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Fresh blood has Alun Wyn Jones believing in Wales’s big gameplan

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Wales, coming out of a World Cup, should start strongly against Ireland and the lock believes his side have an even better package for the Six NationsWales have become slow starters to international campaigns, the players needing time to take the step up from the regional game, but not in a Six Nations campaign after a World Cup when they regather a few weeks after spending five months together as a squad. They won the grand slam in 2008 and ... more

The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup | Owen Gibson

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Although buoyed by their mega TV deal, Premier League clubs and even the big two in Spain may soon struggle to compete financially with the riches on offer in the new eastern powerhouse despite the market turmoilA mildly bemused Jackson Martínez being paraded before the cameras at Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao following his £31m move from Atlético Madrid, part-owned by the Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin. A gurning Sergio Agüero squeezing between David Cameron and the Chinese president, Xi Jingping, for a ... more

Eddie Jones’s brave new world gives way to unspectacular efficiency | Andy Bull

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England’s post-World Cup revolution got off to a slow start in the Six Nations opener against Scotland as new coach focused on just getting the job doneTwo hours before kick-off, England’s players gathered into a motley huddle by Murrayfield’s west stand. They were running a little late, because their bus had spent the last part of its journey crawling along at a funereal pace, following a band of bagpipers into the ground. Outside, it was an icy cold, stone-grey day, ... more

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards is the loser who has a lesson for us all | Emma John

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A biopic of the inept and ungainly Olympic ski jumper produced by Matthew Vaughn and released this month, has reaffirmed the Briton’s sporting X-factorA suave British superspy is rescuing a captive from a mountain hideout. Leaping on a snowmobile, the secret agent races down the slopes with daredevil brilliance, dodging bullets, leading his pursuers towards the mountain’s edge. “Don’t worry,” he tells his terrified passenger with a cocky grin, “I’ve done this before” – and off they fly, over the ... more

Panthers Too Good, Versatile for Broncos No. 1 Defense

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The Denver Broncos and their top defense haven't seen anything quite like Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, the No. 1 scoring offense in the league


Bulls' Butler to miss game with sprained knee

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Bulls' Butler to miss game with sprained knee

10 Things to Know: Lakers at Spurs (2/6/16)

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10 Things to Know: Lakers at Spurs (2/6/16)
Kobe Bryant's scorching streak and more to know before the Lakers visit the Spurs.

Hobbled Bulls lose big lead down the stretch in Denver

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Hobbled Bulls lose big lead down the stretch in Denver
By Sam Smith | 6.6.2016 | 1:10 p.m. And then there was one.

Keeping Score: Cleveland Cavaliers, Trying to Speed Things Up, Find That Change Is Coming Slowly

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Keeping Score: Cleveland Cavaliers, Trying to Speed Things Up, Find That Change Is Coming Slowly
A closer look at the numbers reveals that the transition from David Blatt to Tyronn Lue has not exactly been a paradigm shift in style ... more

On Pro Basketball: Knicks Scuffle, Regress and Look Inward as Losses Mount

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On Pro Basketball: Knicks Scuffle, Regress and Look Inward as Losses Mount
As the losses pile up, the pressure is growing on the players and especially Coach Derek Fisher to keep the Knicks relevant this season.
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Future Fans Will Live the Super Bowl, Not Watch It

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In 2066 when the Super Bowl celebrates its 100th anniversary fans will not just watch the National Football League's championship game - they will live ... more

Panthers Too Good, Versatile for Broncos No. 1 Defense

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The Denver Broncos and their top defense haven't seen anything quite like Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, the No. 1 scoring offense in the ... more

Denver Brings Dominant Defense Into Super Bowl 50

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Peyton Manning wanted to make one thing perfectly clear when he arrived in the Golden Gate City for the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl: ... more

Teams Fit, Raring to Go for Super Bowl 50

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The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos gathered at Levi's Stadium for team pictures on Saturday after proclaiming themselves fit and raring to go for Super ... more

Teammates, Coaches Say Cam Newton's Success Not by Accident

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Cam Newton didn't just stumble into becoming the NFL's best player.

Sports Briefing | Hockey: Lightning Dominate Penguins

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The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3, for their eighth consecutive home win.

Rangers Rookie Dylan McIlrath Makes a Big Impression

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Rangers Rookie Dylan McIlrath Makes a Big Impression
Dylan McIlrath, a 6-foot-5 defenseman with flying fists and a heavy shot, is learning about the N.H.L. game whether he is on the ice or ... more

Maple Leafs 3, Devils 2 | Shootout: Maple Leafs Edge Devils as Coach Mike Babcock Celebrates Milestone

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P. A. Parenteau scored in a shootout, capping a comeback by Toronto in its coach’s 1,000th N.H.L. game.

N.H.L. Roundup: Bruins Need Shootout to Notch Comeback Victory Over Sabres

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Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the shootout to give Boston a lift.

Rangers 4, Wild 2: Down by Two, Rangers Rally and Double the Wild’s Score

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Rangers 4, Wild 2: Down by Two, Rangers Rally and Double the Wild’s Score
Derick Brassard set up the tying goal and scored the game-winner early in the third period as the Rangers won their fourth straight home game.

Jesse Chavez Beats Blue Jays in Arbitration, Awarded $4M

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Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings.

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Reds Prospect Is Suspended

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Juan Duran, an outfield prospect for the Cincinnati Reds, has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for three ... more

Undefeated Mexico Tops Puerto Rico in Caribbean Series

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Outfielders Jeremias Pineda and Justin Greene had RBI doubles during a six-run eighth inning, and Mexico's undefeated Mazatlan Venados beat Puerto Rico's Santurce Cangrejeros 8-4 ... more

AP NewsBreak: AP Source: Arrieta, Cubs Agree at $10.7M

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A person familiar with the negotiations says Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the highest ... more

Reds Outfield Prospect Duran Suspended for Positive Test

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Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Juan Duran has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season under Major League Baseball's drug program following a ... more

Louis van Gaal says José Mourinho to Manchester United link is nonsense

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• Manchester United manager says family have found speculation difficult• Van Gaal denies hiring security and defends Old Trafford tenureLouis van Gaal has described speculation ... more

Arsène Wenger revelling in pressure but admits Arsenal need to win

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• Wenger acutely conscious of the need to beat Bournemouth away on Sunday• Arsenal have now gone four games without a win in the Premier ... more

Dutch masters Guus Hiddink and Louis van Gaal come face to face

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Who will paint the prettier picture when Chelsea are at home to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday?At Wembley in 2009, in the ... more

England set the tone for Eddie Jones... Six Nations victory over Scotland wasn't pretty but new regime lay down marker in Murrayfield opener

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England set the tone for Eddie Jones... Six Nations victory over Scotland wasn't pretty but new regime lay down marker in Murrayfield opener
OLIVER HOLT AT MURRAYFIELD: The first game of the Six Nations was about change. It was about the start of Jones’ reign and putting some ... more

Scotland 9-15 England PLAYER RATINGS: Billy Vunipola shines but Greig Laidlaw has day to forget in Six Nations opener

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Scotland 9-15 England PLAYER RATINGS: Billy Vunipola shines but Greig Laidlaw has day to forget in Six Nations opener
England opened up Eddie Jones reign as head coach with a Six Nations win over Scotland. Here, Sportsmail's STEVEN DONN and WILL KELLEHER rate all ... more

Wales expect Irish aerial barrage

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Wales expect to be tested by high ball tactics in windy conditions in their Six Nations opener against Ireland, says Shaun Edwards.

VIDEO: Jones: England set piece won the game

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New head coach Eddie Jones says his side's set-piece play "won the game" as England beat Scotland 15-9 at Murrayfield.

Leicester 3-10 Sale

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Josh Beaumont scores the only try as Sale inflict a first home Premiership defeat of the season on Leicester.

Harlequins 23-27 Northampton

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Ben Foden scores a last-gasp try as Northampton beat Harlequins to end their unbeaten home run at The Stoop.

England beat SA for 2-0 series lead

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England beat South Africa by five wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match one-day international series.

Ko, Jang Try to Take Their Duel the Distance in Florida

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Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday morning to share the lead with Ha Na Jang going into the afternoon final round at the ... more
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Willett Leads in Dubai as McIlroy Makes Late Charge

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Briton Danny Willett shot a sparkling third-round 65 to lead the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday and Rory McIlroy stayed in contention to retain his ... more
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Willett Leads in Dubai After Third Round

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Danny Willett shot a second successive round of seven-under par 65 to enjoy a one-shot advantage on top of the Dubai Desert Classic leaderboard after ... more
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James Hahn Has Fun, Shoots 65 to Take Phoenix Open Lead

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James Hahn left his tee shot short and right on the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, drawing boos from the rowdy fans on the ... more
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Ko, Jang Share Third-Round Lead at Coates Championship

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World number one Lydia Ko shrugged off a late rules scare to earn a share of the third-round lead with Jang Ha-na at the Coates ... more
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England beat SA for 2-0 series lead

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England beat South Africa by five wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match one-day international series.

Ireland ease to T20 victory over PNG

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Gary Wilson blasts six sixes in a top score of 45 as Ireland cruise to a five-wicket T20 win over Papua New Guinea in Townsville.

Mumbai buy Buttler in IPL auction

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England's Jos Buttler has been bought for £385,000 by Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League auction.

VIDEO: New England coach refreshing - Edwards

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England captain Charlotte Edwards describes the arrival of new coach Mark Robinson as "refreshing" ahead of their ICC's Women's Championship matches against South Africa.

Amir takes hat-trick for Karachi

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Mohammad Amir claims a hat-trick for Karachi Kings in the second match of the inaugural Pakistan Super League in Duabi.
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