zyl hoping to end wait for European Tour win at Joburg Open

South Africa's Jaco Van Zyl feels he is finally ready to win on the European Tour ahead of this week's Joburg Open.

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Manchester United secure Europa League progress against St Etienne at a cost

Manchester United secured Europa League progress at a cost, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan limping off shortly after opening the scoring against St Etienne to put his EFL Cup final hopes in jeopardy.

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Yates brothers to miss Tour de France to focus on Giro and Vuelta

Adam and Simon Yates will sit out this year's Tour de France to concentrate on the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana, their Orica-Scott team have announced.

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Joe Marler thankful for successful England return after break from rugby

Joe Marler is enjoying his rebirth as an England player after admitting that at one stage last year he "didn't care" about rugby.

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Jose Mourinho: No guarantees Wayne Rooney will end season at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho cannot guarantee that Wayne Rooney will end the season at Manchester United despite the manager's desire to keep hold of his captain.

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UK Sport stand by decision to cut funding of seven Olympic and Paralympic sports

UK Sport bosses have denied being "brutal" in their choices about which sports to back with public money for Tokyo 2020 and warned that the funding landscape is only going to get tougher.

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UK Sport accuses British Cycling of covering up a 2012 report into bullying

UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has accused British Cycling of covering up an internal report into athlete welfare in the Great Britain cycling team in 2012.

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UK Anti-Doping appoints retired police chief Trevor Pearce as new chairman

Trevor Pearce, one of Britain's most senior policemen over the last 20 years, has been appointed as the new chairman of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

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