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England move Bairstow up batting order to number six for third Ashes Test

England have moved Jonny Bairstow one place up the batting order to number six in an otherwise unchanged line-up for the third Ashes Test.

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Milk and water are claimed to have been thrown at Jose Mourinho (left) after a reported confrontation with City goalkeeper Ederson (Mike Egerton/EMPICS)

Jose Mourinho: Old Trafford fracas down to ‘diversity in education’

Jose Mourinho insists his players behaved in the right way during a post-derby fracas that led the Manchester United manager to question Manchester City’s “behaviour” and “education”.

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James McArthur struck late on for Palace (Adam Davy/PA)

Late goals lift Crystal Palace out of relegation zone

Crystal Palace climbed out of the Premier League’s bottom three after completing their recovery from a goal down in stoppage time to earn a vital 2-1 victory over Watford’s 10 men.

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Thomas Lemar

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Chelsea are reportedly considering entering the race to sign Monaco star Thomas Lemar in January, alongside Liverpool and Arsenal. The France midfielder turned down a move to the Premier League in August but, according to the Daily Mail, reports in France claim the Premier League champions are set to bid £80million next month.

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England nets at the WACA

Frustrated Joe Root wants England players to lay off the beers

Frustrated Joe Root has told his England players to ditch the beers for much-needed runs and wickets in perhaps the most important match of their lives.

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Pep Guardiola was unwilling to comment on the details of the alleged melee (Martin Rickett/PA)

Pep Guardiola ready to say sorry to Man Utd for derby celebrations

Pep Guardiola is prepared to apologise to Manchester United if they consider Manchester City’s celebrations after Sunday’s derby excessive.

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Ashley Barnes netted the winner for Burnley (Richard Sellers/Empics)

Burnley stun Stoke at the death to move into top four

Burnley climbed into the Champions League places as Ashley Barnes’ late winner earned them a 1-0 victory over troubled Stoke.

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New York Knicks record overtime win against LA Lakers

The New York Knicks snatched a win in overtime during a closely-fought match against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Gateshead supporters’ mammoth journey ruined by late goal

Who’d be a football fan?

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Jack Wilshere

Hammers boss David Moyes keen on Jack Wilshere deal

West Ham boss David Moyes will consider offering Jack Wilshere a route out of Arsenal in January.

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Chris Froome won his first La Vuelta title in September (PA)

Froome fights for his career after adverse finding for asthma drug at La Vuelta

Chris Froome could miss most of next season after a urine sample he gave at this year’s La Vuelta was found to contain twice the permitted concentration of asthma drug Salbutamol.

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Willian starred for Chelsea  (Tim Goode/Empics)

Willian stars for Chelsea as they impress against Huddersfield

Willian scored one and made two others as Chelsea finally turned in a display worthy of Premier League champions to win 3-1 at Huddersfield.

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Fury was cleared to return to the ring on Tuesday but needs permission from the BBBC (Nick Potts/PA)

Tyson Fury boxing licence to be considered by British board stewards next month

Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control when its stewards meet in January.

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FAW chief Jonathan Ford will  face a disciplinary commission for comments over the vacant manager's job (Mike Egerton/Empics)

FAW chief Ford to face disciplinary over ‘definitely not English’ comment

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will “definitely” not be English.

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Arsenal record signing Alexandre Lacazette looking for Premier League miracle

Arsenal record signing Alexandre Lacazette looking for Premier League miracle

Striker Alexandre Lacazette admits Arsenal need a “miracle” if they are to win the Premier League this season.

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Mitchell Marsh

Australia set to bring in all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for third Ashes Test

Australia appear almost certain to change their winning team as they replace out-of-form batsman Peter Handscomb with all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in the third Ashes Test.

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Joe Root hopes England can end their dreadful run in Perth (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Root hoping for ‘something special’ from golden generation in third Test

Joe Root is banking on England’s golden generation of senior players providing the spark which will keep his team in the Ashes.

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Tyson Fury has been cleared to fight again immediately (Nick Potts/PA)

Tyson Fury sets his sights on Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight titles

Tyson Fury has set his sights on reclaiming the world heavyweight crown after being cleared to fight again immediately.

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Ostersund's Europa League run will take them to London next year (Michael Sohn/AP)

Manchester United fan keen to end Arsenal’s Europa League hopes

Self-confessed Manchester United fan Jamie Hopcutt has an extra incentive to help Ostersund write another chapter in their remarkable recent history by sinking Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League.

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Sochi Winter Olympic Games ? Day 16

IOC widens Sochi probe as women’s ice hockey team joins Russian roll of shame

The women’s ice hockey squad is the latest Russian team to be disqualified from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi for doping, the International Olympic Committee has announced.

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