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Chris Froome failed urine test at Vuelta

Chris Froome has vowed to provide whatever information is required by the UCI about his use of medication for asthma during the 2017 La Vuelta after a urine test revealed a concentration of Salbutamol double the WADA threshold.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Torquay United

Gateshead supporters’ mammoth journey ruined by late goal

Who’d be a football fan?

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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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James Anderson feels the Ben Duckett incident has been blown out of proportion (Rick Rycroft/AP)

James Anderson: Ben Duckett incident ‘blown out of proportion’

James Anderson believes the incident that saw England Lions batsman Ben Duckett pour a drink over the bowler’s head was “blown out of proportion”.

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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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Chris Gayle lit up the BPL final

Chris Gayle hits 18 sixes to break his own T20 record

Chris Gayle has broken the record for the most sixes in a Twenty20 match, plundering 18 in a score of 146 not out for the Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League.

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Toby Alderweireld was injured against Real Madrid

Alderweireld ruled out until February by hamstring injury – Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will be out until February with a hamstring injury.

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Wimbledon 2017 ? Day Ten ? The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Johanna Konta hoping new coach Michael Joyce can take her to the next level

Johanna Konta believes her new coach Michael Joyce can help restore her mental toughness and steer her closer to winning a first grand slam.

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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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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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Taulupe Faletau is set to miss most of the Six Nations through injury (Joe Giddens/PA)

Taulupe Faletau blow for Wales ahead of Six Nations

Wales could be without star number eight Taulupe Faletau for the whole of this season’s NatWest 6 Nations.

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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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Alastair Cook

How Alastair Cook’s career compares to his peers on his 150th Test

Alastair Cook will become the first Englishman to play 150 Tests when he opens the batting in the third Ashes match in Perth.

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Jose Mourinho is understood to have been involved in heated exchanges with some City players after the derby (Martin Rickett/PA)

FA gives Manchester rivals until Wednesday to explain Old Trafford fracas

The Football Association has given Manchester United and Manchester City until Wednesday to reply to a request for observations following reports of ugly scenes after City’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

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