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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.

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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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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.

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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.

15hMiguel 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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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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Spieth trails after 71 at Australian Open

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott notched even-par 71s on Thursday to trail early leader Lincoln Tighe by 5 strokes on a blustery, hot day at the Australian Open.

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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.


Real hold on to edge Shakhtar in thriller

A Cristiano Ronaldo double helped Real Madrid place themselves in a strong position to finish top of Group A with a 4-3 defeat of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.


Davis Cup final draw

Begins Friday Round 1: Goffin vs. Edmund Round 2: Bemelmans vs. Murray Round 3: Coppejans/Darcis vs. Murray/Murray Round 4: Goffin vs. Murray Round 5: Bemelmans vs. Edmund Quite a week for young Kyle Edmund, who joins John McEnroe and Pete Sampras in the Davis Cup final debutant club and can emerge from Andy Murray's shadow.

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