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Benteke guides Liverpool into Europa League knockout stages

Christian Benteke's strike secures a 2-1 victory over Bordeaux as Liverpool come from behind at Anfield to ensure their place in the last 32 of the Europa League.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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Britain's top athletes get Tokyo funding boost

Britain's top Olympic and Paralympic athletes have funding assured up until Tokyo 2020 Games as fears of Government cuts banished by announcement of rise in cash.

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Murray warns fans to take security advice

Great Britain have put worries over security to one side as they prepare for the Davis Cup final - but Andy Murray understands the anxiety among some fans.


Zlatan scores in PSG rout on Malmo homecoming

Angel Di Maria scores twice as Zlatan Ibrahimovic finds the back of the net on his Malmo homecoming with Paris Saint-Germain running out 5-0 winners.

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Man United, PSG ramp up Ronaldo pursuit

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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Clarke anticipating Ryder Cup changes

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke sees plenty of new faces in the continental mix for Hazeltine next year.

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Liverpool to face tribunal over Ings fee

Liverpool have been asked by Premier League to submit their case ahead of a tribunal that will decide how much they must pay Burnley for Danny Ings.


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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