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Simon Barnes

Davis Cup pressure has made a diamond of Murray

Great Britain must show great courage if they are to win their first Davis Cup title since 1936, writes Simon Barnes, but Andy Murray has proven himself worthy of the challenge.

7hESPN Staff

Man City to break the bank for Messi

The winter window gets closer with each passing day, and the transfer rumour mill is starting to pick up steam. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Spieth in mix at Australian Open; Scott struggles

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott went in opposite directions at the Australian Open while Matt Jones used a home-course advantage to shoot a 3-under 68 and take a 3-stroke lead after 36 holes.

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Mark Hodgkinson

Belgium hope to provide escapism from terror threat

The presence of sniffer dogs and former special forces soldiers at Davis Cup final will be near-constant reminder of how Belgium is on high alert for a possible Paris-style terror attack.

PA Sport

Coe quits role as Nike ambassador

Seb Coe has stepped down from his ambassadorial role with Nike, the IAAF president has announced at a press conference.

17hMiguel Delaney

Ferdinand: Prem teams worst in 15 years

"All the best players in the world don't play in the Premier League. The second tier of the best players in world don't. When has that ever been?"

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15hESPN staff

Man Utd loan Wilson to Brighton for season

Manchester United forward James Wilson will spend the rest of the season on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, the clubs announced on Thursday.

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ESPN Staff

North signs new Saints contract

George North has signed a contract extension with Northampton Saints, ending speculation over a return to Wales.

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Nick Parkinson

DeGale targets 10m retirement pot

Olympic gold medallist puts his IBF super-middleweight title on the line against Lucian Bute on Saturday, and admits he is driven by money.

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1dDan Rafael

Crawford waiting on Pacquiao decision

Junior welterweight titlist Terence Crawford remains on the short list to become Manny Pacquiao's next -- and potentially last -- opponent in April.