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11hMark Cueto

Cueto: No-nonsense Hartley can push England on

Despite a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign, Mark Cueto believes England could challenge Wales for the Six Nations title, aided by their controversial new captain.

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6mPA Sport

Gloucester condemn Bath to sixth straight loss

Former Wales playmaker James Hook kicked five penalties as Gloucester fought back in difficult conditions to beat Bath 15-11 and leap to fifth place in the Aviva Premiership table -- if just for 24 hours.

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3hDavid Hopps

Buttler takes centre stage for England

At some point in the second ODI between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth, the bang of the hammer at the IPL auction is bound to intrude.

9hESPN staff

Teixeira joins Jiangsu Suning for 50m

Alex Teixeira has completed his move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for a transfer fee of 50 million, Shakhtar Donetsk have announced.


Chelsea rejected Jiangsu bid for Oscar

Chelsea rejected an offer of 58 million from Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning for Brazilian playmaker Oscar, the player's agent confirmed.

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6hMattias Karen

Welbeck plays for Arsenal's U21s

Danny Welbeck played his first game in nearly 10 months by completing 60 minutes for Arsenal's under-21s on Friday as he closes in on a full comeback.

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5hESPN Staff

Ireland and Wales motivated by bad memories

Ireland host Wales on Sunday in their opening fixture of this year's Six Nations, and both sides have revealed how they're calling on past experiences to motivate them.

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5hTom Bell

Liverpool hit by Skrtel injury setback

Martin Skrtel has suffered a setback in his battle to regain fitness and will return to action for Liverpool two or three weeks later than hoped.

8hChris Wright

Martinez dances at Jason Derulo gig

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has proved that, while his team are struggling to find their shape, he personally has no such trouble.

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11hJohn Griffiths

Hooked in history

How many hookers have captained England in Tests? ESPN resident experts have the answer.



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