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Froome may miss 2015 Tour de France

Chris Froome may opt out of the 2015 Tour de France and target a Giro d'Italia-Vuelta a Espana double instead.

ICC powerless to help in dispute

The International Cricket Council has admitted it "does not have the power to intervene" in the high-stakes dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Murray unconvincing in Valencia

Andy Murray opened his Valencia Open challenge with a 6-3 6-3 win over Jurgen Melzer, although his performance failed to inspire in the Spanish city.

Lancaster opts for consistency

England head coach Stuart Lancaster insists the selection of his fly-halves for next month's QBE Series is based on consistency rather than the "flash stuff".

England hopeful over Tuilagi injury

England are refusing to rule Manu Tuilagi out of next month's autumn internationals despite Leicester insisting his groin injury will prevent him playing any role.

Late double boosts Arsenal

Substitute Lukas Podolski netted a dramatic late winner as Arsenal came from behind with two goals in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht 2-1 and hand manager Arsene Wenger a 65th birthday to remember at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

UEFA considers new stadium ban idea

UEFA may order clubs to allow only women and children into European matches as punishment for racist behaviour by fans after deciding to take no action against CSKA Moscow for apparently having fans inside the closed stadium against Manchester City.

Olympic Stadium cost soars

The cost of renovating the Olympic Stadium ahead of West Ham's 2016 move will rise by £35.9million but the extra funding will not be paid for by either the Hammers or the taxpayer.

Serena cringing after crushing loss

Serena Williams admitted she was embarrassed by her crushing 6-0 6-2 defeat to Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in Singapore, her heaviest loss in 16 years.

FA probe Jerome racism allegations

The Football Association has confirmed it is investigating allegations by Norwich striker Cameron Jerome that he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Pistorius beginning jail sentence

Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp - but he could be out of prison after less than a year.

Improved Shenton ready to shine

Michael Shenton will relaunch his international career as a "more rounded player" when England get the 2014 Four Nations Series under way this weekend.

BCCI issue strong response

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given a hard line response to the abandoned West Indies tour, announcing it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board and suspend all future series between the nations.

Hasi: Don't underestimate Arsenal

Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi believes it would be a mistake to underestimate Arsenal in their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

City pegged back in Moscow

Manchester City surrendered a two-goal lead as they again stuttered on the Champions League stage, drawing 2-2 amid more controversy at CSKA Moscow.

Kenny leads strong GB squad

Three-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny leads a near-full-strength Great Britain squad to the opening Track World Cup event of the season in Mexico next month.

Tarpischev issues apology

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.

Graham to lead England out

James Graham will lead England in the opening match of the Four Nations Series against Samoa in Brisbane on Saturday after newly-appointed captain Sean O'Loughlin was ruled out through injury.

Nadal beats appendicitis to win

Rafael Nadal returned to winning ways just a fortnight after being diagnosed with appendicitis.

Williams makes winning start

Defending champion Serena Williams opened the WTA Finals with her 16th consecutive victory at the end-of-season tournament.

Tiernan-Locke hoping for return

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who is currently serving a two-year doping suspension, is not ready to quit racing just yet.

IOC wants answers in Williams row

The International Olympic Committee is to seek an explanation from Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for his derogatory comments about Serena and Venus Williams.

Ilonen elated after fine Finnish

Mikko Ilonen hailed the best year of his career after becoming the first Finnish player to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship with a hard-fought victory over top seed and good friend Henrik Stenson.

Rodgers full of praise for Sterling

Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling's "courage and cleverness" in providing the perfect riposte to "unfortunate" criticism of his England omission as Liverpool tiptoed to a 3-2 victory at QPR.

Ospreys open with Treviso trouncing

The Ospreys opened their Champions Cup campaign in emphatic fashion by posting a bonus point 42-7 victory over outclassed Liberty Stadium visitors Treviso.

Leinster fight back for Wasps win

Leinster came through a tough first examination in the Champions Cup as they edged out Wasps 25-20 at the RDS Arena.

Walters earns Stoke win

Jonathan Walters' first Barclays Premier League goal of the season completed a come-from-behind 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britannia Stadium.

Caulker calamity costs Redknapp

Steven Caulker's own goal condemned QPR to a crushing 3-2 defeat at home to Liverpool, rooting Harry Redknapp's men to the foot of the Barclays Premier League table.

London calling for Murray

Andy Murray moved closer to booking his place in the end-of-season ATP Tour Finals by reaching the final of the Erste Open in Vienna on Saturday.

Evans shows no remorse over rape

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has said he is "ashamed" of his actions - but expressed no remorse for his crime as he continues to protest his innocence.

Pellegrini hails four-star Aguero

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed the performance of Sergio Aguero after the striker's four-goal demolition of Tottenham.

Mourinho refuses to call the title

Jose Mourinho believes his unbeaten Chelsea side would be champions elect in any other championship than the Premier League after their scintillating start to the season.

Wenger: We blame ourselves

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side only had themselves to blame after having to battle back to secure a 2-2 draw against Hull with a stoppage-time equaliser from Danny Welbeck at the Emirates Stadium.

Poyet embarrassed by rout

Gus Poyet was left bemoaning the most embarrassing moment of his football career after his Sunderland side were hammered 8-0 at Southampton.

Clough 'can't comment on Evans'

Nigel Clough flat-batted questions about Sheffield United re-signing convicted rapist Ched Evans on a day which saw factions of the club's fans sing their support for the striker.

Classical Aguero inspires City

Sergio Aguero delivered the performance Mauricio Pochettino feared as he fired all four goals in Manchester City's dramatic 4-1 win over 10-man Tottenham.

No let-up from Mourinho's Blues

Oscar and Cesc Fabregas scored sublime goals as Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea overcame troublesome obstacles in winning a fiery derby with Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Welbeck salvages point for Gunners

Danny Welbeck netted a stoppage-time equaliser as injury-hit Arsenal fought back to draw 2-2 against Hull at the Emirates Stadium.

Magpies sorry for delay

Newcastle have apologised to fans after kick-off in their Barclays Premier League clash with Leicester was delayed by an hour.

Cilic secures London spot

US Open champion Marin Cilic has become the fifth player to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.

Mourinho ponders role reversal

Jose Mourinho suggested he would have been given a stadium ban had he been the perpetrator, rather than the victim, of Arsene Wenger's push.

Murray through to semi-finals

Andy Murray is a step closer to qualifying for the end of season ATP World Tour finals after reaching the semi-finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna following a straight sets win over Jan-Lennard Struff.

Evans to speak after prison release

Footballer Ched Evans will make a "very personal and profound statement" next week following his release from jail after serving half of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel.

Mourinho: I would have been banned

Jose Mourinho suggested he would have been given a stadium ban had he been the perpetrator, rather than the victim, of Arsene Wenger's push.

Report publication 'not possible'

The judge who will rule on the investigation into World Cup bidding has said the full report will not be published, despite numerous figures in football calling for it to be made public.

Carter reaches final on return

Ali Carter will tackle Shaun Murphy in the final of the General Cup in Hong Kong on Saturday after making an impressive return to snooker.

Gatlin misses out on IAAF award

Justin Gatlin has failed to make the three-man shortlist for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award.

League wary of Labour proposals

The Football League has sounded a note of caution over Labour's proposals for fans to have a new right to representation on their club's board and the chance to buy up to 10 per cent of the shares.

Rodgers: I did not pressure Hodgson

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has denied that the club put pressure on England boss Roy Hodgson to rest Raheem Sterling for the Three Lions' Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia on Sunday.

Labour promise more power for fans

Football fans will be given a new right to representation on their club's board and the chance to buy up to 10 per cent of its shares if Labour wins the general election.

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